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i think that there might be a cyber monday sale up ahead or something and i was wondering which dlc to buy. i already have parklife and industries and i was thinking to either but mass transit, after dark, or campus dlc. if u recomment one please explain how cool it is! thanks
 

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Mass transit was thought essential when it came out, adding stuff like monorails, ferries and lots of other stuff. All the detail is in the Pardox wike here:


After Dark boosted tourism options, with zone-and-go hotel and leisure zones. lots of buildings like skateparks and fishing piers to name a few. All the info here again:


So it just depends on what you want to do in your city.
 
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My personal priorities would be
1. Mass Transit
2. After Dark
3. Campus Life,
but it depends on your personal taste.

Mass Transit gives you a lot of public transport options, so if you are keen to add more variety in that area, that's your DLC.

After Dark gives you two new commercial district specialisations for tourism, which is quite nice as you currently don't have other DLCs that add district specialisations (another one would be Green Cities which I also like very much). Also expect some buildings to pimp your quays and waterfronts.

Campus life lets you build and develop a university campus. You might like it because the mechanics is similar to parks and industrial districts, but be warned: You need a lot of population (determines number of available students) to bring a university to the top rank (about 50k). Building all three universities in one city requires going towards 150-200k population. So this is more a long term project. Also my feeling is that campuses interact less with the rest of the city than e.g. parks.
 

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After Dark would be my priority out of those. It adds a new dimension to the game.

I don't find myself using very many of the Mass Transit features, but I use NExt2 heavily.

Campus is World Building and big arse stadiums.
 

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I think mass transit was if not the first, one of the first DLC in a bundle I bought. More variety to the transit system.

After Dark is more of "eye candy". And like Beer Fiend said, does add alot of dimension to the game.

Campus and Concerts are the very last DLCs I bought recently just to complete the collection and have all DLC's. Haven't done anything with those yet. They look more just for fun though than anything else, which is still cool.
 

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I can tell you that industry DLC ruins the balance of the game. Even with just one unique factory, you can print your own money. Also I am not a fan of later DLCs. Those are just reskins of earlier features.
 

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I'll echo the same sentiment here and advocate getting Mass Transit to have more public transit options and a few more more roads outside of mods.

After Dark is nice for the additional commercial zoning.

If you're craving a more eco-friendly city, then you might consider Green Cities. It has some cleaner power and sewage options, plus new district policies to reduce pollution. It also has the "IT cluster" office specialization which both generates some really tall buildings and produces consumer goods for your commercial sector without the additional traffic.
 
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i think that there might be a cyber monday sale up ahead or something and i was wondering which dlc to buy. i already have parklife and industries and i was thinking to either but mass transit, after dark, or campus dlc. if u recomment one please explain how cool it is! thanks
Natural disasters dlc :) its fun to KILL you Citizens
 
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I was too skint to buy a pack.
I quite liked advanced ecos from green citys, they come in handy due to me being on xbox, i use them as water sources. self seficient housing looks great and solar updraft towers are also dam handy. Organic and local produce also gives carpark options and some nice low rise local shoppie effect for low res areas.
Mass transit dlc does doesnt include trams, thats snowfall. Trams are amazing btw. Its the track that doesnt needs a road that trumps trolly buses
Industries is fun but its best to back it up with transit
Parks = massive land value in a really wide area, near the park, and although the vanila assets wont forget they need a road, the included assets will however grab onto vanila assets that have paths, the different paths also give great options for detailing
 
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