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Cities: Skylines | Industrial DLC is out

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I picked this up while it was on sale and have been having problems starting out. Specifically, I'm playing on the very first map in the drop down, with a river to the west, highway access to the north, and not much else of note.

    Flatly: I run out of money during the initial build. I seem to be unable to build a water pump on the north end of the river, a water drain on the south end of the river, wind generators to the east where there's enough wind, and then initial roads around the highway access. The big costs seem to be pipes and electrical lines, which suggests I need to abandon wind power and put something closer into town, and then... just put the water drain right next to the water pump I guess?

    What is this I don't even.
  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    As long as the drain is a little downstream from the pump you will be fine, the sewage won't diffuse much against the flow. For power wind generally won't last you long, plop a coal plant in your industrial zone for the begining. Also (and you may already be doing this) build up your base things on pause. Otherwise those roads etc are just costing you money while you zone around them/ build in other things. Taxes can go up to 12% with no real negative effects.

    Also the money part of the game just...isn't that great, so don't feel bad if you want to just play with unlimited funds. I'm always torn on it because I don't like just being able to plop services willy nilly, but if you constrain yourself a bit I think it's a good balance.

    Lastly don't sweat it if a city fails, especially if it's due to traffic, it's all part of the learning curve.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Thanks, I'll try a few of those. Currently I'm running out of funds immediately, basically, never getting to fail because of traffic. The initial seed money seems insufficient which means I'm trying to plan too large initially.

    What is this I don't even.
  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Thanks, I'll try a few of those. Currently I'm running out of funds immediately, basically, never getting to fail because of traffic. The initial seed money seems insufficient which means I'm trying to plan too large initially.

    Make sure you're building with dirt roads to start out.

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  • InfamyDeferredInfamyDeferred Registered User regular
    Also if you haven't, micromanage your power and water budgets early on. They're far and away your biggest cost and the water pumps especially are overkill for the kind of town you can afford to make at the start.

    StrikorBolthornEndaro
  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Oh and pause the game when you're doing your first little bit of building so you don't get eaten up by upkeep before you can finish building everything.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    More Tips! You can use regular paved roads, make sure to build a coal power plant, sewer output downriver of town, and a dump. Then make a few intersections and put in your residential and commercial and a water tower, build your industrial out by the coal plant, hook up the minimum amount of water pipes and power lines. If you have a small lake you can run the sewer output there too, and make a cesspit.

    If you go negative 25k or 50k (Cant remember) you'll get a bail out of like 50k on top of the dept pay off.

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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Loans are a nice boost, too, once you have enough income to support the payments. They can pay for themselves rather quickly if you plan it right.

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.
  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    I've never actually built Coal Power Plants. I always go Wind Power straight away. More expensive, but I like to keep my cities as green as I can manage in this game about solving constant gridlock.

    Speaking of which...

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited September 2017
    so, quick question:

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    Now that my city is around 100k, and I have a bunch of farming going on... my waste water has gotten a little out of hand as you can see.

    That is my only "out" so I would like to keep using it as opposed to making a poop lake somewhere.

    Oh, and the final piece; the majority of that flooding is in a square I do not own, but whenever it rains it crosses the border and floods my tunnels.

    Is there any advice on how to solve for this aside from wasting my last purchasable square on shaping the land downriver?

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    so, quick question:

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    Now that my city is around 100k, and I have a bunch of farming going on... my waste water has gotten a little out of hand as you can see.

    That is my only "out" so I would like to keep using it as opposed to making a poop lake somewhere.

    Oh, and the final piece; the majority of that flooding is in a square I do not own, but whenever it rains it crosses the border and floods my tunnels.

    Is there any advice on how to solve for this aside from wasting my last purchasable square on shaping the land downriver?

    Honestly some of my favorite workshop items are stuff that manages sewage and trash. There are lots of awesome things like a multi piece sewage treatment plant that looks awesome and takes care of a ton of waste without spewing out discolored water. Or lots of different types of recycling centers, incinerators and other various things.

    Also unlock 25 squares mod. That is my personal preference though.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Every time one of these new trailers comes out, I'm like, I should really get back to Cities Skylines. And I usually do. For a while. But I haven't quite yet managed the trick of making a functional city that I actually like. Perhaps because I'm just averse to all that concrete and asphalt everywhere and yet Cities Skylines more or less demands constant growth.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    I got back into this over the weekend. Really excited for Park Life.

    Blimps in the last expansion are hilarious and I enjoy forcing my people to have no other means to travel to what I now call PARTY ISLAND. The only leisure location in my city.

    So many blimps from miles around!

    Kashaar
  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Park Life is out now, so that's neat.

    If Stellaris' Distant Stars hadn't just come out, I'd probably give it a go.

    StrikorKashaarbowen
  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    Park Life is a really big update

    Make. Time.
  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Cities Skylines with that '80s synth DLC.



    Also some stuff about building up your industrial zones exactly as you like them instead of just zoning an industrial area and letting the computer do the rest.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    Thank God.

    I hope the farming stuff is legit.

    Make. Time.
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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Finally, my industrial area can look exactly the way I want it to before the entire thing catches fire and burns down for the 3rd time in a year.

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.
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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Eh, one fire station per industrial area seems to work out well enough for me.

  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Not with a fire spreading mod. The fire truck driving ai is...not smart.

    I finally gave up when there were 20+ trucks stuck behind one on an otherwise empty 6-lane road.

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.
  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    Fractal your roads.

    Make. Time.
  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Dis that Cock Disasters dlc ever get a release date?

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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Total Goober Registered User regular
    Dis that Cock Disasters dlc ever get a release date?

    Uh.....what?

    jungleroomx
  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    how do you even post on mobile, hell if I know

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    If you mean the Natural Disasters DLC... somehow... that one came out in 2016.

  • hippofanthippofant ティンク Registered User regular
    That's one hell of an auto-correct.

  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    @Enc knows all about it

  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    Cock Disasters.

    Make. Time.
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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Ahahah, I love that this got reposted in this thread. :)

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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Total Goober Registered User regular
    how do you even post on mobile, hell if I know

    Look at the bright side, it was hilarious. Usually my spelling mistakes just make me look like an idiot.

  • EndaroEndaro Registered User regular
    What the...Did Enc make that based on Captain Inertia's typo, or was it pre-existing? Both possibilities amaze me.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Endaro wrote: »
    What the...Did Enc make that based on Captain Inertia's typo, or was it pre-existing? Both possibilities amaze me.
    Perrsun wrote: »
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    The Cities: Skylines community was quite confused by the announcement of the new "Cock Disasters" DLC.

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    "Spiking the office coffee with meth and rhino horn may not have been the best way to get through this last dev sprint."

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    These wastelands........are making me THIRSTY!!!

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  • EndaroEndaro Registered User regular
    Yup, I'm amazed.

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    what just happened

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  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I was blessed to take part in Enc's creation of that image.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    fRAWRst wrote: »
    what just happened

    Thats the blue team responses to the 2018 "Eat Poop You Cat (EPYC)" forum game in SE++.

    It's essentially telephone, but with each alternating person doing a caption or some form of art. I was honored to be given a really fun prompt by @LuvTheMonkey this year and made a little gif for it.

  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Geez. From announcement to release in little over a week. That was fast.



    Looks like Industries is much like Park Life except with industries instead of parks. Also postal services and toll roads, because why not.

    I think I'd like this expansion if I didn't already have a bunch of other games to play right now.

    EncNightslyr
  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    I was playing it all last night. I'm really digging the new industry mechanics. Plopping new buildings and figuring out optimal placement has been fun. The supply chain dynamics are pretty cool and well laid out. It was easy to tell how much raw material I was producing, the goods it was going into producing and how it's being used throughout the zone. I have only just gotten started but already am quite happy with the results.

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