• SimCity is out in two weeks: here's everything we know
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A sad pass for me even though I was waiting for it quite eagerly. I couldn't get that much fun out of the beta. [editline]23rd February 2013[/editline] And even if the beta was missing most of the stuff (Which I believe is the reason for dumb ratings), the basics were already there and I doubt that adding more buildings/MP/other stuff will make it better for me, and we know certain things aren't going to change.
Sigh, I don't want to use origin, pass...
I was in the second beta, it was really fun! Already preordered
[QUOTE=MILKE;39688472]I don't see how people can have anything against the multiplayer aspect of the game. That's literally the biggest seller for me, being able to play with your friends and manage cities together, I would gladly sacrifice city size in order to play that. Ocean quigly stated that they had to pick between a deep and rich simulation, or bigger city sizes that would be more demanding. Personally, I would pick the deeper and more complex simulation over a bigger city size.[/QUOTE] I fully agree, completely. [QUOTE=ash47;39699799]Sigh, I don't want to use origin, pass...[/QUOTE] I bet you don't have any reasons but to look cool and edgy.
[QUOTE=shozamar;39677572]I'm already so disappointed with this game. The focus on multiplayer has, by the sounds of it, ruined it for me. Although I guess I'll have to wait for it to come out and hear what people say about before I can make a final verdict.[/QUOTE] I've waited for a multiplayer SimCity for ages. [editline]24th February 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Leg of Doom;39690081]Is it just me or is it kind of rediculous that a game developer thought representing every single redundant entity instead of abstracting is a good trade off for not being able to build a proper metropolis and all the fun that comes with that?[/QUOTE] Traffic is actually traffic now though, before it was a very, very poor simulation of "traffic" (so bad that it's practically unplayable without mods in SC4). There's a lot of advantages to simulating all those Sims. [editline]24th February 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Canary;39677973]I don't have internet... It's not fair! I can't even play Hitman and I got a physical copy, It required a 2GB download after installing from DVD! No way around, I checked. It's not an update, It actually needs to download 2GB to finish installing.[/QUOTE] You've made nearly 3,000 posts on FP and you don't have internet?
[QUOTE=ZestyLemons;39704842]Traffic is actually traffic now though, before it was a very, very poor simulation of "traffic" [/QUOTE] That was the pathing AI you could use the SC4 pathing and have real time individual agents it would still be as bad. There is no gameplay advantage to simulating individual sims that is worth this tiny cities. Simcity societies did the same and no one was saying omg amazing simulation to that game before release because it wasn't marketed that way
[QUOTE=ash47;39699799]Sigh, I don't want to use origin, pass...[/QUOTE] Open steam Add non-steam game Program Files - Origin Games - Find shortcut Ok Launch from steam Game works Overlay works
Or just deal with Origin because it's really not that bad. I can't believe people are still crying about it.
[QUOTE=ash47;39699799]Sigh, I don't want to use origin, pass...[/QUOTE] Literally nothing wrong with Origin mate. In my past experience it has worked better than steam and I would move my catalog of games over to it if I could (and if the friend/group stuff came with it) v:v:v
I'm not sure about this game yet. I guess it depends on how it plays. I really liked the original.
10 MORE DAYS! YAY!
[QUOTE=Zeke129;39706249]Open steam Add non-steam game Program Files - Origin Games - Find shortcut Ok Launch from steam Game works Overlay works[/QUOTE] Ugh don't remind me of steam overlay on origin, the steam overlay is having problems with BF3 and sometimes it won't launch I can't take my screenshots of defib kills.
I'm still a bit apprehensive about this game, due to the small city size and MP-focus. If they're worried about people not being able to run the bigger cities, why not just leave the option in? One reason I've heard was that big cities would be unbalanced, and smaller cities could not compete in the MP. Why make the game so MP-focused in the first place? Why not leave the option to play big cities by yourself, so that city can only connect to cities you've made, not online? Unless the MP is just a big DRM-scheme, of course. And the performance problems from huge cities seem to stem from the insanely small simulations it runs about cars and pedestrians etc. Which makes me ask, why is it really necessary? Sure it might seem like a neat feature of first but after spending ten hours in the game are you really going to be following individual cars or pedestrians anymore, instead of building shit and managing the economic nightmare your city became? I don't see the point of sacrificing performance to a small novelty like that which has no real bearing on the gameplay.
[QUOTE=ZestyLemons;39704842]I've waited for a multiplayer SimCity for ages. [editline]24th February 2013[/editline] Traffic is actually traffic now though, before it was a very, very poor simulation of "traffic" (so bad that it's practically unplayable without mods in SC4). There's a lot of advantages to simulating all those Sims. [editline]24th February 2013[/editline] You've made nearly 3,000 posts on FP and you don't have internet?[/QUOTE] I moved out a few months ago, The only access I get is at college and other places.
[QUOTE=Zezibesh;39709573]And the performance problems from huge cities seem to stem from the insanely small simulations it runs about cars and pedestrians etc. Which makes me ask, why is it really necessary? Sure it might seem like a neat feature of first but after spending ten hours in the game are you really going to be following individual cars or pedestrians anymore, instead of building shit and managing the economic nightmare your city became? I don't see the point of sacrificing performance to a small novelty like that which has no real bearing on the gameplay.[/QUOTE] I'm very happy they did how they did. For me it's important that they actually have a place in the city and doesn't just disappear. I gladly sacrifice large cities for smaller cities with so much simulation and depth.
[QUOTE=SweFox*;39710982]I'm very happy they did how they did. For me it's important that they actually have a place in the city and doesn't just disappear. I gladly sacrifice large cities for smaller cities with so much simulation and depth.[/QUOTE] But does the simulation really add any gameplay depth? From what I've seen so far it's just eyecandy.
[QUOTE=Zezibesh;39712041]But does the simulation really add any gameplay depth? From what I've seen so far it's just eyecandy.[/QUOTE] True, but for me it feels very pointless when they have no true home, jobs etc. I feel more connected to the game, the city I create when I can see everything in the detail it currently has.
People crying about orgin is just following a bandwagon tbh. Orgin is not the best, but it certainly isn't as bad as people are portraying it to be.
[QUOTE=MILKE;39712264]People crying about orgin is just following a bandwagon tbh. Orgin is not the best, but it certainly isn't as bad as people are portraying it to be.[/QUOTE] I agree. Personally I like Origin and even more after todays awesome thing. I pre-ordered SC5 a while ago, called support (yes called) and got a free game and a 50€ code that I was entitled to. Right now you can only get 20€ because they changed it etc. Their chat support is atrocious but calling them is another level of support.
[QUOTE=MILKE;39712264]People crying about orgin is just following a bandwagon tbh. Orgin is not the best, but it certainly isn't as bad as people are portraying it to be.[/QUOTE] Yeah. It was kind of crap at first but it is fine now. Same goes for UPlay.
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