Underground power lines

I finished the city build twice, once without the spaceship and once with it. The thing I missed in the later build stage is underground power lines, like the pipes. I hope you are thinking about it. Cheers.

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YESSS!!! This is so necessary. How can you have a true futuristic city without burying power cables? It just doesn’t make sense.

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And piped Carbon would be appreciated :woman_shrugging:

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I’d vote for this being a feature too.
Just started playing, and my lovely city looks a mess with holes having to be in it for power cables.

Perhaps something like the transformers should be able to get power cables across ground (like real life) and from there you can go underground to the next one as long as its in the same sphere of coverage, again, similar to real life.

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Since carbon is a solid resource at normal temperatures pipes aren’t realistic

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