Missouri DLC ideas

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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#41 Post by 1948LJMack » 10 Jan 2024 00:20

Now I haven't seen a new cargoes list of what will be in the game, but me as a Missouri native, and knowing the suburb of Valley Park, there is a mulch site where many neighborhood garbage trucks drive their yard waste over to be ground up into compost. Sometimes empty pallets get turned into compost two ways. Either they are ground up, magnets remove the nails, or they are burned and the ash sometimes get sent to places to where they mix it with dirt and other dried chopped up leaves and sticks which some of the compost all mixed together is bagged to be taken to places like HomeStore or Lowes.
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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#42 Post by 1948LJMack » 11 Feb 2024 02:14

Now I am waiting for the official map design for the Missouri DLC to come out. And I am hoping that Cape Girardeau does make it. Although that Midwest Truck and Towing is really in Scott City, but scale wise, if Cape does get added, it will make it look if the truck repair company is in Cape Girardeau instead of Scott City.
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#43 Post by oldmanclippy » 11 Feb 2024 22:23

Did something weird happen in this thread? I thought I made a post here recently, and I also got a notification that @flight50 posted here as well. But neither show up.

Never mind I figured it out, they were switched to the Missouri discussion thread, that makes sense. Thanks to the mod that did that :)
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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#44 Post by flight50 » 11 Feb 2024 22:58

Yesss. Well that is a first, lol. I've never seen post go from the Wishlist thread to the General Discussion thread. I wish more moderators see it like this. My opinion is that more devs will read the discussion thread than the wishlist thread. That's why its upsetting to me when a moderator moved the North American Agriculture thread I made 4 years ago from the General Discussion Thread to the wish list. I honestly think that is why Agriculture is soooo poor in ATS because not enough people chimed in on that thread. I put it in my signature but most people still don't see it.

There is only 11 pages for that Ag thread I made. I am 100% positive that for a 4 year old thread on that particular topic, there should be 25-30 pages deep at least. Considering that every state that will get added to ATS in the future also has agriculture, that topic should be relevant for years and years for ATS. Too much is already missing imho for Agriculture. The only thing we can do is keep talking about it in the general threads. I talk about it constantly over and over and over in the California base map thread. I think the rebuild team is getting it though because we are getting some Ag movement for phase 3.
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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#45 Post by 1948LJMack » 13 Feb 2024 01:00

I agree with my idea being moved to the Missouri Discussion thread. I was the one that came up with this thread in the first place as I as a Missouri resident has toured many places. As I learned on Google maps, the only way since I figured out how to make Google maps be a little more like the SCS scale is to rotate the mouse wheel out to where it shows 20 miles which on my mounce, that is more like about the 5th notch. I came up with a new construction job for Branson which is located off of MO-165 which is a fish hatchery remodel job. By using the scale that SCS has, it may be a tight squeeze even to get the Grand Country Village put in. As a past regular visitor of Branson, the Grand Country Village is a restaurant, a otel, a fun center with an arcade, a theater, and a motel! The area where the Grand Country Buffet is almost like a mini-mall with an ice cream shop, a gift store, a theater, and it too also han arcade inside. I think they may have one dock either on the eastern side of the complex or the western side of it. They also have one bay for the trash pickup.
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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#46 Post by 1948LJMack » 24 Feb 2024 03:56

I am now waiting on the latest news of the state. I did mention at the beginning of this thread is one of the tourist cities that should be in the game is Branson. The Old Country Buffet I came up with my own parody for it calling it the Big Guitar village as when you drive down the strip in Branson from the east what you see sticking out of the window along the south wall of the Fun Center at the Grand Country Village is a larger-than-life bass guitar. And I am not sure but I think they have about one or two loading docks. It is almost center between 65 and 376. The city has two Walbert stores. One across from the great big entertainment center and restaurant, and the other is where 76 meets MO 13. I found a place which is a fish hatchery that is undergoing renovation and alerted SCS about seeing if they would like to put it into the game. Branson is also always building. And never know that there could also be a new theater being constructed.
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#47 Post by 1948LJMack » 24 Feb 2024 22:30

By also looking at Google with the scale zoomed out to where it might give the viewer a rough idea of what STL might look like in the game is that since 64 (US 40), 100, and 44 all come in very close by the time you reach 170, that the only roads west of 270 are really 141 and 109. Cutting 64 and 44 as far west as 270 is good as you are opening the door for a choice of at least 3 surface roads. Manchester Road running only as far east as McKnight, Watson Road which is also Chippewa which the old 66 traversed onto Gravois, and you also have Clayton Road coming in towards Ladue and then between Brentwood Blvd. and Hanley which there is an industrial park you have Eager Road, and proceed further east, into Richmond Heights, you have Dale Avenue. In Brentwood, there is either a Plugged or a Charged store. Also at that location is a HomeStore.
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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#48 Post by Xefjord » 02 Mar 2024 20:29

Sorry for the double post, but just posting this here at @flight50 's suggestion in case this thread gets checked and is useful:

@Patrik & @Dubak I will link some landmarks in Springfield that feel notable from a Springfielder's perspective along the road, for everyone else, enjoy the tour of Springfield:

If they wanted to drive RIGHT through the center of town (Which would be quite odd for a Truck in Springfield, but its what they would need to do to see the 66 Hubcaps) these would be the major landmarks. But it would be VERY cramped and you would not see trucks.
Hammons Tower (E St Louis & John Q Hammons): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2089052 ... ?entry=ttu
Hammons Field (E Trafficway & N Sherman): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2105532 ... ?entry=ttu
Park Central Square (Park Central Square): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2089809 ... ?entry=ttu

A better road to see similar stuff would be Chestnut Expressway if they wanted to bisect the town. Its not really the most commonly used trucker route I don't think, but I have seen trucks on it before and it does highlight a couple major features.
It is by far the best road to see Hammons Tower from a distance that truckers would ACTUALLY drive. It also has Old City Hall which looks spooky and cool, the window lights at the top change color frequently from like Green to Red to Blue.
This is easily the most recognizable road to anyone in Springfield I think, hit the buildings listed below and everyone will immediately recognize it as Springfield.
The Old City Hall, Downtown Architect Firm, and Hammons Tower in the Background (W Chestnut Expressway): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.215403, ... ?entry=ttu
Hammons Tower, Hammons Field, Shrine Mosque, and (out of view) OTC (I-44 Bus/Chestnut Expressway): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2147919 ... ?entry=ttu

Connected to Chestnut Expressway but not a Trucker road is National Ave. There is a couple landmarks on it I think I notable, but I don't expect any of these to be in, so I am just sharing them for fun.
MSU has a bunch of unique brutalist architecture buildings, one of which you can see right when you approach it on this road, and its where the pseudo-front of MSU is. This road goes all the way down to one of SGF's two diverging Diamonds.
Front of MSU (S National): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.198684, ... ?entry=ttu
Springfield Art Muesuem and French Fries (S National): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1894035 ... ?entry=ttu
Coxhealth South Walkway across National (S National): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1475314 ... ?entry=ttu
Southern Diverging Diamond (S National): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1430868 ... ?entry=ttu
Further down James River Freeway is a fun little two lane roundabout that connects James River Freeway with Glenstone, it also goes to the Nature Center (which is a beautiful place anyone visiting Springfield should definitely see) on Lake Springfield.

Speaking of Glenstone. Glenstone (Also known as Bus 65 for much of it) is a much more likely trucker route that I think could feature on the East side of town.
On the South End there is a Walmart Supercenter and a Quarry. In the center it passes by the Kraft plant and the O'Reiley Auto Parts Headquarters and Distribution Center, in the North its close to the Bass Pro Shop Base Camp/Distribution Center.
Unfortunately, it is pretty lacking in "interesting views" though. There are multiple points where you pass railroad lines (Which makes sense for Springfield as a Railroad City), as well as the mall and Brad Bradshaw's Dystopian ad tower.
Springfield is also the headquarters for a LOT of churches and assemblies in the area, they are all pretty buildings, but I am so desensitized to them and there are so many I frequently barely even notice them. but these are just a couple of things that capture the road imo.
Under a Rail Bridge to the North (I-44 Bus): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2328322 ... ?entry=ttu
Assemblies of God Seminary (I-44 Bus): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2243892 ... ?entry=ttu
Evangel Christian University (N Glenstone): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.22118,- ... ?entry=ttu
Bridge over some Railroad Tracks (Glenstone): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2118001 ... ?entry=ttu
Facing North, Railroad through Street and Water Tower (US 65 Bus): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1987586 ... ?entry=ttu
Brad Bradshaw's Meme Tower (S Glenstone): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1820658 ... ?entry=ttu
^ A little note about this dude, he advertises extremely heavily all over the city as a Surgeon, Doctor, and Lawyer, people frequently tack on extra ridiculous titles like "and NINJA", he also gets called Plaid Plaidshaw and put in Plaid too. Dudes a city wide meme.
Springfield National Cemetary (US-65 Bus): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1740764 ... ?entry=ttu
Battlefield Mall (Glenstone): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1626691 ... ?entry=ttu

If they included a Street like Sunshine to Bisect Springfield (Very Unlikely, the road it stems from will be totally absorbed by I-44 most likely unless they merged them).
I would only expect to see three things:
Campy MCFP, a big military prison/hospital (W Sunshine): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.182658, ... ?entry=ttu
Bass Pro & Wonders of Wildlife Muesuem (W Sunshine): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1822815 ... ?entry=ttu
Mercy Hospital & Hurts Donuts, Best Donuts in Springfield btw (E Sunshine): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1819515 ... ?entry=ttu

Kearney is the street I grew up on, but it really feels less urban for much of the northwest side in general. Lots of patches of Trees and Grass on one side while buildings on the other, and it kind of alternates. East side is much more urban.
The road is one of the places where I feel like you can see the hilliness of Springfield the most, because it goes up and down and up and down as you look into the distance. Here are a few notable spots:
Kearney and West Bypass Intersection (MO-744): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2414296 ... ?entry=ttu
Walkway in Northwest Kearney to a School (MO-744): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2410961 ... ?entry=ttu
Kearney & Kansas Expressway Intersection (W Kearney): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2407946 ... ?entry=ttu
Baptist Bible College with a notable Globe (E Kearney): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2406327 ... ?entry=ttu
Hiland Milk Factory with Spinning Sign and another school bridge (E Kearney): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2406176 ... ?entry=ttu
Kearney & Glenstone Intersection, there is a big building a Walmart, and a TopGolf (E Kearney): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2400994 ... ?entry=ttu
Next to the Kenworth dealer is the Missouri Highway Patrol Center (E Kearney): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2390334 ... ?entry=ttu

Kansas Expressway is an important road for Residents, but not so much for Truckers except where it exits North onto MO-13. I would hope to see it go North from Kearney as the primary way on to it.
I still Strongly strongly urge SCS to include MO-13 because its such a popular road for truckers and residents, and is the primary way to get to Kansas City from here. It also passes through the North Diverging Diamond (which we are very proud of).
Note that there is a tan building with a red horizontal line across the top of it seen from the diverging diamond (PJC Insurance) that red line actually glows at night, and is one of the memorable things I always remember driving from North into Springfield at night.
There is also a Walmart Supercenter and Lowes on both sides of the diverging diamond.
Diverging Diamond with view of the PJC Building (MO-13): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2497242 ... ?entry=ttu

The two other sites which Springfielders are proud of include the Giant Fork (Which is no longer the worlds largest giant fork since Oregon one upped us) and the Pythian Castle. But they are both pretty off the road from anywhere a truck would ever go.
Here is the Giant Fork: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1454185 ... ?entry=ttu
Here is the Pythian Castle (There is no view of this from the street): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pythi ... ?entry=ttu

There are three views that are very memorable for me in Jefferson City (Which is also a pretty hilly city like Springfield in places)
First is Madison Street where it stems off of US 54 (From Lake of the Ozarks), It has the capital hospital, and tt also has Central Dairy which is the most famous food attraction for locals. In the distance you can see the Capitol building and the Double Tree Hotel. Its just such a scenic way to enter the city: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5698904 ... ?entry=ttu
There are numerous overpasses as you come in to Jefferson City from US 50 going West, but the most memorable on is by far this one: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5696295 ... ?entry=ttu
Both the US 50 - Monroe Intersection and the Madison Intersection are memorable to me (They pretty much blur together), major thing is seeing the Art Center and the Double Tree Hotel up close: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5722401 ... ?entry=ttu

I haven't seen any images or intentions towards Lake of the Ozarks yet. But I think Lake of the Ozarks and US 54 is extremely beautiful and could easily lead to Jefferson City the scenic way from Highway 13 or US 65.
Here is an image of the US 54 crossing Lake of the Ozarks: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.1332468 ... ?entry=ttu

I still really hope they include Highway 13. It may seem like a boring road, but its very homely to me and one I think most Springfielders have driven much more than US 65.
North of Bolivar (Highway 13): https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6326397 ... ?entry=ttu
South of Osceola (Highway 13): https://www.google.com/maps/@38.0521511 ... ?entry=ttu
North of Osceola, looking south (Highway 13): https://www.google.com/maps/@38.0619743 ... ?entry=ttu
Truman Lake south of Clinton (Highway 13): https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2754566 ... ?entry=ttu
Clinton which could be a scenic town as it transitions to Hwy 7 to KC (Highway 13): https://www.google.com/maps/@38.3644912 ... ?entry=ttu
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Re: Missouri DLC ideas

#49 Post by flight50 » 02 Mar 2024 21:50

People will understand on the double post. I wouldn't worry about it.
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