SimCity BuildIt – Q&A With EA & the Game Developers

SimCity BuildIt – Q&A With EA & the Game Developers

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EDIT: We have answers! Find out answers to your all your burning questions!

Hey Everyone! We are coming today with a special announcement. One of SimCity BuildIt’s EA employees, Amelie, has extended the courtesy of a private Q&A With EA & the Game Developers and special members of the SimCity Community, including the moderators of /r/SCbuildit.

Myself, jaankoseattleandrew and michaelbv101 are some of those who will be attending the question and answer session over at SimCity BuildIt’s Facebook page sometime in the near future (date is TBD).

We are absolutly thrilled to have this opportunity to directly ask the developers about the game, and we thought we should ask the community here at for your input


Feel free to drop a question down below, or head over to the official reddit thread here.

When leaving questions, PLEASE be constructive and respectful. The devs are as much players of the game as are they are people. Great questions / comments can help improve this game and our community!


  • MarcusDrake

    Thanks for the chance to ask a question! Virtual all the complaints have had to do whith the Trade Center HQ and the availability of items and the selection in the trade screen. None of the tweaks by EA have appeared to have any effect. Additionally there have been many requests for an eBay style system for doing trade whereas users have the ability to select an item they want to buy and matches are then displayed for them to choose from . My question is this: are there any plans to overhaul the trade system and if so will you be implementing any of the suggestions made by many players? Thank you.

  • Ezra

    Exactly what MarcusDrake said…

  • Xris

    Yep, trade center and all. i’m also interested to know the reason it hasn’t yet been overhauled.

  • AllYourBlocks

    Great opportunity! I posted a question over on the thread – good luck for the Q&A session.

  • Same here! I did my best to minimize bulldozing as few natural trees as possible, in fact built my city around them. Now, through no fault of my own, all my landscape has changed and has made my earlier efforts pointless. I’m about to stop playing as there’s no consistency to updates, and no dependability on how best to adopt the natural landscape (which should be a major factor for any urban design).

    Why was SimCity so careless as to change the natural landscape? Seemingly without reason or respect for those who integrated the natural landscape as best possible.

    I REALLY REALLY hope an update arrives soon to return the natural landscape as before.

  • Antti

    Hello! After the upgrade of the simcity buildit the trade center hq has become very unstable. Especially when I lay my fingertip on the screen when the trade center hq is opened and I start to drag my fingertip horizontally on the screen intending to scroll the items the whole game collapses with black screen and the phone returns back to home screen. This happens all the time. Please fix the bug. In any case, the game is very dependent on the device’s resources.

  • shaun

    i agree the trade center hq is unstable please fix. also would it be possable for an update to trade with friends like they can put something up that they need in the hope a friend can give to them or give a friend an item as a gift. if possable please.

  • steve

    Games getting kinda boring guys. If I have to wait 9-10 hours for a few things to ripen for upgrades, there’s little point in playing. Buying simoleons with real money seems like cheating, but is the only way to speed things up. I’m starting to wonder, what’s the point. The trade center is an insult to programmers world wide. How can I be one of those “coin people”, who are ‘desperate’? I could spend DAYS sifting along & never see what i’m looking for! FIX THAT! Refresh should be constant & automatic! ( &faster ). We should be able to request items from the GTH at least. that racing game is looking more interesting…..