mymyjp - Thanks! I'm getting to the point where I will only make small changes to impact the skyline!
kim sunwoo - Some of the networks I swear could work in a real city. That A-frame bus link especially.
Entry 3 by the Numbers
54,821 (3,000 growth in 1 year)
3 and shrinking
4 Oil Power Plants, 12 wind turbines, 1 solar plant, 6 incinerators
# of Cargo Stations
5 (added 2 new after a heard a tip)
train stations / airports / metro stations
So, what's new in Royston?
"WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION"
Educated cims HATE working in low industry. The game is built in a peculiar fashion in that
it pushes you towards an single tier economy of high wealth everything. You have to intentionally pursue
a strategy that goes against natural game mechanics. Here's what I've decided to do.
Only 1 university for the entire city (smaller higher educated population)
Elementary schools in each 'district'/neighborhood
High Schools in only 75% of the neighborhood
This should create a population base that is educated but can still be 'wealthy'
by means of services (police, fire, medical), parks, and connections.
"I JUST DRIVE TRUCKS IN CIRCLES"
I got a tip that heavy vehicle traffic can be reduced dramatically by creating a two tiered,
cargo export and importing system. Basically, an area where cargo from connections come in sitting
in the same loop as cargo connections going out. The loop keeps truck traffic within the two facilities
while inner city cargo stations are used for sending materials out. Let me tell you, it works REALLY WELL.
The Upper Stations handles all external cargo. The lower handles all the internal cargo.
Trucks are on a constant rotation of picking up and delivering between the two stations.
Most all cargo leaves and enters the city here.
Note: Low trafficand actually boosted my industry by a ton.
a view towards the sprawl side of town and the newly developed
innovative-tech circle (called theLC or Locotech) where recent graduates are starting their new companies
A small update but a big tour coming next time!
Thanks for reading!