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  • What's different in CI4?

    Graphical changes
    1. We have created a better “real world simulation” by adding day/night mode and multiple weather conditions. When it’s night, it’s dark and the lights will turn on. Colors of all buildings will adjust to the time of the day and also weather type.
    2. When it is raining, your pedestrians will put up an umbrella.
    3. When constructing and upgrading your building, the static construction crane is replaced with a construction site with scaffolding and dust animation.
    4. When construction or upgrade is completed, balloons will appear and once you cut the ribbon, the balloons will fly away. We like to call this the “grand opening”
    5. All UI (User Interface) has been revised and all the windows have been redesigned and are looking very different and much better. Well, that’s our opinion ;-)
    Gameplay changes
    1. When you construct a building, you do not get the construction XP instantly, but you have to collect it once construction is ready. This also means that profit timers will only start running once you collected the XP.
    2. Decorations do not provide happiness points as in CI3. Decorations will give surrounding buildings a boost. For residential buildings this means more people, for community buildings it means more happiness, and for commercial buildings it means more jobs and therefore more profit.
    3. Commercial buildings will need to be repaired every now and then. This has to be paid with cash.
    4. You need construction workers for constructing, upgrading, and repairing buildings. You start off with 16 workers, and you can add more by upgrading your construction company.
    5. Every process that takes time (construct, upgrade, repair, unlock) can also be paid with instant gold. This means you pay a certain amount of gold, but the process will finish instantly and it will not need any construction workers.
    6. Speeding up things can only be paid with gold, there is no cash option anymore.
    7. Rewards are always paid in gold, and you can earn a lot more gold with rewards than in CI3.
    8. There are still multiple surface types that you can build on, but we have removed lava and jungle. The remaining surface types are: grass, beach, water, desert, snow, rock and swamp.
    9. Buildings need to be placed next to a specific type of road. In CI3 you could choose which type of road you prefer, but in CI4 it is fixed per building which type of road is needed (road, walkway, canal).
    10. Buildings unlock city life. This means that placing a building will also spawn a certain vehicle or pedestrian or even bicycles.
    Future updates
    1. More islands, more buildings, more levels, more city life, more animations, more SFX.(SFX = Sound effects)
    2. Collect presents from your villagers.
    3. Visit islands from other players.
    4. Events, with new event buildings and cool new gameplay.
    5. Treasure chests which you can buy or regularly get for free.
    6. Make friends and send messages and gifts to your friends.
    7. Warehouse: store buildings and move them across your islands.
    8. Trains, airplanes, ships.
    Last edited by sparksoc; 5th January 2016, 15:43.

  • #2
    This is my 1st CI4 island:-)
    IF My Opinion makes Me Happy, it Shouldn't matter to Anyone Else!!:cool:

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    • Mish0071
      Mish0071 commented
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      Very nice Terry. Much like my islands. Looking like a civilization and nit just a profit center. Nice walkways too.

    • terry e
      terry e commented
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      @Mish, TY Mish, still have a few plots of land open because I'm not going to put 5-6 of the same thing on one island. Like u I want it to look like a Real city:-)

    • Mish0071
      Mish0071 commented
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      terry e, don't forget some towns have a development with the same house for blocks. I agree not to repeat more than one businesses or community building though. Houses are a different matter. Glad to see you made your city islands like mine and not like a profit center. There's no creativity in that.

  • #3
    Looks great Terry. You have done well.

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    • terry e
      terry e commented
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      TY Curt:-)

  • #4
    You've done a lot, it's a really nice game now!

    I've some suggestions for further updates:
    • Log-in/sign in system
    • Game chat with moderators
    You should need to create an account before you start playing. Everything that you're doing in the game, will be saved on a server, and restored to your device when you're logging in on that account.

    We should have a game chat so we can chat with other players, that would do the game even better. If we have a chat, we also need moderators that can keep it clean, help others and punish users that's breaking the rules. A moderator should have the ability to mute, kick and ban a user. We've 3 types of groups; Moderators, Senior Moderators and Administrators/Developers. Moderators have the ability to mute and kick users, Senior Moderators kick, mute and ban users, Administrators/Developers have control over the staff and the game.
    Last edited by Error 403; 29th December 2015, 17:01.

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    • terry e
      terry e commented
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      Error, I agree, we Need a chat rm. Then players could get on n chat while waiting hours for buildings to upgrade. It could b fun getting to meet other players n exchange ideas or whatever

  • #5
    I have not been able to play the game yet (iOS), but the remarks already made by several players about upgrading and speeding up only using gold seems the wrong direction, unless the possibilities to earn gold by playing are increased in CI4 comparing it with earning gold in CI3 (before the lauch of the videoapp).
    Last edited by demig; 29th December 2015, 20:33.
    See you at the islands !

    CI3: 3i=4deo0cvlaux1
    CI4: 4i-d3odn
    PCIS: PCi-9gnhb

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    • mrkptrs
      mrkptrs commented
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      You can more easily get gold:
      - Awards are gold based
      - Video provides a gold per view
      - and so on

    • terry e
      terry e commented
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      Still not easy enough to earn gold as the prices r so high. U decide, do I spend gold on a bld'ing, land or spend Millions buying land. Tough choice. If u don't use gold for some bld'ings u dearly pat for double or triple of bld'ings u already have:-) also, I was a Beta tester n only have seen 100 videos in 7 days. Can't get much w that.

    • demig
      demig commented
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      Mark, in CI3 I was able to get 20-25x gold out of my videoapp. The videoapp installed in the earnings does not give me that amount of gold (get). Maybe that will all improve in the next version(s) of iOS. Yes, I want to compete with Android, which went well in CI3, but the iOS game should provide me the same means, with which I am playing. For the good reader "all" the giftcodes (gold and cash) should be compensated in a way for all the iOS players. Apart from this comment, the game is good, until now (3 days) no problems, hick-ups or set backs in levels.

  • #6
    When I went to my game this morning a few buildings were "frozen". I went out and back in and now find i have lost 3 levels of progress. When we go online does it " back up " our game on your server? Can I get my progress back as it was significant?

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    • mrkptrs
      mrkptrs commented
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      That s*cks! That is an issue that occasionally occurs in CI2 an CI3 as well. Do you have any idea what the last thing was that you did before you lost progress? Do you have a virus scanner running, if so which one? Did your battery run empty? Anything else that might explain what happened?

  • #7
    I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this problem, but after maintenance of a building my count down to profit does not begin again. I have to check every building and invariably go out of the game completely to start the clock again. This is not only frustrating but also causes a loss of income. Another problem is i have just updated my two pyramid hotels and instead of around 300 000 it has cost me close on 2million. Please could the team look into this when they have time. Many thanks.

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    • mrkptrs
      mrkptrs commented
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      Please confirm if I understand correctly, the steps to reproduce are:
      1) you repair a commercial building
      2) once repaired, the timer does not start, so the time to profit remains the same
      3) not before you completely exit and start the game again, the profit timer starts counting down
      Is that correct?

  • #8
    That is correct. The time remains at 0 seconds to profit but no cash comes up. When you exit and re-enter the game, you now have to wait the full time for profit e.g. 30 minutes even though the maintenance was completed 45 minutes ago

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    • #9
      Please could you let us know when the updates will be available. Once again my game crashed after I updated my buildings and I have lost all progress. This is very frustrating. Also I have more citizens than jobs, yet the vacant jobs are not being filled. My numbers board does not seem to be working properly and although I have built many things with gold, my gold rewards still stays at 0. I love the game but am losing interest as I have to keep repeating levels.

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      • #10
        I officially surrender. This game has me beat. Every time I make progress the game freezes, I have to go out and return and find I am back to square one. A 30 minute maintenance has taken over 90 minutes and is still not completed. I have opened the same building 4 times a and buildings that were completed are now under construction again.

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        • terry e
          terry e commented
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          I'm about there w u. Everything so expensive n the Ridicules repair prices about have me broke. So I guess I'll just collect what money I can n buy a building if I can afford it. U don't get enough videos in a whole day to buy a bld'ing let alone a plot of land. I Love this game n was so looking forward to it but can't afford to play.

      • #11
        That really sucks. Playing your a.. of and finding out all was for nothing. For some technical reasons I had the same experience playing CI3 after I reached level 80. I think upgrading/speeding up building should be arranged with money, with the possibility to use gold, whatever the player wants. Gold is to important during the game. Needed to expand your game, buy new land and/or islands. I think that when only gold is needed for speeding up building and repairs the players should obtain lots more gold within the game then in CI3. That I will not see happening. Unless the developper gives the players an exchange facility cash for gold like in CI2 (as from level 20 or 25 ??) or other "presents".
        Last edited by demig; 31st December 2015, 20:24. Reason: Minor changes in the text
        See you at the islands !

        CI3: 3i=4deo0cvlaux1
        CI4: 4i-d3odn
        PCIS: PCi-9gnhb

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        • #12
          Reply to mrkptrs. No I was just in the game. Had no antivirus running and did nothing unusual. It happened again this morning if you read my earlier post. Tried to download the updates but it deletes your whole game and reinstalls it from scratch, so i stopped the download

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          • #13
            Hi,there you know that I have to check every building and invariably go out of the game completely to start the clock again. This is not only frustrating but also causes a loss of casino online bonus income. Another problem is i have just updated my two pyramid hotels and instead of around 500 000 it has cost me close on 3million

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            • #14
              PLEASE MAKE A NEW CITY ISLAND WITH SUNSET VIEW AND NIGHT VIEW!!
              Please make a new City Island game. I thought City Island 5 was out on 2017? WHAT HAPPEND?
              Please! Make City Island better than 3 and 4. I also love the Sunset view and Night view of the city island 4 and please make another city island better Like what you did on City island 3.. can you guys make a new city island game?and put more like pharmacy, Lumber, Barber Shop, Japanese Decorations, Donut shop, Laundy, Hotels, Cemetery,Warehouse, Gas Stations, Pet Store.. Please!! hear me out!! I love you guyss!!!!!!!!

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              • #15
                Hear me out guys! Please support me

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