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03-06-2013, 09:11 PM
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Can't even log on again today. Lost my entire game the other night after the server got overloaded. ****ing joke.

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I've been watching this guy stream a bit...

http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/itmeJP

... and even though I really want to play this game. The size of the map looks so disappointing. Even though people are having so much trouble with the DRM aspect of the game, I think the tiny size of the map is the big thing keeping me away from this. The server issues will eventually smooth out.

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03-06-2013, 09:45 PM
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I've been watching this guy stream a bit...

http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/itmeJP

... and even though I really want to play this game. The size of the map looks so disappointing. Even though people are having so much trouble with the DRM aspect of the game, I think the tiny size of the map is the big thing keeping me away from this. The server issues will eventually smooth out.
How is he streaming when I've been trying to log onto this ****ing game for the past 2 hours?

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03-06-2013, 09:46 PM
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Hey Alex Jones, can you invite me to HFBoards World? It's JackBourdain on your friends list.



The fix: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Updater/Che...ue/td-p/634232
I'll invite you, just getting on...

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So what server is this HF thingy on? I have no recent experience with any of the more recent Sim City games but I'd like to join if that's OK.
We've got one going on NA East 2, apparently one is starting upon NA East 1.

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03-06-2013, 09:48 PM
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Hmm, was kind of sad that I wasn't getting this until Friday but maybe that's a good thing from all these comments.

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I'll invite you, just getting on...
No rush, seeing the servers don't want to work.

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Youd figure 48hrs after launch that I would have an opinion on the game.

Well, here we are.

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Aaanndddd I can't get on. Again. I think about eighty percent of the time I try to get on the servers are either down or it asks me to wait. My patience is growing extremely thin.

**** this, I'll do it in the morning.

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Being stuck on the launch screen of the launcher apparently qualifies as "time played". Origin says I've played SimCity for 5 hours. Haha, haven't even been able to get to claim one region yet.

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Yup, can't even connect to the servers.

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i cant really play until saturday but it would be nice to know that i can when it is.

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03-06-2013, 10:23 PM
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Can't even log on again today. Lost my entire game the other night after the server got overloaded. ****ing joke.
Same here.

Frustrated doesn't begin to describe it.

Maybe I'd be less furious if I actually intended to use this game as a social thing but...it's ****ing SimCity. I'm playing this solo.

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03-06-2013, 10:28 PM
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i cant really play until saturday but it would be nice to know that i can when it is.
If the servers are this ****ed on a weekday before the game has even been released in all markets, I really don't want to know just how ****ing bad they'll be this weekend when all the people who can't play on weekdays try to join up and the game is out in all markets.

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03-06-2013, 10:34 PM
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This is tunring into an even bigger ****fest than D3.

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This is tunring into an even bigger ****fest than D3.
Well at least for D3, the game was up 48h after, and during the whole debacle, the devs kept in contact. Maxis has been scrambling, and their PR is doing a **** job (after hyping the game up like crazy on reddit).

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I've been playing on NA east 1. But I went to claim another city and it's frozen. I bet if I manually exit, I'll lose everything and be unable to get back in. Joy.

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I've been watching this guy stream a bit...

http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/itmeJP

... and even though I really want to play this game. The size of the map looks so disappointing. Even though people are having so much trouble with the DRM aspect of the game, I think the tiny size of the map is the big thing keeping me away from this. The server issues will eventually smooth out.
Same here. The DRM issues aren't holding me back as much as the map size.

Feel bad for others here though.

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03-07-2013, 12:00 AM
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Not gonna lie. After playing all night on launch night after I got it to install, this game may have a very short shelf life for me. Only so many times I can play it. And I loved the old SimCity games.

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Not gonna lie. After playing all night on launch night after I got it to install, this game may have a very short shelf life for me. Only so many times I can play it. And I loved the old SimCity games.
Map size?

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Map size?
Yep. Also, I want more than one university. I wanted to build a true college city.

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Map size?
The map size isn't a huge issue when you consider they want you to string together multiple cities to form a region. There's plenty of interaction between the cities to facilitate this. The smaller plot size forces you to plan things out and make decisions. One city can't do it all.

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Would any of you guys be interested in starting a HFBoards region on a non-North American server?

Eastern Europe 2 seems to be the most stable server (as it likely has the least activity), at least for me. I'd love to be in the regions you guys have already started, but there is just no chance of me actually making it on to the North American servers any time soon considering just how overloaded they are.

Built a tourism-specialised city in my own region, right now my population is absolutely plummeting though because I don't have any space to get rid of all the sewage.

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