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#961 scaramonga

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 17:22

It's like the win8 hate parade...'everyone else is having problems so so will I!' what a crock.

I need to tear myself away from the game heh. 2.0 is awesome but I should technically be doing other things.


Yeah its that awesome, that the deadly silence from EA/Maxis, along with the masses of unhappy citizens on the Simcity/EA forums, prove that somehow, its far far from mediocre, let alone awesome. Patch 2.0 has broken a lot more than its fixed, if it actually fixed anything.

Game is an utter disaster, a shambles, an embarrassment to the gaming industry, and quite frankly, a kick it the teeth for all its loyal fanbase.

EA/Maxis have completely destroyed what was once a great franchise, and reduced it to something that is not even fit for the garbage bin.

A damn shame, and a sad end to one of gamings greats.


#962 Hurmoth

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 17:40

so that means you can stop whining in this thread then ?

so the rest of us who enjoy the game can talk about the game.

Isn't complaining about someone else complaining just as ridiculous as you claim those who complain is? There's this magical thing called ignore it or if you feel it violates the rules, then report the post. Otherwise, get over it. There's a reason why EA has so much hate directed towards it.

#963 scaramonga

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 17:52

Game Informer - "Sim City Revisited"

http://www.gameinfor...ng-simcity.aspx

At this point, SimCity is probably not a battle that EA can win. Players expect (and deserve) a game that functions properly, and many of the issues with SimCity are dealing with that: basic functionality rather than small tweaks and fixes. No matter how hard the company tries, addressing all of the known problems with the game (without causing new ones to crop up) is practically impossible. And even if that did happen, so much damage has been done that the odds of winning back lapsed fans are small.



#964 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 18:08

Yeah its that awesome, that the deadly silence from EA/Maxis, along with the masses of unhappy citizens on the Simcity/EA forums, prove that somehow, its far far from mediocre, let alone awesome. Patch 2.0 has broken a lot more than its fixed, if it actually fixed anything.

Game is an utter disaster, a shambles, an embarrassment to the gaming industry, and quite frankly, a kick it the teeth for all its loyal fanbase.

EA/Maxis have completely destroyed what was once a great franchise, and reduced it to something that is not even fit for the garbage bin.

A damn shame, and a sad end to one of gamings greats.

Interesting.. seems to work just fine for me. But do tell, how are you getting all this first hand experience about 2.0, which came out on Monday? How is it that you know the game doesn't work at all and that it is in shambles? I thought you uninstalled and got a refund a week ago, you know, before 2.0 even came out. Either you are lying about getting a refund and trolling or you don't have the game and are just trolling about something you no longer have a clue about since you haven't experienced it yourself. Either way, you are just trolling the thread at this point.

#965 TheExperiment

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 18:15

Interesting.. seems to work just fine for me. But do tell, how are you getting all this first hand experience about 2.0, which came out on Monday? How is it that you know the game doesn't work at all and that it is in shambles? I thought you uninstalled and got a refund a week ago, you know, before 2.0 even came out. Either you are lying about getting a refund and trolling or you don't have the game and are just trolling about something you no longer have a clue about since you haven't experienced it yourself. Either way, you are just trolling the thread at this point.

dude he's been doing that since the game came out what were you expecting? I just put him on ignore.

#966 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 18:25

dude he's been doing that since the game came out what were you expecting? I just put him on ignore.

Some semblance of intelligence I would hope. But like it was said, no different than the Win8 trolls I suppose.

#967 TheExperiment

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 18:34

Some semblance of intelligence I would hope. But like it was said, no different than the Win8 trolls I suppose.

My friend was just ranting at me the other day how gamers are just parroting crap they read on sites as if they don't have a mind of their own, and I was telling him that's exactly what a lot of people are doing with 8 heh. 'But I tried the consumer preview and it sucked!' Yes. Yes it did. If that's all you've got to base your opinion on, it's not valid in the slightest.

Much as I yearn for intelligent conversation I have learned not to expect it.

#968 scaramonga

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 00:57

Interesting.. seems to work just fine for me. But do tell, how are you getting all this first hand experience about 2.0, which came out on Monday? How is it that you know the game doesn't work at all and that it is in shambles? I thought you uninstalled and got a refund a week ago, you know, before 2.0 even came out. Either you are lying about getting a refund and trolling or you don't have the game and are just trolling about something you no longer have a clue about since you haven't experienced it yourself. Either way, you are just trolling the thread at this point.


My daughter still has the abomination on her PC, unfortunately, I'll say no more :)

#969 OP +TruckWEB

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 15:24

They did fix a couple of things in version 2.0 but the AI is still stupid, trafic flow, workplace flow, still a complete mess.... Sims don't live or work at the same place everyday, just follow a sim and you'll see.

#970 TheExperiment

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 21:06

3.0s up and should fix a lot. I notice my region that was out of sync got slightly reverted in the maintenance, which is probably a good deal. My city that had some illogical complaints seemed to destroy itself after the patch but I'm hoping the idio....citizens will figure stuff out now.

https://help.ea.com/...simcity-updates

And hooray for no longer being a tree planting sim! Heh.

#971 TheExperiment

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 20:09

Naturally I now have issues with my buses going insane and getting to the end of the block and turning around. Heh. But the rest of the game is working much better now

I think I'm never doing tourism again unless I have two roads into the city though...no matter what you do you can't fix the traffic.

#972 HawkMan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 23:35

Naturally I now have issues with my buses going insane and getting to the end of the block and turning around. Heh. But the rest of the game is working much better now

I think I'm never doing tourism again unless I have two roads into the city though...no matter what you do you can't fix the traffic.


The tourist city I'm doing now is doing quite well. it's still only 70k people though. it's a bigger issue that I did on on the map with just two cities. so the other city on the island is a massive industrial complex, though I had to include a sizeable green portion here as well to get workers to the sewer and ferry and stuff.

what I did was bas the main part of the city around a large roundabout, or rather, it's a small one. as small a donut as I can make with the 4 lane road with 3 small parks in the middle, and 4 lane roads straight out in 4 directions. from there you can chose if you want a square or circular layout, I went with circular for the cool factor. and I have no had a single issue with traffic flow. the main roundabout keeps everything flowing perfectly, as a roundabout should.

#973 crazzy88ss

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 17:41

So I'm thinking of buying the game once it comes out in June for OSX. Is it worth getting?

#974 HawkMan

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 17:56

If you like sim/management games that requires your attention for long periods of time, then yes.

#975 crazzy88ss

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 18:54

1.) Is it something that I can play for short periods of time (like 10-30 minutes)?
2.) Will I still be able to work on my city(ies) a year later? Meaning, how quickly would I "complete" a city?



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