I am trying to understand what kinds of places the spam values on p 231 refer to in the 5th Edition main book for Shadowrun.
Per p 15, a sprawl is a plex, a plex is a "metropolitan complex, short for metroplex". Per Google a metroplex is " a very large metropolitan area, especially one that is an aggregation of two or more cities". A city downtown and sprawl downtown would tend to have similar densities, but for some reason the sprawl (which includes suburbs?) has a higher spam zone noise rating (p 231). Similarly, I'd think of a downtown as being more dense and noisy (e.g. Office buildings and street vendors) than a commercial district, e.g. an outdoor mall. The noise ratings make me think that I am thinking about this incorrectly. What is a better way of thinking of them?