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  1. Inactiveness in ATSMP

    Part of the problem is that there is very few quality manufacturers in the US for both big rigs and passenger vehicles alike.... in fact even though I am American I can't think of more than one or two vehicles produced by a US company, car truck or big rig, that I'd want to waste my money on. So anyway they are likely having problems finding many attractive US brands to put into the game. Probably will end up having to just bring the European/Asian companies in.... which is what I think they should have done to begin with.
  2. [Poll] Bring back the old Winter Mod

    I don't like the way the falling snow looks (it seems to fall in unnatural looking "clusters" sometimes) so I turned it off. I also desire it to effect road physics and make them more slick. That being said the winter mod itself is vastly improved over previous years.
  3. Should the game bring innovation to its own map?

    I actually think this should be their next focus. But, while I support most of their paid DLC.... I think such an update should be free, since a lot of the assets and prefabs are already there and they would just need to do some touch ups and bring some of the roads and scenery up to current standards. Plus gating it with DLC would be an absolute mess I think, since then you'd have two layers of the same map in the same places depending on if you own the DLC or not. This is one case where I think extra profits (assuming there is any) left over from the DLC should be applied to a free map update. I'm not against paid DLC, I own two dozen of them for ETS2.... but yeah I just don't see revamping the base map to be something that would even be plausible as paid DLC.
  4. Concerns regarding the Special Transport DLC

    Instead of not including the DLC in MP, they could just hire more admins. I'm actually surprised that's not one of the positions they are listing as "opened" since there needs to be many more than they have now even without this DLC. Not like there is labor costs to worry about or anything. As for not being able to overtake wide loads..... what's so wrong with just following them and not passing them at all, until there is enough space? You don't need to overtake someone the very moment you get behind them. I don't see that part of an issue what so ever. Just cruise control at their speed until you can safely get by.
  5. Do you think setting brake intensity to 100% helps?

    I find that 100% braking intensity leads to the lack of being able to stop in a smooth fashion, such as pulling up to traffic lights and tolls. I'd rather be able to temper my braking as I approach an object, than suddenly stop and causing someone to rear end me. Doesn't seem to be too many instances where you have to stop on a dime anyway. Just need to pay attention.
  6. new to the multi player

    Quick jobs work, you just can't join multiplayer until the initial tutorial job is done... or else no quick jobs will show up in order to progress any further. But after you finish that first job in single player you can actually do the quick jobs in multiplayer. I've done it that way for years whenever I created a new profile, most recently a couple of weeks ago when I got a new computer and decided I want to experience the game from the start again instead of transferring my save. I did all my quick jobs saving up for my truck in multiplayer. The main issue is on occasion they'll tell you that you are late even if you literally just started the job. I think this is the first quick job you choose after logging in, due to the job time not being synced with MP time. But after that it works fine, just like doing any other job.
  7. Border Controls and Closed Borders?

    Yeah I only use replay as well. I don't know why it does this. It's not like I find out about it until I watch the video either lol. Maybe I just have my recording quality settings set too high. My card can handle the settings I have it at but maybe it just needs to be a little less stressed during recording. Anyway, cheers for the reply
  8. Border Controls and Closed Borders?

    I have experienced this several times, and sometimes it goes wayyyy beyond what is mentioned in this thread. I have been asked to do things such as prove that my skin color is white, that my religion is not jewish, and even on one isolated occasion that I have "The Lord's Prayer" memorized. On one occasion I was "border blocked" and told I'd only be allowed through if I could prove that I have never reported another player. Equally disturbing is that often times this is kids with squeaky voices. What kind of parenting do they have!? Every time I have reported in-game but in-game reporting has been rendered totally useless as of late. however I am experiencing an issue with the game not always cooperating with my recording software. For whatever reason, after some time, Shadow Play likes to stop recording video and only record audio in ETS2/ATS. At first I thought this was due to me using my old potato, but now that I have a brand new modern gaming PC and it still does it... not sure what's up with that. So I think I'm going to have to find another software to record for the reporting system.
  9. Steam overlay

    The solution that always works for me is setting steam to open in ADMINISTRATOR MODE. Since ETS2 and ATS are built on a Unity-based engine, I actually learned this trick from other Unity games which have the same issue. Hopefully this solution works for you too
  10. United Kingdom you would come some players a bit is what he is.

    To be honest the only time this throws me off is when I come across an English roundabout. Sometimes my brain just wants to take a right to get through them. But other than that, I dunno.... I've known since I was a kid that England drove on the left side so I feel like I've been mentally prepared to drive there for decades. Not sure how easy it would be to adjust in real life though.
  11. Opinions on hacking/hackers and their punishments

    Yeah once he blew by me he was out of drawing range (which I have set on max) in about 6 seconds lol. Whenever I'm pulling a haul like he had on his truck I usually can't even reach the speed at which I was traveling of 90MPH without some significant downhill assistance or a very long stretch of flat land.
  12. Opinions on hacking/hackers and their punishments

    @Babou71What is a good way to determine if someone is hacking or using a save state that is not allowed? I've been wondering this for reporting purposes. A couple of days ago I was driving along at 90MPH and a truck blew by me at what appeared to be at least 30MPH faster with what looked like one of the heavier tractor hauls. Looked like he was driving a Mann which to my knowledge doesn't even reach those speeds w/o a haul. Would that be something I should consider suspect?
  13. Your opinions on In-game Reports?

    This actually makes me feel a bit better about that particular instance. I'm glad it wasn't just a case of somebody choosing the report that would take the least amount of time to review lol.
  14. Your opinions on In-game Reports?

    The one thing I'm confused about is why my most recent report, which happened to be the only one I didn't have sufficient evidence (screenshot only) for is also the only report of mine that has gotten reviewed. How does the most recent report get reviewed first? Can they pick and choose reports to review? Think it would be more efficient to do reports based on first come first review. But in my case it looks like someone just chose whatever report would be easiest and quickest and left the rest unattended to. I'm still trying to feel out this system so I can become decent at submitting quality reports, and granted all my reports so far are fairly simple driving violations such as overtaking on the shoulder (this seems to cause about as many wrecks as anything else) and wrong way driving, but if 5+ days not even done in the order of when they were sent for a EU2 report is the norm I might just give up on it reporting all together on that server. I'd be happy to offer my services for this task alone but I admittedly do not have a long enough, or good enough track record as of yet to consider myself someone that anyone would have a reason to trust with the job. But yeah it definitely seems to be an understaffed position. 3 days max to review a report would be a good goal to aim for. This is all just my two cents, of course.
  15. Why do you go to Duisburg-Calais?

    It's not so much the traffic that bothers me about going through there. It's the lags causing other trucks to take flight. I'm usually doing relatively okay going through there until that happens. All the sudden like 8 trucks will go flying in the air and you're basically like Elmer Fudd watching an anvil be dropped on your head =D Thankfully my truck has not yet take flight like that, knock on wood. I think outside of lags, part of the issue is all the people leaving the no-collision zones without really paying attention, resulting in their truck's colliders spawning inside of another truck's colliders, perhaps? So maybe if there was a way to just have no collision zones activate around certain cities when more than a certain number of trucks is detected inside of them, it might make the issue better. I'm not sure if that's even possible though.