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Sickening job issues

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  • I've been playing city after city and I'm unable to achieve 100k sims in my city due to idiotic sims. You see, everytime my population reaches about 30 to 40 k, I'll get a sickening problem. Those horrible no-job zots start popping out above all my buildings. And no matter how hard I try to zone more jobs or to upgrade my transport network, the zots still come out after sometime.  And then my population starts going down to 20k. It just sucks.

    How do all of you manage to get 200k over sims in your city without getting all these problems?

    PS Can someone make a No (no job zot) mod?

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    when my cities got bigger, most no-job zots appear because of the long travelling time the sims have from their homes to their jobs. I found that commuting between cities is practically impossible with the original simcity. Use the TRAFFIC COP Tool or Download the NAM to mod simcity so sims will 'accept' longer commuting times.

    In this way, you can have one city focus on residential development and other cities on commercial and industrial. I have had many cities over 250k in this way!

    Hope this helps a bit...

    NAM: http://www.simtropolis.com/modding/index.cfm?p=details&id=380
    Traffic Cop: http://www.simtropolis.com/modding/index.cfm?p=details&id=247

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    I find that if I start getting no job zots, its mainly the rich sims. The poor ones don't mind travelling a bit, and the like public transport, so they don't seem to have the no job zots much.

    Rich sims won't travel far to work, and don't like public transport, so it is much harder to keep them happy. For R$$$ you really need to keep the jobs as close to them as possible, by interspersing your residential blocks with commercial or high tech industry.

    Just be careful you aren't letting all your sims upgrade to high wealth too early, or your city growth will stall.

    Also you might want to try adding some residential demand cap relief, such as parks. That might help your city to grow a bit more.

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    What sam said. I don't rely too much on vast expanses of of the same zones, but mix it all up quite a bit. I've had 6 tile and 9 tile medium industrial scattered around my residential areas and not suffered notably from air pollution. I also try to keep low density commercial in the suburbs for those nearby Cs$ jobs, and some small medium density commercial lots near my rich people for Co$$/$$$ jobs. It's not only beneficial, but fairly realistic.

    Don't forget that government jobs can be a boost for R$$/$$$ employment. Many times I'll boostrap a small rural town with a medical center which employs a LOT of people!

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