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Why are SimCitys cities so small? Because EA didn't make it for multicore CPU's

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$60 USD ~= $58.59 AUD

Washington's spending spree and the Federal Reserve's "Quantitative Easing" programs have substantially devalued the United States Dollar.


A friend of mine said he likes the game but can see why some people wouldn't (e.g. it's a lot easier to make money than SimCity 4). He said he is glad he pre-ordered it. My copy hasn't arrived yet. :(
 
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Your minimum wage is double that of ours. Not so sure your dollar is worth more in real terms. What I really should of said is I wouldn't pay any kind of money for this game.
These are all good points and the economics of each country are far deeper then just the dollar value, but I still dont like paying $40 more for the same product.
 
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These are all good points and the economics of each country are far deeper then just the dollar value, but I still dont like paying $40 more for the same product.
That is why there is a thing called internet shopping where there is nearly no region issues for PC games ;) I must admit though, I generally prefer buying stuff in real stores. Gives me more confidence.
 
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That is why there is a thing called internet shopping where there is nearly no region issues for PC games ;) I must admit though, I generally prefer buying stuff in real stores. Gives me more confidence.
Yes, however I was stupid enough to buy it through origin as I wanted to play as soon as it released :p



Dont get me wrong, I do really like the game... or what the game will be after the bugs are fixed.
 

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for all the bitching about EA that went on BEFORE the release of the new simcity, i am surprised at the sales numbers. gamers are the biggest bunch of complainers and suckers of any group on the planet. stop eating the bullshit, complaining about it, and then eating more of it willingly!!!!
 

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I pre-ordered SimCity back in October.
 
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Double the city size and I will buy it.
 

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Build two cities in the same region and your wish is granted!
 

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I always assumed this was the case, that it was more of a DRM scheme than anything else. The good news is that it should be easier to hack it to single player mode, which is where Simcity belongs. I think the online capabilities look kinda nifty, but far from neceserry.
 

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I always assumed this was the case, that it was more of a DRM scheme than anything else. The good news is that it should be easier to hack it to single player mode, which is where Simcity belongs. I think the online capabilities look kinda nifty, but far from neceserry.
the only reason why i want online capabilities is so that i can launch nukes over into erocker's city. if i can't do that then i don't need to play online.
 

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I played it for about 4-6 hours yesterday and really liked it. Yeah, the cities are small but that would be my only complaint about it at this time.
 
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My city was going great for a fair few hours. That was with a nearby earthquake and a few zombies terrorizing the neighbourhood. Then it all went downhill after a massive earthquake flattened the top end of town. :(
 

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I've been lucky. I'm up to 120,000 now and the only disaster that happened was a zombie attack. The zombies only got 7 people people before they were dealt with.
 

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Nope. :(
 
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The reason theyre so small is because each sim just wanders to the nearest home/job to them. They're not individual people. This is why traffic patterns are so absolutely fucked up in this game. And if they allowed large cities the problem would be compounded by the number of people.

AKA EA/Maxis got lazy and did a shit job of coding, and instead of fixing it just made cities tiny.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/13/simcitys-sims-dont-seem-that-smart-after-all/
 
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what a terrible game from a terrible company.
 
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The reason theyre so small is because each sim just wanders to the nearest home/job to them. They're not individual people. This is why traffic patterns are so absolutely fucked up in this game. And if they allowed large cities the problem would be compounded by the number of people.
Yep. I'm having a really hard time wrapping my head around how to plan my city. Obviously people don't want to live in the industrial district so I'm trying to keep them separated and downwind. Always makes a select few crossroads go absolutely mental with traffic. Public transportation doesn't help, either.

At one point I noticed that the road surrounding my university was completely clogged. Turned out around half of the 900 students in class that day were crossing the road on foot.

If someone mods the game to support a million population on a 5x larger map, I dread the outcome.

 
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The game is realatively ease up to about 100,000 people and it gets very challenging past 200,000. There simply isn't enough money to expand everything they demand--something has to be sacrificed.

At 200k, roads are clogged everywhere, firefighters and police can't get around so your only option is to buy the expensive stations and equipped them with expensive helicopters.


Edit: Yeah, I noticed that sims always take the shortest distance between two points. That's why my second city is comprised completely of high density avenues. Even that is not enough when lots of people are heading to the same place (e.g. university which has 2500-2900 sims visit every day).