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Mayor Haylo Stachoo

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  1. Family Tragedy

    Family tragedy has me occupied.
  2. Surprise from the woods

    From the woods that was being cleared for Rude Crude Oil this surprise surveyed her lost environment.
  3. Waiting for the 22nd update continued...

    A city blossoming with new ideas is Mycalla. Heavy with lumber and farming, there is a sliver of ore and a future of oil exploration. An elevated large roundabout straddles the highway that will eventually lead to the oil industry. The tunnel gets Cims to the ore industry and with bus service no less. Farming and lumber communities got a railroad cargo terminal to expedite delivery times... Now, I'm a fool (Eagles of Death Metal) to think only one access will satisfy demands from the upstart ore industry. Have to work on that!
  4. Waiting for the 22nd update

    Recovery from the Snowfall DLC and update that took out the mods has been a slow recovery waiting for the modder's to glean through their code. In the meantime and knowing the 22nd is another update Mayor Haylo Stachoo has been busy trying out the new capabilities the game provides and different mods. The San Francisco Cable car is well at home serving the oil industry with around the clock coverage as we see the edge of Muzzbuzz coffee shop keeping shift changers glued to the task.
  5. Whoa be me... after the update.

    Just got so deep into playing and came up to this... Should I be concerned downstream? And then the height says, "trouble is coming!" But, you know the level downstream did not rise... go figure!? This map is of the French Broad River in Asheville, N.C. Had to be from 2013 with the record rainfall, I suppose.
  6. Dead?...or Snowfall

    While the update did havoc with the Mods and emptied J. Garner a new addition of Snowfall promises to make more options and problems to enjoy. Trams hit the highlight and lessons from my "test" city proved if the road is busy go for the 4 lane cause a 2 lane will come to a standstill. And, it is great you can have a tram only line separate from the road. I'm not ready for winter. Though it is nice to have the temperature to show daily highs and nightly lows, the need for the heat pipes and boiler or thermo facility will be coming. While my most favored Mods are being updated, I do have six of the fourteen back working. Sharp Junction Angles and Precision Engineering are a must have for me. New, for me, is Traffic President and I have much to learn to use this Mod with to any degree of expertise. While in the Asset Editor the features of Road Anarchy appeared and I have that bedrock to rely on as well. I'm pretty sure Road Anarchy was the main Mod that devastated J. Garner. So you know, I named this "test" city MyCoolcity. Like all my previous cities I let them live on. With a little more play a new city will arise and this time Mayor Haylo Stachoo will get some digs to make Nucky Thompson jealous. Mayor Haylo Stachoo
  7. Dead

    Granted the Mods got zapped and since I used them heavily, I lost out heavily. I tried SimCity Complete Edition 1.0.2. and it was like going to kindergarten. Back to Cities: Skylines with After Dark I went all in and got Snowfall. Some Mods have been updated, but my most used Mod of Road Anarchy will take some work... yet... not to fret, BloodyPenguin is on the job! So far, v701, Snowfall is novel with the temperature displayed and the trams. I have yet to try the trams and my little "test" city is to reassure me all is right and I can start a serious development. So far it is only the Mods that caused the errors. I have turned many assets back on and so far so good. As discussed on the Steam site wth TotallyMoo a beta version should have been provided months before the release to allow the programmers to make the necessary changes. So far that has not happened. I suspect I would be wise to start a vanilla city as well as a modded city in preparation for the next update and release. Live Long and Prosper!
  8. Dead

    I always wonder how a city will end. News about ancient vibrant cities being discovered and questioned on why they were abandoned seem perplexing. Today, Thursday February 18, a new update and the introduction of Snowfall debuted which I have not bought... yet. And, the result for me... Errors following that told me of broken assets which I dutifully unsubscribed. Then this resulted... Going to the discussion board on Steam and the answer -- supposedly -- was to unsubscribe from the Mods. So, the 14 Mods were history. What an Alien Invasion? This would not make a Hollywood blockbuster since everyone would be walking around wondering where everything went. Here today, gone tomorrow. Hey Chirpy got anything to say? You would still be working! Nobody killed and nothing left to do! Now, that's what I call a war. So you know, this screenshot was the Industrial area Foggy Heights looking out to Evergreen Ore on the left (brown area) and Briarwood Woods on the right. Rotten Orchard Farms is that yellow area just a tick of center left. All gone... for now. The city J. Garner will remain in limbo until the "fix" is in. In the meantime I can fire up SimCity Complete Edition 1.0.2, and some say I can start up a vanilla city in C:S. We shall see. Mayor Haylo Stachoo PS As everyone left I was told they made me full mayor of J. Garner and all this was on me!
  9. Train walk and underground revamp

    A little issue of people paths and how they don't like them. Put a walkway tunnel and they still cross the tracks in front of oncoming trains! So... ...no more tunnel. Different issue was the two congested roundabouts and what to do? Painstakingly got this to work... ...and a closer look at what replaced two underground roundabouts and the congestion of ramps and roads. Immediately I see the entrance ramp from the roundabout to the Cargo Terminal needs to be longer. Traffic, on occasion, has backed up due to some missed shifts or dropped cellphones I presume? Here I thought in the year 2226 we all had implants! We kept the midnight oil lamps burning brightly, working up to 2 am and then a good nap until those pesky crows made such a ruckus! Today is garbage day and I was reminded to put the can out. Thing is, we have Monday and Thursday pickups and I switched to Monday... now if I was Mayor of Chicago, do you think I would be putting my trash out? No way. I'd have it carted off to Altgeld Gardens! I really do need some fresh air, a nap and then some coffee... cause... I'm starting to ramble. Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo
  10. Short Tour

    Big news is all about the buses, but before delving too deeply let's take a tour... ...using the roadway is the preferred route as these busses take a direct path to the new location for the Foggy Height's depot. Then we have a parking first! On the newly developed Evergreen Ore Island someone got caught "up" in the activity! Then over to Franklin, to the center of our residential area, the Donut Mall and 3D Cinema as dusk descends. And, a look from the rollercoaster back toward the Donut mall and 3D Cinema... Night traffic from Ashton out to Whereville, WhereEver (SC4 would tell you the city this leads to). And, at the diagonal opposite side of the city, Evergreen Ore's newly developing industrial addition... ...finally, a parting shot looking up the four lane roadway as dusk silently settles and industry bristles with the night shift gearing for the long haul. Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo
  11. About the city

    Thank You! The city is constantly getting tweaks as more screenshots will show.
  12. About the city

    As Barlow reemerged with around the clock rebuilding some time was spent finding parts of the city, as Wolfgang would say, "verrry interesting!" The Mad Tech helicopter was spotted. No doubt the CEO of Mad Tech made a surprise visit! At the airport you must admire the daring of this Audi driver to trust his -- or her -- hand brake! Our new train station overlooks from left to right -- Castle Condo's, Franklin, Briarwood Woods and the edge of Evergreen Ore. A motorway is being built as we wondered what was the road for? The Pentagon interchange as seen from between Foggy Heights and Ashton looking toward Sun 'n Fun. From Franklin with Briarwood Woods to the right, a most unique morning catching the Sea View Restaurant near the incomplete Lowry Avenue bridge. On the agenda is our farming community of Red Robin Farms and Rotten Orchard Farms as well as the Foggy Heights bus terminal to the International Airport and the new groundbreaking on an ore rich island next to Evergreen Ore. Red Robin and Rotten Orchard Farms are a different breed of industry. Seems the real farmers are very particular about the soil they crumble in their hands and even more particular about the help. Brainiac's resumes lay unread as a pitchfork and shovel reveal the make or break quality of the person. Brings up an interesting story of a boy who wanted desperately to finish his high school education with a diploma from Klondike that he asked his classmates if anyone would take him in for the next two years. Jane Golden came and said he would have to talk to her father. Her father was a farmer knowing not much of book learning, but a ton of knowledge about animals and the human condition. He made it clear book learning is at the kitchen table and the price was chores to keep the farm running. The first month was a time of blisters and 5:00 am wake ups. His "room" was a closet (door removed) off the kitchen, so, mornings didn't need an alarm just the firing up of the stove. Percolating coffee with fresh cream and honey proceeded the biscuits and gravy with ham and eggs. The kid ate good! Breakfast in the belly and chores done Dick and Jane walked the half mile along Highway 52 to the two story red brick building known as Klondike High School. Not much happened between Dick and Jane --her father saw to that -- yet, something was happening. At the start chores were done side by side with father. Later, chores were done side by side with Jane and father was not in sight! It wasn't an overnight thing, just a casual look with an ambiguous word. He would ask himself, "Did she mean... what?" Poor guy he never did catch the hints. Before the end of the first year he was automatic with the chores getting much more done than those first months. Seems too his grades — as well as Jane’s — were better. I think it was the morning ritual of getting the body fed and fit that made getting the brain into gear easier. Just my thought. Diploma’s in hand Jane went on to college and he was drafted. The physical separation did not stop the mental intermingling, but time and space made what could have been —distant. That’s all I heard… oh, and Klondike High School was demolished. Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo
  13. Barlow P3

    The district of Barlow endured a harrowing time with the transformation of the major part of it's oil industry. Two legs of a highway ending in Barlow have been brought together with the sole purpose of giving the industry our best transportation options. On a side note, Cousin Carl accepted a national car enthusiast's request to tour with his 1959 Cadillac convertible and is using a Carlsberg tractor trailer rig driving around the country. If you see one of these rigs, hail them... you may find Carl or get a beer! With the highway access and an updated roadway system Barlow managed a tremendous rebuilding effort. This results are most impressive. You can almost taste the diesel! Likewise the commercial sector ramped up to meet the demand...
  14. Barlow Upgrade P2

    The argument was: integrate the roundabout into the highway or let it stand alone and used as a quick way for reverse direction? The stand alone won the day and here it is... The two highway ends have met! While not seen, an underground roundabout is at the side heading to Foggy Heights. Industrial traffic cut a third of their time off deliveries. Access for residence is from an underground connection from the Foggy Heights roundabout and across the river on a six lane road. By the way, the river was designated unsuitable for water traffic and dangerous for recreational activities without proper safety protocols (sorry bungee jumpers, no more bridge towers). Our traffic, noisy day and night, has only one bottleneck from the exit ramp to the highway to the smaller Barlow industry and that is tolerable. One unusual mistake has become a feature as we will see... ...yes, the exit and entrance are placed in reverse! Surprisingly this works better than when it was "corrected" and we quickly put it back in reverse. The fact that all oncoming traffic moves to the center lane alleviates a collision. At this stage 2/3 of the roadway in Barlow Industrial were bulldozed while new power and water connections left all areas serviced. Eight new floating roof oil storage tanks are approved giving this abiotic operation a reserve capability during maintenance periods. That is good news to J. Garnerians because the price of fuel will not fluctuate while a dozen derricks are worked over. With new traffic patterns getting a work out from residence, commercial and business owners let's take a look as the Sun slips into night... No doubt the meetings to discuss Barlow will continue as new problems emerge. We thank our citizens for their patience and understanding while this monumental transformation was underway. Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo
  15. Barlow Upgrade P1

    With Frankin's 6 lane in place times for industrial deliveries were reduced as the thought of doing the same for Barlow became apparent. Barlow suffers from an anemic road system unable to handle the dense and continuous traffic. First, a solution placed a road at the waters edge serving the back side of Barlow, but not helping the other side at all. Clearly not the most effective system! So from this we designed (experimented) a highway to connect the two halves of Barlow and we also restructured the larger portion of Barlow in three stages -- don't want too damaging a hit on the dynamics -- for the roads and access. This is a complete makeover for Barlow. The Blake Walsh use of exit ramps to and from the cargo terminal, so successful at Evergreen Ore and Franklin Oil transformed Barlow's terminal. With this step Barlow is about to enter an improved zone... I hope! Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo