#9446035, By Laserbream Sim City

  • Laserbream 17 Mar 2013 09:14:53 530 posts
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    @CaptainKerbal I think the uproar stems from the revelations about exactly how little EA servers are actually adding to the experience.

    Diablo 3 had server side loot generation and monster AI as a fig leaf, but all EA servers appear to be doing is hosting save games and basic information about what neighbouring cities can offer/take.

    A separate issue is the state of the simulation, i.e. insane AI behaviour. I personally find it hard to believe that no one noticed the crap traffic behaviour and broken RCI system during testing. The implication there being that they were well aware of the problems but shoved the game out of the door anyway.

    I'm looking forward to the inevitable insider look from an ex Maxis employee in a few years time.
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