viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009

Monopoly City Streets... finally running properly

After a hated, disastered and sad launch day, MCS is finally running properly.
Even though the lagging is making people go crazy, with a little bit of patience you can start
building your capitalist empire.
By this moment, obviously you ain't gonna be able to buy any famous street but don't worry, that's
not what the game's about. Here you have some good advices to start playing:
- Find a big city, any of your choice (in my case I picked Miami) and go to a residencial town.
- In that town, look for as many available (together) apples as you can find.
- Search the main drive, road or street (generally is the most expensive) that connects more
- Buy it.
- Then, find the next most expensive street that connects perpendicularly with the one you just
- Buy it.
- By this moment you probably have expended like 1,200,000 to 1,400,000 so don't worry you
still have the half of your cash.
- Now, find others streets between your two properties and buy two more of them.
- It's easy to see, you are building a square and acquiring your first apple.
- With the money you have left (should be like 200,000 - 500,000) construct the most expensive
building you can afford and place it in your main street, trying to pick the cone that connects
with your second street.
- If there's any money left, build a green house anywhere, but in the corner of any of two of
your streets.

There you go, you just bought your first apple.
Do this every day and you will get your own town by the end of the week.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of people cheating, creating multiple accounts and buy whole towns
in only one day. It's your call if you wanna play it fair or not.

One thing is for sure, the game WON'T be reseted so, do your best.
MCS is constantly improved, every day is lagging less, and we can only smile and enjoy the
ride... =)

martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009

Theories about the "ON" hour...

After reading a bunch of blogs, we came with some hipotesis:

1) everything is a big fat lie from Microsoft trying to put some dirt on Google and the game does not exist. (yeah yeah... how sad...)

2) The game will be "on" between 11:59 am and 3:00 pm on wednesday (MCS internal blog)

3) The game is "on" in some cities already but we are leaving the third world behind because they are socialist and should not been playing a capitalist game. (ehhmm no no... )

4) This one is actually pretty interesting: The game will be launched when the official blog's clock hits the midnight! there's about one and a half hour left then...

There's no way to know what's happening inside Hasbro and Google association, but we are pretty sure that the secret is gonna hit us in the face in just a few hours.

Be prepare!

Monopoly City Streets Launchs "design your Building" competition!

A few minutes ago, MCS launched a competition where you can be the next designer of three buildings inside the game! Just pack yours Google SketchUp's skills and win the oportunity to put your name on the building for millions to see it.

-"We've enlisted Google's help to find three new MONOPOLY game pieces. You have the chance to have YOUR building design (and bearing YOUR name) included in the biggest game of MONOPOLY of all time.Use Google SketchUp to design a 3D building, then upload your dream structure to the Google 3D Warehouse to enter it into the competition. You'll need to be at least 13 years old to participate, and you'll need to agree to these Terms and Conditions.The deadline to submit is Sunday, September 27, 2009 at midnight, EST.-"

But that's not all! If Fame, Glory and Recognition it's not enough for you, Google is offering a free Pro License of the SketchUp software valorated in 500 bucks.
Let's see who has the biggest (and weirdest) imagination.

Monopoly city streets... the new WOW?

At this time...WHO hasn't hear about Monopoly city streets? well my friend... pay attention.

Hasbro (with the colaboration of Google Maps and OpenStreetMaps) is about to launch the newest worldwide online game, where you can make your dream, to become a capitalist pig, come true.

If you came to this page means you already checked the official blog of MCS, so i won't waste your time copying-pasting all the info that they got there in here... just the highlights.

- The game is NOT "on" yet.
- It suppose to be launched in the next few hours.
- ALL the streets are available and NOBODY has permission to buy first.
- oh yeah... the game is FREE.
- If you don't have a clue how to play Monopoly, don't worry, this game will help you go through it. But if you lost your house, apartment or mortgage, go play WOW and kill some monsters =).

Here is the link to the FAQ's and TIPS
What we can ASSURE you is that we are not getting any sleepy time 'till the game is "on" so... keep checking us out to know what's going on with MCS.
Tips: Don't try to buy only the important streets (like 5 ave, champs-elysées or quincy st) because i'm gonna have them all =)

Can you imagine fighting on this old game for the world supremacy? gotta be interesting...