Tips for New CityVille Managers - dummies

Tips for New CityVille Managers

By Kyle Orland, Michelle Oxman

Part of CityVille For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Although your new city might not look so hot compared to your veteran CityVille neighbors, don’t let these humble beginnings get you down. You, too, can become a CityVille Mayor in a very short time if you stick to the following tips for new managers:

  • Utilize sidewalks: Roads are one of the biggest wastes of space in CityVille. Don’t get us wrong; you need roads to open businesses and build homes. But did you know that your buildings don’t need to be directly on the road? A great way to utilize the space behind a current row of buildings is to build a pathway from the road to the back side of your property. Sidewalk squares have a very small footprint (one tile) and are inexpensive (20 City Coins). To purchase sidewalk squares, click the Decorations tab of the Build menu.

  • Wait to decorate: We know it’s tempting to buy the most extravagant-looking items from the Build menu as soon as you can, especially when you have Coins to spare. However, being frugal at first and focusing on more productive uses for your Coins pays. After you build up a few businesses and homes to bring in regular income, you can start utilizing decorations to not only beautify your city but also to increase the payout of those buildings you worked so hard on!

  • Add neighbors: The more neighbors you have, the more opportunities you have to receive gifts, earn Coins, collect bonuses, and build up your city. In fact, there are many tasks, such as staffing community buildings, which you can’t perform if you don’t have enough neighbors.

  • Watch your Facebook News Feed: Every city slicker could use more Coins, and getting those items for free is a great way to jump-start your profits. You can collect Coin bonus rewards from your CityVille friends by clicking the links they share in their News Feeds.

  • Maximize your time and Energy: Chances are you don’t have all day to sit in front of your computer to keep up with all the tasks that need done in your bustling city. After all, the city can’t restock itself! But how do you make sure you can get everything done in the amount of time you have? Well, you may not be able to. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your city on a collection and harvesting schedule to allow you to maximize your time and Energy outputs.

  • Upgrade homes as soon as possible: Although you have to start with smaller homes that offer smaller population increases, less rent, and quicker collection times, you don’t have to stick with those homes throughout your adventure. As soon as you can afford to, remove these smaller homes, such as the Cozy Cottage, for homes that offer more population growth, increased profits, and longer collection times, such as the Apartment Complex.