The new SimCity is pretty much a scam
So I brought the new SimCity and downloaded it very late Monday night and enjoyed playing it. But outside of about 40 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, I haven’t been able to play it when I want. The reason: because Electronic Arts insists that players must always be connected to servers to play it and those servers haven’t been able to handle the load despite being tested over 3 different beta tests, 2 of which I participated in.
This is bullshit. EA knows how many people brought the game just off of their Origin service and should’ve known that they needed servers able to handle a ton of users and they’ve massively failed in that regard. I should be sitting here playing with the city I created and instead, I’m writing this blog bitching about EA’s inability to serve their customers.
And what can I do about it? Jack shit because I can’t get a damn refund from them. So they’ve taken my money and left me hanging with an extremely defective program. That’s not good business. That’s running a goddamn scam.
Either EA needs to add an offline single player mode to the game FOR FREE or just start offering refunds to all of their customers for fucking us over like this.