Let’s be honest TSW2 hasn’t been going too well recently. Today’s release of the preserved collection added S-bahn services to SKA and although I went in with some trepidation, on starting a service the BR422 was driving well, no stuttering, no odd sounds, no issues with the power. I got all excited because the stations are well spaced enough on the route to make S-bahn drives the best kind of driving fun. I was thinking “At last something that works well, let’s have some enjoyment.” Then I met a train coming the other way and a head to head standoff ensued at red signals. I thought it might be a one-off so I tried a different service. I got held up at another red signal while a train in the other direction was waiting at a red signal for no apparent reason. So the whole layer seems to be unplayable. I’m not going to try any more services, the real beta team can do that. I have reported it on the tech report page but this post is about how disappointed I am. I was brought back down to earth with a bump after what seemed like something new that I could drive and it seemed to work well unlike a lot of things recently, including the other added services on SKA. But no, it’s just as broken as everything else. The new route released today came with a warning that it isn’t right so I haven’t bought that. I haven’t tried much of the preserved collection, fearful of the disappointment I might find. I’ve turned off the PS4 and I’m going to do a jigsaw puzzle. I shouldn’t have to feel like this. Get this broken mess sorted please.