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.

  • Are you sure that you have looked in the entire manuel?
    – danilka1
    Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 3:04
  • The manual is pretty minimal simcity.com/en_US/manual
    – Elarys
    Commented Mar 9, 2013 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 Commented Mar 9, 2013 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
    Commented Mar 9, 2013 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. Commented Mar 9, 2013 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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