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Still struggling to get a balance of stuff that keeps me from running out of operating funds.

 

I've currently got a Globe Theatre and an Expo Center (motocross is "culture"? ... but that's another discussion) that earn pretty good money on events.

 

So, questions:

 

Is there a theoritical limit to the number of events that Sims will attend in a given time period? (I've got VERY good attendance from outside my city....) So, if I put something every single night into the Expo Center, would attendance drop off? Better to just schedule maybe one a week? Thoughts?

 

 

When there's not an event, both buildings just sit there doing nothing and costing lots of $$$, especially the Globe Theatre. I can save $1000 an hour by shutting the theatre down until I'm ready for the next event. Then, around noon on event day, open back up, wait for it to finish "hiring", schedule the event, it pretty much sells out, close the theatre again the second the event is finished.  Has anybody else tried this, and have they noticed any ill effects over time? I'm not had a chance to test this in the sandbox yet...

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There isn't necessarily a limit, but the aftermath of traffic. If you do it right, mass transit will make it very easy for your sims to get into town and do their tourist thing. Getting them out is another story. Sims won't always leave the way they came. Some (usually med/high wealth hotel) will leave by Airport. Most (Attraction/Venue/Casino) will leave by car, which typically leads to crushing traffic gridlock.


But to more specifically answer your question, Tourists have an amount of money they will spend, and will spend it on the first thing they see when they enter your city. They go home when they run out of money or things to do.

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my expo makes tons of money....however my sports arena has only made profit one time....even with low traffic in the city and all green forms of mass transportation.  I have tried many things to make it profitable and it just never turns a profit....and this is in a city of 250k pop with the pop 60 med wealth 40 low wealth....

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  • my expo makes tons of money....however my sports arena has only made profit one time....even with low traffic in the city and all green forms of mass transportation.  I have tried many things to make it profitable and it just never turns a profit....and this is in a city of 250k pop with the pop 60 med wealth 40 low wealth....

     

    My city only had around 75,000. The majority of the attendees at events are tourist from the surrounding city. I only lost money once on an event, and it was because of a huge traffic jam. Cars were lined up out of sight on the main highway outside the entrance to the city, and nobody could get there.

    I've continued my practice of closing the venue the second the event has finished, and not opening it again until shortly before noon on the day I wish to schedule another event. So far, I've seen zero negative effects of this. I *have* been spacing events out ever few days though. Don't know what will happen if I try something every night in a roy.

    Seriously wish we could add a 2nd connector somewhere. That one entrace always seems to be a bottle neck, if not inside the city limits, then outside on the highway.

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    my expo makes tons of money....however my sports arena has only made profit one time....even with low traffic in the city and all green forms of mass transportation.  I have tried many things to make it profitable and it just never turns a profit....and this is in a city of 250k pop with the pop 60 med wealth 40 low wealth....

     

    My city only had around 75,000. The majority of the attendees at events are tourist from the surrounding city. I only lost money once on an event, and it was because of a huge traffic jam. Cars were lined up out of sight on the main highway outside the entrance to the city, and nobody could get there.

    I've continued my practice of closing the venue the second the event has finished, and not opening it again until shortly before noon on the day I wish to schedule another event. So far, I've seen zero negative effects of this. I *have* been spacing events out ever few days though. Don't know what will happen if I try something every night in a roy.

    Seriously wish we could add a 2nd connector somewhere. That one entrace always seems to be a bottle neck, if not inside the city limits, then outside on the highway.

    I will try again next time I do a touristy city...I lost my region due to a sync error so I had to start over...but my industry city is making boat loads of money so my new touristy city will be epic...

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  • Tried an experiment ...

     

    Scheduled an event every single day for a week straight in both my Globe Theatre and my Expo Center ...

    Every single event SOLD OUT!! So, there's doesn't seem to be a limit of events Sims will attend ... a lot of them are tourist.

     

    City was going broke, and I'm making enough off the events that it doesn't matter if I'm losing $2000 or $3000 an hour in taxes. I've got almost $500,000 in the treasure now and can keep my taxes low, keep my residents happy, and not worry about hourly losses.

     

    The losses DO stop at certain hours as the city fills with tourist for an event though....

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    I did the same thing with my expo...ran the event every night same one every time to get the most money...my current city is losing 90k an hour but I have like 9 million in simoleons from all the electronics factories it doesnt matter

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    Tourism is quite an annoying specialization, just because your income is so volatile. Tourists leave, your income plunges. Tourists come in, it soars. One of my cities I tried out a pro-stadium. I got a full stadium my first few events, but then I started to see less and less attendance, which puzzled me. From that city I found out that I should put an event every other day for max. attendance. However, I didn't see the same results with the expo center.

     

    I had a mix of casinos and landmarks, with stadium events. At night, my income would go to about +$17,000. During the Day, -$25,000. It seems to rely heavily on traffic congestion among other factors.

     

    Overall, I would put events every other day, and make sure your stadium is right by the highway connection. Also have a train station, and airport, and ferry hub. One or two gambling halls can also help put your cashflow afloat, but might cost you in your police funding. Three landmarks as well. But as I mentioned, tourism is very unpredictable sometimes.

     

    I've created another tourist city not nearly as volatile as the last, without the pro stadium and only the expo center. Once again, it seems that traffic congestion is a huge factor with tourism.

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