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#4901 Post by harishw8r » 16 Apr 2021 20:51

I could say even I ain’t too excited to explore the remaining cities after the event. Yeah the cities are spectacular, the prefabs are challenging to manoeuvre, the viewpoint views are eye catching and so on, yet for some reason, something doesn’t create that excitement to explore the remaining cities.

One reason I could come up with is the road network itself. Iberia is huge and most of its trucking road network is of freeways. That gives us a huge amount of freeways, which should be at least more than half of the length of freeways in France and Italy combined. Personally I felt a bit bored while driving in the freeways because of the 90 kmph speed limit, due to which I often ended up either slime racing with other trucks or slamming at them due to their sudden mood swings. But most of the time, one Cruise control and you are all set, you would cruising at a high speed so who would have enough time to appreciate the scenery anyway?

Also, most of the industries that are the USPs of Iberia are not located in a major city (except for a few obviously), so it would take few hours of game time to reach those villages from the nearby garage, which might end up as a one-time effort for many. Such places would only make good delivery points for trucks coming from other places. I wish this situation changed. At least Freight market and Cargo market should be able to display the jobs in a certain radius and not just the city (I’m not sure if WoT would display jobs from undiscovered cities that are within the radius).

I believe it’s high time to look into other aspects of the game as well. Map expansions are great but in the end, it’s the usual work of delivering cargo from A to B, and for Iberia, it’s done through those two connections to France most of the time (again, geography, can’t blame), so there’s a fair chance of things getting monotonous, despite a great map DLC. Spicing up things in other ways (more managerial decisions, multiple pickup and drop and so on) would definitely help things to synergise. This is just my opinion.
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#4902 Post by mackintosh » 16 Apr 2021 21:09

I do agree that it's really high time for multiple drop and a complete revamp of the cargo system. What was fine in 2012 is inexcusably archaic in 2021. Even that one laughable competitor is leaps and bounds ahead of ETS2/ATS in cargo management.

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#4903 Post by FrancescoMasci » 17 Apr 2021 07:32

I never bothered trying other trucking games, what other features has that competitor?

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#4904 Post by krmarci » 17 Apr 2021 07:48

dk00? wrote:
16 Apr 2021 19:30
I have a confession to make, I kind of got over Iberia after just 3 days. Something about it just did not hold my attention that well. Not sure if it was the behavior of the AI, or something else. Whatever it was I have not fired ets2 up since completing the personal goal for cruising Iberia. Don't see myself launching it any time soon either.
harishw8r wrote:
16 Apr 2021 20:51
I could say even I ain’t too excited to explore the remaining cities after the event. Yeah the cities are spectacular, the prefabs are challenging to manoeuvre, the viewpoint views are eye catching and so on, yet for some reason, something doesn’t create that excitement to explore the remaining cities.
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After driving quite a lot of hours in Iberia, I feel somewhat similarly. I think the problem might be that it's simply too much to take in at once. The other DLCs were smaller, easier to explore. Iberia takes a lot of time.

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#4905 Post by festmache » 17 Apr 2021 10:54

I think you're right... It's a big expansion, so it may be a little overwhelming :)

Usually, I play ATS and ETS2 less than a few hours every week, mostly ATS these days. Whenever I'm bored of a state/region, I drive somewhere else and enjoy that region (again) because I haven't been there for a while.

The exception is when a new DLC arrives... Usually, I binge drive the new region for a short time before returning to other regions.

In the case of Iberia, the new region is so big that after 15 hours, I still haven't discovered half of the cities and the majority of the main roads. I like Iberia a lot, but it feels a little overwhelming. Maybe it's better to pace down a little instead of trying to explore the whole region too fast... Don't forget that it's all about relaxation (for most of us) and that Iberia, in the end, is one region in the bigger trucking universe :D

(Having said that, Iberia is great! 👌)

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#4906 Post by Esproquet » 17 Apr 2021 11:08

It was worth the wait and the delay.
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#4907 Post by harishw8r » 17 Apr 2021 11:49

FrancescoMasci wrote:
17 Apr 2021 07:32
I never bothered trying other trucking games, what other features has that competitor?
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And yeah OTR has Efficientline 3 but not ETS2? :(
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#4908 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 17 Apr 2021 11:55

ETS2 has over 15 trucks OTR has only 2 ?
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#4909 Post by mackintosh » 17 Apr 2021 12:03

OTR is... what it is. The only thing it does infinitely better than SCS games is cargo, at which it truly excels. The rest is fluff. The game itself is terrible, at least imo.

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#4910 Post by Some newbie driver » 17 Apr 2021 12:29

@festmache all things taste better with moderation. Now we have a big extra chink of map, there's always some job to done on there (with 49 cities, by pure statistic, something you will find). So, just keep driving all the map and from time to time you will have some jobs to do on Iberia so keep enjoying the new part. Also, as its linked to Italy and UK, it adds more diversity to the routes one can take from there. Italy is specially benefited by that, because it allows to break sometimes the north-south corridor. I would had preferred the port to don't had been Napoli (because everything passes by there; i could drive in Napoli with eyes closed), but at least it's an alternative.

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