Texas Discussion Thread

User avatar
flight50
Posts: 20641
Joined: 20 May 2017 03:33
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx - USA

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1331 Post by flight50 » 17 Jun 2021 15:42

Midland/Odessa, Dallas/Ft.Worth and Tyler/Longview are all soooo close. All 6 getting garages seems like a long shot. I wouldn't bother honestly. Its one or the other to me. These areas will pretty much be metropolitan areas anyways so they will seem connected regardless.

User avatar
oldmanclippy
Posts: 591
Joined: 15 Jul 2020 02:23
Location: Minnesota, USA
Contact:

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1332 Post by oldmanclippy » 17 Jun 2021 15:59

If the garage for DFW isn't in Arlington or somewhere in between like that, then I'd like them each to have one.
Trucks CAN service Yellowstone!
Western Star 49X | Denver, CO | ATS release order concepts: with 2 map teams or with 3 map teams
Renault Range T | Санкт-Петербург, RU | Heart of Russia boundaries prediction

User avatar
flight50
Posts: 20641
Joined: 20 May 2017 03:33
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx - USA

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1333 Post by flight50 » 17 Jun 2021 18:55

For metroplex areas, I agree in between would make the most sense or at least as close to the middle as possible. For DFW, that would make Arlington valid. It won't be mapped but people who know the road/atmosphere, will know they are in Arlington. Midland/Odessa, they pretty much merge and there isn't a mid cities. So on the border or which ever one is marked could work as the midpoint between the two. Longview/Tyler is a bit trickery. There isn't a merge and there is actually a lot of space between them (irl). Now in ATS at 1:20 scale, that space could be more like Nampa to Boise or CDA to Spokane. Which actually isn't to bad. That's like what....2 miles apart. Not to bad considering the scale.

But if Texas is going to have that 25-35 marked cities like a lot of us are speculating, 7-8 garages won't do it. 20% of that would still be too low. Texas is huge and people will expect to get around and base in a lot more locations. I'd think out of 25-35 cities, 50% of those is the minimum that should get garages. So that's like 12 out 25 or like 17 out of 35 cities that should get garages. ATS is not like ETS2 so there are less garages that comes. I'm cool with more truck stops and service stations filling vs more garages. I'm not so picky on garage locations actually but whatever SCS chooses, I'd just go with what's available. I always select garage based on distance from the closest garage. I like garages on the perimeter of the dlc. I like them spread out based on like 500 miles or so to my next garage on the map and to future ones I anticipate. So DFW, Houston, El Paso and Amarillo are perhaps my garages. That links me up with plans for Oklahoma City/DFW, New Orleans/Houston, Phoenix/El Paso and Albuquerque/Amarillo. I don't like my garage so close together. I like to be forced to drive distance as I try not to teleport as much as possible.

Shiva
Posts: 2864
Joined: 21 Dec 2018 16:16

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1334 Post by Shiva » 17 Jun 2021 19:56

What % of cities have garages in the previous map DLC's + base map areas?
NTM's B-Double Telescopic Skeletal Container Carrier. Youtube video on how it works. W & S thread.
B-Double trailer and short modes: EN 7.82 swap body, 20’ or 30’ containers.
Standalone 40' mode: EN 7.82 swap body, 20', 30', 40' or 2 x 20' trailer.

rbsanford
Posts: 1287
Joined: 15 Sep 2018 02:11
Location: Duluth, MN

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1335 Post by rbsanford » 17 Jun 2021 21:09

I wouldn't go by past trends in garage amounts to estimate how many garages Texas will have. The average number of garages per state is 5, but this doesn't correlate with number of cities. For example, Colorado has 13 marked cities, which is just under the average of 14, and has 8 garages, the most of any state so far. California has 22 cities, but only 7 garages. Take a look at Arizona and Nevada: the former has nearly twice as many marked cities as the latter, but only the same number of garages.

Texas has a large number of large cities, and a huge area, so there will definitely have to be a lot of garages, something like 50%, like flight said (Utah also has 50%, for reference). It might even be a good idea to give it the ETS2 treatment and have a garage in every city, except for small dot ones; moving east, a ~90% garage amount per state seems inevitable, and not too far fetched.
Check out my Imgur page for ATS screenshots, railfanning, ship spotting, and more!
Latest screenshot album: Vol VI: Colorado Continued, Christmas Cargo, and California

Handy maps and diagrams.

Shiva
Posts: 2864
Joined: 21 Dec 2018 16:16

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1336 Post by Shiva » 17 Jun 2021 21:13

So no clear trend on garages then.
NTM's B-Double Telescopic Skeletal Container Carrier. Youtube video on how it works. W & S thread.
B-Double trailer and short modes: EN 7.82 swap body, 20’ or 30’ containers.
Standalone 40' mode: EN 7.82 swap body, 20', 30', 40' or 2 x 20' trailer.

User avatar
flight50
Posts: 20641
Joined: 20 May 2017 03:33
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx - USA

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1337 Post by flight50 » 17 Jun 2021 22:01

I seriously wish the small dot and large dot for ATS came like ETS2. Texas would definitely need it. Too many cities. For reference, for those who don't understand, this is what we speak of for those of us that talk about dots. viewtopic.php?p=1436234#p1436234. It would help unify both games imho. Currently ATS marked cities are all the same sized dots and you have no idea where the garage are unless you zoom all the way in on the map. Sometimes people just don't want to have to do all that.

MRX911
Posts: 63
Joined: 12 Jul 2019 20:24
Location: Switzerland

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1338 Post by MRX911 » 17 Jun 2021 22:17

Thanks to your link I just found out there was a wishlist section in the forum :o

User avatar
flight50
Posts: 20641
Joined: 20 May 2017 03:33
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx - USA

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1339 Post by flight50 » 18 Jun 2021 01:22

^Lol. Your welcome. That wishlist is a source of wishes from us fans. Good things have come from that list. Owned trailers, better lighting, better sound, articulated trailers, multi player, etc. The more people that ask for the same things, the higher priority something can get. So far the 2 biggest wishes left that I can recall is better AA and rigids. AA could come with this talk of D12/Vulkan in the works.

User avatar
MT269
Posts: 353
Joined: 20 Apr 2018 15:17
Location: Australia

Re: Texas Discussion Thread

#1340 Post by MT269 » 20 Jun 2021 04:46

I just noticed that Texas is comparable in size to South Australia. SA has one tenth of the road density though, with much of it being open space. So I don't think it would take 3-4 years for SCS to model it, if they ever decide to do a third simulator.

Post Reply

Return to “General discussion about the game”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GoodTwApple, VonMacaroni and 9 guests