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Personally...I don't really have much want to buy Sim City. I've read a lot about it and talked to players and it sounds like too different of a game than SC4 was and I don't think I'll enjoy it that much. However, I think I might go buy it in a show of support. EA did something right. Sure they may have skewed the truth before...possibly out right lied depending on how you look at it, but they didn't have to have Maxis fix it...they could have just left it as is and just tried to sell us a different game.

Now, I still don't trust EA to actually be doing something nice for the players for no reason and I can see the server support getting the plug pulled soon to remove any cost to EA for the game, but still...they made the game the way it should have been in the first place. If the world still hates them for doing that then you can bet they probably won't do it again...unless it just happens to help them out in some way too.

Yeah, this "offline mode" definitely should have been part of the design from the very beginning. But I still won't buy it.

I loved the sprawling map size of the previous Sim City games and for some reason it's been taken down to this tiny map and they continue to say they have no plans to go larger, which is their prerogative. That just doesn't make any sense to me and doesn't appeal to me as a fan of the series going back to the original.

Maybe in a year or two when it's massively discounted.
Edited by LancerVI - 3/19/14 at 8:33am
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post #82 of 98
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Yeah, this "offline mode" definitely should have been part of the design from the very beginning. But I still won't buy it.

I loved the sprawling map size of the previous Sim City games and for some reason it's been taken down this tiny map. That just doesn't make any sense to me and doesn't appeal to me as a fan of the series going back to the original.

Maybe in a year or two when it's massively discounted.

I am going to wait for a couple months at least and see what mods get made for it...there are some Sim City nuts out there that will gladly spend every waking hour of free time to make the game more like Sim City 4. However, the game is at least off my "Do Not Buy Under Any Circumstances List"
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I am going to wait for a couple months at least and see what mods get made for it...there are some Sim City nuts out there that will gladly spend every waking hour of free time to make the game more like Sim City 4. However, the game is at least off my "Do Not Buy Under Any Circumstances List"

True enough. I had forgot about that. There certainly is a dedicated group of mod folks for Sim City. It's why I still play SC4. So I'll definitely have to keep my eyes open for that.

Maybe they can do something about the map size? For me, that's my #1 issue.
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All we wanted was SimCity 4 HD edition, is that too much to ask?
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^Well, the modders have the tools and the game is officially offline, i'm sure scalability is something they will be working on. On a side note though, the game is very fun and relaxing to me. I normally play BF4, so sometimes i need something less hectic. And i can save my single player game now!
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All we wanted was SimCity 4 HD edition, is that too much to ask?

Pretty much this exactly.
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I loved SC4, and I hope modders can do the same for SimCity. SC4 was just a bit too buggy and crashed a bit too often for me though, especially when I started making large cities and the game started lagging.
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I can't even remember the last time I even heard any one talk about playing it...probably would have been last fall.

I might pick it up now...if for no other reason than to give positive feedback to EA on this decision to make an offline mode.

A few months ago my boss was trying to praise the graphics on his new Mac by loading this game up. I had to point out that the native mac version typically is slower than running the windows version in vm-ware, and that there was no graphic improvements or anything on the mac version. Its all based on the nvidia card that's inside there. I wonder if they fixed the mac version by now.
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All we wanted was SimCity 4 HD edition, is that too much to ask?

If they actually delivered what they had planned, we would be happy. Crazy smart policy based engine with large cities. Not some garbage management system that everything runs on with a 1/10 actual population.
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Nice, so now all you have to do is login to your Origin account (at least once to enable offline mode) so you can play this game offline.. We still haven't totally severed the net requirement biggrin.gif

Does this game have much of a following anymore even?

The Sims 4 is supposedly coming out end of this year I believe, lets see how they do on that release, one of their all-time biggest money making franchises.
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