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  • unicorn69 15 Mar 2013 21:57:59 81 posts
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    http://www.simcity.com/en_US/blog/article/simcity-update-straight-answers-from-lucy

    This is rather ''interesting''

    Notice: If you notice this notice you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

  • RobAnybody 15 Mar 2013 22:23:45 825 posts
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    Yet more flim-flam from an EA flim-flam artiste ......... I mean, what a load of arrogant "fuck the customers" bollocks that is.

    And a few responses and comments on Bradshaw's vomit-fest:

    http://kotaku.com/5990854/simcity-boss-says-they-rejected-any-offline-mode-clarifies-server-use

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/03/15/maxis-quot-rejected-quot-offline-mode-for-simcity.aspx

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523776&page=22 (start reading from post 1068).

    Edited by RobAnybody at 22:46:28 15-03-2013
  • magicpanda 15 Mar 2013 23:07:04 13,008 posts
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    Those on Isles 1, Dept of Transport, Utilities and a Metal HQ up and running. Got a train station now and loads of jobs. I don't seem to be getting any Region updates at all so no idea what anyone else has.

    Share your police, fire and ambulances around as they don't leave your city short but they help others magically. Don't share recycling trucks as they can bug out your recycling centre.

    Edited by magicpanda at 23:08:37 15-03-2013
  • Jazzy_Geoff 15 Mar 2013 23:31:31 7,767 posts
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    So basically they have admitted that offline mode is perfectly possible and the servers are only used for inter player stuff. Isn't that essentially admitting that they lied outright? This is amazing.
  • teamHAM 15 Mar 2013 23:31:51 2,407 posts
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    Something is up with the sync, at least for me. I'm set up to buy peoples power and water etc and it just didn't work. Sewage was just sitting there and in the end I had to build a sewage plant myself. Also it's not recognising you have a Dept of Transportation either.

    I have got a Dept of Tourism and am planning to go Dept of Safety provided that you having a Transportation syncs up properly in the morning.

    I also have a train station. Highly recommend people build passenger train stations and ferry terminal when possible as then all our guys can inter mingle without clogging roads. My roads are completely gridlocked at 30k population. I have streetcars but no buses, so I will sort some buses tomorrow (another thing everyone should have - the municipal bus depot).

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  • Razz 15 Mar 2013 23:32:42 59,994 posts
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    Are you trying to buy stuff from me?

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  • Razz 15 Mar 2013 23:34:50 59,994 posts
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    I jusst had a Zombie attack and a earthquake, my beautiful city is burning down and buildings are being eaten by Zombies, my water plant and sewage treatment were victims. :(

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  • shamblemonkee 15 Mar 2013 23:36:34 14,041 posts
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    my area is ore rich some i'll be going to metals.

    it seems the servers are lagging behind by upto 20mins for 'stuff'
  • teamHAM 15 Mar 2013 23:44:02 2,407 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Are you trying to buy stuff from me?
    Aye I was hooking up to your water, power, probably sewage too, aswell as shamblemonkee and probably Khanivor too. None were working. All were showing you had a surplus of supply and it just didn't work. Even now it says "Need Department of Transportation" in region yet I visit magicpanda's city and can see he has one. So it's just not synced up right at the moment.

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  • Randomlampy 15 Mar 2013 23:50:11 580 posts
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    Yeah Had some issues buying stuff off people this evening too, Wasn't getting the updates regarding which Town hall updates were completed either, picked up Utilities and Taxation on a guess.

    Shared out everything as much as possible including Recycling, but I'll take em back if there's a chance of bugging it up.

    The Inter region chat etc really needs looking at, I'm assuming its something that's hampered by the post-launch tweaks and that it'll improve but its tricky to organise region stuff without a third party program like skype/AIM/Mumble etc.

    Still fun evening had, though a pigs ear was well and truly made :)
  • teamHAM 15 Mar 2013 23:52:33 2,407 posts
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    I'm sure the sync thing will be sorted in the morning. I had no issues earlier with it.

    Dunno if you done something Razz but just about 5 minutes ago I had a flurry of updates from you and your city - "Mayor visits", "sending sewage", "firefighters called", "garbage collected", everything all within a couple minutes. I guess it's playing catch up.

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  • X201 15 Mar 2013 23:55:03 14,698 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    Isles 1 now full!

    Couple spaces left in Isles 2.
    Am I in one of them?
  • shamblemonkee 15 Mar 2013 23:55:45 14,041 posts
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    can't even connect right now
  • teamHAM 16 Mar 2013 00:27:29 2,407 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    teamHAM wrote:
    Isles 1 now full!

    Couple spaces left in Isles 2.
    Am I in one of them?
    1.

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  • X201 16 Mar 2013 06:17:49 14,698 posts
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    @teamHAM

    Cheers
  • Physically_Insane 16 Mar 2013 07:50:29 7,863 posts
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    How do I join an EG game?
  • Jazzy_Geoff 16 Mar 2013 08:43:07 7,767 posts
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    I know this is a bit immature but...


    Khanivor wrote:
    At the very least water replenishment is handled server side. I've very little doubt that at least a decent number of other non-social elements are too. But then, I'm not making a whole lot of hay from driving EA haters to my website. It's also fairly apparent that inter-regional stuff is handled on the servers.

    Of course, it's possible EA made a simulation game that was so flimsy and broken it would take less than a week for people to twig. I'm sure that having a completely broken game - by design - is a new way of encouraging people to spend more money through DLC and microtransactions.

    It seems a lot more plausible to me that the client is able to handle a small percentage of the calculations on its own - say, 10% - to allow the game to keep running if there's a temporary loss of internet connection. I mean, wouldn't you think EA would at least cover their asses enough over the server reliance scam to not include a graphic that lets the player know the connection has been lost and it's trying to reconnect?
    WRONG! YOU ARE WRONG! And what's more, you're a grotesquely ugly freak.
  • thedaveeyres 16 Mar 2013 09:20:40 9,739 posts
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    Apologies for not jumping in on one of the regions, World of Tanks have got an amazing special on this weekend so I won't be city building till next week.

    D****** ******r

    XBLA: Hamster Trippin
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    PSN: HamsterTrippin

  • vijay_UK 16 Mar 2013 10:40:41 1,678 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    X201 wrote:
    teamHAM wrote:
    Isles 1 now full!

    Couple spaces left in Isles 2.
    Am I in one of them?
    1.
    Would like the last slot if it's going, Ham.

    :)

    EU West 6 full :\

    Edited by vijay_UK at 10:47:59 16-03-2013
  • Physically_Insane 16 Mar 2013 10:49:46 7,863 posts
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    @teamHAM Any spots left dude?
  • teamHAM 16 Mar 2013 11:01:41 2,407 posts
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    vijay_UK wrote:

    EU West 6 full :\
    During peak times nearly all the servers are full for players that haven't already created something on the server. All the Europe West ones are anyway. You need to get on during quiet time and make a solo city so that you can get back in when it's busy (until I manage to invite you to the EG region).

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  • vijay_UK 16 Mar 2013 11:04:43 1,678 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    vijay_UK wrote:

    EU West 6 full :\
    During peak times nearly all the servers are full for players that haven't already created something on the server. All the Europe West ones are anyway. You need to get on during quiet time and make a solo city so that you can get back in when it's busy (until I manage to invite you to the EG region).
    Cheers for that Ham.
  • Razz 16 Mar 2013 11:06:48 59,994 posts
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  • teamHAM 16 Mar 2013 11:07:14 2,407 posts
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    @vijay_UK

    I will keep a slot for you on Isles 2 if you want one.

    Edited by teamHAM at 11:07:49 16-03-2013

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  • teamHAM 16 Mar 2013 11:08:13 2,407 posts
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    @Razz

    So we have a Ferry Terminal, a Cruise Ship Dock, and a Freight Terminal. So what is that?

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  • TarickStonefire 16 Mar 2013 11:08:16 2,664 posts
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    Are people who have been playing this heavily not noticing how poorly the entire game reportedly simulates, well, everything? Especially compared to previous versions?

    I'm reading it's all stupidly easy, until the point where it becomes stupidly illogical and all the cracks in path-finding AI, population count, map size etc become painfully obvious, which has 100% put me off buying it for the foreseeable future, especially as previous incarnations were satisfyingly tough.

    Nobody here experiencing this?

    Also, this hateful "You Can't Save And Reload" mechanic - did *any* of those fuckers at Maxis play their old games?!

    Edited by TarickStonefire at 11:09:05 16-03-2013

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Razz 16 Mar 2013 11:12:16 59,994 posts
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    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9370880.page
    New patch notes:

    [code]Update 1.6.1

    General:
    •Turned regional Achievements back on!
    •We are now prioritizing games with available slots in the “Join Game” menu in the front end
    •Update so players will go through the Getting Started Scenario only once. They will see the Play menus when they switch servers
    •Fix for a gameplay crash
    •UI improvement: Increased time showing system alerts for readability
    •Graphics: shader change to improve look of walls and parking lots
    •It’s now easier to place airport runways
    •Budget transaction optimization to increase performance
    •Update of Buffers on buildings to save memory
    •Performance improvement for lower end machines

    Servers:
    •DB performance upgrades to increase response times[/code]

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  • superdelphinus 16 Mar 2013 11:12:31 7,276 posts
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    I don't think I'm ever zoomed in enough to notice that sort of stuff. I have noticed its very difficult to go wrong though. Not played for a few days though
  • secombe 16 Mar 2013 11:16:34 1,326 posts
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    @Razz Where did that image come from? $14.99 is insane!
  • Razz 16 Mar 2013 11:20:30 59,994 posts
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    @TarickStonefire LOL! Welcome to last week. It's the reason why people have been moaning about it. The game is broken and this is why: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Miscellaneous-Issues/Traffic-quot-AI-quot-This-is-why-services-and-traffic-are-broken/td-p/737060

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