eddielexx wrote:I have a lot of ideas for this game, so lets begin.
1Naming streets. How to do that? For example, we have a tool named "Rename". We click on it, and then mousepointer change its look to smth looking like a letter. We click on the beginning of the street and pull mouse to the end of the street, and that street will be covered with a white overlay. If we are satisfied, we release mouse, and naming dialogue asking us for the street name will appear. We enter it, and has street named. Street numbers will be added, starting from the first point where we clicked to make overlay. I remember that every buildings needs a connection to the road via red cube attached to the house and road, so, numbering will be easy . It would be amazing that when fire outbreaks, news reporter would warn us and say, "Franklin Avenue 5, we have a fire!". City blocks can be easily named too. We again click on Rename tool, and do the same thing with a mouse, but now, we wont pull it over road, but we will make a selection like when we select icons on desktop , and all buildings in that selection will be the part of that block. SO, reporter will say "Franklin Avenue 5, Upper Yersey, we have a fire."
I think that would add great realism to a game. And ofc, name highways too, but lets allow game to recongize highway, when we want to name it, and allow us to enter only one letter and one number. Naming parks and buildings is great too.
2. We need ability to select how many buses, trams, metros etc will be serving selected line. For example, Bus Line 1 is long 15kms, and needs 20 2hrs to make a full turn. That line has 4 buses, so every bus will be departing half an hour after the previous one. The same is for metro etc.
3. Please, add catenary for trams, trolleys and trains. I haven't seen diesel tram yet.
4. Crossroads. Make them wider, so cars can smoothly turn, because these available crossroads r so tight that I couldnt turn even with a bike. And when u do that, add articulated bus But make that articulation real. Please.
5. Regions are really must. Planet is cool feature, but I think its not very good for City Building. I think we should vote..
I agree 100%, i mean without such a feature as the city gets larger the game becomes DULL. Its one thing if the entire city looks alike but at least with a labeling tool similar to SC4's, that minor difference makes the game 10 times better for those who have an eye for such things (Me being that). With SC4 Rush Hour's labeling tool, I think thats what added the spice to that game- that same spice that would enable you to play the game years later without getting bored of it because it gives you real control.
But as with SC4, WITHOUT the expansion pack there is no labeling tool. With that being said, isnt there a way for Focus to create an expansion pack or a download patch or something?
I also FULLY agree on number 2, as with the correct amount of buses per hour. And instead of just "Terminal", bus lines should be named, as well as numbered. And if we cant name the bus line, it either would be named after the road it travels on (Bus 5: Franklin Avenue Line) or by its two destinations (Bus 5: Terminal to Upper Yersey via Franklin Av).
One other feature is Maps. A new tool (in the shape of a compass maybe?) should let you view your city the same way we can view road maps, like with street names, landmarks, hospitals etc... and a unsuspecting gamer should be able to confuse a cities xl map with an actual google map. The same should be done for the transit system. We can go CRAZY with these ideas!! I don't know if the game developers actually read this stuff but lets say they did, they can make a new game based on the ideas in this forum alone. $$$