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Points Out The Flaws In SimCity's Online-Only DRM, Gets Bann

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Points Out The Flaws In SimCity's Online-Only DRM, Gets Bann Reply with quote

After his legitimate complaints about authentication issues he received no reply other than a ban. According to EA's representatives, this ban was the unfortunate result of a gitch in their system which banned several members who had opted out of receiving email from EA.

Yeah uh huh, Sure EA.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130127/19023721799/redditor-points-out-flaws-simcitys-online-only-drm-gets-banned-ea-his-troubles.shtml


"SimCity developers fired up an AMA (Ask Me Anything), only to find themselves trying in vain to defend a system that maintains your save state online, rather than locally. In addition to "stopping" piracy, this "feature" helps "extend gameplay" by forcing you to redo your moves should sunspots or whatever occur. The Redditors, needless to say, ate them alive and sent their remains back with a message for their bosses: drop the DRM or you won't be seeing our money."

Read the article to see his tame legitimate complaint about the authentication issue.
Keep reading the article. EA is getting crazy with the banhammer and even banhammer threats.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'm lame but I can get behind it being a bug related to the email opt-out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe I'm lame but I can get behind it being a bug related to the email opt-out.


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