Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Food City

Purpose

You need more and more food as you shift focus towards military.  A full zerk castle requires 75k/hr food, a full knight castle can eat up to 150k/hr.

Examples

The maximum food/hr a food city can produce is a little over 174k/hr, and it looks like this.  This would require that you have a landlocked city surrounded by plains (not mountains, hills or forests.)  This will give you the maximum amount of lakes, which is 10.  The lakes will also need to be in exact positions of the layout.   You may notice that there are no purification or shipping mechanism, which is not realistic of an actual food city.

Typical food cities will look something like the examples below.  These are 3 of my actual food cities.  The first 2 are landlocked, the third is a water city, which understandably, produces less than the other two.


How to build

The city below is a typical layout of a food city without any lakes.  This guarantees production of 143k/hr.  If your food city produces less than 143k/hr, you must have a mistake somewhere.  Add in lakes and modify a bit to get over 150k.  It takes practice to get the optimal layout.  If you are not sure, post a comment and i'll try to optimize your food city.

Layout: http://bit.ly/pAb8ZX



  1. Demo all natural resources except lakes
  2. Upgrade townhall to lvl 4
  3. Build 40 temp cottages and upgrade to about lvl 6 or 7
  4. Upgrade townhall to lvl 10
  5. Build out your city, make sure to include the marketplace and moonglow tower
  6. Once all permanent buildings are at lvl 10, demo the temp cottages and replace with a permanent building

55 comments:

  1. If you are going to make a blog about how to do city layouts then you should do it correctly, your layouts are wrong. assuming bad water and or no water placements your ideal max city uses 25 buildings per outer block and produces a bit over 25500 food per outerblock with a good and or correct city lay out I am at 27895 food per hour with no water used. Also i have only used 22 building slots to do it,. I would be happy to post up how it is done but i will do so on a free forum, why should i help you make money. you have ad words running here.

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  2. Here's the link to mine. The auto building only gave me around 143k but this city has lakes, so I know it should give more. Let me know what you can come up with; Im trying to support 1 zerk city and 1 ranger city.

    http://city.louopt.com/?map=L000000D000000005050N50005050CC00NO5N550505N000000550500000D50555500000000O0N0005N500000005550050500505N50000000005N5O50500500RJ00050500000000A05050550B050005N00N00BAAA00DN5D50555500000005500000000555000000CCCCC0DN0005050000505000N5O550000O505N50050500N0005N505D50D000555005D5O50500000D0000000N

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  3. http://city.louopt.com/5MCRY7uw8

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  4. Wow, 153k, Thank you every so much. You made my made and I havent even gone shopping for new shoes yet :)

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  5. http://tiny.cc/jdzfdw

    this is my food city with 4 warehouses 2 markets and 1 mt can u help me out ?

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  6. I would personally just do 1 mt and 1 market. But I added the buildings you wanted. See link below.

    http://bit.ly/J2uQPc

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  7. http://louopt.com/hxEo
    Can I get some help guys?
    can get it up to 151k.. but have a feeling it can do much better..

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  8. 153k: http://louopt.com/ygGo

    151k is actually pretty good. I'm happy when I get over 150k.

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  9. Hey mate. I have been checking out your blogg every other day, like 1 month back. I have found it really helpfull. can you help me with my food city? :)

    http://louopt.com/kzYq

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    1. Thanks, sorry I was on vacation. Do you still need help?

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  10. Hello, can u help me out? This is the layout without buildings:
    http://louopt.com/1Jms
    I tried to do by myself, but i think it can be better. I use 2 Warehouses, 2 markets and a Moonglow Tower. My own layout:
    http://louopt.com/uIms

    Thanks.

    Your tutorials help me a lot.

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  11. Hi there,

    can u help me out to get the best of food my city.

    thx in advance.

    http://bit.ly/PnX4GH

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  12. This is what I would do: http://bit.ly/O21LYB

    Generally, water cities will produce less than landlocked locations. Considering this is a water city, it's still pretty good.

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    1. Wow, u are really damn good.. :D
      I only managed to build it below 147k of food..
      thanks btw..

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  13. Hi,

    You showed us how is a typical layout of a food city without any lakes, but only on the land. Please, can u show how it works on a water city too?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. http://bit.ly/Q3gVjh

      Here's a typical food city of water. It guarantees 141k food/hour. It should be more once you add in lakes.

      Sorry this took a long time. I have a full time job now so finding spare time to write my blog is more difficult then before.

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  14. http://bit.ly/S3BTvb

    not sure if I have the right idea going on here.

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    1. That's a lot of lakes. I would do something like this...

      http://bit.ly/Q0qzTK

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  15. http://louopt.com/kijw

    Dont know if I am just sucky at this or is this just crappy node placement.

    Can anyone do better.

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    1. http://louopt.com/sFlw

      I keep your warehouses and markets, even though I generally play with only one moonglow tower and 1 market.

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  16. Hey man, thanks for this blog. Can you help me with my food city? I want 3 warehouses and 2 markets and maybe bring the food production up if possible. This is the actual layout of my city without any resources except lakes. Wyt? Thanks a lot for your help!

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    1. You should try making a city by yourself first. I don't sit around making food cities all day.

      http://bit.ly/SJFSNE

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  18. http://louopt.com/2zOw
    This is louopt output, I can't really find any room for improvements, it would be great if you could help me.
    Thanks in advance.

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  19. Hi, I have a water city with 7 lakes and using Flash city planner 2, I only get about 140k food per hour. Could you have a look at it and let me know what's wrong? I'd appreciate it...
    http://louopt.com/h8Vy
    This is the link on Flash city planner 1 -
    http://bit.ly/VfsFgr

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    1. you didn't follow the layout guide. Your farms are all over the place. You still have resource nodes other than lakes. Some farms don't have a mill next to them.

      This is what I would do

      http://louopt.com/CbWy

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    2. Don't use the flash planner to plan food cities, use the layout examples and spend 5 minutes to build your own.

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    3. Thanks a lot! I took your advice, and didn't use the flash planner this time. I was barely able to touch 150k, even after looking at all of your layouts you've given in the comments :(
      http://bit.ly/11oS1yL

      Could you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I feel like an idiot for asking the second time ;(

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    4. http://louopt.com/ACnz

      Sometimes you're just unlucky with lake placements. I was able to improve it by 4k, but still can't get it to 150k. That's just how it is.

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  20. Hello, I tried my best but it doesnt seem to be working. here is the layout. http://louopt.com/hF3y. Anything would be appreciated. Much obliged.

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  21. Hey i've got only 144k, help please

    http://bit.ly/VzI6oF

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  22. I did over 147k bu it is still not enough :/ could you help me?

    http://louopt.com/k1bA

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  23. I was only able to get 145k out of this one...
    Could I still be unlucky on the lake placements? :(
    http://bit.ly/Va40ih

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  24. I had 1 layout producing bit more, but lost it...:(

    http://louopt.com/QynC

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  26. how can I improve this?
    http://bit.ly/13n8cvF

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  27. I love your blog! Definitely helped me get a good foothold on my continent. Although, I currently need a good food city. Can you give me a hand with this: http://louopt.com/6cwE to arrange the highest producing setup?

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    1. Wow. That's a bit more than I was expecting haha. Thank you so much.

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  28. http://bit.ly/12vPzSt

    can ya help me out with a build for it? (food city)

    thanks

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