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The problem is that your cities are going to be stored in the EA cloud with no option for local saves. So cracking the DRM won't help if it denies you access to the EA servers.
The whole save system bugs me, honestly. Cities are saved to/resumed from the cloud automatically, meaning you there are no previous saves to go back to if you messed something up. And forget about laying waste to your city with a disaster for fun and then reloading the game, because the damage will be permanent and irreversible. And what happens if/when EA turns off the SimCity servers in a few years?
That's some bull****. How are we supposed to play this when we're offline, such as in a plane or in the military? Definitely not buying now.
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The problem is that your cities are going to be stored in the EA cloud with no option for local saves. So cracking the DRM won't help if it denies you access to the EA servers.
The whole save system bugs me, honestly. Cities are saved to/resumed from the cloud automatically, meaning you there are no previous saves to go back to if you messed something up. And forget about laying waste to your city with a disaster for fun and then reloading the game, because the damage will be permanent and irreversible. And what happens if/when EA turns off the SimCity servers in a few years?

Yeah, I'm sure this problem will be "fixed" at release...

What a terrible idea, who thought of that?
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This looks pretty good thus far.
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The new SimCity so realistic it even has a criminal offender registry built into the game. When the ex-cons move into the area they can't live within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, arcade, theme park, movie theater, candy shop, department store, library, coffee shop, book store, gas station, bank, car dealership, hospital, cemetery, fire station, fast food restaurant or boat launch, or any place where children have, do, and might congregate.

The ultimate challenge of the game is figuring out where they can live, which usually ends up being under a bridge, which violates various laws, so then you have to scan the city, state, and federal ordinance database within the game to determine the proper location they can live in without upsetting other Sims.
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You may be in luck, apparently "cracking" legitimately purchased games is legal! biggrin.gif I've never needed to before so I was unaware of this.

The problem is that your cities are going to be stored in the EA cloud with no option for local saves. So cracking the DRM won't help if it denies you access to the EA servers.

The whole save system bugs me, honestly. Cities are saved to/resumed from the cloud automatically, meaning you there are no previous saves to go back to if you messed something up. And forget about laying waste to your city with a disaster for fun and then reloading the game, because the damage will be permanent and irreversible. And what happens if/when EA turns off the SimCity servers in a few years?

A few years? Pff, if it sells well the servers will be turned off in 2-3 years to make way for Simcity 2014. Which will then make way for Simcity 2015.
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The new SimCity so realistic it even has a criminal offender registry built into the game. When the ex-cons move into the area they can't live within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, arcade, theme park, movie theater, candy shop, department store, library, coffee shop, book store, gas station, bank, car dealership, hospital, cemetery, fire station, fast food restaurant or boat launch, or any place where children have, do, and might congregate.
The ultimate challenge of the game is figuring out where they can live, which usually ends up being under a bridge, which violates various laws, so then you have to scan the city, state, and federal ordinance database within the game to determine the proper location they can live in without upsetting other Sims.

I really hope you are joking.
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I want this game so bad rite now.
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Look promising.
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People can register for the beta here:
http://www.simcity.com/en_US/beta/info
 
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People can register for the beta here:
http://www.simcity.com/en_US/beta/info
Odd, origin login isn't working on that site, yet the client and origin.com work just fine. Wouldn't think SimCity is big in Asia, so I doubt it's overloaded....
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