You haven't seen something like this journal before... I can assure you that.
I have been gone from City Journaling for three months now, looking at several city journals from several websites. Today, I present you with my new region, New Chandler. Areas in New Chandler will be built differently than each other (I have one area that will be natural growth, I have one area that will be very much based on user voting, etc.). Some are built off of the design of cities I have visited in real life (New York and Los Angeles are good examples for some of these). Some are built off of inspiring journals I have seen here (Greater Terrain Region, Dream of a Summer Holiday, even a dusty Jargeah in some places). And some are just combinations of these I think might fit together.
Alright, but why will New Chandler be different? First of all, I can't confirm this, but it would be the most presented city journal in SimCity 4 history, with five different places New Chandler would be shown (Simsports, CSGDesign Forum, Simmania, Simtropolis Forum, Simtropolis CJ Section). Plus, I am releasing a short story group in a few months after I expand New Chandler a little more on CSGDesign Forum and Simtropolis CJ Section, which would be seven different places you could find New Chandler. I am currently deciding on what union is most fitting for New Chandler, and, if accepted, New Chandler would be at six locations with eight individual journals.
But what does showing New Chandler so much do to the viewers? First of all, more views most likely means more comments, which means more feedback for me. This can make my journal better and more enjoyable for you to enjoy! Second, when I will occasionally poll for voting, you will get an unmatchable voting experience, with lots of votes to make an easier and more powerful consensus. You could feel more involved with this journal.
I hope my journal will be worth reading and following; I hope you will like what I have for you. The journal officially starts tomorrow (Saturday in North America). Until then, check out the frequently asked questions on the second post, and some files (a list that will be updated when needed of useful maps and guides, there isn't much now) on the third.
Thanks for stopping by.
Fun facts about New Chandler:
On the headers, you will be able to see the current population and the status of the region being completed, so you can be informed on the growth of New Chandler!
Also, about the headers, they use tropical pictures of tropical plants. I have planned it so none will be ever alike. I might occasionally substitute it out for a picture of the city, but that is yet to be decided. All pictures were took at the National Botanical Garden in Washington, DC.
The entire city of New Chandler is being built off of a subway system. The subway system, when finished, will have 14 lines, seven of which have express trains, which would really mean 21 lines, which would be one of the largest mass transit systems in SimCity 4.
The city of New Chandler will be built off of 9 full city tiles, and three halves of other tiles. I have hacked my game so all of my tiles are large.
There is no dirty or manufacturing industry in the region. There never will be. Since this is a tropical setting, it will mostly be agriculture, except in cities, where it would be high tech.
New Chandler competes in the summer and winter Simlympics. Since there is no snow in New Chandler because it is in the tropics, there are two indoor ski areas, and an ice hockey/curling/speed skating center for training purposes. New Chandler is the host of the 15TH ISC Session and plans to bid for the XIV Summer Games in the future. New Chandler also hosts preliminary tournaments and torch relay legs. They have competed in the Simlympics since February 2010 (although in Feburary 2010 and May 2010, they were represented by the Cultan Republic).