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just watched a video about traffic and they pointed out that if streetcar stops are full ppl take their cars, so placing 2 streetcar stops at that point doubles the number of passenger's. Also seems to work with school buses I found, I put a couple of extra stops in where I had high uneducated kids now I'm education 100%.

Edited by Greenback - 3/24/13 at 8:26am
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Well after nearly 3 weeks of actually have a pretty good time and enjoying the game despite the chaotic mess of a launch, servers, game stability bugs, traffic glitchs etc..etc.... I actually had a lot of fun and gritted my teeth through the worst.

But apparently EA/Maxis just can't seem to to sheet right with this game and what we the gamers and customers really want and thus, my patience and fun factor I think has pretty already run out.

In short, my city status is a pretty good visual idea of what my feelings are now on the game.

Think im gonna go pick up Guild Wars 2 for $30, finish Heart of the Swarm, go buy Mass Effect 3 addons for xbox and maybe even finish Skyrim now....


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Same boat here - game isn't very fun and with all the pop padding and fake numbers being thrown out along with the snails pace of bug fixing I'll be uninstalling and moving on to something else.
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see ya guys. Been interesting seeing the various helpful tips on traffic/transit. After applying some of the concepts from that 400k pop one I was able to reduce my traffic by insane amounts and have over 120k of my 330k pop use streetcars. Definitely made the game a bit more enjoyable after struggling to deal with traffic past 200k+
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What is the reason my sims keep complaining they have no money? I have a middle school, high school and college. I dont have a any homeless people at all.
my zone section does not tell me i have ashortage of industrial factories or anything. But yet my sims keep leaving cause they have no money?

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have a look at the jobs in the population tab to make sure you have no unemployed, also make sure they can get to work if the traffic gets clogged they can't make it to work and home again

Also that you don't have to much higher wealth residential then there are jobs to fill, if a sim has a low paid job and high rent it gets no money left
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have a look at the jobs in the population tab to make sure you have no unemployed, also make sure they can get to work if the traffic gets clogged they can't make it to work and home again

Also that you don't have to much higher wealth residential then there are jobs to fill, if a sim has a low paid job and high rent it gets no money left

Thanks man but shouldn't my sims go find other jobs in the region? Traffic does get a little backed up but only during peak hours but isnt that normal?

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every morning your sims leave to go get a job, they go to the first place with the right lvl job if they are full they go to the next and so on, the next day they start again none of them have the same job everyday. If you have more medium wealth sims then there are medium wealth jobs then they take low wealth jobs which means they don't earn enough to pay the rent, tax and go shopping so they leave.

Each day your sims need enough time to go to work get home go shopping get back home, if they can't go shopping that day they go shopping the next thus they don't work that day earn no money
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An interesting read for those going for tourist/casino cities
http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9393128.page
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My game keeps having random texture spaz attacks... Once every 4 or 5 minutes a building texture or even just a plain lime green texture will stretch across the screen for a fraction of a second.
Running 13.1 drivers and without crossfire on for this.
Not going to bother enabling crossfire since it's added noise and I don't want.
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