SimCity: Main City

This is the first city I created since the game launched in the UK. I can’t remember the name, I had to be clever and make a name which is hard to remember.

Below are some screenshots of how my city has improved. The population is 100k and 30k odd are visitors from other cities in the region, e.g. workers. I just love this game for it’s amazing visuals and the core gameplay.

This region is doing well financially because I am collecting the vast alloy and plastic waste from the city with the Recycling Plant and then exporting the goods. I am planning to make a garbage city and that will bring in a lot of money with hardly any effort at all.

Amazing Isn't It!

Amazing Isn’t It!





'Expo Centre' or something! Helps make money with events.

‘Expo Centre’ or something! Helps make money with events.


SimCity Beta

I got the key for SimCity Beta at midnight on Friday. I played the game for hours at night and it was amazing. There is much that I could say but it would be exactly the same as all the reviews that you may have read from other reviewers. What I simply want to say is that this game is visually amazing and the one hour to play is not enough. I was making so much profit on my 3rd attempt that I was spending money without any second thoughts. I had built two fire stations and actually added all the modules to many of the buildings.

My residential zones were becoming tall and beautiful while the traffic problems grew as time went on. Because it was a Beta I could not upgrade the roads and because of that the city services could not reach their destinations. The public buses were not able to handle the traffic or population growth and in time there were a lot of unhappy people. The game will be amazing when there are no restrictions and you are free to plan and take time to handle the issues.

I have been a longtime SimCity gamer since SimCity 2000. For many it will be hard to adjust or difficult to play if they’ve never played a game like this. I just knew from the start what to do and how to play it as if it’s natural instinct. My brain was working on so many levels and I can truly say that this keeps you thinking and making you an effective and efficient person towards problem solving.

Now I know why I am very good at problem solving and chose marketing as a career after years of education in it. It involves analysing problems and coming up with solutions when it involves the market world (example for market could be mobiles, hair products & etc). This also involves people and how certain actions can change their perception of a brand or promotion. SimCity is similar with changing people’s behaviour through analysing it just like companies do regarding consumer behaviour.

I hope this makes sense. If you have children you should buy this for them as it will help them become better at solving problems in the real world even if it does not involve placing a power plant.
Would you not rather want them to develop and have fun playing this game over any other games. They have their advantages but this is more user friendly and just has those elements that are safe for any age group. Even people who are old would find this game helpful because it would keep their brain active with new problems and solutions occurring in live simulation.

March 8 in UK can not come fast enough for people who understand the advantages despite the changes that have been made from previous titles. Change needs to be embraced in life and it is what has kept us alive and helped us to survive problems in difficult events.

Thanks for reading,
From Naveed.

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.

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