Investing in dCity - what changes did I make last week

in #dcity6 months ago


I’ve been writing about several aspects of dcity so far, but I would like to add to that a weekly(?) update about changes that I have made. Tutorials are great for understanding a certain aspect of the game, but along side these it is great to also be able to get insights on day-to-day strategic choices from players that are a bit further ahead in the game. That is what I will try to provide you with in these weekly updates.

Currently I have two dcities. One on my main account @elbrava, which you can find here. My aim for this city is to simply grow as fast as possible and enter the top200 of dcities. This will likely require me to invest more money to make that happen.

My other dcity is for my @invest4free account, which you can find here. This second account I set up specifically to show that through being active on Hive, you can become an investor for free. You will actually be able to build an investment portfolio that will generate passive income for you through being active on Hive.

As dcity is extraordinarily profitable I decided to start a dcity, but I will only invest what I get from being active on hive. Also I will use the Hive that my posts generate to grow my Hive Power, not my dcity. The only source of income for my dcity is at max 50% of Hive that I win from contests that I join and from selling some hive-engine rewards for my posts. Over time the SIM income of this dcity will become big enough to be the main source for growth. So for this dcity I will try to grow as cheaply as possible. This means that growth will be slow, but also it means that I will make different decisions for this account, than my main account.

Let’s look at the stats of my two dcities.

  • Population: 240
  • SIM income before taxes: 198
  • SIM income after taxes: 167
  • Unemployment: 0 (0%)
  • Popularity: 50 (this gives a 15% population bonus)
  • Education: 17 (technology discovery chance 0%)
  • Creativity: 0
  • Probability to bring new citizens: 3%
  • Training chance for Homeless and immigrants to be trained: 3% (6% at the moment because of education tax)
  • Crime rate: 26%

This week I hit the jackpot, I bought a random card for 4 Hive and got a Military Industrial Complex. I was very tempted to sell it, because if you are lucky you will be able to sell this for up to 30 Hive. But I don’t know if there will be many presidents in the coming time that will use the 10% war tax and I like to be prepared.

80% of the SIM that is taxed through the war tax is distributed over all the Military Industrial Complexes that are active. For me this meant that for the one day that the war tax was still in place, my income was almost doubled. If I were to get this card for my invest4free account though, I would certainly try to sell it and grow my production some more.


  • Population: 7
  • SIM income before taxes: 4
  • SIM income after taxes: 3
  • Popularity: 5 (this gives a 3% population bonus)
  • Education: 0 (technology discovery chance 0%)
  • Creativity: 0
  • Unemployment: 1 (14,29%)
  • Probability to bring new citizens: 2%
  • Training chance for Homeless and immigrants to be trained: 0%
  • Crime rate: 1%

This week I added a park, because my popularity was 0. A park is a really cheap way to boost your popularity, since you can usually get it for about 1,7 Swap.Hive on the market. I paid for it through 1 Hive I got from a contest and selling some hive-engine tokens.

I hope to get some free homeless or immigrants cards and then save some SIM again to be able to buy another Public Restroom, or perhaps a Wind Turbine. These cards all have negative popularity, so that is why I need Park’s to counter that. But the Public Restroom and Wind Turbine are really cheap production cards.

For most other production cards, you better just buy a random card instead and hope that you are lucky. Most cards are really overprized on the market.

For this account I will probably stick with the cheap cards for a while. If I manage to win some contests I might actually try some random cards, but for now I will stick with these cheaper cards. Also because I get impatient and don’t want to wait until I finaly accumulated 800 SIM to be able to buy a random card.

If you have any questions about your dcity about how to improve it, how to grow it more quickly or any other question. Please do ask in the comments. I try to always give a response.

Thanks for reading, do follow me for more dcity and investment content and see you next time!

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Very cool. I'm also playing and learning as I go along. I find it helpful to read up on the strategies of others, esp the more experienced players in the game :) happy weekend!

Happy weekend to you too!

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Awesome! And I started this account only 7 weeks ago!

Nice job @invest4free👍🙂