the cool part is that more and more people are noticing this same thing. So hopefully someday we will get that cargo overhaul. When is the question. The sooner the better but I do understand priority. There are only so many that can handle the task. So if the priority is trucks right now, I am willing to take the back seat for the cargo overhaul. The thing I wish SCS did though is to inform us of this priority list. I think a lot more people would be understanding.
. No point of keeping it top secret but give an idea of the plan. I know in the past, sometimes they might have to skip this state and do another due to issues of obstacles. But I think that logic is in the past. They have learned a lot and now can do multiple maps. So telling us the plan isn't that big of a deal. There are only so many options in ATS and each are obvious. Say something like.... Utah, Idaho, Colorado
, Wyoming, Montana and Texas. Give us the next 3 inline or something like that. Why wait for xmas streams or after one may is released or about to release. Otherwise, our little heads spin like crazy with speculations
. This one is to specific and toooo difficult to give us a heads up. It could jeopardize things so this one I understand and should be excluded from hints until the last minute.
. SCS knows what map dlc they are working on. Perhaps let us know the trailer line up. These are much easier than trucks. What is the next trailer getting prepared for ownership. Say something like......grain hoppers, bulk feed
, double step deck, livestock, single step deck, curtain sider.
. This one could be a spoiler to some but I think some can be mentioned. Something like....cables, hired drivers on map, waypoints
, multi drop, rigids, improved weather, dirt on truck/trailers. Things we all request but don't know if they are in the works. We know coaches is in the background. We know ATS has a mystery licensed trailer manufacturer. Why not stuff like what people are highly requesting.
This doesn't have to be top secret either. ETS2 lets them know all the cities getting updated for France. They knew about Germany before it every happened. Tonopah, Vegas, they came out of nowhere. We had no clue. Nice surprise though. Although cool, but if we had a heads up, that create more hype. Say something like......Tonoapah, Vegas,
LA, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Phoenix, Barstow, San Diego. At least we will know its on their mind to update. ATS we are kept in the dark for cities. Luckily ATS doesn't need as much rebuilding as ETS2 but some type of idea of intent would be cool.
Every thing here is secretive too. We don't know anything about new roads until the Open Beta. There are no hints or heads up like what island is coming or what area is going to get reworked. How about saying ......NV-140/OR-140, US-191, UT-56
, OR-126, AZ-264, US-26, US-70, UT-95. Knowing something like a new road is coming is just as exciting.
cargo overhaul, more cargo, updated junction, swap out base map gas stations for trucks stops, redo SLC mountains, upgrade road textures, signage overhaul for California, Nevada, rework I-80, etc.....let us know if any of this matters to the dev team. It does to us. We like to know this is on the plate and not ignored. Some things fans are more passionate about than others. To many of us, these things matter and we look for better immersion. Some things beyond our control robs us of this sometimes. ATS has great potential as well if you just let it. But you can't just throw things together and say here you go. We love this game and that is why we try to kick out feedback. I always say, closed mouths don't get feed. We can't have better if we don't ask for better. Some request are more feasible than others which is understood.
Now all this type of stuff is worthy off the teaser threads in my opinion. Not everyone is on this site. But at least the hardcore fans can have something to be pumped about instead waiting for blogs. Once its officially made, then blog it.
I'm sure none of this may never happen but its a thought to be able to open up a little more. I am sure speculating is cool for all on both sides, both devs and fans, but a little more info would create even more excitement on the forum and keep people engaged moe. Otherwise it seems like activity only happens when certain blogs kick in. Sometimes this seems to crash the server and it get extremely slow with flood of addition traffic. ATS has a long ways to go so there is tons of things that is in the pipe line that can get mentioned a little sooner.