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Old 10-25-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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Are Online-Requirements for Single Player Modes Good for Gamers? (Roundtable)


The NBA 2K15 online server issues, along with Driveclub's server issues have made for a lot of discussion on how good online/server connectivity requirements are for seemingly single player experiences. We asked our staff a simple question: With the growing demand for connectiveness, is it good for gamers that games require you to connect online to play large chunks of the game?

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Old 10-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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Wow. Didn't realize a lot of this stuff can truly ruin the future of gaming. Really don't know how any of this will get better in the long run.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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Online requirements for single player modes is an absolutely horrible idea.
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Instead of forcing requirements, they should have given incentives. The current approach is screwed up, and may backfire on them.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #5
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NBA 2K14 was the most disappointing game I ever played. So much potential, ruined by online requirements for single-player modes. Horrible, horrible idea.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:16 PM   #6
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I agree that online requirements for single player is an absolutely horrible idea.
The only way to change this trend is us the customer to stop buying games that have this, but problem for games like Madden and NBA 2K is this option means no NFL football or Good NBA title.Madden has yet to do this full time online single player, but I can see this changing soon.

Another thing to add is if the new trend is making all games force you being online all the time, then they need to increase the time of the servers for these games.Once Developers/Publishers feel like everyone has accepted single play to be online all the time, then the servers for these games will have a smaller life, forcing you to buy a new version each year, cause without the servers you can't play the old game anyway..Basically becoming a game rental service for one year for $60.
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This is the exact reason I'm switching to Live 15. The fact that I need the servers to be active to play MyCareer is insane. EA has reliable servers, but even more than that......they give me the option to either be online or offline. I don't like being told what to do. And that's why 2K has lost me. I won't be a monkey banging my symbols any longer.
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No. Sure as gamers are getting older and moving away from friends and families we do want to stay connected and play a few games with our old friends (and new ones we've made online) and family buy we shouldn't be required to stay online or have a constant connection. I myself have been pretty lucky and haven't been bit hard with a disconnected from server issue as much as everyone else but no gamer should be punished for having a bad connection (or bad servers), something that's totally out of the gamers control, after dropping down $60 and in some cases more for a game. Its not fair to the consumers.
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