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How have you found the space restriction thus far?

Not so bad imo, forces you to add in some additional strategy but I think they want us to create and run multiple cities. Doing this you can create a suburb of just residential and commercial and then have another city really focus on industrial or at least thats how im reading it. Very fun so far though

Glad to hear you're enjoying it. After seeing quite a few people bashing it in one of the news threads, I was beginning to consider cancelling my pre order!
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I haven't gone to sleep yet, stayed awake with my guild and we got a really nice region up and running. SO FUN.
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I activated my key on origin and the game hasn't shown up on my game list, been waiting 30 minutes so far.
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Game finally appeared after an hour.
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Is anyone stuck on "Checking for updates" in the launcher?
I've waited for an hour and it's still stuck mad.gif
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Is anyone stuck on "Checking for updates" in the launcher?
I've waited for an hour and it's still stuck mad.gif

Servers are down.
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Servers are working now.

Bonus: eyefinity/triple monitor setup works flawlessly in the new SimCity. I'll include a screencap of my first minutes old city



edit: here is the original image http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6456/widescreensimcity.png
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That looks pretty awesome Alonjar. How do you like the gameplay so far?
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That looks pretty awesome Alonjar. How do you like the gameplay so far?

I'm honestly enjoying it. I'm a bit of an oldschool die hard, I almost wanted to hate this game... the changes sound horrible on paper. If you are expecting SC4 2.0, then you may be a little disappointed... but if you open yourself to the concept that this is a New SimCity game... not a rehash.. you'll see its pretty neat. Its true that your cities cant be massive anymore, but its been traded for a more personal relation to your city blocks. Placing zones etc is a bit more simplistic in this game... rather than making grids of zones etc, you can only place zones and buildings along roads. The rest of the space fills in naturally as your sims move in and expand.

I also feel that in the older sim city games, you would kind of "Set it and forget it" when you built a new area. You design it, build it.. then thats it, you wait for it to grow up. You might manage traffic a bit etc, but for the most part once the work was laid, you were done. This SimCity makes you genuinely micromanage blocks, pay attention to specific businesses and buildings, rather than just zones. You upgrade buildings, and... yeah I dont know, im not a professional reviewer, but hopefully you get the gist of what I'm saying.

Its also important to note that your city in this game will need to "specialize" into a certain type of city. Coal industry, a tech town, a gambling refuge, a college town, etc. You cant do it all effectively.. and they dont want you to. The whole point is to connect your little hamlet to other players (or yourself i guess) and establish trade and cooperation. You can change your city and grow it over time though.. mine out all the coal for starting cash, then convert it into tech etc. If you think of "regions" in this game as the city, and the "city" as a neighborhood, you'll get a more accurate view of the landscape. You are no longer building a metropolis... you are creating a sector of a city, one which makes up a whole with your neighbors.

Its pretty neat. I'm only a short bit in, we'll see how it goes. There is a lot of detail in your city now... heres another screenshot.


Click the direct link and zoom to 100% to see what i actually see
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8991/spark20130305164043.jpg

Edited by Alonjar - 3/5/13 at 1:56pm
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Click the direct link and zoom to 100% to see what i actually see
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8991/spark20130305164043.jpg

Better textures wouldnt hurt, and maybe more activity on road/sidewalks lol


http://www.pcgamesn.com/simcity/simcity-launch-hobbled-server-strain-ea-offering-refunds
Edited by hamzta09 - 3/5/13 at 2:26pm
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