I also read that piece of info that Bruce has extracted for us from the DTG website, I wasn't surprised at all, I'm sure many folks have already sussed out that DTG are still churning out Payware rubbish, you only have to look on Steam from 31st November 2016 at the BR Class 150/1 DMU Add-On, which so far has garnered 22 complaints out of 28 reviews, what chance do we have that they will get everything right on Train Sim World, not a hope in hell at the moment.
TS20xx is 10 years old this year, obviously, we have come a mighty long way from Kuju days, but, personally, I feel we still aren't getting a fully committed effort from their Management to DLC releases for the old game, is it because they have focused all their time on TSW, or, is it because they still haven't got out of their lazy malaise and just can't be arsed to do it right for the amount of time and money spent by their amateur development teams, who still have no railway expertise, or, working knowledge, on how to do things properly, after a bloody decade, and now this new equity company, Alcuin Capital Partners, has invested money into this little project, and got a Member of their staff onto the DTG board of Directors, who may just influence Mr. Jackson into dropping TS2017 altogether if TSW takes off financially, as I'm sure they won't want to see their investment money prop up an ailing game version, and now that the TSW release date has been pushed back will us Brits have to wait until at least the Summer months for anything from the UK, and the Germans will probably get some content around Christmas time, so, nearly another year hanging about waiting!!
And being old school British Rail, I wonder exactly what they will offer us Brits in TSW, no doubt it'll be a mundane A-B modern route with plastic EMU's for the passenger train lovin' boys, because that's what sells according to their Marketing Dept. and anything like Steam or first generation diesel will take a few years to create, I can't wait that long, this TSW should have been started many year's ago, UE4 became available in 2004, before even Kuju came on the scene!!
I agree with Vern's summation, many British players, well, anyone outside of North America really, who has no interest in their Railroads, per se, didn't obtain the BETA, so, that accumulated only a small fraction of responses and comments that DTG might have hoped for, so, that was mistake number 1, they made a complete cock up on the Physics, mistake number 2, and so many of their new hyped up functions weren't made available and lots of stuff on the HUD was greyed out, so, we couldn't BETA test everything anyway, mistake number 3.
Sorry, whilst you still have Ringmaster Paul Jackson running this Circus things won't change, I enjoyed my committment of several thousand pounds of DLC over the years and kept a lot of 3rd party private creators going, but, my interest has expanded into other games now that I have found other things to play with on my computer, if DTG go bankrupt, so be it, maybe they might just actually learn that if they can't be bothered then why should us jolly good customers be bothered, life moves on, let's take our money to someone else.
Last edited by ex-railwayman; 02-11-2017 at 08:29 AM.
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