Depending on your profile preferences, QoL is a smaller or bigger problem.
If I had the time and excess population to plan something like that, I would build
- a truck II
- maybe a food farm
on the future volcano tapping facility
and then colonise exactly there, pushing colonists in it to get it to city level II. Zone orders would be 15Cr/turn public spending.
This ensures the IP for the road aren't wasted, QoL will be build by the public itself, there is 0% admin strain and once you have the tech researched and the need for energy, you can build it in a healthy big city.
The logistics hell this game is IS the fun part! - Maerchen, 2020
The good thing is, we have all the information in the reports. The bad thing is, we have all the information. Maerchen, 2020
Came for SE. Will stay for SE.