Cities

Discussion in 'Screenshots' started by LightningSparx, May 3, 2013.

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    Alphaville

    If you consider yourself to be the industrious type, the good life begins in Alphaville! Come make beautiful Alphaville your home, where you can warm your feet on our sandy beaches, or cool off in our snow-capped mountains. The beautiful blue oceans beckon you to enter our world of seasonal splendor. Whether you are searching for an alpine retreat, or a coastline bungalow, there's something for everyone in Alphaville!

    Date of Existence

    Alphaville was a city that was thrived of sim life. Born on August 25, 2002 players of The Sims Online began to gather in this city over the years making it one of the liviest cities to ever exist. It was one true city never in fear of shutting the lights off for it never slept until the date of February 21, 2008 when EA Land took it's place.

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    Betaville

    Expect the unexpected in Betaville, the city of innovation and surprises. Our citizens have minds of their own, and they are not afraid to show it! Whether at work or at play, you will always find someone to join you in this densely populated metropolis. No one is ever wanting for company in Betaville!

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    Betaville was The Sims Online's only attempt at allowing players to play as Free Will sims-sims that could roam the city without the players control-players could toggle this feature to allow their sim to be on Free Will or off. Born January 13, 2005 Betaville was the beginning of something new for the players. The city also allowed for a variety of disasters to erupt-fires, floods, even electrocution! Players could also make sim families. Each family could consist of 1 up to 4 sims per player account. Players were able to play as each of these sims when existing in the city. This allowed for players to accomplish their goals much faster than in the other cities. Money could be made much faster and sims could make many more friends. After a horrible explosion-a combination of fire and electricity-Betaville was destroyed on February 21, 2008.

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    Blazing Falls

    Considered a land for those who are playful in spirit, we encourage fun-seekers to feel the heat of Blazing Falls! Miles and miles of warm tropical beaches, complimented by a smattering of "brochure quality" islands, seem unattainable, but are well within reach in this picturesque wonderland! Build your humble abode or blazing business by the sea, or for a change of pace, move in-land amongst the tropical green forests. A multitude of paradises, all in one city! Who wouldn't like to call this "dreamscape" home

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    The sharp, New York-feel of Blazing Falls began on October 12, 2002. Shortly after creation The Sims Online members quickly flooded the streets of the city. Much like Alphaville, Blazing Falls could be considered another city that never slept refusing to ever shut off it's lights. Stores, clubs, resorts, and restaurants created by players thrived in this city never refusing to stop their services until the day of February 21, 2008 when EA Land would take over.

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    Calvins Creek

    Welcome to the romantic Calvin's Creek! Tons of prime waterfront real estate lines this haven of tranquility. If you like cool water and lush Elysian fields, Calvin's Creek is the place for you to make your home. White sandy beaches are yours for the taking. Imagine a bedroom oceanic view and a sweeping, emerald back yard. This all could be yours in the city of Calvin's Creek.

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    Calvin's Creek was created on October 26, 2002. The city was most famous for being nothing out of the ordinary but just a small town with many sims who were considered a tight-knit family-they all stuck together in this city. Failing to ever be anything more than small, the life of Calvin's Creek didn't last and the beat from the heart of the town eventually faded away on February 21, 2008 when it became no match for EA Land.

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    Charvatia

    Charvatia is home to many eccentric and creative folks. Capture the tropical essence of Charvatia in your bungalow. Be inspired by the blazing sunsets filtered past the tiny offshore islands, which make up your new home in Charvatia! Pick a property on the outside edge of the coral lagoon and see the surf's edge! Or reside in the peaceful center where its placid waters are protected by the barrier reef! Charvatia, sweet Charvatia - Make it your final destination!

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    Charvatia was considered a Lost City to many founders of The Sims Online. Having been a city that was in service for a short time years before players never expected to see that this once-lost city had found it's way back to them. Charvatia turned it's city lights back on, on February 17, 2008 as EA Land made it's way into the online world. This city soon became one of the two successing cities, a city that distroyed the lives of many other cities. Charvatia was the place for sims to meet, become friends, party, and begin lives. Charvatia was the place to be during EA Land's final days. For with the creation of EA Land and the rebirth of two Lost Cities, a land destined to destroy the others, The Sims Online would never be the same as before. On August 1, 2008, before the sun would rise, the heart of EA Land had officially stopped beating.

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    Dan's Grove

    If you desire the rustic lifestyle, choose the healthy life of Dan's Grove. This area, once home to fruit and nut tree plantations, is now considered to be some of the most desirable real estate property in the land. Adding to the attraction of this city is its moderate climate, green pastures and ice blue water. Build your nest in beautiful Dan's Grove!

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    The Sims Online created Dan the Sim and within only a few days Dan crafted his Grove for sims to live in on October 28, 2002. Dan's Grove was a beautiful city for players to begin their sim's lives, meet new sims, and party as hard as possible. This city's life size was never any match towards Alphaville or Blazing Falls but players had as much fun there for as long as it would last. For on February 21, 2008 with EA Land created this city was sentenced to death.

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    Dragons Cove

    A sweet lullaby of white-capped waves crashing on sandy shores enchants this mysterious land of legend. Friends flock from far and wide to witness the imaginative spirit that captivates the hearts of the inhabitants. If you hold on to your hopes, strive to reach your dreams, and believe nothing is impossible, then begin your journey in Dragon's Cove. But be forewarned: As a wise knightess once stated, "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and go well with ketchup!"

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    Dragon's Cove was once a Lost City by the name of Xanadu which could be exhibited for only a short time at the beginning of the creation of The Sims Online. Xanadu was reborn as Dragon's Cove on September 15, 2004 as one more attempt to bring new features into the online game. Dragons Cove was known as the “Hard Core” city. Bringing about the toughest of ways to find money and gain skills. Every object that is used to obtain skills have lowered by percentage, making it even harder to gain skills then it was in other cities. Also every time players traveled across the city they paid a small fee but the fee was a drop in sims needs such as hunger, bladder, fun, hygiene, and all the rest. Dragon's Cove florished with rich sim life until it's death on February 21, 2008 when EA Land grew in the online garden.

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    East Jerome

    "We're much more nicer than West Jerome" is the slogan of this humble city of industry, and the inhabitants couldn't be more right! Placid rivers and lakes, emerald pastures against dramatic cliffs make for some of the most picturesque scenery East of the Western Hemisphere. Frolic in the meadow while basking in the sunlight of East Jerome! (Not affiliated in any way with West Jerome.)

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    East Jerome was never known as a City like many of the others-excluding Calvin's Creek-but existed more as a small, humble town buzzing with close-tied sim friendships. This peaceful utopia was created on December 27, 2002 for all players who wanted the closest glipse at a true sim friendship and family with the realest of real people also playing the game. As big as the town may have seemed the population was small enough for almost all residents to eventually meet and become friends, family, or even enemies. If drama existed everyone knew when and where it had become. Players enjoyed this town and never would allow it to die even at the brinks of it's existence. But the big love of the sims wasn't enough to keep this town intact for on February 21, 2008 East Jerome had to put it's close-bonds to rest for it was not a match against the title EA Land was after.

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    Fancy Fields

    Join the establishment of wealth and beauty in Fancey Fields. Live the life of someone who is repulsed by anything less than beautiful at Fancey Fields. Look at the beautiful beaches, the beautiful water, the beautiful landscape, the beautiful people. Surround yourself with beautiful property and fill it with beautiful things. As founder of Fancey Fields, Lee Fancey, once said "Life can be beautiful if you constantly force feed yourself nothing but beauty." Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

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    The fanciest of online fields were created on December 30, 2002 as Fancy Fields. Players gathered in the fields to chat, play guitar, eat picnics, gain skills, and paint to make money. Fancy Fields may not have been the liviest of cities such as Alphaville or Blazing Falls but it still managed to live and grow. As EA Land made it's way into the online world Fancy Fields was burned and washed out on February 21, 2008.

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    Interhogan

    If you wish to satisfy the romantic in you, build your nest in Interhogan! Build your cabin in the sky atop the snow capped mountains of Incredulity or construct your little grass shack in Interhogan's Outer Banks. You simply cannot go wrong when choosing real in the lush paradise of tranquility. Enjoy the lakeside living or start your pleasant plantation amidst the pleasant plains. Live in the lap of luxury in beautiful, romantic Interhogan!

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    Interhogan was created on October 25, 2002. Never getting much attention Interhogan was a city shy of being busy for the sims that lived there were scare. Still managing to be a city players enjoyed their time here until it's depart on February 21, 2008 when EA Land took it's spotlight.

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    Jolly Pines

    Known for its entertainment hot spots, Jolly Pines leaves everyone laughing about how wonderful life can be! Come and join the fun by building your dream home or play space in the second happiest place on Earth! You'll be in stitches as you meticulously choose your plot of land from the many, many beautiful locations. Decide upon your locale, build your house, make some friends, and you'll be laughing!

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    Jolliest of online pines grew on the lands of Jolly Pines on October 27, 2002. The city flourished with piney-life and sims built their houses in the calming shade of Jolly Pines for many years each shorter than the next. There was no sure destiny of a long life for this city for on February 21, 2008 Jolly Pines was cut down and put the city into extinction.

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    Mount Fugi

    Make your home in the futuristic settings amidst the misty peak of Mount Fuji! Whether you are a creative cliff dweller or a visionary beach hermit, there is plenty of prime real estate for you here to begin your home of the future. Develop your innovative 2012 ranch by lake Biwa or bundle up your freeze-dried belongings and cutting edge experiments in Frigid Fields. Whatever your season of preference, your ideal surroundings can be found in revolutionary Mount Fuji!

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    The Japanese-paradise of Mount Fugi was created from quakes deep into the online earth of The Sims Online on December 24, 2002. Players moved their sims into the city after they were sure Fugi volcano was dormant. Enjoying their many days by the peaceful volcanic mountain-side players were horrified to see Mount Fugi erupt leading to the destruction of the city on February 21, 2008. Many aren't sure what brought the volcano out of it's dormant stat but some suspect it was the mischief acts of EA Land.

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    Oceans Edge

    Creative types from all around the world have dropped anchor and have chosen to call Ocean's Edge their haven! Beaches galore highlight the landscape of this tropical wonderland. If you like sea, sun and sand, this is the place for you. Crystal blue warm water laps against the coastline providing the ultimate beachfront homestead possibilities. Perfect surroundings for the landscape artist in you, Ocean's Edge also has a gracious helping of rolling hills, grassy green fields and even a touch of icy white powder, for the rugged homesteader in all of us. Dive into the artistic beauty of Ocean's Edge!

    Date of Existence

    Sims began living on the Ocean's Edge on February 17, 2008 when EA Land made it's reign on the online world of The Sims Online. As the second city to be resurrected from the list of Lost Cities Ocean's Edge was an attempt to create more life and enjoyment to a players life. Unfortunately the life of Ocean's Edge never made it farther than the beach coastline for it was kicked to the sand by the city of Charvatia-the second Lost City reborn. Sim players were scarce and there were few resorts in this city and lights were soon turned off and never switched back on, on August 1, 2008.

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    Test Center

    Welcome to the Test Center, where you can choose to live life in the fast lane with total unpredictability! This is where the newest technologies are tried and tested, blazing trails for the world of The Sims Online!

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    Staff of The Sims Online needed one city where tests could be made on it's players. Created on November 25, 2002 Test Center threw new gifts, items, and features at it's residents. Such feautures as new objects that sims could use to make money and enjoy the game even further. Staff even gave test subjects up to 500,000 simoleans on special occasions to help the economy of the city. But one catch to this lottery sims weren't allowed to move out, becoming pernament subjects to the Test Center. Test Center's servers crashed on December 4, 2007 and didn't boot back up until June 28, 2008 becoming Test Center 3. After the revival of the city, players continued to enjoy new objects such as custom content that was soon released to the rest of EA Land from being recognized so well. The computers having never been the same from rebooting, they crashed once again on August 1, 2008 and were never brought back to life.
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  2. aidancheddar

    aidancheddar Active Member

    Hm, aside Blazing Falls and Alphaville, Oceans Edge looks a city it may be a day one launch on my own server.
  3. TRS

    TRS Member

    I have never played TSO or EAland. But I like Alphaville because there are lots of islands.

    TR
  4. frankie

    frankie Member

    Jeez, they all look so nice! It'd be so tough to choose which one to play first, especially given that you can only choose up to three Sims to start off with.
  5. I remember the first day I installed TSO, and logged in.... I chose Dan's Grove and entered the city with excitement, I entered a house and discovered lots of things to do.... I was new and it looked awesome! There were like 18 people, I think 20 was the limit on each property in the beginning. Everyone was "jamming" ...the more people that were jamming at a time, the more you would get per jam when you sold a jar. I had a blast, I think I played for 18hrs straight, and when mom woke me because it was late in the day... I was still half asleep, and being in the middle of being awake, and being asleep... I mumbled :arrow: "My sim's needs are down" I think she thought I was crazy... lol :shock:

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  6. frankie

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    LOL @ LightningSparx!

    I think I have played for an entire day once, about twenty-three hours. I can't believe how addictive that game could be, especially when you start chatting away with all sorts of people while playing the game. I always preferred the 18+ because I hated censorship and limiting what I could and couldn't say. It was a blast! :)
  7. Legacy Cities

    The Legacy Cities were the twelve active cities of The Sims Online. Initially, Alphaville was the only Production City available to live in; however, with anticipated demand for more buildable space on the rise, eight more cities opened their doors to players, the most recent being Fancey Fields. In late 2004, Dragon's Cove was founded as a city with hardcore tuning and gameplay. Four months later, Betaville was created as an experimental city with Free Will and Sim families. Through all of this, the city of Test Center served not only as a place to test new and upcoming features, but also as a permanent home to many players.

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    Well, we're living here in Albertstown. They've torn all the factories down, and what a difference it has made! Once a stale industry area, Albertstown is now a rejuvenated, palatial wonderland that is rich in history and tradition. If you like taking a trip back in time to see how life was lived in an industrial age, maybe Albertstown is the place for you! What was once a gray, smoky city is now a green and blue paradise. If you are a history buff, or if you just like beautiful places, make your home in Albertstown.

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    No other city can boast such cultural diversity as Grantley Grove! Who are you to resist the charm and appeal of Grantley Grove? Sure, you may have friends that live somewhere else, but between the two of us, we both know that they wish they lived in Grantley Grove. Where else could you enjoy the snow, sun and surf all in the same location? Weep at the beauty of the gorgeous coastline, become misty at the awesome splendor of Pixel Peak, then laugh at the misfortune of those that do not live there.

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    Artists and artisans alike choose Hyde Park as their home sweet home. Hyde Park, once known for its artist colonies and abattoirs, is now just known for its artist colonies! Tragically beautiful green hillsides give way to indescribably awesome white sandy beaches. Icy clear blue water unsympathetically caresses the Jekyll Peninsula, forming some of the most desirable beachfront property in the world. Scale Seabass Point and build your humble abode amidst the ice and snow for an excruciatingly swell view! No one left a cake out in the rain at Hyde Park!

    Note: This city had opened under the name Betaville.

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    Historians and history buffs alike desire the anthropologic appeal of this 'land that time couldn’t forget'. Rated by “Undeniably the Best Place to Live in the Universe Magazine” as: Undeniably the Best Place to Live in the Universe, King Canyons just might be the place for you! Bow down before the awesome splendor of the Royal Rivers as they majestically wind their way through The Chosen One Bayou. Build your estate in the Divinity Delta or nestle your homestead in the Plains of Unquestionable Greatness. Become the King of your own castle in the land of King Canyons.

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    Enjoy all of the recreational splendors of lake living, minus the mosquitoes, at Landry Lakes! Ever feel like getting away from it all? Well, now's your chance to join tens of thousands of people who feel exactly the same way! Do you know the old saying which proclaims that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Well, THIS is the other side of the fence! Enjoy the quiet solitude of Landry Lakes with lots and lots of your best friends! Landry lakes, where recreation is King!

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    Rolling hills of green and icy blue water can be your surroundings on this recreational paradise! A moderate climate and warm, western breezes accentuate this lush, emerald paradise. Plenty of coastline property and lakeside living are available. Prefer the wide open spaces? Nichol's Notch has an abundance of serene, pasture real estate. Build the home of your dreams at Nichol's Notch. Name your niche at Nichol's Notch!

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    You'll feel as though you have entered the ultimate land of fantasy as you nestle your unrestrained fancy in the tranquil surroundings of Pixie Point. Play amongst the peaks, plains and powder in the petite, populous paradise of Lewis Lagoon! Cool your toes in the snow covered highlands of the Hills of Ica or warm your body and soul at Pixie Dust Beach. Take control of your destiny! Produce the playground of your dreams at Pixie Point!

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    All Hail the glorious region that historians refer to as Queen Margaret's! Never will you see a more beautiful city than the one named for its equally beautiful Matriarch, Queen Margaret. Full of wonder and visual delight, this area is rich in both tradition and history. Legend has that the first colony of Sims was established along the banks of the Ng River, which cuts through the unblemished emerald landscapes. Marvel at the snow capped peaks of Mt. Highness and gaze upon the placid aura of the Dynasty Delta. Whether you are of royal or common bloodline, Queen Margaret's is the place for you!

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    Come, enjoy the rustic life at Rancho Rizzo! Saddle up and hit the trail on miles and miles of ranch style acreage. Make your homestead amidst the tumbleweeds and open plains. Bordered uniquely by 2 coastlines to the northeast and southwest, Rancho Rizzo has plenty for everyone seeking that rustic, rough ridin’ lifestyle. Lay your claim to a plot of land and call Rancho Rizzo your home.

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    Welcome to the futuristic landscape of Shannopolis! Pioneers of futuristic thinking choose to congregate on the multi-terrain landscape of this marvelous city. Carve your niche in the snow-capped mountains of Polar Peaks, or comb your favorite beach and set up shop. Crystal clear water and golden sand shores come together to form some of the area's most highly sought after real estate. Make your future now in Shannopolis!

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    Terra Tablante was made for romantics like you! Fall in love all over again when you bare witness to the green rolling hills, the powder blue water and the snow capped peaks of Terra Tablante. Residents here love the serene setting, the tranquil lakes and the white sand beaches. To not have lived in Terra Tablante is to not have loved. Open your heart and build your love nest in Terra Tablante.

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    The Billabong represents everything Australian...a pioneering spirit, mateship, unity and a relaxed, laidback lifestyle. It's the kind of place you might drop in to say G'Day, and end up staying a while. Whether you seek to make your fortune, build an empire or simply get together with mates for a good ol' chinwag, The Billabong is the place for you. So roll up your swag, bring along a few mates and head 'Down Under'. Throw a shrimp on the barbie, catch up on the cricket score, forget about the hectic pace of the outside world, and simply enjoy some famous Aussie hospitality. Everyone is welcome set up camp in The Billabong!

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    Upper Shankelston is a recreational paradise! Located just north of Lower Shankelston, Upper Shankelston puts the "U" in FUN! The happy-go-lucky residents of this amazing city live for entertainment! Come, add even more fun to their lives, and yours! Snowy precipices, green rolling hills and tons of beachfront property make Upper Shankelston the place to meet for fun, fun, FUN!

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    Live the island life in the sun and fun of Virginia Islands. Sunbathe on the white sand beaches or climb to the snowy crest of McArthur Peak. Build your pleasure paradise in this lush, picture book fantasy land. Plenty of desirable ocean and river side property is available. Hurry! Make this vacation haven your permanent home! The Virginia Islands await!

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    Enter the fantasy world of West Darrington. The elders claim that West Darrington was once the land of giants and dragons. It is also rumored that Mount Darrington was once the climactic site of the legendary, epic gnome battle for control of the Golden Kettle. Who are we to argue? Live the life of legend and folklore by building your haven here in West Darrington. May the Wizards of Dondlefinger smile kindly upon you, and the Faeries of Chesterburg caress you with their silken wings. Or, at the very least, may the Dwarves of Terror never steal the soul of tranquility which resides peacefully within your new home!

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    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan, A stately pleasure-dome decree... And so should you! Build your stately pleasure-dome on the lot of your choice in beautiful, futuristic Xanadu! Green valleys, rolling hills and crystal-clear lakes await the homesteader with grand plans! Build a home to remember, a home for the future!

    Note: This city had opened under the name Dragon's Cove.

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    Welcome to beautiful historic Yatesport! Once home to sardine canneries and offshore coral mining, Yatesport is now home to tuna canneries and offshore drilling! Whether you desire the serene tropical lifestyle, or the work-a-day lifestyle of big industry, Yatesport has something special for you! Dotted with mini island paradises and lush green hillsides, Yatesport is that small city with big city attitude! Join the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or leave it all behind... all without ever leaving Yatesport!

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    Welcome to "The Land of a Billion and a Half Lakes", beautiful, rustic Zavadaville! Whether you prefer the salt water ocean or fresh water lakes, Zavadaville has something for you! Former home of salt mines and caviar farms, Zavadaville now boasts the world’s largest combined industry of collectible salt shakers and snack crackers! Plenty of beachfront property highlights this beautiful, emerald oasis. If small time charm and the rustic life is what you desire, Zavadaville is for you!
  8. I agree Frankie, I liked playing on the basis that whatever happens ....happens. Much like in real life. :twisted:


    I added the "Lost Cities" ...They are still there somewhere in the TSO game files, who knows... maybe we can add the to our own server options, loved the descriptions tho.
  9. aidancheddar

    aidancheddar Active Member

    Images arn't showing for the legacy cities. Anyway, I started off in Blazing Falls and was very naive in the begining. TSO was my first MMOG in my entire life. I grasped IMing before I figured out how to talk. I went to a newbie centre first where I talked to someone who helped me, well, talk. Unfortunately, being extremly new to the game, I was also extremly shy and didn't stay on the lot long. I've since forgotten the name of it.

    The rest is history. I met a lot of great friends and learned a lot of things. People were great. Very, very little drama. Even met someone who later became owner of an internet radio station for TSO I'll never forget. Was the greatest time I've had.
  10. Ben

    Ben Member

    This is a lovely collection of information! Thanks guys :)
  11. Nahuel3d

    Nahuel3d Active Member

    those black points are houses?

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  12. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    Me personally, I want to see Fancy Fields return in PD. :D

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