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Dr.Bull

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Ooooh, lucky me, I could watch the entire thing. Guess it must've been made private while I was watching it.

So for everyone who can't watch it: it looks like ETS 2, but with actual challenges and a waaaaay better map.

I'll just state what I dislike about ATS already though:
-The map's pretty darn small. It looks detailed but yeah... Still small.
-The roads look way too clean (same problem as the eastern-European countries had in ETS 2). US roads, especially in the south due to the heat/poor government decisions concerning infrastructure, are kind of crap. Still not eastern-European bad, but just not as smooth and non-drammatic as they seem to appair in ATS.
-And I must admit that I was a bit disappointed at one point though. When he drove through the Nevada desert I saw a lot of... plants appear out of thin air which were pretty close by. I can sort of excuse it when plants flicker in and out of existence from far away, but yeah, it was very noticable.
-SCS, this is not a weigh station!!!:

this is a scale, these are the things you can find at truckstops and are not mandatory!

this is a weigh station!!!:

Learn the freacking difference!

Sorry, but I find it rather annoying as it's such a missed oppertunity to add something new and cool in, but they blew it as far as I could see on the video. On the highway between LV and LA there was a truckstop with such a CAT scale (heck, it was even the type of yellow), but the highway sign clearly read WEIGH STATION.

Things I did like:
-Different transmissions! Woohoo! I saw that a base daycab KW (or was it a Pete? We will never know...) had a 10 speed Eaten-Fuller as standard (could've been a spoof name like Eat'N'FillHer as well, I didn't pay enough attention to it) and one of the trucks he was driving had 16 speeds.
Little disclaimer on the 16 speed transmission part: the option-menu in the beginning (same as in ETS 2) only showed 12 gears on the H-shifter patern thingy. He choose the ''splitter'' gear box and when he pressed the extra gears button (whatever it's called in game, in real life it'd be called the splitter) only 12 speeds showed up. Also, in the truck with the 16 speed the gears jumped from 4 to 7 to 10 to 13 and to 16, so maybe he was just extremly lazy and or maybe it's not really gonna be a 16 speed at all, but just a ''you can't actually change gears 16 times, you can only do it 12 times and the game will just skip a few instead.''.
-As I mentioned, the game map appears to be on the small size, but it's really detailed! No more copy-paste ETS 2 crap.
-It looks way more challenging than ETS 2. ETS 2 was just monotonous highways and copy-paste, easy to drive in crap cities, but that has changed. Ironicly the roads in smaller towns will probably be way smaller than the roads in ETS 2's cities and some of the pick-up and drop-off points seem pretty hard to squeeze in- and out of as opposed to ETS 2's massive and empty yards.
 

Seven

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Ooooh, lucky me, I could watch the entire thing. Guess it must've been made private while I was watching it.

So for everyone who can't watch it: it looks like ETS 2, but with actual challenges and a waaaaay better map.

I'll just state what I dislike about ATS already though:
-The map's pretty darn small. It looks detailed but yeah... Still small.
-The roads look way too clean (same problem as the eastern-European countries had in ETS 2). US roads, especially in the south due to the heat/poor government decisions concerning infrastructure, are kind of crap. Still not eastern-European bad, but just not as smooth and non-drammatic as they seem to appair in ATS.
-And I must admit that I was a bit disappointed at one point though. When he drove through the Nevada desert I saw a lot of... plants appear out of thin air which were pretty close by. I can sort of excuse it when plants flicker in and out of existence from far away, but yeah, it was very noticable.
-SCS, this is not a weigh station!!!:

this is a scale, these are the things you can find at truckstops and are not mandatory!

this is a weigh station!!!:

Learn the freacking difference!

Sorry, but I find it rather annoying as it's such a missed oppertunity to add something new and cool in, but they blew it as far as I could see on the video. On the highway between LV and LA there was a truckstop with such a CAT scale (heck, it was even the type of yellow), but the highway sign clearly read WEIGH STATION.

Things I did like:
-Different transmissions! Woohoo! I saw that a base daycab KW (or was it a Pete? We will never know...) had a 10 speed Eaten-Fuller as standard (could've been a spoof name like Eat'N'FillHer as well, I didn't pay enough attention to it) and one of the trucks he was driving had 16 speeds.
Little disclaimer on the 16 speed transmission part: the option-menu in the beginning (same as in ETS 2) only showed 12 gears on the H-shifter patern thingy. He choose the ''splitter'' gear box and when he pressed the extra gears button (whatever it's called in game, in real life it'd be called the splitter) only 12 speeds showed up. Also, in the truck with the 16 speed the gears jumped from 4 to 7 to 10 to 13 and to 16, so maybe he was just extremly lazy and or maybe it's not really gonna be a 16 speed at all, but just a ''you can't actually change gears 16 times, you can only do it 12 times and the game will just skip a few instead.''.
-As I mentioned, the game map appears to be on the small size, but it's really detailed! No more copy-paste ETS 2 crap.
-It looks way more challenging than ETS 2. ETS 2 was just monotonous highways and copy-paste, easy to drive in crap cities, but that has changed. Ironicly the roads in smaller towns will probably be way smaller than the roads in ETS 2's cities and some of the pick-up and drop-off points seem pretty hard to squeeze in- and out of as opposed to ETS 2's massive and empty yards.
Thanks for the details! It's a shame SCS aren't paying attention to the details. You'd think they visit even just for a few days to drive around and see what the typical highway offers.
 

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My thinking is, yes there is things that could be fixed. But Its the stock game, there will not be any mods for at least a week or so. So with the current state of the game in the video is fine by me. Yes right now the Map is small, but with the all the map makers that will be making maps and SCS still plans to expand the map. So for this being a starter of the game, Its very good.
 

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Yeah, most probably, alot of trucks will be ported from ETS2 to ATS as modded trucks (including american ones) and the map will be expanded by modders.
 

Speedy

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Yeah, most probably, alot of trucks will be ported from ETS2 to ATS as modded trucks (including american ones) and the map will be expanded by modders.
Yea. As long as we dont see any stupid euro trucks in American truck Sim. I can handle the American Cabovers but not the Euro Cabovers.
 
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[Stobart] John

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I'm affraid this goes both ways. There will be both EU and US trucks modded , just like you can have US and EU trucks for ETS2.
I'm guessing there will be a boom of american trucks beeing modded for ATS - we all know - those trucks we would love to drive in ATS but SCS didn't implement them in the base game.
Peterbilt 351 and Freightliner FLB comes to mind.
 

KnoxVegas

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So in those videos they have Nevada? Is this maybe part of the base game or no? Is this just a behind the scenes version?
 

[Stobart] John

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SCS only knows !
We're all hoping it's a beta-demo and there's more to the actual game that will release in February.
We're all hoping ...
 

Dr.Bull

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Oh yeah, now that you're talking about trucks:
Another thing I disliked:
In the video he could only pick one of the KWs (not the W900) and the Peterbilt.
So I'm actually guessing that this was a video of a very old alpha build? They showed off the W900 so much as well... Heck, probably the first truck they have showed as it's such an icon actually. I doubt it that it isn't going to be a drivable truck from the beginning.

If it'd be a video from an old alpha build that would also explain the flickering plants and such.
 

KnoxVegas

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I would love to see them have more trucks I feel like they only had those 2 types because of the demo's they have done not wanting to show anything else off due to contacts and other things. But again who knows. They only know! :(
 

Alan5267

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Less trucks but what there is, is higher quality I guess, much more tuning it looks like than the European trucks in ETS2, definitely in the cabins, chassis and maybe interior sectors...
 

KnoxVegas

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Less trucks but what there is, is higher quality I guess, much more tuning it looks like than the European trucks in ETS2, definitely in the cabins, chassis and maybe interior sectors...
I see it being a great game, with lots of great detail. But I just feel like we are going to be nickel and dimed to death for some
 

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Alan5267

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I see it being a great game, with lots of great detail. But I just feel like we are going to be nickel and dimed to death for some
SCS Software has never charged for trucks and I doubt they will for ATS, but you never know, but its guaranteed they will for some states, how many states and how much they charge for them is what we don't know and wont know until a few months after release...
 

KnoxVegas

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SCS Software has never charged for trucks and I doubt they will for ATS, but you never know, but its guaranteed they will for some states, how many states and how much they charge for them is what we don't know and wont know until a few months after release...
True that is one big thing I'm kinda wondering about, but again we know nothing until the release date. So we will see I guess, just want it to be here already so I can jump in and drive!
 

Seven

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It'd be quite funny if all the states are different costs (if they -disappointingly- charge for them). Then we can see what SCS thinks of each state based on how much it's worth! :P
 

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