Bought the game last week during the Steam Summer Sale. I have devoured all the stickies here; thanks for everyone who has contributed in some form or fashion; it has really helped me and has cut way down on the many stupid $%&^! questions I'm sure I would've asked.
But I still have a few questions I hope will be answered (and I apologize if they actually were answered in any of the aforementioned stickies; there is just so much to digest, something may not have stuck in my brain.)
Everyone says install NAM and that it is essential. So I did. But what does it actually do? Basically just "fix" the AI so default sim transportation is more fluid?
Is there a way to turn off the driving missions completely?
What is the difference between game difficulties? I have been playing exclusively on easy; tried a few maps to try different things to get my feet wet. Currently have a region of more than 300k with two cities with more than 100k — but on easy mode. Read many people here say start slow on hard difficulty on turtle mode. (I have always played on turtle mode, too, so at least I got that going for me!)
Is there a way to move buildings/stadiums/schools/etc.? Or do you have to destroy and rebuild?
What's a good way to get familiar with mass transit? Also, the same with highways. Just trial and error? Do you build the infrastructure first or tear down what you already built once the need arises for mass transit?
Will I ever lose the urge to have EVERY SQUARE OF MY CITY filled with something? Right now, a blank square seems like such a waste to me. Does this feeling erode over time (hopefully?!)
I think that's all I have for now. Thanks in advance for the help!