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Old 03-10-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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I was a SimCity 3000 junkie...Had high hopes for this new one.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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FRANCIS RAGES AT SIM CITY, MORE LIKE SIM ****TY. - YouTube
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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That guy is going to be dead by 30
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Having played more, I am beginning to understand what this game is all about. The real game seems to be in specialized manufacturing and building and managing your supply chain. For example you can specialize in electronics manufacturing which is initially a microprocessor plant. Feed in plastic and alloy and out comes microprocessors. Plastic can be got from a recycling plant, an oil refinery, or bought on the global market, or shipped in from your friend in a nearby city. alloy from recycling as well, an ore mill, or bought on the global market, or from a friend. the oil for a refinery can be drilled or bought on the global market, etc. There are different ways to get parts of your supply chain for different costs and different 'speeds' depending on traffic in and out of your city, your fleet of freight trucks, access to water, access to rail, size of shipping containers, how many warehouses to stockpile stuff while the trucks are out, how the factories are 'tuned'(what upgrades they have) etc. The fun is setting up a smooth supply chain so everything is ready when its needed and so that nothing runs out while you are manufacturing, and so something doesn't pile up and fill storage space causing one part of the supply to shut down until there is storage available (because your still paying for the plant even when its not running). Then on top of that you can eventually create tvs or computers with the microchips so it gets really complicated finding the optimal method of profit. It is all about timing as well, there is a lot of money tied up in a operation with profits coming in and payments going out at different times, you might go bankrupt if too many payments come in between the profits. If something is acquired by barge in huge quantities at once and you have a 500,000 dollar bill due when it comes, you better have that cash available when its time, or it might bankrupt you and you wont be able to afford to keep the rest of the supply chain (or your city) running until the next profit comes in. So far the most I have been able to maintain is about $1,600,000 per month (and it took me forever with multiple near bankruptcies to get that set up and running smooth) but there are people in my region doing about 6,000,000 per month.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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That guy is going to be dead by 30

He damn near died at 2:51
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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I grew up on SimCity 2000 and SimCity 3000. I had 4 but I never got into it because it was too glitchy. I don't understand the backlash against the online-only SimCity. If I want a non-online only I can go back and play the old ones. I think a lot of fans just want the old one updated with better graphics, but I think that'd be boring.
Well I have flipped my opinion on this. I couldn't wait for the Mac version to come out. Now I will not be buying it unless they drop the online-only requirement. No reason you shouldn't be able to play a single player game that you paid for because of server issues.

I was wrong on this one...
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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That guy is going to be dead by 30
Hes in his 40s and losing weight....


On the Topic of Consumerism and Sim City - YouTube
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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Hes in his 40s and losing weight....


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Weight be damned, i'm thinking of the guy's blood pressure.
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