SimCity Update Finally Adds an Offline Mode

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Erris

HAHA!

This and larger city size + no bugs should have been in the game from day 1.

Stupid EA. No wonder they won Worst Company award 2 years in a row. They deserve to win it again.

If there is one game publishing company I wouldn't shed a tear for it's EA. They should go bankrupt to at least be useful once in their existence and serve as example to other game publishers about what not to do.

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Biceps

My guess is, this is exactly the ONLY thing EA is going to fix about the mess that was Sim City. They are enabling mods so the community can fix the game EA so completely botched for them. Perhaps the mod community can make something of the bones of Sim City to create a reasonable game.

After the BF4 bugs, it is pretty clear EA has gone past the point where they were ok releasing completely awful games to where they now don't even bother to release anything that resembles a working game.

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fung0

Hard to believe anybody still cares. I MIGHT be interested in checking out the next SimCity from whatever publisher buys the brand after EA folds...

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Gikero

I am guessing this is a typo "SimCity fans are about to their most requested feature", needs the word "get" in it.

I have been wanting to try the new Sim City game. It looks like it could be a lot of fun and this is the kind of game I want to see mods for. Haven't taken the plunge because of the launch fiasco and price. Might have to reconsider in the next few weeks after I see how the modding comes along.

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germanogre

Still some pretty serious bugs. Also, each city's buildable area limited to about 1.2 sq. mi., and they won't change that. Unless someone mods it, if you're thinking large SC4 cities, look elsewhere.

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John Pombrio

Yeah, the limited city plot is the most serious of the botched game dynamics. At least they have some of the bugs ironed out, heh.

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LatiosXT

I might actually consider buying it... but it still looks like it's lacking things to make it feel like a true sequel to Sim City 4.

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themiddlegeek

This could possibly be a warning sign. If EA wishes to take down Sim City's servers, you know, to put towards their new FPS, they could do this without making a game useless...I know the online version has been under fire, but playing with my friends and watching their cities screw over me was oddly pretty fun.

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TheITGuy

I'm happy this finally happened but, as another user said it is a little too late. This should've happened months ago.

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Cy-Kill

Now only if Blizzard would do that with Diablo III!

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Cleaver

Will they be increasing the workable size of the cities?

Either way, this is a case of "Too little too late."

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germanogre

They will not be increasing city size. Too big of a performance hit, they say. My guess is that the Glassbox simulator is so broken that even high-end rigs couldn't handle it. Maybe the modding community can at least increase current city sizes to where they touch each other, giving the appearance of one large city.

Totally agree on the off-line mode fixing server issues, though. Got back into this game a couple of weeks ago. Haven't had a single server problem.

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Eoraptor

Agreed. nine months ago I might have cared. now it's basically "we're not making nearly as much money on this as we hoped, and it's past the release life cycle, so we'll pretend to be magnanimous and give them what we should have at launch"

sounds to me like EA is laying the ground work to shut down the SimServers for the game BECAUSE they're not finding the game to be as profitable or talked about now as they'd hoped it would be at this point.

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Cleaver

Dat double comment

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jason2393

I might give the game a try now.

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wolfing

but, but, wasn't the 'always online' requirement a 'feature'?