View Full Version : City Metro Game Suggestions

kooky panda
07-16-12, 06:01 AM
Hey guys, since the game is new, thought I would start a thread for some suggestions you may have for the game.

Even when you're an awesome game architect like TeamLava, you'll still have critics! We want to make sure our City is beautiful to EVERYONE, so if you have some feedback about City Metro, let us know!

Just make sure your feedback is:

1) Respectful
2) Relevant
3) Helpful

Follow those three guidelines, and we'll get back to work in the Architect Studio to put your ideas into place!

kooky panda
07-16-12, 06:02 AM
I noticed that we do not have an option to send gifts to neighbors. Alot of us do not want to have hundreds of neighbors so when trying to build a constructible building, it would be nice to be able to gift some of the standard building parts.
Also the energy does run out pretty fast since you have to use it for everything.
Being able to gift energy would also be nice.

When visiting neighbors maybe along with coins and XPs we can sometimes also gain 1 energy point?

07-16-12, 07:12 AM
1. Send gifts
2. Gain gems, by reaching population or size, for example.

07-16-12, 08:10 AM
Just two suggestions:
1 Get rid of the whole energy-thing
2 Keep supporting and improving the original City Story

07-16-12, 12:15 PM
I just have one suggestion, no more energy please.

07-17-12, 02:11 PM
I can understand how constructing costs energy. Why make collecting coins cost energy? That's sort of like sending your construction workers in a city door to door to collect taxes.
(Yes, I know, real life analogies for a game are kinda awkward XD)

07-17-12, 02:25 PM
No labels on buildings when you tap them in other cities
No gifting system
Weird colors
Items are from Mobster Wars (I saw them when I downloaded the game to get gems a while back)
Not original
Annoying to collect from buildings and homes
Hard to navigate from Community to Wall to Profile to Messages
Step by step expansion? Why not a ___X___ expansion instead of sections?!!!!
Refilling energy is long and annoying
Take out energy
No way of knowing how many times you can clean community/neighbor's buildings
No way of knowing who's your neighbor or not after multiple visits
Supplying businesses in annoying
Tap _ times to build is annoying
Tap _ times to clear land is annoying
No way to earn gems
No mastery on "contracts"
Overly animated
The people scare me! Their pinkish-red skin with giant heads and tiny bodies... ewwww!!
Dangerous drivers
When citizens walk, their heads bounce
The cars look funny
Hate the beach/water/sand tiles
RIDICULOUS gem content prices
People and cars drive around in circles
Cars go straight through people
Easy to accidentally use gems (gem traps)
Annoying and long Push Notifications
Ran out of goals
Can't collect "help outs"
Should list how many times you can "help out"
Should be 6 help outs for neighbors
A camera icon needs to be next to the Storm8 icon so snapshots are easier.

These are just a few, but I'm coming up with more... oh yeah, update City Story!

07-17-12, 02:30 PM

Hedge Row
Blue Victorian House
Coffee Shop
News Stand

07-17-12, 02:57 PM
Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa! What kind of game is this?!! If you want to redesign your city and you store everything, you can't purchase buildings until you reach the population number! Why do I have to wait an hour to expand?!! See, I hate TeamLava's newest features and they're going directly into all of their games. You literally can't have unlimited fun in this game no matter how much you try. The waiting, the energy, the construction all stops you from having fun!!! These aren't TeamLava games anymore, their copyrights.

07-17-12, 03:02 PM
Just because you are not having fun doesn't mean everyone isn't. A lot of the people like this game. Let them have their fun.

07-18-12, 01:31 AM
I loved City Story so thought this would be similar, but the only similarity is building a city. I am constantly stopped from enjoying building and earning by that energy toll you put on everything. I've tried it for 3 days so far thinking it will get better but the only way I can see to have uninterrupted play time is to spend real cash on buying lots of gems/coins/energy credits. Things I like are the animation, the factories and the way it lights up at night. Other than that I'm afraid I may be gone by the end of the week.

07-18-12, 01:53 AM
I'm with you on all of these items. I can't see how anyone can have "fun" working so hard and not getting anywhere...and YES...I've spent real money (my choice) to try and advance...but get no where...as I spend all of my cash/gems on getting more energy. Really wanted to like this game....really not happening....

07-18-12, 02:39 AM
When I have free time, I'd like to sit down & play for a while. You can't with such limited energy. Big disappointment for me...get rid of the energy.

07-18-12, 04:24 AM
Well, i play this game just to get gems in BS....so when I get my gems, I'll delete it because this game is RIDICULOUS!!!!

07-25-12, 02:14 PM
ITA - what I find annoying:

1. no gifts
2. the energy
3. having to wait so long for expansions
4. no indicator for how many helps used up
5. can't navigate back to message screen from neighbour's city easily, as in RS, BS, etc

07-27-12, 05:51 AM
Would be nice to be able to earn gems as not everyone has unlimited piles of cash to spend. I can afford to spend a little real money but it would seem to make your city look like a city you need a lot of money.
Also not clear on the 'Ask friends' for parts needed!?!
Am I asking someone else to spend real money to give me parts needed for a firestation or is it free for them to give?
I also have a 'sink' fixture in my storage but can't see how to use it toward building said firestation!?!?

kooky panda
07-27-12, 07:34 AM
Would be nice to be able to earn gems as not everyone has unlimited piles of cash to spend. I can afford to spend a little real money but it would seem to make your city look like a city you need a lot of money.
Also not clear on the 'Ask friends' for parts needed!?!
Am I asking someone else to spend real money to give me parts needed for a firestation or is it free for them to give?
I also have a 'sink' fixture in my storage but can't see how to use it toward building said firestation!?!?

When you sent out requests for parts, this does not cost you or your neighbor any coins/gems to send out and accept and send back.
The parts in your storage you cannot use. When you buy a constructible building, when you click on it you will see how many items you have and how many more items you need from your neighbors to complete.

07-29-12, 11:39 AM
I hope that further development will lead to a more realistic design aesthetic; similar to or better than City Story. I'm hopeful.

08-08-12, 11:47 AM
I would like to suggest that energy capacity go up as your level goes up. Even if these bonuses started at level 10 (with a max of 50) it would make the game a lot more fun at level 30. Thanks.

08-08-12, 02:27 PM
It would be nice to have a count when visit neighbors. What I mean is like in other stories it tells you how much you have either water, tipped etc. 10 6. Sometimes I visit neighbors and they are full. When I do repeat visits to them it would be nice to see if already tipped or if they are just still full.

08-16-12, 09:15 PM
Lose that annoying energy bar, please! Everyone hates it. It ruins the game. Having it for construction makes sense, but that is it.

Gem cost of items is way too high, and it is nrearly impossible to earn them.

Why can't you take a few lessons from Pet Hotel Story and the two cooking stories and give players more ways of earning gems?

08-16-12, 11:23 PM
Lots of people complaining about the energy thing but it is necessary people. Without it the game would be way too easy and would make us get sick of the game faster. I think that we should get bonus energy from all community buildings and that would be it. Some of them already do. For those of us at a higher level the energy is more important due to having more buildings so maybe raise the energy max once you reach a particular level. Nothing is perfect and we could criticize any game but the fact remains that this game is fun to play. Kudos TL

08-16-12, 11:59 PM
Make it so we could earn Gems. You could do this in goals.
More Houses
More Deco.

08-27-12, 11:04 AM
ITA - what I find annoying:

1. no gifts
2. the energy
3. having to wait so long for expansions
4. no indicator for how many helps used
5. can't navigate back to message screen from neighbour's city easily, as in RS, BS, etc

Have the same opinion

09-07-12, 02:48 AM
As a whole I like the game. What's with the goals/quests running out after the two movie theater goal? Can we PLEASE have a way to earn gems? I understand it's how you make money on the game but then at the very least offer more gems for your buck. I don't want to spend fifty dollars to build the featured buildings etc.

09-07-12, 03:46 AM
Also... This may be relatively inconsequential, but why is the game still at v1.0.1? If you are constantly updating the game it seems only natural to also update the version number. Imagine the confusion if Blizzard rolled out all of the new content of v5.0.3 but everyone's version number still read v1.0.1 no one would know for sure if they got the newest updates or not.

09-07-12, 04:18 AM
On one final note why does the cost and time to generate goods not scale proportionally? If you can get 40 goods out of the green house in 3 minutes for 20 gold why does it cost 55 gold and take 2 hours for 100? That means I can get 20 more supplies for 5 extra gold in 7% of the time it takes to get 100. And the scaling just gets worse as you increase the amount of goods and with supposedly "better" suppliers. It makes no sense whatsoever.

09-12-12, 04:13 PM
I totally agree. The limited energy is rather frustrating. I have been on 30 energy which lets me collect on maybe half my smaller city for over a week. Evaluating if I want to delete entirely.
Further, There is not a significant reward in having neighbors. You can only "clean" (or what ever the new jargon may be) 3 buildings same as with general community. Would be good to gain energy when visiting neighbors or community. Would be even better to have way of gaining gems. Also, not able to gift/receive buildings or other objects that neighbors and myself would use to sale or expand footprint kind of lacks any incentive.
Objectives stopped I think at level 10. The objectives seemed to be to only way to advance at a decent pace. Bring on more.

09-15-12, 11:49 PM
One suggestion: Please get rid of using Energy for COLLECTING COINS!!! It's ANNOYING & ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!! I know TeamLava is trying to get people to use "real money" to buy gems but there comes a point when people are going to get fed up and delete this game because it's too expensive to play. I'm almost to that point. If TeamLava REALLY CARES about their customers, than they'll do what's RIGHT and DELETE this ENERGY OPTION. Thank you.

09-26-12, 09:24 AM
I just have one suggestion, no more energy please.
The constant need of energy is absolutely ridiculous and totally unfair! How TL expects us to enjoy the game when they are restricting play is beyond my comprehension. TL either eliminate the energy or make them more easily accessible

09-26-12, 10:17 AM
I wanted to wait until I had played the game for awhile. Here are my suggestions:
1. Stop the download-this-game "goals" that take forever to complete and give us little or no return
2. Do something about the energy issue. Neither community buildings nor "energy" producers provide energy to play the game. I can't build more buildings since I can't produce enough energy to maintain them.
3. Give us goals that relate to the game ((s) since this is an issue for all of the TeamLava games)
4. Either lower the cost of gem items, or give us a way to earn gems....and, no, I will NOT download any more games.

You have something good here...try not to mess it up. I also play farm, have lost many neighbors and have lost interest in playing as much as I used to because of the incessant "download this game" interference.

10-04-12, 09:40 PM
I like it the way it is because then u can't just blow through the game and be done like other games I've played, I'm just taking my time and enjoying it slowly, except I just wish as the city gets bigger give just a little more energy like maybe ten more.

10-16-12, 08:53 PM
When visiting neighors, you should also be able to gain a bonus energy randomly (just like getting random stars).

10-16-12, 09:53 PM
When we build two roads next to each other, it should form a solid line between them (when not part of an intersection).

This is so we can build double lane main roads, without the little squares all the way along.

10-16-12, 09:58 PM
20 max. limit for material/permit requests needs to be revised.

We should receive the same number of materials/permits per 24 hours as we accept for neighbors. Make it a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio (or similar).

It just needs to be more than the current 20 limit and relative to social rating in order to reward good neighbors.

10-17-12, 12:42 AM
I also think the 30 energy limit is perfect.

The challenge of being City Mayor is to find the right balance of tax collection, creating industry goods, building & construction, plus expanding city boundaries using the energy available.

The game would be too easy and become boring without the energy cap.

10-18-12, 09:17 PM
Sort neighbor list by social rating, not by alphabetical order.

10-31-12, 05:15 AM
We need corners for all the fences

11-01-12, 02:26 PM
Why do you play anyway ;-)

11-03-12, 11:27 PM
There should be a Vegas Casino Wonder! Cost = $10,000,000 but it gives you unlimited money!!

11-04-12, 03:55 PM
Could we see a big football (soccer) stadium like baseball? To get with money in community or shop builds. Ty

11-21-12, 05:35 AM
I would like to see more skyscap ers / highrises like the glass tower, condo highrise & posh flat.
More buisiness towers.
Also bridges would be a fun addition.

12-03-12, 11:07 AM
With each level up you should also increase on things like 1.) Max energy should go up 2.) max # of request received/day should go up 3.) Get like 1 gem or something. My reasons because 1.) Once you get a huge city going like me with over 500 buildings 30 energy just doesn't do it!! I cant even clear HALF my city with only 30. Even doing it all day I cant keep up!!! 2.) only 20 request/day is just ridiculous!! Esp when you need 64 to expand!! PLUS you need other items to build! Its not fair AT ALL!! 3.) Not ALL people want to spend money on these games, so its not fair we have NO chance at getting some of the buildings you can only buy with gems. I realize there are items that should only be for people who want to spend real money. But if we got 1/ level it would give us a CHANCE.
I really enjoyed playing this game until its more waiting and waiting than anything! If they could just fix some of these problems it would be great!!!!

12-15-12, 07:38 PM
Make this game available on the Kindle Fire / HD!!!

02-19-13, 07:28 PM
I think it would be fun to have a pier, or items you can place on the water. (Like boats or boat houses) Also maybe a carnival or fair theme could be fun.

03-01-13, 06:11 PM
New thread http://ttp://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?45841-City-Metro-Poll-amp-Suggestions-Feb-6

03-01-13, 06:13 PM
New thread http://ttp://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?45841-City-Metro-Poll-amp-Suggestions-Feb-6

Sorry http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?45841-City-Metro-Poll-amp-Suggestions-Feb-6

04-04-13, 06:32 PM
Continue providing industries as the city grows (don't stop at 6). More specifically, we need more goods to supply more businesses!
Get rid of the energy (I love that it's not a factor in Pet Shop Story).

04-05-13, 08:08 AM
No time limits on expanding, I've already payed for it once, why do I have to Waite 3 days
Let all buildings and business be accessible, no level restrictions, when I play I want to PLAY
More creative business, like in the real world

07-16-13, 11:09 AM
I really like Metro and have alot of friends that I play with. But There has been no new content for a long time used to be every week. There are lots of things you could add-- like boats,docks,new trees or flags a NASA launch pad or Egyptian Pyramid for wonders. Please keep the game alive.