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Question-whiteWhich Social City Contract should I accept?

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by Chao Lam - Mar 15, 2010 Star_s9,740 views

I'm starting a spreadsheet containing (eventually) all contracts on Social City and how they compare with each other with respect to time to build and profit/hour and XP/hour.

I'm only at level 5, so this is really just a start. BUT as an experiment, I'm opening this up to all folks on gamecheats.coolchaser.com to view and edit. Please contribute and add analysis and commentary in the comments below.
*Please* do not abuse this, as I'll be forced to revoke access.

Google Spreadsheet URL: http://bit.ly/cD3wq2

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PLS... HELP ME...
JUST OPEN THAT...

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Everyone is approaching this whole thing wrong. ... How long does it take to open new email account, then new factories, then collect them because you'll be the only friend? That's right. Take advantage of the fact that it is much faster to set up five facebook accounts and open 5 new cities and just periodically check them and once you have about six factories just worry about their contracts, and make sure that they only have the neighbors: your real city and the other factory cities. USE THE ADDICTION-DESIGNED MODEL AGAINST SOCIAL CITY. By the way, once you fill up an entire city with Casinos and you've got 17 factories, you will discover the outright truth. Playdom isn't going to give you anything nice for your city for mere coins. So, find Social City Buck Offers online. There is the Time Magazine offer (MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A COPY, PRINTSCREEN, OF THE SURVEY THEY SEND YOUR) and the NetFlix offer (THIS ONE YOU HAVE TO GOOGLE). The time magazine I cancelled before I had to pay, and the NetFlix offer will take 8 weeks, so just cancel and be patient. Also, keep in mind that Playdom will fight you and make it really hard to get those free bucks, so make a copy of everything. Once you get those free bucks then use them. But I sympathize with everyone here, because the price of one building is way more than the price of Sim City, which is the game that is 1000 times better than Social City and will only cost you about $5 on ebay. Remember that the rule for Social City is: NEVER SPEND REAL MONEY.

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SAME ! looking for neighbors please help Ha Ha

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looking for neighbors please help! ; )

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looking for neighbors please help!

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The Ironic Shirts is the best earner per hour in coins and XP.
Tinned Fish is a not so close second.

I have not yet found a way to earn decent coin from leisure without making butt ugly looking cities. And that is the fun part for me.

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Wow, @Keith & @Colin (and everyone else): thanks so much for your contributions. The spreadsheet looks amazing, especially considering its humble beginnings!

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I've been regularly updating these spreadsheets for awhile now. I took the time to format them and make them more usable, but I think I may eventually just move them to a custom designed HTML page so everyone can resort on the fly to fit their needs without having to manipulate the data.

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Nice spreadsheet. Thanks for putting it together. so I thought I'd take this further and put the figure into some online charts to make it even easier to understand. If you're interested check it out at http://colchambers.blogspot.com/2010/06/social-city-in-perspective.html

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Dexter Beef is the BEST. cost is very low, I think 550, and return is 8600- 10hours. I do it twice a day and have 11 factories, nearly $200K a day. It keeps me on top of the leisure buildings.

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I added a bunch of stuff to the Leisure sheet including Cleaning Time and Cleaning Reward :)

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i like to produce green bicycles, it takes a little longer but it only costs 500coins and redeems 10,900(i think) and 92 xp. gives u time to play other games, like farm town which i think is way better than farmville. 1 more thing, why does all the cool stuff cost actual money, why not raise coin price and offer choice

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Time until contracts expire is easy to calculate, always 150 percent of Time to build contracts (times 1.5). Time to expire is the total ready time to pick reward. I haven't tested longer durations yet, but those examples are proved:

- Puffies Treats need 5 min to build and expire after 7 min 30 sec
- Prom Dresses need 20 min to build and expire after 30 min
- Go Green Fertilizer needs 30 min to build and expires after 45 min

How to calculate happy people by polulation limits (times 0.75):
- people are happy, less than 75 percent of clean Leisure buildings
- people are bored, until population equals clean Leisure buildings
- people are sad, more people than clean Leisure buildings

I hope this is helpful. Charts are nice to have, but not necessary to train mental math ;-) Nevertheless, nice work!

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You guys are forgetting the cost of cleaning after the completion of a factory cycle. Which is 20 Coins

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Thanks for the spreadsheet Matthew, from a beginning player who has had it with Farmville (level 56).

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I've made some modifications to the spreadsheet to add some higher level contracts.

One thing I think that it is missing is ROI , which fizzy pop wins.
http://bit.ly/ayeYSg

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Thanks, John - that was helpful

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Added some add'l SC info on Residential, Leisure and Terrain building, would be nice to be able to optimize real estate purchases. Still needs some more research tho.

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