From Blank Slate to Metropolis in 28 Days
It already feels like it's been months since the City Sprint, but no—just a week and a half has passed! In that time I've continued working on Al-Kaza's capital city, Canan-Yar. Rather than writing a bliki post, I decided to introduce the city to the wider community in the diaries, since...well, no one comments on bliki posts anymore. 😅
The gif above is actually from right after the sprint ended, so it only shows the progress that was made during the 28 days of February. Since then I've continued to build out detailed building cover in the downtown area, and have now finished the Esas Borsa (the CBD) and the Istasyon Semt (Station District) and am about two-thirds of the way through the Sivil Daire (Civic Circle), which is the main center of operations for both the city and the federal governments.
I'm also about 80% of the way through mapping out the city's retail landscape. Working off of data from the City Observatory's Storefront Index I was able to estimate the number of each type of retail establishment that would be in a city of Canan-Yar's size with a healthy economy. The major stuff is in, and now I'm working on the specialty stores. My eyes are starting to cross after all of this detail work, so I'm taking the rest of the night off!
I hope you will enjoy exploring!
Calling All Diplomats
One other thing, before you go: there are almost a hundred embassy plots laid out on the eastern slopes of the Elçilik Tepesi (Embassy Hill). I would like to invite the OGF community to establish diplomatic relations with Al-Kaza by building a villa-style embassy and landscaped gardens overlooking the city and the Hesperic. I created a case study in the Embassy of Gobrassanya to set a high standard. 😉
If you would like to establish diplomatic ties, please shoot me a DM and I will assign you a site post-haste!