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CJ City of Ester

The bustling metropolis of the South East

  1. Wibi
    Since this is built in the map of Bali, and I am a firsthand Balinese, I applaud you for the accuracy of your city planning (Toll, etc).

    However I am not a fan of the city skyline. Too cluttered and too much mixture of architectures.

    I think I'm abit biased to a certain style since I'm from there, but the city feels too artificial, needs more trees and needs certain points of interest. It feels all over the place right now. Feels like you've built a strict city layout and just plopping big buildings in the gaps. Its stopping you from making it look realistic.

    Great attempt and see that you've out ALOT of work, time and detailing to it. Keep at it. Sorry if I sound harsh, just want y'all to improve and make more city journals for me to read! Cant wait to read more!
    1. mario.sihombing
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your feedback! I will sure improve my skills in a later stage of city building. I know that you (and others) doesnt really like the dense northern areas, but that is actually my intention. When i started on this map, i took inspirations from other city builders to create a replica of a certain city. Yes, i followed Google Maps on the airport and the highway and around south of the airport, but as soon as it grows larger, it gets laggier. I have experimented on city layouts in CXL and found out that grid cities produces the least lag. About the skyline, I tried to create HK skyline, in a what-if scenario if Bali doesnt have the height limit policy.

      Anyway, thank you very much for your feedback!
  2. kipate
    Four stars! I like your bravery of having put an airport where the peninsula gets to its narrowest point! And you brilliantly solved the problem of leading traffic from north to south via a highway bridge over water. Well done!

    I am not that much a fan of your CBD, I think you added way too many skyscrapers, maybe try a city with no skyscrapers for the next time :-D

    But ai like your EIFC racing course, one can see that you spent some time into constructing it!

    And the little story positively adds to your photos, so once again, good job :)
    1. mario.sihombing
      Author's Response
      Dear kipate,

      I accidentally write my reply to your comment on the report reply section, sorry.

      About the city, (sorry in advance again), i tried by best to follow Google Maps in the beginning to replicate Bali. But as the city grew, the lag increases and as i experimented, grid cities produces the least lag. My imagination run wild when doing the skyline, on a what-if basis. Currently, Bali has a height limit of around 3-5 floors. Just what if Bali doesnt have that height limit? And also experienced major globalisation effects. I tried to implement the HK skyline because i love it!

      About the circuit (EIFC), i actually follow Google Maps . The EIFC is based on Sentul International Circuit in Sentul, Indonesia.

      Anyway, thanks for the feedback and sorry. I will try to improve my skills later on, probably in Cities:Skylines, beacuse i just bought a new PC.

  3. PaulHudson
    Looks cute) Nice airport, hoods and interchanges)
    1. mario.sihombing
      Author's Response

      The airport and highway is actually based on the real world with guidance from Google Maps!
  4. Anonymous
    bad bad bad bad