Culture: 80 (80 required)
Prosperity: 100 (70 required)
Kingdom: 100 (80 required)
Population: 21,409 (10,000 required)
Palatial Estates: 14 (6 required)
Monuments: Caesareum and Mausoleum (second Mausoleum, Alexandria’s Library and Pharos Lighthouse carried over from previous missions for 5 Monuments total)
Time: 376 months
Difficulty Level: Hard
Final Score: 62,443
Dispatch final grave goods (weapons) for victory screen.
This download is my First Place finish in the Cleopatra’s Alexandria "Beauty Contest". The Mission: Build a marvelous city at Alexandria where "you would want to live." To that purpose, no attempt was made to complete the mission quickly or achieve a high score. The only goal was to build a city that was attractive as possible.
My idea of a "beautiful city" is one with symmetry, balance, harmony and a clearly defined network of circulation. There should be plenty of parks and lots of stunning statues. Everyone should have a nice place to live and work.
There are no "slums" in my submitted city. Everyone lives in a "white" house. All housing is 2 x 2 or larger. The total population, as submitted, is 21,409 and growing. The population limit for the existing housing is 22,380. Every house in each housing block is fully evolved. All roads, including the Kingdom Road, are interconnected.
All housing and industries are located within the protective walls of the city, except for the farming communities. A "beautiful city" should also be a stable and prosperous city. There hasn't been a case of malaria or disease in this city for over 14 years. The only fire in the cities history occurred over 19 years ago. A building has never collapsed, and a crime has never been reported here. Practically everyone has a job. Unemployment is 0%, and all structures have full labor.
The Prosperity Rating and Kingdom Rating are both 100%. I left the Culture Rating at the required 80%, because I didn't want to clutter my city with "culture parks". All entertainment venues have "perfect" ratings. All Gods are "especially happy" and festivals are not required to keep them that way. "The people idolize me as a God."
Although this isn't a "military mission", the military has been fully developed. 3 Archer and 3 Infantry Forts are located in a compound within the city walls. There is a storage yard full of weapons, and all towers are manned. 6 Warships guard the entrance to the docks, 3 on each side of the inlet. 6 Transport Ships are ready in case the cities troops are needed elsewhere.