Neoseeker : News : EA disputes claims that failing to report SimCity bugs in beta could get you banned from all EA games
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boomerkeighley Feb 14, 13
quote RabidChinaGirl
quote BoomerKeighley
Wow. just wow. If I am not mistaken Thq has a department for this thing or they should at least have another company do It. If they can't make a game without glitches than get a team to test it but instead they made the world their bug testers and failing to report in might as well be a death sentence to someone such as I who loves to beat the living crap out of friends in saints row or liberate America with co-op in Homefront. Hats off to you THQ.
^ SimCity is published by EA, developed by Maxis (a studio under EA). Unless you meant to comment on an entirely different article and simply misclicked...?
Unfortunately no. I had just read about Thq filing bankruptcy and had that stuck on my brain so after reading about EA doing something stupid I ranted about what was in my head and not the article. Thank god Neoseeker doesn't have many trolls.
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Legitxxderp Jan 26, 13
Sorry I can't send bugs back my game keeps on crashing right before I get to the map... I would not let me send this bug in I am very disappointed that I can't play my hour but you know life will go on
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Duncan Idaho Jan 24, 13
quote Wakaman
It's fine how it is, I mean unless he just insta-scrolled to the bottom I don't see how he would've missed it.
this is what happened to me actually, i dint click on the main article, but on a notification and i got sent to the bottom of the page.
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Wakaman Jan 24, 13
It's fine how it is, I mean unless he just insta-scrolled to the bottom I don't see how he would've missed it.
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RabidChinaGirl Jan 24, 13
quote Duncan Idaho
mind if i say that is the most counter intuitive edit? i was under the impression that the stuff below the line was the update (as in my point of view is logical to do) not adding stuff before the line.
But no one else seemed to confuse this?

If it would help, we could also add an "Original" tag, similar to the "Update(date)" tag above. Would that help clear things up, folks?
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Duncan Idaho Jan 24, 13
quote Shadow of Death
Duncan Idaho - Ummm, you're looking at the original part of the article XD The stuff before the horizontal rule (that thin horizontal line) is part of the update, and the new wording is not yet finalized, so far as we know. They're in the process of changing it >_>
mind if i say that is the most counter intuitive edit? i was under the impression that the stuff below the line was the update (as in my point of view is logical to do) not adding stuff before the line.
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Shadow of Death Jan 24, 13
Duncan Idaho - Ummm, you're looking at the original part of the article XD The stuff before the horizontal rule (that thin horizontal line) is part of the update, and the new wording is not yet finalized, so far as we know. They're in the process of changing it >_>
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Duncan Idaho Jan 24, 13
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"If you know about a Bug or have heard about a Bug and fail to report the Bug to EA, we reserve the right to treat you no differently from someone who abuses the Bug. You acknowledge that EA reserve the right to lock anyone caught abusing a Bug out of all EA products."
WTF?! is this the new wording? it's still the same crap as the original, EA isnt paying enough to their lawyers, that much i can tell, the wording is different but the content is the same, plus the locking part is still banning you from all EA products since they dont limit it to the BETA of Sim City
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Zombie_Barioth Jan 23, 13
So then are you telling me nobody involved with the EULA though to go back over it at all or even question their wording as it was written, that nobody at a company of that size had the business sense to spot something even slightly iffy? I find it really hard to believe that ended up in the EULA by "accident".
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nipsen Jan 23, 13
"Bad wording"? Riight.

In the Battlefield 3 beta, they specifically prohibited beta participants from talking about server issues. Such as the fact that the game was set up to use servers on the opposite end of the world for load-balancing.

EA doesn't do things like that by accident, they do them on purpose. Next EULA from EA probably includes "If you're thinking about not liking our game in any way, you are prohibited from talking about it - WE WILL KNOW IF YOU DO! WE SEE ALL!".
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S-I-E Jan 23, 13
*looks at the update*

another job well done! help us continue our work by depositing a cookie in the jar to your right when you exit the area. thank you and have a pleasant day.
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Fortitudo Jan 23, 13
EA are still a bunch of assholes. I hope the CEO jumps off a cliff and lets someone who isn't a complete money grabbing and selfish twat to take over.

I hope the "angry" gaming community know this is just a justification and not the real reason why they're changing their EULA for the beta. They're probably not that stupid though to think not. Angry gamers have done many things against EA owned companies...*cough*BiowareandMasseffect3ending*cough*
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Smell The Chiken Jan 23, 13
Saw this on facebook:

quote SimCity Facebook Page
Heads up, Mayors – it’s been brought to our attention that there’s been some confusion regarding the bug-reporting policy in the EA beta test agreement for SimCity.

Don’t worry – EA has never taken away access to a player’s games for failing to report a bug. In fact, we’re in the process of updating our agreement to make this point clear before the beta starts this Friday. If you have any more questions, read our FAQ: http://bit.ly/UCpuAA

Hope to see you in the beta Friday!
It's Maxis we're talking about, so they are trying to clear things up. Looks like it was just a case of bad wording.

RabidChinaGirl
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S-I-E Jan 22, 13
"If you know about a Bug or have heard about a Bug and fail to report the Bug to EA, we reserve the right to treat you no differently from someone who abuses the Bug. You acknowledge that EA reserve the right to lock anyone caught abusing a Bug out of all EA products."

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