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Time Skip Feature

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by rainynight65, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. rainynight65

    rainynight65 Member

    Jan 24, 2018
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    I am a new player, and I am really enjoying TSW so far. But as someone with fairly limited time to play anything, I wouldn't mind seeing some sort of optional time skip feature implemented in the game.

    Last night I started on Western Express, and after the tutorials, the first scenario is the one where I have to fill in for another driver. So I spawn at a train station and am told to catch a train to Paddington. That takes about ten minutes - real time. Then I get to my train, fire everything up, get the train ready - and then I have to wait another 10-15 minutes - again, real time. So roughly 20 minutes in which I am not actually doing anything. Most of the time when I have a chance to play games, I have an hour, maybe 90 minutes max. I get that the wait times are for realism, but to spend a third of my game time just staring at the screen waiting for time to pass is not exactly... well, fun.

    I could see a time skip feature working like this: Once all current objectives have been fulfilled, there's nothing else to do (i.e. in passenger mode or while waiting for departure time) and there's more than, say 2-3 minutes wait until the next objective can be reasonably started, allow the player to skip forward to that point in the game. Strictly optional of course, but it could make the game more accessible for some people.

    What are other players' views on this?
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  2. Lewis

    Lewis New Member

    Dec 9, 2016
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    For me this is the one big thing I find myself missing when playing the game. I love the ability to jump onto different services but hate having to wait around for so long to be able to play. A time skip feature would be great!
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  3. MillerPC

    MillerPC Member

    Nov 30, 2017
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    I just start a service and go to sleep in my chair until it's time to go.
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  4. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2016
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    Diesel Railcar Simulator has this kind of feature and it is super useful. Diesel Railcar Simulator's service mode style operations could teach TSW a lot...
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  5. ales.hnyk

    ales.hnyk New Member

    Mar 17, 2019
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    I wanted to write a post on this topic, but I see it's been here for a long time. :(

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  6. jamesibbs

    jamesibbs Member

    May 25, 2019
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    would be great
  7. hyperlord

    hyperlord Active Member

    May 20, 2019
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    I think this feature should definitly be included.
    Fast-forward ... besides the waiting in trains, I wait a lot at stations for my next job to arrive!

    When my time is limited, I choose scenarios - 30-45 minutes
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