Need a push to buy the newest SimCity DLC? Well here it is.
Another DLC is available for SimCity, and this time it’s airships! You can purchase it now on Origin for £5.99 in the UK.
Don’t let traffic woes weigh you down! Take to the skies! Float tourists into your city with the Airship Hangar or add the Commuter Airship Mooring to help the morning commute. Your city will soar to new heights with enormous airships drifting through your city. Two included Hot Air Balloon Parks will lift your Sims’ spirits and raise the neighborhood’s land values. Gasp in wonderment as lumbering blimps hover above your stadiums during events. Fill your city with airships with the Airships set and see your city really take off.
NEW MASS-TRANSIT: AIRSHIPS!
Troubled by traffic? Stadiums not quite at capacity? Then you need the Airship Hangar. Plop the Airship Hangar in your city and you’ll be able to welcome Airships bearing tourists from the region. With the added flexibility, you’ll have no trouble filling stadium seats or getting gamblers in your casinos. Local shops will benefit from the steady stream of tourists on airships as well.
Tourists aren’t the only kind of Sims that your city needs! Add a Commuter Airship Mooring to your Airship Hangar to float commuting Sims to work or shop in your city, or to take your city’s Sims to a neighboring city. Lighten highway traffic to your city by helping your Sims commute by airship.
NEW PARKS: HOT AIR BALLOON PARKS
Lighter-than-air technology isn’t useful solely for travel. The Airships set also includes two Hot Air Balloon Parks. The Hot Air Balloon Park is a pleasing park that lets your Sims forget their cares and see everything from a new perspective. The Urban Hot Air Balloon Park is a more ostentatious park that lets your wealthy Sims hover above it all and feel better about themselves.
Once you have airships in your city, blimps will float in to report on special events in your city like sporting events or concerts at your stadiums. Also included in the Airships set are two new achievements. Can you rise to the challenge?
So the other day the upcoming House of Worship DLC for SimCity was briefly uploaded to Origin, but quickly removed. Luckily SimExchange took a screenshot before it was taken down. The listing shows that the DLC will cost ₤4.99, so $5 USD. Not bad, not bad at all.
Following on from the announcement of SimCity for Mac being delayed, Senior Producer, Kip Katsarelis, also spoke about future updates coming for PC players very soon. The next updates will include improvements for multiplayer and multi-city play.
- New: Historic Price charts for Global Market resources are available from the SimCity World button on the main menu.
- New: The Region Wall chat has been completely updated with a new look and new functionality! Chat functions more efficiently and it’s much easier to communicate with other players. Time stamps show on chat messages on rollover. Regional events are easier to read and can be toggled on and off.
- New: Added a filter for friends’ regions in the join region section.
- New: Trading control. Added feature to give players more control over their utilities. Players can now choose whether or not to keep their power, water, or sewage local. This setting can be found on the information panel accessible by clicking on the power plant, water tower, or sewage pipe or plant. Sharing with the region is on by default.
- New: Regional Missions: Added seven new regional missions: Drink It Up!, Plug In, So Stoked, The Wheels on the Bus, Ferry Dust, Station to Station, and Riding Coach.
- New: Regional Achievement: Added a new regional achievement, Field Trip!
- Gifting Improvements: Cash gifts are now delivered electronically, not by truck. This should improve the efficiency of gifting.
- Resource gifts: Resource gifts will happen more reliably. Multiple trucks can make deliveries at once if they are available in the sending city and the truck capacities have been increased.
- Great Works Improvements: Delivery trucks will mark their resources as dropped off as soon as they reach the Great Works, instead of when they arrive back in the city. This will make tracking time more reliable.
- Great Works Improvements: Update to have all resources at Great Works handled at the regional level. This will address players in different cities seeing different resources once the server has processed the region and cities.
- Great Works Improvements: Fixed an issue where an Arcology would maintain power from the region and fixed an issue where shoppers would not increase at the Arcology as it was leveled up. This will update in both existing and new Arcologies.
- Great Works Improvements: Tuned the Solar Farm.
- Regional Unlocks: The advanced coal mine unlocks regionally. Fixed issue where the Trade HQ sometimes did not unlock.
- Fire Advisor Trading clarity: Tuned the Fire advisor so they do not tell you that neighbors are sending fire trucks when your neighbor has no fire stations.
- Trading: School buses that travel from a neighbor’s city will show that city’s avatar.
- Regional Commuting: Fixed an issue where Sims would not be able to take transit out of cities with lots of streetcars or shuttle buses. This could cause some cases where commuting Sims could not return home and their homes would go abandoned.
- Garbage Trucks and Recycling Trucks: Fixed an issue that some cities experienced where garbage and recycling trucks do not leave their buildings or disappeared when trading service with neighbors. Existing cities who have trucks that have disappeared will have to demolish their missing trucks’ garages and plop new garages.
- Text Clarification: The “Out of Money” message now says “Can’t find work” when appropriate in rollover feedback and the approval rating UI. This is to clarify your Sims’ actual need.
For all of those who were getting ready for SimCity on Mac to be released on June 11th, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. Senior Producer, Kip Katsarelis, has said in a blog post that it has been delayed until August 2013 as the product is not “ready for primetime”.
Hi, Mayors – today we are announcing that we are moving the release date of the Mac version of SimCity to August. We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet. We want to ensure the Mac is a great experience for our players and that is why we are taking more time.
As a thanks for your support, Maxis are extending the launch park availability to the Mac release so you’ll all be able to launch llama balloons!
I can only view this as a positive thing as SimCity received a lot of backlash due to it’s poor launch in March. This delay will ensure that Maxis delivers a stable, quality product for Mac users. Until then, you can always use bootcamp to dual boot or software such as Parallels.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date about SimCity for Mac right here on BeyondSims.
SimCityBR keeps finding gold! SimCity gold! Now they’ve posted the descriptions of the 4 Houses of Worship in English. Check it out!
I wonder what happens when you demolish one of these 4 HoW… Sounds like something bad.