Relapse.

For those who follow me like a dirty stalker, you might know that I am a connoisseur of city-building strategy games, particularly SimCity. I am not ashamed to admit to the hundreds (okay, thousands) of hours spent between the 4 main games... and the two SimCity 2000 spinoffs. Remember Streets of SimCity and SimCopter? Not the greatest bearers of the Sim name, but it was the late 90s. Anyway, the last few years have been all quiet on the SimCity front as I expanded my horizons with other games. Then about a month ago, this happened.

I am an addict again.
I have found my drug of choice ever since a crippling glitch essentially ruined my Dead Island save. And I was really enjoying it, too. Seriously. Anyway, the peer pressure to jump back into SimCity 4 has been strong lately with the occasional forum topic that Claude always lets me know exists and just the fact that it's completely installed, in my hard drive ready to play at any time. Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan didn't help things either. Finally about a month ago, the downward spiral began. A few days later, I announced it to the world.
 Follow me on Twitter.
152 hours later, here I am a SimCity 4 addict. I still perform normally, go to work, do adult things like eat, work, sleep, and even bathe. However, I now eat, work, sleep, and even bathe SimCity. Productivity is down, but it's not at critical mass just yet. I can quit whenever I want... right?
 
This also explains why I've been more lurker than active member of the community lately. And for that, you're welcome!
 
Time to get back to my region. My splines need reticulating, but you all think we can get Maxis to pull a Double Fine and ask for SimCity 5 funding? I would fully support it if EA wasn't such a massive gaming conglomerate with money flowing out of every orifice. Maybe I'll ask them nicely.
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Posted by Dalai

For those who follow me like a dirty stalker, you might know that I am a connoisseur of city-building strategy games, particularly SimCity. I am not ashamed to admit to the hundreds (okay, thousands) of hours spent between the 4 main games... and the two SimCity 2000 spinoffs. Remember Streets of SimCity and SimCopter? Not the greatest bearers of the Sim name, but it was the late 90s. Anyway, the last few years have been all quiet on the SimCity front as I expanded my horizons with other games. Then about a month ago, this happened.

I am an addict again.
I have found my drug of choice ever since a crippling glitch essentially ruined my Dead Island save. And I was really enjoying it, too. Seriously. Anyway, the peer pressure to jump back into SimCity 4 has been strong lately with the occasional forum topic that Claude always lets me know exists and just the fact that it's completely installed, in my hard drive ready to play at any time. Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan didn't help things either. Finally about a month ago, the downward spiral began. A few days later, I announced it to the world.
 Follow me on Twitter.
152 hours later, here I am a SimCity 4 addict. I still perform normally, go to work, do adult things like eat, work, sleep, and even bathe. However, I now eat, work, sleep, and even bathe SimCity. Productivity is down, but it's not at critical mass just yet. I can quit whenever I want... right?
 
This also explains why I've been more lurker than active member of the community lately. And for that, you're welcome!
 
Time to get back to my region. My splines need reticulating, but you all think we can get Maxis to pull a Double Fine and ask for SimCity 5 funding? I would fully support it if EA wasn't such a massive gaming conglomerate with money flowing out of every orifice. Maybe I'll ask them nicely.
Posted by Claude

I should so buy SimCity 4.

Posted by Video_Game_King

I only follow you like a stalker because Steam loves to remind me of what people are playing.

Posted by ZombiePie

I think I already told you a while back that I played over 90 hours last year. 

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