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About MegadethSteve666

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  1. For me I'm kind of in the middle of both sides of this argument, On one hand having a capped limit of only 68MPH (a rather annoying number IMO for those who use MPH) is an advantage because it helps thin traffic out a bit instead of everyone seemingly liking to hug each others bumpers at high speed, also it does make it feel more realistic in a way, but on the flip side, the crash rate is the pretty much the same before and after the limiter was implemented, the same bad driving still occurs no matter what speed you're capped at, I mean, traffic can be crawling at 10MPH and someone will still run into someone else, whether by accident or on purpose, Also the limiter makes doing any sort of long distance motorway driving long and tedious, especially for those of us who drive with a wheel and shifter. The thing that annoys me is the people who cant come up with a sensible argument for or against said issue and so reverted to the age old statement, "if you don't like it play on x server", my answer is why should people do so? multiplayer is about multiple people, multiple people means multiple opinions, multiple playstyles, telling someone to go play on x server because they have a differing opinion to you is not a very nice thing to say, We all have a common goal in multiplayer and that's to be able to play with other people, have fun, make friends and enjoy the game for what it is. Also, stating that anyone who wants to go fast wants to cause crashes or recklessly drive or treat the game like NFS, is a bit stereotypical, not EVERYONE wants to drive fast for the sake of these reasons, a lot of people enjoyed the higher limiter so that they can get around the map quicker and thus complete more loads etc. Its not fair to tar anyone who disagrees with the limiter to the brush along with trolls, and reckless numb skulls who find pleasure in causing carnage. I've always said that the limiter isn't a tool to alleviate trolling and ramming, its more there to add to the "realism" a little, don't get me wrong, I find that the limiter is overall more of a plus than a minus, its just misconstrued why it was added and peoples attitudes towards anyone else's opinions on said matter is shockingly disrespectful.
  2. To be fair, it’s actually quite common to see/have full size articulated trucks driving through “residential” areas, not everywhere in the world has a dirty great big huge motorway carving through the heart of town, sometimes large businesses need large vehicle and said vehicles will have to squeeze down narrow roads. Also ETS is a delivery simulator in a sense because you’re move items from one location to another which is a delivery. As for residential roads and delivery points being in a thing in ETS? Technically in ProMods there are some... interesting company locations around towns that are more realistic in my opinion, but I don’t think SCS will add this sort of thing unless they release LGVs and tandem style trucks that are smaller and more nimble.
  3. Honestly it depends on which youtubers you watch. Almost all the “funny moments” youtubers I watch drive with respect for the rules, one or two might do some, shall we say, questionable manoeuvres at times, but in my opinion there’s no malicious intent behind said actions. Thats the key that people forget, just because someone does something that isn’t strictly by the book, doesn’t mean they are a troll or, in this case, out to get more views etc, as long as there’s no malicious intent, I.e purposely forcing other drivers off the road, intentionally brake checking in populated areas etc etc. unfortunately there are youtubers out there who do cause accidents for views etc but karma eventually catches up with them, it’s just unfortunate that most people latch on to this fact and seem to have the impression that most, if not all, “funny moments” youtubers troll and cause said moments, which is completely wrong impression to have in my opinion, just because of a few view hunters.
  4. For me, I have a few roads and routes that I love driving, for stock map, no dlc, I find the road between Turin and bernthrough the mountains to be a lot of fun and also a driving challenge with all the tight hairpins, for DLC roads, I love driving the E16 from Bergen to Oslo as it features the most fun “rollercoaster” section of almost all of Scandinavia, in Italy, there’s so many nice winding country roads to choose it’s hard to nail just one, in France, anywhere in the south of France off of the main highways is a lot of fun. As for ProMods? So far I’ve found a few very winding and challenging routes that wind between Spain and France, obviously there’s the ice roads in Iceland, but also there’s so interesting routes around Romania.
  5. honestly, I think you have the wrong end of the proverbial stick. ProMods requires you to own ALL map DLCs because the assets, such as the buildings, toads, intersections, even down to small details like signs and trees (to name a few) that are used by SCS to create a different feel for each area of the map within said DLCs are then used by the ProMods developers to then create the different environments found in the mod. Not to mention the fact that a lot of the places added by ProMods are need certain DLCs to be accessible, for example, you wouldn’t be able to reach places like Romania without the Going East DLC because you, at some point, have to pass through a country added by said DLC before reaching the ProMods country. In my honest opinion, your frustration is not only unjustified in terms of your reason why, but it’s also aimed at the wrong people. ProMods is made for FREE by people who don’t demand that you pay to play and SCS charge money for DLCs because they are the ones creating, researching and getting permissions to make the expansions as true to real life as they can. Also, to be honest, there are plenty of opportunities to bag yourself the DLCs throughout the year with Steam sales and bundle deals that come available from time to time so really there’s nothing to complain about, especially as TMP still has standard map servers that can be played on, ProMods is just an extra thing, much like the winter mod, that can be used if you want but is not a requirement in order to play.
  6. To my knowledge there isn’t any MP friendly mods out there that allow you to straight up own the default trailers in ETS2, but there are some mods on the steam workshop that allow you to own some trailers, such as the livestock trailer, the schwartzmuller food tanker and the heavy haul dlc trailers, but I will say, use at your own risk because they may not be 100% legal in MP. Alternately, you can use save editing to put stock textures, such as the Eurogoodies or stokes skins, on ownable trailers, Or save edit default trailers to be ownable using a “dummy” trailer.
  7. It honestly depends on the situation at the time, if someone wrecks in front of me and I stop but the person behind me doesn't, I wont report them because what's the point? if it was necessary to report this type of incident, then every person who misjudges their braking or hits someone who lags out in front of them would end up being reported and banned, lets face it, that's a lot of work load for admins to have to deal with and a lot of wasted time that could be put to use actually controlling and stemming the flow of trolling and general rule breaking that we see daily. But if someone is overtaking and makes no effort to avoid oncoming traffic, then ill report them because accidents do indeed happen and misjudging your timing shouldn't be severely punished, but making no conscious effort to avoid causing an accident when you do have time to make said decision should be punished. The annoying thing, and the reason I no longer play on Sim 1, is that you get people who, no matter whether its accidental or not, whether is a full on ram or a light love tap, will scream report in chat and try and get the person banned for something that is, depending on the situation, unavoidable, this is the kind of behaviour that needs taming along with the intentional ramming and general trolling that happens day to day.
  8. I know for a fact that when ProMods comes to MP, my main base for my ProMods profile will be in Aberystwyth UK as it’s a place I’ve been to many times IRL and it’s got some interesting company locations ingame too.
  9. If I had to pick one truck and one truck only that wasn’t my normal go to truck, the new Gen Scania S, (because it’s super common and although I use it a lot, it’s not my all time personal favourite scania) it would have to be a 625hp, 6x4 taglift 2014 Mercedes actors, mostly because, although I’m not a huge fan of the dash layout for right hand drive, it has plenty of pulling power for any type of load, is quite stable at speed and with the taglift up, can perform dirt doughnuts without much hassle.
  10. I totally agree with you, although for me I cant have tab open for more than a few seconds before I lose almost all my frames for some unknown reason, its just that there are certain circumstances where even having the tab menu open and go by the distance from your current location to determine the troll, doesn't work, its okay on say a motorway or quiet back road with very little traffic, but in busier areas, where most trolling tends to happen nowadays, its much harder because at any one time you can have more than 2 people within a short distance of you.
  11. Honestly, this kind of behaviour has been around in TMP for years, they come flying at you at full speed, ram you, then before you have chance to even catch their name tag they disappear, either alt F4 or just reloading a save so that they can continue trolling. Sadly, short of having name tags appear in the mirrors or the game automatically logging the players pinfo when they make contact with you, there’s not much that can be done to counteract this. What I would suggest is that if you get rammed by someone who instantly disappears, just pull off to the side and dev cam around the area, sometimes people like this will load a save from a certain distance away and then troll an area around the save point, so chances are if you hang around and de cam and record, you’ll spot them trolling other people which then adds to your evidence to get the Perma banned. The Problem with driving with Tab open method for recording information, is that it works fine if you’re in a quiet area with only a couple of people around, but you get more than two or three people around it gets exponentially more difficult to know who is the troll and who is just another trucker going about their day. The thing you always have to remember is that no matter how fast a troll may be in getting away with ramming, karma will always catch up to the eventually.
  12. Honestly, I’m kinda looking forward to being able to play ProMods in TMP. After playing it solo for a while I find that there’s a lot of places to explore outside of SCS content, such as Ireland and Spain, but also, some of the custom pickup and drop-off points for jobs going to and from ProMods Cities/towns are way more skill based, (especially if you’re trying to manoeuvre a Scania T 8x4 through a packed shop car park, then it’s extremelydifficult) when compared to some of the vanilla locations that SCS provide. The only thing about playing ProMods is that it’s infuriating having to deal with AI in SinglePlayer who can’t figure out how to merge or take roundabouts at more than 5MPH, so being able to play Multiplayer will do away with that annoying part of playing SP m hopefully.
  13. The way I see it going is that the promods server will likely hit 1500 players for the first month or two, but after a while it’ll dwindle down to around 500-1000 average. Quite a fair amount of the community owns the required DLCs either through sales or just buying it, I’m not saying EVERYONE does, but I would say at least 1000 do. I mean, essentially all Promods does is add new towns and cities into the original parts of the map and changes a few roads/adds new roads there as well, along with adding new towns into the DLC areas and it also adds countries that are yet to be in ETS2, such as Spain. So honestly, sim 1 will still see 3000+ players average, whereas sim2 will likely drop even further with a lot driving on the promods server. Not to mention, people will always make C-D a mess until SCS finally rebuilds the rest of the stock map, (here’s to hoping they make changes to C-D to make it more realistic and less of a traffic bottleneck, both in MP and SP).
  14. For me it depends, I mostly use refrigerated trailers because of how they can be set up to compliment company paint schemes, but I’m not afraid to grab a standard double or HCT and have fun being a mini snake, but I will use dry freighters and curtainsiders depending on if I want to haul something different.
  15. 100% manual, H shift and clutch. So much easier to pull any type of load compared to an automatic which always chooses the most inconvenient time to upshift as you are climbing a hill.
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