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Well, this is unbelievably stupid.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 4/4/13 at 4:02pm
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Makes it that much more of an ad... by giving a large bonus to it, they make it an incentive to download, and it advertises Nissan in your city.

Not to mention, the bonus it gives makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

I'll regret feeding the troll, but that's a mechanic in the game. Parks, libraries, tourism attractions all work like that. Higher wealth citizens are happier the "greener" your city is. Recycling, clean power, etc. It makes perfect sense that an electric car charging station in a neighborhood would make them happier.
     
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It should reduce pollution due to traffic in medium and high wealth areas only. And the bonus should be less than a park and other things like that.

So yes, its primary purpose is advertising, and to get people to download the advertisement, they make it have a significantly higher bonus than it should.

Not to mention, a charging station should be like a gas station with lots of various brands, not just Nissan Leaf specific... there's Tesla and other electric cars out there.
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Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

Makes it that much more of an ad... by giving a large bonus to it, they make it an incentive to download, and it advertises Nissan in your city.

Not to mention, the bonus it gives makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

How doesn't it make sense? You can't see people in your area in real life being happier because the city now has charging stations for electric vehicles? Inb4 expensive, the Leaf is $21k and gets 130mpg in city driving.

Jesus Christ what has this community come to, rofl.... complaining about FREE extra content. For a game that they don't play! lachen.gif
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SC always had classic names for plots like Kane's Tiberium and such referring to other games and jokes. Branding in this game is almost a sin lol... I don't see it as that big of a deal though. This dlc is only an option for those people that thought it was worth the money... those people. tongue.gif
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I don't understand how anyone is remotely interested in playing this game.
I and most SC fans are. I won't play until it's free or maybe, just maybe, when it's <$30. Offline at launch and it would have been worth the price... now I can wait.
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Please fix everything that is wrong with the core of the game before you inject DLC, free or not.
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How doesn't it make sense? You can't see people in your area in real life being happier because the city now has charging stations for electric vehicles? Inb4 expensive, the Leaf is $21k and gets 130mpg in city driving.

Jesus Christ what has this community come to, rofl.... complaining about FREE extra content. For a game that they don't play! lachen.gif

Welcome to OCN.

Meanwhile, thousands of people go and download Ubuntu just for a TF2 cosmetic item.
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Not to mention, a charging station should be like a gas station with lots of various brands, not just Nissan Leaf specific... there's Tesla and other electric cars out there.

Ding, ding, ding ... we have a winner.
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How doesn't it make sense? You can't see people in your area in real life being happier because the city now has charging stations for electric vehicles? Inb4 expensive, the Leaf is $21k and gets 130mpg in city driving.

Jesus Christ what has this community come to, rofl.... complaining about FREE extra content. For a game that they don't play! lachen.gif

LOL. I said mid and high wealth, you seriously don't think people working near minimum wage can afford any brand new car, let alone a Leaf, do you?

Also, no, I don't think a charging station would make anyone happy by just being there. A nice park would have a much bigger affect on local happiness.

What it can do is lower pollution on surrounding streets and highways, and happiness is raised as an effect of that lowered pollution, but that's it.
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For anyone who actually plays--this is worth downloading. They're small and offer a huge happiness increase around where they're built--you can place up to 5 per city.
The weakest of sauce.
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