Neoseeker : News : SimCity may receive an offline mode, if customer survey pans out
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DedValve Jul 5, 13
You literally have no idea what your talking about.
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harbin Jul 5, 13
As much as we'd all like it, quite frankly I doubt it would happen.
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Mikau Kahn Jul 5, 13
'Sides, SimCity for the Snes is still superior :I
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Night Surgeon Jul 5, 13
If this got an offline mode, I would consider playing.
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Peace-Child Jul 5, 13
So this happens... now?
After what, some half-a-year of people asking for an offline mode and this happens just now?
C'mon EA. This isn't even funny anymore.
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THM Jul 5, 13
Meteorites??? Cool...
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Mikau Kahn Jul 5, 13
quote Peace-Child
So this happens... now?
After what, some half-a-year of people asking for an offline mode and this happens just now?
C'mon EA. This isn't even funny anymore.
They're trying to change. They're like that one alcoholic who's a dick to everyone and he's totally hanging out with your friends but you can't really tell him off because he's only hanging out 'cause that's what he's using so he doesn't go to the bar and you know it's what's right for him but in the meantime it's just annoying.

And yes, that was intentionally a run on sentence.
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AkaiEdge Jul 5, 13
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/10/maxis-simcity-offline-mode-is-just-not-possible/
"The game was designed for MP, we sim the entire region on the server so this is just not possible"
*a few months later*
*this article*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhckuhUxcgA
It's kind of funny how EA and its subsidiaries lie so blatantly, and then when they do what they should have done in the first place, they don't even apologize and clear up why they lied to everyone else who didn't know.
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AkaiEdge Jul 5, 13
Mikau Kahn
I think they're just trying to get sales up, not change.

So, it's more like the person that, after realizing that you won't let them borrow stuff anymore since they usually mess up your stuff, says "I won't break your stuff next time! I promise!"
So you let them borrow something and they return it without problem, but the after the next couple times they go back to what they did before.
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S-I-E Jul 6, 13
you guys realise that this classic mode will never see the daylight right? it'll expose the game to hackers

*walks away laughing loudly*
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Rabla Jul 6, 13
Would love to see it happen considering it'd be the thing that gets me to buy it, but yeah, doubt it will happen.
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Ahti Jul 6, 13
It's a trap!
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Danger Jul 6, 13
Would love to see this happen, not a fan of games forcing you to be online to play it, especially if it's not necessary for the gameplay.
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Lorx Jul 6, 13
We knew it had offline built-in from day one, traces of it were found lying around in the code. The talk of "just not possible" and the like was really all smoke and never anything I think anybody believed, even those who didn't know about the datamine.

I don't really know if this is a sales grab, or an attempt to change after seeing the reactions to Xbone's DRM plans, but either way this is just kind of silly. Months after release, they're now pinging in surveys for things they already know were big wants from even before day one. Terraforming? Land Plots that are flexible enough to fit people's desires? Offline capabilities? These were the three big pieces of feedback EA and Maxis already knew about from the moment they were announced to not be a thing.

While it'd be great to see the game get the features people asked for in the first place, I don't think it'll make a difference. If they come now, it's probably too late to change the minds of people who didn't buy. Especially since it's not going to Steam Sale, as that would require it was on Steam in the first place. Not to mention people feeling cautious about a game previously viewed as a trap where devs really weren't listening to the end consumer. Have to regain their trust to some extent at least if you want them to buy.
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