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    @Dover – I talked to Karoliina about this topic and the soundbite I got out of her about this is that this is a simulation about cities rather than citizens. With that said, she did indicate that citizens would have specific jobs and specific homes, so none of the BS Sim City shipped with. That said, needs etc would be on a household basis.

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    • Really excited about Cities Skylines after reading both this post and the AMA on reddit. My only concern is the simulation of the actual residents of the city.

    • @Dover – I talked to Karoliina about this topic and the soundbite I got out of her about this is that this is a simulation about cities rather than citizens. With that said, she did indicate that citizens would have specific jobs and specific homes, so none of the BS Sim City shipped with. That said, needs etc would be on a household basis.

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  • Transparent developers, may mean that this is one to look out for.

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  • That’s a shame Rockhaven, it hasn’t done that to me yet and I’m up to level 7 or 8 – that’s on a relatively new/unspoilt Mini though, so maybe that’s what’s keeping things good for me?

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