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Region play was working rather well for my friend and I last night, we played for about 4 hours. If you mean it takes long to get gifts transferred, that's intended to work that way.

How about export prices - you know they're meant to fluctuate not stay always at Alloy 48k / Processors at 68k / TV's @ 198k! , - if region play was working correclty these resources would be so much less "OP" in terms of money. Gifting money been working fine for me as well as building greatworks (well godzilla ate my nuke plant and i destroyed that city of mine afterwards as without cheetah it takes way too long for radiation to disappear)

Ah I see, I wasn't aware about that export issue. Right now my friend and I only have 3 cities set up and I'm not doing the industrial work.
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If you pirate it then you prove their point and will only help this form of DRM become "mainstream". That is how they think. If you want real change you can not touch the game at all. When are people going to learn that? Of course people could always buy a competing game instead and play that so that market forces would be more likely to punish a DRM filled game but nah...that's too rational. rolleyes.gif

I still don't understand how this concept is lost on people.
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Wow, Maxis was full of it then. No suprise that both Maxis and EA have just been pumping out lies about this whole thing. And now, thanks to their stupidity and horrible launch, they gave pirates a huge boost by making an overwheling amount of buyers looking into things like this... Which makes building a crack that much more feasable.

Way to step on your toes there guys.
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If you pirate it then you prove their point and will only help this form of DRM become "mainstream". That is how they think. If you want real change you can not touch the game at all. When are people going to learn that? Of course people could always buy a competing game instead and play that so that market forces would be more likely to punish a DRM filled game but nah...that's too rational. rolleyes.gif

Buying a competing game is by far the best option, but piracy leading to stricter DRM? How will they ever find out? Do private torrent sites send download statistics to the developers? Are Maxis and EA going to spy on citizen's text messages and Steam chat log in case they mention any games, then compare them to their Origin library?

I don't support piracy in any way (check out my Steam back catalog), but come on, how does it actually make the problem worse? You really think they'll see the latest game in a well-selling franchise become a flop, and not instantly accuse piracy anyway?

Either way, it's a lost sale to them, and we all know that "lost sales = piracy" according to clueless developers.
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Another lie from EA and Maxis?

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And now, thanks to their stupidity and horrible launch, they gave pirates a huge boost by making an overwheling amount of buyers looking into things like this...

While they haven't encouraged me to hoist the Jolly Roger, they have finally pounded into me the lesson to never ever preorder. From now on it's wait for reviews, and then wait for the $10 GOTY edition with all the DLC included so I can play the complete game the first time around.


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Another lie from EA and Maxis?

Shocker. rolleyes.gif

IKR. Who would expect another lie from a dev whose game is one massive deception from start to finish? Shocked I say, truly shocked. applaud.gif
Edited by zinfinion - 3/14/13 at 7:50am
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Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle is currently for -75% on Steam for 6.99€. If you want to say something with your wallets, don't buy SimCity as it currently is and obviously don't pirate it, and consider buying the game I mentioned or other simulation games. Buying SimCity 4 also sends a message, although they will spin it in their favour instead.

Another site reporting on the same news: http://techreport.com/news/24499/simcity-modded-to-run-offline
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/14/13 at 7:56am
 
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I'm curious as to how some of the members here on OCN are going to defend EAxis from this.
"Oh, it's missing half of the game!"

I posted in one of the topics that Simcity will be on various Torrent sites with a crack within 2 months...Considering that it uses the exact same packaging as The Sims 3 and Spore, modders already have access to all of the client source code and that no matter how you spin it, the amount of calculations done on the servers really isn't that much (They're using Amazon's servers...If it really was too much for even a Core 2 Duo they'd be paying more than they'd ever see from it just to do those calculations even without the saving, etc) and finally, this news...Well, I see no reason that the full game won't be on TPB very quickly indeed.
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While they haven't encouraged me to hoist the Jolly Roger, they have finally pounded into me the lesson to never ever preorder. From now on it's wait for reviews, and then wait for the $10 GOTY edition with all the DLC included so I can play the complete game the first time around.
IKR. Who would expect another lie from a dev whose game is one massive deception from start to finish? Shocked I say, truly shocked. applaud.gif

Yep, that's all we can do anymore. You wait for a game to come out. And with digital content the way it is, you don't have to worry about the true purpose of preordering anymore - To garuntee you get the game on release day. But don't worry, I didn't forget about you guys that love having physical copies. wink.gif

Publishers love preorders though, and are trying to keep the whole idea around. You can't blame them, it assures a sale, even if they put out a garbage game. We are starting to see different preorder deals, like free stuff, or a discount, so I don't see preorders going away any time soon.
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I do not feel bad for the developers, they should have refused to publish the crap and they have already been paid.

As soon as they signed a contract stating they would deliver, they had no choice. They were legally bound and the choice to publish it is not theirs.
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