Why I prefer maps with hills over flat terrain

#1MikeH7186Posted 3/27/2013 8:38:36 AM(edited)
http://i.imgur.com/DCNiIHc.jpg

Let's me think outside of the grid mentality a bit more. Different elevations, tunnels, bridges. And for some reason I always get my best ideas right before bed, even if bed happens to be around noon.

http://i.imgur.com/9tVFIGA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vKoMchz.jpg

I really wish we had access to the terrain tool. Some of the flat maps look really nice like Reflection Atoll, but without hills it's hard for me to get creative.
#2ReDDevil2112Posted 3/27/2013 9:55:23 AM
Much like curved roads, hills can be annoying to work with and can be a detriment to making an efficient city, but it sure does look damn pretty. My city has a nice hill with a curvy road leading up to it, and at the top is a neat little suburb with a college and the mayors house, so it's like the nice, educated part of town overlooking the bigger city down below.
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#3Greggbird33Posted 3/27/2013 10:28:27 AM
That is one fine looking city. Which plot is that?
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#4Kandar888Posted 3/27/2013 12:18:24 PM
Am I the only one who keeps trying to left-click and view more of the city? >_>

Nice city layout,btw, I like the part on top of the hill.
#5MikeH7186(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 6:18:51 PM(edited)
Greggbird33 posted...
That is one fine looking city. Which plot is that?


I think it's called like Burgausen Hills or something, I just rename it Emerald HIlls and cover it in trees.

Here's a few more angles of the town from last night.

http://i.imgur.com/Y3RSUMN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gvgzqhK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/O9syD2Y.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6j3ZpAo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wCIajQm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ovv1y6h.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7prmadD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/T1Gs4hr.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0Z39TaM.jpg

I really like how in this picture http://i.imgur.com/6j3ZpAo.jpg it shows the casino, the tunnel threw the mountain, and the bridge over the tunnel leading to the high estates up top. I deleted that bridge like 30 times til I got it exactly how I wanted it, no clipping etc.
#6call of dutyPosted 3/27/2013 10:12:59 PM
EA shill topic
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#7wickdawg01Posted 3/28/2013 1:47:03 PM
MikeH7186 posted...
Greggbird33 posted...
That is one fine looking city. Which plot is that?


I think it's called like Burgausen Hills or something, I just rename it Emerald HIlls and cover it in trees.

Here's a few more angles of the town from last night.

http://i.imgur.com/Y3RSUMN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gvgzqhK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/O9syD2Y.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6j3ZpAo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wCIajQm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ovv1y6h.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7prmadD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/T1Gs4hr.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0Z39TaM.jpg

I really like how in this picture http://i.imgur.com/6j3ZpAo.jpg it shows the casino, the tunnel threw the mountain, and the bridge over the tunnel leading to the high estates up top. I deleted that bridge like 30 times til I got it exactly how I wanted it, no clipping etc.


I have a city on that same map set up very similar except for the bridge over the entrance and the tunnel. How do you place tunnels?
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#8CELTEKKPosted 3/29/2013 7:32:41 PM
How in the @#%! do you build tunnels? Holy CRAP! I didn't know you could build tunnels!!!
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#9MikeH7186(Topic Creator)Posted 3/29/2013 7:48:41 PM
CELTEKK posted...
How in the @#%! do you build tunnels? Holy CRAP! I didn't know you could build tunnels!!!


Draw a road through a hill.