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hoochie77
02-21-2013, 02:49 PM
Very rarely do I go to someone's hood and see it looking like an actual city. People treat it like its just a money factory.

1. Trees and decorations should generate money
2. Make it so you cant put two of the same building next to each other. When's the last time you saw two movie theaters next door to each other?

Thanks.

the_dude
02-21-2013, 02:57 PM
You must really like sim city.

Intrance
02-21-2013, 02:58 PM
I've seen some nice cities. Though you can't make people take the time to arrange everything. Not many people care about esthetics of their hood I guess

TriBeCa99
02-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Space is way to expensive to decorate nicely before you're rich. I do try to keep buildings from being right next to each other if I have to, but the main concern is packing everything in with no wasted space.

Acidist
02-21-2013, 03:23 PM
No Place for decorations in my Hood.Only money buildings and Trees

hoochie77
02-21-2013, 04:26 PM
Why does everything have to be about money?

the_dude
02-21-2013, 04:28 PM
Why does everything have to be about money?

Everything is about strategy, and money plays a part. Pretty hoods have no effect on gameplay.

hoochie77
02-21-2013, 04:32 PM
Everything is about strategy, and money plays a part. Pretty hoods have no effect on gameplay.

But it has an effect on your happiness. Everybody's wound too tight around here. Go plant some trees. Sit on a bench in front of your Gentleman's Club, etc.

hoochie77
02-21-2013, 04:33 PM
Everything is about strategy, and money plays a part. Pretty hoods have no effect on gameplay.

But it has an effect on your happiness. Everybody's wound too tight around here. Go plant some trees. Sit on a bench in front of your Gentleman's Club, etc.

the_dude
02-21-2013, 04:38 PM
If that's what you want to do then have at it. Don't let me tell you how to play the game. But don't tell me my hood needs to be pretty.

hoochie77
02-21-2013, 04:51 PM
If that's what you want to do then have at it. Don't let me tell you how to play the game. But don't tell me my hood needs to be pretty.

But I have t ovisit other people's hoods as part of gameplay and it makes me sad.

Cookie Raider
02-21-2013, 05:01 PM
But it has an effect on your happiness. Everybody's wound too tight around here. Go plant some trees. Sit on a bench in front of your Gentleman's Club, etc.

;) You need specialist help if mobile phone game IS what affects your happiness, buddy.

iteachem
02-21-2013, 05:10 PM
Lots of new posters in this thread.... Anyway if you want to see some stellar hood, hit up some of the hood artists in the forums. They take it to a whole different level...hand on I will find a link

hoochie77
02-21-2013, 05:10 PM
;) You need specialist help if mobile phone game IS what affects your happiness, buddy.

It's just one of many things, my friend. And I see many specialists.

the_dude
02-21-2013, 05:27 PM
But I have t ovisit other people's hoods as part of gameplay and it makes me sad.

Visit my hood, and my objective is to make you sad.

String-Girl
02-21-2013, 05:29 PM
I built a little lounge with a cherry tree, treasure chest, and a totem pole out in front of one of my Rock Cafe's, and I like to get drunk there while everybody else robs me blind.

the_dude
02-21-2013, 05:30 PM
I built a little lounge with a cherry tree, treasure chest, and a totem pole out in front of one of my Rock Cafe's, and I like to get drunk there while everybody else robs me blind.

You are awesome

dragon001
02-21-2013, 06:41 PM
I try to make mine esthetic. It does take some effort, thought and time. They should have competitions for the best looking hoods, you are right, of course the prizes would be weapons...hahah. or maybe good decorations. I have thought about designing some decorations and submitting them for a gold barter. they really do need to up the visual interest in this game

MrWiggles
02-21-2013, 07:32 PM
Sure, this is a good idea. But don't forget that there are probably 100 more that have higher priority, well at least in my opinion.

iteachem
02-21-2013, 07:38 PM
I try to make mine esthetic. It does take some effort, thought and time. They should have competitions for the best looking hoods, you are right, of course the prizes would be weapons...hahah. or maybe good decorations. I have thought about designing some decorations and submitting them for a gold barter. they really do need to up the visual interest in this game

Gold has been given out by admin before to amazing hoods

DB platypus

iteachem
02-21-2013, 07:40 PM
http://www.funzio.com/forum/showthread.php?40657-Newest-Art-Installation-Pacman-Himself!

http://www.funzio.com/forum/showthread.php?38519-Newest-Art-Installation-Homage-to-Galaga

Robinhawaii
02-21-2013, 10:13 PM
I do have one fan club member, she visits just to look at my little city. She was heartbroken when I went minimalist and got ride of everything. I rebuilt at her request.

nytelock
02-22-2013, 12:27 AM
But it has an effect on your happiness. Everybody's wound too tight around here. Go plant some trees. Sit on a bench in front of your Gentleman's Club, etc.

Just feel like laughing at this guy here.

sister morphine
02-22-2013, 01:53 AM
Everything is about strategy, and money plays a part. Pretty hoods have no effect on gameplay.
Maybe not, but a well designed hood makes the game a more pleasurable experience. I've always tried from the start to make mine look like it could be a real neighbourhood, and still get a buzz if a visitor leaves a complimentary comment. I hope others get the same when I leave similar remarks.

The ugly places I used to see in the lower levels - all forests of towers and buildings just shoved in with no thought - made me despair. More recently I'm seeing hoods in the levels just above 100 where people are putting some thought in, even to the extent of preferring aesthetics to mere income.

Big O
02-22-2013, 05:39 AM
Maybe not, but a well designed hood makes the game a more pleasurable experience. I've always tried from the start to make mine look like it could be a real neighbourhood, and still get a buzz if a visitor leaves a complimentary comment. I hope others get the same when I leave similar remarks.

The ugly places I used to see in the lower levels - all forests of towers and buildings just shoved in with no thought - made me despair. More recently I'm seeing hoods in the levels just above 100 where people are putting some thought in, even to the extent of preferring aesthetics to mere income.I agree with Sister. I enjoy seeing hoods that people get creative with. I can also respect those hoods that are strictly business, as long as there is some kind of organization to it, and stuff isn't just thrown wherever. Take pride in your hood.

bald zeemer
02-22-2013, 06:47 AM
Who are you to tell the world what is aesthetically pleasing? Maybe my back-to-back MTs indicate my deep felt belief that art is at heart manichean, and positivity cannot be removed from negativity if truth is to expressed through fiction.

If you want in-game mechanics to support your view of aesthetics, the answer is simple: Don't rob or attack hoods you feel to be worthy, and go to town on hoods you consider ugly. Don't go whinging to devs to back you up on a single-man quest.

hoochie77
02-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Who are you to tell the world what is aesthetically pleasing? Maybe my back-to-back MTs indicate my deep felt belief that art is at heart manichean, and positivity cannot be removed from negativity if truth is to expressed through fiction.

If you want in-game mechanics to support your view of aesthetics, the answer is simple: Don't rob or attack hoods you feel to be worthy, and go to town on hoods you consider ugly. Don't go whinging to devs to back you up on a single-man quest.

You sound angry. Try adding some trees and benches and outdoor cafes to your hood. It will help.

OneHoop
02-22-2013, 10:28 AM
I built a Modern Loft, what else do you want?!? ;)

sister morphine
02-22-2013, 11:35 AM
A shrubbery.... one that looks nice..... and not too expensive! 😉

the_dude
02-22-2013, 11:55 AM
But then you have to contend with those damn chirpy knights obsessed with their knees

alex5953
02-22-2013, 12:46 PM
I am on ipad and CC hd and it shows only money and defense buildings no tree no tipi no traffic sign,no nothing .You dont have to decorate your hood ,just do not collect that is al i am asking for ,these are the nicest hoods to look at en to visit.

the_dude
02-22-2013, 06:19 PM
I agree alex. The prettiest hoods are the ones left uncollected

cooch
02-22-2013, 06:22 PM
I think Hoochie wants a Crime City artist wars...even the designers really don't care about aesthetics here. Or you'd get pts/xp./etc for a Picasso hood and nada for a butt ugly hood.

gambet1234
02-23-2013, 12:41 AM
The Movie Theaters should be next to each other if it is going to be realistic. Every building should also be near the middle of your neighborhood.

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2692.htm

the_dude
02-23-2013, 12:52 AM
The Movie Theaters should be next to each other if it is going to be realistic. Every building should also be near the middle of your neighborhood.

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2692.htm

That was a surprisingly insightful link. Learned something new. Thanks

NTM
02-23-2013, 12:55 AM
Very rarely do I go to someone's hood and see it looking like an actual city. People treat it like its just a money factory.

1. Trees and decorations should generate money
2. Make it so you cant put two of the same building next to each other. When's the last time you saw two movie theaters next door to each other?

Thanks.

problem are not the player but the game who are realy expensive, if they reduce the expansion side maybe we see more nice hood..

(N8iV) RayJ
02-23-2013, 04:46 AM
Very rarely do I go to someone's hood and see it looking like an actual city. People treat it like its just a money factory.

1. Trees and decorations should generate money
2. Make it so you cant put two of the same building next to each other. When's the last time you saw two movie theaters next door to each other?

Thanks.

i keep my buildings beside each other because i like them synced together

bimmer kid
02-23-2013, 08:14 AM
idk if your point is valid. maybe for some buildings...there could very well be 2 hotels, 2 office buildings, 2 hotels, 2 lofts, right next to one another in "real life"

gunny22
02-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Very rarely do I go to someone's hood and see it looking like an actual city. People treat it like its just a money factory.

OMG, are you the guy who posted "your hood is ugly" on my wall? ROTFL

When I started this game I even left room between the buildings for the avatars to reach them.
Thank god you can move buildings for free. Now they are all stuffed together as much as possible, and in pairs for easier collection.

I'm level 50, recently bought an expansion for 5M and still not enough room to place all money buildings, let alone the gold buildings.

But I have to admit, it always makes me laugh when entering a hood that welcomes me with a "f*ck you" written with bush.