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PostSubject: Re: When do SCs form?   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Commander Keen wrote:
There is only a single thing that determines the possible amount of cities: population. You have to feed people somehow, and cities aren't exactly the best producers of food. Agricultural villages and towns are a better choice. That's the limiting factor.

I agree with upkeep, though it's not something preventing players to build things they want, more like preventing them to waste resources on absolutely useless things. Players should also be able to stop upkeep for TOs/SCs, but these would slowly take damage then.
Okay, question: Urban Farms? Spiral Farm Towers and the like? Effecient?

Also, Aztec "Floating Gardens."
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PostSubject: Re: When do SCs form?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:56 am

Still not nearly as effective as hectares of fields. You would need an entire city to be composed of farms, capacity that is better used in industrial sector.
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PostSubject: Re: When do SCs form?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:55 pm

Commander Keen wrote:
Still not nearly as effective as hectares of fields. You would need an entire city to be composed of farms, capacity that is better used in industrial sector.
Got it. However, I assume that a large number of them could be used presumably to balance things out so you're not eating up quite as much land as before.
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PostSubject: Re: When do SCs form?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:11 pm

If there's not enough free land, then city farms would be a good solution.
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PostSubject: Re: When do SCs form?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:13 pm

Commander Keen wrote:
If there's not enough free land, then city farms would be a good solution.
I was thinking more in terms of solution to habitat destruction, but cool.
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PostSubject: Re: When do SCs form?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:17 pm

Ecology can also be a reason, if the country isn't capitalistic (or generally anything > nature).
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