I am not sure how many of you guys plan to play Sim City. I wanted to play since I have played the series since Sim City 2000. But I didn't buy after I found out that there was an "always online" feature. EA claim it is not related to DRM (ie: Blizzard anyone?). No, it is so that everyone's city can be attached to everyone elses city. Anyway, I waited to buy the game and boy am I glad I did. Here are two Incgamer's articles worth checking out:
Sim City Launch not going exactly to plan
Amazon stops selling copies of Sim City
The official and fan forums are flooded with people complaining about not being able to play and EA community reps doing their job explaining that new servers are being added and what ever other placating they can do.
I see many parallels to the launch of Diablo 3. I just thought some of you might like to know about this. Blizzard is not the only company who is going this route and also not the only company claiming that always online is not meant as a form of DRM.
Is it? How many more always online games are you going to chance? Are you getting tired of this? Do you care? I am interested to see how the Diablo fan base see this new development with a completely different game.