dragonslayingmaster1000 Posted March 25, 2022 Share Posted March 25, 2022 Although I only started playing TMP in Nov 2017, from what I've heard CD road has been popular since October 2016 (I found out from this post https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/topic/37953-calaisduisburg-road-information-and-alternative-routes/), before that Europoort was popular but completely died off after just 2 years. There has always been occasions where other roads become popular, such as during official WoT events like One Truck Family and Operation Genoa Bridge, and a few weeks ago the Operation HQ event from TMP, but the events never affect CD road that much. Even the Operation HQ event didn't affect CD road much, despite being unique from any other event because after the event there's a brand new city people can drive around in. As for the Kirkenes quarry, it's been popular for over 2 years now, since the start of Promods MP support in late 2019. There's rarely any good competition to that road, even if there is it only lasts about a month and it's over. The first time there was competition was all of Iceland when Promods MP first released, although it seemed to have really died off at the end of 2019. And about exactly 2 years later, there was good competition to it once again in late December 2021 to mid February 2022, the new road that was added in northern Iceland in Promods 2.60 was relatively popular (40-50 players first few weekends at peak time) for about a month maybe a month and a half and then died off completely. I don't think there's any hope for another popular road or any hope that players will just spread out over the map. The problem is if people spread out it's boring to drive on empty roads, it feels like you're playing singleplayer with AI traffic disabled. With that being said, the only way I can see CD road or Kirkenes quarry potentially going away or at least being way less congested is if TMP can come out with AI traffic sometime in the future and that will encourage people to spread out over the map. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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