Mystery Uk Dlc Route Unofficial Announced By Matt In Q & A Stream.

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  1. solicitr

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    Whatever this mystery UK route is, it was decided upon nearly a year ago. Nat was being understandably coy, because she knew good and well not only that it had been chosen months before, but 2-3 months out from release would have been well into development.

    However, I do think the stream team have to retire the "if it's not on the roadmap" catchphrase, since it's plainly no longer true.
     
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  2. smugstarlord#4202

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    Hahaha only clocked on now.
     
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  3. AtherianKing

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    if i remember correctly and this was my thoughts and not confirmed, I interpreted it as spirit of steam being a U.K. route as it is on the roadmap but not as a U.K. route I.e. “seems so”
     
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  4. solicitr

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    AIUI, steam is still at the technology demonstrator stage, they haven't begun to develop routes or even specific locos for it. As Matt said last week, they have a working steam engine (from a physics perspective), but it's a cube.
     
  5. AtherianKing

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    the route development for a steam loco would not need to wait for steam to complete its work, whilst at the same time they could be in production with one or have planned one as a U.K. route

    and as spirit of steam is on the roadmap and a route is more than likely to come with it, meaning a U.K. route could be already on the roadmap but as it just refers to it as “Spirit of steam” it appears as though there isn’t hence the “seems so”

    that does not nessacily mean that the one Matt was to referring in stream will be in reference to that and it could be a separate one that has not been given a green light to announce

    just my interpretation of information given :)
     
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  6. solicitr

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    However, the Mystery British Route was said to be further along in development than Chemnitz and presumably will release quite soon, whereas steam is still a long way off
     
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  7. Crosstie

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    I'm ready to buy another UK route. All I ask is:
    1. It cannot be another route based on an EMU of any kind.
    2. It cannot be anything south of London.
    3. It cannot be a " toy train " ( I assume everyone who mentioned them was joking ).

    I'd quite like to see another section of the NTP, east of Leeds. The Welsh Coast would be interesting as would something around North West England.

    Of course all this speculation and wishful thinking is rather like Schrodinger's cat. It's already been decided. We just don't know.

    ( sorry, can't find an umlaut on this keyboard ).
     
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  8. Princess Entrapta

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    What's your definition of "Toy"? 'Cause I adore riding stuff like the Ravenglass Eskdale line.
     
  9. Crosstie

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    The R & E is a real-life railway, not a toy. Of course it's highly unlike!y that DTG would produce a 15" route and even more unlikely that I would purchase it. :D. In my post I was referring to childrens' fiction, which is not suitable for TSW.
     
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  10. OldVern

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    Essentially Thomas The Tank Engine/Sodor, or as I mentioned tongue in cheek Ivor. Though I have heard Rivet may have been commissioned to do the railway from the Noddy stories... :):):cool::cool:
     
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  11. krustynuggets

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    Playing devil's advocate here anything that simulates a railway, even a completely fictional one like the one Thomas and all his buddies live on would be suitable in TSW if DTG deemed it to be the case, and you know more people than would like to admit it would buy it instantly.........:D
     
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  12. Princess Entrapta

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    Hard agree.
    The sheer amount of effort Rev. Awdry put into crafting the details of those lines, drawing so much inspiration from his own absolute all-consuming love of real-world rail, something like that would be a fantastic tribute to the life and work of someone who was very much "one of our own", and I for one, and I am willing to bet MANY of us, can absolutely say was a major early influence towards my enduring love of rail.
     
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  13. bakedpotatos.jm

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    Unfortunately I'm too old to be in the Thomas camp. It didn't make its way to Canada until the mid eighties.

    But I definitely see it being a big sell. There are alot of fans out there that would scoop it up. And you could get the next generation of simmers playing the game early too.

    For me I have always been interested in public transit. As a kid in the 70's I used to use the lower part of my bunk bed and it would either be a subway, a bus, or a plane. I would pretend to drive or fly for hours picking up passengers.

    And when my aunt married a subway driver for the TTC in Toronto he used to take me for rides in the cabs in the old red G series, and the H and M series trains as well.

    If only I was a kid now with all the games that are out there. Pretending would have been a whole lot better.
     
  14. Princess Entrapta

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    The more I think of it, the more it feels like the perfect conceptual "Dream"3-pack bundle.
    The Sodor Main Line Vicarstown-Tidmouth, with the Ffarquhar and Brendam branches could serve as a solid one comparable to DTG's other offerings, and then you could have the Skarloey and Culdee Fell lines as their own routes, given one is narrow gauge, and the other is of course a rack and pinion line. Shorter at around 15 and 10 miles respectively, but probably a fair bit more complex to develop too.


    Of course, another option to appease both those who want realism and those who adore these stories - licensed loco DLC for any future Talyllyn and Snowdon routes.
    I'd pay Diesel Legends prices for Skarloey, Peter Sam, and Sir Handel to swap in on a Talyllyn route, and the real life line does this already.
     
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  15. Princess Entrapta

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    I literally learned to read purely out of a motivation not to need to wait for my parents tucking me in at night to read the books to me.
     
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  16. SHINO BAZ

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    Until thomas and friends and sodor make it to tsw2(If ever)...Might it be possible to livery editor some kind of face on some of the in game engines until then?
     
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  17. DTG Natster

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    I can confirm (sadly) that Thomas and Friends won't be coming to TSW2.
     
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  18. jasonpfc

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    Spoilsport.
     
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  19. Wolfovizer

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    I can confirm that Eyes the Gronk is friends with Thomas, I guess you just mean Thomas's other friends won't be seen :) Untitled.png
    (Not too bad for a first attempt at livery designer)
     
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  20. Pookiebarra

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    Too quiet. Ok nice scenery, it is Scotland after all , but it is hardly Glasgow or Edinburgh.
     
  21. SHINO BAZ

    SHINO BAZ Well-Known Member

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    Not bad at least the gonk smiling,but most thomas locomotives faces are on there fronts not rears.But when a new better train sim game comes along i would smile to while leaving it behind and moving on to it instead.
     
  22. OldVern

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    Not really. As I said earlier, you have 800 minutes of gameplay with the four service trains each way. You could double that by running in summer then try in a full on blizzard during winter. Then you have specials, depending on the era a freight trip and on that subject don't forget all the rail served industry at Fort William and Corpach. If you push out to Spean Bridge on the main line you can also bring in and take out Glasgow etc services. So not Willesden Junction but quite a busy piece of railway.
     
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  23. Doomotron

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    Wrong answer.

    I like how I've managed to turn this entire thread into a Thomas appreciation thread. :D
     
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  24. Crosstie

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    Thank Goodness. I was beginning to worry a little there. So rest easy, folks, TSW2 really is for grown- ups after all. ;)
     
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  25. antony.henley

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    I'd rather wait and see for the announcement. That way you wont be dissapointed.

    Hentis
     
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  26. driverwoods#1787

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    In Thomas and friends the front is their eyes and mouth just look at Paxton a Class 08/09. So is Pip and Emma the HST where the coupler doors are that's their mouth Headlights eyes. TVL NTP Daisy and I do have a UK route suggestion Calder Valley Line
     
  27. Princess Entrapta

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    And the Culdee fell ones all have two! One at the front, one at the back, For safety reasons.
     
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  28. Wolfovizer

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    I know it's on the wrong end, I've never used livery designer before so I thought the back was easier to play with first, might make a new version at some point :)
     
  29. WVUadam

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    Well if you leaked their name you would put their career in danger
     
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  30. Wolfovizer

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    It's not actually true, these are the locomotives some of Thomas the Tanks Engine and friends are based off, that's why the thread turned into Thomas chat :)
     
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    When I learnt this a few months ago, it really creeped me out. How do they work? Do both of their faces do the same things? Are their eyes like a multi-monitor setup? :o
     
  32. stujoy

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    Well I don’t care about such risks so I’ll name this mystery DTG employee. He is actually one of directors and his name is Sir Topham Hatt.
     
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  33. Pookiebarra

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    As long as it bloody works.
     
  34. OldVern

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    Actually it might well be the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch 15" gauge railway - a nice DTG curved ball. Hit's several spots - UK, south of England, Spirit Of Steam ready and best of all - no bludy Electrostars!
     
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  35. Crosstie

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    I have no problem with narrow gauge, but 15"? Not for me.
     
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    I could see narrow gauge in the future but probably not for the first major release imo
     
  37. Tank621

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    Yeah, I don't think that would generate anywhere near the interest that DTG want from a release as big and exciting as steam.
     
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  38. OldVern

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    My comment about the RH&DR was tongue in cheek, not that I would mind it personally!
     
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  39. SHINO BAZ

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    We technical have already had a example of a narrower gauge with the arosa/chur route 1000 m instead of 1435 m so going to something smaller shouldn't be surprising if it where to ever happen someday.Plus if it does there's no reason it couldn't be a steam route as well.
     
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  40. Tank621

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    Well, I don't think it's the fact that it could be a steam route that is the problem, more that it being the first steam route would be a great disappointment to many.

    Either way, we have no confirmation of any future narrow guage routes so I don't think we need to worry much one way or the other.
     
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    Hoping we find out on Tuesday as it’s the first roadmap of the year. But I’m not sure we will. I have a feeling it could be WCML
     
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  42. Bradley

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    Hope it’s ecml or something up t north
     
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  43. Bradley

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    well its a steam route
     
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    Haha
     
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    Ah okay lol
     
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