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About Aopin

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    The Netherlands
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    I like to play video games, but most of all playing the piano.
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  • American Garage Location
    California: Sacramento
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    The Netherlands: Groningen
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    Dutch (C2), Cambridge English (B2), French (A2), German(A2).*

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  1. Thanks for the suggestion, but I already avoid the cities and the road. If my route planner takes me there I set alternative waypoints. I only came to C-D when I was new to TMP.
  2. My opinion on this is short and simple. I think the opposite, they shouldn't remove it. They should lower it from 150km/h to 100km/h. EU2 is a mess and EU3 is becoming one. I think it maybe will remind players that ETS is a simulator game, not a racing game or GTA V with trucks and Skodas only. If you really feel the need to drive super fast, come play on ATSMP. In Nevada, you're allowed to drive 80mph (128km/h)!
  3. I honestly hate it. It is how I imagine the infrastructure of hell would look like. It's also really sad. Calais Duisburg is a nice road, but it is just ruined by players who don't even try to drive normally. Everyone seems to have a lead foot, and 90% probably uses AWSD (on its own that's fine but why drive 150 when you can't even steer properly). The speeding always annoys me because IRL you barely ever see trucks going faster than 90km/h. I don't know whose idea it was to allow for 150km/h, but I would prefer 100km/h. When I joined TMP I hoped for a trucking simulation with actual people who could sort of drive a digital truck. What I actually joined was a server filled with people who don't seem to take anything seriously in C-D and even beyond. I didn't use to care much for it because EU3 was the serious alternative. Now that EU2 is always full you get these EU2 drivers on EU3 doing the exact same thing. It's one of the reasons why I started preferring driving in ATS. It might feel more abandoned but at least you don't have these kinds of players.
  4. I appreciate them both, but I feel like I enjoy Oregon more because it introduced more forests and green landscapes. New Mexico only gave us more desert, of which there was already enough in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
  5. Even though it sounds like a fun idea, it probably won't really work. It will definitely cause connectivity issues for some people, and even if it is not affecting that many people it would be weird to exclude them. Also because NA and Europe have different peak times it probably wouldn't have a noticeable impact on the server population. I think the best we can hope for is more map DLC's and Trucks that will lure players from ETS2MP to ATSMP. Events might do the trick too. Big Sur definitely caused some Calais-Duisburg type situations in ATSMP. For now, I think it is best to keep two separate servers for both continents. Let's just hope for some more players in the future.
  6. I have that too, I just keep ending up on the same roads over and over again. Even if I do drive on a road that I rarely see, it is usually identical to others. For me, the entirety of southern California, Arizona and New Mexico feel kind of the same. In Europe however, the way the roads look is quite different for some countries. ATS just needs more variety in truck choices and more area's. Besides its called American Truck Sim, not USA Truck Sim, so being able to enter Mexico or Canada would be interesting. I think the MAN Euro 6 might have drawn even more potential ATS players away. In order for more players to join a new event, map DLC or a new truck has to be added. Around the time that I am online, there are usually no more than 280 players. For me, the reason for playing ATS more recently is the long waiting times in ETS2MP now. It feels like both EU2 and (especially) EU3 could use a player capacity bump. In ATS it does feel empty and abandoned but hey at least you can connect instantly!
  7. Sorry, I meant that they're pretty much the same on the interior. Only the engine sound of the Kenworth bothers me, and the Volvo seems a bit too quiet when you're not accelerating. Also another thing about the audio, I think the indicators are too silent in all trucks, you can barely hear them.
  8. For me personally, the reason for being more active on ETS2 than ATS is the variety of trucks. The recent addition of the Volvo was nice and cab wise it's my favorite truck. The Kenworth is nice but in my opinion, the engine is too loud. The Peterbilt is better but I dislike the smaller windows. The other two "modern" Peterbilt and Kenworths are practically the same things. For now, the Volvo has kept me playing but I hope more trucks are coming this year. But simply put in numbers: ATS: 5 Truck Models ETS2: 16 Truck Models (Including the new MAN) There are more options in ETS2 so with that the chances of finding a truck you like are bigger I guess. But that's just my reason...
  9. The video of Blackskills first official convoy is now hidden. Its because the main purpose of the channel is ESC videos. It's of course still available at the original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5YEJsXVvN4

    1. [ETS2MCG] Kien Giang

      [ETS2MCG] Kien Giang

      yeah thank you :) Nice video :wub:

  10. For me most other free available recorders either resulted in significant performance decreases at 1080 and 720, or the resulting video was terrible (OBS records at what seems 5fps and I can't fix it after tweaking the settings endlessly.) Fraps worked well on my Acer with Intel Pentium (don't know specific number), but it doesn't work at all with my AMD Pc which is better in hardware in all perspectives. I took me ages to find out about AMD ReLive, I just never heard of it. It just works really well for me and is easy to use. I just wanted to recommend people to try it out if they had the same situation I had a few months ago. My PC is: AMD 7860k with 4CPU (3.6GHz -> 4GHz) +8GPU cores (I don't use GPU cores anymore because I got a separate graphics card and plan on buying another CPU). 8GB DDR3 256GB SSD (C) + 1TB HDD (D/E) Radeon 550 GPU I thought it was decent enough to use fraps but it just wouldn't work without loosing performance in game. I don't know why but its just that way. So long story short. I didn't mean to say it would work amazing for everyone but it was the ideal solution for me so that's why I pointed it out.
  11. So I found out about AMD ReLive a while ago and have been using it for a while now. I think this is a great free alternative to OBS Studio or comparable free screen recorders. You can tweak the resolution, bitrate and other quality settings really easily. For me the main pros are the fact that it's free and has no noticeable performance impact when recording at 1080p with a lower bitrate. Of course for high end PC's its not really an added value but for medium and low end PC's it's a great solution. When recording with the lowest bitrate at 1080p the quality is more than sufficient for report purposes, which means having a lower end PC is no problem anymore when dealing with trolls. For recording trips at high quality you might notice a small decrease in FPS depending on your PC but I havent noticed anything. I mostly use it for report purposes so I use a low bitrate so save storage space. Streaming and other options are also available. So if you have AMD in your computer and are looking for good free recording software then I definitely recommend AMD ReLive.
  12. So the video about @BL4CK$K1LL's convoy is almost ready...

    It goes in premiere at 23:00 GMT (9 November)

    Watch it here: 


    1. [ETS2MCG] Kien Giang

      [ETS2MCG] Kien Giang

      nice video and convoy :wub:

    2. BL4CK$K1LL


      Great Video and thanks for coming ^-^

  13. Editing the video for @BL4CK$K1LL 's 1st official convoy... My MacBook Air does sound like it's taking off though :o

    Screenshot 2018-11-09 at 21.52.58-min.png

  14. I guess that my favourite from those options has got to be DAF (specifically XF105). I didn't use to like Scanias until the new ones came along. If I had to I couldn't choose between my XF105 and Scania S750. That being said, I am curious about the new MAN I've seen on SCS's twitter.
  15. One of the things that put me off driving in ATS isn’t necessarily the map (size/diversity) but the trucks. There is such a lack of choice and it kind of makes it impossible to find the “perfect” truck for me. The Kenworth is nice but I hate how loud the engine is, Peterbilt 356(?) has a nice sounding engine but the cab is not as good in my taste. And then the 2 modern trucks aren’t that different either. I guess I’ll start playing ats more when new trucks get added. I’ve seen a Volvo being teased in the Oregon DLC trailer so I’m hoping it won’t end like the Renault Range T did.
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