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EA has had issues with server crashes during launch

Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that it will add more servers for its "SimCity" launch period in order to prevent further issues.

"What we are doing is deploying more servers over the coming two days which will alleviate many of the ongoing issues," said senior producer Kip Katsarellis on the EA forum. "We are also paying close attention to all the bug reports we are receiving from our fans. We've already pushed several updates in the last few days. Our live ops team is working 24/7 to resolve issues and ensure that bug fixes roll into the game as quickly as possible."

"SimCity" is an online-only game published by EA. It was released in North America on Tuesday, and was released in Europe today. It will make its way to the UK tomorrow.

While EA said there would be no server issues earlier this week, that didn't turn out to be the case as servers crashed at international launch. Many gamers on Facebook, forums, etc. have voiced their frustrations.

"Want to fix SimCity EA? Get rid of the stupid DRM and servers!" said one Facebook user. "We don't need them to play a single player game."

Source: Joystiq

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RE: How about this?
By Motoman on 3/10/2013 11:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
...and now they're going to be giving out free games and stuff to "compensate" for the trouble people have been having.

A cute but meaningless gesture, as it does nothing to address the actual problem. Which, of course, is the fact that they make it require internet access.

Smart people will still refuse to buy the game because of that. EA, if you want to make amends and maximize your revenue and profits, knock it off with the internet requirement.

...and your f%cking DRM. Which is why I returned Spore unopened to the store when I received it as a gift. Smart people won't put up with your DRM even if the product is free to them.

There's a reason why you were voted the Worst Company in America.

RE: How about this?
By Motoman on 3/11/2013 11:16:23 AM , Rating: 2

We have no intention of offlining SimCity any time soon but we'll look into that as part of our earning back your trust efforts.

OK. Then we have no intention of buying SimCity any time soon. But we'll look into that as part of our waiting for you to become trustworthy efforts.

RE: How about this?
By SlyNine on 3/12/2013 3:07:52 AM , Rating: 2
I 2nd that!

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