World of Truck server speed increase to 110km/h (69 mi)

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Re: World of Truck server speed increase to 110km/h (69 mi)

#41 Post by mackintosh » 27 Jan 2020 18:44

I understand that SCS want to keep a level playing field throughout WoTR, but since American owner-operators are not legally required to have a limiter installed, the limiter should be set to the highest legal road limit for a truck in the USA.

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#42 Post by supersobes » 27 Jan 2020 18:48

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And who the heck would drive faster than 80 mph with a truck anyway?
People on TX-130 might do that. ;)

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#43 Post by pigbrother » 27 Jan 2020 19:13

Yeah, I know Texas has 85, but only somewhere around San Antonio - Austin. The rest of the state is mostly 75, with some 80 and 70 here and there. However, what lame useless low ratio differential you have to use to keep 80 - 85 without going over 1600 rpm and burning fuel like a space shuttle at launch? I really don't see the point and really don't get it. :|
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#44 Post by bobgrey1997 » 27 Jan 2020 19:27

The point is that it is legal and many people do it. There are entire states that allow trucks to do 80 EVERYWHERE except for in tight urban area and curvy mountain roads. If you don't see the point, set your limiter lower.
The point is realism, and it is realistic to allow American owner operators to set their limiter higher if they want.
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#45 Post by supersobes » 27 Jan 2020 19:59

I personally don't like the idea of semi trucks driving faster than 70 MPH. It's dangerous and wasteful in my opinion. However, it is legal in a lot of places, so I see why people would want to do it even if it it only saves them a couple of minutes while burning so much extra fuel.

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#46 Post by pigbrother » 27 Jan 2020 20:26

Yes, I get it, I was just chit-chating. :)

I think the 85 can be safely ignored because is such a small occurence and 80 should be the limit. I don't care, I'm still going to do max 65 because I like max loaded box and tarps and I keep trailer and truck stability at half and I pretty much like to be alive even in a virtual environment, but if other people like it fast, so be it.

However, SCS, how about fixing GPS ETA calculations for the 65 mph limit. Going on a route through Nevada amd Utah you can always see a huge difference between the estimated time and the real time because the game calculates the max speed (80 mph) while you can do a max 65. And it pisses me off because it makes planning harder. Through Arizona and New Mesico is better while through California, Oregon and Washington, the ETA is reliable. A clamp for speed values at 65 while doing the calculation is enough.
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#47 Post by bobgrey1997 » 27 Jan 2020 20:42

supersobes wrote:
27 Jan 2020 19:59
I personally don't like the idea of semi trucks driving faster than 70 MPH. It's dangerous and wasteful in my opinion. However, it is legal in a lot of places, so I see why people would want to do it even if it it only saves them a couple of minutes while burning so much extra fuel.
It saves more than a couple of minutes.
Sioux Falls is about 1,520 miles from Reno on a route that is completely within states that allow 80 mph. At 80, it takes 19 hours. At 70, it takes nearly 22. At 65 (current World of Trucks limit) it takes over 23 hours.
Even the in-game GPS is noticeably off as pointed out in Nevada.
80mph is not dangerous in trucks, if the driver knows how to drive it. 80 is only really allowed on straight and flat roads, so no speed is really very dangerous.
The real danger comes from various vehicles of varying speeds ranging from 80 to 55 merging around together. However in places where that could happen (in cities with interchanges and exits) the speed is reduced anyway (usually to 65-70).

Granted, my example is long-distance. However, long-distance is exactly what these games represent.
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#48 Post by alex_suporte_TI » 27 Jan 2020 22:41

The question is not about the laws of the real world, but the actual speed session that the game does not have

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I have already said that I know the laws of the real world and that is not the point.

The question is the session of walking at 60km / h in the game and not at 90km / h, so the suggestion to increase the speed limit

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Well then, if the 90km / h walking session in the game was at least close to the real one it was good, but it is nowhere near the real one, so the suggestion to increase the speed limit, because walking with the 30km / hour session h is sickening.

And I can avoid picking up loads in Word Of Truck, yes, but I use a telemetry application like: Vtlog and TruckBooks that only counts for the load ranking in Word Of Truck
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#49 Post by Blackspots » 28 Jan 2020 02:35

pigbrother wrote:
27 Jan 2020 18:20
80 mph limiter would make no sense at all, instead of set it that high you could better remove the limiter altogether. And who the heck would drive faster than 80 mph with a truck anyway?

70 mph should be fine if that's the highest usual limiter speed.
Cattle trucks in the US drive 80MPH all the time. Besides that, trucks driving slower than cars is dangerous. Not because of the truck driving slow, but because of the inattentive or careless car drivers, or drivers that merge into the lane too close to the truck.
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Re: World of Truck server speed increase to 110km/h (69 mi)

#50 Post by FlyingPigeon » 06 Feb 2020 18:20

bobgrey1997 wrote:
27 Jan 2020 20:42
It saves more than a couple of minutes.
Sioux Falls is about 1,520 miles from Reno on a route that is completely within states that allow 80 mph. At 80, it takes 19 hours. At 70, it takes nearly 22. At 65 (current World of Trucks limit) it takes over 23 hours.
you dont just do time measures like that, you are not going by your speed constantly (impossible) you always make calculations on each road type as an average.
in Europe the rule of thumb is 70 kmh (45 mph) on highways/motorways, 50 kmh (35 mph) in b-roads/countryroads because this will give you are more accurate time of arrival because you factor in traffic, truckstops, road conditions etc.
so in reality you dont get there 4 hours in advance doing 80 mph than if you where doing 65 mph, you get there a bit ahead but not enough to make up for the burned fuel and extra cost of that and its a lot during those high speeds.
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