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unitedbattleship

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    Scania
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    France: Le Havre
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    English, Cantonese, Chinese

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  1. Just looked at the baltic DLC photos and wow it does look very good. The only perk is that to get to the baltics means that I have to drive through the Going East DLC first, and to be honest it is looking painfully dated. But I do hear that they will update going east after they finish Germany (correct me if I'm wrong) so that's great news.
  2. Ok I think what we’re trying to say is that it isn’t a matter of wealth, but a matter of choice whether you decide to pimp your truck or not. We shouldn’t judge aesthetic choices of others as it’s a subjective thing, but again let’s just say that it’s more about choice over wealth. I mean yes if you really are poor then you probably can’t afford to equip painted mirrors or have custom tailights but just because you’re rich doesn’t mean you have to start adding chrome rims and chrome grills. Some people find tuned trucks exotic and that’s fine, but there’s also another group of people who find stock trucks appealing as well and that’s also absolutely fine. We shouldn’t say that chrome parts ruin looks or plastic parts are symbols of poverty, instead perhaps we should just try to respect the choices of others I guess. It’s just like some people like to tune cars and some don’t. There’s no need to diss one choice over the other.
  3. Well I guess I’m going to break down my experience into parts: Speed and driving style I guess it’s more about driving defensely? I drive with my speed limiter on all the time so I make sure I never go above 90, which in my opinion gives me the chance to read the road ahead. Oh, and also just never overtake since it almost never ends well (just look at all the YouTube videos). There’s also the basic stuff of leaving distance between you and the truck in front and also following traffic signals. Your emotions while driving Now this is harder to explain, but what I do is that I do my best not to get angry under all circumstances, and yield as much as I can at junctions, queues etc, even if they are in the wrong (cutting queues, inappropriate overtakes, etc). Being passive in a way protects yourself from crashes that result from aggressive driving, because you refuse to be aggressive. There’s no need to fight with him on the road as that will just harm yourself, if you really want to condemn him for his actions just report him, one day he’ll get his lesson. It’s also important to keep your calm when you are being honked at (I know the air horns are extremely alarming and loud), as long as you are sure of what you are doing. Sometimes people were honked at when they are yielding to others at junctions (usually the one just outside Calais), and under the pressure of the horns they move and immediately get hit by traffic, while the kids that were honking get away unscathed. So there’s no reason why you need to pay for his impatience. Identification of other drivers’ driving styles Now this made seem a bit unscientific but in my case it usually works, and it’s about determining what sort of a driver that player is by observing the truck he drives, which is a bit like using stereotypes, but it’s extremely accurate in cases. If you see a bright pink FH16 750 with lights all over it coupled with a bright pink livestock trailer, chances are the driver is going to overtake you at 150 km/h before flipping over at the next bend. Similarly, if you see one of those trucks that have a Renault premium cabin but with a chassis from a Scania S730, just pay attention since his driving is likely quite extravagant. Do also pay attention to car drivers in general, since well... you know :/ Hope this helps
  4. My beloved Actros 1845 with plastic bumpers Not even gigaspace just Bigspace cabin with standard interior
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