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#1 koalak

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

SimCity - coming out March 5, 2013 (PC)

A.K.A. SimCity 2013/SimCity 5

It is a reboot of the original SimCity franchise

This is a new SimCity that delivers unprecedented depth of simulation. The model-like world and detail of the simulation make this the most responsive and personal SimCity ever. This is also the most expansive city management game yet where you can control a region that delivers true multi-city scale and play a single city or up to 16 cities at once each with different specializations. Multiplayer is also a first for the series, which adds a new dimension to your game as your decisions impact both your city and your region and creates new ways to play by collaborating or competing to earn achievements. Finally, SimCity is a live service that simulates real time updates from new challenges to new features and content

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#2 retrad

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

last i checked it required origin.

not getting it /thread.
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#3 CronO_O

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

thought about getting this cause amazon was giving a 20 dollar coupon for physical copy. But instead i'll pick up tomb raider for 36 bucks. Hopefully this game drops fast im interested in it. But i can wait

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

last i checked it required origin.

not getting it /thread.


I'm sure people get sick of hearing this.

But, agreed. Origin is a deal killer for me.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

last i checked it required origin.

not getting it /thread.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

I'm sure people get sick of hearing this.

But, agreed. Origin is a deal killer for me.

I can always close Origin so that isnt a deal breaker for me, what bugs me is always having to be online. Also I think steam and origin are both evil but I have gotten use to it.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

I can always close Origin so that isnt a deal breaker for me, what bugs me is always having to be online. Also I think steam and origin are both evil but I have gotten use to it.


Yep, the Origin thing doesn't bother me so much as the always online. It's so damn shoehorned into this game that really comes across as nothing other than DRM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

i just got done playing the 4 hour beta tonight. I was not going to get this game till a price drop happend but after playing the beta tonight it's hard to night buy it day 1. The game is sooo good i was thinking it would get boring like the sims but it does not.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

It has been a very long time since I have played a Sim City game.

Most likely will pick this up at one point in time. Now issues with Origin, service is not that bad, I just run everything through steam still.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:20 AM

I am glad someone started this thread because I was about to make it, lol. I will get it when it is cheaper. Orgin doesn't scare me. I played the beta and loved it. I was wondering if any CAGs want to get a region going? I want to do a tourism/casino with an electronics backed sister city.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

I am glad someone started this thread because I was about to make it, lol. I will get it when it is cheaper. Orgin doesn't scare me. I played the beta and loved it. I was wondering if any CAGs want to get a region going? I want to do a tourism/casino with an electronics backed sister city.

I will after I get the hang of it. I havent played in a while so I dont want to hold you back (if it does). If it has 0 impact on you then I dont mind joining from the start.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

This is a really interesting launch. I love how EA/Maxis spun the always-online DRM as a "live service," and I also love how a few game reviewers ran into server problems and lost access to their saves/cities for their reviews. And then there's the philosophical holdouts who refuse to kowtow to lousy DRM practices.

This thing is packed with drama. It'll be fun to see how all of this shakes out.

EDIT: I was reading around about this launch and at the /r/simcity at reddit some users noted that the physical copy of the game only has 2 GB and requires a full 10 GB download if you want to boot into the game. EA says suck it, no bandwidth havin hillbillies.
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#13 LlamaNinja

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

This is a really interesting launch. I love how EA/Maxis spun the always-online DRM as a "live service," and I also love how a few game reviewers ran into server problems and lost access to their saves/cities for their reviews. And then there's the philosophical holdouts who refuse to kowtow to lousy DRM practices.

This thing is packed with drama. It'll be fun to see how all of this shakes out.

EDIT: I was reading around about this launch and at the /r/simcity at reddit some users noted that the physical copy of the game only has 2 GB and requires a full 10 GB download if you want to boot into the game. EA says suck it, no bandwidth havin hillbillies.

That isnt a dealbreaker for me with downloading as sadly that is how every game is now. What concerns me is the drm problem.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

I didn't raise the point as a negative, only as evidence of the kind of thing that's going to piss off a lot of the philosophical holdouts even more.

There will be fireworks with this one. Hopefully.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

add me up if anyone is setting a region. will dedicate all my free time to it.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:22 AM

Cynical Brit has a video, and it looks great. I should note around min 20 they start talking about that the problems with the game being that it almost requires multiplayer as the towns pause when you leave them. Also that the towns are kinda small.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

I'm so torn on this game. I loved playing the betas, and the game was fun despite its scaled back... uhh.. scale, but I despise Origin and EA and the silly DRM-policies, especially with this game.

I don't know what to do. I know I've got Tomb Raider pre-loaded on Steam and waiting to play that in 30 minutes, so while I play that, I'll let SimCity launch and keep track of whats going on.

EA/Origin will probably need to work out server issues (and I'm sure there will be some). Plus hey, maybe the price will drop a bit or a deal will rear its head.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

Are the 3 city sets worth it for the extra $20?
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#19 strikeratt

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:37 AM

Wait time to play Sim fucking City ..... :wall:
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

Wait time to play Sim fucking City ..... :wall:


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

When I did actually get in, I was really enjoying it.

But this crap of having 1 server for the east coast and 1 for the West is ridiculous.

And the concept of saying "well its day 1" is even more crap.

Allegedly the beta was the stress test. Well.... It failed.

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Add me on origin (scmoney360) if anybody wants to play next week or whenever all this stupidity is fixed.

#22 testisbest

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

Bah, I really want this game but I don't want to support and encourage EA's DRM and business practices.

Personally I think $60 is a lot of money for a game. And in this case they want another $20 for additional DLC content at launch which at least to me looks like it adds very little to the game. I understand the concept of collector's editions but I think $80 for basically what is the full version of the game is a bit ridiculous.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

When I did actually get in, I was really enjoying it.

But this crap of having 1 server for the east coast and 1 for the West is ridiculous.

And the concept of saying "well its day 1" is even more crap.

Allegedly the beta was the stress test. Well.... It failed.

/rant

Add me on origin (scmoney360) if anybody wants to play next week or whenever all this stupidity is fixed.

I haven't seen an online only game that didn't fail day one. With that said, EA should of known. These server issues are the reason always on drm is bad. What's sad is if you don't buy the game on the purpose of no always on DRM, most of the time that sends the message of no one wants the game (just not the DRM), and well no sequels get made thereafter. There has to be a better way to protest always online drm.

I have my game coming through mail and I will be playing it later, well assuming I can fucking get in.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

I was planning on picking this up, but after reading this I think I will hold off for a few weeks.
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#25 strikeratt

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

Went to play this afternoon, no wait time.

The game is awsome. I wish there was a tiny bit more direction to start. I can't for the life of me find the buildings that construction has been approved. such as the coal mines, etc.

Amazingly detailed. As soon as I play around a bit and have some time to fix my profile, some Russian guy stole it apparently over the past year heh, I'll add my info to play.

Edit: Figured out the mines.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

US East server went boom :(

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

Well I decided to bite the bullet and pick it up. By the time everything installs and I'm able to play I will have to go to work.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Only problem I have right now is no one is on my friends list in Sim City ... but they are in Origin
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

I love paying $60 for a game only to be told sorry cannot create city, please try again. After spending over an hour patching.

Fuck EA.

Wait, this is even more brilliant. The Tutorial Level wont fucking load. Yes it will bring me to the tutorial area but just sit there, not actually load the tutorial.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:05 AM

I love paying $60 for a game only to be told sorry cannot create city, please try again. After spending over an hour patching.

Fuck EA.


Today feels like total PC game win day. You guys can't play your new game and I can't play mine (Tomb Raider).

Sometimes you have to wonder what these companies are thinking. You would think that they look at other companies failures and ensure that their product doesn't have similar ones.

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