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[Guide] Convoy participation


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Dear truckers,

 

In this guide I want to help especially convoy newbies to find convoys, to prepare for convoys as well as finally to take part in convoys.

Maybe some experienced drivers can also learn one or two things, who knows?

 

If you have any criticism, feedback or additions, feel free to comment under this thread or contact me directly via the forum / our Discord server.

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Agenda:

General Information:
- What is a convoy?

- Difference between official convoys & community convoys

The beginning:

- Where can I find convoys?

The preparation:

- What do I have to do when I find an interesting convoy?

During the convoy:

- What do I have to consider while participating in a convoy?

 

General Information

What is a convoy?

In general a convoy is an organized event of many different drivers following a specific route together. The goal of such a convoy is to have fun by driving together, to maybe have a talk and of course to meet new people.

For VTCs convoys are also a good opportunity to get known in the TruckersMP community.

 

There are of course convoys, which are smaller (< 50 participants) and some that are bigger (> 50 participants). As soon as a convoy has more than 100 participants, the organizer can request an event-server for this event: https://truckersmp.com/event-request

 

Difference between official convoys & community convoys

First of all I want to say that there is not a big difference between those two types of convoys.

 

The official TruckersMP convoys are organized and managed by the TruckersMP Staff and therefore they always take place on an event-server. Additionally official convoys will get announced on our website as well as on our Discord server, our forum and our Twitter profile. Furthermore, Convoy control is always 100% guaranteed and provided by the TMP Event Team.

 

Community convoys are organized and managed by the community. For this reason they mostly happen on one of our Simulation servers, but could also take place on an event-server in the case of having enough participants. Compared to official convoys, a community convoy doesn't guarantee convoy control but some VTCs have their own convoy control or they engage a specific virtual company that specializes itself on doing convoy controls. Those convoys get announced on the respective VTC page, in our forum, on our Discord server or on the TruckersMP Event System.

 

 

The Beginning

Where can I find a convoy?

Thankfully, there are many possible ways to find a convoy if you have time and just want to drive with others!

 

As mentioned above you can always have a look on the following platforms for getting informed about upcoming official convoys:

TruckersMP website: https://truckersmp.com/

TruckersMP forum: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/forum/439-official-truckersmp-events/

TruckersMP Discord server (#announcements): https://discord.com/invite/truckersmp

TruckersMP Twitter: https://twitter.com/truckersmp

 

Regarding community convoys, you can have a look on these platforms:

TruckersMP forum:

• ETS2: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/forum/145-euro-truck-simulator-2-community-events/

• ATS: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/forum/183-american-truck-simulator-community-events/

• Charity Events: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/forum/808-community-charity-events/

(you can also find announced convoys in the different language subforums)

TruckersMP Discord (#event-advertisement): https://discord.com/invite/truckersmp

TruckersMP Event System: https://truckersmp.com/events

 

In most of the cases you can find all the relevant information you need for being able to participate in the convoy: server, date, time, start location, rules, etc.

 

 

The Preparation

What do I have to do when I find an interesting convoy?

After you have found a convoy that interests you, you need to use the different information provided in the convoy announcement. That means that you should make sure that you are in the right place at the right time.
I personally recommend to do the following things, before driving to the meeting place:


Repair your truck (you can also use /fix in the in-game chat as long as a trailer is attached)

Refill your tank
Make sure to use a trailer you can handle - Mostly singletrailers are used in convoys, as doubles / triples either get prohibited in the convoy rules or people tend to get stuck / cause accidents with them and hinder the whole convoy
Turn off the speed limiters - sometimes it is necessary to speed up in convoys to close gaps caused by accidents / technical issues

Turn off the realistic fuel consumption in your game settings - so you don't get in trouble with you fuel tank during the convoy

[In case you have a weak PC] Set down your graphic settings - Especially in convoys with many participants, your FPS will go down and your computer could reach its limits and this could cause a disconnect you from our server

• Personal hint: don't forget to turn on some of your favorite music 😉

 

 

During the convoy

What do I have to consider while participating in a convoy?

The most important thing is, that you need to be patient and careful. Mostly there will be announcements in the in-game chat about things like the department order, instructions where to drive and so on, so try to always keep a look on the in-game chat.

In case there is no specific department order, you need to leave the meeting place just one by one. That means you need to respect the other drivers and rather wait until other drivers left the place, before you try to get near the convoy lead and probably cause an accident right at the start.

 

As soon as you left the start location, you need to follow the player in front of you and (in case a convoy control is present) watch the in-game chat for further instructions where to drive. I recommend to keep a minimum distance of 50m to the person in front of you as there can always be lags or technical issues, so you have enough time to react! But the distance to the person in front of you shouldn't be longer than ~80m, so the convoy doesn't get big gaps.

 

Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the convoy until you arrive at the planned destination 😃.

 

 

Alright, by following the advice above you should be ready for your next convoy 🎉 !

 

Edited by Polyxena [GER]
Updated (replaced ETS2C with the official Event System of TMP)
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On 1/2/2021 at 10:09 PM, Λ S L Λ N said:

On this Link https://truckersmp.com/event-request we can request an Server ? 

 

Yes, there you can request your own event server. Further information can be found here:
https://truckersmp.com/knowledge-base/article/671

https://truckersmp.com/knowledge-base/article/935

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Thanks for the informations!  ^_^

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