Aussie_Trucker wrote: ↑
11 Nov 2017 05:57
I will admit that i have not been very complimentary to SCS Software about the time it has taken to get another state out for ATS, but after driving the previous 3 states and New Mexico these past 24 hours I have to say I am loving what i am seeing. New Mexico looks great (from someone in Australia) and I have since noticed little tweaks to the scenery in the first 3 states and the adding of little scenes such as a car accident with police and medics in attendance, car pull over by police, even saw a car broken down with its bonnet up. Great work SCS Software, can i just ask you don't make us wait as long for the next state/s and could we get some new makes of trucks. Once again great work SCS Software.
Some are okay with the current pace, many of us are not, but it is what it is. Just because some of us are not happy, doesn't negate the need to rant and throw tantrums like a lot of the rant threads and videos that have been going on. Although there is an unhappiness in regards to pace, we still understand what is going on with the game we love to play. There are issues that SCS has to face in which we understand. I have come to terms with the issues lately and have slowed those particular comments to a minimum. Although I will always stressed that the minimum SCS should be able to kick out is 2 states per year. That is 6 months per state. That in itself will still take 20+ years to complete the US. Not good but like I said, it is what it is and we will take what we can get. Basically a take it or leave it scenario. Ideally 3-4 is much more accepting by the community. I think 3-4 is a good permanent spot if SCS can get there. Any state or state bundles done less than 3 month could be cutting a few corners. But updates can come back in a add more if they just pushed out what they have. They will always be updating the maps anyways. So a little here and a little there. Just like the did in update 1.29 in which they added a few new roads. But alot has to go right for SCS to pick up the pace to more feasible meaures. Getting more staff is the only way to achieve that. In order to get more staff, two things need to happen. 1) the paid content they do get out the door needs to be supported (we need to buy it) and 2) people have to want to be employed there, preferable people that give a damn about the job they need to perform. You just can't stick anyone in there.
Rescale took 5-6 of those months since Arizona was released. There was a little hiccup with the external team that was helping out with NM. And the umpteen weeks of both closed beta and the open beta compatibility patch that needs to happen. So this all in turn delays public releases of new content. Now if the next state(s) takes this long, there is a problem at SCS for sure. But I expect the next state to be released 1-2 months quicker than NM was. Overall, they are getting very positive comments on NM. Those that are leaving hate comments are simply complaining about the price. $12 is nothing. So instead of purchasing it to find out why it's $12, they prefer to complain about it instead. They could have charged $15 and I would still have gotten it. NM, is one of the larger states, the next several adjacent states bordering what we have now, are a bit smaller. Price will not be $12 perhaps. I would expect S8.99-$10.99. Steam also has bundle discounts. For instance, if you bought all the current ATS dlc your price was like $8-9 bucks. Much cheaper than just NM by itself. See, people complain about $12 when they did not even care to look at what they could get it for. All because they are too busy complaining and missing out.