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Offline LeifInge

What did the Rogaland Challenge teach you?
« on: July 13, 2009, 08:22:48 AM »
It would be cool to hear if you learned anything from the Rogaland Challenge. The best way to do this is probarbly short answers that sum up each thing you've learned.

I learned:
- That a maxium passenger and mail service gives a really nice population growth.
- That micromangement is important (but time consuming) if you want as high growth as possible
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 10:15:14 AM by LeifInge »

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Re: What did the Rogaland Challenge learn you?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 10:06:59 AM »
...that there is a lot of players, far better than me! :)

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Offline Severous

Re: What did the Rogaland Challenge teach you?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 06:39:56 PM »
As my first modern day game and first use of pak128 I learned loads

- How to play
- What I dislike about simutrans
- What I liked about sumutrans

How to play
- Obsolete sailing ships made losses. I suspect speed penalties. Must watch that.
- powerlines wont cross sea/lake but will cross a canal
- HQ adds loads of population to city
- Trams are good in cities..at passing through them ...they can hurtle down busy roads
- Trains can use tram tracks and bus stations attached to them
- Choose signals can send trains to unintended platforms. Use of 'end choose signal'

Dislike about Simutrans
- Industry spawning. Terrible. Kills the realism and satisfaction.
- Electricity supply. Need a % power supply feature
- Monthly negative cash balance message (Simutrans site says 3 months then bankrupt)..which is not the case
- Small community of players. Maybe more will participate in future.
- Unprofitable planes. Need higher paying first class/business travellers to make early era planes viable.

Liked
- Variety of modern era compared to 1800 I had been playing
- Look of long trains
- Sound effects. Awesome ships.

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Offline AP

Re: What did the Rogaland Challenge teach you?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 07:21:34 PM »
That people like to play on maps which have population centres improbably close to one another.  ;D

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Re: What did the Rogaland Challenge teach you?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 12:51:58 PM »
That people like GARBAGE. ;D
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Offline Severous

Re: What did the Rogaland Challenge teach you?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 09:45:49 PM »
Yes that was strange.  The garbage stations seemed to behave like Steel Mills.  Too many passengers compared to the number I expected based on the industry description. 
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