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  1. New and confused/frustrated

    Use a water tower or a simple pump and run water lines
  2. *-*-* "Dance with the dead in my dreams, Listen to their hallowed screams. The dead have taken my soul, Temptation's lost all control." – Slayer, Dead Skin Mask *-*-* Replies: NMUSpidey: Oh Yes it does! Thanks Mymyjp: I have always felt that the jungle of parking lots makes industrial zones come to life! Thanks... Ln X: Thanks, I have a lot of iconic Gotham feels to show and some other not so comic or movie feel. StarFire01: Thanks! Mrsmartman: Thanks, the elevated and GLR is intense as Gotham really has no true City Planner, thanks to the many many many writers and artists that have created this jumbled City. mutton noir: Thanks, the insanity of build up is started to wear thin on my creativity. I am so glad that I am almost done with the urban mega jungle and can start working on the massive suburbs and rural zones. *-*-* *-*-* From the Gotham Independent Network, WGOB-TV Channel 42, is proud to present in full color the exciting local series of Gotham City: Under Pressure Episode S01E04 Gotham City: Under Pressure - Personal Jesus Scene: Day, Old Downtown, Kane Island September 29th, 1984 - Old Downtown, Kane Island Attendance has fallen off drastically over the last ten years at Gotham's churches. The oldest church building in the city is the Gotham Cathedral, still used by the Catholic Church, although reductions in funding have led some of it be to be abandoned. Among those remain religious, Protestantism is typical, with Catholicism second. Smaller and stranger faiths pop up and die from time to time, but in general, faith has withered with the spirit of the city. Saint Pius Cathedral Jack runs into the church past the Statue of Christ, without giving the signs of the cross as he passes. He goes into the back corridors as he has done many times before. He reaches out to grab a door handle and he sees Father Williams at the end of hall. They do not say a word to one another, instead Jack just enters the room. A young woman sits in a wooden chair reading a bible. She sees him and stands up. Personal Jesus “Jack!” They embrace” “Mary!” They move towards her meager bed and sit down. “What is it Jack?” “It happened again.” “Who was it this time” “Jeff Lyons” He opens a small satchel. “No Jack.” She tries to stop him by placing her hand on his arm. “I have to get rid of the demons, Mary” “No Jack, that is not the way.” “It is for me.” He finishes and sits back. “Mary, you are the only peace that I know.” She caresses his head. “I know Jack. I know.” Jack quietly sings to himself "She always brings me what I need. Without, I beg and sweat and bleed. When we're alone at night, waiting for the call, she feeds my skin" *-*-*
  3. Port Matthew Update 18: The End Of Southport!

    Reminds me of traveling along A1A in South Florida. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm beach. Nice work
  4. No idea how to read Census Repository

    Looking at your tax balance sheet, you are netting 28k a month, with over 9 million sitting in your coffers. If you set your rates to zeros, you would survive 150 game months or 12.5 game years. You have plenty of cash sitting to experiment with your tax rates. You have 9 million in reserve, compared to my usual 50k to 100k. Of course if my rates were set at the defaults of 9, I would be rolling in mountains of cash just like you. Taxes are important tools for controlling and encouraging growth. You have a 9 million cushion to experient. Good luck
  5. United States of Simerica (USN)

    Yes, concrete pavement in the industrial! I try for this look also. Nicely done. Love the elevated thruway over the industrial. So reminiscent of many RL industrial zones!
  6. Well we're movin on up, To the east side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin on up, To the east side. We finally got a piece of the pie. Fish don't fry in the kitchen; Beans don't burn on the grill. Took a whole lotta tryin', Just to get up that hill. Now we're up in the big leagues, Gettin' our turn at bat. As long as we live, it's you and me baby, There ain't nothin wrong with that. Well we're movin on up, To the east side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin on up, To the east side. We finally got a piece of the pie.
  7. No idea how to read Census Repository

    Usually tax rates are one of those things that we forget about. If demand is high and your city has proper police, fire, education, heath, parks/rec, and a transit system to shorten commutes, then look at ordinances and taxes. Generally when you start the game, 9% is tax neutral, but as your population grows, tax reduction is needed to promote growth in your target areas, tax increases will kill off target areas. Look at your income and expenses. How much excess are you generating? I personally don't need more than 50K net profit just sitting in the city's coffers, I have tiles 500,000 and more in population and have my tax rates set at 4% across the board. if you are earning massive amounts, then it is too much. Adjust your tax rate in your areas that you want growth and reduce the tax rate. 4% is an ultimate target for income and explosive growth. Slowly drop your targeted tax rates down from 9%, try 8 or 7 and see what happens. if you are barely breaking even with 300,000 population at 9%, then you are seriously overspending. Look at your expenses and see what you may need to bulldoze. most of the time, it is transit systems that are not really needed or can be combined for lower costs. Another thing top check is to check what your power plant cost is and what it is generating. For example the fusion plant, set at highest setting will kill your budget. You will have to scale back the production & cost to meet what your city actually needs, then add 10% for a growth buffer to that power budget.
  8. No idea how to read Census Repository

    I am not an expert but try lowering your tax rate lower, target close as you can to 4%. Your 8-9% is stagnating growth.
  9. Show Us Your Interchanges - The Sequel

    This was just an experiment that I thought up one day. I came up with the idea that the rail line bridge was built first, then years later the avenue crossing was built. The highway was built last and in this city, funds or whatever, caused this to come into existence. I figured what-the-heck, its Gotham City, with crazy impractical transportation systems anyways. I really like the danger feel to it, for this particular city. Yes, in real life , no Transportation director would let this happen, but by Hades, it does in DC's Gotham City. Especially when you have so many psychopaths in colorful costume running around... Tee, Hee, Hiddy, Ho!
  10. Highway Necessary?

    Another option for you to do, is called the natural growth way. Usually cities in real life really don't need highways or even subways at such a low population. Usually most cities will not generally plan too far ahead for mass transport. Start off with streets, then upgrade major arterials to roads, then a very few of the arterials upgrade to avenues. I usually start out on a 10 to 1 ratio. 10 streets to 1 road. Then when I get to 100 streets, and 10 roads, I will upgrade 1 road to an avenue. But this is not concrete. In the natural growth mode, I will let the game tell me thru the traffic adviser (about 75% of the time), that a street, road or avenue needs to be upgraded, but I try to keep my ratios spaced out from each other. When your city is out-growing it basic street and roads methods, then you can start to worry about major transportation upgrades to highways and subways. By going the natural growth way, you will then be put into the situation of attempting to not demolition highways thru your "perfect" city, but will have to compromise with yourself on not having perfect highways cutting through your pristine districts. But have fun, it is a game, and a learning experience. Some prefer to do the natural growth way, and some go the pure planned city way. Also, many do a combination of both. You will develop your own style on gameplay. Have fun and enjoy sc4!
  11. Nice, great and awesome. You fought the urges and won! The "I gotta cram as many residential as possible to make suburbs" urge. Nice restraint and excellent fill. This is so reminiscent of the suburb and rural transitions that are 10 to 20 miles area from the "core hub city". this is also known as the in-between spaces that developers try to make a tiny mega shopping area at interstate exits in the middle of nowhere. Perfect level of mid range development at the freeway ramps. I am so imagining about four hotel chains just sitting there. Nice, Great, and Awesome!
  12. Show Us Your Interchanges - The Sequel

    An Elevated Half-Clover with Seawalls and water plops A Half Clover, A regular Diamond, and a Diamond with a Train Crossing Close Up of Diamond with Train Crossing
  13. Dry Docks at Night - (Gotham City by Naftixe)
  14. Ben's Top Ten +10

    Excellent work everyone!