Started by jamespetts, January 26, 2014, 01:35:08 AM
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Quote from: VOLVO on January 06, 2015, 07:42:27 PMFrankly I haven't seen such action happening. But the fact is that competition can lead to such action. I.E. I'm a really large company and build a same route alongside the existing one simply I can afford to lose some money to some route. This action is simply to completely eliminate competition by brankrupting rival companies. Doea that count as malicious?
Quote from: DrSuperGood on January 07, 2015, 02:08:54 AMI am also concerned about the viability of rail late game in maps of this scale. Where as ships can fit nice and compactly in routes over water, trains need massive amounts of rail all over the place with 50 tile long stations to perform similar routes. Where as in the water map there are massive shipping lanes, if this was a land map they would probably be 20 wide parallel railway tracks. Since double track scale is not an option I would recommend scaling down the length of trains a tad. If that 50 tile long train is just 15 tiles long things are much more manageable and the world need not be covered in rail.
QuoteAs for passengers, I would recommend trying to only spawn possible journeys (no journey should be impossible with the current available transport). Early on most passengers viewed most journeys as "too slow" even if you had a pretty efficient connection set up (cross map boats). Maybe have some sort of average journey speed and journey multiplier statistic that can vary with age. When I set up some stage coach routes within towns it was at the stage where for a reasonable town I needed >50 stage coaches and still could not move enough people around. In the early 1800 there should be very few journeys made in total as people hardly travelled between towns let alone across the map.
QuoteWhere does the idea of 50 tile long stations come from: what exactly would these trains be serving? The viability of rail and ship should be realistic to each era. The capacity of rail freight wagons are closely based on the capacities of real rail freight wagons, as are the capacities of ships on real ships.
QuoteThe town sized stations are necessitated because of the excessive demand, though, are they not?