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Missing Billboard Categories

#1 Post by oldmanclippy » 23 Nov 2022 17:45

I believe that billboards that are similar to ones in real life is a big immersion boost. Wyoming brought some good billboards like the wind advisory one, the watch out for wildlife one, and the See Wy tourism ones. But with Montana and Texas we haven't gotten any similarly high quality billboards. I'd like to see that change, so I figured I'd give some examples of the types of billboards I think could be included in ATS.

Category 1: billboards that advertise to a specific location

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Category 2: official [insert product here] of [insert local sports team here]

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Category 3: billboards that aren't confined to a rectangle

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Category 4: billboards that advertise something off of an upcoming exit (most common with fast food and gas stations, but also with normal restaurants, car dealerships, and certain roadside attractions)

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Category 5: law firms, real estate agencies, and insurance agencies (these are so common that they deserve their own category) - there are some in ATS but they are base map assets so new ones should be added - these often but not always include the phrase "Se Habla Español" or "Hablamos Español" to show that they can do business with Spanish-speaking clients, even in states not near the border

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Of course there are many types of billboards out there besides these but these are the main ones I can think of that SCS is missing or needs more of, that would greatly increase immersion. I'm sure others can add some too.
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#2 Post by seriousmods » 24 Nov 2022 08:48

More billboards are definitely needed. There's a spot on I-5 with a near forest of them along the highway. Spammy irl, but would be nice to see in-game.
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#3 Post by oldmanclippy » 24 Nov 2022 13:49

seriousmods wrote: 24 Nov 2022 08:48 More billboards are definitely needed. There's a spot on I-5 with a near forest of them along the highway. Spammy irl, but would be nice to see in-game.
35E in Texas has a stretch like that, it'd be nice to see tweaks with regards to realism and making things feel more built up come when the rework team makes their way to the early paid DLCs.
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#4 Post by seriousmods » 24 Nov 2022 20:07

Yeah, for sure: billboards are like the original advertising network.
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#5 Post by KeganMinecraft » 01 Dec 2022 08:03

we need digital billboards!!
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