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MTS Movie Night #4 - posted on 19th Feb 2018 at 4:46 PM
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#1 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 7:42 PM
Default Needing a bit of insperation
Hey guys,
So I've been working on a world on and off for about five years now. It's almost done as in just need to place a few houses and build a couple of community lots. However, I've realized I'm not happy with it. So I'm wanting to completely restart. I'm just needing a bit of inspiration for the layout of my world. I know that I want mountains that lead down into a valley of sorts and than a beach. However, beyond that I'm not entirely sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, also any tips on how I could possibly salvage my currant world would be nice.
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#2 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 8:26 PM
Post some pictures of what you have done so far- perhaps people could make suggestions based on that.
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#3 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 10:17 PM
I just feel this currant world is messy and unorganized. Plus I wanted as many things for my sims to do in the world as possible. They tend to end up going stir crazy so I figured having community lots where they can work on skills, or just enjoy the new items that have come along in the expansion packs would help.
#4 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 10:55 PM
We would need to see a lot more pics, but I think it looks interesting from what I can see. I think it has potential. I would not scrap it at least yet. If wanted, start something new and then come back to it. I have a few worlds in progress now.
#5 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 5:35 AM
I think it looks very interesting and I love the area with all the waterfalls! As daisylee said, more pictures would help but I'd suggest maybe the center area be a "city" commercial/community lot core with small residential areas - perhaps wealthy - on either side of it. Then, two more secondary commercial/community lot areas with nearby residential areas in the two more developed areas. The beaches and peninsulas look like good places for ports / diving lots if you have the IP expansion pack. If you have Pets, the area in the bottom right of the picture looks like it would be good for farms/ranches. More information about what expansion packs you have / want to use would also be helpful. You could also consider posting it and asking for assistance with building lots. Sometimes that's the most time consuming part of a project. And/or, take a break for a while like suggested. You've put so much work into it, I'd hate to see you scrap it at this point. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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#6 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 5:38 PM Last edited by Anno2015 : 9th Jan 2018 at 10:05 PM.
Originally Posted by daisylee
We would need to see a lot more pics, but I think it looks interesting from what I can see. I think it has potential. I would not scrap it at least yet. If wanted, start something new and then come back to it. I have a few worlds in progress now.

double agree;

in basics: you gave us info ->slope coast city
google on pics with those terms and towns from in Greece till South Africa show themselves = tons of inspiration

When you have such thing in mind the forum will help you guide to develop if needed!

2nd X agree:
just start a new world; don't delete this one (!!) building a new concept can help you be more creative elsewhere (such as in this case on this town you're building). Saving a world from CAW or in game isn't that much Mb's... I made many worlds some for 5% other for 90/100% (depends on you view and how much lots you want to keep clear to develop But all helped me learn and be a better builder. I made a desert map with just airport/military bases/(military)schools with A secret base in mind, made a pirate Island, a Jurrasic park town, a savannah and can go on for ages...

But when I make a map now I can make a Pirate Cove, a small (dino) zoo and so on, when you try more you'll know more... (and you made mistakes to learn from in different "exercises")

And then it can be you'll open this map a year later and still want to restart but now with new eyes... inspired on this work (as said: don't throw away so much work, it might be handy later!)

p.s. Save as version {original name} 2, delete roads and lots and just start those over (with if needed minor terrain changes) you can do this many times, the environment stays the same, the city planning changes and you'll lose nothing with it...
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#7 Old 10th Feb 2018 at 5:22 AM
From what I can see, it looks rather organized. You have a central downtown area in the middle, with multiple residential and park areas around it. It has the mountains and valley, with the beech/coast. All I can think is to add some sidewalks in the empty bits to the north-west (assuming up is north) of Downtown, between the beech and the waterfalls lake. In these sidewalks, (deleting a bit in the middle) you could place a large community lot with some trees and a pond. All of those sidewalks are to lead to this. This lot could be used as a fishing lot or as a festival lot (from Seasons Expansion). Then, just to place maybe a few more residential lots in the area to the south-east and along that road going north on the peninsula.
Other than that, I see absolutely nothing wrong with this world. Looks sparse/balanced enough to run flawlessly, but with enough variety and space for anything to be included...
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#8 Old Yesterday at 10:48 PM
So I've been messing around with the terrain, adding parts from other worlds that I like. It's the same layout, just with a bit more visual interest in the layout. Thanks for encouraging me to keep at it! I've been working on this for such a long time now, I think in terms of theme my interests have changed, which resulted in me being unsure about the entire world. I'll post pictures when it isn't such a mess. ^_^
#9 Old Today at 12:05 AM
We do not mind seeing progress pics. All worlds look somewhat odd usually while they are being done. It is fun to see them evolve.
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