Traffic improvements continue on SimCity, update 7 to make traffic even less stupid

SimCity

By on August 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Maxis’ Alexander Harkness has detailed some of the changes coming SimCity 7.0 which, if updates continue at the rate they have been, should be out some time next week.

The changes will result in less clumping together of police vehicles, garbage trucks, and other service vehicles. Garbage trucks especially will be visibly improved, says Harkness, as they’ll be able to claim all the areas along their route rather than constantly freaking out and trying to race each other to every pile of garbage.

The new system will also be able to properly take congestion into account, using weighted values to determine when a detour is a good idea and when sticking to the same path and belligerently trying to grind through is a better solution.

SimCity’s Mac version was recently announced for August 30. Get the details on that here.

Source: SimCity Blog

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Obligatory “Bigger Maps” Comment.

 

Obligatory “No offline mode? Don’t care then” comment

 

gammad,

+1

We need a thumbs up thing on this…

 
James Pinnell

I wonder when the game will actually be able to be played as designed.

 

As designed? You can play it right now.

Designed properly? GL with that one.

 

Maxis always does this. Thy think big and come up with all these ideas.

Then they lack the skill to pull them off.

A stupid decision they made was to only hae single threading. Meaning the game only uses one CPU core. So we can’t have bigger maps and the AI had to be simplified.

Maxis is a hopeless development company. Even EA now finds maxis to be an embarrassment. As anything maxis does reflects in EA.

 

I hate to sound like a broken record.

I gave up on Sim City after 5 hours because even in those 5 hours I could see that the city was so tiny it is like a small suburb.

No room to fit half the needed buildings.

 

Obligatory blah blah comment…

 
Darth Teddy Bear

Oh dear what a missed opportunity! Are they seriously going to JUST give this to users and not make them get it as a $5 DLC?

What is the gaming community coming to?

And what the 1st two said.

 

Maybe Maxis is really just making a statement about city organizational structures and that huge gigantic grids aren’t the way of the future?

 

aeolusc:
Maybe Maxis is really just making a statement about city organizational structures and that huge gigantic grids aren’t the way of the future?

Maybe maxis should concentrate on making games not statements.

 

I feel as if I’m the only who still plays (and enjoys) SimCity… I’m just lucky to never have had issues, I guess.

 
 
 
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