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First up, the most important thing you’ll need to concentrate on in this game is the expansion of your population.
The aim of this game is to ultimately build up a huge city whilst also ensuring you’ve made all the precautions that come with helping a big city run whilst avoiding big issues. In relation to this is ensuring that your population is high enough to generate the much needed income in order to get your city on the right track. Ensuring that you’ve built plenty of residential properties, filled to capacity with people and upgrading them to their fullest is the best thing you can do in this game. The more residences and people you have, the more tax money there will be to collect and ultimately spend on the beautification of your city, which in turn, keeps your population happy, which then, results in you making even more money. Happy citizens give you more money!
The next thing you’ll want to pay attention to is the area of effect of each building.
If you’re running your residential areas properly, you’ll likely be making exemplary usage of services offered to the city, for example police stations and fire stations, you know, the usual emergency services everyone relies on in day to day life in case of emergency. In SimCity Buildit, you’ll notice that each of these service buildings displays a certain area within which it will serve without fail. Pay attention closely to where you place these building as, if you accidently end up missing a few residential buildings from the area, you could have a potential catastrophe, for one those buildings won’t be affected by the positive influence that these emergency services will have, resulting in a lower tax income, but you could also be faced with the problem of sudden crime spikes or out of the blue fires that your residents won’t be protected from. Ensure that each residential building has some kind of emergency coverage!
One of the easiest tips that most people forget about is the fact that once you’ve placed an item or building, it can be moved again!
When it comes to the organization of any buildings or beautification objects don’t worry about how much it’s going to cost you to move things around, because it won’t cost you a single coin. You can customize to your heart’s content without worrying. Remember, moving things around will sometimes be a required thing to do, especially when your setting up emergency service coverage or placing things with an area of effect. Basically, this feature allows you space to create the city you want to create.
Next up, another thing we typically forget about is what’s happening to your city when you’re offline?
To ensure that you know exactly what is going on in your city whether you’re online or offline, the best thing you can do is build up your factories, ensuring that you’ve got a constant production of your basic materials, which include; metal, seeds, minerals, plastic and wood. Before paying attention to any of the other jobs in the city, ensure that you have set the job in motion that will produce these materials first, otherwise you will find yourself quickly running out. If you’re setting longer job that you don’t really want to kill time with, I suggest wait5itng until you are ready to quit the game, so that these actions are being fulfilled whilst you are offline an d they will most likely be complete when you return to the game, ensuring that your gameplay has a smooth seamless flow to it. Bear in mind, any industrial type buildings should be kept at a safe distance from your residential area in order to keep the populace happy.
You should always ensure that you have a great range of material readily available in order to upgrade your residential areas.
In order to upgrade your residential areas, you’ll notice that these upgrades will require a certain number of certain resources, these resources will be collected from factories, note above tip. It is imperative that you have a wide range of both factory produced basic items and special store produced items. The more items you have, the easier it will be to enforce regular upgrades, resulting in a higher tax collection rate.
Check out the trading posts as regularly as you can, you’ll get the materials and items you want at a much cheaper rate.
Do yourself a favor and track down a forum or community for SimCity Buildit online and make as many friends as possible who actively play the game. Once you’ve built up a nice little friends list, ensure that you visit their cities regularly and check out their trading posts to see if there is anything you may need at a cheaper price that it would cost you normally. You’ll likely end up getting the majority of things you need this way, and you’ll only end up needing to spend maybe half the money you would have if you had just gotten them full price.
Make sure you upgrade you city storage as quickly as you can.
If you’re the type that is constantly making brand new materials, but you’re not always using them straight away, what you need to be doing is making sure you’ve got you’re city storage upgraded as much as you can do, so you’re storing as many items and materials as you possibly can do. When you can, try to use materials straight away on important projects to avoid your storage getting full, especially with the really common basic materials, these, you’ll likely need to get rid of quickly as they have a tendency to take up a lot of your storage space, you’re better of reserving much of your storage space for the rarer materials and items you don’t come across very frequently.
When deciding on the placement of your factories and industrial buildings, ensure they’re as far away from residential areas as possible.
Naturally, you’ll need to build plenty of factories to build up your resources in order to develop your city further, but the thing is, your citizens hate dirty, smelly factories and having them close to their homes will make them incredibly unhappy, resulting in lower numbers when it comes to tax collection. The best thing you can do is designate an area on the outskirts of your city where you’ll build all of your industrial buildings, ensuring that they are far away from any residential areas, you’ll also want to make sure you have a long road leading from your industrial area into the main part of the city, so that you still have a direct route into the city. The best way to deal with the problems that these areas create is just by keeping them far away while you research cleaner, more environmentally friendly technology.
If you must spend Sim Cash, spend it on expanding your stores capacities.
Like any game, the premium currency you are provided with at the start of the game is a precious commodity, even if you decide to actually spend money on the stuff, it is still a precious commodity. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, waste your Sim Cash on random rubbish that you don’t really need, the only thing you should ever spend it on is increasing your store capacity. By adding extra slots to your stores, you’ll be able to produce more materials at once. Don’t spend Sim Cash on hurrying up production, it’s pointless, if you’re really that bored with waiting for something to finish, go make yourself a sandwich , go for a walk outside, feed your pets, kill time in any way possible. Don’t even spend it on special items, unless you’ve splashed out the cash for thousands of Sim Cash, your premium currency reserves should be used purely for the purpose I’ve mentioned.
Make sure that you’re spending money on your bigger firehouses and wind energy farms.
Whilst we all hate spending large amounts of money in this game because we’re left with virtually no money left to spend on anything else we want to, as is the way of real life too, but sometimes it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. For example, spending a bit more extra money on developing a wind farm over the cheaper option of coal can have many benefits in that the cleaner energy option doesn’t bother your populace like a dirty coal mine would, meaning that it would need to be kept pretty far away, but with a wind farm, you can actually keep it within the city amongst your residential areas. Another thing you can spend a little extra money on is the larger firehouses; these will cover larger areas than your average run of the mill small firehouses, resulting in easier organization for you and a safer residential area where more buildings are covered