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Who has the highest population?

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Who has the highest population?

★★★★ Novice

I have been working on my city for over 6 months now and just passed the 4 million mark for population.  Who has the largest city you have seen?

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★★★★ Apprentice

One person on my friends list has 4,350,000 but he's still going up daily. Level 70.

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★★★★ Novice

Thats crazy.  The only way I have been growing my population at this point is by tearing down regular skyscrapers and building Tokyo and London zones.  The French zones don't seem to be enough of an upgrade to waste my time continuing to build them. 

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★★★★ Apprentice

He has lots of specialization buildings. Universities, Ferris Wheels, Washington Monuments etc.

Also, epic project buildings hold 31% more population than regular residential buildings too.

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★★★★ Novice

I'd suggest you to buy luxury beach marinas for beach specialization, they boosts lots of populations.

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@epicbuildings wrote:

I'd suggest you to buy luxury beach marinas for beach specialization, they boosts lots of populations.


I've seen a lot of people doing this.  Load the beach up with Marinas, but I do not believe that the Marinas yield the highest available population boost.  I believe you can get even more out of it by using piers instead of Marinas.

 

4 piers takes up the same space as 1 Marina.  Take a look at a couple pics from my own city.  For the exact same space, 4 Piers combined are yielding 38486 population boost.  In the exact same place, 1 Marina only yields 14318.  Piers are 22 keys, Marinas are 50 keys.  It looks to me that the highest yielding population boost as well as a faster and cheaper way of getting it would be to use piers instead of Marinas.

 

I've noticed this in other areas too.  The highest percentage does not always produce the highest boost.  Size, location and how many can produce an overlapping result all play a part.

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★★★★★ Novice

 

I've noticed this in other areas too. The highest percentage does not always produce the highest boost. Size, location and how many can produce an overlapping result all play a part.


 Exactly, being somewhat of a Specialization freak you can't take anything for granted. The raw numbers don't tell the whole story two features with the same area of influence (AOI) and same boost values may provide different population boosts. Some general rules of thumb everything else being equal the building with the smallest footprint has the potential to produce a greater boost, this is because the AOI is measure from the center of the footprint not edge reducing the number of buildings impacted so larger buildings will often provide lower real boosts. Specialization Line overlap also seems to also play a factor the greatest boost seems to occur in buildings that aren't serviced by a particular line and impact drops incrementally for each Specialty building of the same line after that. Specialty Buildings with either rectangular AOIs or footprints may give dramatically different results when rotated 90 degrees (see the images of the libraries) or in some instances a feature with seeming lower numbers will provide greater boost because of the way the rectangular foot print is oriented relative to the footprint in certain locations (see the images of the parks). Also remember for a building to receive a boost it's footprint must be intersected by the AOI of the Specialty Building it is not enough to just touch it. This is why some times a slight shift in position can make a huge impact on actual results. If you see a saw toothed edge on opposite sides of the green AOI overlay when placing or selecting a Specialty you know you have squeezed every bit of impact out of that building.

 

3 image limit kept me from showing parks but with parks especially spending more does not guarantee a greater boost, test before buying, many of the less expensive parks will provide greater boost in the right location.

 

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Epicbuildings 

 


 

I'd suggest you to buy luxury beach marinas for beach specialization, they boosts lots of populations.


 

Actually if if population boost is what you are after there are numerous better options than any Beach feature for 50 keys the Marina is terribly expensive for what it offers. I can get 4 Luxurt Casino Towers for that, a small 4x4 footprint and 80-90,000 population boost and only 12 keys a piece.

 

What the Beach offers lower level players is an easier way to Epic Projects since most features are at least 2 Epic points but a population booster it is not which is why my Beach is all but undeveloped.

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esch5995 wrote:

 

Actually if if population boost is what you are after .....


I have short-term goals and long-term goals personally.  Short term, Specialization placement that allows for cheetah epic across all of the Specializations.  That's actually the easy part, but will take time to earn enough keys to do it.

 

Long term on the other hand.  I want specialization boost to 100% across every specialization and every building.  Meaning that all specializations boost every building in my city to 100%.  The only one I have that for right now is Parks.  I'm finding that it will be much more difficult to accomplish that as I'm already having difficulty covering all buildings by all specializations at a lower than 100% coverage.  I can see already that I will have to sacrifice the layout as it is now to be able to accomplish it.

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This guy has 6 Million

 

 

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