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My Feedback For The Scenario Planner

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by Maxxxxx, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Maxxxxx

    Maxxxxx Well-Known Member

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    Hello fellow train nerds,
    TSW2 has now been available for about 4 days. In those 4 days we all had the opportunity to play TSW2 as much as we liked, so people making suggestions for features that the sim lacks was inevitable. I'd like to use this thread to show what I would like to see in future updates for the Scenario Planner, which, quite frankly, is very basic at the moment.
    Without further ado, lets get right into it.

    1. Better Map Overlay.
    When creating a scenario you get confronted with the first unhandy feature/feature that needs improvement: The map. It's the same map that is used when selecting a service and while its perfectly suited for service selection, it is not for choosing paths and platforms you want to start from/end on.
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    Instead of seeing the individual tracks, you see a single line representing where the line is going. As mentioned, this is more than unfitting for a scenario planner, where it's obligatory for you to see where each train is going and which path it's taking. However, that does not mean that there is a need to create a new one. The map currently used in-game, accessible under the '9' key does the job. It shows each track, train and even signals, so, overall, perfectly suited for a scenario planner.

    2. Actual due times
    When creating a scenario, you only get to choose where you want to start from and where you want your train to end. However, there is no option to set due times. Without said due times, the scenarios feel casual, like there isn't a real challenge and without an actual purpose.

    3. Scenario Intro Text
    In TSxx at the start of each scenario, you get a message made by the creator of it telling you details, or any additional information to make you feel immersed. While there is a generated message telling you what you're driving and where you're heading to when selecting a scenario (not even in-game), it is not as personal as TSxx's scenario method or TSW's (normal) scenario method. A user-generated, more personal and immersive, message would be highly appreciated.
    A text space like this'd be perfect.
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    4. Adjustable Weather

    This one is pretty self explanatory. Just make it possible please.

    4. Usable Portals

    Portals are not usable in the scenario editor. A train can neither enter nor exit through one. This limits the creator by quite a bit as trains just spawn at their start point no matter what and cannot be changed. If portals were usable, one would be able to make the station feel more alive as trains would come in and not just stand there from the start or leave through one of the portals if the service ended on that station instead of just keep standing at the end station.


    Of course, there are a lot more things that could be added, but these are, in my biased opinion, the most urgent ones.
     

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  2. maxipolo12

    maxipolo12 Active Member

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    Write a ticket :D
     
  3. Maxxxxx

    Maxxxxx Well-Known Member

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    Submitting a ticket is for bugs, not suggestions..
     
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  4. maxipolo12

    maxipolo12 Active Member

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    That was troll ;)
     
  5. Rudolf

    Rudolf Well-Known Member

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    Good points. In the creator forums a list is compiled of wishes for the Scenario Planner. Better pots it there.
     
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  6. Maxxxxx

    Maxxxxx Well-Known Member

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    Thanks alot for the advice, completely missed that thread.
     
  7. PegasusLeosRailwayFanatix

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    I agree with you all the ways, they need to make the scenario planner much more better
     
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