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Do you use the Dectorations in the City / Space stage?

I put them down every time
7 (7.5%)
I never put them down
42 (45.2%)
I dislike them and remove them
1 (1.1%)
I remove ones if they don't mesh with my species
9 (9.7%)
My answer isn't here
16 (17.2%)
Obligitory Joke Answer
18 (19.4%)

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Offline MisterBibs

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Do you use city Decorations?
« on: October 21, 2008, 08:29:02 pm »
I was simply curious. I decided to use them today just before going into my race's Space phase, and I liked how full and busy the place looked with all the trees and fountains.

If I was in control, I'd let the game place them, but I'd select which ones to place. Sort of odd to have a peaceful, diplomatic race and see lava fountains everywhere, heh.

So what about you?



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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 09:20:36 pm »
I rarely bother.  (an answer that doesn't fit into the options)

You don't have much chance to see them.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 09:37:14 pm »
I've never even looked at them. I have far too many cities to even bother. If I could create various layouts and apply them to a city by selecting that layout, then I would definitely use them.

That would be a great feature for cities in general. Allow users to create and apply city layout templates. That would make space a bit easier. The problem is that not all cities use the same grid layout, though I suppose we could have templates for certain grid layouts (they are not random, just different).

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 09:56:45 pm »
I find them pointless... But to remove them would be even more!
 They amused me on my first game, but Spore has enough mandatory useless stuff without going volunteer for some more. They should give a little bit of happiness to the city or something... But again, happiness in the game is not something meaningfull either.
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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 10:24:33 pm »
I fundamentally agree.  It would be kind of nice to have a check/uncheck as to which one the random generator picks.  I used to micromanage them all, but it got too time consuming.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 10:35:37 pm »
When the game told me right there that they had no use and were for decoration only, I never touched them.
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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 10:45:52 pm »
Too small. The camera is never close enough to really factor them into the cities overall image.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 11:41:17 pm »
I don't bother. It the civ stage I'm usually busier worrying about other things, and in space it is annoying enough placing the buildings. Also there are too many colonies in space to worry about any individual one much.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 11:50:19 pm »
I don't bother. It the civ stage I'm usually busier worrying about other things, and in space it is annoying enough placing the buildings. Also there are too many colonies in space to worry about any individual one much.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2008, 10:15:47 am »
In one of my saves i did use them, but most of the time i don't bother to place them.
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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2008, 10:29:23 am »
Why yes, I use dectorations from time to time.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2008, 11:41:21 am »
I'd actually forgotten they had them until I read this thread and voted in the poll.  ::)

I've never used them, no. Making your own decorations might give some form of worthwhileness (not a word) to it though. It'd be nice to build a statue of my critter out of prims to stare valiantly to the skies as my citizens milled about underneath.
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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 12:07:22 pm »
Yea, I don't bother with them, for some of the same reasons as others have said. They don't do anything and there are more important things to deal with in civ/space stage anyways. They tend to get hidden by larger buildings or lost in the clutter and you really only see them in detail when zoomed as close in as possible.

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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2008, 12:09:55 pm »
There are city decorations?

Oh, those.
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Re: Do you use city Decorations?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2008, 12:51:18 pm »
Sometimes, when I finish Civilization phase, I will go around and put them in all my cities, but I often only do that when I have made buildings that are well suited to having some green around them.
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