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Given that technically everyone's town is a reproduction of Springfield; somewhere around 5 or 6 years ago I decided to design my town as closely to the show as I could.

I found maps (that only do so much good since the creators change locations on a whim) and used pictures to design with when I first started building my town. Some things were impossible (diagonal streets, having two buildings facing each other across a street, etc) some areas take a lot of liberty (Egypt is right next to the old west and a stones throw away from Brazil; just like in the real word) and others were restricted by land limitations at the time (really wanted the garbage dump down by the shore but since land was more limited and expensive back then, it ended up next to the river).

I only nuked once somewhere at the six month mark of playing (though I've done some serious repositioning as land opened up a number of times), so I've been lovingly working on the same town for years now.

I still have an area to the south that needs to be dressed up some and a patch to the east that's still in rough draft form but I finally feel it's close enough to show it to others.

I'm cleaning out my friends list to make room. Add me (johnny2bd) if you want to take a look :smile:

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  • My town is full sorry so I can’t add you. Is there any you could post a few pictures so I can see. It’ll be nice to see
  • Delighted to add you. Name is Vedata123
  • There is an add me thread at the top of the forum. It's there so we don't waste our time on thinly disguised add me threads.
    Unsolicited friends requests are all denied.Please PM me.
  • Willy9292 wrote: »
    There is an add me thread at the top of the forum. It's there so we don't waste our time on thinly disguised add me threads.

    I've been playing the game for 6 years and had 100 people on my friends list this morning. I cleared out all the inactives to open it up for people who might be interested in seeing my design.

    So maybe don't waste my time with rude, judgey comments.
  • Why has someone flagged @Johnny2bd & @Vedataplays? This isn’t an add me tread it’s a thread where the op wants to show off their town
    Can the mods please do something about these flags?
  • My town is full sorry so I can’t add you. Is there any you could post a few pictures so I can see. It’ll be nice to see

    I would love to (if nothing else to preserve my work for myself) but unfortunately I play on a Kindle and have never been able to get the screen shot function to work right, let alone be able to piece the screen shots together. If you ever drop an inactive friend, I'd love to have you :smile:

    To the mods - really, really, really sorry if I put this in the wrong section. I promise you when I was emptying my friends list this morning, the last thing on my mind was that this would ever create unneeded drama.

    I quit playing for awhile because I was landlocked and couldn't expand. I got the Golden Goose the last time it showed up on the store and have been diligently working on finishing up my design. I finally got it close enough and I feel I have some different and interesting layouts to my town that the hardcore players might appreciate. Almost everyone on my friends list went inactive ages ago and I just wanted to open it up to people that might get something out of it. I mean, it's not like you even need friends for events anymore.

    Really sorry if this makes your job harder. Wasn't my intention.
  • Johnny2bd wrote: »
    My town is full sorry so I can’t add you. Is there any you could post a few pictures so I can see. It’ll be nice to see

    I would love to (if nothing else to preserve my work for myself) but unfortunately I play on a Kindle and have never been able to get the screen shot function to work right, let alone be able to piece the screen shots together. If you ever drop an inactive friend, I'd love to have you :smile:

    To the mods - really, really, really sorry if I put this in the wrong section. I promise you when I was emptying my friends list this morning, the last thing on my mind was that this would ever create unneeded drama.

    I quit playing for awhile because I was landlocked and couldn't expand. I got the Golden Goose the last time it showed up on the store and have been diligently working on finishing up my design. I finally got it close enough and I feel I have some different and interesting layouts to my town that the hardcore players might appreciate. Almost everyone on my friends list went inactive ages ago and I just wanted to open it up to people that might get something out of it. I mean, it's not like you even need friends for events anymore.

    Really sorry if this makes your job harder. Wasn't my intention.
    It’s ok don’t worry about it my friend. As for posting it on wrong section I don’t know if you did. I was trying to get the flag mark against you removed but I don’t know how to get them removed. You’ve done nothing wrong it’s just someone has decided to flag you. They think it’s an add me thread. They need to get out more. Have a good rest of day.
  • attempts at designing an ‘accurate’ Springfield aren’t that common so I wasn’t at all annoyed by this thread @Johnny2bd. I’ve sent an invite, looking forward to seeing what you’ve done with the place 🙂
  • attempts at designing an ‘accurate’ Springfield aren’t that common so I wasn’t at all annoyed by this thread @Johnny2bd. I’ve sent an invite, looking forward to seeing what you’ve done with the place 🙂

    Accepted and I really enjoyed your town. Really nice to pull up someone else's work and immediately go "oooOOooo." It's always an inspiration to see good design choices you hadn't thought of.

    While I like a number of my designs (I'm especially proud of my casino area and the international region), what I think sets mine apart is a concentration on the zoning and creating a natural, logical flow to them all.

    A town square with the shows core businesses around it.
    Residential areas - normal, upscale and lower class. Schools nearby.
    A business district.
    An upscale business district.
    A factory district.
    A rundown business district (a few actually).
    A rural area, etc.

    Themed areas designed together and flowing as well as possible. Still need to tighten up my Christmas area, I ended up just kind of dumping everything there when I opened up the new land. I'm waiting for this season to redesign it (same with finishing up the spooky area).

    Anyways, thanks for the add and I hope you enjoy it :smile:
  • KLmaker
    1329 posts Member
    edited October 2020
    If it shows images showing off your town, nothing wrong with that of course, it belongs in Showcase.
    OR.
    If it's about following the show, which is topical, it belongs in Discussion.
    But this thread was purely a friend request and a waste of my time reading it, thanks for that.
    Note, if you had posted pictures and friend request relevantly you would have more posts contributing to a stamp and no flags, I've done similar.

    Edited, added from here.

    This is not in reply to any one particular person but my detractors in general.

    Well excuse me for not being able to visualise your town, but unless there are pictures I do not understand what I am reading, and it wasted my time.

    I guess older members are just allowed to post incorrectly while newbies can suffer.

    Reading the post and more reading and then more reading and no pictures with just a friend request at the end and no way to see it unless becoming a friend is just a way to get friends.
    This is a friend request and does not belong in Discussion unless it is in the Add Me thread.
    As far as I'm concerned regarding the Forum Rules, this thread breaks those rules.
    I am not allowed friends and so I cannot see this town, that is selective even if it was not intended.

    It looks like, "Do as I say not as I do".

    I do not watch the show, there are a lot of programs I am not able to watch and The Simpsons are one of them.
    If you are able to sit in front the TV all day long, well good for you but some of us have other stuff to do, like work.
    And so some programs have to be dropped and for that it's my fault!!!

    So I don't recognise someone saying about this building or that building, and because I don't have the buildings or identify with what the poster is saying, that's my fault as well.

    I do not have masses of Donuts and cannot afford all the items, and don't tell me about KEM farming, I know about KEM farming, there are specific threads about KEM farming, if someone says in another thread about how they are going to afford the items in an event someone will always add, "Have you tried KEM farming", yes I have I've posted enough times about it and why I don't and I don't need to be reminded of it.

    So you can't post images from your device, well guess what sunshine, neither can I, but I found a way around it.

    I read the posts, they sounded good, but I do not identify with most of what was said, because I do not watch the show and I do not know a lot of the items mentioned and I do not have them in my town.
    If there were pictures I would be able to understand the posts but this was a waste.

    All I remember is: there are areas including a good area and a run down area, that's it, nothing else, nothing more, nothing, I have forgotten most of what I read.
    It was a waste of my time reading it, I have gained nothing apart from a flag, hate, discourse and more hate.
    Yes I know it was accidental and unintentional and I never said it wasn't, but I guess some people just can't read and understand properly especially as I tried to be constructive, did you not read my original post at all???

    I did not understand the posts then and I have already forgotten what they said, if that does not count as wasting my time then please tell me what does.

    I got flack for the same thing because I wasted somebody's time, but I criticise someone for wasting my time while trying to be constructive, (Which is a heck of a lot more than I can say for some, you know who you are), and I get flack again while the poster gets a shoulder rub and a "there there".

    And I get accused of breaking the Forum, bringing it down, bringing it into disrepute, adding hate and bad feeling, well in case you had not been paying attention, it was already here, because I already caught it.

    What a crock.
    Post edited by KLmaker on
  • KLmaker wrote: »
    If it shows images showing off your town, nothing wrong with that of course, it belongs in Showcase.
    If it's about following the show, which is topical, it belongs in Discussion.
    But this thread was purely a friend request and a waste of my time reading it, thanks for that.
    Note, if you had posted pictures and friend request relevantly you would have more posts contributing to a stamp and no flags, I've done similar.

    I attempted to open up a pleasant conversation about game play in the game play section. I've already addressed and apologized to anyone who felt I put it in the wrong section. I can't even imagine using my time to tell a stranger they've "wasted my time" for an honest mistake and finish up with a snarky comment.

    This forum used to be very active and interactive years ago but people left in droves and it had nothing to do with the game itself. I was very much looking forward to some friendly conversation but I'm quickly reminded why I stopped posting to begin with. Some people make the whole of the forum a general waste of time.
  • KLmaker
    1329 posts Member
    edited November 2020
    I'm sorry you feel that way, especially as I liked reading about your town and I wanted to see it, but couldn't as there's no pictures.

    It's a shame, as it sounded good but you just wasted my time and everyone else's who were expecting pictures and got a friend request instead.

    Edited, added from here.

    And then we get bullied by you and others who think you should be let off for a wrong post and it's us who are in the wrong.

    The only bullies here are the likes of you who think you can post wherever you like and then beat down on those who criticised, but whoa betide them if they do a wrong post, oh no... that is completely different, then you are more than happy to come down on them.

    If it was a genuine discussion, then fine, but it wasn't, it was a description and a friend request.

    I could have accepted it, if there were loads of pictures as there were loads of text, but unless there are pictures I am unable to quantify what I read.

    If it was just a few lines of description, a specific building, a specific decoration, then I probably could follow it, but not this, it was too much.

    I wouldn't mind if you had pictures showing how it evolved, how it looked with this, how it looked with that, I liked this idea, I didn't like that idea.
    But there was nothing.

    And besides, it's all relative, just because you have this specific business area for example, it does not mean that anyone who has a business area as well is going to be anything like yours.
    It could look completely different, what is wrong with pictures anyway.

    I have lost count of the number of Following The Guide towns I have seen posted, and although they were, they all looked completely different.

    Any 2 people could describe their towns, they could be very similar but sound completely different or very different but sound the same, it's all relative.

    And instead of pictures you put a Friend Request, what is that all about, without that your town cannot be viewed.

    It's like baiting a catch.

    So I would have liked to have seen more and not wasted it by reading something that meant nothing to me.

    Honestly, just about all I read, I have forgotten, reading the posts gave me nothing, it was wasted.

    And there has not been any bullying by the flaggers, the only bullies are you lot who think you can do what ever you like and you defend it.

    I cannot believe someone flagged me for being constructive just because I said reading the thread was a waste of my time.

    Is someone saying, "Reading this was a waste of my time", worthy of a flag, short answer, NO IT IS NOT , some people need to grow some common sense, stop being so selfish and think about others for a change.

    Those same people wouldn't waste any time criticising a newbie if they done it.

    It is supposed to be one rule for all.
    Post edited by KLmaker on
  • You guys are harsh! I don't think flagging as spam is appropriate. Posting in the wrong area isn't a crime.
    When in Doubt, Release The Hounds.
  • You guys are harsh! I don't think flagging as spam is appropriate. Posting in the wrong area isn't a crime.

    I agree. I can remember back when if you didn’t log into the forum every two minutes, you missed thousands of comments. Now it seems like less than 100 a day. I’m quite sure that negative comments and bullying have caused too too many to either stop commenting or quit the forum (and the game) all together.

    No question is too trivial for someone to ask. It might not be relevant to everyone, but to someone it is important. A gentle reminder of the protocols is all that is needed.
  • Willy9292
    1641 posts Member
    edited October 2020
    Johnny2bd wrote: »
    Willy9292 wrote: »
    There is an add me thread at the top of the forum. It's there so we don't waste our time on thinly disguised add me threads.

    I've been playing the game for 6 years and had 100 people on my friends list this morning. I cleared out all the inactives to open it up for people who might be interested in seeing my design.

    So maybe don't waste my time with rude, judgey comments.

    @Johnny2bd just so you know, I didn't flag you, I simply noted your thread looked like a poorly disguised add me thread. That, in my opinion, is not judgy or rude. We get tons of add me threads here and it gets tiring. It appears others agreed with me. I am entitled to an opinion.
    If you wanted to share your work post pics. I enjoy see other people's ideas. Your original post should not have been flagged in my opinion. By anyone. Your reply, well who knows. Maybe you saw it in a way that was not intended. In any event, Happy Thanksgiving
    Unsolicited friends requests are all denied.Please PM me.
  • Why has someone flagged @Johnny2bd & @Vedataplays? This isn’t an add me tread it’s a thread where the op wants to show off their town
    Can the mods please do something about these flags?

    Please remember that this forum is all some people have. :D
    Make Nightmare Pile like Zombie Sandwich. All kids trick or treat at once.
  • Well, I have basically a few blocks that are correct to the show. Simpson's house, Flanders, etc. It's like the main neighborhood area. And then the rest is just however I want to design it, or imagine it would be. I have been playing since 2013 ( wish it was from the start, I still have first Halloween, Christmas event envy. ) and have lots of things that are exactly in the same place from when I started.
    Make Nightmare Pile like Zombie Sandwich. All kids trick or treat at once.
  • Johnny2bd wrote: »

    Accepted and I really enjoyed your town. ...

    Anyways, thanks for the add and I hope you enjoy it :smile:

    Thanks for stopping by my town and for the kind comments :smile:

    You've put together a great Springfield! You've made really good use of the map and I'm impressed by the logic in the design. I've gone for a super-compact design and part of me is disappointed I didn't give just a bit more space to things as you have.

    :D The whining in this thread, flagging as spam etc. ... maybe some people were having a bad day, I've occasionally been triggered by threads I'm not interested in. But this thread definitely wasn't a waste of *my* time - you described the approach you're taking with the game, it seemed interesting, I sent an invite which you accepted and I got to check out a really cool town B)






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    Creating an accurate Springfield has always really intrigued me... I would love to see your town so I’ve send you a friends request... I’ll show up as KidHawley :) My town isn't completely accurate but some things I just have to have the same... Like the town square that I’ve added a pic of... Also other things like the Simpsons house must be next to Flanders... and Moe’s next to the music shop and other little things like that :)
    Username: KidHawley
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