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Old 03-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #16
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I just checked, and the download version is available. However, there is a large warning basically saying the game doesn't work, and as of right now there are 1,052 reviews, and only 24 are 5 star, 14 are 4 stars, 17 are 3 stars, 55 are 2 stars. The other 942 are 1 star reviews.

People are very upset with EA over this, rightfully so.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #17
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I'm gonna wait on you all to give the green light. If they get their shit together it'll be the first video game I buy in 20 years.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:19 AM   #18
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I was able to get on and play last night, although the entire time I kept getting a pop-up saying the SimCity Server is unavailable at this time. Then another popup saying I was connected. I have no idea if the city I started got saved. I guess I will have to wait until tonight to see. I think Europe goes live today... I hope the server issues are in better shape over there, or else the entire network will crash, again.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #19
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So can you do your own thing or are you forced to deal with other strangers?
Cities no longer have their own map - instead there are city 'sites' on a region map. You can play all the sites yourself, invite friends to your region, out make it public. So we could create youfuckingfuckistan on a large region map and each create a city to share resources, labor, and trade between.


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Old 03-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #20
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Can we merge World of Tanks with SimCity and create new battlefields or roll in and blow other folks' towns up?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #21
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Can we merge World of Tanks with SimCity and create new battlefields or roll in and blow other folks' towns up?
HAHA!

Although, I was finally able to play last night for an hour or so, and just when my city is starting to build up, a meteor shower comes out of no where Thanks EA, this week has been great.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #22
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Can we merge World of Tanks with SimCity and create new battlefields or roll in and blow other folks' towns up?
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #23
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #24
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I'm not sure if anyone here knows, but I have a question about the servers. From what I understand, you're tied to a specific server once you've started a city. Also, the servers are regional. So if I start a city in the US, and travel to Asia, will I be unable to get to my original city?
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That is my understanding. Maybe once all the server issues are worked out, and the initial release demand has faded the servers will start sharing info, but that is pure speculation on my part.

Either way, I sure wish they would turn off this stupid server based DRM and let me save a game to MY computer.
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That is my understanding. Maybe once all the server issues are worked out, and the initial release demand has faded the servers will start sharing info, but that is pure speculation on my part.

Either way, I sure wish they would turn off this stupid server based DRM and let me save a game to MY computer.
From the sounds of it the game is only multiplayer so it's beyond DRM issues. I'm guessing you could create your own city or cities in a region but a big part is trade/commerce between them.

So to keep the game with all the features intact they'll need to make AI for the surrounding cities. Not an impossible task by any means but if they're doing it from scratch it might be a few months until it's ready to be released.
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I lost a few hours to it this morning.

They have doubled the server quantity. Four per 'region' now - North America West, North America East, Europe East, Europe West, and Oceanic.

I have a city in NA West 1 and NA West 2. I can never remember which one to log into. You can play in up to ten regions per server.

30k people in one city, a university, upgrade sewage, coal mine, oil rig, trade center, rail center, bus depot. There are still a shitload of upgrades to spend money on.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #28
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So I downloaded it yesterday and played some this morning. I got through the tutorial and started a new city. I made it public, built a few zones and then shut it off. When I turn it back on will I have all sorts of new neighbors? That will be weird.

I have to say, it's quite pretty. I'm glad I upgraded to that GTX 660 - it makes a difference!
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Some good news for ya Grainbelt:

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"To get us back in your good graces, we're going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio," said Bradshaw. "On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an e-mail telling them how to redeem their free game."
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...mcity-players/
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #30
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I think they're going to offer SimCity 4 as the free game...
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