The new SIM CITY is so bad Amazon is refusing to sell it
The new Sim City has been lusted after by millions, for years now. It's been a long time since a decent Sim City was on the market. Fans were worried about the "always online" requirement, which Electronic Arts implements to prevent piracy, and they should have been.
The falcon can no longer hear the falconer, the servers can not hold.
Despite being the biggest game company in the world, and despite your average user dropping sixty large on the game, no one has been able to play it. The servers collapsed under the weight of all the connections.
That’s bad enough, but EA has actively removed features from the game in order to get things operational.
“We are continuing to do everything we can to address the server issues. In the meantime, so that we can give you as good an experience as possible, we are in the process of deploying a hotfix to all servers,” a post on the official forum stated. “This includes various improvements and also disables a few non-critical gameplay features (leaderboards, achievements and region filters). Disabling these features will in no way affect your core gameplay experience.”
There is no information given for when these features will be restored.
More servers are being added, but gamers are continually having problems connecting to games, Amazon no longer feels comfortable selling SimCity at all, and there’s no good information for when players who paid for the game will be able to play and enjoy the product in a problem-free environment.