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What Does Too Few Services Mean in Cities Skylines? Answered

Services needed for a thriving city.
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Cities: Skylines has essentially become the successor of Sim City. Originally released in 2015, it has gotten a number of updates and expansions to keep the game entertaining for new and old players alike. Newer players can become overwhelmed with the amount of things to keep track of but, once you’re in the groove, your little city will become a bustling metropolis before you realize it.

One of the things that can frustrate people is seeing “too few services” radiating from their buildings. This could be a number of services, but the issue is the same regardless.

What Does Too Few Services Mean in Cities Skylines

The problem is self-explanatory, even if the actual problem isn’t pin-pointed. The building is not getting all the services needed to run properly. Like in our world, you can’t have a building function without water or electricity. Well, you could, but it would be miserable. Likewise, in-game, these buildings need a number of services. Some may seem non-essential, but residents could cry out for them, like healthcare.

  • Electricity
  • Fire coverage
  • Garbage collection
  • Healthcare
  • Mass Transit
  • Police coverage
  • Sewage removal
  • Water

Another reason is if you have residential buildings or offices near places with large concentrations of pollution. The pollution causes the land value to drop, causing the residents to start trickling out of the area. Parks or in-demand buildings can help increase the land value. This will dissuade people from leaving and should help get rid of the “too few services” issue if you’ve got everything else for the building/area.

Related: How to delete roads in Cities: Skyline


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