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post #31 of 64
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

SOB, I can't download it even though I got into original beta.
Yeah, it's actually listed as "Closed Beta 2" in Origin, check your email for a code.
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I didn't need to re register and I got in. thumb.gif
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post #33 of 64
I'm not going to play the beta again, here is a free key:
AMKT-CXWY-LUJ2-JPKV-J7TB

Please post and let people know after you've used it.
post #34 of 64
Above code has been used.
post #35 of 64
Protip for anyone playing this beta: swap to US West 2, there isn't (currently at least, they need one) a load distribution program for the servers, so playing on the second server makes load times significantly shorter and clears up a lot of the loading bugs as well.

Having said that and played a second hour on the less populated server, I'm now seriously considering pre-ordering where I had been planning to wait for sales before. Individual cities are a little on the small side, but with their region system it looks to be where the region is what the older games called a city. Some people might not like this, but to me having to balance 2-3 cities to improve all of them (like setting up a commuter/industrial town and then trying to build a "downtown" highrise commercial city to feed off it) is extremely intriguing.
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post #36 of 64
So...is this the same, boring, tiny map from the previous beta or is there something new worth the download?
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A9RZ-JZRP-JDCR-JTDJ-Q239 for anyone who wants it. Too busy to play it this weekend frown.gif
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Thanks to Twitter I got access to beta. Downloaded and was playin in less than a half hour and loved it. only complaint was the 1 hour limit.
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post #39 of 64
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Yep, totally the same thing.

You can actually claim multiple city plots this time around. biggrin.gif
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You can actually claim multiple city plots this time around. biggrin.gif
Indeed. Playing it in person I think they intend for what the game labels a region to function as what a large city did in other games. Especially with the "great work" or whatever it is called with an international airport/nasa/business/ect wonder shared through the region. The ease of moving resources between the cities also enforces this idea.

At launch I'm going to claim 3 cities, two of them I'll only put a little suburban/commercial area, and build up the third with a giant windfarm, massive industrial section, waste management and fill the rest with enough residential commercial to keep the city functioning. Then I'll build the next one up as a "college town" to supply educated sims and enough commuter housing, and use the third city entirely as high-density commercial/residential "downtown". If I'm seeing the systems correctly, it should work using the first city to fund the other two until it reverses.
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