Sunday, June 2, 2013

Warning - ETS2 scam!

We have received a warning about something going on which may cause a lot of grief to people falling in for the scheme. Here is a quote of this warning e-mail:

I've seen this link floating around facebook:  http://bests-games-ever.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/euro-truck-simulator-2-multiplayer-mod.html
It claims to offer a mod for multiplayer, but requires you to fill in questionnaires and ties you into a monthly payments. I just wanted to pass this on to you in hopes that SCS Software could do something about it or at the very least warn the community through the official blog.

Please take note that this is all FAKE and instead of giving you extra fun things to enjoy in the world of ETS2, instead it will only hurt you. NEVER pay for these things, NEVER give such people your personal data! This is a FRAUD!

We will try to chase authorities to get this removed, but you know how it works on the Internet,  if you manage to plug one hole, two new ones will open up immediately.

We know that having multiplayer in a truck sim game is one of the most requested features, you can trust us that we have been for years thinking about how to include it into our games. Having satisfactory multiplayer in a game like ETS2 is not as simple as having it in a race-circuit driving game though. We need persistency, it would basically take turning the game into an MMO for it to work up to our and your expectations. We are surely thinking hard about this, even making preparatory steps in this direction, but the days of multiplayer are not yet near.

83 comments:

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    1. Scs hope yall are OK and safe with all the floods out there heard 6 people died in germany will be prayin.

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  2. Thanks for thinking about adding multiplayer SCS! We love you! Greetings from Holland

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  3. Thank you SCS I'll add this warning to my blog, forums and website/facebook page

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  4. Posted to Excalibur Publishing's page.

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  5. I posted All Group In ETS2!Thanks SCS

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  6. There are some peapole whos making MP for this game if you allready know
    http://ets2mp.com/

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    1. its fake. you cant make such a mod without original game source codes etc...

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    2. Modders somehow managed to do it in Skyrim, and that's without the original source, good luck getting close to it too, since it's bethesda we're talking about. :P

      So, sure, they can do MP for ETS2, but don't expect much from that, at best it'll mean seeing friend's driving around, but probably adding a lot of problems with physics, since that's extremely difficult to sync over network, I've yet to see a single game pulling it off.

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    3. Yes, it's been done many times. GTA San Andreas, Just Cause 2, etc. It never works quite as well as you would hope though. Ultimately it should be built into the core design of the game.

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    4. Should, But isn't. It is actually a legitimate mod in the makings, If you actually researched into it a bit you would find that out. Yes it's difficult to do, And that is why it's taking time. Though it will probably be before SCS get round to it, So at least it will be a great addition to the game until SCS do it (If they ever really do...) Anyway, There are some big things to come in the ETS2MP mod soo...
      It is possible, So update your facts before trying to speak facts that aren't actually true.
      As for Ziland, If you too read into it a bit, It's actually due to be very much like JC2MP with one big server, at least to start off with. They are the ONLY legitimate mod makers for multiplayer of ETS2. It is 100% possible to get physics synced very well through a large server, However there will be bugs, And it will take years to get perfect, We all know that. But please, before picking at the mod, Actually read into it as it sounds like none of you actually have.

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    5. agree with you kid, better that they use time to make the multiplayer mode perfect and free for bugs, that would just make it more fun and realistic, because if you look at online mode to nfs most wanted etc you will see that is much more bugsproblem, so i will se a ETS2 multiplayer that i s much more realistic thats why i hope SCS use time to get it 100 prosent perfect. but keep the good working:)André

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    6. Oh it can be done: world of tanks and Uncharted Waters Online are just 2 examples I've played. However ETS has some features that would make it hard like the variable time rate - game time passes at different rates depending on whether you're driving. If you set out driving with a friend and stop for a few minutes to get diesel, you while they continue to drive, your time rates would go out of sync. Still, it can be done (with a central server, as a MMO as SCS said) but that would require a complete re-write of the game engine, I bet.

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    7. hes talking about ETS2 you idiots, not skyrim, not GTA not fucking mario or what ever the hell else.... if it was so easy like you say, ooo its possible and it will be done by some bloke living in the parents basement... then why theres no multiplayer yet? if it was so damn simple SCS would already released it... gta and skyrim have different file structure, they work absolutley different... not all games are made the same jesses crist...

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    8. ^^ +1. Skyrim and gta is completely different than ETS2, making advanced mods like mp is million time easier on skyrim than ETS2.

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  7. Thanks for the announcement SCS

    These modding scams are getting quite common, whether its fraud like this, downloads containing viruses or modding websites linking you to malware ridden download sites. If ETS2 had Steam Workshop support that would help prevent these sorts of occurrences

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  8. Thank you SCC. It was only a matter about time before somebody used the multiplayer-hype to make bad software.
    And for the rest of multiplayer speculations: The most are definitly FAKES, forget it or wait, but no speculations please!

    I think SCS decided correctly. A multiplayer would create more effort than good. For a race-game or shooter multiplayer is a good idea, but not for a truck-simulator.

    mfg Bluetruck

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    1. If you read the announcement properly, They are actually taking starting steps to getting multiplayer in, Of course it's a good idea... They just said it is EASIER to put in to racing games... Of course, open world, physcis filled is much harder

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    2. se ja tem em mundo aberto como gta san, e gta iv, por que nao teria no ets2? claro deve ser complicado mas nada é impossivel!

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  9. Big thanks to the SCS warning. It is great that you consider us also this area of concern.

    Greetings from Finland. ;)

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  10. Damn Brits !! We should complain to James Bond, eh ??

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  11. Fucking fakes !
    I hate those men.

    About the multiplayer ... it is not possible to be able to have a party with 4 player and works with Hamachi ?

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  12. What about making an official SCS mod site?
    That'd be great, no more scams and virusses.
    And not some forum that requires you to log in to download, just a site where you go to and click on a shiny ''download'' button.

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    1. There already is a SCS forum that includes mods. From what I can tell no login is required to peruse it and most people posting seem to use filelockers for hosting as well.

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    2. There are so much more sites that have 5 times more mods and are a lot easier than the official SCS site.

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  13. I'm really glad that you've at least thought about multiplayer, and realise what a great opportunity it would be to gain a larger gaming audience. Hope you can implement it into your future games.

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  14. I love this game that much I have made a new PC Desk, just need a real dashboard now. :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JczGsw0JTwI

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  15. Thank you for the warning SCS Software. I hope that the guilty parties will be prosecuted.

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  16. quase cai nessa mas depois eu desiti na hora que eu vi o questionario

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  17. thank you scs for warning me about that and thanks for thinking about multiplayer as well Greetings from Denmark

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  18. Every downloads with surveys is FAKE. Never put your mobile phone number in these surveys, beacuse yor mobile phone will be spammed by paid SMS and you must paid for receiving them.

    So you think why they uploading fakes? Because if you fill the survey they got money and you get useless file

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  19. http://ets2mp.com/ another fake

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  20. I just want to ask you a question as a person:

    Does SCS Software thinks about multiplayer mod for ETS2 or this is a dream for us gamers ?

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    1. Read the entire post and you get your answer...

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  21. Thanks for upcoming MMO Truck game but please not only like Euro Truck smiulator. Most of us like Kenworth, Freightliner trucks and those are NA trucks. I'll hope you are doing them.

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  22. http://ets2mp.com/ is NOT a fake. They have a Facebook page and a forum to keep track of their progress. I follow them on their page, and I even registered on their forums. I do not know if you have to pay for it by the time it gets released, but it is something to look forward to. It's still an early Work-in-Progress so don't expect much from them in months.

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    1. u dont need to pay for it to download it. it will be free downloading, but if u want it even more better can u donate after first release.

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  23. to do good multiplayer mod u do need source code however just afew ideas on how i would do such a mod i would make it so tht if i was playing with others i join a clan (business company) which would incorperate main part of game i.e lvl up and the leader or boss would purchase u a truck and then compete with other companies for best run company once a month also i would have a cb (online chat) via microphone or instant msging on screen so u can chat with ur clan plus others while u drive to whereever u go plus i would do a multidrop delviery system i.e clan battle mode with prizes being no paying at toll booths lol im trying to make a multiplayer mod but really need source code and im not gonna rip my game apart just to do it anyway scs thxs for info about this fake link but im sure most are not gonna be foolish enough to go pay for something we all would pay u for instead just buy some gear and get an offical one done and pls do it soon coz as u said everyone wants it lol

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  24. Why doesnt have the map of Azerbaijan and Turkey in ets2?

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    1. Azerbaijan and Turkey is not Europe!

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    2. Because they don't want players to get shot by Syrian troops in Turkey...

      Buy yourself a map...

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  25. A truck sim MMO that spans over the whole world with all the special trucks that are in diffrent countries and stuff would be well worth your time and money to develop! There are not a single trucker in the world who wouldn't buy it!

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  26. I'm amazed some of you guys can read at all...

    SCS, you guys are awesome! People posting here not so much.

    Now people will be expecting a multiplayer patch in the next few weeks because they cant read a few lines of text properly. Great!

    I loose a big chunk of hope for humanity every time I read the comments on this blog.

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  27. I, for one, don't need any multiplayer in ETS 2. I only need a bigger map with more countries where I can drive to. Keep it up guys and thank you for the heads-up! ;)

    Cheers!

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  28. Many thanks for the news!!

    And I wanted to suggest that in addition to adding new countries to the ETS2, would add new forms of interaction, such as transportation on convoys, it would be very interesting. Or special events in Europe that require their materials are transported. In my opinion, the ETS2 map is already great, but we need more interaction with what already exists in the current world of ETS2.

    Waiting for the DLC ...

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  29. Hey there. Yep this is horrible people would do this. However there will be a Mutiplayer mod. Head to www.ets2mp.com Sign up and you can play for free once we finish development with will be some time this year. We are here for you come check us out!

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  30. i am amazed how half these comments are about people taking the last paragraph how SCS is thinking about multiplayer and not about the scam itself they are warning us about. I don't think people really realise exactly how hard it is to get games like these synced and how powerful the server would have to be just to control the physics and simple stuff like traffic and trafficlights.

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  31. Thanks for the warning. Good maps with interaction, new trucks and loads. Multiplayer no thanks. Multiplayer game is expensaive and problems.

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  32. Thanks For Warning! Are you still working on new trucks like the Iveco Hi-Way?

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  33. the complexity of multiplayer for EZS2 is not like a simple racing game. It's like the huge second life structures to get all the nice multiplayer features. Getting more content into the game is much more important. IMHO...
    Please SCS: NO multiplayer! I understand that many people want multiplayer, but the most of this people don't know anything about how multiplay works in the internet...

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  34. No Multiplayer please. It will turn this game into an arcade. I would prefer more content for single player. If you do MP, please don't mix it with the SP experience. I don't want trucks passing me at 200mph while I try to drive correctly.

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    1. The thing people who are against multiplayer are missing the fact that we don't want a large server with 500 player slots in order to play. No. We want to be allowed to choose a truck (customized or stock) and a trailer (empty or not) and the ability to choose the time of day and make it so that it stays fixed (like 14:00) and drive. That's it, no economics, no annoying tickets, no unimportant messages, only traffic. Surely, it can't be that hard..

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    2. So show us how it's done.... Surely it can't be that hard?

      Besides, what real benefit is MP going to be anyway? 2 trucks in a convoy? 5 trucks in a convoy? "Oh look, there's Fred and oh, hello Michael, new paint job?"

      Hundreds, if not thousands of hours of dev time and resources to do THAT! Yay...

      Pile in the SP experience and put MP to bed SCS. The ones that want it will bail out 2 days after it's built when they realise it's not as good as they hoped.

      Apparently some chaps think they can do an MP mod (as if), let them try and save yourself a fortune.

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    3. Thank you for the sarcasm.

      Yes, a convoy, for some people that don't even play simulators it's enough of a motive to buy the game.

      I would love multiplayer, but don't get me wrong I too would prefer SCS to first complete the singleplayer experience. If they manage to do that, I think most players won't even think about mp.

      I, for one can't wait to see if those guys can make multiplayer happen.

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  35. If you would rather play a multiplayer game with computer artificial intelligence add up to racing

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  36. This game does not need multiplayer.....
    Can u imagine the problems that would cause.. i.e. people running different mods, maps, skins...
    Lunatics with 2000bhp engines travelling at 200mph, other gamers crashing into u just for the fun of it!!! NO THANKS.

    What we need is our own employees seen on map and ingame on the road.... surely that can be implemented, and also more interaction with employees... i.e. warnings for damaged cargo, allowing us bosses of our company to be specific in which jobs we would like our employees to take, and also why the heck does our employees always travel back to their depot after just 1 job....

    Multiplayer for this game is pointless, if u want to chat to ur buddies while playing this game then just log into xfire or another chat server.... problem solved.

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  37. First, thanks for the warning. This kind of warnings should also go inside the game, in the news section, as not everyone checks the log. Maybe it is already. I can't check the game now.

    About the multiplayer, here goes my vote to NO. I understand you feel overwhelmed with MP requests, but I also think that many of us thinks it's not worth it here. As you say it would require a persistent world, which would mean changes in the current timescale configuration, not to mention mod rules, cheating controls, etc...

    I think all the work is not worth it, even if I would also have fun driving with real people around. I think it's better to focus on other stuff like improving mod developing features, and getting ready for serious changes in the engine, keeping in mind you plan an American Sim launch, and more to come in the next years.

    You mentioned changes in the way map works (sectors), and in the way some mods variables are loaded, which is good, but still a long way to go. Also, the business model could also be studied. Until now you just focus on a game, launch it, then move part of the team for the next project while still working on the previous game, a bit slower, but still patching.

    Anyway, I think that another way of doing this, specially now that you're on Steam, is similar to Train Simulator 2013. They patched the game from 2012 to 2013 for free to current customers, and they make the money selling new train routes, new locomotives, missions, etc...

    Why not just create an american sim with a bunch of trucks and trailers, a big area of land, but in a more realistic scale (which could be a "sector"), and then slowly create different truck models, olders ones, more trailers, etc., also new map areas, and sell them as DLCs?. Please check the TS2013 page on steam to see what I mean:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/24010/

    For me, the fun here is to drive long time (something ETS2 did perfectly). I don't care about the city name. I rather have just one country with a big scale, and then go buying different additions to the map, than just pretend to cover a whole continent with a scale that isn't realistic. As an example we have the famous Ivan's RnR map mod. A map that focuses on California area, with fantastic roads, landscapes, etc. which gives hours of fun.

    So basically, in my opinion you should invest the time and human resources on improving the game this way, instead of creating a MP that will only give headaches, and it's not something everyone wants, or needs.

    Regards.

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  38. THIS IS RIGHT!
    multiplayer can be source of player doing sh** at other.

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  39. Do not forget that multiplayer means NO MODS !!! Forget about new models , forget about new maps and so on.

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  40. This game will not work as MMO, maybe multiplayer over LAN with 2-6 players.
    Just improve this game guys, some real in-game competition from AI drivers would be great, fight against the laziness! :))

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  41. Instead of multiplayer it would be more interesting to have competing companies, which fight against you for the best contract or maybe the bigger company buys the smaller or something like this.

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  42. We also have to be careful of this. Seems to say the only official mod in development. Produced by fans

    https://www.facebook.com/ets2mpofficial
    http://ets2mp.com/

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  43. Yeah, it's a shame. These parasites will go to any lengths in pursuit of illicit and undeserved money. Unfortunately, the world is full of gullible individuals who will fall for their tricks.
    I reported a few of them, on YouTube, as fraud and misleading attempts. I don't know, yet, what came out of Google's analysis, but it's a step, at least.
    Anyway, don't ever pay for anything without having an official confirmation from the OEM!
    Send SCS a mail, asking about anything you might consider suspect. It's better than paying first and then complaining you've been scammed!

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  44. You know what? I don´t understand why SCS keep this blog open.

    Everytime SCS publish a new post , everytime come´s more of the same, every and everytime again, only a few guys focus on the post subject.

    I am a Playstation player, since many years and i bought a desktop PC just because ETS2.
    I play in PS3 almost everydays, most of that time i play Gran Turismo 5.

    I will tell you what i think to be wrong:

    - SCS should be very carefull with promises, and when they do those promises they must keep their word. If SCS says "we will release (something) in the next weeks, THEY MUST DO IT !! because if that happens, no one would be sad with that

    - if patch´s or dlc´s are released every months, or 2 in 2 months, SCS don´t need to let " the doors open " to modders do what they want and then SCS wastes precious time searching for resolutions of that compability problems. This way you are giving a chance to many Intelligent brains come to this blog and some others saying: we have maps, we have this and that... bla, bla bla... they are the greatest brains in the planet. If modders are so important to SCS, why didn´t get their work and include it in game as an official patch or even dlc?? pay those guys for that work and make things run fast

    now a few words to some costumers:

    - how can anyone say that 10€ is too much for a dlc if we don´t even know what will be on it??
    This guys are retarded or just want to come here to write shit? if i want a woman to clean my house, i don´t find anyone less than 5€ per hour. How can anyone that SCS employees work for free???
    an example: Codemasters released at May 31 the game GRID2. this game costs 60€ for ps3 and at the next day at Playstation Store we could find about 5 dlc´s for sale, all together is almost 22€ yes, i repeat 22€ THIS IS AN INSULT TO ALL COSTUMERS, at this time almost every people in the world are dealing with many difficulties in their lifes, so .... don´t ever say 10€ is too much untill we know what´s in there.

    - this game only needs to be more dynamic in some features, i will not detail them because many have done it already but in resume: police, accidents, road works, more real and different delivery places, some different jobs for example, a job to transport 5 or more trucks of sand or gravel loading that cargo near the river for example and unloading it near a road work or a factory construction,, etc.
    there are so many kind of this jobs and i think this variety is really missing to keep this game more alive less boring because we could do so many different jobs drivin a truck...

    Sorry for this long post but i hope you can understand me. I have nothing against modders,ok?

    I just don´t like pirates and all of those who want´s to have the others hard work for free.

    Cheers to all
    JP
    Portugal

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    1. wrote:::- how can anyone say that 10€ is too much for a dlc if we don´t even know what will be on it??
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      Know. City-clones.
      That for 1 euro don't need nothing.

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  45. Who could be bothered to do all that, then get found out?

    Some people really do have too much time on their hands.

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  46. But will the ETS 2 Multiplayer out later this year?? If you launch the game would be too good... Thank You.
    Waiting for launch

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  47. Why people do not understand the multiplayer in this game is not available.
    Forget about this.

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  48. Thankyou scs ;) ...

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  49. When does the new Patch comes?

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  50. Please SCS, I want to throw some money at you for the DLC. I even registered the game on steam. *throws money at the screen with no avail*

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  51. I think having a truck sim mmo would be awesome!

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  52. Thats intriguing... why making a multiplayer mode means an approach to mmo?

    people just want a way to get together, they might not want a life sim on this matter. and by that you could set different levels of interaction that could satisfy players at least for now.

    i really dont understand why SCS is relating this issue to "a mmo".

    could any dev answer this?

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  53. Euro Truck Simulator 2 This Is a good game,But I would like to see here in my country(Azerbaijan)

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  54. Very nice and useful Software Collection and games collection. thanks a lot.
    Sincerely,
    Jenifer

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