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THE HISTORY OF DOSSINGTON DC (1990-2000)
In the year 1990, Wan W. managed to get elected again, 20 years after his first term. Strangely, the man did not seem to age at all.
He started by fixing terrible water shortages all around the city. “It takes me a whole hour to reach the nearest well”, explained a Schwarzenegger Hill resident with a bucket in each hand. “It means that in two hours… I’ll be back” he said, putting sunglasses on and walking away.
In 1993, Mayor Wan W. shocked the scientific world by announcing a disruptive solar power technology. “I invented it myself, using electronics, and… and pipes, and stuff”, he explained to the hundreds of skeptical experts who attended the inaugural speech. As it turns out, the technology did work, the Mayor was hailed as a hero, and the oil energy crisis expected in 2000 was prevented.
In the following years, taxes were slightly increased, as the city could hardly keep expanding. Efforts were made on security and education.
In 1997, a plane crash in Rednack County killed all 134 passengers in a terrible accident, starting a fire that burned down more than half of the district.
Fortunately the city firefighters handled the situation well, and Wan W. put thousands of sim dollars into rebuilding the place, now called Redneck 97′ as a tribute.
While Wan. W. was the favorite for his re-election, he happened to be declared missing in December 1999 in strange circumstances, never to be seen again.
THE HISTORY OF DOSSINGTON DC (1960-1970)
Sorceress led a record 15-year-long office as Dossington’s Mayor, following a change to the Dostitution that granted her both the rights to serve two terms in a row, and switched the term duration to ten years.
In a controversial campaign, prior to which Sorceress tried to change the Dostitution again and run for a third term, Wan W. Wan (son of 20s mayor Wan) won the office for the 60s decade.
After light reforms to the tax law, Wan W. launched various park projects throughout the city, in particular in the polluted and crime-prone Riverside district, which saw a new and expensive police station constructed on the flank of a montain.
The Plagette area, which was left abandoned since Wan W. father’s mandate, was finally completed, with the creation of a much welcome seaport.
Excited by the positive feedback about the port, W. ended his term by announcing the launch of a large airport in the new Redneck County. “We still have to find people to invest in it, but it will be awesome”, promised the Mayor in his final speech.
Yearly Income: $1.638
Approval Rating: 62%
Here is my very first game lasting over a century, I present you WAN TOWN, with a mere 22k inhabitants as of May 2017.
On the upper hand it has a soccer stadium with a capacity of 25k 😀 (attendance is 1500 on average…).
I feel like there’s still a lot I have to learn regarding startegy. In particular I had troubles re-funding power stations every 50 years, requiring me to issue bonds a couple times. I think I have also invested way too early in various buildings for fun (2-station subway anyone?), leading to costly upkeep.
Your post prompted me to do some research on churches 😀
“One of the things you’ll notice is that as your residential zones develop, 2×2 churches will be periodically constructed in your zoned land. However, churches aren’t considered residential buildings, and do not contribute to the residential population. If they bother you and you start trying to demolish them, you’ll notice that new churches pop up elsewhere. Bottom line: Churches are here to stay, so live with it.”
> “It is a bit disappointing that it still has ~70k inhabitants, yet there’s already little space left other than hills on the map.”
In case you missed it, it’s possible to level the terrain by holding the mouse button on the “Destroy” icon. The tools are a bit weird to use but they can be very useful in this kind of situations!
THE HISTORY OF DOSSINGTON DC (1920-1925)
Mayor Wan got elected in 1920, with a platform focused on resolving the imminent power shortage issue – he indeed promised to switch the city entirely to hydroelectric energy by the end of his office.
Right at the start of his office, the Mayor launched a controversial tax program, notably increasing property taxes to %10, and heavily drawing from financial companies. “We really need that money guys”, said the mayor in a satisfying explaination.
In the early years, large investments have been put towards developing hydroelectric power, but the costs made the switch go much slower than planned. Investments have also been made in the Micropolis area, with among other things the creation of the Sakamoto High School.
The second part of the mandate gave life to a brand new area called La Plagette, aiming to make the “North bank great again”. It consisted in a long beach filled with light residential areas, and attractive buildings such as a marina, to which the mayor gave his name.
The final situation of the city was mixed, as taxes refrained the city development, especially for industries. “Sorry guys here you go”, announced Wan in early 1924 as he lowered the taxes a bit. Oil-based power station was still running at 79% Capacity (down from 93%) as of 1925. “My project was a complete success”, assured Wan, “don’t listen to the fake news!”
End of 1924 Status
Projected income: $1,016
Mayor’s approval rating: 56%