|Date founded||March 13, 2019|
|Date recognized as Councillor||April 5, 2019|
|Date recognized as Mayor||April 12, 2019|
|Date recognized as Senator||May 6, 2019|
|Date recognized as Governor||March 12, 2022|
|Town hall coordinates||-13168 64 -17228|
|MRT||New Gensokyo - Upper Youkai Mountain District |
New Gensokyo - West District
|Air facilities||New Gensokyo Regional Airfield|
New Gensokyo is a Governor city located at the border between the Epsilon and Zeta region. Founded on March 13, 2019 by LegendOfYukari, New Gensokyo has an average of 2.5 buildings built per day (during the Spring of 2019), consisting of exceptionally wealthy condos, and luxury shopping centers. As of March 30, 2022, New Gensokyo has 177 builds, and has received Governor status
History and City Development
After LegendOfYukari (officially) joined on March 9th, 2019, he explored around the map for decent land far away from other cities. After further exploration, LegendOfYukari found a peninsula around a lake which only has one near by city, Svobodny. Construction started as soon as he obtained membership on March 13th, 2019, with the first building being the central parking garage. New Gensokyo is named after "Gensokyo" from the Touhou project, a bullet hell shooter series. Many locations have names based off the characters or locations from the Touhou project, (such as Jo'on tower). Within the first week, the city was all ready mayor sized, and the mayor all ready received endorsements for Councillor. Before obtaining councillor (pre April 5th, 2019), the city had 37 builds (main construction in the Financial District). The city was growing at a rapid paste, with newer and better builds being created on a weekly basis. Having confidence, the mayor sent in an application for Senator, and was approved on May 6th, 2019. LegendOfYukari had to take a different approach on how to construct the city after seeing many examples from older and higher ranked cities. This resulted in a the planning/foundations of the Central. Premier, and Eintei districts to make up for the lower quality builds of the older parts of the city. Originally being geared as a small remote town far away from the rest of the main regions of the server, the city now acts as a partial hub for Epsilon Northwest cities and connections. LegendOfYukari became inactive from June 2019 to December 2019 because of personal drama which significantly halted the construction of the city. Construction was resumed during sporadic times in 2020. The city finally received governor almost three years into the construction of the city, and is now on its way towards the Premier rank.
Downtown New Gensokyo
Downtown New Gensokyo is the first place to be built, which consists of 14 buildings. This includes Jo'on tower, a private gated estate in Downtown New Gensokyo, Sakura Library (no refrence), the city's library, and City Hall. Other builds consist of local shopping centers and apartments. A hotel is located at the entrance of the city near the city avenue, which connects the Downtown, West, and Financial districts of New Gensokyo. The Downtown district was completed on March 28th, 2019. Many rooftops however were changed to prevent low exterior scores on the Senator application, to prevent "boxy builds" as a problem in the city. Despite being a hub for most of the city, the Central District will replace the downtown district because many of the builds are still lacking exterior and interior quality (compared to the newer districts), alongside road issues (such as 3 block wide roads supporting main parts of the downtown district). The town hall will still be located in the Downtown Section of the city.
The West District is currently a high priority after its lower section has been completed in the early phases of the city's development. With ~20 builds (and plan to expand 2-3 times), the West District contains small townhouses and single family homes in the south and luxury hotels, apartments, and businesses and parks in the north. Another suburb (that wont be as time consuming as the suburb in the Lower Youkai Mountain) will be planned. A bus transit will most likely not be built in the West District because of the close proximity of the North District. The West district originally had connection plans to another unranked town, but the town is considered inactive and no progress has been made whatsoever, discontinuing the project. As of March 2022, this project has been resumed with A980 in the north district.
The Financial District is located east of Downtown New Gensokyo. Founded on March 23rd, 2019, construction started 2 days after foundation. Consisting of 9 buildings, the Financial District will soon hold the majority of commercial/office buildings in New Gensokyo. The New Gensokyo City Bank and New Gensokyo Grand Mall is located in the middle of the district. A wealthy neighborhood is located on the far right side of the district, where the majority of low density residential buildings are located. An AstroSlurp (91st location) is located near the city avenue. The Financial District was the fastest growing district in the City itself, with 2-4 buildings being built daily during its first week. Currently some of the notable builds are the HHotel (2 buildings connected together), and Michael Rosen High school, the only school in the local region. The Financial District is was finished on April 10th, 2019.
Lower Youkai Mountain
The Lower Youkai Mountain District is a newer district of New Gensokyo. Founded on April 10th, 2019, it can be accessed via the Financial District (and soon the WIP City Transit which would connect this district to the Downtown district). The Lower Youkai Mountain district strays away from the common skyscrapers in the other 3 (existing as of April 16th, 2019) districts. In the main sector of this district Hvt's Arcade, alongside a greenhouse, party plaza (Crystal Ball Party Plaza), and the Shion Slums (will expand to another sector of the district) are all next to each other, giving a lot of variety in the district (despite the odd placement of these buildings). A wealthy neighborhood is located on the far right of the district with single family homes
. A Soccer stadium is located in the district aswell. The Lower Youkai Mountain District was finished on May 2nd, 2019, with the bus transit station being the last build. The land below the Lower Youkai Mountain was originally going to be unclaimed, however do to size issues, the city will expand into the plains biome below at a later date.
The North District is currently the largest district in New Gensokyo. The majority of the North District was built after the city received Senator (May 6th, 2019). Unlike the other districts, the North District is dedicated towards commercial franchises (both owned by LegendOfYukari and others), which gives the district a cultural feel when visiting. Starting from the west side, the North District starts with the Department of Transportation, which doubles up as a bus stop. The Yagokoro hospital is located right on the lake and can be seen from anywhere from the city. A small suburb is located on a hill west of the rest of the district, containing two houses and two franchises. The middle section contains the cities elementary school, Cascade Golf course, and the 100th build monument
. The eastern section consists of franchises and apartments. The North District has a lift to the Upper Youkai Mountain. The only ways of accessing this area of the city is by lift, or the Lakeshore MRT line from the West District of the city. The North District was officially completed to its main extent in March 2021, however some buildings are being added for the sake of expanding the city.
Upper Youkai Mountain
The Upper Youkai Mountain is a district that is currently being finished up after a one year hiatus. The ski resort is the prominent building of this district which was finished with construction on March 17th, 2021. The resort and ski lifts will expand into the surrounding mountains of the region. This district is also connected to the MRT Lakeshore Line and is represented by LW28. This addition was added in July of 2020, marking the first time the city is connected to other cities. This district has been completed on March 20th, 2021 after several delays because of the mayor's hiatus. This part also has its own bank and road system for transportation across this district. All of the builds were built after New Gensokyo received the Senator rank.
Patchouli Knowledge University
With construction officially starting on February 26th, 2022, this Liberal Arts University delivers the finest intellectual programs in the region. The University itself is its own district, and consists of dorm rooms, ambience parks, and classrooms. It can be accessed through the Downtown and Financial District roads. Several walkways allow for quick access across the campus. The University was finished on April 1st, 2022, and has a total of 17 buildings. The University may be expanded at a later date considering there is some extra room left in the city to have more buildings,
On a side note, this was planned to be built after the city received Governor status, however the priorities of the mayor changed, so its being built during its senator phase. The university is still under construction and will have more facilities. The current plans are to build more departments, parks, and even a sports stadium
The Hakurei Shrine is New Gensokyo's monument and 20th building in the city, located south of the West District. Directly based off the Hakurei shrine from the Touhou project, the Hakurei Shrine gives off a vibrant feel and can be viewed from most buildings in the Downtown or West districts. The Hakurei Shrine viewing tower gives you the best view of the shrine from above. New Gensokyo was possibly one of the few unranked cities with a monument at the time, and can also be seen from a great distance on the server's dynamap.
New Gensokyo City Transportation
While New Gensokyo is currently isolated from the majority of the server, the city has many plans to increase city, regional, and international transportation. As of now, there are Helipads having direct flights to Sunshine Coast and Utopia. More connections will be added soon once New Gensokyo enters its city phases. New Gensokyo has a highly decorated avenue that acts as a highway that connects the West District, Downtown District, and Financial District. A city transit now exists and serves a bus route going from the North district to the Lower Youkai Mountain District. the bus route however is not fully complete and will be fully complete later on. On May 5th, 2019, a rail project spanning major Northwest cities has been planned by CaptainObi, with New Gensokyo included on the rail line. The city was going to finally receive connections from other towns such as Carnoustie at an unknown date, however this was ultimately canceled because of the project manager's activities. The New Gensokyo City Ferry is currently the best way to get around the city (including incomplete and planned parts). The ferry opened on June 6th, 2019, and currently serves the North District, The Upper Youkai Mountain District (the ferry is located in the North District), West District, Premier District (planned), and Eintei District (planned). The ferry buildings can be identified with the acacia wood roofs. Originally, the city was going to be connected by a MRT Transit Line sometime in July of 2019 via the proposed "Taiga Line" during a GSM, but was ultimately rejected. A year later the MRT Lakeshore Line was built which includes the city in its route. LW28 for the Upper Youkai Mountain, and LW29 for the West District. The Mayor, LegendOfYukari, has control over LW27 as well.
As of 2022, the A980 Major Highway is being built with New Gensokyo as a high priority connection, and will be connected to a total of seven cities in the region.
After LegendOfYukari received senator, construction on the regional airfield has started. This airfield serves several cities (most connections are to Larkspur). However due to planning issues, the airfield's construction was delayed several times. Some of the reasons behind this was because of players not confirming their purchases for their gates, which overall delayed the construction of this airport by 20 days. As of now, every gate is occupied, with a few helicopter spots open for purchase. The airport is located north of the North District.
Because LegendOfYukari just obtained the Governor rank for New Gensokyo, all current plans are designed around getting Premier, and expaninding the city to other places on the server. The main focus is to make the city a hub in the local Lakeshore/Epsilon region.
Finish Patchouli Knowledge University: Fully complete the University and all of its buildings. This is roughly 90% done - while all of the main buildings are completed, there are still a few extra dorm buildings that can be built to fully complete the section of the city.
Start Yakumo International Airport: owo
Finish connection to A980: Main connection to outside builds
Resolve staff comments from voting document: Self explanatory
Start the Central District: This is made to be a replacement to the older downtown district with outdated build styles such as stacked, bland, boxy builds which is lowering the quality of the city compared to newer districts such as the Youkai Mountain and North district. Larger builds and unique roads will be introduced here and will be represented as the hub of New Gensokyo. A new town hall may be built as well.
Start the Premier District: A commercial district with high quality builds and franchises from other cities in order to demonstrate the cultural blend that the city has. Based on its name, the main purpose of this district is to gain more credit for the Premier promotion.
Start the Eientei District: The southern portion of the city will have smaller residential houses and a rustic-country side feel. The build style will be significantly different and will heavily rely on manually crafted builds unlike the rest of the city which relies on //stack.
Build more suburbs everywhere
- New Gensokyo is based off Gensokyo from the Touhou Project, a series of bullethell shooters and fighting games.
- New Gensokyo is proud to use stacking as a method of construction.
- No staff members were harmed in the stacking of buildings.
- The city's flag was completed before the city was founded itself. Sadly due to the amount of detail, it was hard to build a proper flag in the city itself. The flag will be redone when the city grows.
- Originally New Gensokyo was going to join the Kaktus Republic but backed out to pursue in other political groups on MRT.
- The city received Councillor endorsements before the Mayor received the Trustee rank.
- Because of multiple hiatuses from the mayor, it took the city almost three years to receive Governor despite the city receiving Senator within two months of its foundation.
- The "Transportation District" was planned district designed to be a place to have all of the rail lines and MRT stations to be in one place. However because of conflicting plans and the construction of the A980, this district was ultimately canceled. BluRail and IntraRail still serve the city in different locations, and the Lakeshore line is present on opposite ends of the city.
Obtained Councillor: April 5th, 2019
Obtained Mayor: April 12th, 2019
Obtained Senator: May 6th, 2019
100th Build: May 25th, 2019
150th Build: July 20th, 2020
Obtained Governor: March 12th, 2022