The Internet doesn’t take things lying down. It marches with pitchforks and Photoshop’d pictures in hand to show the world its suffering.
On March 5, Electronic Arts released SimCity, but things aren’t going so well. A series of server-related errors continue to plague the city-building title. Gamers struggle for hours to access it. Those that do are reporting that EA’s Origin servers often disconnect and then delete hours of progress.
It’s a real mess.
Gamers aren’t know for their patience, so they took to Reddit’s SimCity subforum to complain and joke in meme form. We’ve collected the best ones for you below:
SimCity’s new tagline
EA should have added a bit of a caveat to SimCity's tagline -- just to ensure accuracy.
Everything is on fire
It's been three days and the servers are still not working as advertised. I really do feel sorry for Origin's IT guy.
It’s a widespread problem
We should have known something was up when the first reviews started to hit.
Everything is broken
This is what it's like whenever I want to play. I guess I'll have to use Oceanic 1 -- let's check in on that sever.
On the scene with Oceanic 1
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Just let me play
This is what an average night with SimCity looks like.
Solitaire from EA
Maybe I can play EA's Solitaire while I'm waiting for the servers to open up ... DAMMIT!
You’re just making this worse, Origin
I think EA needs to work on its stat tracking.
The power of always-online
One day, we will tell the tale of how you could exchange currency for immediately functional video games.
When we finally do get to play
I've heard tell fables of players actually getting to play SimCity, but then the game deletes all their progress a few hours later.
Maybe EA chief executive John Riccitiello is using Origin to watch us all play and is simply deleting cities that don't impress him.
If you are watching, John
One player decided to use the road tool to make what many are calling the most beautiful city ever.
In a nutshell
Here is a quick explanation of how DRM affects paying customers.
Some people are deciding to boycott the game based on principle.
Meanwhile, others are happy to sit on the outside and laugh at everyone who gave EA money.
Valve could easily capitalize on EA's folly if it chose to do so. Unfortunately, this image isn't real.
I guess it's back to the server queues.
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