Thinking of buying Simcity 5
amazon wishlist because Lee said so.
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So in short - huge disaster! I'm personally not interested in the game, but if I were, I'd at least wait until these issues are resolved.
(Thanks to Honeywell for the info!)
I still have tons of accounts paperwork to do and can't play right now. But will most likely wait until the issues are resolved before I make any attempt to.
joandsarah;18765 Wrote:Then my internet decided to go on the fritz for awhile. Hasn't done that for a few days so I guess it was time for it to stomp around about and have a tantrum. Finally, later this afternoon the net came back, Origin worked and a server was available so I played for ages off and on until my city was full.
Yeah see, this is the thing. When my internet is out is exactly when I'd want to play a game. It's ridiculous that they force you to be connected to the internet just to run it. Glad you like the game itself though.
Everyone says online is how Sim 4 will go, which is stupid as most gammers I know like solitary play doing things their own way; they don't want the possibilities of shared play or 'gammer 1b5' coming along and altering their set up. I can’t imagine storing anything important in a cloud set up either. I want to be able to store it on my own hard drive. If I lose it well at least then I only have myself to blaim. Sharing is great when people feel like sharing, I love lets plays and online live simming-when someone else is doing it. If I had to broadcast my own old croaky voice I'd probably never go online again.
If there was an option to run it on a local network I might be tempted.
I think you would still load up online but then after that be able to disconnect. That might also just be pie in the sky.