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Simcity 5 Beta 2

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Anyone got the key for SimCity 5 beta 2 yet? ...

I didn't get any yet, so I guess they didn't pick me.

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I didn't get a key either but my dad got one :(

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Was in the first, and didnt get a key this time.

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Same here. I was in the first one, but not this one. I guess they mostly send out for people who pre-order the game.

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Was in first, and got a key for the second. Same stuff really, hour long beta demo for 2 days again. You get to build two cities this time.

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I got a key but the game is buggy as hell, sometime the turotial wont load, other it loads but all the icons are missing to build things. I have yet to be able to actualy start a city it allways errors with "You cant create a city at this time". It looks like EA's online DRM crap is going to make this game worthless.

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I got one. But too bad the beta isn't available for OS X. I'll just wait for the real thing and give it a spin on my new maxed out 27-inch iMac. Really wonder how it will run.

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If you don't play it, can I have it?

I got one. But too bad the beta isn't available for OS X. I'll just wait for the real thing and give it a spin on my new maxed out 27-inch iMac. Really wonder how it will run.

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i wouldn't mind a key if anyone isn't going to use theirs. been looking forward to this and wasn't selected.

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I got a key but the game is buggy as hell, sometime the turotial wont load, other it loads but all the icons are missing to build things. I have yet to be able to actualy start a city it allways errors with "You cant create a city at this time". It looks like EA's online DRM crap is going to make this game worthless.

It's a beta, they are stress testing servers.

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If anyone has a key they dont want, i'll take one!

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I will take one as well if anyone doesn't want the key for the beta or if you already play the 1st beta I didn't really play much of simcity 5 for the first beta so I would like a key for this one, Just send the key through PM, thx.

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Cannot a create a new city. I guess it's too busy on their servers.

Hmm... wondering if this cloud thingy is a good one..., since this is only a limited Beta and not all SC-players are connected.

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If you don't play it, can I have it?

The serial number is already attached to my Origin account. Otherwise I definitely would have given it to you.

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didnt get a key last time, did get a key now :D

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Check your spam emails guys. I literally came on here today to look for beta news saw this post, decided to check email and there it was in my junk items - sent at 4am this morning

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I didn't read all the posts, but I just seen a trailer for this game and according to the trailer, the game will be out this month.

Seems unlikely if they just started beta 2 fase, but you never know.

Trailer looks awesome though, and I am totally looking forward to the release.

Edit- I guess the official release date is apparently March 5th.

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Yepp. Got into the Beta, download right now. I've preordered the Collectors Edition. :D

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Was an older trailer I watched earlier. Just been watching the newer ones. Looks awesome for sure, can't wait.

It's been years since I've last played any Sim City.

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Just stuck on the 'Now Entering' screen for me - yay

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Yes I got one. Enjoying it greatly!

What detail settings do you all use in game ?

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Seriously way too easy to expand your city quicky. In the hour, I can have a budget of around $750,000 and about 250,000 population. Needs to be slower to accomplish these tasks and a slower game play.

Also, I've noticed a lack of "religious" buildings, such as churches and cathedrals etc. Maybe a future DLC? :/

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Seriously way too easy to expand your city quicky. In the hour, I can have a budget of around $750,000 and about 250,000 population. Needs to be slower to accomplish these tasks and a slower game play.

Also, I've noticed a lack of "religious" buildings, such as churches and cathedrals etc. Maybe a future DLC? :/

Really how did you make so much money ?

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Really how did you make so much money ?

Start off with getting a $50k loan at the start and just pour cash into industrial and loads of residential (tonnes of tax revenue, even on the 9% default tax rate), leave space for a mid-size section of commercial and industrial and watch it grow considerably. Then pay your debt off if you haven't already.

Then to really get the major cash flowing, build casinos. In the first few minutes you'll find that they'll be losing money but if you build the expensive rooms on top of the casinos and zone small amount of residential and some more commercial, visitors will come and stay to spend all their money. After a while you'll be able to upgrade your casino to the big shiney looking office block, and that's when the big cash flows your way!

Make sure the road systems in your city are also up to scratch and get a bus system with 2 bus stations (max out the busses) and a hell of a load of bus stops in place. Use the road upgrade tool if necessary.

Your factories will also grow if you educate your sims through the schools. So getting a decent school with pick up for the school bus system will allow your industrial factories to expand to bigger and better factories faster.

Hope that helps :)

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Also, I've noticed a lack of "religious" buildings, such as churches and cathedrals etc. Maybe a future DLC? :/

Maybe.

When I heard that Maxis wanted to deal with "social issues", involving mostly environmental issues like pollution and limited resources, I did a post on their website suggesting they go further, and vice industry to the game; drugs, prostitution, and gambling. It seems like you can specialize as a "gambling city", but I don't know how this influences the organized crime in the region and surrounding cities.

They could go from there and extend a political element... if your city is attractive at some point to young couples that want children, churches and other houses of worship will come up in residential areas. The church groups and the vice industry groups would then often have conflicting interests and agendas and show up at city hall to picket you on various issues, and the challenge would then be to balance their concerns. The same could be done with environmental/"open spaces" groups who represent residents and those that represent industry. Appealing to different groups could help you politically some how in the game.

Anyway, I think it would be a cool direction for the game, I would hope they do something like that.

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