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    in reply to: Succession Game! #464

    You can pick the game kdrnic, I won’t be able to play again before a couple days. I’ll steal someone’s turn when I’m back πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Growing a city to may 2017 #448

    @kdrnic: Nope, I was in Easy… It was my first >50y game so I never realized until then that power plants had an expiration date. I’ll learn from the mistake yeah πŸ™‚

    @toasty: Congrats for your Hard-mode city, it was almost as successful as my Easy one!

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    in reply to: Growing a city to may 2017 #440

    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 πŸ˜€ (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.

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    in reply to: Succession Game! #438

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    in reply to: The Computer Chronicles #432

    This is fascinating! The complete list of Computer Chronicles episodes is available on archive.org.

    For now all I found regarding DOS games of the past months is a quick introduction to Sim City 2K on this 1993 Consumer Buying Guide (jump to 9’15”)

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    in reply to: Succession Game! #424

    Your post prompted me to do some research on churches πŸ˜€

    “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.”

    (source)

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    in reply to: Growing a city to may 2017 #415

    > “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!

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    in reply to: Succession Game! #413

    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
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    Population: 14,240
    Treasury: $1,052
    Projected income: $1,016
    Mayor’s approval rating: 56%

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    in reply to: Succession Game! #411

    I pick the next 5 years!

    EDIT: Time for a gif

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    in reply to: Difficulty levels: 3 or 5? #363

    Yeah after playing a bit on Level 3 the difference is not obvious at all. I agree with leaving all scores together.

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    in reply to: Rough guide to become a GPC master #354

    Thanks for the detailed guide! In particular this advice should help me adjust my driving:

    “It’s better to go a little longer with a tempered speed than to go considerably down in speed but for a shorter time.”

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    in reply to: Scoreboard! #325

    Ok guys I’ve been inspired by our little chat with the grand champion, and now it’s time to up the antes. I just secured:

    * 1st place on Detroit (Ferrari is definitely the better car), Germany and Britain
    * 2nd place on Italy and Japan

    I hope you can handle dual employment as F1 racers and city mayors πŸ˜‰

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    in reply to: Scoreboard! #321

    Did it!

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    in reply to: Is the Ferrari the worst car in GPC? #313

    I don’t know what to think anymore! Is it because of the cars themselves, because of our skills? I guess our sampling of GPC scores is too small to make a definitive call.

    Anyway it’s quite telling how we change our minds about the cars every week – GPC’s balancing is pretty thought out it seems.

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    in reply to: Scoreboard! #290

    Whoops right for my first serious time I used to wrong proof as attachment… Here’s the actual screencap for my latest Brazil time:

    View post on imgur.com

    I guess the other cars give me an additional concentration boost πŸ˜›

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