andy Suter

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About andy Suter

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Newcastle UK
  • Preferred Trucks Mercedes
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  • EU Garage Location United Kingdom: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Known languages English

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  1. Got a new one. When someone comes flying past at top speed, then realises they are going too fast for junction so just cut in front of you and brake hard to try and make the turn like F1. The result of me ploughing into the side of them results in much hilarity (not) Or--- when they take the wrong slip off a motorway and decide to reverse back up it. Then get annoyed when I come down the slip, meet them on their way back up and force me to stop stationary on a motorway off ramp with no where to go. That makes a great event too, especially the horn spamming and CB abuse <sarcasim>. You took the wrong turn idiot, likely from driving at 150kph so just drive on and turn around somewhere.
  2. Whats your favourite car colour?

    My last real life car was actually a skoda superb just like in the game, in a dark grey colour. (cant ever recall it being able to do 250kph though!) If I drive a car (rarely) I try and stay away from bright neon colours as it just adds to the stereo type of the car driver and the type of player. I try and go for a colour that stands out but in a smart way so usually like tasteful metallic colour.
  3. Introduce Yourself

    My name is Andy and I work for an Architects in the UK. Im 46 years old, married, two kids. Henry (13) just got his black belt in karate, and Daisy (7) is a total pain the ass but a daddys girl. Im also an Football Association qualified coach and look after my sons team (u13) Started playing games on a spectrum 128K back in the 80’s haha but real games on a playstation 1 and move dn whenever a new console came out. Never really been into PC games as I spend all day looking at a computer screen drawing buildings. But recently upgraded my home PC to a gaming PC and its triggered a whole new love of pc gaming. Turned out I already had ETS 2 and 160hrs logged back in 2015 so I just reinstalled it and have been loving it Have literally one friend on my playstation account (my son haha) so finding it hard adjusting to communal games! Especially ones with pre pubescent kids who think it cool to spam the CB radio with animal noises. I seem to spend more time muting idiots than I do driving! Older guys who game and that understand family politics that go with it are starting to be fewer and fewer!.
  4. ive tried all of them but keep coming back to the new scanias. I hate the fact that I do this but I find they offer the best balance of what I want between performance and customisability. I'm liking the stock look with lots of plastic and simple paint jobs and they seem to the offer the best looking one in this regard. I hate it because its a truck everyone seems to drive and I feel like a sheep!
  5. I like the idea that SCS are actively looking for (and implementing) ways to make ETS/ATS better and more realistic but I think cables is probably an area that could have been shelved in favour of time spent on something more noticeable in game. The blog posts seem to suggest it wasn't the easiest thing to get right and I question what they could have done instead that would have more of an impact to our game play.
  6. How to behave in extreme situations

    Without knowing the full picture (and I believe you aren’t allowed to discuss that on the forum anyway), if im sat in service area, an accident happens nearby and then the CB radio is full of people swearing etc, when I have my 7yr old daughter sat next to me, then I can see why people that shout insults also get banned. The rules are quite clear, no insulting, although I know that’s hard to do when you’ve invested so much time on a trip to have it destroyed at the very end. The other answer, and I hate to say it, only do important deliveries on a quiet server. If I am to pass through a busy area, with lots of trolls and GTA drivers, I pull over, and switch server until I pass through.
  7. Looking for VTC to convoy with but still keeping my own colours

    I had an idea for a freelance VTC. Basically something to cater for those that want to be independent with own colours, no driving tests etc but want to join up with others when they want. Setting up a VTC looks like a lot of work so I haven't bothered and just drive solo still.
  8. Yet another Nanny-state speed limit introduced

    The only negative ive found with the city limit restriction is that in some cities there is a high speed motorway that passes close by. If you are traveling on this it seems to fall within the radius of the city and so drops your speed limit down when there is no real need. Its only a small negative but I have found myself checking my cruise control hasn’t come off by mistake!
  9. What dlcs do you have ?

    all for me too, but not the country paintjobs. They are really cheap if you shop around.
  10. damage from nowhere

    Game: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Mod Version: current plus 3 previous versions. Controllers Used: DS4 Description of Issue: Don’t know if these are linked but occasionally in certain towns ( Malmo is one) I get ‘trailer damage 0%’ flashing up every 2 seconds. More of a distraction than anything else. Then yesterday same thing happened and when I looked my truck had gone from 0 to 42% damaged. It then started stalling and the usual ‘headlights or get kicked etc’. There wasn’t anyone around and I didn’t hit anything. How to reproduce: Normal driving in Malmo (and other towns) Screenshots / Videos:none
  11. What 'Theme' do you think is better?

    please god no.... now we will be getting the 'I think its so nanny state that we have to choose between black or white - I want yellow'
  12. Please learn your priorities!

    Not strictly related but im having issues with just general bad driving. Things like overtaking you at 150kph, then braking hard and cutting in front as they realised they were going to fast for their exit, - overtaking on the inside, just as you are moving back into your lane – driving the wrong way back up exits as they realised they took the wrong turn. Then I realised that a good portion of the player base are probably too young to even own a RL car license. As such, they will drive the only way they know how, like they do on computer games where a 3 lane road is just a stretch of tarmac to race down. Other players are ‘obstacles’ to avoid etc. Part of me then is a bit more tolerant of these ‘kids’ so I don’t report his type of stuff and just try to carry on, even when they start shouting abuse down the mic in their prepubescent voices, but the winning part of me is the one logging off and joining EU1
  13. Call of the wild

    Ive just heard that my local Porshe dealer is giving away free car hire. So I went down to see what the deal was. Doesn’t cost a thing apparently. They provide use of a new Porsche as long as you stick to a few rules. I read the rules, signed on the line and had a go in a new Porsche (I could even choose the colour). But then I wasn’t happy. Apparently you can only stick to the speed limits. Wasn’t having any of that rubbish so complained. They said ‘sorry that’s rules – its a free Porsche, no cost you – just don’t speed’… I wasn’t having this dictatorship enforced on me so I argued again. Then I got my mates to argue too. In the end I stood outside the show room with signs to show how unhappy I was. Outrageous….. Im now on a bicycle. Those B****ds wont beat me.
  14. 150 Km/h update is good or not?

    With respect.... that's a few less problem players then. Mission accomplished. When I learn to ride a motorcycle they told me ' it likely wont be you that causes an accident but others around you'. You may well be in control of your ballistic missile truck but I cant promise you that as I move into a new lane to overtake someone, while Im trucking along at 100kph that I will see you far enough away in my laggy mirrors, as you hurtle toward some at 170kph…. I cant promise I can prevent you running into the back of me if you going so fast that I cant react. I also cant promise those that overtake on the inside after ive just overtaken someone myself and im moving back into the correct lane that I wont force you into the grass. I also cant promise that I wont send in an abuse report when you start swearing in the mic and sitting on the horn like a frustrated toddler whose just had a toy taken off them, especially when my 7yr old daughter is sat next to me watching me play trucks. If that results in me getting banned, so be it but as far as im concerned I’ll be driving according to the rules of the road as I have done for 30 years in real life. I record all the time so that may help. I shouldn’t have to look out of GTA drivers in a truck simulation. If I want that I could… <this may be hard to comprehend> go to GTA…. Ta da!!! Some may say, ‘you shouldn’t be playing on EU2, go to Eu1’ or something similarly boring. Strange this, last time I checked, I was playing a truck simulator and ive not seen many trucks in RL speed past me at 170kph…. Just a thought.