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Auto Real-world Weather

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by Nox, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Nox

    Nox Member

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    When entering service mode, there's a menu where you select the weather you want. It would be a nice feature if, much as in flight sims, it would retrieve the real-world weather at the location and offer the closest preset as a selection.
     
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  2. J van E

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    That would be nice indeed. But if real weather is too problematic I would already like a 'changing-weather-feature'. Like when it rains now, it rains the entire time. Would be totally awesome that for instance after 10 minutes the rain would stop and the sky would maybe clear a little. Maybe that is easier to get done than adding an entire weather system. Anyway, an option like real weather would have to be optional: I really wouldn't want to drive with winter weather all winter: it's in times like that that I would prefer to drive with summer weather, just like I like to drive in summer with autumn weather every now and then. ;)
     
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  3. Nox

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    Yes, it would be an option.

    Having dynamic weather as you suggest would be great, but it would be far harder to implement than a preset based on the real weather at the start of your service. Either way, some options for DTG to consider!
     
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    This would be cool if they could do this. Also would make for some cool sun sets
     
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    Available already in some flight sims already so it can obviously be done. I'd pay for this as an add-on if it was done.
     
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  6. J van E

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    Everything can be done but that doesn't mean it will be done. ;) Would be a nice DLC, yes.
     
  7. PlatChap

    PlatChap Well-Known Member

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    While I support the addition of dynamic weather into the game, I cannot support it being a paid add-on. Implementation of features into the game should be free of charge. I am fine with the the addition of routes and locomotives being paid add-ons though.
     
  8. Nox

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    Completely agree with you.
     
  9. J van E

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    I suppose you are not a flightsimmer also? ;) Because a flightsimmer is used to pay for every feature, like weather but even also camera/view controls, single devices like a GPS, better trees, ATC... The thing is that a developer can only do and add so much: it is impossible for a developer to add everything. I myself don't see Dovetail adding a weather engine to TSW and if they indeed won't do that our only hope is on others to develop it and then sell it to us.
     
  10. Nox

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    I have extensively used Flight Sim (and purchased many add ons, including feature-stuff such as EZDOK, REX, etc), and while it is true people have grown used to having to pay for every feature, it doesn't mean such a horrible system should carry over into this game. I think there should be a balance between the two extremes. Paying for routes and locos? Yes. Paying for a feature that improves the core experience? No. And the better the core experience, the more likely people will buy those extra routes/locos anyway. Just my opinion, of course, I understand no one is forcing anyone to 'buy' any feature/DLC they don't feel is worth the money.
     
  11. Pure nostalgia

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    I have derived hours of pleasure from TS2017 and hope to do the same from TSW. Regarding cost, I am retired on a basic pension, if i want an add on and think it is worth the money, i buy it, if not i don't. My Choice.
     
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