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[Simcity] Where discussion of water pollution and power grids is normal.

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  • AutomaticzenAutomaticzen Registered User regular
    Yeah, a number of buildings are unavailable in the beta, but I'm still having a blast with it.

    Seems to run fine on mine. What system are you running?

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    i5 2400, 660 ti, 8GB ram.
    Do you have to 30 fps limiter turned on, or off?

  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    Just finished updating and about to run it.

    I don't have the greatest system (p4 quad core, gtx 260 and 4gb ram) so I'll be back with how it runs.

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  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    Huzzah just got my beta invite email

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    It runs pretty well on my computer with all settings on medium.

    All I played was the tutorial and I must say, I'm really liking this linked regions feature. The last SimCity I played was 2000 and the linked regions makes your city feel less like an island and more like a city that depends on other city for services (much like real ones).

    Like I said though, all I played was the tutorial so I'll be back later with a more detailed report. Hopefully.

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  • AutomaticzenAutomaticzen Registered User regular
    Rizzi wrote: »
    i5 2400, 660 ti, 8GB ram.
    Do you have to 30 fps limiter turned on, or off?

    I do indeed have it turned on. Did not even realize it was a thing.

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  • mr_michmr_mich Registered User regular
    Definitely fun. They really nailed the atmosphere and the UI. 1-hour timer is bullshit though.

  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    Woo beta.
    Poo demos masquerading as betas.

  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    I got the beta.

    My bandwidth cap says I better not download it.

    Fuck.

  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    Hopefully they can polish the performance a little before release.
    Seems fun.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    This seems pretty cool! I am more excited than I was before I played the beta. The regions thing seems like a great way to play with someone else, or you can play each city in the region yourself.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Well, I'm on the beta now. Time to go into this as open minded as possible.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Hmm I could swear I signed up for this a while ago but haven't gotten anything.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    Same here, or maybe I didn't. Was there something to do in order to get in?

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    I just filled out the beta application and that was it.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    What beta application? :(

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    There was a beta application on EA's SimCity website some time ago.

    Just as well, the beta's closed (as it you can't play it) at the moment.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Hmm I could swear I signed up for this a while ago but haven't gotten anything.

    yeah me too. Guess we just weren't picked.

    There was a steam sig here. It's gone now.
  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    Gah, I was intent to keep an eye out for signups, never saw them on the gaming news. :(

    Really wanted to try it out before paying $80 for this.

  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Yeah I trolled twitter until someone posted a key, and got it. Looks like the servers are down right now though.

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  • finnithfinnith TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    I've got a beta key if anyone wants one (just PM me). The charred remains of my gaming laptop's graphics card is unlikely to be able to run this.

    EDIT: Claimed already. Sorry guys.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    @finnith is a classy fellow, thanks for the beta key!

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    I can answer questions, if anyone has any. I only got an hour in and a lot of the stuff is locked for the beta, so my experience was pretty limited.

  • pricerpricer Registered User regular
    Initial impressions (i've had 2x hour-long playthroughs) are that it's surprisingly good - the tutorial touches on areas which will have much bigger ramifications that what the hour-long demo gives you, with seemingly much more scope and interaction between regions (i.e. you have full control over what you can import/export with neighbouring towns/regions) and there is much more micro-management than before, such as the modular nature to the buildings and far greater range of utilities. While the graphics are the initial differentiator to previous iterations, the practical changes are the most impressive; curvy roads, zonal systems which outline the roads (odd at first, especially as it's one area it doesn't hold your hand to establish, and it's potentially the biggest strategic difference introduced in the game).

    In terms of the baggage the game brings; the price is ridiculous, and it's clear they are planning to mine this franchise to death with pointless overpriced DLC/skins. The servers aren't really standing up to the demand, but considering it's a beta/test weekend, getting all this data is part of the point, plus it's a free beta - though the always-on DRM solution does raise the profile of this issue, especially in light of the Diablo3 launch server problem. On reflection, I'll probably hold off at least until the price becomes more reasonable, and the DLC gives the impression there will a catch-all bundle edition somewhere down the line.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Agreed with what Pricer just said.

    Some differences from SC4 is that city sizes are way smaller, but as mentioned, the micromanagement is increased. Some things have been dumbed down (Taxes) and some things have been enhanced. There is no terraforming and lots are mostly flat as well.

    The music is beautiful, and seamlessly adapts to whatever you're doing, making it a very very enjoyable experience. Only thing I sorta disliked was that the full score is only available when zoomed out from the city, but it's not a biggie. Performance wise, the game ran super smooth for me (i5 2500k, GTX560 Ti 448) and it is a very aesthetically pleasing game.

    It will probably take a little bit getting used to that now your cities aren't do-it-alls as in previous titles, you now really have to focus each on a certain "activity" and compensate with your neighboring ones.

    Looking forward to playing the full version, but I'm also still skeptical on the ridiculous price.

    Edit: I also had a bug where a truck at a stoplight would not move. And the way the game calculates stuff now, that mean that everything behind it wasn't going to go anywhere. This included firetrucks, who were unable to get to a fire. (In previous games, they'd just ghost through other cars)

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    I'll give the biggest hug to anyone that can get me a beta key.

    No I don't.
  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post Registered User regular
    Finally got to play. The change in focus is a bit jarring, but I guess I haven't played a SimCity game since 2004 so whatever; the waaaay more detailed simulation of most things more than makes up for it. It's really fun to see your decisions take shape. I forgot to build a sewage plant for a while, until I noticed half a dozen of my sims were complaining. I plopped one (heh) down a long ways from the city on service road, then switched to the sewage map. The moment it turned on, tons of brown bubbles sprinted under the roads toward the sewage plant, and green happy signs appeared wherever they left. Very cool. Preordered the moment the time was up.

    Also, this:
    cwgabriel wrote:
    Limiting the sim city beta to one hour sessions is fucking evil.
    link

    and this sig. and this twitch stream.
  • DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    I mentioned this in the screenshots thread, but just want to say that to me this is the Civ V of the Sim City series. They've made it more accessible and streamlined, which may turn people off that were huge into the previous versions. I loved Civ IV, but the moment I loaded up Civ V I was sold on it. Same with this new Sim City.

  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Whats the price thing people keep bringing up?

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    Are they talking about the price of the game? 'cause it's $100 here.
    And that's terrible.

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    I, too, am quite hyped for this one. I already was sucked into preorder and now having watched more videos, I'm pretty excited to get my hands on opportunity. Bummer I did not get in beta.

    Is the modular customization of building as awesome as it appears to be?

    Also, are subways going to be something that runs with the roads like the power now? Just plop stations and it works or do you get to create more direct lines between them?

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
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    My city before I ran out of time in the demo/beta. I am awful at city planning. :P
    I'm pretty interested in the full game. While not a huge issue in a game like Sim City, the frame rate is pretty weird sometimes.
    I just wish the beta/demo didn't have most of the buildings disabled.

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    So after playing this for a bit I'm not sure how much I'm digging it. The way I have to drag zoning around 4 sides of a block is annoying. It's very hard to judge how big buildings will be and therefore how big blocks should be. The modular customization thing is pretty cool.

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    Just realised that I didn't use any curved roads in my city.
    So basically my city might as well be from Driver for the PS1. :lol:

  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    Any kind soul got a beta key for me?

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  • BloodsheedBloodsheed Registered User regular
    Just finished my third city run. Each time I've gotten something a little different/further than the last, but for the life of me can't get my density up (so have yet to see those fancy high-rises). Last run did see my first mansions (big suckers) and independent (non-casino-attached) beachfront hotels spring up. Also ended up with 90% curved roads so the final city ended up a big circle.

    Really enjoying it and can't wait to see the multitude of "Not In Beta" things come in. It looks like there will be a ton of options once they're all in-game and, considering the smaller city sizes, it should really make for much more unique city planning than previous ones.

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Here's one that I finished up recently:
    http://imgur.com/UuXJvSV

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    I like the modular buildings. Need more buses for your bus system? Add another bus garage to your depot. More capacity in the grade school? Add classrooms. And then add bus stops and school bus stops to expand your coverage.

  • mr_michmr_mich Registered User regular
    What are people talking about with the price? It's $60, or $80 if you want all the dlc.

  • BloodsheedBloodsheed Registered User regular
    Just finished another, actually ran out of space and things to spend money on.

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