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About McclaudEagle

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  1. McclaudEagle

    Cars ?

    The subject on the Scout keeps coming up because of the following. 1. People completely blow the problem of cars way out of proportion 2. Some people are deluded enough to believe that removing the cars would somehow solve the problem of trolls, without thinking that they'll just go back to using trucks, which are comparatively worse. I won't deny that cars are often used by trolls as a weapon, but removing the car is the same as game DRM; it only harms the people who use it legitimately. Remove the cars and all that will happen is the troll will simply go back to using a truck, which is worse because they can then hook up a trailer and start blocking entire roads with it.
  2. McclaudEagle

    What to do in Duisburg?

    "What to do in Duisburg?" Find the nearest and fastest exit out and never return.
  3. McclaudEagle

    How do you see TMP updates to servers and rules?

    You mention about how the game should be about fun and speed should be allowed, and then in the very same post, you describe how driving a sensible speed resulted in you being hit, no doubt by someone who was driving too fast; in effect, you're advocating the very behaviour that caused the collision with your truck. I don't understand this mentality from so many people on these forums. You buy a game called Euro Truck Simulator 2, and then complain that TruckersMP is lowering speed limits to realistic levels. Why are you playing a game about trucks, which are inherently slow, and then complaining about having to go slower? It makes literally no sense. It's like complaining that the train you're driving in Train Simulator can't take off and fly to Menorca or something.
  4. I don't know why so many people keep thinking the Scout is the problem. I've driven my Scout for about 35,000 miles (56,000 km) and it has definitely improved, to the point now where the car is actually perfectly usable; it stops just as quickly as some real cars do (I have Brake Sensitivity at 50%, which I believe is the game's default), it doesn't accelerate like a rocket (my Saab 9-3 is quicker) and it handles cornering just fine. There are only three problems with it: 1. The car's steering is still a bit too truck like and has significantly slower turning response than a real car does 2. The idiots who attempt to drive it at 150 km/h (90 mph) on a bend forgetting that it's a simulator and not a game like NFS where the physics are more relaxed. The first point could one day be resolved, but as they don't have an active developer for it at the moment, it might not happen for some time. The second point is a human problem, and wouldn't matter if the Scout was there or not because those people would just go back to racing trucks like lunatics. Which leads me to the final point... 3. The people constantly complaining about the Scout - Please, stop complaining about it. The so-called issues surrounding the car being used in trolling is a human problem, not the fault of the car. Getting rid of the car isn't going to achieve anything other than annoying people like me who drive it sensibly and enjoy it, and moving those trolls back into much bigger trucks which are worse because they can be used to block entire roads. To reiterate, the Scout is perfectly fine when operating at normal, sensible speeds just like most real cars would be.
  5. McclaudEagle

    C-D road

    How to survive the C-D Road? Don't use it; that's as simple as I can put it. It doesn't matter how carefully you drive on the C-D Road, you WILL get hit sooner or later, and frequently if it's one of the only roads you drive on. As for driving on the C-D Road at 150km/h; no, it's not safe and you will inevitably hit someone else doing those speeds on such a busy and narrow road, especially as the road conditions can change so dangerously quickly.
  6. McclaudEagle

    Update 1.35 release

    The attitudes of some people here in this thread are appalling. The dev team is working hard, dedicating hours of their own personal time so that everyone can continue to enjoy a good multiplayer experience, and yet so many of you are acting like spoiled, impatient children. If you lot are that bothered by how long the update is taking, then perhaps consider learning to mod so you can join the team and help speed up the process. Or, here's a novel idea; find someone else to do while you wait. It's only been a week for heaven sake.
  7. McclaudEagle

    What you think about Skoda?

    They have noticed it, but they won't develop on the Scout because apparently the Scout's primary developer left the team. What I don't understand is why they don't just get someone else to join the team that can work on it.
  8. McclaudEagle

    Update 1.35 release

    SCS Software is a relatively small studio, with a rather niche game market and as a result, won't have a tremendous amount of funding. You're comparing SCS Software to a game studio; in this case, Turn10, which is a large studio with a massive multi-platform (PC and Xbox) product with enormous funding and purchasing power and influence, who happens to be owned by Xbox Game Studios (and thus Microsoft). An enormous amount of time, money and work goes into obtaining a license and then putting it in a game. They first have to cough up the cash, which in some cases can be up to six-figure sums, and then create the vehicle in-game to the exact specifications set by the license holder (in this case, Renault Trucks). There's also a very good possibility that Renault Trucks are the ones delaying the process of implementing their Range T into the game.
  9. McclaudEagle

    How many times are you hit during a transport?

    As I've said before, the biggest reason people have crashes is because they either mostly, or exclusively play in areas where large numbers of bad drivers and trolls exist like the areas around Calais and Duisburg. The past two days, I've done a long split drive from Bergen (Norway) all the way to Rome (Italy) without a single impact from myself or anyone else. Driving sensibly, and away from all the chaos means your chances of being hit are dramatically reduced to the point where it's almost non-existent. Norway and Sweden are probably one of the busier areas outside the C-D area, and even there I've rarely ever been hit. It's pretty much all about where you go, and how you drive.
  10. McclaudEagle

    Server 5 No Rules.

    Technically speaking, the server can't be considered to be full of trolls because, if the server has no rules, then 'trolling' can no longer be classed as on offence. I personally wouldn't (and didn't) play on this server, but I can see it could be a bit of fun for a lot of people who just want to kick back and a relax.
  11. In terms of expanding existing DLCs, I would like to see them expand the Scandinavia DLC so we can actually drive all the way to the very North Eastern parts of Norway and Sweden; SCS missed so much of those two countries. They'd probably also need to expand Finland and Russia to make it work though. Doing so would mean we'd get a lot more single-carriageway roads, including the famous Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway.
  12. McclaudEagle

    Is the Italia DLC worth getting now ?

    Allow me to break it down for you via a simple 'mathematical' sum. ETS2MP + All Map DLCs = 100% Better Game ETS2MP - All Map DLCs = 0% Better Game The % numbers don't lie. Get it.
  13. McclaudEagle

    How many times are you hit during a transport?

    I mostly drive in the Scandinavia and Baltic areas, and I've probably only been hit once or twice, and neither were serious. I see people complaining about being crashed into a lot on this forum, and yet they willingly drive on some of the most dangerous roads in the game like C-D road. If you play with fire, don't be surprised that you get burned.
  14. McclaudEagle

    What you think about Skoda?

    I can assure you, the Scout car is in no way realistic; if Skoda produced a car that handles as badly as the Scout does, Skoda would be out of business pretty quickly.
  15. McclaudEagle

    [Poll] Possible ideas for a new congested road

    I have just one question: Why on Earth would you want to encourage what happens on the C-D Road somewhere else? If you find the C-D Road is getting boring for you, then I have a very simply solution; stop driving on it. There are plenty of areas throughout the map that are busy enough that you're never alone, but not so busy that it's like a game of Mad Max, such as Scandinavia and reworked sections of Germany. Having the C-D Road remain the busiest one in the game is great because it means all the madness and toxicity can stay there and not infect everywhere else.