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Peace-Child Jan 13, 14
Jesus, EA.
How the hell did it take you a year to add this to the game?
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LloydToS Jan 13, 14
After they got a new person in the lead they've made a few good decisions for their games, this was probably a long time coming as they already made a statement that they considered it a long time ago. I'm glad they are doing it, when it goes live I can play it on my laptop when the connection fails.
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tekmosis Jan 13, 14
Too little too late. Unfortunately the game is still a wreck :\ because of the AI. Hopefully they actually listen to the community and make the game everyone wanted in the first place for SimCity 6. Even the new modding they're allowing will be pretty much "you can only re-texture things" limited.

I hope they aren't making the same mistakes with The Sims 4 as well or people will be all over them regarding that too.
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Misato Jan 13, 14
Too late for me. I still have the first three SimCity games floating around so if I really wanted to play a SimCity, I'd just load up one of those (probably 3000)
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THM Jan 13, 14
No offline = No buy!!!
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DedValve Jan 13, 14
EA literally has no idea what there talkin--OH WAIT.
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Aulis Vaara Jan 14, 14
Didn't pirates already hack this in back in June?
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harbin Jan 14, 14
Too little too late. Only time I'll consider buying this now is if it were heavily doors discounted.

Besides, I thought this game needed to connect to a server because of 'complex algorithms' that a desktop couldn't handle? EA kinda has always treated the PCPC platform like shit. Especially compared to the new consoles recently, which are apparently about 4 times more powerful than a gaming desktop.

I'm sure the developers themselves aren't bad, just idiot executives implementing *bleep* stupid policies.

Modding community is the reason SimCity 4 has lasted this long.
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Solid-Snack Jan 14, 14
quote Peace-Child
Jesus, EA.
How the hell did it take you a year to add this to the game?
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DarkLordAkuma Jan 14, 14
quote Aulis Vaara
Didn't pirates already hack this in back in June?
Haha yea. After they released a statement with some absolute bullshit about system restraints etc, it was hacked a few days later and was playable in offline mode. I laughed so hard when I read that article.

EA put your PR people on a leash, the internet is full of incredibly intelligent and talented people. You say it's not possible in offline? You'll be proven wrong in a matter of days.
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AkaiEdge Jan 15, 14
Did anyone even believe them when they said it wasn't possible?
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Ben73 Jan 15, 14
Now if they will let us make decent size cities, it would be a half decent game.
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tekmosis Jan 15, 14
They've stated that larger cities aren't possible because of the engine. The game was probably designed around small cities so I don't think you'll ever see anything larger. Besides, traffic and agent AI is meh anyways :/
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Aulis Vaara Jan 15, 14
quote tekmosis
They've stated that larger cities aren't possible because of the engine. The game was probably designed around small cities so I don't think you'll ever see anything larger. Besides, traffic and agent AI is meh anyways :/
Actually, they said larger cities wouldn't run on your dad's computer, and they didn't want to create any regions that some people might not be able to play.

Some players also suggested a compromise, where not all cities would be squares, so that there would be more variation and challenge between different plots of land.
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