I understand that Greece might be a more demanded area than Yugoslavia, and in an earlier version of this map I even had Greece come out first. However, doing so would leave a huge hole in the map, and I'd like to think that SCS would want to avoid that. If Greece comes first, it would only be connected to the rest of the map via the already hellish road network of RTTBS on one side and by ferry on the other, which would make it a rather inconvenient destination. The fact that additional connections would go through non-EU countries has little bearing on the game: border crossings are not as complicated in the game as they are IRL and the in-game GPS doesn't care. And of course everyone is going to say how their
country needs to come out as soon as possible! But patience is key.
As for Greece and the rest of the Balkans coming out as a single DLC, it is certainly a possibility, but I already explained why I don't think it is a good idea. This hypothetical DLC is already a whopping 8 countries to work on even without Greece, and even though each of them isn't that big, this already means creating a lot of various new prefabs, signs, license plates and so on. Adding Greece would mean corners would have to be cut and Greece itself will get less attention. Which is why I don't want them to be one DLC. At best I can imagine Greece DLC following the Yugoslavia DLC immediately.
I thought about it. Yeah, I can definitely imagine some parts of Kazakhstan coming alongside nearby parts of Russia, assuming that the DLCs ever get that far east. I wouldn't hold my breath for it though.
Thank you, I was expecting your comment
I drew the borders of the two northern expansions the way I did because I wanted to add a theoretical "Road to Arkhangelsk" to "Road to Murmansk". But yes, I can easily imagine the whole area being divided into a different amount of DLCs and with very different borders.
I left Belarus as a standalone DLC because I think putting it together with either "Road to Moscow" or Urkaine would make too huge a DLC. Ukraine is an especially tricky subject, it is too huge to come as one complete DLC immediately, and yet I believe it needs to come before "Road to Moscow" to avoid a C-shaped piece of the map forcing player to make bizarre detours. Perhaps if it comes in two parts, Belarus could be grouped together with its western half.
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21 Aug 2020 08:41
I also don't see the rest of Turkey or parts of Northern Africa being done as they aren't in Europe.
I don't find this to be a very convincing argument. After all, borders between continents are ultimately just lines on the map, not impenetrable physical walls. Trucks cross them all the time. And anyway, I'm pretty sure that the devs have said that they are not excluding the possibility of expanding beyond the borders of the European continent one day.