Interestingly, Maxis (EA) is addressing the Live Connection Requirement.
Arrogant, aren't they? There are many people who do not have an always on, broadband connection. There are also broadband services with caps and overage charges. Until we have some idea of how those services will be affected, only suckers will use this game. -- Need-based health care not greed-based health care.
Until we have some idea of how those services will be affected, only suckers will use this game.
Or people who don't have caps. Or know how to manage them.
Given that Canadian ISP's have very low caps, on the order of 25 GB/mo, it's a real issue for some. Management or not.
Right now, anyone assuming how much data will be used is really just doing that....assuming. This could be like any other online game, where the data requirements are less about size and more about latency. Until the final product is released, we won't know what they are going to be. I would assume that this game will be the same as other games. It won't be about the throughput speeds but about the latency. The data use itself will be tiny. -- My domain - Nightfall.net