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    ONE-ON-ONE WITH SIMCITY'S 'MAYOR'

    "It's a new age for SimCity. The cities you build no longer stand alone; they are not only part of a region but a global market as well. Your sims play a greater role in your city's life. You must balance the needs of your situations with the resources you can find, create, and afford. Yet the core of SimCity remains the same--giving the player a real influence on the world."

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    cirugo

    Posted

    And, Kip, what happens when the game is not a success and you shut down the servers? Will people still be able to play it?

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    timoman

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    SN: Can you take a game that's multiplayer, play it private for a little while, and then hook up later?

    KK: You have to be online to play.

    What kind of answer was that? Lol

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    Mr_Maison

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    Plenty of ways to screw with other player and plenty of ways to get screwed with huh? And we are to be forced into this? Is this guy serious? Very bad idea as there is no escape. Take back the part where you guys said you were targeting the hardcore fans.

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    meowza

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    ^ No, you aren't forced to directly interact with other players. They already said multiple times that you can play a whole region privately for yourself. The only thing that could possibly "screw" you up is the world economy.

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    AllKnowingSquid

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    "Privately" only in the sense that other players can't build there. This game is an MMO and they should just call it that.

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    rctshack

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    they do seem to be dancing around the question which scares me. Also saying that the top requests from fans were Curved Roads and Multi-player???? What sim city fan has said they wants multiplayer and ONLY multiplayer?

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    Romaq

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    Gell-Mann's Totalitarian Principle states: "Everything not forbidden is compulsory." While this statement was created in reference to quantum physics, it applies in a social sense also.

    If a given behavior is not explicitly forbidden in reference to "screwing over the world economy" in SimCity:MMO, such behavior will be compulsory, and the world economy will necessarily be screwed with. And people are endlessly creative in gaming the rules to run afoul of one another.

    I really like how Civ V avoids this problem. You can play solo, you can play LAN and you can play over their game server, and *YOU* get to choose. Too bad EA/ Maxis is not competent enough to see how to do that.

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    AnorexicPickle

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    I'm starting to get an icky vibe here. The kind of vibe that rises when the lady behind the counter at the airport looks you in the eye and picks up the phone.

    Judging from the concept art, they're taking the art style in the direction of SC3000, and I like that. A kind of 'vintage/post-modern' feel that made the original Sims so great. But now they're, little by little, dancing around the questions and leading us to believe this will be another Society's fiasco.

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    The Bluejay

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    "aside from building the next SimCity, it was curvy roads and multiplayer were the big features people wanted"

    Who are these mysterious fake people and who created them?

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    cirugo

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    "aside from building the next SimCity, it was curvy roads and multiplayer were the big features people wanted"

    Who are these mysterious fake people and who created them?

    The same people who thought Pandarens were the next thing that absolutely must happen in WoW...some inner circel game-geek bubble that gets absolutely no input from the general game-playing public.

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    AnorexicPickle

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    I think it's just a developer starved for ideas, and pulling hail mary's out of their asses.

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    fabsies55

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    There is two things that im really hoping they are smart enough to try and bring into this game that is also very big for the modern world now.

    1) Theme Parks, aquariums, things like that

    2) being able to successfully build tunnels underground, and connect them in almost anyway

    would definately only enhance the game... in my opinion

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