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No doubt you have some insider knowledge with one of the big groups and are one of the few people in the world who have a working cracked copy.
In all fairness if anti-piracy is the real objective here then yes its certainly effective so far.
However the real concerns over EA not maintaining the service remain present and off putting to some people. As this game is looking at being a pioneer, I'll be watching to see how things progress both with maintenance of service and, should the service stop, how EA / Maxis allow people to continue playing their game.
Personally, as time goes on, I'm less inclined to buy the game as the chances of the service ending become more prevalent.
"Have to start remembering there are 4 versions of reality.. past, present, Ea and pr.." - xoxide124
It's not uncrackable, it just seems that is a lot of effort. We may get one one of these days. With that being said, is it really worth it? You make a lot of people angry with that feature, and piracy has shown to not be a complete detriment to sales. In actuality, it can actually boost sales.