I would love to buy this game (as would two of my brothers) but because the majority of our play-time of this game would be offline (no access to internet), I cannot justify paying for a game that requires an always-on internet connection. EA, add in an offline mode and you'll get 3x purchases from my siblings and I. Additionally, what happens in 10 years from now when I want to play and the servers are down? p.s. I still play SimCity4 and enjoy it. I just want to contribute my money to what I think is a well-made game (except for the always-on requirement) Sincerely, A dissappointed (long-time) fan of the MAXIS SimCity franchise.