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Origin=No=EA Games, Challenging my mental health. I'm not buying anymore games on Origin, done.



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If I can buy it on a disc and don't have to be online to play it, it might be a good time to buy a new machine (my laptop will be 6 years old in 2013)



dahuman said:
Origin=No=EA Games, Challenging my mental health. I'm not buying anymore games on Origin, done.

If i remember right, People also hated steam when it first launched with Half life 2, look at it now.



dahuman said:
Origin=No=EA Games, Challenging my mental health. I'm not buying anymore games on Origin, done.


Why ? whats so bad about Origin that everyone whining about like it was some kind of disease ?



mortono said:
Things this simcity needs:

-Lots of freeway types w/ custom onramp/off ramp design.
-Road customization to the point of paths in rollercoaster tycoon. You can make a road go up/down/into the ground/etc.
-Advanced road drawing mode where you can design before you confirm building the road (see iPhone simcity)
- Upgradable roads where you can add extra lanes, carpool lanes, shoulders, etc. We already know we are getting curvy roads which is awesome.
-Intersection customization - convert from stop sign to stop light. Put in yielding right turns. Control stoplight timing, road priorities, etc. 3-5 pronged intersections if desired.
- Circle intersections of course.
- More methods of transportation: light rail, monorail, bike trails, subways, customizable subway stations, etc.
- Sim copter mode where you can fly over your city and use the megaphone. (get movin' you stupid Canadians!)
- Elections. Sort of controversial but it could be an option you turn on. Every x years... an election is run to see if you can continue playing your city. You can spend lots of money and buy off people, or you can try and get a good mayor rating... your opponent would be random but would get harder and harder as you kept playing the game.
- Park zones. For god's sakes park zones. (can't tell you how annoying placing little parks everywhere can be).
- Real time. You can slow the game down to the point where 1 hour in real life is 1 hour in the game world. Or you can speed it up so that a year goes by in a minute. Big giant slider to control this :)
- Rewind button. Hey Pushmo had it!
-

- Feel free to add to this!

-pedestrian areas! I'm sick of building American style cities, I want to make a city where all the centre is pedestrianised with nice tiles, little shops, etc.

-also, more choice in building styles, so if I want to build a city that looks more classical like Vienna, I can.

-roundabouts

Basically, all my complaints are that SimCity cities are always a reflection of modern American cities, and I want to build a city the way I want, dammit!

 

Anyway, I really hope my laptop can move this game...



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zero129 said:
dahuman said:
Origin=No=EA Games, Challenging my mental health. I'm not buying anymore games on Origin, done.

If i remember right, People also hated steam when it first launched with Half life 2, look at it now.


People hate in general everything new.


OMG the DVD?Screw that!
OMG HDTV?NO ONE NEEDS THAT!!!
BluRay?lol who needs better visuals?
3D(in BluRays and TVs) = Waste of money!!
Steam?PC Gaming is dead!!!

Origin does make money - It works exactly like Steam just for EA Games.
Its of course hard to launch something so similar but it works - And people get nice stuff for their games.
The Gears of War Addon Mass Effect 3 got BF3 i believe as a PreOrder Bonus am I right?

People are just afraid of Digital Only Sales and all that Online Pass,DLC and whatever stuff.
But guess what?Its the future - The % of Digital Sales are rising every year,even on console.It will "soon" be standard and it works.



Fayceless said:
mortono said:
Things this simcity needs:

-Lots of freeway types w/ custom onramp/off ramp design.
-Road customization to the point of paths in rollercoaster tycoon. You can make a road go up/down/into the ground/etc.
-Advanced road drawing mode where you can design before you confirm building the road (see iPhone simcity)
- Upgradable roads where you can add extra lanes, carpool lanes, shoulders, etc. We already know we are getting curvy roads which is awesome.
-Intersection customization - convert from stop sign to stop light. Put in yielding right turns. Control stoplight timing, road priorities, etc. 3-5 pronged intersections if desired.
- Circle intersections of course.
- More methods of transportation: light rail, monorail, bike trails, subways, customizable subway stations, etc.
- Sim copter mode where you can fly over your city and use the megaphone. (get movin' you stupid Canadians!)
- Elections. Sort of controversial but it could be an option you turn on. Every x years... an election is run to see if you can continue playing your city. You can spend lots of money and buy off people, or you can try and get a good mayor rating... your opponent would be random but would get harder and harder as you kept playing the game.
- Park zones. For god's sakes park zones. (can't tell you how annoying placing little parks everywhere can be).
- Real time. You can slow the game down to the point where 1 hour in real life is 1 hour in the game world. Or you can speed it up so that a year goes by in a minute. Big giant slider to control this :)
- Rewind button. Hey Pushmo had it!
-

- Feel free to add to this!

Most of the road/transport things you mentioned were added to Sim City 4 via modding, (if you play SC4, look up the NAM - network addon mod - it's brilliant, a must-have) so it would be a shame if they don't appear in SC5.  Controlling intersections sounds way too complicated, menial, too much micro-management is a very bad thing.

But, park zones.  Yes. Please.  This.  So bad.

Yeah they basically need to look at that mod and make sure everything there is in the next one. :)

As for the micro-management, I agree. But I've enjoyed games (like rollercoaster tycoon) where that level of micromanagement is available but not essential. Basically if you don't do anything the computer will do it for you, but if you want to get in and tweak your city, you can.



zero129 said:
dahuman said:
Origin=No=EA Games, Challenging my mental health. I'm not buying anymore games on Origin, done.

If i remember right, People also hated steam when it first launched with Half life 2, look at it now.

Well not having tried Origin I don't know what it's like, but if it's like Steam then it in general won't bother me... however there are games on Steam that I would not buy even if my machine would run them simply because they require dumb shit like always online or for me to sign into something just to unlock the game.

All I want is to be able to buy the game, and play the game when I want with no other interuptions or hurdles to jump over.

Having said that, my copy of Sim City 4 is from Steam... so why wouldn't SC5 be available through Steam too? (again though, if there are dumb requirements like those with Windows Live stuff, I won't be buying it at all)



OMG the machine at 1:06 in the trailer is the Bagger 288!



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Multiplayer for up to 16 people. "Build a region with friends for the first time!" Origin exclaimed. "Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity World."

The SimCity GlassBox engine was named, too, and described as, "The revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once."

The contents of a Limited Edition (£44.99) and Deluxe Edition (£64.99) went on to reveal Super Hero HQ and Evil Villain Lair extras, plus new characters, mystery items and crime waves. The Deluxe Edition goes one better to include regional city sets: British, French and German. These include landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Brandenburg Gate and Big Ben. They also pack things like double-decker buses from London, high-speed trains from Germany and police and fire services from France.

Developer Maxis talked of a "painterly" style, curvy roads and focus on renewable resources to power your city. "Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar - but at the expense of your Sims' health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims' lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment."

You can view the req specs and other info here.

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Specs don't seem too bad, I'd only need to buy a new graphics card.
Deluxe edition...



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