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Old Mar 10, 2013, 01:44 PM   #151
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I think you missed the point, instead of shipping the game with what it should of had in the first place they crippled it to sell more expansions/new versions down the line.
I don't think they "intentionally crippled it to sell expansions".

You see, this is the problem with holding info on the servers. You want to give people the ability to play as soon as possible, but you also want to make sure people can play well.

How big should the servers be?

How many servers in general should there be?

As fun as it is to bash EA, this reminds me of the Diablo 3 fiasco.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 06:13 PM   #152
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smh... how could EA **** up such a great franchise. SMH... I wish there were some alternatives.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 07:13 PM   #153
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smh... how could EA **** up such a great franchise. SMH... I wish there were some alternatives.
There are alternatives but you'll need boot camp. Try the Cities XL series or play Sim City 4.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 07:44 PM   #154
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Idiots.

I was considering buying it, but with this DRM *****, no way. Screw EA.

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 08:37 PM   #155
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There are alternatives but you'll need boot camp. Try the Cities XL series or play Sim City 4.
Not entirely the same as SimCity, but hearing some good things about Cities in Motion...
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 09:49 PM   #156
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Not entirely the same as SimCity, but hearing some good things about Cities in Motion...
I got that game via IGN for free when the developer was giving it away. I'm also new to the series but I think Cities XL is part of the series. Steam was recently selling it for $29
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 07:00 AM   #157
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New Sim City Mac version

Here is a quick hack for a Mac version of the new Sim City. Just open this image in preview and set it to fullscreen:

Thumb resize.

Runs great even on my old 2008 mbp!
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 06:20 AM   #158
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The game itself is actually great (although city sizes could be a bit bigger and I miss subways). I've been playing through bootcamp since launch day and whilst I had problems getting onto a server for the first couple of days, I can get on fine now. The Maxis team are actually doing a very good job of updating the game as quickly as they can. The current problem I'm having regards having to rollback my city and then it being unable to load which means all the time put into is lost which is a pain in the arse. Once they get that sorted though, I'll be even happier with it.
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