Best way to make money in the game?

#1TheLegendaryPiePosted 4/8/2013 10:11:01 AM
It surprised me that there is no topic like this already here. I think my best chance is electronics or gambling, because with gambling at least my budget can be in the green, but i never got my other casinos to be successful
#2Hunter_mkPosted 4/8/2013 10:21:12 AM
exporting Oil is the best way to get money
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#3call of dutyPosted 4/8/2013 4:19:36 PM
Step 1) Find an ore city
Step 2) Plop some ore mines
Step 3) Export ore
Step 4) Leave your city running for an hour
Step 5) ???
Step 6) PROFIT
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#4DeftallicaPosted 4/8/2013 4:30:47 PM
Exporting pretty much any natural resource. And eventually, refining that natural resource in to other, more valuable exports.
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#5TheLegendaryPie(Topic Creator)Posted 4/8/2013 5:18:08 PM
Has anyone played a city for such a long time, that their resources run out?
#6DeftallicaPosted 4/8/2013 6:14:06 PM
TheLegendaryPie posted...
Has anyone played a city for such a long time, that their resources run out?

I personally have not, but I've read that it can happen.

Honestly, by the time I totally fill up a city, a contribute whatever I can to the local Great Work, I'm usually ready to move on and there's still a lot of resources left.
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#7OrangePoetPosted 4/8/2013 6:37:39 PM
As of right now, electronics is the absolute best way to make money. You get $100,000 for every processer load that is exported. I think TV's and computers are over $150,000 for each load sent out.

Oil, ore, and coal have nothing on electronics at the moment. This might change in either later patches or DLC.
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#8kaveinPosted 4/8/2013 9:07:27 PM(edited)
without a doubt the money would be in electronics, selling TVs. you can recycle to make alloys and plastics for your factories or you can even import alloys/plastics and still make a great profit selling your product. another benefit is that you can plot these buildings anywhere you want.

if you go the drilling/mining route youre limited to resources on the map AND the resouces can be depleted; you would have to re-plot the the drills/mines when resources run out
#9skrillas1337Posted 4/8/2013 10:28:30 PM
plop a vu tower next to your industrial so they can increase in tech. plop down a processor factory and a trade depot. import plastic and alloy and export processors. go afk for build/re-build your city. come back with 1 mil simoleans and build a couple more processor factories til you can upgrade the HQ and then start building computers. after a while you should have the other trade depot unlocked and have everything imported and exported by train or boat. you can get 10mil simoleans in an hour.
#10TheLegendaryPie(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2013 6:01:18 PM
How many trade ports / depots do you need, and how many processor/ tv factories do you need? I have seen videos that have like 7 processor factories, but doesn't explain how it works, or how many trade ports you need. Please do not link me to a 25 part series video list where each video is 20 min long