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SimCity 2.0 Plans

The EA Forums have an update from SimCity senior producer Kip Katsarelis with word on plans for an upcoming version 2.0 patch for the city building game (thanks IncGamers). Here's a chunk:

We've been heads down addressing the key issues we’re seeing reported from our community. This includes city rollbacks, lost progress, and the return of features like Cheetah Speed and Leaderboards. Like you, we want all of these resolved ASAP, which is why they are the top priorities in our studio. Matter of fact, we have all of these in a QA environment, giving them a thorough test before we release them back to you, the fans.

On top of this, we’re also working on a number of bug fixes and other overall improvements that we’re planning to include in future Updates. Just last week we released two Updates 1.7 and 1.8, which included traffic fixes and other general improvements. For the future, in Update 2.0, we’ll be addressing the Recycling Center bug, fixing the fire engine clumping, improving the efficiency of Street Cars, and increasing the radius of river water. We’re also fixing the tuning on Casinos and are making them more profitable. These are just a handful of the substantial changes coming in Update 2.0.

Keep in mind, if you don’t see a particular fix present in an Update, this doesn't mean we’re not working on it, or we’re not aware of it. Our team is constantly getting reports about the top issues being raised and this is helping us prioritize what we need to address. There are some issues that are more challenging and will take more time. If you have feedback, please visit our forums. In the meantime, we’ll continue to address the top issues in our updates. We’ll keep working while you’re playing.

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31. Re: SimCity 2.0 Plans Mar 30, 2013, 12:09 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 16:15:
Quboid wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 15:01:
Wow, Dev, take a deep breath.

He said "If you take away the DRM aspect" so not much of your rant is relevant. I wouldn't say it's as bug-free as most AAA games these days but it's not bad. Aside from the DRM, the underlying simulation is the problem but that's not really a bug, it's defective by design due to massive compromises on the original vision.
Yes, but to him, the DRM aspect is just a matter of semantics. I.e. this would have all gone away if they had just called it "Simcity Online" since this was really just a mere marketing failure, and then people would have expected online only and then the launch would have been smooth as silk.

I'm saying thats not the case. That regardless of what they called it, nearly all these problems were going to happen. Feel free to go read his previous post on the subject from a few weeks ago. I did when I clicked his nick.

There might have been more understanding of the messed up launch but not much, and it doesn't change the problems with the simulation. I don't agree with him on that.
 
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