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    It really is a shame that they too have taken the Activision route with pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephro View Post
    Ok so I have my SimCity bug going, though not tried the beta (too much general faff with Origin, servers and my flakey internet).

    I have Sim City 4 deluxe, what mods are going to improve this? The simulation layer still feels a bit too lite.

    Also has anyone played Cities XL? What's that like?

    Also £45 or £65 (if you want it to look like a real city i.e. London) for SimCity? Fuck off EA!
    Network Addon Mod is, I believe, quite important. There's a bunch of overlay mods as well on Simtropolis, to give a more granular view as to what's going on.

    I don't like Cities XL.

    God bless the free Building Architect Tool and the legion of devoted modders on Simtropolis and SCDevotion.
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    Personally removing the extremely dated and annoying areas of influence for all buildings is a lot more important than city sizes. I always found it terribly restrictive (not to mention utterly unrealistic) that, say, a clinic with an ambulance couldn't go farther than two blocks away.

    The level of simulation involved here more than make it up to me. I see it as a different feel, as if I were playing with an incredibly complex model city, which would somewhat explain the small sizes.

    Plus, who knows, maybe some of the region maps are laid out differently so that you can make big cities from smaller squares.

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    Well, this looks promising enough despite our earlier pessimism. Still, after hearing all that locked out features in the beta, I think I'm better off waiting for the full game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    I was disappointed to find that this link chain only spanned a couple of posts. =(
    (I thought it was going to be a scavenger-hunt self-referential spiral into increasingly ancient posts about your thoughts on Cities XL. Let me just encourage/remind you that this is still a future possibility and you are well on your way).
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    Agree with Berzee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzee View Post
    I was disappointed to find that this link chain only spanned a couple of posts. =(
    (I thought it was going to be a scavenger-hunt self-referential spiral into increasingly ancient posts about your thoughts on Cities XL. Let me just encourage/remind you that this is still a future possibility and you are well on your way).
    If we end up with the same discussion (very likely), I may end up doing just that.

    I considered doing that for RPGs and EULAs, but we argue that so often (and at such length) that one could write a treatise not so much on the topic but on our particular dysfunction on said topic.
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    I really wish I had remembered to turn off my internet connection while I was in the middle of a demo session.

    Anyone see what happens?

    Edit: Linking a blog entry about sandbox mode, fwiw:

    http://www.simcity.com/en_US/blog/ar...y-sandbox-mode

    Lots of talk about 'climbing the leaderboards' which is EXACTLY THE LAST THING I want to do when playing SimCity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    I really wish I had remembered to turn off my internet connection while I was in the middle of a demo session.

    Anyone see what happens?

    Edit: Linking a blog entry about sandbox mode, fwiw:

    http://www.simcity.com/en_US/blog/ar...y-sandbox-mode

    Lots of talk about 'climbing the leaderboards' which is EXACTLY THE LAST THING I want to do when playing SimCity.
    Guys says there's a sandbox mode where you can basically play how you want but it just won't be contributing to leaderboards. What is your reaction? I DON'T WANT TO HAVE LEADERBOARDS! Geez.
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    This is how far I read into that article:
    competitive aspects ofSimCity
    GET TAE FUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    Guys says there's a sandbox mode where you can basically play how you want but it just won't be contributing to leaderboards. What is your reaction? I DON'T WANT TO HAVE LEADERBOARDS! Geez.
    And I agree with him, because FUCK LEADERBOARDS.

    Seriously, FUCK EM.
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    But I need to validate my experience by knowing that I did a better job than somebody somewhere.

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    I'm just pointing out the broader fact that I disagree with some of their objectives with this iteration of the game.

    Leaderboards seem like a clear distillation of the this concept of misplaced priorities.
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    Leaderboards, in fucking Sim City?

    Theres something more wrong than a competitive sand box sim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tei View Post
    Leaderboards, in fucking Sim City?

    Theres something more wrong than a competitive sand box sim?
    ...Genocide?

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    Maybe there'll be a leaderboard for number of people killed in disasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davkaus View Post
    ...Genocide?
    Arguably, considering the sandbox genre's long, stories history with wiping the slate clean, genocide isn't​ worse than leaderboards.
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    Hi, I may have confused myself here. Can anyone confirm if the Beta over the weekend was a full NDA or just a NDA on images and video? I've read opposing comments, and thought we could comment on the game, just not post images/videos? Especially as some of the beta forums were public...
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    So, can you call on Godzilla or Alien spacecrafts as disasters?

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    Disasters weren't available or even revealed in the "beta".

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