Additional fixes coming to SimCity as virtual citizens drown in poop

SimCity

By on April 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

The long-awaited SimCity 2.0 patch has apparently caused massive sewerage overflows, with many users reporting citizens being continually hospitalised due to, well, pooping at a volume far beyond what their tiny bodies should be capable of.

Other bugs have also been reported, including loading screen lockups, buildings that won’t finish construction, and high levels of regional air pollution drifting in from empty regions. While traffic issues from emergency vehicle navigation have been fixed, other issues have arisen including traffic jams from mysterious taxi cabs appearing out of nowhere.

Maxis have issued a statement on their forums stating that players are “eager for more” fixes, and announcing that they’re working on a number of the current issues. “We are continuing to improve the traffic simulation, and decrease the need for rollbacks,” reads the statement.

EA recently revealed that people who purchased certain Oral-B and Crest brand products would get exclusive SimCity DLC — something that we found quite unbelievable, given the current state of the game. Read our thoughts here.

Source: PCGamesN

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….bahahahahahahahah!

 

Looks like Maxis is now really …in the shit… *puts on sunglasses*

 

Are there trains in this version of SimCity? Are they constantly running off the rails into nearby schools / hospitals / orphanages?

 

EA should have learned by now that it is best to release a game once it is finish and not before, annoying consumers with many patches to fix all their bugs.

 

I kinda want my money back =/

 

ottomatic,

There are trains, but not in the capacity that they were in previous titles, you have 0 control over the trains in this version

 

unkiejay:
You have 0 control over the game in this version

Fixed

 

vcatkiller:
Looks like Maxis is now really …in the shit… *puts on sunglasses*

If I could I’d give you a cookie for that, well played.

 

mercinarie,

You should ask for your money back. Under Australian law you have been sold a faulty product and you are entitled to a refund.

 

Yeah but knowing EA, they probably have a reach-around to dodge giving refunds.

 

Luckily my citizens are unaffected by the poop-virus and while I’m still getting unusual traffic jams, emergency services are getting through.

My biggest annoyance remains the water table which can be a right pita requiring shifting of water services a little too frequently for my liking.

 

trixxter:
Yeah but knowing EA, they probably have a reach-around to dodge giving refunds.

Not only can they not contract out of the Australian Consumer Law, it is a separate breach of the Law for them to mislead a consumer about their rights.

I really wish more people who have paid for this game would try to return it. Frankly, the ACCC should be all over this too.

 

caitsith01: Not only can they not contract out of the Australian Consumer Law, it is a separate breach of the Law for them to mislead a consumer about their rights.

I really wish more people who have paid for this game would try to return it.Frankly, the ACCC should be all over this too.

Then they’d have to be over Valve too, who wouldn’t refund my Bioshock: Infinite.

 

meji,

Here’s something I found never failed, start with an open sewage pipe (into an industrial area) and water towers near water source #1.

When you have enough money, build a sewage treatment plant at water source #2. Your sewage treatment plant should only output clean water (if you have enough capacity in it). Water source #2 should grow even larger and more bountiful.

When you have enough money (and use enough water to justify it) turn all your water towers offline and build a big water pumping station next to your sewage plant. Tada, unlimited clean water, never need to relocate your water pumps again.

 

Going to give that a try Aether, sounds good, thanks!

 
Darth Teddy Bear

This news gives me hope and I am willing to put what little reputation that I have and say at the rate in which they are going I reckon, kid you not that SimTown will be out of beta by years end!!!

 

mercinarie,

Email Origin Support… I did and got it without a fight

 

you guys should do it.

Australian Consumer Law is fantastic and is meant to safeguard us from greedy corporations. Many people don’t know about it, so ask for your refund. I believe it may only be within 30 days though

I got a full refund (not credit) for Diablo 3

 

I’m hoping to keep my copy of SimCity, so that I can play it when its all fixed in 2017 :/

 

vcatkiller:
Looks like Maxis is now really …in the shit… *puts on sunglasses*

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaooooowwwwwww!

 
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