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"Missed stops on Freight trains"


Krtek-JC

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Today I finally got to take a freight train with Traxx Locomotive on MultiPlayer. This was a quite wonderful experience to me as I had some somehow soothing stop and go experience plus the Cruise Control just makes it really relaxing and enjoyable. Anyways, due to the routing I usually got routed through the freight tracks which kinda makes sense, however somehow it made me "miss" all foreseen stops. For instance I have been routed through Zawiercie GT, which doesn't appear to be actually represented with a waypoint (or it just didn't work on my trip). Either way it was not the first time that I got penalty for missing stops on a freight train despite the fact that waypoints for freight trains are no mandatory stops whatsoever. Depends on when the dispatcher feels like sending you so I wonder why they even included those penalties for waypoints that are no stops.

Furthermore why do you get a penalty as a train driver if you literally have barely any influence on your routing as mostly I got routed by AI which still made the game confused. In the end, I got through anyways, so it was only about the penalties whatsoever.

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i personally think the points scoring stuff should be more hidden, as it's clearly worrying some players who are chasing points all the time, even causing arguments on some servers where the dispatchers are role playing single line working due to a 'pretend' signal failure,
most drivers are ok with that, adds to the realism etc,

But some really hate it, and i've heard some pretty nasty comments when a driver would lose a few points due to being held up and 'made late' due to the single track working thing.

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I can understand losing points for not stopping at a station with a passenger service, 
but losing points for 'missing' freight layovers isnt really fair, as often it's the Ai that's decided to let you straight through,  and when its a live dispatcher, they often ask if you are ready to depart early as they have a route free for you.

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I don't care one bit about points myself, but i do understand there needs to be some way of recording your progress, as it seems that in the full release you will need to 'earn' a certain rating to drive more difficult trains?
and 'ratings' are really needed for the dispatchers to work their way from a simple pass through signal box to the complex multi route ones, so as to avoid total gridlock with someone totally new to the sim trying to take on a big signal box and being out of their depth.

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21 hours ago, Gazz292 said:

i personally think the points scoring stuff should be more hidden,

I accidently found you can hide the scores on the HUD by with F6 F3, if that helps Gaz.
 

Edit: F3 hides score, and cab control tooltips

 

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