Poll: Choose the State you would like to see next

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Choose the next state you would like to see next

Texas
45
22%
Oregon
68
33%
Utah
77
37%
Idaho
1
0%
Colorado
13
6%
Oklahoma
3
1%
 
Total votes: 207

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Poll: Choose the State you would like to see next

#1 Post by flight50 » 10 Oct 2017 18:51

Before the flaming starts, yes I am aware of similar threads. The thread by pvan38365 pvan38365's thread is the latest and it is regional based. The thread by RTobi RTobi's thread is more focused on "boxed style" vs linear building of states and it is a good conversation at that. This poll is in hopes of SCS viewing as by popular demand, can we the players have a vote in which state we would like to see next. The other 2 threads involve a lot of reading to see what people are saying. In a poll format, everyone can see the results on any page. SCS can see this thread and can take that in consideration. Also, I do know SCS has a predetermined thought process but this thread is an attempt to help aid in the direction us the gamers would like to see. It is assumed that after NM drops, they already have a direction in mind. If they do not or even if they do, this thread can be handy to say hey, we would like to see (x) next.

This is a single vote no changing later poll. The best way to get in a say so for SCS to take notice, is to have a specific state poll. Only states that are adjacent to existing states are part of this poll for next in line. No need to really leave feed back unless you just want to explain your state of choice with an explanation. Let the voting began.

My vote goes to Utah. To start the process of boxing off the map with hopes of Colorado to follow.
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#2 Post by Moh1336 » 10 Oct 2017 19:01

Utah makes the most sense.

If it's too late for the "next" state, it's certainly early enough for the one after it.


I would like to request an edit to the first post. Could you make the first line say "THis poll is for you to say what you would like to see next, not what you think SCS will do". You know some people don't read posts, so making it the first sentence might limit people accidentally posting what they think, rather than what they want.
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Re: Choose the State you would like to see next

#3 Post by flight50 » 10 Oct 2017 20:08

Moh, I agree that it may be too late for the next after NM. That's why I mentioned that SCS probably has a predetermined thought. Like you said in another thread, I am thinking NM came because of Texas. But yes, this could influence their decision following what SCS wants to do next after NM.
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#4 Post by saur44l » 10 Oct 2017 20:45

My bet is that they already started to work on the next state,nevertheless,my vote goes to Utah,it is the last of the desert states(Texas excluded)and the sooner we are done with them the better. :mrgreen:

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Re: Choose the State you would like to see next

#5 Post by BigTrucker » 10 Oct 2017 20:49

If you missed:
Max wrote:
28 Sep 2017 08:01
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next states (two or three are already chosen and some form of pre-production is running) are based on similar criteria - what will be the content (terrain and landmarks), how much work it would need, what will be outcome of the map, what asked the fans and so on. we just had to balance and decide.
It would be a big surprise if they was didn't choose Utah ... :)
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Re: Choose the State you would like to see next

#6 Post by flight50 » 10 Oct 2017 21:28

@BigTrucker. I do recall seeing that post actually. Of those 2 or 3 and the fact that it only seems like we will only get one state dlc per year, this poll could give us the popular one of those 3. I am sure of those three, I have it as a poll selection. I am not sure how far ATS will go (lets hope all 48) but I can't imagine them not kicking out the West 1/3 of the United States. Ultimately, our wallets will decided how far SCS will go. At the same time, by popular demand, our wallets can steer SCS as well, lol.

@Saur44, Well technically there is Texas that is left that has dessert. http://www.ducksters.com/geography/us_s ... eserts.php
Texas has dessert, forest and mountains actually. It represents a lot of vegetation and prefabs for moving forward so I would be surprise if what Moh was saying, hold true. I also stated in another thread that Texas would put ATS on the map and would drive sales. I am still pulling for Utah though. If it's not next, I would assume it comes after Texas.
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Re: Poll: Choose the State you would like to see next

#7 Post by Hell_Raiser » 11 Oct 2017 00:11

Honestly there is nothing in Utah, if it does come next, I really hope Colorado comes with it or soon after. I think the biggest complaint people have with the map is how every trip you can take, runs along the same few Interstates, so you are constantly driving along the same roads. In my opinion, Utah would do little to solve this, since the only Interstate connections with the rest of the map would be 80 and 15, both into Nevada. Further it only adds one large city, and a handful of smaller cities, so there won't be many new delivery options. The addition of Colorado would make it considerably better, but I think it is unlikely that they would be released together.

Oregon is basically an extension of Northern California and Nevada, could be cool, but I'm not to excited for it, it does little to help with the above mentioned complaint.

Neither Idaho or Oklahoma have an Interstate connection with the rest of the map, adding them wouldn't make much sense.

Texas, while being a linear extension of the map, would offer the ability to drive medium distance jobs between large cities with actual route options, much like California. Further it has multiple large cities increasing the number of jobs you would get heading to and staying in Texas. In my experience jobs to the small cities that only have a few companies are very rare to find at any specific city, making it hard to take fright market jobs to them(I have played 400 hours in the game and still have never gotten a fright market job to Oakdale CA). If you do primarily world of trucks, or quick jobs this isn't really an issue though.

In conclusion, I think the best option would be Texas, followed closely by the combination of Utah and Colorado. Both options would address a number of complaints people have with the game, and add cool new scenery. The states I most want to drive in would be Texas, and Colorado, and being a Texan myself, I do have an obvious bias.

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While talking about what I would really like to see happen is add Texas, then fill in everything east of the Mississippi River, then some of the great plains. I honestly think this game would be a lot more interesting if they had started in the South East, or New England. I feel like every major driving game set in the US is set in Cali, and I honestly don't understand why. Geographically speaking the west can be broken into 3 main climate/terrain categories; The green Pacific coast, desert, and dry steppes, with a couple mountain ranges that are briefly crossed. Combine that with the shear size of the area, and the game gets stuck in the same basic terrain for years, and lots of people frankly lose interest by the time you get anywhere different.

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Re: Poll: Choose the State you would like to see next

#8 Post by Sora » 11 Oct 2017 02:45

Texas, Oregon, and Utah all have extremely strong merits that would make them excellent choices for inclusion. Texas is by far the best from a marketing standpoint and has the most meat behind it (though it would result in a very lopsided map, and force them to confront the "but what if I don't buy New Mexico" question early.) Oregon has the best scenery of the three and would do a good job of pacifying those who take issue with the endless desert, but the shape of the resulting map is easily the most awkward of the bunch.

Utah might be a little bit dull compared to Texas and Oregon, yeah. And yeah, you'll have to deal with another year of SCS WHY ARE YOU ADDING MORE DESERT. But even now -- and especially after New Mexico -- the importance it's going to have on the map is unparalleled. Utah opens up Colorado and Idaho as realistic options (which are themselves needed as soon as they can be added; Colorado is a very popular state that would make drives to/from New Mexico and Texas more appealing, and Idaho will be crucial for drives to Washington and Oregon), and it brings in a number of very important qualities that would greatly enhance the map, such as the connection(s) between northeast Arizona and northeast Nevada, the existence of I-15, and the establishment of major economic centers in the otherwise-light northeast section of the map.

Personally, given a combination of "what I think would be best for gameplay" and "what I think would be best for marketing hype", I think the ideal path to pursue right now would be Utah -> Texas -> Oregon -> Colorado -> Idaho. Then either Washington or Oklahoma.

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Re: Poll: Choose the State you would like to see next

#9 Post by CA_Trucks » 11 Oct 2017 03:00

I voted Utah, mostly out of necessity. Having the convergence of the I-15 and I-80 in Salt Lake will make the map more complete, not to mention fix the dreaded Page-to-Elko haul. It will also fix the current isolation the US-93 cities in Nevada (Pioche, Ely, Elko, and to a lesser extent Jackpot) currently suffer from, along with possibly adding a bypass of Las Vegas to get to these cities from AZ (nothing is wrong with Vegas, it's just that a bypass would provide a more direct route). Not to mention the map shape will also be more visually appealing. You really have to have Utah before Colorado, unless you want some pretty awkward hauls through New Mexico.

It's also one step closer to the state I'm looking forward to most: Wyoming.

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Re: Poll: Choose the State you would like to see next

#10 Post by angrybirdseller » 11 Oct 2017 04:25

I-15 corridor got lots of elevation changes. Utah would provide access northern Arizona and New Mexico. Could use Utah assets to upgrade Nevada as map mod or part of DLC update and Las Vegas feels Isolated without commerice connction from Salt Lake City. Easy Landmark in Wendover the parking lot in Utah for the Casino, but the Casino itself in Nevada lol. Utah and Colorado would be best states to build after New Mexico sqaure off the map.

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