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Nicholas Kinsman
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So after randomly stumbled onto this game, I did a little research, read the rules, and (loving Dominant Species as much as I do) quickly P500'd it. I'm very much looking forward to the results.

In the meantime, I have been having the most minor, silly grievance regarding Urban Sprawl, and it stems from SimCity. You had 3 kinds of zoning in SC - residential, commercial, and industrial. These were the colours green, blue, and yellow respectively. Now in Urban Sprawl, they have reversed those last two, and I suspect it's going to catch me at least once when I start playing. =P Alas, a small price to pay for greatness, right?

But yeah, I was just wondering if anyone else had felt this way, or if I just get to be that little bit extra geeky. ;P
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I didn't realize they did that, but its going to bug the shit out of me.
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You should read this thread.
 
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ArcticLancer wrote:
In the meantime, I have been having the most minor, silly grievance regarding Urban Sprawl, and it stems from SimCity. You had 3 kinds of zoning in SC - residential, commercial, and industrial. These were the colours green, blue, and yellow respectively. Now in Urban Sprawl, they have reversed those last two, and I suspect it's going to catch me at least once when I start playing. =P Alas, a small price to pay for greatness, right?


They should have used actual planning standard colors for land uses. Residential is yellow tones, commercial is red, and industry is blue/purple.
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Nice link, thanks. I definitely wouldn't have expected to find such facts in there.
It also validates that pretty much anyone who has played SimCity at any length is going to be bothered by this. Heh ...
 
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I've played a lot of Sim City over the years starting with the original and going through current games up to 4. I don't think it's going to be an issue for me though. The Iconography is going to help so I'm just not worried about the color changes.
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One thing I've done aesthetically is to always have a zone name color-coded. This is done throughout the rulebook as well as the cards. For example, if a card effect refers to red civic buildings, the 3-letter abbreviation will be colored red, like so: CIV.

So while the actual names of the varying building zones are present in the game's components (though most often as abbreviations than full descriptors) they are more flavor than function. During play you can differentiate the five zones via internalized color coding, and often by each zone's added symbology.

Hope this helps!
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As a person who has played his share of Sim City and more than his share of Urban Sprawl I never ran into any "crossover" difficulties, but that may just be me.
 
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