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Old 03-12-2013, 06:23 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Can people please stop buying games like this? It is reinforcing bad behaviour.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I'm having a blast playing this game. Happy I bought it
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Indeed.

EA getting further demolished, and the rumor that "always online" came from EA not Maxis, getting real solid ground to stand on.
Maxis Insider Tells RPS: SimCity Servers Not Necessary | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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lol you can actually play the game.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #74 (permalink)
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lol you can actually play the game.
everyone can. Now that all the new servers are up I havent had a problem all week
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #75 (permalink)
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So with server issues receding, remember the "cloud computing" claim? That the calculations for AI and stuff is so hardcore, that they would hang PCs, so to relieve that, its moved to the mighty servers?

Well apparently, the AI is not just dumb, its essentially broken.
SimCity’s Sims Don’t Seem That Smart After All | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

This is official, i giving up on this game, even if it would be on sale, aint getting it. Reinstalled simcity4, updated it with a whole bunch of awesome mods, and im having fun.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #76 (permalink)
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So with server issues receding, remember the "cloud computing" claim? That the calculations for AI and stuff is so hardcore, that they would hang PCs, so to relieve that, its moved to the mighty servers?

Well apparently, the AI is not just dumb, its essentially broken.
SimCity’s Sims Don’t Seem That Smart After All | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

This is official, i giving up on this game, even if it would be on sale, aint getting it. Reinstalled simcity4, updated it with a whole bunch of awesome mods, and im having fun.

The pathfinding killed my city on the MCB game. I was specializing in oil and my oil trucks would load up and drive up and over a bridge and through town before making it to the refinery which had a direct road right to it. This then meant that they would spend sometimes a full game day in traffic so I started losing money like mad. I demolished whole stretches of road to try and make everything more direct and allow for more capacity but all that did was cost me even more money. Finally I just bulldozed all the oil industry stuff and put in regular old industrial zones and started making money again. This is will hopefully be patched in the future but the game is still fun and playable.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #77 (permalink)
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the plot thickens, and it's pretty obvious which one between ea and maxis wanted it to always be online now: SimCity modded so it can be played offline indefinitely • News • PC • Eurogamer.net
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:31 PM   #78 (permalink)
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i have been struck my the "unable to load city" issue.. im so glad they have to keep my city on thier servers, i would hate to be able to play it... ever

also, no a fan of having to do the tutorial over EVERY TIME i go to a new server.. i have done it 3 times already.. thats enough (gainman, still waiting on that invite)

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #79 (permalink)
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tracker- you dont have to do the tutorial every time. just load into it, they hit esc and quit back to the main menu. at this point you can do all the normal stuff. i had no friend request from you and when i searched on us east 4 it didnt find you, but that was a few days ago. ill try again tonight
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:34 AM   #80 (permalink)
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EA is now saying offline mode was rejected because it didn't fit their vision.

previously they said it was because it was impossible.

EA Says It Rejected Offline Play For SimCity Because “It Didn’t Fit With Our Vision”

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[W]e rejected that idea because it didn’t fit with our vision. We did not focus on the “single city in isolation” that we have delivered in past SimCities. We recognize that there are fans – people who love the original SimCity – who want that. But we’re also hearing from thousands of people who are playing across regions, trading, communicating and loving the Always-Connected functionality. The SimCity we delivered captures the magic of its heritage but catches up with ever-improving technology.
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