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Submitted by Th4Freak 554d ago | news

SimCity Gets Twice As Many People In The Game, “Improves Server Response Time By 40x”

Kotaku: "Maxis continues to make huge progress in addressing the lag and server-capacity issues we experienced at launch", she wrote. "We've improved our server response time by 40x, we've doubled the number of players in the game at the same time and reduced server down times." (EA, Maxis, PC, SimCity)

xPhearR3dx  +   554d ago
"we've doubled the number of players in the game"

Everyone that bought it should be able to get in the game. Period.
Septic  +   554d ago
Indeed. Any steps EA take now rectifying this problem that shouldn't have existed in the first place is just damage limitation.
-Alpha  +   554d ago
Well hopefully people can now enjoy the game. I hear it's pretty good, shame that they did what they did.
MikeMyers  +   554d ago
Of course and their response time will be criticized accordingly. Apparently they are giving away a free game but that's not much of a consolation when the game you bought isn't working.

This is just another huge wake-up call on how once we rely on our games being connected online you are open to more issues like these. People will also feel less empathetic when the game is a single player game. Diable III did this as well and had huge issues in the beginning too. I think in that case they wanted it online because of the store market where you can sell, buy, and trade items. It was to counter the huge underground market. Diablo III sold quite a bit so perhaps it did help curb piracy.

I don't know the full details why this game has to require an online connection.
fermcr  +   554d ago
SimCity Gets Twice As Many People In The Game, “Improves Server Response Time By 40x”

Let me see my math... 40 x nothing... is still nothing. So nobody is entering the servers ?
grailly  +   554d ago
that's completely wrong lol.

you should be dividing the time if it's "faster"

and a "nothing" response time is actually pretty damn good.

should have been: "forever divided by 40 is still forever"
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JonnyBigBoss  +   554d ago
Especially after 5 days...
Derekvinyard13  +   554d ago
Lmao dam right phear
ApolloTheBoss  +   554d ago
I never thought I'd say this but people please pirate this game if possible.
Tsuru  +   554d ago
YEA! pirate an online only game! DO IT!...seriously...some people...
ApolloTheBoss  +   554d ago
And that's why I said if possible. Anything is possible, friend. :)
parkerpeters  +   554d ago
Obviously SOMEONE doesn't understand the piracy community or DRM very well.

This will be cracked within one month's time.

Even if it takes longer, D3 was recently cracked.
SignifiedSix91  +   554d ago
I know i will once a crack comes out for it. But it might be a while for that one, if not never come out, unless the game gets patched with an offline mode.
Gothdom  +   554d ago
Wow! Twice the number of people! This means there are now 4 players. I'm amazed /s
kevnb  +   554d ago
well thats good, its supposed to be a good game. Im not getting it anytime soon, and they should have fixed it day 1. I dont even mind the online only thing, but it has to work.
Fatty  +   554d ago
It didn't feel like it last night. Ironically I was able to get in quickly on Thursday night and Friday night, but not at all last night (Saturday). Free games are nice, but I'd much rather have an offline-only patch.

The game is pretty fun other than these difficulties, though I prefer SimCity 4 and SimCity 3000 to it (so far).
akaFullMetal  +   554d ago
The problem is that this will just blow over in a couple of months, and this game will still make millions.
koh  +   554d ago
True, but most of those reviews (by professionals or by customers) aren't going away any time soon, so it'll certainly hurt the bottom line to some extent. If some parent is shopping for a present for their kid on Amazon and runs into a game with 1.5 stars, I think most would just pass it by without thinking twice about it.
CrustifiedDibbs  +   554d ago
its too bad this game is getting all this bad publicity over drm. its actually a really fun and addicting game.
SKUD  +   554d ago
Operating cost increases.
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