Anyone found any good ways to expand without spreading pollution to all of your good tourist traps? I really want to go for the isolated, high rent tourist trap, but by the time i get it set up my main island has already polluted my pristine wilderness.
Of course the build "downwind" cliché is mentioned first and often. What is not mentioned is that enacting the two pollution control edicts ASAP is essential. Pollution is cumulative and permanent; however, fountains and flowers can mitigate it to some extent. Check the other environment threads also.
Also, anyone found a good way to get a community going on the other side of the island? Every time I try to get people to build over there, they take so long to walk over that they don't spend any time building anything. I also tried setting up housing for them by the new town, but it is still slow going until everything is set up (which may take 10 years of game time to accomplish).
The developers did not intend for the player to jump out all over the island with development. They intended that growth should be centered on the original cluster of Palace, Port and Construction Office (Teamster's Office is NOT essential) and extend outward in concentric rings.Construction Priorities. Q
Why do workers sometimes ignore a distant high-priority project in favor of a nearby low-priority project? A The priority system is not absolute, but rather is a function of distance and priority setting. For buildings with equal priority, workers always go to the nearest building. Each level of "construction priority" counts as 25 cells of map distance. Workers will still go to a low-priority building if it's at least 25 cells closer than a medium-priority building, or 50 cells closer than a high-priority building. The "stopped" priority is absolute; a stopped building will be ignored no matter what distance it is from a worker.http://www.the-nextlevel.com/tropico/cafe/index.php?topic=9134.225
When you use the 'jumping frog' system of reaching out to a distant objective, your construction office sites should seldom be more than 100 cells apart.
In point of fact, it is probably more sensible to get an early start on the tourism business with the 'slobs' in a polluted area while you are reaching out for that "perfect" 'snob' unpolluted area.