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Nellville is a happy place.
Folks have plenty to eat, good clothes to wear, nice houses to live in, and stuff to do.
I worked the town up to my usual 600-700 folks with very good sustainability for all resources without debugging anything but education and no zeroing build cost. I always ‘set all as educated’ because I firmly believe my folks share their expertise generously, and eschew formal indoctrination (a big part of why they left their homeland – they weren’t banished so much as broke away to form a happier healthier community.)
Usually at this point, I quit playing, and the next time I fire up the game I start a new town. Yesterday however, I kept going. I liked my layout, and I saw potential for my jetty/quay areas. Plus, I’m pretty sure I found a new favorite climate: Mediterranean.
Before starting Nellville, I scanned the temperatures chart and converted to text so I could go into excel and sort/filter to my heart’s content. I wanted to filter for my go-to crops (the ones I use every game) to see which temperatures were my personal goldilocks zone. I’m also a bit in love with Peak’s Valley. It is a great balance of flat for crops, water, and mountains for mining/tunnels.
A screensnip of my chart and map seed details are included in the album.
Once I decided to stay – having conquered the goal of surviving – I clicked on Zero Build Cost so I could go mad with design and deco without having to wait for builders to bring forth my vision. Plus I delved into lots and lots of structures, homes, buildings, etc. that I usually don’t use. Nellville has a different look from most of my towns, prettier and with more interesting little spots that are purely for aesthetics. This album is the result.
Some notes: smugglers’ cave is so cool. I call this one The Dead God of Sauerkraut (they trade for cabbage.)
The details on modders’ stuff are so fantastic. I can see lace curtains in some windows, absolutely makes me VERY HAPPY.
Jetty neighborhoods can be gorgeous; I’m using them more and more.
Sometimes I use mountain mansions on flat ground ‘cuz I love the big fenced yards.
Tunnel varieties are amazing. My new favorite is one of the wooden ones, the entrance looks so nice.
Let me know what you think!
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