Choose the city that the FreeSO Official Server will use! (Round 1, Group 1)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RHY3756547, Oct 6, 2016.

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Which cities would you like to see on the main server? (Pick 3)

Poll closed Oct 11, 2016.
  1. Betaville

    12 vote(s)
    21.8%
  2. Blazing Falls

    27 vote(s)
    49.1%
  3. Calvin's Creek

    11 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Dan's Grove

    14 vote(s)
    25.5%
  5. Dragon's Cove

    14 vote(s)
    25.5%
  6. Fancey Fields

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. Interhogan

    13 vote(s)
    23.6%
  8. Jolly Pines

    7 vote(s)
    12.7%
  9. Mount Fuji

    7 vote(s)
    12.7%
  10. Test Center

    20 vote(s)
    36.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator


    Since we're getting quite close to the MMO server being ready, it's about time to choose the first city which we'll be living in on the main server. This city will likely NOT be wiped as we transition into the stable period, assuming that the economy doesn't somehow completely break down in some way due to a bug or exploit.

    Choose wisely, this decision has a lot of weight! Personally, I think the cities with the most verticality and most detail are the most interesting (sharp mountains!), but it's up to you guys to decide.

    The chosen city will be modified to add roads, interesting features and maybe even change up the terrain a little.

    Rounds:
    • Group 1 - Group 2 - Group 3
    • Final 9 (best 3 out of each)
    • Final 3 (single vote for winner)

    Voting for this round will close on the 11th October, 03:00 BST.

    To see what all of the cities look like, go here:
    http://www.tsomania.net/cities/lost.php#an_unused

    Alphaville and East Jerome are not included as options! This is because alphaville's vertex colours are broken (and were in TSO...), and East Jerome just looks plain ugly in engine.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2016
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  2. JWofles

    JWofles Active Member

    Was going to vote Shannopolis but it's not on the list lol
    edit- i just realised the link goes to the unused cities and that's why none of them were on the list lmao, you gotta scroll up.

    For me I'm picking dan's grove, calvin's creek and jolly pines but I like dan's grove the most because I love the 2 little lakes :p
  3. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    You need to vote on all 3 groups! They'll be combined down into the final poll later on.
  4. perrypetrie

    perrypetrie New Member

    So exciting :)
  5. AquilaSim

    AquilaSim Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Test Center without any hesitation of course. :D
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  6. blinnqipa4

    blinnqipa4 New Member

    I like the way Test Center looks, even though I have never had a chance to play tso. Compared to the other cities doesn't this one provide less buildable area? Like most of the city is covered in water.
  7. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    I think it's better that the place is more interesting in general. Note that no matter which city is chosen, I'll be changing it to add roads and make some areas have more interesting landscapes.
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  8. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    Voted calvin, dan and jolly, I will miss you Queen's Margaret, forever in my <3 :(
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  9. Lynda

    Lynda New Member

    My sim heart will always belong to Dans Grove.
  10. perrypetrie

    perrypetrie New Member

    I'm loving the shadow effects
  11. Mr X

    Mr X New Member

    I agree with Dan's Grove. But Blazing Falls would be my second.
  12. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    [​IMG]
    (interhoooooooogggaaaannnnn)
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  13. DanaKate

    DanaKate New Member

    Interhogan Forever!
  14. DanaKate

    DanaKate New Member

    But.. but.. East Jerome is where I built Bag End and Lothlorian! :/
  15. AquilaSim

    AquilaSim Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    But... East Jerome is a horrible place! :/
  16. Tourniquet

    Tourniquet Member

    Nearly all cities look worse in engine compared to the pics. We should vote with real pics, not the shiny previews on that page.

    cities_ffthumb.gif Fancy_Fields_Map.JPG

    Without real pics its not a fair vote because people could be disappointed. I was really excited about East Jerome, it looks great on preview and ugly as city.

    cities_ejthumb.gif East_Jerome_Map.JPG
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
  17. AquilaSim

    AquilaSim Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    eh but you can't vote for East Jerome anyways...
  18. Tourniquet

    Tourniquet Member

    My point was, people could be disappointed because all cities look (a little bit) worse in engine than on the preview pics.
  19. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Some cities in TSO use a scaling on the vertex colour to make them appear the correct colour. These modifiers will be applied to the final cities to make them look more like the preview result (also our old engine is really bad at shading) and I'll likely make screenshots with them for the next round of voting. This vote is mostly for a general shape kind of things.

    East Jerome was not included because it is unfixable.
  20. purplerecluse

    purplerecluse Member

    if we vote for betaville , are we voting for the ability to have families again ?
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