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  1. General Feedback Thread - To help pass the time until the Awards Ceremony, here's a place to share your experiences of the new Trixies format. What went well, and how can they be improved for next year? As you're likely aware, this Trixies introduced various changes. Not only being the first time multiple years (2015 & 2016) were combined, but notably nominations were accepted in a special forum, allowing you to post and edit them in private. Based on your ideas, the Default Awards List was also created, and intended to provide a suitable baseline to cover the wide range of site contributions. In summary, here's a few possible possible topics of discussion: Award Categories Total available default awards: 101 Custom Content: 34 City Journals: 40 Community: 27 Too little? Just right? Too many? Spread between categories. Coverage of types/themes? Any confusion or conflicting awards? Did the descriptions help or hinder? Nomination Process How did you find it compared to years gone by? Were the instructions clear and easy to follow? Was it helpful to edit and view your nominations? Any issues along the way? Duration of nomination period: 23 days (including the 2 day extension). Too short? Just right? Too long? Trixies Build-up Interviews To what extent were they helpful / enlightening? Types of questions asked? Format / presentation. More for next year? Content lists (2015 / 2016) Did they help with your decision making? Were they a useful reference? Should all content have been included in the lists? Grouping per author or per category? Community discussion How could this work better in future? Anything else which could be done in build-up? Trixies Promotion Too sparse? Just right? Too excessive? When did you first become aware of the Trixies this time? How useful was the info banner at the top? Should anything else have been included? Were the countdown timers helpful? Visibility of the Trixies forum. Should any other banners have been added? Homepage features -- were they useful or too repetitive? Anything else? Post away! We're always looking to improve the Trixies, and this was really a learning experience for everyone. Hopefully it worked well as a comeback after being absent for such a long time. But like anything, there's always room for improvement going forward. So if you've any comments or suggestions (even not on the above list), big or small, please post below and we'll take them into consideration. Feel free to post multiple times in this thread to your heart's content. And of course, you don't have to answer all the above questions -- they're just pointers. Thanks!
  2. The Nominations are now CLOSED! The greatest time of year has arrived, the Trixies are upon us and the nominations have officially opened. The Trixies are a celebration of all types of community contributions, ranging from STEX uploads to CJs, all the way to forum posts. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the amazing content shared over the past two years, and give a special 'thanks' to your fellow members. We last held the Trixies for the year 2014, so understandably, we have a lot to catch up on. This year things are little different. We won't be holding just one ceremony, but two at the same time: One each for 2015 and 2016. Since we last held the Trixies Simtropolis has been through a lot of change, which unfortunately means we’ve had to change the way were conducting the nominations this year. However, we think these changes will make it easier for you guys to nominate members, and continue to nominate throughout the nominations period. The biggest difference is that you will be posting your nominations on the forums. Don’t worry though, no one apart from the admins will be able to see your nominations, just like it was before! Let’s go through how this is all going to work. Nominations Closed on April 5th How To Nominate As we’ve mentioned before, nominating members for awards will be a little different this year. Read the guides below to know how you are going to be nominating members for awards this year, and take note of some slight rule changes which will allow you to nominate members for multiple awards. Where To Nominate This year, all your nominations will be submitted as posts in the forum linked below. Submit Trixie Nominations Here! This forum behaves differently from every other forum on Simtropolis. No one else can see any of the posts or topics you create within it. In lieu of our traditional nominations system, which is now incompatible with ST, this will be where all of your nominations are submitted this year. This comes with some great benefits though! You’ll be able to see all of your nominations at all times, so you can remember what you have nominated and who you have nominated, and you’ll be able to edit these at any time just in case you nominated someone for the wrong award. It may feel a bit weird at first, but trust us that only admins will see your nominations. Submitting and Formatting your Nominations Since everything has changed, how will you be submitting nominations? Its easy, just follow our guide below! 1. Firstly, take a look through the List of Trixie Awards for 2015 - 2016. 2. You’ll first find an award which you want to nominate someone for and copy its award title. 3. From there navigate to the Submit Trixie Nominations Here! forum and create a new topic. 4. Paste the award title into the topic title box, and add a couple of tags: The name of the member you are nominating. The year you are nominating them for. 5. Then in your post, please include the following information: The Title of the award. Who you are nominating. The Year you are nominating this award for. A short Description as to why you think they deserve this award. To help ensure you include these details, feel free to copy and paste the following template into your posts to match the guidelines: Don’t forget to add this info for each of your nominations, or else they may not be counted. I’ll repeat these briefly below: Topic Title: The Award Title. Tags: Nominated member, and Year. Post Text: Award Title, Member Name, Year, Short Description. To submit another nomination, simply start another topic. Ceremonies for both 2015 and 2016 We last held the Trixies for the year 2014, and due to issues we weren’t able to open up the nominations last year for 2015’s content. During these nominations we invite you to nominate content from 2015 as well as 2016. In the end, we aren't just holding one ceremony, but two at the same time: One each for 2015 and 2016. During the run up to the nominations opening we’ve had a series of discussions, interviews, and retrospectives aiming to highlight content from 2015 and 2016 in the hopes that you won’t forget what has been created during those years. This is why it is important for you to distinguish what year you are nominating a member for. Rule Changes This year we are making a slight change to how many times you can nominate a member. Traditionally you could only nominate any given member for one award. But this time, this rule is being expanded. It used to be that someone would only create amazing buildings, or only write beautiful CJs. However, now we have members who cover lots of different parts of the site, for the previous Trixies it was increasingly difficult to nominate them for just one award. This time we are making the change to allow you to nominate a member for up to 3 different awards in both 2015 and 2016. We hope that you submit multiple nominations for a single member to awards in different sections of the Trixies, but we aren't making that a specific rule as there are awards in sections which relate to very different skill sets. Use this new ability wisely... Cities: Skylines in the Trixies Over the past two years we’ve seen the release of a new game which has swept Simtropolis, Cities: Skylines. In the past we’ve never had another city building game which made as much impact on our community as SimCity 4 originally did, so this is the first time the Trixies have had to accommodate another game. You’ll notice that most of the descriptions for awards no longer call out any specific game, that is because all of these awards are intended to be relatable to both games. When nominating, remember the great content created for both games these previous two years, rather than the content from a single game. Quick FAQ Multiple or single threads for nominations? Posting each nomination in its own thread is preferred, as this helps with the processing. Really though, it's up to you. If posting in a single thread is easier for you to manage or edit, that's perfectly fine. At the end of nominations, the Llama Crew will attempt to count anything inside the forum. For both years, how many nominations per user? In each year, you may nominate any individual member up to 3 times. So this means for both 2015 & 2016 combined, you could nominate someone up to 6 times. Who can I nominate? Any Simtropolis user (member or staff) can be nominated for any award. The processing will determine whether a given user is eligible. How many custom "Ad Hoc" awards may I nominate? As many as you'd like! Feel free to be creative with the title & description if a default award isn't suitable for what you have in mind. Is there a limit to how many nominations I can submit? Yes, the sky. Final Words We hope you have a great Trixies... And remember, Nominate early and Nominate Often!
  3. Here is the final reputation leaderboard list. Yup I said I wouldn't do a weekly list but curiosity got the better of me But I'm just going to be covering the same period as the trixies - 2015 & 2016. Here's the list for 2015, still working on the 2016 list but I should be done with it soon. Weekly Leaderboard's2015 12/28/2014 to 01/03/20151. 52 - jmsepe2. 46 - Bastet690083. 45 - JP Schriefer4. 41 - Huston 01/04/2015 to 01/10/2015 1. 49 - MymyJP2. 48 - A Nonny Moose3. 45 - Tonraq4. 41 - Namiko 01/11/2015 to 01/17/2015 1. 91 - Huston2. 67 - Namiko 3. 66 - JP Schriefer4. 61 - MymyJP 01/18/2015 to 01/24/2015 1. 154 - Huston2. 77 - Reddonquixote3. 55 - JP Schriefer4. 54 - SimCoug 01/25/2015 to 01/31/2015 1. 133 - Reddonquixote2. 119 - Huston3. 52 - City_Master4. 51 - Ln X 02/01/2015 to 02/07/2015 1. 84 - Reddonquixote2. 81 - Huston3. 54 - Mymyjp4. 39 - Ln X 02/08/2015 to 02/14/2015 1. 126 - Huston2. 97 - Cyclone Boom3. 64 - Jasoncw4. 60 - Ln X 02/15/2015 to 02/21/2015 1. 83 - Ln X2. 79 - Huston3. 67 - SimCoug4. 62 - Tonraq 02/22/2015 to 02/28/2015 1. 75 - SimCoug 2. 68 - Huston3. 63 - Jasoncw4. 61 - Ln X 03/01/2015 to 03/07/2015 1. 57 - Huston2. 56 - Mymyjp3. 53 - Kim Sunwoo4. 51 - TekindusT 03/08/2015 to 03/14/2015 1. 80 - iviaarten2. 78 - Haljackey3. 75 - Huston4. 56 - Azurespecter 03/15/2015 to 03/21/2015 1. 92 - iviaarten2. 75 - SimCoug3. 71 - Ln X4. 54 - NMUSpidey 03/22/2015 to 03/28/2015 1. 85 - SimCoug2. 80 - iviaarten3. 56 - Ln X4. 39 - Kim Sunwoo 03/29/2015 to 04/04/2015 1. 84 - Ln X2. 81 - iviaarten3. 56 - Reddonquixote 4. 52 - Jasoncw 04/05/2015 to 04/11/2015 1. 85 - iviaarten2. 58 - NMUSpidey3. 53 - Ln X4. 34 - Kim Sunwoo 04/12/2015 to 04/18/2015 1. 49 - TPB2. 46 - kingofsimcity3. 40 - 89James894. 37 - Ultimate727 04/19/2015 to 04/25/2015 1. 59 - Ultimate7272. 44 - Takingyouthere3. 42 - Schulmanator4. 34 - Tonraq 04/26/2015 to 05/02/2015 T1. 33 - Linoa06T1. 33 - Tonraq3. 27 - Ultimate7274. 25 - iviaarten 05/03/2015 to 05/09/2015 1. 51 - Huston2. 26 - Kim Sunwoo3. 25 - rsc2044. 22 - Tonraq 05/10/2015 to 05/16/2015 1. 54 - JP Schriefer2. 44 - nathanthemayor3. 37 - Huston4. 36 - CdMadero 05/17/2015 to 05/23/2015 1. 42 - Ultimate7272. 37 - kingofsimcity3. 26 - Cyclone Boom4. 25 - MilitantRadical 05/24/2015 to 05/30/2015 1. 46 - Benedict2. 33 - Schulmantor3. 30 - Huston4. 28 - Takingyouthere 05/31/2015 to 06/06/2015 1. 47 - Benedict2. 38 - Aaron Graham3. 36 - Vlasky4. 34 - Kim Sunwoo 06/07/2015 to 06/13/2015 1. 60 - Takingyouthere2. 58 - Huston3. 47 - Vlasky4. 39 - Seraf 06/14/2015 to 06/20/2015 1. 43 - Dirkator2. 23 - Thin White Duke3. 21 - Huston4. 17 -Aaron Graham 06/21/2015 to 06/27/2015 1. 35 - Huston2. 29 - Thin White Duke3. 24 - Aaron Graham4. 23 - A Nonny Moose 06/28/2015 to 07/04/2015 1. 26 - Cool_Z2. 23 - Ln X3. 21 - MushyMushy4. 20 - Toothless Stitch 07/05/2015 to 07/11/2015 (The great obama777 "like rush" of July 7th & 8th) 1. 196 - SimGoober2. 66 - Pegasus3. 56 - Pegrod4. 32 - Simfanatik 07/12/2015 to 07/18/2015 1. 24 - kingofsimcity2. 23 - 9gruntsand1hammerT3. 21 - airman15T3. 21 - tariely 07/19/2015 to 07/25/2015 1. 39 - MushyMushy2. 32 - Seraf3. 31 - Jasoncw4. 28 - timmie 07/26/2015 to 08/01/2015 1. 42 - MushyMushy2. 34 - kingofsimcityT3. 28 - JP SchrieferT3. 28 - tariely 07/02/2015 to 08/08/2015 1. 43 - MushyMushy2. 39 - Kim Sunwoo3. 33 - JP Schriefer4. 31 - kingofsimcity 08/09/2015 to 08/15/2015 1. 31 - JP Schriefer2. 30 - Ln X3. 25 - nos.174. 21 - MushyMushy 08/16/2015 to 08/22/2015 1. 27 - kingofsimcity2. 24 - Cool_Z3. 22 - Ln X4. 20 - MushyMushy 08/23/2015 to 08/29/2015 1. 40 - Takingyouthere2. 27 - A Nonny Moose3. 23 - Thin White Duke4. 22 - boldlybuilding 08/30/2015 to 09/05/2015 1. 37 - Ln X2. 33 - rsc20143. 26 - boformer4. 24 - JP Schriefer 09/06/2015 to 09/12/2015 1. 50 - boformer2. 43 - rsc204 3. 41 - Thin White Duke4. 37 - Takingyouthere 09/13/2015 to 09/19/2015 1. 69 - Huston2. 58 - Takingyouthere3. 56 - boformer4. 46 - Thin White Duke 09/20/2015 to 09/26/2015 1. 60 - boformer2. 59 - Huston3. 43 - madhatter1064. 40 - boldlybuilding 09/27/2015 to 10/03/2015 1. 36 - A Nonny Moose2. 33 - madhatter3. 32 - Huston4. 30 - JP Schriefer 10/04/2015 to 10/10/2015 1. 48 - boformer2. 39 - Feindbold3. 35 - A Noony Moose4. 30 - Darf 10/11/2015 to 10/17/2015 1. 72 - SUPERMESSI2. 55 - Haarlemmergold3. 50 - A Nonny Moose4. 42 - mayorbk 10/18/2015 to 10/24/2015 1. 53 - boformer2. 51 - rsc204T3. 49 - Linoa06T3. 49 - 9gruntsand1hammer 10/25/2015 to 10/31/2015 1. 82 - Thin White Duke2. 46 - A Nonny Moose3. 39 - rsc2044. 36 - boformer 11/01/2015 to 11/07/2015 1. 90 - boformer2. 52 - GC_Vos3. 48 - A Nonny Moose4. 47 - Huston 11/08/2015 to 11/14/2015 1. 126 - boformer2. 70 - dedgren3. 48 - Huston4. 30 - Mr_Maison 11/15/2015 to 11/21/2015 1. 78 - dedgren2. 70 - boformer3. 69 - Takingyouthere4. 38 - A Nonny Moose 11/22/2015 to 11/28/2015 1. 48 - Cool_Z2. 46 - boformer3. 42 - A Noony Moose4. 38 - dedgren 11/29/2015 to 12/05/2015 1. 66 - Cool_ZT2. 48 - boformerT2. 48 - Ln X4. 38 - Takingyouthere 12/06/2015 to 12/12/2015 1. 69 - Benedict2. 46 - A Nonny Moose3. 45 - degren4. 37 - Cyclone Boom 12/13/2015 to 12/19/2015 1. 40 - SimCoug2. 46 - Ln X3. 45 - mattb3254. 41 - tariely 12/20/2015 to 12/26/2015 1. 81 - Ln XT2. 45 - simmaster07T2. 45 - boformer4. 37 - degren 12/27/2015 to 01/02/2015 1. 77 - simmaster072. 70 - boformer3. 62 - Ln X4. 52 - degren
  4. Trixies 2015 - 2016 Default Awards List - Trixies 2015 - 2016 are upon us, and its time to start submitting your nominations. Listed below are the default awards we are suggesting you nominate members for this time. There are more here than we have included in previous years, this was obtained by discussion with the community and further narrowed down by staff discussion. Each category, Custom Content, City Journals and Community is broken down into three subsections, this will help you in narrowing down which sections you are most involved with. Visit the Nominations Guidelines topic on how nominating has changed this year. Nom Nom Nom... Custom Content Awards Overall STEX Community Favourite When asked who was the STEX Community Favourite, most people chose this individual. Best Development Thread This award is for the person who curates the best development thread, through either providing an insight into their own creative process, writing tutorials or just by being the best at documenting the twists and turns of creating content for the STEX. Most Useful Feedback in Custom Content Threads This award is for the person who provides great, behind the scenes support for other people's BATs. Helping out, giving valuable instruction, and doing those annoying but necessary tasks needed to bring a quality BAT to the STEX. Highest Overall Quality This award goes to the person whose creations are consistently outstanding. Best Effort In Compatibility Most clear work dedicated to avoid one custom content to break the game when used in combination with others Best Large Scale Project The scale and scope of this project is so impressive that it's taken a great amount of work to pull off. This award goes to the member who has created the best large scale project. Most Beautiful Small Addition This award goes to the member who has created a tiny yet extremely beautiful addition to the game. Best Re-creation This BAT is the best recreation of a specific, real life building, done with total devotion to complete and thorough accuracy. Most Important Discovery/Innovation It seems that some relatively small steps for Modders can lead to some pretty giant leaps for simkind. This award has been invented for the one who sits at the desk in the Mission Control of Modding. Houston, we have a Trixie! Most Inventive Creation With many different cities come many different ways which buildings or creations could adapt to their surroundings, and the only way to overcome this is to make an inventive creation to cover all bases. This member created the most inventive addition to our game. Highest Technical Achievement in Custom Creations This award goes to the individual who has pushed the boundaries of custom content beyond what we once knew, and who have shared their discoveries with the rest of the community. Most Realistic Creation This award goes to the member who has created a BAT which is extremely realistic. This is a fictional building, yet is so well detailed we could be forgiven in assuming it was a real world recreation. Most Useful Creation These creations fill a void that many of us feel came with the vanilla game. They are useful because they make our cities feel more complete. BATs & LOTs BAT of the Year The nominations are in, and it was decided that this BAT was the best creation this year. BATer of the Year This member is the best overall BATer this year. Multiple BATs at an outstanding level of quality, mixed with their ability to constantly help others in BAT threads makes this member the best BATer this year. Best BAT Newcomer of the Year Big splashes have been made in the community this year by this new BATer! Best Industrial BAT of the Year Industrial parks are an absolute essential in our cities. But they are often under represented as BATers choose more glamorous subjects. That is not the case for this member. We feel a sneeze coming on due to their dusty realness, because industrial structures have never felt a more reverential touch. Big Building of the Year Buildings come in all sizes, but this is the best skyscraper, highrise or major complex created this year. Small Building of the Year Buildings come in all sizes, but this is the best small building, house, shack, service, warehouse created this year. Most Improved BATer This award goes to the BATer who has shown the most improvement during the year. Most Luminous Illuminator Lighting, or more specifically night lighting, creates such completely dramatic changes to the way we view our BATs in game. This award goes to the BATer who provided lighting that is the most realistic, most technically advanced, most beautifully fitting, or even the most outlandishly eye-catching. Favourite BAT team This award goes to the community's favourite BAT team. Lot of the Year Buildings must go on some kind of LOT, and this LOT is the best we have seen this year. Best Lotter This award recognizes the skill of the individual who puts a high level of polish to each lot creation, and has received acclaim from the community with every lot that is created. Best ReLOT Taking an existing building and giving it a new lease of life is an important skill. This award goes to the member who has created the best reLOT this year. Mods, Maps & Others Mod of the Year All votes are now in, and it has been decided by the community that this Mod was the best creation this year. Most Dedicated Modder This award recognizes the Modder who has stretched most to go above and beyond, to bring us their best possible work in some shape or form. Modding Tool of the Year Modding Tools are constantly being created to advance our creations. This award goes to the Modding Tool which has changed our game the most this year. Map of the Year This award goes to the Map of the Year, the best map which has graced the STEX this year. Best New Mapper This award goes to the Map Rookie of the Year Most Creative Map This award goes to the creator that has satisfied our need for maps that don't follow the normal trends. Not only are they playable, but they are the most original and creative map of this year Best Real World Recreation Map People love creating cities in real world locations, this map is the best recreation of a real world location. Best Fictional Map This award goes to the best fictional map created this year. Best Automata SC4 players are in love with their automata. We love to cruise the streets, hop a bus, ride the rails, and fly the friendly skies. This award goes to the member who has ensured we can do all of the above. City Journals Awards Overall City Journal of the Year The nominations are in, and it was decided that this City Journal was the best creation this year. Best City Journal Startup This award goes to our favourite new City Journaler whose first CJ has become an immediate favourite. Best Work in Progress City Journal Some people not only show their finished cities, but also the construction and all other building and planning processes. This award is for the member who's done the best behind the scenes Work-In-Progress presentation. Most Awe-inspiring City Journal This award goes to the City Journal that has held members in awe longer than any other CJ this year. Most Eye Catching and Original Title As a good headline is what draws us into a newspaper article, a good title draws us into a CJ. This award goes to the member with the best CJ title. Best Planning The best planner award recognizes the mayor who thinks ahead, looks at the region, and establishes a plan for what to do next before proceeding. Best Attention to Detail Many CJ's include pictures that are zoomed in to the max, showing their detailed downtowns, lots, and other features. This award is for the CJ that pays a great deal of attention to detail and perfection. Best Functional City Journal This award goes to the City Jorunaler who has created the city which could function the best in the real world. This Journal pays close attention to functionality over everything else. Best Narration This award goes to the City Journal that makes us feel at home in the city, providing familiar landmarks while telling us the story of a city Best Overall Design City Journalers pay close attention to how every part of their Journals look, from how their entries are formatted and posted, to how compose the images they post. This award goes to the member who has the best designed City Journal overall. Best Photoshopping This award goes to the member who has the best photoshopping of any CJ. From creating different worlds, to balancing image colours, this member used Photoshop to enhance their images in the most creative way possible. Best Roadgeek Every City Journal must have roads, but the recipient of this award paid attention to the detail of each and every road to ensure they had proper functionality and use for the Sims who would be using it everyday. Best Use of Added Media Not all that we see in City Journals is real. But of them all, this CJ stood out above them all with the best use of added graphics, sound, or video in a CJ at Simtropolis. Most Miraculous Mosaic A picture can be worth a thousand words. Three pictures meticulously stitched together can be worth a million. This award goes to member with the mosaic that shows them the most! Content Best Airports We've seen many examples of airports in CJs this year, this members CJ has paid close attention to the design of their Airport, and we celebrate them with this award. Best Application of a Single Public Transportation System This award recognises the the CJ who has paid close attention to a specific Public Transportation System. Bus, Rail, Monorail, Tram or Ferry, this system is the best, and inspires others to replicate its greatness. Best Transportation Network Not everyone drives to work, and not all businesses ship their goods by road. This CJ shows the power of a well-designed public transport network, from the smallest bus stop to the largest rail terminal. Ships, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; this award goes to the member who presents the best of the first three. Best CBD Every major city has a CBD, and our CJs love creating CBDs of their own. This award goes to the best example of CBDs that we've seen in CJs this year. Best Custom Lotting Most CJs make use of the great creations uploaded to the STEX, but this member has gone beyond that to create amazing custom LOTs for thier own city. Best Industry The gritty grime of the industry doesn't escape most cities, but this member has fully embraced the smog and pollution of their industry and created CJ which showcases how great their industrial zone is. Best MMP Use Mayor Mode Ploppables give us a great way to build amazing places within our city, adding an extra level of detail to our cities. This member has fully embraced MMPs to create an amazing area within their CJ. Best Natural Environment/Landscape Area Some CJs are designed to show off the beautiful beaches, river valleys, and mountains in their region. This award is for the CJ that best showcases the region's natural terrain. Best Parks Sometimes you need a break from the concrete jungle. Scenic beauty and recreation are elements of this award. This creator has created the ultimate in parks using a naturalistic setting. Best Road Map This award goes to the member who has documented their city in the most amazing road map we have seen this year. Best Rural/Agriculture Cities and skyscrapers are great, but rural towns are fantastic too. This award is for the CJ that best depicts a rural area. Best Suburban Area This award goes to the member who pays the best attention in designing realistic and liveable suburbs. Best Urban Area This award goes to the member who has created the best city overall. Many CJs exhibit great parts of their city, but this award goes to the CJ which creates the best city overall. Best Use of Railroads Railroads are the backbone of many cities, transporting freight or commuters. This award goes to the CJ which has given us the best example of what a railroad can be. Most Effective Use of Custom Content This award goes to the best use of Lots and BATs in a single City Journal. The owner of this Journal had many different brands of custom content, but had them placed so that they all complimented each other in perfect harmony Style Best North American Style City Journal This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other North American cities. Best Asian Style City Journal This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other Asian cities. Best European Style City Journal This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other European cities. Best Fictional City Journal This award goes to the best fictional city, a city which is neither sci-fi nor a real world recreation, but a city with its own style, history and location. Best Real World Recreation Many CJs are based off of real life locations, or share similar styles with real cities. This CJ goes beyond that to have the closest recreation of a real world location. Best Science Fiction City Journal The member who wins this award really deserves a lot of credit for designing cities and a region that we could only imagine in a Science Fiction novel. Best Historical City Journal City Journals introduced a new way of learning and living a bit of history. From the Roman Empire to the 19th century, some players decided to go beyond the four predetermined tilesets and write their own little part in history. This award goes to the member who has better told us ancient stories and ways of life. Best Grimy/Grunge City Journal This award goes to the CJ with the best dirty, grimy, yucky, garbage/crime infested cities. Quite a few cities out in the CJ's have some nasty areas. This award would go to the best grimy city in the Journals section. Most Entertaining City Journal This award is for the City Journal that is really fun. The text, the screenshots, and the everyday life of the theme city are very entertaining. Most Informative City Journal This award goes to the CJ which keeps us informed about real world events or topics, through its narrative it is able to keep us up to date with important topics or current events. Most Weird City Journal This award goes to the weirdest CJ that we've read this year. Community Awards Overall Best Avatar Some avatars are interesting; some not so much. This award goes to the member whose avatar was deemed the most entertaining. Merit of Team Spirit Without teamwork, a project can become chaos. This award goes to the team best able to overcome adversity and to stick together through thick and thin. This team has shown real dedication to making these projects work. Best Captain Every group has an enduring leader steering the ship. This award goes to the leader which has aided our groups the most this year. Best Collaboration Many creators have different strengths in different areas of their craft. This award goes to the members who combined their talents to create the best collaboration on any project. Chat Insomniac Award This award goes to the member who is up until the wee hours of the morning chatting and providing buckets of laughter at the same time. Friendliest Chatter This award recognizes the individual who has always been helpful and chatty in the chat rooms. Enduring Dedication Award Simtropolis has changed much through the ages. The award goes to a member whose dedication, work, and contributions have helped make the site evolve into its current form. Funniest Overall Member Pwning a troll is funny and all, but we don't have that many trolls anymore. While the others are waiting for a troll to declare their superiority over, this member keeps the rest of us laughing. Most Consistently Helpful Member The most consistently forumer is recognized for tirelessly answering questions when possible, often answering the same ones over and over with good cheer, is always eager to share knowledge and point the uninitiated toward the light. Most Improving Member Occasionally, a member will get off to a rocky start. Some never recover but others manage to learn the rules and become solid members of the community. This award is for the Simtropolian who has shown the greatest increase in socialization skills during their time here. Most Welcoming to Newcomers Some just give a simple "Welcome to the site" to new members who join the site. This member was always there to meet and greet newcomers to the community. Technical Denizen The threads in our Bugs & Technical Issues forums discuss many issues. This award honours the best techie who answers the wide range of questions that people raise. Staff Eye Within the Storm The staff member with the ability to keep their head when all about them people are losing theirs and blaming it on them. Forum Specific Friendliest Forumer This award recognizes the most friendly forumer, one who is always piping in with good cheer and making newbies feel at home. Highest Quality Poster Many members have high post counts, some stretching well into the ten-thousands. But sometimes its quality, not quantity, that matters. This award goes to the person who may not have a high post count, but puts a lot of thought into their posts to ensure that each one matters. Best Instructions in Gameplay/Strategies This award recognises the member who is consistently helpful in conveying gameplay strategies to others, either through the use of tutorials or suggestions in threads or CJs. Best Picture Post in a "Show us your ..." Thread Sometimes it's best to just show the world your masterpiece. This award goes out to the most fascinating addition to the "Show us your ..." threads. Best Tutorial While the game may be ten years old, new things and new ways of doing old things keep popping up. This award is for the member who demonstrated a useful procedure in a tutorial. Most Engaging Off-Topic This award recognizes the member whose contributions in the Off-Topic section are above and beyond the usual high quality. The winner has a positive attitude, and engages the readers of their posts by making relevant and useful comments. Most Informed Member on Real World Events This award goes to the member who is most likely to be reading the newspaper right now. This member is constantly engaged with global events and is relied on to keep us informed of what's going on in the world today. Other Most Active Non-City Builder This award is for the user who does not play a city builder game, but still contributes a massive amount to the Simtropolis forums. Most Creative But Impossible to Solve Request Sometimes we get questions or requests for a creation which is so unique that it is probably impossible to create. This award goes to the member whose request is so unique that it is impossible to create for our games. Most Promising Announcement Fulfilled We are promised great things from many creators, and are usually treated to the completion of their announcement. This award goes to the member who promised the most and has finally delivered their amazing concept to reality. Saddest City Builder Moment Caught on Picture This award goes to the creator who managed to document the lowest moment of their city. This could be from a natural disaster, a silly bug or from an incredibly bad planning decision. This members misfortune gave us a smile, and so we reward them with this token of our gratitude. Simtrop Walking Library Every community has a member who knows so much about the site we belong to. They are always there to provide us with historical facts about Simtropolis, and this award recognises them within the history of ST. The Member Who Was Everywhere This award goes to a member whose dedication, work, and contributions have helped make the site a welcoming and enjoyable place for all. We Miss You; Come Back In an online community such as this, people come and go as Real Life Syndrome takes over. Sometimes, we lose someone who we really would rather have kept among us. This award goes to the person we miss the most and wish to hear from in the next year. Ad Hoc Awards Remember, if you don’t see the award you wanted to give someone listed above, you may create a custom "Ad Hoc" award. Create a title, and write why you are giving them the award in your description. The Admins will review all custom requests and decide if the award has enough merit to be given to that member.
  5. Hello everybody! With the Trixie nominations opening soon and the year 2015 so far back, we thought it would be a good idea to provide a little overview list that contains most STEX uploads we thought to be notable - "notable" as in: hopefully useful to be aware of so you have a little orientation for the upcoming Trixie nominations. So if you find yourself scratching your head and wondering something along these lines... What has been made and uploaded in 2015 anyway? Has BAT artist XYZ even been active back then already? / Was that BAT I remember uploaded in 2015? Did something slip under my radar? Were there other uploads in the same category that could rival the one I'd nominate? ...then the following list may be helpful. It is sorted into broad categories, and I added some brief descriptions and comments here and there. The list is sorted in the order of appearance (i.e. as I found stuff when I sifted through the STEX) and not a ranking of any kind. While it is certainly not perfect, we sincerely hope it will be helpful. Should you find any mistakes, don't hesitate to comment! It is worth noting that some entries may be featured in more than one category because they have multiple purposes. We'd also like to remind you that we have a discussion thread where you can share your personal favourites. This list is formatted as links only (no pictures) because it would take ages to load otherwise, but of course you can feel free to take it as a resource to pick out and present your personal favourites - with images and whatever you like. Picking from this list may be more handy than browsing all those STEX pages again. So without further ado, here's the list for 2015: BATs and lots Commercial @nos.17 has taken care of @Bobbo662's old retail BATs and given them new and much improved lots, filling the low-rise commercial services category - examples: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30069-b62-remastered-hy-vee-supermarket-gas/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30076-b62-remastered-target-supercenter/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30139-b62-remastered-little-caesars-pizza/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30140-b62-remastered-pizza-hut/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30144-b62-remastered-multi-island-service-stations/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30151-b62-remastered-k-mart-super-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30174-b62-remastered-red-roof-inn/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30175-b62-remastered-safeway-70s-style/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30591-b62-remastered-winn-dixie/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30099-b62-remastered-target-supermega-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30116-hbs-lowes/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30590-b62-remastered-service-station-mega-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30633-b62-remastered-sams-club/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30745-b62-remastered-sears-grand-fixed/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30749-b62-remastered-wawa-gas-car-show/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30815-b62-remastered-the-forsaken-files/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30835-b62-remastered-shopko-stores-inc/ @madhatter106 has uploaded more of his gmax-made BATs that are tailor-made to compete with similarly sized/themed/styled Maxis counterparts to increase variety and help eliminate boring repetition: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30077-midrise-office-pack-volume-5/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30160-minnies-maxi-mart/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30846-midrise-office-pack-volume-6/ @JP Schriefer has become a serious uploader with several assets - among them, these commercial buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30085-habibs/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30704-32-old-slip-one-financial-square/ @Huston had one of his SC3000 remakes and a pencil office tower for us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30090-trp-aquilina-building-asc/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30137-trp-toshiba-pencil-tower-office/ @Aaron Graham has contributed one more of his signature Art Deco wall-to wall apartments to both the residential and the commercial category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30167-nybt-2639-and-2641-jerome-avenue/ @xonedl, who I believe has moved on to create stuff for C:S afterwards, made this: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30178-xdl-the-spring-shopping-mall/ @Seraf made these commercial buildings for the NYBT: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30705-nybt-new-york-life-insurance-company-annex/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30849-nybt-hotel-pennsylvania/ @IDS2 was very active and contributed several uploads, among them the following commercial buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30891-paramount-theater/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30893-lang-nelson-building/ @nofunk also released some commercial BATs: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30343-centre-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30344-south-loop-club/ @Jasoncw, as always, has made "a few" uploads - here his commercial BATs: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30406-northern-trust-bank/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30407-design-research/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30409-220-west-congress/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30779-oakland-tribune/ @kellydale2003 was still active in 2015, contributing this to the commercial category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30475-bay-adelaide-centre-west/ @Bombardiere has made this pack that covers residential and commercial, and even more: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30539-london-townhouse-pack/ @kingofsimcity began with his re-lot series, catering to the needs of people who like suburban offices and retail: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30802-its-office-parks-camden-heights-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30164-meh-rockefeller-center-growables/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30166-meh-office-parks-starter-edition/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30168-meh-office-parks-medium-wealth-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30173-its-office-parks-ill-tonkso-plaza/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30177-its-office-parks-cis-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30190-its-office-parks-tonkso-corporate-park-trowbridge-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30549-its-office-parks-trafalgar-complexes/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30552-its-office-parks-lakeside-place/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30556-its-office-parks-280-executive-square/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30697-its-office-parks-east-point-offices/ @Ceafus 88 also contributed a building to this category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30864-burger-king-v20/ @mattb325 uploaded several car dealershups and two more commercial buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30865-car-yard-by-mattb325/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30866-chevrolet-dealership/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30871-modern-audi-dealership/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30873-mini-cooper-dealership/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30881-sac-commercial/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30886-2404-wilshire-blvd/ @Bipin had these gas stations for us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30878-bipins-gas-stations/ @Krio has made some Northern European W2W BATs that also fall into the commercial category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30083-aleksanterinkatu-set/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30084-boring-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30708-bulevardi-30/ Residential @Wallibuk is featured in this category with an entire set with city walls etc that can be used to piece together a historical Eastern European village. http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30117-slovakhungarian-smalltown/ @JP Schriefer also made a residential BAT in 2015: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30727-porthos-building/ @Huston contributed to the residential category with this one, which is part of a semi-sci-fi building series designed to display Vancouver in the not-so-far future: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30542-metmw-viewdeck-condos/ @Aaron Graham was very active in 2015, uploading some more Art Deco stuff fro the residential category as well: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30118-nybt-barton-paul/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30167-nybt-2639-and-2641-jerome-avenue/ @IDS2 had two BATs that apply to this category - a highrise and, untypically, a set of small family homes: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30265-booth-manor/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30647-minneapolis-house-set/ @Jasoncw also contributed two residential BATs, one a building from Brazil and the other one a rather untypical upload featuring typical London rowhouses: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30408-porto-ponta-negra-residence/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30880-warwick-square/ @Bombardiere answered to requests for more British stuff: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30539-london-townhouse-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30744-half-timber-manor/ @Krio uploaded this residential building: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30708-bulevardi-30/ Industrial @nos.17 did not only cater for the commercial category. He also uploaded this untypical lot, a telecommunications tower and substation complete with service van: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30632-b62-remastered-verizon-substation/ @Takingyouthere started uploading his telecommunication towers: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30272-murmansk-tv-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30461-bell-canada-microwave-relay-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30562-mount-royal-candelabra-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30692-wbns-tv-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30694-torre-da-tv-record/ @Bombardiere made a building that not only serves as residential building, but also doubles as a farm: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30744-half-timber-manor/ @pezzajn made a railcar maintenance building: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30684-pez-railcar-maintenance-building/ @CT14 also catered for the railroad community: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30848-north-american-freight-sidings/ @T Wrecks crafted a series of lots: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30879-irm-w2w-ritters-rubber-shoe-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30867-irm-w2w-e-z-polish-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30859-irm-w2w-empire-leather-works-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30857-irm-w2w-sterling-consolidated-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30854-irm-w2w-hansons-shop-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30850-irm-w2w-belkins-bobbin-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30844-irm-w2w-ballards-ball-and-jacks/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30832-irm-w2w-holzman-postcard-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30828-irm-w2w-bsp-producion-steel-products-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30818-irm-w2w-bsp-miller-street-manufacturing-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30811-irm-w2w-bsp-gleaners-community-foodbank-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30805-irm-w2w-bsp-detroit-elevator-company-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30797-irm-w2w-bsp-allmendinger-organ-company-by-nofunk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30793-irm-w2w-bsp-advance-glove-factory-by-nofunk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30585-irm-w2w-vuvuzela-injection-molding-by-tagone/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30561-irm-w2w-diyworld-by-tagone/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30558-irm-w2w-2121-north-san-fernando-road-by-mattb235/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30551-irm-w2w-small-industrials-2-by-dk1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30525-irm-w2w-industrial-unit-2-by-rp2005/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30522-irm-w2w-industrial-unit-1-by-rp2005/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30470-irm-w2w-chalmers-auto-supply-by-nofunk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30448-irm-w2w-auto-factory-by-simgoober/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30446-irm-w2w-gaulargaten-15-by-glenni/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30362-irm-w2w-cranky-shafts-by-gascooker/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30354-irm-w2w-porkies-pies-by-gascooker/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30339-irm-w2w-simmons-incorporated-by-jmyers2043/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30324-irm-w2w-reese-manufacturing-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30309-irm-w2w-jfm-metals-by-jmyers2043/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30184-irm-w2w-gadegtron-manufactory-by-jmyers2043/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30182-irm-w2w-yankee-linen-supply-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30176-irm-w2w-underhill-casket-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30171-irm-w2w-silver-rock-sunflower-seed-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30157-irm-w2w-replogle-globe-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30141-irm-w2w-redwing-mill-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30133-irm-w2w-prairie-star-food-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30122-irm-w2w-moore-transfer-storage-co-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30120-irm-w2w-krispy-kracker-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30115-irm-w2w-gk-metal-fabrication-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30111-irm-w2w-american-licorice-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30109-irm-w2w-acme-boiler-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30106-irm-w2w-expansion-blocker/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30093-irm-w2w-base-pack/ Civic @Wallibuk also had something for the civic category - a pack of rural churches and synagogues: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30170-kostoly-na-gemeri/ @JP Schriefer also had a church in his portfolio in 2015: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30091-john-wesley-united-church/ @mattb325 contributed a research center to this category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30875-research-center/ @Don Miguel is still alive and brought us another church BAT: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30078-storefront-church-1-of-3-grace-chinese-christian-church/ @UbiraJunior took care of water treatment and gave us this: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30108-etaa-treatment-plant-and-water-expansion/ @FOSC tule00 focused on power supply and made a set that can be used to make a modular solar power plant: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30428-solar-powerlot/ @CasperVg covered the recycling part and uploaded this recycling center: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30877-oosterzele-recyling-centre/ @apeek / @FANTA1990 uploaded HD-rendered, functional wind power plants, optionally without base: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30107-hd-wind-power/ Transit @xonedl made this parking lot entry: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30161-xdl-parking-entry/ @William Lu made a roadside mod in the style of Berlin: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30808-wmlu-berlin-roadside-mod/ @blueearthspam contributed a series of speed limit signs that - despite being Australian - could be usuful not just for Australia-themed cities: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30194-australian-speed-limit-signs-rhs/ @peperodriguez2710 uploaded these median fillers for players to recreate boulevards: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30882-smfp-spanish-median-fillers-pack/ Education @IDS2 modeled another university building: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30276-anderson-hall/ @UbiraJunior uploaded this school lot: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30110-umei-municipal-unit-of-child-education/ @JP Schriefer contributed this museum: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30874-museu-da-inconfidencia/ Park @ussoldier2002 contributed some stadium BATs: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30798-west-side-grounds/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30804-ebbets-field/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30824-polo-grounds/ @KonstantinII made some sci-fi stuff: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30095-monument-plaza/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30098-motorcycle-parking/ @FrankU was busy making Dutch-style relots: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30119-franku-dutch-minor-league-stadium/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30275-franku-dutch-major-league-stadium/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30460-franku-dutch-plazas/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30548-franku-dutch-parks/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30619-franku-dutch-zoo/ @SimCoug uploaded a set of stairs for different inclines: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30425-simcougs-stairways/ @rsc204 made some long pedestrian bridges: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30858-mgb-long-pedestrian-bridges/ @blunder contributed a set of seawalls: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30868-stanley-seawalls/ Landmark @Wallibuk has uploaded some more old-style Eastern European that falls into this category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30079-town-gate/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30117-slovakhungarian-smalltown/ @Huston had more sci-fi content and a New Zealand landmark for us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30536-metmw-anhur-colonial-militant-outpost-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30876-trp-auckland-sky-tower/ @Reddonquixote was also still active and recreated Rio de Janeiro's famous landmark: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30172-cristo-redentor-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/ @xonedl was active in this category as well and uploaded a tower: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30183-torre-espacial-city-park-tower-argentina/ @Seraf had another tower for us - the leaning tower of Pisa: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30206-leaning-tower-of-pisa/ @Jasoncw enters this category with two lighthouses: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30410-big-red-lighthouse/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30411-grand-haven-lighthouse/ @Diego Del Llano made his appearance and uploaded many highrise buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30751-ibm-marathon-1250-rené-lévesque/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30769-republic-plaza-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30770-centurylink-tower-denver-1801-california-street/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30771-riu-plaza-guadalajara/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30772-fiestamericana-minerva-guadalajara/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30781-torre-multiva-torre-chapultepec/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30782-chaning-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30689-wells-fargo-center-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30746-wells-fargo-center-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30698-great-american-tower-cincinnati/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30702-eastern-columbia-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30706-title-guarantee-and-trust-company-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30748-tcw-tower/ @Ng_pillow made his STEX debut with this modern highrise landmark: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30892-the-gateway-singapore/ @FrankU had some Dutch landmarks for us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30501-franku-dutch-opera-house/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30502-franku-dutch-convention-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30620-franku-dutch-space-center/ @miguelkuk brought us these overhanging diagonal buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30180-sky-towers/ @Parisian uploaded this landmark for the NYBT: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30728-nybt-parisian-220-south-central-park/ @jmababa01 had some unconventiona ideas, turning San Francisco's Coit Tower into a lighthouse and uploading a wishing well: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30777-coit-tower-lighthouse/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30803-water-and-wishing-well/ @Xyloxadoria brought us a landmark that also doubles as an educational facility: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30884-the-cathedral-of-learning/ @Krio shared a cinema complex with us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27353-tennispalatsi/ Props & Automata @airman15 has continued to contribute airplane and car automata and props: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29867-ferrari-458-italias/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29962-delorean/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29963-american-muscle-cars/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29964-alstom-agv/ (untypically, a train!) http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30047-isuzu-street-sweepers/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30101-pagani-huayras/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30528-police-carvan-conversion-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30673-chevrolet-s10s/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30089-boeing-707-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30768-initial-d-ae86-trueno/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30814-chevrolet-suburbans/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30829-subaru-legacy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30860-jeep-cherokee-trailhawk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30861-air-france-airbus-a350/ @Krio contributed something unusal to this category, namely WWII tanks: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30082-panzer-prop-pack/ @Bombardiere accompanied his British BATs with a matching prop pack: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29965-british-boxes/ @nos.17 also accompanied his long string of retail uploads with a matching essentials pack: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30114-nos17-essentials/ @Gobanboshi graced us with a visit from Japan and brought these with him: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30121-japanese-art-truck-automata/ @xonedl contributed a freight airplane automata: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30179-lockheed-c-5-galaxy/ @MushyMushy uploaded packs of HD-rendered trucks and trailers: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30732-hd-north-american-semi-truck-cabs-vol1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30733-hd-north-american-40ft-semi-trailers-vol1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30773-hd-north-american-53ft-semi-trailers-vol1/ @Huston complemented his Sci-Fi uploads with a prop pack made up of HD spacecraft, rovers, and other vehicles: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30780-metmw-prop-pack-beta/ @rivit shared a set of luxury cars with us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30134-expensive-cars/ Mods & Tools @rsc204 has supplied some mods that tie into the NAM and alter/add overpasses, intersections, sidewalks etc.: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30087-mgb-mho-patch-for-jap-nam-facelift-alternate-overpasses/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30088-mgb-mmp-pack-vol1/ (an MMP mod to plop trucks and train cars) http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30113-cataylsts-sam7-bikepaths-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30138-mgb-darkened-sam-6-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30159-mgb-terrain-grass-nam-tgn-for-gobias-berner-oberland/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30162-mgb-terrain-grass-nam-tgn-for-gobias-sudden-valley/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30788-mgbs-my-first-mod-tutorial/ @TPB made a roundabout facelift mod: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30125-tpb-roundabout-facelift-mod-for-euro-nam/ @airman15 also contributed some humorous stuff: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30527-beavis-and-butt-head-loading-text-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30587-jaden-smith-tweets-loading-text-mod/ @SimCoug had several MMP assets in store for us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30687-wmp-dock-freight-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30688-cp-lodgepole-fence-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30690-simcougs-ruins-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30807-semi-truck-cabs-vol1-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30869-american-indian-prop-mmp/ @KorvinGump made a little mod that increases font size for people with high screen resolution: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30826-increase-font-size/ @HippoTank made the "I-HT fix for civic buildings", so to speak: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30836-hippotank-demand-fix/ @Ernestmaxis added an MMP option that takes advantage of Dutch-themed props: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30840-dutch-prop-pack-mmp/ @Transistor X made police cars, tanks, and air balloons UDI-enabled: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30841-transistor-xs-car-pack-1/ @Bloemkoli uploaded a T21 mod that adds guardrails and reflector posts to the RHW: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30851-catalysts-t-21-for-real-highway/
  6. Award Category Ideas - Much like the Oscars, the Trixies just wouldn't be complete without The Awards themselves! Here is a thread where you can suggest what default categories you'd like to see... The Trixie Awards traditionally feature a selection of categories which can be used to submit nominations for. These have ranged from content on the STEX, creativity in the CJs, to wide-ranging contributions in the forums. With the previous 12 editions of the Trixies, the categories have been pre-defined by the admins, and the only method of suggesting different awards was by submitting a custom nomination. So starting for the 2015-2016 Trixies, prior to the start of nominations, we're opening up the suggestions to the community! Last time the Trixies were held, the categories were simplified in an attempt to make the process less overwhelming. When in actual fact, all this did was the precise opposite. There were fewer nominations per category, and less variations of each type of award. For instance with custom content and CJs, there were only more general themes, which encompassed the more niche categories. This time, by allowing you all to choose what you'd be interested in submitting nominations for, hopefully it can provide a much broader selection to choose from. This should also help with searching for possible candidates, as it will give a clearer perspective. In other words, we're asking you to nominate awards, to be used as the awards! Post Your Ideas Below You may add multiple posts with multiple ideas, or single posts with single ideas -- it's completely your choice... Just remember we're looking for the title here, for example: Best Llama Impression OR Most Likely to outrun a Llama OR Llama Dedication Award And feel free to discuss and hit the button for ideas you, hmm, well... Like. They will then be populated into the below index lists for final consideration by the Llama Crew. Similar with how it worked in 2014, there will be at least 3 types of general awards: (There could be more yet, we'll see...) Custom Content Buildings, lots, mods, maps, and their many variations. City Journals Types, styles, genres, themes, countries, presentation, etc. Community Forum awards, site contributions, members, staff, special mentions & moments, etc. At this stage, ideas don't need to be specific for a particular game or year (2015 or 2016), as most awards can be doubled up for that purpose. Also don't worry about duplicating someone's idea. That just proves it's a good one! Whether big or small, we look forward to hearing your ideas!
  7. Nominations Open March 13th - The Trixies are here, the Llamas are here, and this time we're heading back in time! It seems like an eternity since the Trixies were last held, and we can't wait to go all the way back to the start of 2015! The Trixies are a celebration of all types of community contributions, ranging from STEX uploads to CJs, all the way to forum posts. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the amazing content shared over the past two years, and give a special 'thanks' to your fellow members. We last held the Trixies for the year 2014, so understandably, we have a lot to catch up on. So this year, things will be a little different. We won't be holding just one ceremony, but two at the same time: One each for 2015 and 2016. Since the previous awards were such a long time ago, there will be a prelude in the run-up to the start of nominations. Here we invite everyone to discuss content shared during 2015-2016. What were your favourites? Alongside this, we will also be posting special features, including retrospective lists of uploaded content, and interviews by some members, highlighting their experience over the last two years. The purpose of this build-up intends to help everyone make informed decisions, with a broader perspective. Not be told who to nominate, but just reminded of who could be potential nomination candidates. The Prologue Over the next 3 weeks we will be holding a series of events to celebrate the content uploaded over the past two years. This will start here in the Trixies Forum with a community discussion of memorable content which you can recall, or may otherwise be overlooked. The discussion will be complemented by retrospectives on uploaded content, where we post summaries of 2015-2016 content. There will also be interviews with members, giving their thoughts of notable contributions over the period. Community Discussion I can hardly remember what was for breakfast, let alone the memorable items some 700 days ago! So when trying to remember what happened in 2015 my mind goes blank. That's why we are hosting a way which everyone can discuss uploads, CJs, forum posts or just members in general who have shared amazing creations from the past two years. The principle behind this not to form a consensus on who or what is deserving of a Trixie. But instead, a place to discuss content we have admired over this time frame, or items which we think might be overlooked when thinking back on all the amazing creations from the past two years. Use the link below to discuss content from the past two years. Retrospective Lists We want to make sure that there is a place which you can go to find everything that has been uploaded from the past two years, specifically in 2015 which is a long way to look back through in the STEX. In the coming days we will feature a series of lists which highlight content uploaded to the STEX from each year. CJs were harder to list, so we ask that for CJ retrospectives the Community Discussion topic is the best place to remember your favourite CJ. These lists should help you find STEX uploads, and remember items which you may have forgotten about. Member Interviews There will also be a series of interviews with different members on their experience with content from the past two years as well as their involvement with Simtropolis. We've tried to interview members which we haven't interviewed before, and these range from people you will have heard of and talked to before, to some members you might have only seen in passing. These interviews will try to highlight content which they have valued from the last two years, usually focusing on areas of the site which they are involved in. These are, at times, subjective, so we ask that you don't take their opinions as definitive fact, but rather as another view on what has been uploaded in the past two years. You'll find these uploaded in this forum, where you can comment on their interviews and they may respond to comments and questions that you have. These are just opinions, and your final nominations can be of whom ever, and what ever, you feel deserving of the award. Award Category Ideas As part of the build-up, a suggestions topic will be opened for the award categories. Here we invite you all to share ideas for the various awards you'd like to see make up the default set. Last time the list was greatly simplified, and looking back, this may have actually made the process more restrictive. So now, let your imagination run wild! There are BATs, but what about styles? There are CJs, but what about variations? We can't promise all ideas will be selected, but whatever they are, we'd love to hear them. Changes to Nominations For these Trixies we are changing how to nominate members, and how many times a member can be nominated. Since the site upgrade of 2015, the old nominations system was made incompatible. So this year, things are going to be slightly different. We will expand on these changes closer to the nominations opening, but a summary of the major changes are listed below: Forum Nominations Previously nominations would be submitted via a dedicated page with a category selector and a plain text description box. But this time, nominations will be submitted in a special forum which will open at the start of the nominations. This forum behaves differently than others, in that no one else except the Admins are able to view your submissions! So post without hesitation in that forum knowing that your nominations will remain incognito. A major benefit of this method is that you are able to edit any of your posts throughout the submissions period. So as you keep remembering people to nominate, you can continue editing or adding new nominations until the closure date. While in previous Trixies you could continue submitting new nominations, this method means you see all of the nominations you have made, so it's easy to remember what/who you have or haven't nominated yet. An simple and straightforward way to stay on top of everything. So say goodbye to spreadsheets! Once the categories are finalised, we'll provide a full list so that you don't miss any awards to choose from. Of course, you may also create custom awards which aren't included in the default set. It may seem weird at first, but everything will stay private, we promise. Rule Changes This year we are making a slight change to how many times you can nominate a member. Traditionally you could only nominate any given member for one award. But this time, this rule is being expanded. It used to be that someone would only create amazing buildings, or only write beautiful CJs. However, now we have members who cover lots of different parts of the site, for the previous Trixies it was increasingly difficult to nominate them for just one award. This year we are making the change to allow you to nominate a member for up to 3 different awards. We hope that you submit multiple nominations for a single member to awards in different sections of the Trixies, but we aren't making that a specific rule as there are awards in sections which relate to very different skill sets. Use this new ability wisely… Cities: Skylines It's time to welcome the latest city-builder to our great Trixie Awards! This will be the first year C:S participates in our great ceremony. Just remember, the Trixies are a celebration of Simtropolis contributions, so only items here on the site are eligible to be nominated for an award. Understandably, there are thousands of Workshop items, so C:S content on the STEX is only a fraction of the overall selection. Considering this, Workshop items can be nominated, as long as they're created by an author who is a member here at Simtropolis. We can't wait to start sharing the love and celebrating what our community has to offer! Here's to another memorable Trixies, let the party begin!
  8. Community Build-up Discussion - 465 days and counting... It's been a long time since the previous Trixies So this is the perfect time to share and discuss notable contributions... Make no mistake, so much has happened between the ceremony of the previous Trixies. On the STEX, in CJs and throughout the forums, there have been many memorable moments. Although unless anyone regularly visits all areas of the site, keeping detailed running notes over the last 2 years, we realise it would be very tricky to remember more than a handful of items or events. With so many outstanding widespread contributions, it's so easy to lose track. Maybe even forget items which we thought were truly remarkable at the time. That's why we're starting this Community Discussion, so we can together help each other recall the various noteworthy and significant contributions. Just to clarify, the goal here is not to develop a ballot paper or set list of candidates, but instead, spread greater awareness before people go to the polls. The Trixies are never intended to be a popularity contest or a campaign of who made the 'better' content. That's not in line with the sense of community spirit in which they're run. Nominations will always be conducted anonymously and made at the discretion of each individual. In no way should the items/authors discussed here be the sole options to nominate. The thing is, by us all pitching in with notable memories from 2015-2016, it then aims to help with making your own measured judgements. Encouraging you to investigate the items discussed, and perhaps discover things you may have not otherwise known about, or have possibly overlooked. Also for newcomers who may not have been around since the start of 2015, this aims to inform and give everyone a greater understanding. Remember, all community members are eligible to receive a Trixie, so the power is still in your hands to make the pivotal choice. In short, this discussion simply intends to put ideas out there for everyone to decide on their own, with a broader perspective. Discussion Guidelines To help ensure this is conducted fairly and follows the above principles, here are a set of guidelines to follow when posting: 1. All Examples mentioned... E.g. STEX files, CJs or other site contribution: a) Must be submitted or occurred in the eligible period (2015 or 2016). b) Was created by or relates to someone in the Simtropolis community. c) Does not concern yourself. d) Are linked in your post, so others can check it out for themselves. (Feel free to use the auto-embed previews which resolve for links.) 2. Provide a few details about the Example, aiming to use a non-persuasive informational tone: For instance, where applicable: What is it? Who created it? What does it do or show? How was this a highlight for you? In what ways did you find it useful or interesting? 3. For each Category, please provide at least 2 applicable Examples, from 2 different Authors. E.g. Custom Content Author A Created this rustic commercial BAT that functions as a growable CS$ and a ploppable Landmark. Author B Created a set of filler Lots, which can be used to construct a custom park. 4. (Optional) Along with each Example, ONE image may be included, to help with the objective of informing. E.g. Custom Content This may show a way you've used the item in the applicable game. City Journals This could be an image embedded or linked from the author's CJ. (Please don't re-upload!) Community Might not be applicable, but if you can depict a notable other community contribution using a picture, go for it! Special Mention Thanks to @T Wrecks for thinking of the concept for a Trixies discussion thread in the first place! So without further ado... Post away with what you found memorable...
  9. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for December.... The Jade Bight moves up to number one. Mikenstein, Holt, Castiana-Sahal-Vagonbrei and Mayon Province are back, and Anselli is new. Ben's +10 The Many Cities of Boomooderie by BugeyedDragon Pretoria Metropolitan Area by takemethere Rio Grande do Sul by afagundes Rickport by streetsofny Art128's SC4 Projects Basin City Blues by Urban Constanta The Dells by The Big Z Skylines of Cathnoquey by Linoa06 The Waterdep Project by Urban Constanta Twin Rivers Region by dedgren
  10. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for December.... P.R. Cristina's Travels moves up to number one again. Nyhaven and California 2 are back, Rickport is new, and Rio Grande do Sul debuts. Ben's +10 Skylines of Cathnoquey by Linoa06 Anselli by TMTS Castiana - Sahal - Vagonbrei by ionionion Teddy City by Titanicbuff The Waterdep Project by Urban Constanta Vista Del Mar by gviper Arapari by Paulobergonci Europa, Anno by kschmidt Scrapped by JoshuaGellock Guademian Republic by Zerx
  11. BTT (CJ Section): 3 December 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for December.... Ionica is number one again. Pretoria Metropolitan Area and Teddy City are back, The Waterdep Project and Arapari are new, and Scrapped debuts. Ben's +10 Vista Del Mar by gviper Rickport by streetsofny Schulmania by schulmanator Guademian Republic by Zerx Cyprikuyucak by goosen Castiana - Sahal - Vagonbrei by ionionion Okaiken by Tonraq Cities: Skylines by agunter999 Republic of Carolina by kendallhart808 Anselli by TMTS
  12. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for November.... Ionica holds on to the top spot. Vista Del Mar and Guademian Republic are back, and Republic of Carolina debuts. Ben's +10 Cities: Skylines by agunter999 Pretoria Metropolitan Area by takemethere Anselli by TMTS Okaiken by Tonraq Ocean Valley by Titanicbuff Twin Rivers Region by dedgren Rickport by streetsofny Mayon Province by kschmidt Teddy City by Titanicbuff The Waterdep Project by Urban Constanta
  13. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for November.... Ionica is back at number one. Schulmania, Pretoria Metropolitan Area, Okaiken and Ocean Valley are back. Ben's +10 Anselli by TMTS Schieffelin County by joe064 City Pot-Pourri by MissVanleider Mayon Province by kschmidt Teddy City by Titanicbuff The Waterdep Project by Urban Constanta Aurora by Mascalzone The Region of Ocean's Edge by JohnAJ jamestown by matthewscott6615 Islands on the way by v701
  14. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for November.... The Jade Bight debuts at number one - well done. Art128's SC4 Projects returns, and jamestown is new. Ben's +10 Islands on the way by v701 Anselli by TMTS The Waterdep Project by Urban Constanta Mikenstein by michae95l Ocean Valley by Titanicbuff Westbury by streetsofny Norgëns by streetsofny Twin Rivers Region by dedgren Lenox by matthewscott6615 Skyline-City by OwiHH
  15. BTT (CJ Section): 5 November 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for November... and yet another wild week. Ionica is back at the top. The Dells is back. Cyprikuyucak and Noggins debut. The Region of Ocean's Edge and Ocean Valley are new. Ben's +10 Westbury by streetsofny Vista Del Mar by gviper jamestown by matthewscott6615 Art128's SC4 Projects Schieffelin County by joe064 The Many Cities of Boomooderie by BugeyedDragon Federal Republic of Siculia (was Torre Canne) by ulisse Evean Vansop by Schulmanator My Attempts at Realism by Casmatori34 The Viceroyalty of Perseus by Belfastsocrates
  16. BTT (CJ Section): 29 October 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for October... and another wild week. Mikenstein is part of a trend of reentries at number one this week. City Pot-Pourri and Evean Vansop are also back. Westbury and Art128's SC4 Projects debut, and My Attempts at Realism is new. Ben's +10 The Dells by The Big Z The Viceroyalty of Perseus by Belfastsocrates The Region of Ocean's Ege by JohnAJ Federal Republic of Siculia (was Torre Canne) by ulisse jamestown by matthewscott6615 City of Saturnia (SC4) by Mr Saturn64 Anselli by TMTS Skyline-City by OwiHH Skylines of Cathnoquey by Linoa06 Mayon Province by kschmidt
  17. BTT (CJ Section): 22 October 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for October... Ionica is a reentry at number one this week. Vista Del Mar, The Dells, Federal Republic of Siculia, Skylines of Catjnoquey and Mayon Province are also back. Ben's +10 The City of Bel-Air by Urban Constanta The Region of Ocean's Ege by JohnAJ Skyline-City by OwiHH Mikenstein by michae95l Ocean Valley by Titanicbuff Asgard by Fox Valleta Region by Yanita Channel Let's Play Cities: Skylines by CapTon Let's Play SimCity 4 by CapTon Schulmania by schulmanator The Sultanate of Kalu Sabah by Sky Guy
  18. BTT (CJ Section): 15 October 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for October... P.R. Cristina's Travels moves up to number one - well done. Asgard and City of Saturnia are back, and Valleta Region is new. Ben's +10 Dublin by crushproof Let's Play Cities: Skylines by CapTon Desten by nedal2001 Federal Republic of Siculia (was Torre Canne) by ulisse Let's Play SimCity 4 by CapTon Random & Random by Huston Illyris by Fearlessmayor Guishan by _A Ocean Valley by Titanicbuff Islands on the way by v701
  19. BTT (CJ Section): 8 October 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for October... Mikenstein is number one - well done. Schulmania, The Sultanate of Kalu Sabah and Skylines of Cathnoquey are back. The Dells is new. Ben's +10 Ocean Valley by Titanicbuff Desten by nedal2001 The Many Cities of Boomooderie by BugeyedDragon Islands on the way by v701 Stuff by TekindusT Guishan by _A Knossos by StegSC Elmdon by lolo69ol01 The Dells by The Big Z Mayon Province by kschmidt
  20. Best Films of 2015

    2015 was a pretty good year for movies. As someone who goes to the movies quite often, I saw some good ones and some bad ones. Let me know your favorites (and least favorites) SPOILERS The best movie I saw in theaters this year was Star Wars: the Force Awakens. I'll admit that part of the allure is that it's a Star Wars movie. I had gone on a binge of the original trilogy before seeing this, and the hype was up. When the Star Wars logo appeared on screen and the opening theme started playing... that was a special moment. That was when the reality that "I'm seeing Star Wars in theaters" kicked in. Oh, and by the way... My second favorite was The Walk. This is a pretty biased decision, as anything revolving around cities and architecture is going to be on my list. It's still a good movie, and it's excellently filmed. It's still a great movie, but one I found pretty underrated. It didn't do too good at the box office, and I'm pretty sure I was the only one at the theater not AARP eligible. My third favorite was Inside Out. I found it exceptionally creative, even by Disney's standards. And considering that Disney is the epitome of creativity in the film industry, that's saying a lot. It took abstract ideas, personified them, and made them memorable. The explanation of how Riley's mind works was also extremely thought out (pun intended) and worked despite its complications.
  21. BTT (CJ Section): 1 October 2015

    Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for September... The Viceroyalty of Perseus climbs up to number one. Phatifornia, Illyris and Federal Republic of Siculia are back. Ben's +13 Ocean Valley by Titanicbuff Desten by nedal2001 The Many Cities of Boomooderie by BugeyedDragon Islands on the way by v701 Stuff by TekindusT Guishan by _A Knossos by StegSC Elmdon by lolo69ol01 The Dells by The Big Z Mayon Province by kschmidt
  22. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for September... Aurora is a re-entry at number one - that's the sixth re-entry number one in a row in the CJ section! Mikenstein, Dublin and Desten are also back, and Guishan and The City of Bel-Air are new. Ben's +13 Skylines of Cathnoquey by Linoa06 Schulmania by schulmanator Federal Republic of Siculia (was Torre Canne) by ulisse Vista Del Mar by gviper Mayon Province by kschmidt city89's City Journal Inverness by HOOK21 Pretoria Metropolitan Area by takemethere Evean Vansop by Schulmanator City of Saturnia (SC4) by Mr Saturn64 Exploring Vitarvis by spa Islands on the way by v701 Valleta Region by Yanita Channel
  23. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for September... Random & Random is a re-entry at number one - that's the fifth re-entry number one in a row in the CJ section! Schulmania and Myon Province are also back, and Knossos is a high new entry. Happy New Year, everyone. Here's to a great year of city journaling in 2016! Ben's +10 Evean Vansop by Schulmanator Mikenstein by michael95l The City of Bel-Air by Urban Constanta City of Saturnia (SC4) by Mr Saturn64 Exploring Vitarvis by spa Islands on the way by v701 Valleta Region by Yanita Channel The Many Cities of Boomooderie by BugeyedDragon Republic of Arinsia by feyss Federal Republic of Siculia (was Torre Canne) by ulisse
  24. Ben's Top Ten We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for September... The Viceroyalty of Perseus is a re-entry at number one - that's the fourth re-entry number one in a row in the CJ section! Vista Del Mar, Mikenstein and Teddy City are also back. Ben's +10 City Pot-Pourri by MissVanleider Kamloops by sfchao Welcome to New York by Hotwheeler Tora by agnostiskbarn Schulmania by schulmanator Visger Town by MinetroopersS12 Let's Play Cities: Skylines by CapTon Dublin by crushproof city89's City Journal Aviata by MinetroppersS12
  25. Ben's Top Ten Merry Christmas, Simtropolis! We're playing BTT catchup... the time machine is set for September... Republic of Arinsia is a re-entry at number one - well done! A wild week at BTT. City Pot-Pourri, Tora and The Many Cities of Boomooderie are new, and Skylines of Cathnoquey and Schulmania are also back. Ben's +11 Mikenstein by michael95l Dublin by crushproof city89's City Journal Aviata by MinetroppersS12 Let's Play Cities: Skylines by CapTon Mayon Province by kschmidt Design Ideas by SimValera Leningrad by Kim Sunwoo Vista Del Mar by gviper Random & Random by Huston Gastaram City by fuzion051

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