The term in the title was used a couple of times here on the forums, mostly as a worry of what the pack/season ticket/routes might look like when three massive projects are done at once. And now it seems this is completely true and we truly are dealing with Rushed Hour. This was to some extent first indicated by the BRD cuts - the route scope turned impossible to make in time (mandatory addition of "community doesn't set your deadlines" here) and cuts have been made. Already that and the spread-out release of the routes gave out the feeling "things are not exactly going to plan". Now we've seen two streams of the first route and although some things are definitely good (great sounds apart from a couple of issues, ATC and ACSES seem to have improved a lot), it is riddled with a bunch of problems and background development hiccups. Catenary looking completely different was somehow not noticed until beta, a station completely missed (although ABOVE the line, not on it), cruise control for ACS-64... forgotten? How is it I was supposedly the first one to point out the timetable was missing ALL Amtrak depot moves??? The moves that were mentioned in every previous stream as a very interesting addition. https://forums.dovetailgames.com/th...ast-and-exhilarating.43086/page-3#post-348146 And they're still not going to make it into release, ironically we've even lost one Amtrak service for the time being. And even Matt's belief in the product seems (I am not saying for sure, just describing) pretty low. When in yesterday's stream the balloon runaround suddenly started going the other way again, the goal immediately turned into "let's go look at the other stuff". It probably wasn't a bug, it was supposed to turn around and then go to the depot... but it shows the lack of confidence in what the DLC does. And maybe rightly so - e.g. the trains crammed in a "traffic jam" in Readville. (side note - is that train on the Readville bridge static? there's a station there, but a train is also there every time you pass under it or show the map... (yesterday's stream) (05.08.2021 stream) ...end of a side note) All these issues are looking especially bad when the main argument for cutting branches on BRD was to "not compromise the quality." Well, the quality seems to be struggling quite a bit here. That's from only about 2 hours of streamed content we've seen. And I am worried that the remaining two entries won't do a whole lot better (especially interested in what eco-BRD will show us). And those will not have their own Brandon to go back and fix extreme scenery mistakes if those happen of the route.