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CJ Arenzano

An Italian Island Jewel

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  1. Peter912
    Peter912
    5/5,
    Awesome work like always Kip, beautiful and realistic. Got a question tho, where are those ploppable stones from?
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
  2. parisenforce
    parisenforce
    5/5,
    very nice city! love the old harbour, looks like Cartago's
    And I like the old gate landing in a city wall, reminded me of Porta Caelimontana in rome
  3. Inan
    Inan
    5/5,
    Great and realistic history part as alwasy, very nice details built with dedication, very good ideas all over the city. The Medici garden is very Special and original. Of Course 5 stars, i hope you will let us watch theis great CJ...don't delete it :-)
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Hey Inan, nice to see you around :-)
      So you read also the history part? Good to know that it caught the attention of at least some folks, it is the hardest part to me. Sometimes you have ideas for your city, and them you start thinking about the idea and you notice that it would make sense in any other city, but not the one you are building at the moment.

      Thanks for your kind words, I indeed invested some time into the construction of this city. Actually, I have to say that I had - generally spoken, not just your review - hoped for some more appraisal for the "minor" things that make that city looking so vivid, at least in my eyes. I mean, the garden is quite appealing, seeing the reviews below, but to me, it is not the defining structure of the city, there are other structures that "form" the city, for instance the old town hill monuments (castle, hotel, mausoleum), the harbour, the long esplanades along the coastline, the irregular road layout within the old town area, the modern expressway system, all this is much more defining in my opinion. The garden as a structural monument could easily be exchanged with something else...

      So, don't take it as a criticism, I still appreaciate your review a lot. But when you hear about one single certain structure for the seventh or eighth time, it may be irritating.
  4. Alex24
    Alex24
    5/5,
    Especially like the Giardino di Medici
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your kind words, Alex :-)
  5. XOUSTE
    XOUSTE
    5/5,
    Excellent city,delicate garden and Wow the 5th pic lol.
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Hey, thank you for the review :)
      The garden actually needs some more details, I will try to pay more attention to details in the next city project.

      Mr.X² actully said that he wanted to use the 5th photo for the front page, as I would be some clickbait ( 點擊 餌) :D
  6. wildmusicista
    wildmusicista
    5/5,
    E' Fantastico! Bel Lavoro complimenti :)
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Grazie mille! È stato un lavoro difficile :)
  7. wildii
    wildii
    5/5,
    One word: Excellent! :)
  8. ObelicS
    ObelicS
    5/5,
    Nice CJ i can say ! :)
    Beautifull town wtih some nice ideas ! I specially like the medicci garden, and the old town in castle area. I personally think that Arenzano is too small for 106 k poopulation but i quess density is high as f :D
    You could also use more furniture for decorating plazas, at least one in the pictures, but nevertheless good building placement and nice creation overall ! ;)
    Keep it up !
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      The overall amount of furniture mods used in the city is probably higher than in almost any other city. Are you sure that you looked up the images that well? Indeed, not every corner is that much decorated, but I guess it's the same for Helenas. Also, not over-decorating the square with the statue in the new town was one of my intentions.

      The density is around 3,500 per sq km. That is similar to Florence's density, and only half of the density of some northern Italian cities.
  9. Vetleep
    Vetleep
    5/5,
    Simply mindblowing. Bravo! Bellissimo!
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Thank you. I had hoped for one of your rare reviews, and it pleases me that it is such a positive review :)
  10. benhur1967
    benhur1967
    5/5,
    Very good city! Molto bella davvero!
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Grazie mille! I hope it looks Italian enough for you :D
  11. royb 98
    royb 98
    5/5,
    This is well worth the five stars. The level of detail is stunning and all buildings are chosen very carefully. Your road layout is awesome, your Medici's garden is awesome, your port is awesome and it's also one of the few cities of which I enjoyed reading the history.

    Also I agree with what Kurtis said. We should automatically make a daily backup of this :p.
  12. Drazicdesign
    Drazicdesign
    5/5,
    It's quite the kind of city that I take pleasure in watching the pictures full of detail meticulously placed.
    All the city is extremely realistic, the port and for me one of the best achieved,
    dry docks are beautifully realized.

    This garden is also a first, a true success, hedges, flowers, walkways, all is well done there.

    This is to see cities like this one, I made mods,
    then I hear the result with impatience!

    However I regret that you are retired city contest!

    Your city, a masterpiece!
    A big BRAVO !
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Thank you, Drazic! I appreciate your appraisal for the harbour a lot.
      The harbour was the structure I certainly invested the most time into. And not only into building, but also into researching information about all the things that are part of a harbour; of course, you need some berth for the ships, but again harbour also has drydocks, oil terminals, a passenger port, etc. ...

      So I like when another master builder recognizes the hard work. Thx :)
  13. skullz613
    skullz613
    5/5,
    Awesome detail
    It's a shame you could not get your creation entered into the competition.
  14. dusam_k
    dusam_k
    5/5,
    nice ...
    good work mate ^^
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your kind words :)
  15. Kurtis Edwards
    Kurtis Edwards
    5/5,
    Of course a 5. Excellent job, though I do wish you would have entered the challenge. This would have got one of my three.

    I can't decide which photo is my fav right now. I always love your harbors, but I think some of the town building shots have me on this one.

    You know I love terrace work, excellent job there too!

    CJ can't be deleted right? Can we make it to where Kipate can't delete this later on? This one is too good.
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      You... you know... yoouuuu...
      I cannot delete a CJ. But I can edit it and just delete any content, which is basically the same.
      Thx for your kind words :)
  16. Mr.X²
    Mr.X²
    5/5,
    indeed a very nice city with lots of lovely details! great work
  17. parker2244
    parker2244
    5/5,
    Extremely nice city! Also, your Medici gardens are one of the most magical photos in xl nation!
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Wow thank you. It is quite an honour for me, as there are so many people who are better at editing than I am.
  18. Clemech4
    Clemech4
    5/5,
    Very nice city. As already said, lots of details and efforts, your Medicis garden is awesome. I'm happy to see a city journal from you finally :)
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Yeah, finally, dammit :) it took me longer than I thought it would. I am glad you like it.
  19. BahadirB
    BahadirB
    5/5,
    A great city! Meticulous details all over the town and that is what makes it closer to realism. Medici Garden with all details is not only a tranquille recreational area, but a perfection of geometrical details.
    I would raise one humble criticism though. Perhaps you could pay closer attention to the shorelines. Especially the transition from the "old" castle to the "very modern" harbour land seems to me a little bit away from reality. Perhaps there might have been some "old-looking" harbour buildings (available in the harbour pack beta), which would make the transition smoother.
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      Hey, thank you are lot for yourself positive review. Regarding your criticism about the modern harbour being too close to the old town, I have to say that it is not uncommon for old cities to have their new ports near the center. For instance, look at the towns of Civitavecchia (Italy), Bastia (France), or even Samsun (Turkey). And there are old buildings in between, it is just that they cannot be seen from this perspective.
  20. nicknick
    nicknick
    5/5,
    This is a great journal and i am very very happy to see one from Kipate. There some tiny things here and there that may need some fine tuning but overall it's a very well thought journal with great attention to detail, attention to background and story consistency and attention to an in-depth design. Awaiting to see more from this journal. Very well done and a well deserved 5*.
    1. kipate
      Author's Response
      There are things to improve. Everywhere in the city, even the garden could bei improved, as I am not that satisfied with the result. Thank you for the positive review.