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Author Topic: Sim City 5  (Read 16477 times)

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2013, 05:34:42 PM »
Yea well, 60 (= ~$80 for yankees) for a single pc game is just too much even for me. :P

30-35 I could accept... Well, gotta wait for discounts.

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2013, 05:44:28 PM »
If you don't rush to buy stuff on the first day, you can get it much cheaper later.  I got kind of an interesting game called "Fallen Enchantress" for something like $15 on Steam...
I haven't really played it much, maybe an hour, but it looks interesting...

http://www.elementalgame.com/fallen-enchantress

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2013, 06:43:59 PM »
Well it's a pretty strenuous task to ignore such a game after having let all the marketing run through your brain, and that's a marketing professional talking :P

Anyway, will the game have a global economy or will it have continental divisions such as WoW does?
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 06:46:23 PM by saftfrucht »

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2013, 10:29:19 PM »
Yea well, 60 (= ~$80 for yankees) for a single pc game is just too much even for me. :P

30-35 I could accept... Well, gotta wait for discounts.

+1 don't buy EA games at full price in protest. Btw it's 35 on amazon UK which is acceptable to me tho
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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2013, 11:29:38 AM »
Btw it's 35 on amazon UK which is acceptable to me tho

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2013, 12:33:05 PM »
I like Simcity 4 and CitiesXL...

As for Simcity5... I have ordered it and will play it but as mentioned before it looks a bit too simmish...I have full confidence in Maxis for making a good sequel to Simcity4, it's EA I doubt. They don't care about a 'small group of die hard city builder fans', they care about selling games. Biggest mistake was Societies but I fear they made the same error with SimCity 5. Too much pointless details...

We'll see though...
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2013, 01:16:01 PM »
Cities XL was so full of holes and bugs that I am ashamed that I bought it twice.   Now they re-released 2012, changed the name to Platinum and added only a handful of buildings.   Monte Cristo died in 2010 and Focus Interactive isn't patching the sim.   SUX!    
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 01:25:01 PM by swiftus27 »

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2013, 01:50:12 PM »
+1 don't buy EA games at full price in protest. Btw it's 35 on amazon UK which is acceptable to me tho

This is so ridiculous. I just checked, if I buy it at amazon.uk and have it sent to Germany I pay 50, if I buy it at amazon.de I pay 60. Makes me kind of mad.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2013, 01:54:09 PM »
This is so ridiculous. I just checked, if I buy it at amazon.uk and have it sent to Germany I pay 50, if I buy it at amazon.de I pay 60. Makes me kind of mad.

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2013, 02:21:31 PM »
(Delivery from amazon.co.uk was free btw, for me at least - so 40, not 50)

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2013, 03:01:23 PM »
This is so ridiculous. I just checked, if I buy it at amazon.uk and have it sent to Germany I pay 50, if I buy it at amazon.de I pay 60. Makes me kind of mad.

probably because the Germans make Amazon pay taxes, unlike the Brits who are terrified that if they upset Amazon by demanding they do pay taxes, they will go away and britland will lose all that tax revenue... um... yeah, something like that...

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2013, 03:02:13 PM »
(Delivery from amazon.co.uk was free btw, for me at least - so 40, not 50)

You all will still need Origin accounts to run it.   We have to make a region and post it here.   I'd love to run it if it is possible.  

I am Swiftus27 in Origin as well.   Not too many people know that movie and I am sure even fewer wear my hockey number.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 03:10:54 PM by swiftus27 »

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2013, 04:07:55 PM »
(Delivery from amazon.co.uk was free btw, for me at least - so 40, not 50)

Another proof of how Germans are being shafted.

probably because the Germans make Amazon pay taxes, unlike the Brits who are terrified that if they upset Amazon by demanding they do pay taxes, they will go away and britland will lose all that tax revenue... um... yeah, something like that...

Nope, this is purely due to EAs pricing policy. What makes the story even more ridiculous is the fact that the UK has a higher VAT rate than Germany.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2013, 04:14:30 PM »
Another proof of how Germans are being shafted.


Someone has to pay for all the nations Germany keeps bailing out.

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2013, 04:36:35 PM »
Another proof of how Germans are being shafted.

Nope, this is purely due to EAs pricing policy. What makes the story even more ridiculous is the fact that the UK has a higher VAT rate than Germany.

Apparently, Amazon avoids paying UK VAT  too, seems all sales get channelled through a Luxembourg-based server, so, magically, nothing is actually sold in the UK, even though its physically warehoused, sorted, and despatched within the UK. The idea is, all that is just 'fulfillment' of an order made and paid for in Luxembourg so therefore only liable to Lux taxes... go figure...

Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2013, 12:21:30 AM »
Another proof of how Germans are being shafted.

Nope, this is purely due to EAs pricing policy. What makes the story even more ridiculous is the fact that the UK has a higher VAT rate than Germany.

How about buying a digital copy online, pay with credit card, paying US dollar price?

I guess they can stop you when you specify your address....

BTW, I have a US address credit card for my sister who lives in Europe, and she makes her purchases on stuff that's internationally restricted on that card.  Her main reason for getting it was some kind of scheme how Apple was screwing European customers (on price and availability of certain content).

Offline Dasha

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2013, 09:45:57 AM »
Or just compensate by illegally downloading other games from EA? Like Sims or NFS or whatever? (Not that I'm doing that of course  ;) )

But I think a region for AWS would be nice. Shame Maxis decided to make the airports a set size. I liked it that in the early Simcity you could zone your airport and have the airport half the map size :D
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2013, 11:29:10 AM »
Or just compensate by illegally downloading other games from EA? Like Sims or NFS or whatever? (Not that I'm doing that of course  ;) )

But I think a region for AWS would be nice. Shame Maxis decided to make the airports a set size. I liked it that in the early Simcity you could zone your airport and have the airport half the map size :D

Game requires a connection to Origin so downloading will be difficult.
Airports aren't actually built in your cities.  They are built in the region.    Cities come together and get resources to spend on it.   Regions have room for 'great works' like the airport or other large scale items.

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2013, 11:51:07 AM »
I think you can build an own municipal airport in your city that looks quite unrealistic and then a more realistic international airport as one of those 'great works', where you can also build one of those cool Arcologies I used to flood my map with in SC2000.

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Re: Sim City 5
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2013, 01:38:47 PM »
You all will still need Origin accounts to run it.   We have to make a region and post it here.   I'd love to run it if it is possible.  

Yea, does not really matter as I saved 20 bucks  ;)

May get it a few days later though as they gotta mail it...

 

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