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There will be so many more splines reticulated in this version than the last.
so with multi-player we would be able to build a spartanopolis together?
Doesn't bother me either, but there can be issues. The biggest problem is if the EA servers go down the game is unplayable. You simply need to see the Diablo 3 disaster to see why it ticks people off, especially for games that could be played offline like D3. For me, if the servers go down or I am offline, I do something else. Yet for some people video games are serious business. Heck, Blizzard got sued in Korea and lost because of the connection issues at launch.
People also hate when legit users get punished for piracy. EA/Maxis claim they are doing it to offload calculations (in other words, to lesson the load on a person's computer and open the game up to lower end computers). Not sure how true that is, and many think EA is just lying to them. I don't really know how true it is.
I buy every game I have that isn't abandon ware and only available that way, and I hate always online. It's stupid. Even if there was an option to go offline for x number of hours I would be happy.
Yeah, tRCMB can have their own setup with only users from here.
Sim City 2000
I've always preferred something like Command and Conquer or Roller Coaster Tycoon. But this one looks like it could be pretty interesting.
Anyone else find the sequence at :44 seconds a little odd? Pentagonal building shown followed by low-flying jetliner...
It's an airport. Not sure if that a pre determined shape or not.
Pre-ordered awhile ago and was part of both betas - can't wait.
Making money in game is very, very easy. If you've played SC Societies (it's terrible) they abandon the simoleons per month budget and go to simoleons per hour. If you build a city hall right away and take out a bunch of bonds you can essentially plunder the game.
(this is my ACTUAL city from the beta, I had 1 hour to play)
had pre-order since Fall. cant wait
I played the betas as well. I'm hoping that making money was easy because you only had an hour to play and they wanted people to experience more than building a couple blocks and rarely getting to other things.
The tiny maps annoy me more than the always online
not buying but for those who are, you can get a presale/preorder preview card at target for $1 and it comes with $5 dollar off coupon for the full game.
Or buy it online, download, and play it just after midnight.
That is probably the one thing I don't like either. Yet I think the developers decided to do that so people would make specialized towns instead of huge towns that have everything. I suppose we will see how it works out.
I will probably make a town that is one large trash dump for everyone to sell trash to. I will call it Ann Arbor.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by scott91575 14 months ago
that's what they are pushing...having like 5 towns all connected and specializing in a certain sector
a PS3 is generally sitting next to your TV and that's that. This could be put on my laptop and played anywhere, minus the always online part.
Or a "not play," but ok. You have a pretty poor understanding of why people might have zero interest in purchasing SimCity because of EA and Origin (you also have no idea what Origin actually is).
I won't buy Sim City because it's only available on EA's draconian DRM and content delivery service (Origin). I have Steam and a zillion games, and I use Steam because it's a value-added DRM. It has a massive game library with immediate content deliver, communications and connectivity mechanisms (steam chat, steam group chat), an overlay that helps you use those communications tools while you're playing, sales of games that let me save money, the Steam Workshop, etc. etc.
Origin is just bullshit from EA positioned as a competitor to Steam that is in reality just EA treating its customers like criminals from the get-go. There are more than enough games on Steam for me to hand my money to than EA and SimCity.
EDIT: oh, that and the fact that Maxis admitted to building the DRM in as a technical requirement by having servers handle some of the calculations. Because people walking around with supercomputers in their pockets have desktops that really need help running Glassbox.
This post was edited by chris14 14 months ago
We could build a city, name it Ann Arbor and then dump natural disaster upon natural disaster upon it. DIE walvie sim scum!!
Honestly, the only people who have concern to whine about being "online" are 1) people who live in Derpistan with poor internet and 2) people who want to illegally download and play the game for free.
I'm not the biggest fan of EA, but it's patently unfair that I have to buy the game while others play for free.
This post was edited by LegendAndLeader 14 months ago
Do kids get a ride from their parents to the bus stop in this game?
exactly, I am RARELY never connected to the internet
So, to be philosophically consistent, are you also in favor of things like the TSA, warrantless wiretapping, and drone usage under the guise of "the only people that should be worried are criminals"? I do think it's pretty bizarre that consumers are perfectly fine with a very clear indication that a company thinks that gamers as a whole are larcenous criminals who will steal the shit out of their stuff unless they're patting down everyone at the door. As for the whole "whining" thing, the only way to get companies to stop being bastards is to refuse to buy their product and let them know why you're doing it, en masse.
"unfair that I have to buy the game while others play for free" sounds like the most childish playground-y attitude ever. Your experience is somehow diminished because of other people's separate experiences with the game?
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