Have you every experienced a scene where you run out of energy and the only thing to do is to wait? Of course I believe you also went on that boredom, wishing for a time to pass by. In my case being addicted in playing SimCity Social, instead of wasting time I try to join to discussions where I can get real guide. If you try to use internet and search for a website more of them only talk about cheats and hack without even knowing what they are really talking about. Because they are blogger, webmaster and not a gamer so instead of reading their tips, what I did is to meet real players, share some talks and ask them the same topic.
It is really good for the game to have an open forum because this is the time where they can work together, share time together and enjoy the game not for the sake of nonsense topic but what is the real thing happen on the game. Of course you have the same goal and that is to make your city big, so if you are looking for a person which can scratch your back, well you can ask them in return of scratching them too. That is the purpose of forums.
For those developers it is also good to join in such talk, because the players are definitely know what is really lack in game in terms that they are not satisfied or there is something that they can do to make the game improve. In forum for sure there is a section for that, there is a topic where they have the chance to speak with developers on what they want to see in game. One of my favorite!
In the end the forum will be fun if they will find active people who are willing of course to share their findings, their experience to those who are beginners, potential players for or for those who have question waiting to answers. So what are you waiting for join SimCity Social Discussions now!