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Vapourware LOL ELECTRONIC ARTS: The EA Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Dexter, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Jick Magger Arcane Patron

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    Apparently their DRM's made everything really fucking fiddly. From what I've read, basically everything's saved into the cloud. I don't even know if manual saving is possible, so if you're randomly kicked off of a server, your connection craps out, or hell, the server goes down (which isn't exactly uncommon with EA's wonderful "You will surely get the Karkland" track record), you lose everything.
     
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  2. Black Arcane

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  3. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    Didn't expect to see comments not disabled :D
     
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  4. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    I'm curious.

    It seems to me SimCity has three major flaws:

    1) Lack of terraforming tools.
    2) Small city sizes.
    3) Bugs (including always online stuff).

    Is there anything else the new game is missing or does wrong that makes it inferior to the past games? Just wondering, I have not played it, but I've heard very few critiques that don't focus on the above problems.
     
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  5. Black Arcane

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    And AI.
     
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  6. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Ever been driving before? At least it is kinda realistic for everyone on the road to be a moron. :lol:

    I guess this is pretty inexcusable though:


    I've also now read reports from people that the game's resource distribution is completely fucked up, i.e. parts of your city can mysteriously go without power, water, etc. even though you have more than enough being generated and it's all distributed automatically (pipes and power lines are auto-placed along roads).
     
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  7. Telengard Arcane

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    Some of the other dumbing down complaints I've noticed:

    • No partial funding of civic buildings, they're on or off
    • Removal of density zoning (choose only the three basic zone types, density is determined instead by parks and traffic)
    • No farms or subways
    • Removal of several power plant types, including dams (I haven't seen anywhere that power plants wear down, so I'm guessing that's gone too)
    • Removal of power lines, water pipes, and sewage pipes, reducing the need for planning - all automatically placed along with roads
     
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  8. Fart Master Savant

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    I cant believe this was made by EA. How long until they disable comments and claim that they were attacked by homophobic racists?
     
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  9. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I have no idea. The "no one wants to play" thing was for diablo 3.
     
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  10. Turjan Arcane

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    Yup. That kind of shitty AI is what one of the most important fan patches (Network Addon Mod traffic simulator z) improves for Simcity 4. It's funny that this is still as bad in the new game.

    I'm not sure whether you watched the previews where one of the designers built a city in the form of a guitar. Of course, the frets on the neck were done with roads, and sure enough, the number of roads and intersections alone produced awesome traffic jams, although it didn't make much sense. Which meant to me the AI that calculates traffic was still shitty.
     
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  11. Kitako Arcane

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    That video just made me homophobic
     
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  12. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    :what:

    I cannot fucking believe they actually think this is going to help their revenues.
     
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  13. Turjan Arcane

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    To be fair, there weren't any dams or sewage pipes in Simcity 4, either. The sewage pipe system was somewhere buried in the system files, but non-functional and off limits. Honestly, the way water pipes and power lines worked in the former titles was more tedious (water pipes) or non-sensical (power lines) than anything else. Want to connect power? Just zone a one tile wide agricultural strip.
     
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  14. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    At least the 10/1 dislike/like ratio shows that there are a few sane people left in youtube
     
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  15. Black Arcane

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    Oh, I liked it because it's hilarious.
     
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  16. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    I always liked the music they did for the Sim and Sims games, especially Simcity. Always kinda relaxing. :oops:
     
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  18. Toffeli Atomkrieg, ja bitte Patron

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    It's a parody site. Almost fell for it though myself too.
     
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  19. KidBoogie Learned

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    boards only ban people who post negative things about ea
     
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  22. Gerrard Arcane

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    The critics they "endorsed", obviously. The game doesn't seem to be any better than CitiesXL, it even appears to have just as many bugs.
     
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  24. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Still amusing though :lol:
     
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