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  • X201 9 Mar 2013 15:59:46 15,132 posts
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    Got it working, its a bloody brilliant game. :)



    Ham can I have my invite please.


    Is any one specialising in anything on the EG maps?
  • TarickStonefire 9 Mar 2013 16:12:38 2,897 posts
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    Mark1412 wrote:
    So to anyone who's put a few hours into this, is it good? Hard to gauge with all the noise regarding stupid DRM and reviews are a bit all over the place too (also hard to gauge how much of that is to do with stupid DRM).
    Polygon reviewed it as a 9 or 9.5 I think, before the server issues, then downgraded it to an 8, then a 4. When it works it's supposed to be a lot of fun. The comments here support that it looks like.

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

  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 9 Mar 2013 16:16:00 4,621 posts
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    My city is totally screwed. I think it's something to do with this.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • teamHAM 9 Mar 2013 16:26:16 2,751 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Got it working, its a bloody brilliant game. :)



    Ham can I have my invite please.


    Is any one specialising in anything on the EG maps?
    Yes you can have it mate when I can next get onto the servers.

    As for specialising, I did plan to go Electronics since I haven't really got good Coal, Ore or Oil supplies and I am close to placing a Recycling Centre. I think I have all the prerequisites to get a Processor Plant as I have a lot of high-tech industry and also good education. The question is where to put it. I've zoned a low density, high wealth mansion district on the outskirts of the city which seems like a mistake to me. It looks good and all but you just seem to sacrifice too much land for too little gain, especially since high wealth demand a lower tax band.

    I'm not sure if anyone else in EG County has one but I have built a Nuclear Power Plant and now I have an absolute shit ton of power. So I'm sure I can spare some for people that are low on power.

    Earlier today I nearly went bankrupt, because all my utilities infrastructure maxed out at almost the same time (water, power, sewage, garbage). I ended up losing money per hour with all three bonds maxed out at 100k. I thought it was the end but somehow I have come back from the brink and have said nuclear power and also a water pumping station.

    Also I had a tornado that ripped through my downtown district.

    And I fucked the road system up. Major renovations coming I think.

    Edited by teamHAM at 16:28:39 09-03-2013

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  • Captain_America 9 Mar 2013 16:46:00 426 posts
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    Any spaces in any of the EG areas for a loner?
  • Khanivor 9 Mar 2013 17:02:55 40,387 posts
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    I've got metals coming out the ass. Problem is my city keeps shrinking. And the wee wankers are moaning about no shops while living across the street from a shop. Which is complaining about no sales.
  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 9 Mar 2013 17:05:36 4,621 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    I've got metals coming out the ass. Problem is my city keeps shrinking. And the wee wankers are moaning about no shops while living across the street from a shop. Which is complaining about no sales.
    Yeah, that's one of the problems I'm having too. That thread I linked to in my last post is worth a read.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Deleted user 9 March 2013 17:11:30
    I'm impressed that it does force you to keep evolving your city, not just grow it, and I mean by redesigning not just chucking down better versions of things.
  • Randomlampy 9 Mar 2013 17:22:38 580 posts
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    @Mark1412

    I'm several hours in and loving it.

    Speaking as someone completely ignoring the always on requirement (though with server woes it is hard) but fundamentally a great game. Some bugs here and there, and I'm making a mess of my city but its great and the co-oppery from a region is pretty unobtrusive.

    I'd maybe not recommend til they buck their ideas up but if, like me you can spare the 30-odd quid this month theres a gem in there if you like the genre.
  • Randomlampy 9 Mar 2013 17:23:55 580 posts
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    @Aargh.

    Yeah it forces you to make some hard choices when it comes to a redesign too, I'm in mourning for my hastily plopped recycling plant which had to be demolished come streetcar avenue time :)
  • Mark1412 9 Mar 2013 17:27:46 513 posts
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    Thanks lampy/Tarick, think I'll give it until I'm done with Tomb Raider then jump in if things sound better. I was all for it until the launch-day woes and I also actually like the sound of some of the co-op stuff.

    .

  • X201 9 Mar 2013 17:40:27 15,132 posts
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    Updated list with additions and changes

    X201: ecks201
    THFourteen: THFourteenEG
    graysonavich: ohffsgg
    Venatio: Venatio UK
    thedaveeyres: HamsterTrippin
    Jetset_UK: Jetset_UK
    tincanrocket: tincanrocket
    GreasyWeasel: GreasyWeasel
    Roddles: Rodpad
    vijay_UK: Vijay_RebelScum
    elephantjuice: legrandmuzzy
    teamHAM: teamHAM
    magicpanda: themagicpanda
    the_dudefather: the_dudefather
    xxblindmonkeyxx: xxblindmonkeyx (note single 'x' at end)
    Rusty_M: Friendly_Psycho
    Garfy: Garfy400
    Errol: maxkeiser
    StarchildHypocrethes: Starchild_H
    Whizzo: Whizzo
    kingcrowbar: kingcrowbars
    Khanivor: Khaniv0r
    Gustave: AnimateGustave
    Razz: Razz
    Randomlampy: Randomlampy.
    urban: Manky-Crack
    BeebleB: Emperorzaphod
    hiddenranbir: Ragemore
    KillCrazy: KillCrazy1978
    Lavatan: DanLavatan
  • dr-gray 9 Mar 2013 17:42:39 380 posts
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    Seems to be updating a new patch now...
  • secombe 9 Mar 2013 17:52:03 1,328 posts
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    Pretty fundamental design flaw having regions locked to specific servers. I can currently access 90% of the servers, but one of few that always seems to be unavailable is Europe West 2, so I can't access the EG Region to get my city started.

    It's all very well it telling me Euro East 6 is free, but my city isn't on that one!

    Also, they're adding all these new servers to cope with the early demand, but when things ease off and they want to switch some servers off, what the hell happens?!
  • Deleted user 9 March 2013 17:55:39
    They'd move your stuff to the other region.
  • X201 9 Mar 2013 18:01:18 15,132 posts
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    @teamHAM

    OK, thanks.


    Was pondering the specialisations so that everyone didn't double up and so that everything would be available on the global market.

    Edited by X201 at 18:01:42 09-03-2013
  • superdelphinus 9 Mar 2013 18:26:43 8,016 posts
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    The guy I bought it from in game said there was a patch coming to play it offline?
  • X201 9 Mar 2013 18:31:06 15,132 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    The guy I bought it from in [B]game[/B] said there was a patch coming to play it offline?
    No. Reason why I'm sure in bold.
  • captbirdseye 9 Mar 2013 18:33:03 4,782 posts
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    Some 'groups' are working on an offline crack, but i highly doubt they'll be able to get it working.

    Edited by captbirdseye at 18:33:20 09-03-2013
  • BudBrain 9 Mar 2013 18:42:06 18 posts
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    Invite plz Ham (BudBrainUK)
  • Razz 9 Mar 2013 18:43:43 60,765 posts
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    These Simcity infographics are really handy:

    http://imgur.com/a/gUFqn

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  • X201 9 Mar 2013 18:49:15 15,132 posts
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    Nice find Razz
    That's great
  • tincanrocket 9 Mar 2013 19:00:19 2,905 posts
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    Should be on in about an hour and will try to sort an invite to the ridge then. Typically my daughter has chosen to be a pickle about bedtime tonight!
  • superdelphinus 9 Mar 2013 19:17:00 8,016 posts
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    Quick question - I have the game on disc now but how do I install on that through origin and not have to use it every time I play the game? Seem to remember with FIFA I had to download it still even though I had the disc
  • Carlo 9 Mar 2013 19:20:53 17,948 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    I've got metals coming out the ass. Problem is my city keeps shrinking. And the wee wankers are moaning about no shops while living across the street from a shop. Which is complaining about no sales.
    I had that too. It needs to be the right type (i.e. size) shop!!! There are 3 types, depending on the size of the road.

    PSN ID: Djini

  • BeebleB 9 Mar 2013 19:28:46 874 posts
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    game arrived, haven't been able to install it though as Origin is refusing to work. Was stuck in offline mode, tried a re-install but now it wont let me log in at all. keeps saying "You must be online to log in for the first time".

    PC gaming..Grr
  • LOLLERS 9 Mar 2013 19:51:22 75 posts
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    Been playing almost constantly since last night, really enjoying it, no major issues apart from an initial wait to get in.

    One quite major thing though - I made my own region set to private yet this afternoon someone else managed to join it and claim a city...so you might want to make sure you dont leave any empty slots if you dont want that to happen to you! Couldn't see a way of giving up a city or kicking someone off it either...
  • Razz 9 Mar 2013 19:54:42 60,765 posts
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    Anyone posted this yet?

    http://www.simcity.com/en_US/blog/article/a-simcity-update-and-something-for-your-trouble

    Update from Maxis SVP Lucy Bradshaw, and a little freebie from EA

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 9 Mar 2013 19:56:37 25,412 posts
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    I can only apologise to my fellow mayors of EG County...my city is soooo crap :D
  • kingcrowbar 9 Mar 2013 20:04:09 911 posts
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    I probably wont be on the EG Ridge for at least a couple of days as i'm still waiting on someone to come and fix the adsl. If it will be a problem having the place empty, give it to someone else.
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