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Offline The_Hutt

GRV II - Challenge 1
« on: March 18, 2009, 02:57:46 AM »
Welcome to Grand River Valley!

As of today, two main transportation corridors are slated for construction - one road, one rail. Below are two visual representations of these designs.





These corridors were designed specifically with an eye to the future in mind. The Route 10 road begins in Diablo Springs (A) as a flat, relatively straight rural road. It then veers to an easterly direction for awhile, crossing the Lafayette River and brushing up against the southern end of the hilly landscape to offer a link to the nearby shore of Lake Nanuck in tile (B). Next, Route 10 heads in a direct line to the south into Bordertown (E), crossing the Grand River in three separate segments. This serves as a border crossing of sorts, and the entire north/south segment of the road looks to be the main thoroughfare for a future settlement. After leaving the towering redwoods of the north, Route 10 continues south through lighly-wooded areas before turning east again to cross the Trosky River (H). After passing through scenic Bernal Craig (I), Route 10 finally reaches the area of Southcreek (M), where it zig-zags its way through in anticipation of a new development.

As a whole, Route 10 does not take the straightest path possible. It does, however, take the most effective one, maximizing links to nearly all elements of the region - timberlands of the north, waterways of the center, plains of the south, and shores of the east. As a result, the area is primed to develop rapidly around the route. Additional bypasses may be constructed in the future to lessen the travel time from A to M, but for now, it will suffice.

The rail line follows a similar, if somewhat distinct, route. It begins by popping out of the unseen northern hills (A) and meandering south towards the Grand River. It turns east, hovering near both the riverbank and Route 10 (D). After intersecting Route 10, it goes a little farther east before making its gentle rise upon a natural mound to cross the Grand River at a height suitable for most marine vessels to pass beneath. On the other side, an artificial 270 degree turn is used to gently lower the track from bridge-height to the ground (E). It then ventures east along the river, maximizing future industrial connections (F). It then parallels Route 10 to the south (I) the rest of the way into the soon-to-be populated areas of Southcreek (M).

That's all!

- Nick

(edit: misspelled Lafayette, lol)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 06:53:08 PM by The_Hutt »

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Re: GRV II - Challenge 1
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 08:39:16 AM »
Now that you posted your pictures, you are not allowed to change anything anymore. We made copies and judge the originals only.

We also will not make any comments in this thread besides the judging once it is finished by Wednesday next week, but we will make useful and friendly comments in your regular thread of GRV. Points will be given 3 to 4 days after the challenge is finished and will be posted in the Pointage Sheet.
Also your points only together with an explanation and comments why we gave you these points, will be posted here at the end of this challenge.

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Re: GRV II - Challenge 1
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 11:50:08 PM »
First of all let us congratulate You. You have made it through the first Mayor's test.
On the picture below, circles with letters will indicate what was important in your region for this challenge. If we say we don't like or we like, it doesn't mean that it's the same for others. We are judging to our lknowledge and what would be the most logical thing to do in our opinion, remember this.

A.  Good choice of rivercrossing.
B.  A bridge in this are would have cost quite a bit and the idea to start the road in the mountains wasn't the best idea neither.
C.  Glad you contoured the mountains here, the best and less expensive way around.
D.  Like so many of you did, crossing here has cost us 3 bridges, the same for the rails.
E. Good idea, although expensive, but good.
F.  Having detoured the road to the other side of the lake is a nice idea and probably will be quite useful later, but it has costs us another xtra bridge.

Although generally this looks like a very good example of buildings roads and rails, it reveils to be less efficient on the logical side and moneywise, but still since it is generally a good job, a toatl of 6 points have been agreed on. Good work. Congratulations and Good luck with the next challenge.

Lynn and Fred





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