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OTT: hello offline mode, i can finally buy this game now!

Honestly, don't waste your money and time. It is a shadow of the other sim city games as you can;t make full cities. One of the biggest let downs for me in last while.
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I am not going to risk the massive strain on my computer to run sim city in offline mode. After all, EA promised no less then 1 year ago that it required huge banks of servers which required to be online.

Why would I want to transfer that overhead to my computer. I think I should avoided killing my PC with that much strain and never buy this game. After all, if it takes a fleet of online servers to run it, I never could get it off the ground.
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Kinda off topic.. but is the industry that nasty that the developers don't care about the opinion of a large portion of their customers almost hate them? And that they are just happy to have work or something?
I'm just a simple nail pounder, but if the company I worked for was loathed, and other options were available, I'd be up outta there in a heart beat.
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I'm not an "Anti-EA" guy, but I still didn't buy Sim City, though I love the series, because I heard it was more like "Sim Town." Is that still the case?
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Kinda off topic.. but is the industry that nasty that the developers don't care about the opinion of a large portion of their customers almost hate them? And that they are just happy to have work or something?
I'm just a simple nail pounder, but if the company I worked for was loathed, and other options were available, I'd be up outta there in a heart beat.

You are not in a arching business. I am guessing construction.

When you are in construction, you worry about the whole flight of the arrow.

When you are in the business of game/movies/music, you are just worried about the part of the ark where you are going up, where you end up is pointless.

Why?

Most of the money people give to you is hard earned cash that they want an honest return on.

With EA, most of the cash comes from parents and others that do not get a say in the honestly of the return. It is also such a small amount of money that the arrow going in the wrong place does not upset the consumer.

Lets face it. When I look up your reviews on your company, you get a little worried. Am I going to ask the crazy cat lady why would not break the zoning codes to put a cat door next to her bed?

But EA only cares about how many sell. As long as the number sells, they could careless about the effect.

To them, Sim City was a great game. Because it sold.
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I'm not an "Anti-EA" guy, but I still didn't buy Sim City, though I love the series, because I heard it was more like "Sim Town." Is that still the case?

They have not changed the size of the starting city layout and I read somewhere that Maxis will never do it. From a very novice perspective, space isnt an issue until mid to late game, where you have large cities/ metropolis. I can see how the developers force you to make a more efficient city, but space is definitely a premium the more developed your city gets.
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They have not changed the size of the starting city layout and I read somewhere that Maxis will never do it. From a very novice perspective, space isnt an issue until mid to late game, where you have large cities/ metropolis. I can see how the developers force you to make a more efficient city, but space is definitely a premium the more developed your city gets.

Thanks. I loved the sprawling maps of SC4, so I was kind of dissappointed by the space restrictions you're describing. When it's on sale a year or so from now, I'll probably get it.
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Where's that certain member who was so adamant that EAxis wasn't lying about it requiring cloud servers?

XD

You mean Grizzleboy?!


Anyways, this game is still not worth more than $5. It needs some serious modding for it to be worth it for me. Also, since when was Maxis so "open to modding"? I know they didn't take to Modding Spore very well, and the only thing they did that was pretty cool in that sort of "area" was allowing model exportation of creatures you made from the game (with them still owning the copyrights).
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Where's that certain member who was so adamant that EAxis wasn't lying about it requiring cloud servers?

I wondering about that too after X1 fiasco the EA/MS defense force seem to slacking on their job. rolleyes.gif
    
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EA? Wonder what's next.

Offline TitanFall?
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