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Early SimCity adopters to receive free game for their troubles

By Shawn Knight
Mar 11, 2013
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  1. The SimCity fiasco is closing in on a full week now as the game has been plagued with server issues since the moment it became available. According to EA, they are doing everything possible to rectify the issue but if...

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  2. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 577   +98

    Lol. I remember reading a comment like, "Hopefully this gets pirated soon so we can actually play it."
    Wendig0 and wastedkill like this.
  3. So if I go get it now...I can get another free download? Did they do that for the Diablo players?
  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +77

    So maxis takes the fall for EA's blunders.. wow.
    wastedkill likes this.
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,069   +39

    It sounds like it, huh? Can anyone make sense of that for me?
  6. Brewskie

    Brewskie TS Rookie Posts: 17

    So, Go with SimCity or try out CitiesXL

    I'm a bit confused on whether I should risk my limited money on SimCity

    Thanks!
  7. Mavrickx888

    Mavrickx888 TS Member Posts: 64   +9

    Server issues have been more or less smoothed out. Don't get me wrong, the launch was nothing short of a disaster, but things seem to be chugging along well enough now.

    The game is quite good when the servers actually work, however it is not a game that you should play by yourself... which is completely contradictory to the entire series. The great parts of the game really shine through when you can get a few of your friends together to start a region. Also, if you're expecting the typical, "here is 3000 square acres of land, go nuts", then you're better off sticking with CitiesXL or an older SimCity. This new one is definitely geared more to the casual (and social) player with less time on his/her hands and a few friends.

    I pre-ordered the game and am quite satisfied with it now that I can actually play it without the servers going down. The free game is just icing in the cake for me.
  8. Brewskie

    Brewskie TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Thank you for your response.

    It seems that SimCity is nothing like I thought it would be, or even should be.

    Since I really have no on-line friends to play this with I'll take a pass and hope they do something for lone playing.

    Thanks again!
  9. PedalsAndSticks

    PedalsAndSticks TS Rookie

    Never gonna buy any EA-published game since battlefield 3. ever. :)
  10. @Mavrickx888

    I am curious as to what is your opinion on the relatively small area to build your city in? I have read that quite a few people grumble about the fact that you cannot expand beyond the 2KM square grid.
  11. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    Title is misleading; it implies they will get a free copy of Sim City. "A free game" would sound more like the situation at hand.
     
  12. Mavrickx888

    Mavrickx888 TS Member Posts: 64   +9

    I actually don't mind it too much to be honest. I always felt like the super crazy expansive masses of land that the older SimCitys gave you were a bit overwhelming and hard to manage. The smaller land masses give you a taste of the origins of SimCity, without having to micromanage quite as much. It feels like a much more easy-going, laid back experience.

    Check out this video which will help give you an idea of the scale you'll be working with:
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gnOKfhQCvM


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