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Chiltern Main Line: London - Birmingham Route Add-on!career Scenarios?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pantherz, May 21, 2020 at 11:17 PM.

  1. pantherz

    pantherz Active Member

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    No career scenarios included on this route?
    If so then it is no point of buying it.
     
  2. trev123

    trev123 Active Member

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    As this is a Just Trains route which I have from them it might not have. So anyway why does it matter?
     
  3. pantherz

    pantherz Active Member

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    It does matter much.
    If you have no timestamps then you can drive how fast/slow you want.

    I only drive the career scenarios because I want it to be a challenge when playing.
     
  4. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    So looking at their website all they created was 14 standard scenarios, and 2 free roams for this route. Not sure why they would choose to not create any career scenarios.
     
  5. trev123

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    If you have RW Tools I'm pretty certain you can make them career scenarios as I know you can do vice versa.
     
  6. 749006

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    If you drive a normal Scenario you are still expected to get to the calling points on time and if you speed it comes up in the report.

    I would suggest you stick to a very limited range of products from DTG so you can have you points.

    The rest of us will quite happily purchase products from other from other creators as they give you more enjoyment and you don't have to drive the train like an idiot just to get points.

    Peter
     
  7. Reef

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    I've watched a real driver (QwertyAfro) play TS (and other rail sims) on youtube and he says that he'd sooner simulate real life by driving safely and smoothly rather than chasing an in-game timetable.

    I've driven scenarios that have had me waiting at stations for 2 - 3 minutes at a time as I'm ahead of schedule and others that have deducted over a 1000 points because of lateness, and I've had scenarios combine both.

    When the throttle is either accelerating or decelerating (on units without cruise control) with no tactile feel or balance the constant adjusting of speed to stay on time without inducing penalties just seems to distract from the overall enjoyment of the sim for me.

    I except that we're all different and require different goals/challenges though, that's why I'm glad of other scenario options and if all else fails I can find my way around the editor or TS Tools too. ;)
     
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  8. pantherz

    pantherz Active Member

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    I am working as a traindriver in real life and we drive after a timetable and a Simulator is supposed to be as it is in real life and that is why I only drive career scenarios.
    I feel it is useless to drive standard scenarios.
    And you also get the feeling how to drive when playing career scenarios.
     
  9. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    I believe that only DTG can create scored career scenarios, and even if you create a scored scenario yourself it doesn't add points to your profile.
    Converting standard to scenario may well suit your requirements, but I would suggest this would also need proper weighting etc

    Depends on the weighting and time allowances. The dispatcher in TSx knows nothing about allowances, so where in real life you might get a two minute engineering allowance TSx doesn't allow for this, hence the timings being way off in several instances

    I have no problem with people preferring a target to aim for, but do take into account my first comment
     
  10. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    As ARuscoe says the timings are totally wrong in Career Scenarios

    As a Train Driver do you run at Full Power between Stations the do a Full Brake Application?
    [I suppose if you just drive a Metro you might]
    Do you run at full speed even though the signals are Yellow and telling you to slow down?

    More importantly does someone give you a Tick on a Board somewhere to say "You have driven train 123a from B to C on time"?
    Real train drivers don't get anything like that - they drive the train safely and are happy with a job well done.

    Peter
     
  11. Cyclone

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    Personally, I don't see why it matters whether scenarios are career or standard, as long as you get something to try the route with. Once in a blue moon you find DLCs with NO scenarios. Loco DLCs can often be like this, and I tend to prefer content with scenarios for a route I already have as, to me, scenarios are the meat of the game. That said, workshop use also has an impact, but those with nothing included often tend to not be used, I find, because people didn't buy them due to having nothing to do with them other than quick driving a route with them.
     
  12. pantherz

    pantherz Active Member

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    I am driving freight trains.

    Timings are to 95% not wrong in career scenarios.
    Only wrong I have seen so far is the Settle route but you get full points anyway.
     

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