I somehow remembered there was a Helicopter game that read's a SimCity map and allow you drive a copter there. (Is that called SimCopter?)
I'll buy one if they're going to remake that game with 3D graphics today, and read new SimCity maps.
Better yet if they can make FlightSim import SimCity map with airport.
I'm always online anyway, I don't really care that the game requires it. As for EA shutting down servers, even if that happens while I'm still playing it, I'm sure smarter people than me will find some way to crack it.
It would be very constructive to have seen how the development was handled leading up to release.
well I can tell you this:
I was in on the first "beta" they did, here is how that went:
started Friday ended Sunday night.
each player was only allowed 1 hour and then had to start a new city.
not all game features were allowed.
it was the same city - the map area was set, no options to get other maps.
it had server issues until mid Saturday / or that evening.
given the start and end times plus the un playable state for the first 20-30 hours it was really a 30 hour test when it should have been 72 hours.
and given that you could really only do the same city each time I bet many folks got bored and stopped after a few runs.
how much of a test was that ? I think it was more of a marketing game, give a sample and at then end of each game they were doing adverts to pre order the game.
they had a second round beta that I think was the same as the first one.
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