Most Requested Routes List

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  1. Mat_Jam_Ca

    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    DTG Protagonist
    Do you have the list ready for tonight’s live stream? You said you’d tell us the most requested routes during the stream on Tuesday.
     
  2. KyleL

    KyleL Well-Known Member

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    Yes he said the list
     
  3. a.paice

    a.paice Well-Known Member

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    Top 6 were:

    6: Liverpool to Manchester
    5: Anything in the Netherlands
    4: Any underground route
    3: Anything in Australia
    2: East Coast Main Line
    1: West Coast Main Line
     
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  4. Mat_Jam_Ca

    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    I’d love 1, 2 and 6. But anything in the top 6 would be nice to have.
     
  5. TinTin_57

    TinTin_57 Well-Known Member

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    Also 1,2 and 6 for me. lots of people want more underground which personally I can’t understand. Bakerloo is enough for me
     
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  6. Iskra

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    Would be nice if the full list could be put here, or made into an article :)
     
  7. Iskra

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    50 routes in the list but some are tied, hence I will start the list at 23rd place. Please excuse any misspellings I had to write the list down from the audio stream.

    23) Any Swiss route, Any Austrian Route, Cajon Pass, london-Edinburgh, Any Indian Route, North Wales Coastal, Orient Express, Semmeringbahn, Severn Valley Railway
    22) Fife Circle, Great Eastern Mainline, Horseshoe Curve, The Hudson Line, Isle of Wight
    21) Settle-Carlisle, Any Eurostar Route, London-Peterborough.
    20) Tyne Wear Metro, Any French Route, Any Route that hits Chicago, The Cambrian Coast Route.
    19) A Berlin route, A LGV route, Merseyrail, New Zealand Route.
    18) A Norfolk Southern (US) route, London-Norwich, Long Island Railroad extension, Gotthard line.
    17) Any Scottish Route, Sherman Hill.
    16) Marias Pass.
    15) A Canadian Route, South Western Main Line (UK), West Highland Line.
    14) Any Japanese Route
    13) Any Italian Route
    12) London-Brighton
    11) Riviera Line (UK), North Eastern Corridor (US), London-Birmingham.
    10) Metronorth.
    9) NYC Subway, Midland Mainline (UK), Edinburgh-Glasgow
    8) London-Portsmouth
    7) Pacific Surfliner
    6) Liverpool to Manchester
    5) Anything in the Netherlands
    4) Any underground route
    3) Anything in Australia
    2) East Coast Main Line
    1) West Coast Main Line

    That lot should keep DTG busy for a while ;)
     
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  8. GuitarMan

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    I can’t believe Cambrian coast is only joint 20th... it’s a beautiful part of the world and in cab signalling too good to see some healthy variation in the list though.
     
  9. Iskra

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    Overall I pretty much agree with the list. I'm surprised the Cumbrian Coast didn't make it on there at all!
     
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  10. TinTin_57

    TinTin_57 Well-Known Member

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    IOW 22nd and it’s already in!!
     
  11. Maverick_ng

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    I still think the Three Country Corner route would be the best choice.
     
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  12. Dave Mel

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    1, 11, and 21 will do me fine
     
  13. a.paice

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    I was suprised by Australia to be honest
     
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    Marias Pass is 16th and can't even come to the Sim.
     
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    Yeah. I‘d love to have it. It was my first introduction to train sims when MSTS came out. Lots of nostalgia for me.:(
     
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  16. KyleL

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    Sam had said in the stream they didn't wan't to make it a full announcement because people would think all their dreams would come true & that DTG are doing these routes even though it's a list of possible candidates for routes
     
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    Fixed Iskra’s list to put it in a more traditional format but still in reverse order.

    45) Any Swiss route
    45) Any Austrian Route
    45) Cajon Pass
    45) london-Edinburgh
    45) Any Indian Route
    45) North Wales Coastal
    45) Orient Express
    45) Semmeringbahn
    45) Severn Valley Railway
    40) Fife Circle
    40) Great Eastern Mainline
    40) Horseshoe Curve
    40) The Hudson Line
    40) Isle of Wight
    37) Settle-Carlisle
    37) Any Eurostar Route
    37) London-Peterborough
    33) Tyne Wear Metro
    33) Any French Route
    33) Any Route that hits Chicago
    33) The Cambrian Coast Route
    29) A Berlin route
    29) A LGV route
    29) Merseyrail
    29) New Zealand Route
    25) A Norfolk Southern (US) route
    25) London-Norwich
    25) Long Island Railroad extension
    25) Gotthard line
    23) Any Scottish Route
    23) Sherman Hill
    22) Marias Pass
    19) A Canadian Route
    19) South Western Main Line (UK)
    19) West Highland Line
    18) Any Japanese Route
    17) Any Italian Route
    16) London-Brighton
    13) Riviera Line (UK)
    13) North Eastern Corridor (US)
    13) London-Birmingham
    12) Metronorth
    9) NYC Subway
    9) Midland Mainline (UK)
    9) Edinburgh-Glasgow
    8) London-Portsmouth
    7) Pacific Surfliner
    6) Liverpool to Manchester
    5) Anything in the Netherlands
    4) Any underground route
    3) Anything in Australia
    2) East Coast Main Line
    1) West Coast Main Line
     
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  18. arjan.dik

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    Surprised that SFS Köln-Rhein/Main (Köln - Frankfurt) didn't make it in
     
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  19. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    There is no 46, there are several at 45. Sam called them equal 23rd but they are all actually equal 45th, and that’s how I put them.
     
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  20. Iskra

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    Ah, my apologies!
     
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  21. Snek

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    This list is in my opinion a pretty bad representation of the entire community. It just shows that there is a large English speaking majority on the forums from English speaking countries, as the amount of British, American (and even Australian) routes is quite disproportionate.
     
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  22. Blacknred81

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    I mean alot of people have not much info on other countries railroads, and are listed as such...
    45) Any Swiss route
    45) Any Austrian Route
    45) Any Indian Route
    33) Any French Route
    23) Any Scottish Route
    18) Any Japanese Route
    17) Any Italian Route
    5) Anything in the Netherlands
    3) Anything in Australia

    Most of the English routes are usually listed by name, destinations or operators.
     
  23. stujoy

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    It’s not surprising for a company based in England that produce a game where there is a lot of content from English speaking countries to have a mainly English speaking fan community. The forum is English language too for those reasons. They do make an awful lot of German content too though. Nobody has engineered the community to be this way but it is easier for English speaking people to join in. I would be very unlikely to join a Chinese train sim community, so the North Wales coastal route would probably be under-represented in their top 50, as they would be missing my vote.
     
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    No Yugoslavian narrow gauge... :(

    Surprised not to see the Somerset and Dorset or Great Central on there, but guess that will come if/when steam traction arrives.
     
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    I like how at 45 is London to Edinburgh, and at 2 and one are the routes from London to Edinburgh.
     
  26. Rudolf

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    For TSxxxx there are many Dutch routes, all of them created by the Dutch TS community with some rolling stock from professional developers (Chris Longhurst created some nice scenery packs as well, which he gives for free). So there is a lot of interest. It took about four years to get the first route. Due to the lack of proper tools for TSW this is not happening for TSW, unfortunately and the interest from Dutch players for TSW is not very high. We Dutch would be happy with any first Dutch route. I would suggest to build one of the awesome regional routes. That would be not so hard to build. So I think this list is a bit biased.
     
  27. DTG Protagonist

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    Exactly right, but it's even more biased than that: this is a list based on those who have talked to us either here, on Facebook, on Twitter or on Instagram, and those who responded to surveys. Those who were merrily playing the game but not part of the conversational community didn't vote.

    As mentioned at the time, this list is used by us as an indication of interest if we're torn between what we want to create. Some of what's listed will never be made (for various reasons) but we thought you might be interested in seeing the most popular suggestions we've received.
     
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  28. Iskra

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    We were, thank you for sharing it.

    It would of course be near impossible to create an accurate and representative list.
     
  29. 2martens

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    Germany being one of the three major countries (DE, UK, US) is almost not on the list. But there are a multitude of amazing German routes possible. They are especially versatile because they are not as siloed as the UK/US parts.
     
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    Hence my mention of bias - this is the community's list. If the community don't tell us what we want, we don't know to include it.
     
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  31. 2martens

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    I certainly have seen posts with proposed German routes in the Suggestions forum. So the question is, what is the criteria for appearing on the front of this community list? Number of threads/posts/likes?
     
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    It is the amount of support something gets, yes. Ultimately you only need to appear on the list, how high up doesn't really matter - if we're looking for a German route to consider we'll find one that has more support than others. We won't decide not to do a German route simply because there are a dozen UK routes with more "votes".
     
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