Three days ago, Maxis’ newest SimCity launched, to hosannas from the world of gaming. The sequel to some of the most beloved games ever made, the new SimCity promised to add to the series’ unmatched depth and polish a new cooperative online mode through which gamers could each manage a city in the same geographical territory.
With this feature as the justification, Maxis and Electronic Arts (which distributes the game) require an internet connection to play the new game. And you have to connect to it through Origin, EA’s proprietary gaming portal. The problem: the game’s servers have been totally unable to handle the demand from the millions of people who want to play the game.
Maxis has removed features from the game to reduce load on their servers, and EA has already announced that they will not issue refunds to frustrated players.
So while the future of this adored series may be up in the air, one thing is for sure: PEOPLE ARE MAD.
Trying to play the new Sim City, but servers are down? Fucking bullshit— Ceraphus
“Login is Closed at this time, please check back soon.” GOD DAMMIT SIM CITY— Cyan McSquishypup
Hm. At 20 minutes into episode 4 of sim city I get kicked off the servers. Good timing. BUT DAMNIT I WANT MORE GAMEPLAY. I CURSE YOU EA!!!— Kevin Willey
Iâ€™m done with Sim City until they get their shit together. Just lost another city due to their servers. What a terrible disappointment.— Cyrus Fayazi
UGH! I love sim city, but damn it I WANT TO PLAY WITH PEOPLE! Not have the servers crap on my awesome parade.— Kiniro
This Sim City DRM debacle is just indefensible. Disgusting business practice. http://t.co/4RTDx56ufP— Miracle Of Sound
Fuck off. Just, fuck off with your #DRM bullshit. I just wanna play Sim City #ffs. @electronicarts #videogames http://t.co/OQmmCxuCyn— J.
They have complete ruined Sim City for me. Fuck always on DRM and fuck EA and FUCK ORIGIN #thisisbullshit #angrytweet— Russell Creel
OH JUST FUCK YOU EA; #SimCity: EA Refuses Refunds, Threatens Customer With Origin ban instead http://t.co/c5bILnIyyC— Nate Burr
Tryna play sim city and the servers are busy and no cunt can get on #angry— Victoria Harrison
Screw the drones. Why isn’t Rand Paul filibustering over the Sim City server debacle? #standwithrand #simcity— Michael T. Muha
So, pay attention Republican party! This may be a cause with some real staying power.