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antrax737 last won the day on January 24 2020

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About antrax737

  • Birthday 02/20/1996

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    California: Redding
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    Czech Republic: Ostrava
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  1. Oi! Where is everybody? Main server, half full? I can't be just Convoy, not enough players on there, what's going on?

    1. .Pedro.
    2. _sneaht_0810


      Hey @antrax737,


      There were some reasons listed here: 

      Kindest regards,

      Stay safe!

      _sneaht_0810 - TruckersMP Forum Moderator


    3. antrax737


      @_sneaht_0810I don't know if you've read everything guys posted, but the update is here and max i've seen so far was 2200 players, there is no way there are 2000 players on Convoy so, ok, summer, vacations, maybe? Convoy i'd say has at most 500 players playing at the same time, which compared to steam numbers is nothing.


      I haven't seen something like that before and I can't blame it on no support for 1.41 or the Convoy.

  2. @enrique_cg I don't think i'll really quit aswell, but just for an example, I dont remember last time i spent 3 or more hours at once in ETS or ATS. Today I ended up playing Cities Skylines and Europa Universalis 4, both for 4 hours and the time just flew by like, is this serious? I just got so distracted with all the planning and strategizing... man. I actually feel bad for gaming so much but it felt nice. Just next time, I'll limit that on 2 hours per game anyway xD
  3. @tattytate I play to challenge myself or like you to listen to something useful, podcasts or audio books. I need to do something all the time, so just kicking back and relaxing is the one thing i consider to be in a way, waste of time. You know the guys who stop by the side of the road in mp? Or drive fast to their destionation just to camp at the company for 10 minutes. That's something i maybe do 3 times in a year, when I play ets or ats I just go, no breaks, no waiting. I also tend to overthink stuff so i dont like being idle for too long.
  4. @ASIR [CZE] Mp, was motivation for me for a long long time aswell. Now I seem to be over that, events are underwhelming for me, just same old A to B, last one I didn't even bother with, lets just say that I don't play well with something where one side is constantly being shut down and one side is on the news all the time. Achivements, I feel like there is nothing really supporting some of them and you cant actually plan like you would in some other games, sometimes trying to get the achivement you have to run without a cargo over entire map, simulation lost right there. @blabberbeak aka Joao :P, the thing with AI for me, too predictable, again, hard to fail, I know how AI works, basically it has been the same for years, besides smaller upgrades making it safer. There is one thing I really dislike about AI in ETS, on motorway they usually drive at 83-84km/h, I usually do 85 and AI trucks they usually follow each other so when you overtake you overtake 2 or 3 in one go, so 1km/h difference and 3 trucks to overtake, you see my pain in the butt there, it takes 10 minutes. I still prefer MP, in real life there is no guarantee that you will get safe from A to B, just like in MP, while in SP, if I do my 50% I'll get there while being blindfolded, guaranteed. Try giving everyone in real life ability not to get killed on the road, the first day you'll probably get 10.000 ghostriders and turboriders in Germany alone. So it's not the players to blame but the game, it could be more hardcore. But not being safe at all times brings it closer to reality for me. The deserted part is getting really old now and some adapt some move on, i was adapted, now i'm in the middle, mostly because I played every open beta in last 2 years... if it was for singleplayer alone I'd never really start playing I think, would probably just stick to Battlefield and strategies. Oh on the reckless drivers part, my reefer trailer in ETS has 300k km, during that time I had to reapir it 3 times, no major accident, three times at 70% damage but only on tires. Maybe I learned to spot the noobs and I sort of avoid them. But there are noobs in any MP game and essentially they ruin games for everybody, it just different scenario and it is acceptable, also people with maybe a different mindset in these games, example; any FPS game, your noob team mate will always do something wrong.
  5. So latelly I'm thinking a lot, there is so many really good video games out there and a normal person has max. of four hours a day left to game, if you want to push it you can have up to 7 but then real life starts to suffer. So becasue of that i kinda want to spend my time playing the games which in one way or another have ability to improve me, for example; solving problems, thinking fast, managing a couple different things at the same time and so on. Here the topics title comes into play, I can not find a justify playing ETS2 and ATS, nothing to achive, nothing to think about really, latelly I even started driving with GPS navigation turned off, just to feel more alive when I'm driving on the same road for the 200th time, I'm getting close to 3 mil. km in ETS so for some roads, 200 doesn't even seem like a big number. As I started to play not using GPS navigation I figured it would be at least semi-hard, I mean you need to know at all times where you are in order not to get lost, but that's it really, SCS is pretty good at road signs. I also found out that I actually know the map really well and 70% of the time I don't even need road signs. Last year I had a goal, it was to make 1000 deliveries, i made it to 650, a few more or less, so lets say average 2 per day. This year the goal is to get to a round number, which I think is 5000 deliveries total, so 350 to go and the second goal is to get to 3 mil. km, 200k km to go. Honestly these goals are probably not even goals because i know how easy it is to do 200k km in a year, my best is 27k km in a week, so 200k km is, if I'd want to do it I can do it in 10 weeks. Also, driving a truck in the two games is really easy and I can't remember when I had a crash last time, sometimes on some roads I don't feel like braking so I just drive on the limit of a truck, now I'm not talking 110km/h into a turn, I am talking about doing 70 where I really should do 60 for the sake of simulation. Two months ago I almost rolled over, but the thing is it wasnt almost, I had it all planned, the speed, the entry point, the exit point, the... everything! I knew there is no way I could fail, I basically drove thru the turn on just right wheels, all left wheels up in the air, while staying in my lane. You can see noobs do that all the time half of the time they crash, but I had the truck under control from the moment I decided not the break, to the moment I hit the right speed, to the moment I lifted left wheels off the ground and to the moment I sat it back down on all wheels. I knew how to do it, I don't remember the last time I crashed and I sure as hell didn't want to crash there, so even if it would start to lean too much towards the ground I'd just counter steer and bring it back down on all wheels, I really had the right speed and everything. So I think I am skilled, Idon'tknowhowtocrash type of skilled and it is boring so I feel like there is nothing much left to do in ATS or ETS for me, but at the same time, SCS is pretty big company now and they learned thru time how to do their absolute best, I have been loving the new stuff they released in past two years, ATS is undertaking ETS like mad in my opinion. I just love what SCS is doing but at the same time, 3000 hours in and all I still do is drive from A to B, just like on the day ETS2 was released. It may be relaxing, but when you spend 3000 hours, relaxing in a video game, man just meditate or go for a walk, it is even more relaxing plus long term it is much better for you. So I feel kinda stuck, I like both games, after playing for so long, I know the pros and cons of both, I kinda like SCS latelly aswell, but at this point, I feel like I'm just killing time when playing the two games. I don't want to quit because I think SCS has some pretty big stuff in the pipeline for both games but at the same time I'm the type of player who is all in or all out, so I can't play for example, only on sunday afternoon. Also quitting after 3000 hours in, who does that? At this point you go for 10000 hours. Kind of a rant there, what I wanted to say is probably, how do you justify playing ETS and ATS day in and day out for years when you can't benefit from it? For past two years even with all DLCs and what not, I've felt like there is something missing, probably some kind of a challenge or some kind of a goal which I don't have to come up with on my own, you know, a part of a game. That's the underwhelming part I guess, does anyone feel the same way? If not what keeps you motivated? I'll really appreciate all the opinions I get on this one, thank you in advance.
  6. Happy birthday, mate! Don't consume too much the you know what. 🍻 💚

  7. Ok I'm mind blown by 1.40, it's drop dead gorgeous, the game feels 1000x more realistic, just try it out, it's awesome.

    1. DerAmpelmann


      Just don't drive a Volvo. :kappa:

      Although they'll probably fix the bug soon enough.

    2. antrax737


      What bug? I'm sticking to The Man right now but still, what bug?

  8. Ok, so who's idea was to have two servers with 4000+ slots? As things stand right now with both games, maps are getting bigger and the bigger the maps get the emptier they get and having 2000 players on each server doesn't help it one bit. This will probably screw up Iberia release aswell, for a week everybody will be there, after a week everybody will run back to Germany and with servers not filling up... Starting to repeat myself here, 2 big servers= 2 half empty servers.


    The only good reason to do that in my opinion would be if the AI in MP is just behind the corner or you expect a lot more people playing after release of Iberia...


    I tried searching the forum for a topic explaining this decision, I couldn't find anything. So does anyone know more than I do?

    1. DerAmpelmann


      The players are going from Sim 1 to Sim 2 due to issues on Sim 1. Normally Sim 1 would be the server with the most players at above 2,000 players nearly around the clock.


      Here's a 3-month comparison of the two biggest ETS2 servers.





      Here's previous 7 days.




      As you can see especially on 2nd of February, Sim 1 player count took a dive due to issues and players joined to Sim 2. As Sim 1 recovered, more players connected to it and the servers were equally full momentarily which is probably when you saw the server stats.


      [Source: https://stats.truckersmp.com]

    2. antrax737


      Ah i see, that green flat line is interesting.

      You are probably right on the last statement, so Sim 1 is the place to be, thank you for the explanation :)

    3. DerAmpelmann


      No problem :mlg_doge:

  9. Just drove Man after a really long time, man that truck feels nice on the road!! The only truck close to it are all Scanias, period.

    1. DerAmpelmann
    2. antrax737


      @DerAmpelmannDaf feels weird to me lately, 90km/h feels like 150, maybe it is just me, but 90 in Scania and Man feels slow, which is good, realistic. Merc gets close to that aswell. I like Daf a lot, but it just doesnt feel right to me. :P

  10. Didn't and wont vote, next rebuild should be Swiss, Austria, Hungary, Czech, Slovakia and Poland, the main reason, 2 Dlc are relying on these contries to bring trucks, actually 3, Italy aswell, 4 awesome parts of the map out of which 3 are DLCs are connected with outdated roads. 4th is Germany ofcourse. UK is a blob which connects nothing to nothing, while these contries are in a way in the middle of everything, even more now as Germany full rework is coming in 1.40 afaik. That's what makes ATS far supperior to ETS, good connections, while in ETS you have a few great map expansions which are connected with, well, a huge blob of below the standard roads. UK rework is going to be useless for me unless i'm able to get to Ireland or Iceland. I hope i make sense.
  11. The second one I really hope is Montana...
  12. I remember understeer, it was pai in the ass but kinda fun at the same time. While I agree with you on the weights, I am still pretty sure things are heavier now than they used to be. I'm joining the Colorado party today aswell, have fun mate, it was nice to chat with you.
  13. Yea I did do heavy with Man and Mercedes 3000Nm of torque too, still felt like flying and I didnt want to go close to Scania or Volvo, all 6x4, 8x4 was an overkill. The thing is (i think) previously SCS didnt count in the trailer weight, so concrete beams weight 50tons and that was it, now there is the trailer weight aswell. Now we are talking 40 seconds, most likely even more to 80km/h with 730 Scania, this is in Italy, I am afraid to go to some parts of Germany. I had a plan to use my 600hp Volvo with 4 axle trailer, yea right, the worst pulling truck for that situation and I have multiple J-spec trucks, 420hp Volvo, 410hp Scania, and 450hp Merc and Daf so I dont mind "slow" but 600hp on 4 axles flatbed, never again, feels like 320hp Iveco. Umm, sometimes I skip on suggestions and this one seems to be one of the kind worth skipping, I like my ears too much xD
  14. Playing singleplayer 1.39, I dont know why, i got used to AI (about time) and I enjoy it almost as much as MP... @Granite That Scania 580 6x4 wont be enough for 4 axle lowbed, the trailer itself weights 30 tons, add the cargo, lets say 50, plus truck around 9, you are at 89 tons. Just to comapre, Scania 730 with 39 tons, accelerates slower than Mercedes 450 with 24 tons, you can really see 730hp struggle... I do have Streamline 560 and it is just fine for 3 axle flatbed, the trailer weights 18 tons and you can feel it, plus you cant transport the heaviest stuff with it so it works out just fine. I didnt know about turbo sound volume slider, thank you for mentioning that
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