This is the first part of two on remodeling.
When should one re-do one’s town?
Best is during a lull.
When everything is done and you’re waiting for an update. That gives you something to do. I did it between Whacking Day and Squidport. A friend of mine is doing it now, he has the buildings for the latest level, so why not?
Social events are the worst time to remodel.
Too much else is going on and your town will be ‘half done’ during the event because you don’t have the time to finish, visit friends, get the limited decorations/buildings etc.
Where does one start?
– The first thing to do is Land. Buy as much as you can afford. I got the outer squares first because I wanted to fix my landing screen. Patches of dark green squares in the middle of my town looked a bit funny but I did not care.
– Plan how you’d like to divide your town. One section for each category (homes, shops, civic buildings, etc.) or mix it up? Do you want ‘the same time buildings’ (8h, 16h, 12h etc) in close proximity? Or the ‘shorties’ >15 min? Leave room for future buildings. If you have a ‘shopping’ district, be prepared for new stores, they will come 🙂
– Start/LandingScreen. Do you place buildings you want friends to tap there or is it a show-off (like mine) or not an issue at all? Remember the StartScreen will shift every time you buy more land!
– If outer land squares are not acquired, you’ll continually move whatever you placed on the ‘edge’ when you expand. It is a chore 🙂 so don’t decorate too heavily ’till it’s “permanent”
It is fun to re-do the town both for the owners and the visitors. It is a necessity when your town grows not to mention how enjoyable it is 🙂
This is a modified re-post from my blog.