City-Building Games.....vCitiesXL

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  1. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    Is anyone else in the CitiesXL beta?
    I've got some questions about the game, and the support forums aren't fully functional yet.

    Additionally, does anyone who plays these types of games often have some tips for starting the cities out? I keep ending up with moneypits :hs:
     
  2. Los

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    I do.

    I haven't looked into the beta yet. My gaming laptop crashed so I'm on my 15" x3100 homocard.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to this game, have been for a while... it's disappointing to see that there is no North American release in sight though :hs:
     
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    Don't know how Cities XL works, I saw an ad for the game in a magazine but never got interested enough in it to care.

    I can give some tips I use from Sim City, but I dunno how the engine works in cities and how the "sims" will react to certain features.

    When starting out build a cheap power plant and a small town using inexpensive buildings providing only the bare essentials for a town to run correctly (Fire station, police station, bank, a hopsital/clinic, and a venue of some sort like a park.)

    Then you can add slowly to your town as you control your money balance.
    More people = more money, but only if they hold jobs. So you need to have enough job sites for people to work in before building a whole shit load of homes.
     
  5. Los

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    I remember playing Cities and was like "wtf gay". I'm not too fond of the graphics. I prefer Sim City's sharper edge (sc4 vs cl). Maybe it was just my video card...






























    ... which took a shit last week. :o
     
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    CitiesXL is an MMO too right?
     
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    Chanandler Bong OT Supporter

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    ???

    player x built new tower

    player y destroys it
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. NavS

    NavS its me!

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    player x wants to build tower

    player x must create group y

    group y goes through miles of red tape

    group y appoints a president z

    president z consults budget

    president z consults local players around site

    gets put to a vote

    building is approved

    building gets built

    player x quit playing long ago

    building is abandoned

    then miles and miles of red tape, support groups, delegation, voting, and so on...

    the building is finally destroyed to make way for a super highway right through the city which won't get used.
     
  10. Los

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    :rofl:
     
  11. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    Interface is confusing
     

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