When I was a kid, my dad bought us kids a game called SimTower. In the game you are supposed to construct and manage a skyscraper. There were offices, condos, restaurants, movie theaters, boutiques, hotel rooms, garages, elevators, escalators etc. in the tower.
I really liked the game and it was one of my favourites. I was fascinated by being able to decide what to build and in which order.
Unfortunately, I did not care about the logic of the game. I started with offices on the first 5–10 floors. Then hotel rooms and condos. But no offices and condos on the same floor! Or condos and hotel rooms. It would have been illogical, as it was very important to do everything in particular order. Who would want to live next to hotel rooms?! Rule number two: not too many elevators/escalators because they did not look nice.
I guess this was fatal for my tower and it did not work as it should have. You see, first I had to lower the rents, because my tenants were unhappy.
Then the restaurants lost their customers and went bankrupt.
I found stinking cockroaches and had to re-build the hotel rooms.
Not to mention the bomb threat I got…
I was a lousy tower manager. As a result I ended up destroying my tower and constructing a new one. I did not really learn from my mistakes, I did not care about the money, I just wanted to plan and design the building.
To tell the truth, if I wanted to design a skyscraper nowadays, I would buy some kind of house design software. At least yucky cockroaches would not haunt me anymore!