I split my tower into 6x3 office chunks, with only one type of person in each office. 4 of these, with three blocks of [cafe/gym][restroom][office] seperating them makes exactly 300 people.
current makeup that I use:
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[1 super ][2 HR ][3 research]
[5 workers][4 account][3 janitors]
In the first block I substitue an IT office for a researcher, and make up the difference on the cafe/gym/restroom/office floor. (and then add a few more researchers on the next floors up.)
other protips include:
*the fact that you only need 4 IT guys for a 300 people building. Seriously. Just one office. (Note: You'll have to hire/fire an extra guy to get that accomplishment)
*multiple skyhooks/firepoles/lift tubes will NOT help unless your building is excessively wide. there's no wait time to get on these like there is elevators.
*upgrade your IT people and researchers as you place them. researchers, especially. That last research thing is a bitch.
Using this strat, I just finished all the (completable) objectives on day 25. I didn't do any office upgrading or any promotions other than IT, Researchers, and as required for progression.
*I haven't found the bottom limit on HR people yet. gonna try 1hr/6 workers and see how that works out.
*Gonna try keeping on top of the office upgrades this time instead of focusing on building straight up. that said, by focusing on building up instead of upgrading/promoting i found that money quickly started spilling in faster than i could spend it. (The last thing I waited to buy was a lifttube, after that no money crunch at all.)
*I'm not sure I have enough janitors. I mean, everything seems clean, but my metric was usually 'if they make it back to their desks before they get off'. (That's also how I figured out how 4 IT guys can do it. They're standing at their desk most of the day.)
Xanthir wrote:There also doesn't seem to be any real reason to get more than 20 offices or so, as that's more than enough to keep everything clean and repaired, everyone happy, and enough workers, accountants, and scientists to keep you full of money and constantly researching.
One of the achievements is 300 people / 75 offices.