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- Cities XXL 2015
Dāgren is the capital city of Regrana (a country in a group of 4 countries called Selioarkesson). It's also the administrative center of Regrana's central district - Dagrenostād. With the population of 407 757 (metro area 679 000) Dāgren is the second largest city in Regrana after Jerbīna. The city is located on the eastern shore of lake Rangadjen.
The location of Dāgren
The state highway 1 (Jerbīna-Dāgren-Irklava) passes through the city and the highways 2 (to Klaupio) and 3 (to Piltene) start from Dāgren. There are railway connections to the north (Ajdiēba-Klaupio), west (Irklava) and south (Briēbu-Jerbīna).
- A - Airport
- R - Railway station
- White roads - Expressways (RHM with same level intersections)
- Orange roads - Highways / Freeways
Lāteč tekae or "The heart of the city" is a square with the statue of an angel. It's a popular meeting place.
The business district of Dāgren
Different skyline views:
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The capital of Regrana
Aside from what everyone had to say about the RHM and plazas, I honestly think this city is very well done. The skyline is very realistic and pleasing, the openness is very welcoming and brings much breathing room. Many American cities have plazas just like these where there really isn't much to look at as far as fountains and statues and what not. Keep up the learning though! I'm in the same boat with RHM not being so smooth...tricky business.
Let's start with what I dislike, then I will end with the positive parts and as the things you hear will be remembered better, you will have a rather positive feeling :D
I do agree with what was said before by Inan and chenchuan.
The plazas do look too monotonous, and RHM does not look smooth enough. You could try to have longer ramps onto the highways.
Also, as I recommended before, try to smoothen the terrain with Over Water Roads by pharmist, together with plazas. This will need some more time, but it's worth it. For the plazas, well, it is often a combination with pedestrian paths, streets, and hence a geometrical experiment :)
I hereby would also like to emphasize that neither Inan, nor chenchuan have been masters of CXL directly from the start on.
All good players needed a lot of time to become as good as they are now, and no one ever can stop learning!
So don't feel discouraged by their critique :)
With time, you will improve!
What also could be improved in my opinion are the suburbs, they look so standardized that it is almost a little boring to see them :D
Maybe some other road layour would be cool, have a look at some CJs here, there you will find some inspiration, I would recommend Crystal Bay by gbojanic.
What I am also missing a bit are some large old government buildings, together with some nice parks around.
What is positive about your city? A lot!
I again like your skyline, you chose several small and tall skyscrapers, that looks consistent!
Also, those two office towers form a nice complex, very good job!
And the height of the skyscrapers is fine for a medium sized city!
There are a lot of cities around here whose authors totally overkilled their cities' skylines with too many and too tall structures.
But you did not, and that is nice!
Your highway network looks very neat, despite the problems with the steep ramps.
I do again appreciate your effort to construct some plateaus!
Those look very nice, and it looks very realistic with the large avenues/highways below, a bit like in Tallinn ;) :D
Furthermore, you have been quite consistent with the choice of your buildings, it does not look like an artificial collection of the best structures all around the world, but it looks rather natural, and that should be considered a compliment, as even good players tend to mix too many different styles (Inan and chenchuan are no exceptions here^^)!
I do appreciate again the overall presentation of the city, the journal part is neat, albeit a bit short this time, but this can still come with updates :)
Keep up the good work, and then improve with the weaker parts,
and your next city will be better!