nedfumpkin wrote:Make a comment somewhere that players should be familiar with the other RRs since I had no idea which was which when I started getting offers.
nedfumpkin wrote:Events can't affect prices except globally. It sucks, but it is true. So the event at Oxnord, will not work.
nedfumpkin wrote:Nice map btw. Far too many locmotive choices though. I would limit to a few diesels and a few electrics.
nedfumpkin wrote:I just read through the information on this scenario and I am going to poke around in it for a bit, but it is really looking cool so far and perhaps you would consider making it a campaign map. Slot 10 would fit, so the final file would be CA10.gmp
nedfumpkin wrote:Hint on this map...buid a meat packing plant to make hides that you exchange at a port for coal.
- The metrolink event - you have acceleration up 25 levels but call it percent.
- THe BNSF event - you have engine reliability up 15 levels but call it percent. Some things in the game go by levels rather than percentages, like acceleration and reliability. Which has levels of poor, below average, average, above average, good, and outstanding. (I may be missing some) so an increase of 15 doesn't increase the reliability 15% it increases it 15 levels up to the top level, so they'll have outstanding/perfect reliability.
So you're saying I should put it as plus one or two levels instead of plus 25% or 15% to make it more realistic? That sounds better than 25 levels
- The Round 1 LA/SD/Electric newspaper events all need some fixing. In the Newspaper you use [company name] and [player name] but I only saw the player name in the electric success newspaper, and the company name I don't remember seeing at all. (It may have but I don't remember seeing it) You probably need to add force test against player and force test against company or company id for those to work properly.
I noticed that after releasing it. Force test it with the company and player ID's? If I did that, then the loads the AI hauled wouldn't be counted, and the annual report statistics would be wrong. I think I'll just remove the [company name] and [player name] and put in the CHSRA name and no player name.
I only built 1 station, and that was outside of Merced to try and avoid the horrible backlog of locomotives at the X crossing just south of the city. I'm not sure why but for a year it looked like the Amtrak trains were stuck there and other Amtrak trains were just piling up behind them. You may want to use an overpass to alleviate some of the backlog, unless that was intentional. I was just confused seeing Amtrak trains just sitting there, when the BNSF part of the X crossing wasn't even being used. Probably just another one of those RT3 glitches.
I saw that too...the trains stack up behind one stopped train at the "X" crossings. I think it's an RT3 glitch...it eventually alleviates itself after a year or two.
It did the same thing when I used overpasses. When I saw that happening with the overpasses, I switched it to the "X" crossings, to find the same result.
This is the unpredictable "wild card" aspect of the scenario. In some of my test runs, the AI supplied LA minimally (3-4 loads of one cargo only), and didn't supply SD at all.
During other tries, the AI fully supplied 2 or 3 of the needed cargoes for LA, and fully covered one of the three cargoes in SD.
I tried to make this map AI-intensive. I felt that the AI was lacking in depth or simply nonexistent in many RT3 and TM maps, so I allowed for the beefing-up on it in this scenario.
Since all of the AI companies are already well entrenched when you show up on the scene, it does lead to some frustration due to competition for cargo.
And yes, Industry placement is a big deal in part one.
One last thing, if this is a state company should you be allowed to buy stock in it? or issue stock? or change the dividend?
Probably not. However, the state agency may have to establish a public company when construction begins in 2012 (the planned date).
I wanted to leave that option open in case after the high speed line was built, and Amtrak, BNSF, Metrolink, or BART became unprofitable, then the CHSRA could buy them up without disabling the stock market aspect of the game. If my understanding is correct, it's all or nothing when it comes to buying or selling stock in companies.
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