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In a region I can see each city has a border outline, some are green, yellow, blue, black and my own is white. What are these colors for? Is there a master-list somewhere?

The Manual doesn't list them at all.

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Are you sure that you have looked in the entire manuel? –  danilka1 Mar 9 '13 at 3:04
    
The manual is pretty minimal simcity.com/en_US/manual –  Elarys Mar 9 '13 at 3:08
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@Elarys Hey, in general you don't need to add in the title of the game to the question, since the tags on the question alone would make that clear –  Private Pansy Mar 9 '13 at 3:29
    
@Yi Understood, just didn't want it confused with previous versions, though at the moment they are probably all about the new version anyway. ^_^ –  Elarys Mar 9 '13 at 3:43
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@Elarys Well, I don't think there's any room for confusion - we have [simcity-4], [simcity-3000], [simcity-2000] and even [simcity-social] (ewwww). The only possible point of confusion is if someone wanted to ask a question about the original 1989 SimCity, and I'd say the chances of that is pretty slim. –  Private Pansy Mar 9 '13 at 3:47
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Looking around various regions, and seeing the 'blue' borders suddenly gone now, I believe I have figured out what they mean:

  • White = You are the Mayor
  • Black = Mayor is offline
  • Green = Mayor is online and in this city
  • Yellow = Mayor is online, but in different city

At launch, there were some colored blue, but that may have been a bug perhaps with server issues.

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