People... S L O W down and CHILL
By Vinyl MD
Seriously, for everybody bleating about “how long everything takes...” well, that’s sorta the point. Cool your jets, and stop wanting to have everything “right here, right now!” 9/10 times, the people bawling about “how long everything takes,” and “there’s nothing to do but wait...” have some of the most thrown-together layouts. There’s PLENTY of design architecture you can work on, instead of just throwing things together in an indiscernible pile of junk. Seriously, some of the towns look like massive trash piles. You do know that part of the game is aesthetics, right? There’s underlying issues, if people obsess about filling every train/plane within seconds of receiving it. Trust me, if that WERE possible, the same bemoaners would be going on about how the game “isn’t challenging.” How about some of youse go put some streets in between your stacked up buildings/houses/factories. Spend some time organizing your township so it doesn’t look like HoarderVille.
It’s obvious that some people aren’t grasping that this is NOT about instant gratification. There is strategy involved, if you want the fastest turn-around on filling planes/trains. But there WILL be waiting to fill some orders. Nobody’s gonna come take your toys away, if you actually have to leave the game between filling your orders. And as for the barn storage? Well, there’s NO amount of “enough” storage for some people, lol!!! You know how awesome it is, to (finally) get your long-awaited last nails to upgrade your barn?? It’s like, NOW you finally have “enough” room to load those “few extra items” that were previously destroying your blood pressure, right? Well, trust me, in no time you’ll be getting the dreaded “barn full” sound, and you’re right back to being overly consumed with needing “just a few more of this, to get that...”.
So slow it down, it’s just a game. In a few years, NONE of us will even be thinking about hour-long pizzas or being little angerballs because we forgot we needed one extra milk, to make one extra cheese, to make one more Big Mac, and you won’t be able to do anything because you just used every last spot to grow 5-hour potatoes. That’s NOT the devs fault, nor is it a “game design flaw.” It just means you need to come back in a bit. Perhaps download some Meditation For The Angry Gamer app. Or go download Angry Birds, where you can have the instant gratification of continuously trying to pass the level you’re stuck on. No limits on failing, with that one, lol!!!! Or, like I said, go unload your houses and do something better than just stacking every house up so you have clusters of boringness. Give the OCD a rest, and let your hair down. Make neighborhoods where each square doesn’t have all the same houses lined up like your town is just just a warehoused inventory with the sole purpose of filling trains/planes until you get... more space... to fill more trains/planes, faster. Make an upscale neighborhood, across the river, and build a ghetto surrounding the mine. Or, turn all your apartments into a NICE neighborhood, the way you think most urban dump “projects” should be.
Build, farm, share... design. Re-design. Re-route the river. Move your fire department close to the airport... Design a roads infrastructure to connect EVERYTHING, realistically. And there’s NO time limit to that, nor do you have to pay to change up pavements, roads, etc.
Even better, go design your OWN game and bring it to market, while you still know everything. 🤙🤙 Send me an invitation “Music City,” and I’ll fill one of your precious train cars, even if it’s something I was just getting ready to send out, myself. Better yet, why not try that yourself? Send a really cool, hard-to-get treat to a newer, much-less-developed player! Be the philanthropist you only wish you could be, in real life. Then, type a nice, one-hour game review about how cool the graphics are, or the people are, or..... ANYTHING, but complaining about how you didn’t master every level and acquire every prize within the First 48. Spend an hour learning to play the guitar, or harmonica, or tuba, or piano... and voila! Your precious pizza will be done, all while you were away... actually having a life. Listen to some vintage Bowie, and don’t sweat a missed opportunity to have grown the ideal amount of sugar cane. Seriously... focus on other aspects of the game. Hurry up and wait, much? 🤙