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SimCity Server Status Page Now Live

Jonathan Lester
EA, Maxis, PC games, Servers, SimCity

SimCity Server Status Page Now Live

Just a quickie: Maxis have launched a real-time server update page for SimCity, which shows how well each server is holding up along with how full they are. Gosh, all those unbroken green lights sure are purdy.

It certainly wouldn't have looked like that a few days ago, but now that things are fast approaching what could be called 'normal,' Carl and Matt are hard at work designing a little slice of heaven against surprisingly restrictive size limitations. Look out for our full review soon, once Carl's put all the fires out.

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DivideByZero  Mar. 13, 2013 at 11:52
JonLester  Mar. 13, 2013 at 12:03

Holy cr*p, suddenly that Taiwanese vid makes a LOT more sense...

That's Francis right there.

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 13, 2013 at 12:12
Tsung  Mar. 13, 2013 at 12:35

Can't wait for your review, here is mine..

Game is broken, you have a choice.. Either a profitable city or a pretty one. Take your pick.

Last night I built a city consisting of long straight dirt roads, basic services (power,water,sewage,Rubbish collection. No healthcare, no Police, 1 firestation). A mixture of RCI. Using the bonds I then built an Expo centre next to the entrance to the city, extended the train line down to the expo center and built a train station. Then I totally ignored the rest of the city and scheduled events, I packed the expo center every time, made a fortune. Built a Pro-Stadium next to Expo Center, and a 2nd train station. City was bringing in 10k+ a hour and approx 800k from the events a day. Rolling in the money I was able to build other tourist attractions. Actually built a 4 runway airport fully upgraded next to the stadium.
If you don't build a town hall the people don't have anywhere to complain about the taxes / health care/ lack of parks or police.

There is something wrong with the hourly income, I added a police station + a few upgrades and eventually my +hr income dropped drastically. So I bulldozed it, and my hourly income never recovered. :(

Late  Mar. 13, 2013 at 13:07
DivideByZero  Mar. 13, 2013 at 13:17

Jon, I must admit I didn't watch that Taiwanese video until now... definitely a dig at Francis... I first found him with Diablo Error 37 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsqUZkmO-zk
which gets referenced in that video too.

The dude has some major issues.

MattGardner  Mar. 13, 2013 at 14:10

@Tsung: Mine thus far is fairly simple...

Dear SimCity,


It's a little difficult, because I still can't tell sometimes whether some things are missing or broken due to server balancing or just underdeveloped.

PeterLittle  Mar. 13, 2013 at 20:54

Why do we need a website to tell us that the servers are down?

Late  Mar. 13, 2013 at 23:05

The cynical answer?
People heard the horror stories and were put off buying the game. EA put up a web page showing lots of green lights and now loads more people will buy the game...

Tsung  Mar. 14, 2013 at 08:30

I don't think that answer is cynical, I think it's 100% correct.

Customer already know their server is down, so the page is for non-customers. EA policy is to shout loudly everything is fine and hope people don't notice the issues.


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