Sim City Strategy and Casino Gameplay Video Series

#21metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2013 1:17:11 AM
Hi everyone DinosGG here and Part 11 is done!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omw6W1_F21w

The full playlist of videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLpfUbyBYXk&list=PL52nb8KiT9maqTl_snH5IF3aw87MLLFMs&index=1

In part 11 I finally get the expo center up and running, this is truely a phenomenal building because it runs off of both tourists and residents, and a lot of the time it is just residents coming into this building so it isn't conflicting with the casinos (at least that I can tell). Bringing in an average of 100k net profit isn't too bad!

If you've had fun watching these videos or learned anything new while watching, don't forget to subscribe over at youtube.com/DinosGG for the full collection of videos, you can also follow me on twitch.tv/DinosGG to check out my Sim City streams I usually try and stream around 1pm pacific time and I also do my youtube recordings there. If Electronics is more your interest don't forget to check out my 7 part tutorial on how to make Millions in trade income!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK2mhJO6XQc&list=PL52nb8KiT9mZ2S2vuaLkKXgDyO_vYSrdV&index=1

Thanks for watching and enjoy!
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#22metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2013 1:10:14 AM
Part 12 is finished!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kji0iocyQQU

For part 12 I would like to give a big thanks to Lionus23, he put up a really informative post on the EA forums about tourism and casinos in general, basically what happens (and I probably should've figured this out from plain common sense) but anyway, commercial zones actually take away from your Casino profits because the tourists will go to commercial instead. The way I figured it was the Casino's would be a stronger draw and that commercial would be a fun activity afterwards if they still had money. Oh well. A lot of rezoning improvements in this video.


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#23metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2013 11:41:15 PM
Hey DinosGG here and I have part 13 finished.



Part 13: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3mxKqljOq8

Part 13 has me working overtime dealing with crime and fire, will I ever build a school district?? I also plop down a freight depot to get rid of industrial traffic, since it appears the trade depot transports your freight via magic, there are never any trucks leaving or entering this building that I can see with the trade overlay and the freight numbers keep changing.

If you've enjoyed these videos don't forget to subscribe here on Youtube, subscribers help me continue to make fun and interesting content and helps you stay updated on all my newest videos! You can also follow me over at twitch.tv/DinosGG where I do all my recordings for Youtube in full 1080P, I try and stream something everyday if I can so don't miss out! Also don't forget my electronics tutorial playlist!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK2mhJO6XQc&list=PL52nb8KiT9mZ2S2vuaLkKXgDyO_vYSrdV&index=1

Thanks and enjoy!
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#24metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 12:33:07 PM
Here comes the next part!

part 14: www.youtube.com/watch?v=51m3Ob3ghXE

I finally get my poor poor sims some book learning in their very own town. This should help somewhat deal with all the crime and fire I've been having in ways that just simply adding more cars isn't very efficient at dealing with! I was really trying to get by without building any education infrastructure but the lack of region play is really crippling me and forcing me to build schools. :(
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#25Kandar888Posted 3/27/2013 6:09:55 PM
I find your name... intriguing.
#26metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 9:42:24 PM
Kandar888 posted...
I find your name... intriguing.


oh my you've been here longer than me??
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#27metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 7:32:04 PM
I've got two more parts over at Youtube now!

Part 15: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxkhHjA7TfA

Part 16: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5Wzb9bDyP8

part 15 I finally decide to get rid of the Willis tower, I originally thought this would be drawing in more tourists to go over to my casino but it just isn't working out that way. Oh well it made some decent money while it was up at least.

For part number 16 I decide to start hunting out hotels and trying to force my commercial to develop into hotels. Anybody know why you can't just zone a hotel? It's a completely different building that runs completely different from regular commercial buildings. Residential and industrial are all the same (at least so far as I know).

If you've enjoyed these videos don't forget to subscribe here on Youtube, subscribers help me continue to make fun and interesting content and helps you stay updated on all my newest videos! You can also follow me over at twitch.tv/DinosGG where I do all my recordings for Youtube in full 1080P, I try and stream something everyday if I can so don't miss out!

Thanks and enjoy!
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#28metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 12:38:17 AM
Hello everyone DinosGG here and I've got a few more parts of the series here for you!

Part 17 : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyi-HugBcEI

In part 17 I try out some new positions for the gambling houses that I originally had success with. It seems really weird that I STILL haven't broken the 100,000 requirement for the Gambling HQ quest, this city is so much harder to build than electronics was! We will get there though.

Part 18: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs14zd8_f0E

This is actually the first part where any of the gameplay gets skipped. So basically what happened here was I kept trying to record and about 5 minutes into the recording I would disconnect from the server, which pauses the in game clock (why the clock runs server side is beyond me). For those of you thinking ahead, this will of course pause the expo center showtime which is where a lot of my cash is coming from right now. This also pauses casino activity (casinos seem to be a lot more active at night). In between the start and this final recording I basically start trimming out my population I cut roughly 40k people from my city to try and trim down traffic and city services required.

Thanks again everyone for watching this series is really going a lot longer than I thought it was going to. Getting the Casinos built up is so much more difficult than it was to get Electronics trade up and running. If you'd like to check out that series it's over at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL52nb8KiT9mZ2S2vuaLkKXgDyO_vYSrdV&feature=view_all

Stay tuned for part 19 coming up soon!
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#29NoncasusPosted 3/31/2013 3:05:48 PM
2 questions.

How long is the series going to be? I think I heard you once say that you were planning a 20-something video tutorial but seeing as the casino city is a lot harder than electronics, are you still aiming for 2X?

Is the city (and tutorial) meant to be a solo thing?
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#30metroid888(Topic Creator)Posted 4/1/2013 12:19:47 AM
Great questions Noncasus!

So my plan was originally to aim for around 22-24 videos in the series, this puts it at roughly the same length as the electronics series. However I've had a much harder time getting profitable with this city, I still have yet to unlock ANY of the upgrades from gambling HQ after 7 hours of game play. Not sure how much further I have left to go, right now though interest is still pretty high in the series so I'll keep cranking them out until the viewers get sick of seeing my budget in the red! :P


The tutorial is meant to be a single city in a single region. I chose to do this because not everyone has friends that play the game and public cities are unreliable at best and a total bug filled disaster that destroys your city at worst. I'll give you a good example of this:


So if you have unfilled jobs, commuters will come into your city to fill them. This causes traffic at your main city entrance on the avenue. If these sims don't find work and exit your city by the end of the night, the next day ANOTHER set of commuters is spawned to come commute and work in your city. The servers don't register that these people aren't able to get out of your city because it has become a gridlocked disaster and commuters will endlessly spawn until you finally just have to delete your roads and start over.
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