so how did "Absolutely NOT POSSIBLE" change to "Here fans! We did this for you!" on offline mode the fans were asking even waaay BEFORE the release?there are players, including myself (SimCity 4), who play original SimCity, SimCity 2K, SimCity 3, and SimCity 4 even today....how many players will the SimCity 2013 have next year? in 5 years? in 10?
Man someone over at EA must have a semblance of a brain or is just really good at persuasion, because EA is actually doing something we would expect a game company to do for a game that is often played single-player.