Stop SimCity from being online only.
In a recent statement from a SimCity dev: "We built this from the ground up to be a multiplayer game” says Jason Haber, producer on SimCity. He’s been talking to us about the latest game in Maxis’ series of city builders. SimCity will require an internet connection each time you boot it up via Origin but, according to Jason, the restriction isn’t about DRM. Not even a little bit. In fact, Tom asked whether the online-only restriction was an anti-piracy measure last week. “That’s not why we put it in,” said the producer. “It was really a developer decision. It was a design decision to do that from the ground up.” He’s referring to SimCity’s online component where each city is part of a wider region. Individual cities can help or hinder their neighbours’ development. Even when playing alone, you’ll get the option to control a landmass of metropolises. “Cities don’t exist in bubbles in the real world. The choices that one city make affect other cities. The choices that other cities make influence your city,” continued Jason. The comments following the statement were almost unanimous - We want to play single player. We do not want to be forced to play online. So simply put, let's try and get our point across to EA and the SimCity developers that if you want us to buy your product, allow us to play your product offline without the interference of other players. What if we want to play on our laptop and the location we are at does not have a internet connection? This situation does exist. The older SimCity games were all about building your city in solitude, to create and watch it grow. Not to be forced to have a neighbor that could negatively impact your city. What if players did this just for fun. This doesn't sound like the SimCity I want to build in.