SexyToad's Very Exclusive Giant Bomb Region!

#1 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

What is this?

This is a very exclusive region made by me! Only the best mayors can enter. This region is made to be the best of the best. The region can hold 16 and is brand new.

How to apply?

Simple, you just write something convincing me to let you join. This can be as short as a word, or as big as 10 pages, I don't care! The council, for now me, will decide if you're worthy enough to enter. When applying, you should probably state what type of mayor you are, such as a gambling mayor. Also make sure to add your origin ID, in case you are chosen for greatness.

NOTE: If you are selected, please create one city only.

Server is NAW3

Region so far

Members

#2 Edited by Chaser324 (6328 posts) -

I've typically been focusing on industrial cities with a lot of mining/drilling/trading.

Origin ID: Chaser324

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#3 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1631 posts) -

Origin ID: gr3as3d. I tried to find you the other day but there were both SexyToads and SxyToads.... EDIT: and you said you'd save a space for me because you love me :3

#4 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I've typically been focusing on industrial cities with a lot of mining/drilling/trading.

Origin ID: Chaser324

Well I guess you are the law... Welcome to the region!

Origin ID: gr3as3d. I tried to find you the other day but there were both SexyToads and SxyToads.... EDIT: and you said you'd save a space for me because you love me :3

That is true, welcome!

#5 Edited by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

I would do this but I'm waiting for the servers and shit to be worked out before I purchase it

#6 Posted by Jimbo (9775 posts) -

Looks like you've found your cautious mayor.

#7 Posted by chainreaction01 (175 posts) -

Depending on my neighbors, I either harvest nerds to invent everything or massive amounts of poor people to work in the mines. Either way I tend to turn into a massive trade town since the global market is prime for that right now. Origin ID: Chainreaction01.

#8 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Depending on my neighbors, I either harvest nerds to invent everything or massive amounts of poor people to work in the mines. Either way I tend to turn into a massive trade town since the global market is prime for that right now. Origin ID: Chainreaction01.

My city is full of nerds! Well soon will be, they're education level is high not their tech level yet though. Welcome to the region!

#9 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

I want to invest in education as much as possible, just to see if I can get some really clean industrial tech going on. Failing that, I can take everyone's garbage and promise not to burn it as it falls into an incinerator.

Either way, you already have EarlessShrimp and Chaser, so I'd like in.

Origin ID: PsEG

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#10 Edited by StarvingGamer (8025 posts) -

I am super interested in exploring the co-op features and am a min-max dynamo. I will play collaboratively to the best of my abilities.

Oh yeah, also I can totally follow directions lol. OID: StarvingGamer

#11 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@pseg said:

I want to invest in education as much as possible, just to see if I can get some really clean industrial tech going on. Failing that, I can take everyone's garbage and promise not to burn it as it falls into an incinerator.

Either way, you already have EarlessShrimp and Chaser, so I'd like in.

Origin ID: PsEG

So I won't get banned and so someone will take my garbage, I'll let you in. Welcome to the region!

I am super interested in exploring the co-op features and am a min-max dynamo. I will play collaboratively to the best of my abilities.

ehh, meh, sure! Welcome to the region! I'll send you two an invite right now.

#12 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -
#13 Edited by ChaosTony (102 posts) -

I have a city in a region with one other stranger, and I've managed 30,000 population plus a fully stocked Police Precinct and Hospital. I would love to wrap your region in the warm embrace of safety and health. I'm already on NAW3 too, so it was like, meant to be and stuff.

Origin ID: ChaosTony

#14 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I have a city in a region with one other stranger, and I've managed 30,000 population plus a fully stocked Police Precinct and Hospital. I would love to wrap your region in the warm embrace of safety and health. I'm already on NAW3 too, so it was like, meant to be and stuff.

Origin ID: ChaosTony

Oh please do, I will never be the same after that earthquake... Soo much death and fire.... Welcome to the region!

#16 Posted by Winternet (8006 posts) -

You give me SimCity and I'll make power like a motherfucker.

#17 Edited by Khemitude (222 posts) -

I basically want to power everyone and take all there garbage and sewage and stuff so you can all have nice clean cities because fuck ground pollution in the metropolis!

Origin: Phant0mStalk3r

#18 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (307 posts) -

If you want someone to build a VU tower and send crime into your region...

#20 Edited by StarvingGamer (8025 posts) -

Oh gods, words to the wise - don't pick the city where only 1/5 of the area is usable because the other 4/5 is taken up by the giant mountain it's on top of. As your first city ever. In a group game where other people are depending on you to perform. Also don't play at 3 AM when you're liable to accidentally bulldoze the 60k highschool you just built.

I honestly have no idea what else to do with that plot of land. There simply is no way for me to increase the land value without shattering the tenuous RCI balancing act. I suppose now I just wait for Cheetah speed to come back so I can drain the land of its natural resources and contribute to a great work. But I really need my neighbors to step up their water generation because I'm running out fast and would end up somewhere around -2k a month if I tore up enough RCI to toss in a Sewage Treatment thingy.

This game is fucking great.

EDIT: One upside to building in an inhospitable wasteland is that a meteor strike is more likely to miss the scant few buildings you have.

#21 Posted by Chaser324 (6328 posts) -

@starvinggamer: I considered taking that spot for a moment just because it was next to three people, but I didn't see how I was going to turn such little space into a productive city. I guess maybe I would've gone the casino or tourism route and tried to bring in a bunch of wealth sims.

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#22 Posted by StarvingGamer (8025 posts) -

@chaser324: Yeah, but that area already has a bunch of problems because someone let crime get away from them a bit *coff* meaning I had arsonists burning down my buildings constantly. A Fire Dept was my first non-RCI building. Plus when I got there my Industry bar was a big fat solid log of Yellow so I figured I'd go that route and dig up all the ore and coal while I was at it. I managed to get it up to 50k+ residents though and I'm not losing money so overall, I think I did ok for my first time out. But whoever designed that city's terrain is a real fucker.

#23 Edited by mao16 (107 posts) -

Give me a large flat piece of land with access to trains with decent wind and I promise to replicate my last city.

Note: this is after sporezilla wrecked my university, hospital, fire-station, trade center and commercial trade buildings (so like 800k worth of damage)? oh and I had also donated 1mil to get an arcology going.

Imagine what I could do if I had active neighbors and a port? (port would really be nice).... and a nice neighbor with a resort town who built an airport so I could finally get some choppers

I also promise to be the guy that pretty much researches everything (yes that is a gen3 nuclear reactor and yes I could build another and power like half the region.... or build 3 and power the entire region)

Origin ID: mao16

#24 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

You give me SimCity and I'll make power like a motherfucker.

I would buy power from you like a motherfucker!

I basically want to power everyone and take all there garbage and sewage and stuff so you can all have nice clean cities because fuck ground pollution in the metropolis!

Origin: Phant0mStalk3r

Please do :p

If you want someone to build a VU tower and send crime into your region...

That role was sort of taken on by me... NOT ON PURPOSE @pseg

You're in.

@chaser324: Yeah, but that area already has a bunch of problems because someone let crime get away from them a bit *coff* meaning I had arsonists burning down my buildings constantly.

I DIDNT MEAN TOO

@mao16 said:

Give me a large flat piece of land with access to trains with decent wind and I promise to replicate my last city.

Note: this is after sporezilla wrecked my university, hospital, fire-station, trade center and commercial trade buildings (so like 800k worth of damage)? oh and I had also donated 1mil to get an arcology going.

Imagine what I could do if I had active neighbors and a port? (port would really be nice).... and a nice neighbor with a resort town who built an airport so I could finally get some choppers

I also promise to be the guy that pretty much researches everything (yes that is a gen3 nuclear reactor and yes I could build another and power like half the region.... or build 3 and power the entire region)

Origin ID: mao16

That's quite a city! Welcome aboard! quick question, how did you mange traffic issues in your city?

Also if anyone is waiting to get in, spam me on origin! ill be on for a bit! If not, anyone else who already has access is able to invite you guys too. I'll update the op soon.

#25 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -
#26 Edited by mao16 (107 posts) -

Traffic into the city from the highway is always bogged down but not as much as before. Basically make sure no buildings near the main off ramp generate traffic (note my bus stop and street cars face away from the main avenue). Other then that, lots of street cars and buses and the three train stations (3 might be overkill/ 2 should be enough for a city of that size) helps reduce traffic in general. I sorta tried to optimize my bus stops to around one every 2-3 intersections and made sure street cars and bus stops never overlapped each-other. Finally I just turned my most congested streets into avenues with street cars. Even after that though traffic can still be a problem certain times of day though I've managed to eliminate all almost all the red sections. The traffic is far from perfect though and if I really tweaked the intersections even more, reduced the number of bus' and street cars and optimized the stops more that might help more.

#27 Posted by Winternet (8006 posts) -

@sexytoad: I was being literal. You would actually have to give me SimCity for me to play in your region. I have not bought it and I'm not sure when/if I'll do it.

#28 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I will handle everyones poop!

Free sewage for all!

#29 Edited by katimanic (92 posts) -

Hey I would like to join

I am not too sure what kind of city I would make, probably an education city.

id: nicc

#30 Edited by chainreaction01 (175 posts) -

To Mayors of Very Exclusive Region,

I regret to inform you that, due to poor city planning resulting in almost city wide gridlock, I have had to level most of Black Gold Mountain. However, before doing so I made sure to save both $350k as well as major city buildings. Those of you who bought sewage or water from me need not worry, those are still up in addition to a Petroleum and Trade H.Q to be the basis of my new economy. Here's hoping for a bright future in what is now known as Old Gold Mountain.

Sincerely,
Mayor Chainreaction01

#31 Posted by TheAdmin (711 posts) -

I recently hit 100k pop in another one of my cities and it had high education with a lovely, always safe nuclear plant. Let me join you and build a more awesome city than before!

ID: Calydon

#32 Posted by Lokno (385 posts) -

Hey there, SexyToad. How's the game project going? I'd like to join your region! I'd like to make a tourist trap and run a processer industry.

ID: Lokno

#33 Posted by Khemitude (222 posts) -

So I was robbing my neighbours power and water, but now my city is tooo big and requires 600MW so had to build myself a nuclear powerplant. got quite a few police now including choppers if someone needs some hit me up.

#34 Edited by mao16 (107 posts) -

It appears I have the dreaded "cannot process this city at this time" after being forced to do a rollback. Hopefully I just lose my city that was only a couple of hours old instead of the plot becoming unusable.

*Edit: tried to abandon the region and reclaim it to see if the plot was still useable that way but no luck, looks like it's lost till EA finds a backup or more likely resets it

#35 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Hey I would like to join

I am not too sure what kind of city I would make, probably an education city.

id: nicc

@theadmin said:

I recently hit 100k pop in another one of my cities and it had high education with a lovely, always safe nuclear plant. Let me join you and build a more awesome city than before!

ID: Calydon

@lokno said:

Hey there, SexyToad. How's the game project going? I'd like to join your region! I'd like to make a tourist trap and run a processer industry.

ID: Lokno

Sorry I was late getting to you guys, I didnt have a chance to add you 3 on origin. buuut, WELCOME TO THE REGION! I will add you guys right now, and be on origin for a few hours. Spam me with messages if you need in.

#36 Edited by StarvingGamer (8025 posts) -

Alright, who wants to gift me a lot of money so I can fix my fucking city? I realize it's my own fault for picking that super shitty plot of land as my first foray into the game, but I know I can fix it if I could just get some capital. My economy has stabilized but at this point I'm only making around $100 an hour and I don't know what I can do to cut costs without causing the entire city to implode.

So I either need someone to bail me out or I need to take another plot to make an AWESOME city and rake in the dough to salvage that PoS. But I don't want to take a slot that could go to another GB'er. What thinks you @sexytoad? Thanks regardless.

Actually, can you only gift money between cities that are connected by highway or can you gift money to any city within a region? This game is complicated.

#37 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Alright, who wants to gift me a lot of money so I can fix my fucking city? I realize it's my own fault for picking that super shitty plot of land as my first foray into the game, but I know I can fix it if I could just get some capital. My economy has stabilized but at this point I'm only making around $100 an hour and I don't know what I can do to cut costs without causing the entire city to implode.

So I either need someone to bail me out or I need to take another plot to make an AWESOME city and rake in the dough to salvage that PoS. But I don't want to take a slot that could go to another GB'er. What thinks you @sexytoad? Thanks regardless.

Actually, can you only gift money between cities that are connected by highway or can you gift money to any city within a region? This game is complicated.

Yea, I think I have some extra cash. I shall help!

Also to anyone else wanting to play, you SHOULD. @theavy has a plot all to himself with no neighbors to ruin it. Therefore he is making bank.

#38 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@starvinggamer: I sent 30,000. Not too much, but it's something.

EDIT: now 80,000 more

#39 Edited by Daveyo520 (6653 posts) -

That place is too sexy for me.

#40 Posted by Theavy (78 posts) -

@starvinggamer Yea you can only send money to those connected by lines set in the map.

It seems like with local regions which arnt connected theres always 1 that can, so if someone takes that plot they could distribute some of my goods the the rest of the map.

I would give anyone who claims that spot a nice starting bonus!

#41 Edited by BreakfastKing (103 posts) -

If there's still room, I'd love to join. Why? Because I am so desperate to play with people that I will make literally any kind of city. Need a bunch of uneducated workers for migrant labor? Sure here's a whole plot of them! Oh wait no BreakfastKing we'd much rather you dedicate yourself to water towers. Oh thats cool, because I just deleted my army of mobile homes and replaced them with a water tower farm.

origin id is BreakfastKing

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