Monday, September 14, 2015

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Our fans have kindly reminded us that this week, American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry in the USA, is commemorating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

These eye-opening figures from an ATA's press release are worth quoting here: "There are over 3.4 million professional truck drivers delivering our everyday needs nationwide. These professional men and women log more than 169 billion miles each year."

The numbers are staggering, but it's only "just" the United States. All around the globe there are millions more truck drivers who all deserve appreciation for their hard work. Without trucks and their drivers, our modern world would be simply impossible. Too often we see that people fail to recognize and appreciate this fact and concentrate instead on some of the negatives that transporting goods and supplies by trucks may bring unfortunately, while so little attention is paid to its critical importance for our everyday lives.

We would like to join the celebration and show you a couple of truck paintjobs that are going to be a part of the initial release of American Truck Simulator.


146 comments:

  1. Nice. Hopped to see a bit more of pictures

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    1. Umm what dose cms have too do with ats?

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    2. Someone compared america truck simulator to car mechanic simulator

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  2. I already lost hope...don't believe that this game will be ever released!again images pictures...

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    1. The game should be out next month no need to fall to despair.

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    2. Date's a fake, SCS still hasn't announced it officially.

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    3. it will be released. trust me.

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    4. are you testing ohaha?, hopefully we will have some great truck mods too as with ETS2 :)

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    5. Scs ist giveing a date nor releasing till they are sure its perfect. My hype has died a bit but i know it will release. No need to be depressed about it.

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    6. They are withholding release to drive up demand and the price tag

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    7. And they're also shining its arse, larry.

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    8. Game developing takes a lot of time. you just have to wait it out. it will come.

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  3. man SCS come the fu#k on with this fu#%ing stup#d paint jobs we want the release of this game don't give us all this bullsitt :)

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    1. If you're that impatient, go code your own game then. I don't think you fully understand how long it can actually take to code and release a relatively bug-free game.

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    2. TwinShadow want you know about making games SCS started making ATS 3 to 5 months after making ETS 2 how long will it take smartass

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    3. Oooh, I just love the name calling.

      Games can take anywhere from 3-9 years to complete. ETS2 had a minor base to go on with UKTS and GTS, so that may have accelerated its release a tiny bit. ATS, it doesn't have that luxury and most things had to be made from scratch.

      Now then, if you can code a better game, then by all means, go for it. This is a free market after all.

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    4. And also, they have seperate people working on paint jobs that have nothing to do with ATS.

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  4. You need to record us trucks too they have to sound well in a simulation

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  5. by the way SCS the american trailers don't have stick bars in the meddle

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    1. Some do, but they’re pretty rare.

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    2. These are just very this stripes of gfk to make them more efficient

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    3. they are becoming more common over here. Used mainly for better fuel economy.

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  6. i'm telling you guys ATS is a copy from ETS2

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    1. your message is a copy from your previous message too, I guess you saved lot of effort, so it's alright to me :)

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    2. What makes you say it's a copy? Is it that pre release video from earlier this year? Yeah well that was so early in development a lot of the stuff from ETS2 had been carried over...

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    3. is a fu#%ing copy yeah you keep telling your self is not a copy
      ck

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    4. Its not a direct copy however the 2 games use the same engine (wich is modyfied for ats)?

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    5. It will be same concept of ETS 2. Drive few hours, sleep on some gas petrol and continue. Towns with 2-3 streets. Just american trucks and new environment

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  7. Great!! Ah, we need real sounds in the trucks. :/
    ETS 2 and ATS need the real sounds of trucks.

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    1. 99% of ets2 truck sounds are recorded irl

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    2. He is right if you did some research you would see that SCS record nearly all true truck sounds from actual trucks check out some of their vids showing how they record the sounds a lot of work and I think they also have a lot of fun too.

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    3. Yes, I know, they recorded the sounds with the real trucks, but the sounds not appears be real.

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    4. Yes, on youtube SCS has published some videos about real sound recording. But in game i heard i drive electric bike!

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    5. That's why sound mods exist i guess.

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  8. Why is the top of the hill in the second image of such low detail?
    (by the way, I think the rest looks great)

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    1. Because the game is still in development and we don't even know on what level of graphic detail the game was running when they took that screenshot.

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  9. Lost interest in ATS, not that I had an interest in it to start off with when you was developing ETS2 we had weekly posts of what was going on, ATS all we have is useless information, IMHO I think people have lost interest in ATS, I'm only buying it to support you, other than that why would I want to play a ETS2 clone, only variations' between ATS and ETS2 is the country and trucks and the odd new feature

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    1. "only variations' between ATS and ETS2 is the country and trucks" so... in a game where you drive trucks across different countries those variations are like 90% of the game.

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  10. Very nice! can´t wait for release!
    I bought the collectors edition ;-)

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  11. its better that we must wait much longer when the game is finished without bugs instead today with many bugs. I want also play the game very bad. Patience will be Rewarded.

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    1. It is not possible to create game without the bugs. If we get the game sooner it is better, because we - the players can test it and quicker find the bugs than developer.

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    2. True but, do you want 50000 buga or 100 bugs?

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    3. It depends how long should I wait. If one year more I'd rather 50000 and to get the game now.

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    1. Tenyleg ..... on this thread, this is your only comment ....... Szep!

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  13. Nice to see I'm being appreciated :D (I am a trucker.)

    Would be nice to see a bit more info regarding ATS though.

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  14. Looks great, I wait in eager anticipation for ATS to be released. :-)

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  15. Not a Freightliner yet ? I thought with Mercedes license for ETS2 you could add some Freightliner too...

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    1. Though some of our companies in the US may be owned by those in Europe, like that of Volvo, or Mercedes for a couple, but the companies that operate here have their own legal departments and stipulations on how their brands are used in games.

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  16. Only I think that these trailers are a little bit short?

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  17. Most box trailers in ATS should be 53 feet. There are 45 feet trailers in the US too, but the normal one you see on highways is 53. Honestly, it looks a bit weird when it's short, specially if it's long-distance haul for Wallmart, or whatever ;)

    http://www.cdl101.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Truck-parking-problem.jpg

    http://martin-paving.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Pilot-Truck-Stop-1112280165.jpg

    http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7019/6813520547_59ef14ae64.jpg

    http://cooling-concepts.com/wp-content/files_mf/001large38.jpg

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    1. Don't worry there will be mod and we will get real us trailers like b4rt is working on it in ets2 have a chance it will be converted to ats.

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    2. Yeah, all the incredible mods by the community is one of the reasons why ETS2 is so great.

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    3. Yeah if this dont have mod or even ats the game will be so boring

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  18. Keep up the good work SCS. and take your time, i look forward to the release of ATS. But take the time to make it as good as ETS2, that game i love really much and that have open my eyes for gaming again.

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    1. Hey, atleast someone in the comments is ok witch scs's choice of takeing there time and not giveing a date :D

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    2. Yeah I don't mind the wait but hey I'm 67 years old don't take too long ...

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    3. Heh, I'm in my 20's and I still know what patience is. Plus, I have other games I can play. Waiting for ATS to come out I'm totally fine with.

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    4. @twinshadow
      Well isn't that great for you? In your 20s huh? So I guess you don't even have to know what patience is do you.... being that you can well afford to wait another decade. You're still just a child of life. 20s haha? Are you kidding me, I probably have a computer here older than your license to drink.

      Besides, its not about patience. Its about the fact that we are all going to die soon.... whether we have patience or not. Being a male, in Canada, life expectancy for me is 82 years. Thats from birth to death. So far, i've been waiting 2.44% of my total expected life span for ATS.

      If life expectancy across the globe was between 200-300 years, then I agree, waiting 3-5 years for a new game to come out wouldn't be a big deal.

      Also, being that alot of people don't get into games (beyond pastime/fun) much before the age of ten, and... with many people still dying in their 60s..... thats only 50 years we can wait for new games to finally hit the market. So far i've been waiting 4% of that.

      Its not about patience. Its about ... how long can we statistically wait for new games?

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  19. omfg for the love of god stop showing ATS and saying "this gonna be in ATS" its cool i get it but ffs release the game already its just been waaaaay too long now....well at least release before winter starts

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    1. i know everytime they say the release of the game i am checking my steam to see if its out just release the game already like ffs

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    2. Putting ATS into early access or releasing it faster than its finished would ruin their reputation. Just sit tight, and play Euro Truck some more.

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  20. This is from the SCS first newsletter: "Our coverage of progress on American Truck Simulator on the blog has dried up a bit in the past couple of months, but that doesn't mean that its development was sidetracked. A lot of focus has been on getting the news out about the Scandinavia expansion, the first major project on the block for release this year. Very soon we'll switch the gears and start showing you a lot more about American Truck Simulator. We believe that we have got enough good-quality content built (and a couple of truck licenses finally about to be signed!) to finally switch into the mode of completing the first-stage release later this year. " So will we have the game till the end of this year or this was only your wish?

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    1. end of the year..lol like if this going to happen...no at this rate i say end of 2016 or even in 2017...

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  21. MAN is abandoned. Without recording the realistic engine for MAN Truck. No realistic sound parking brake without realistic sound service brake. I have money, lots of empty garages and can not hire more drivers because the drivers limit is 227. I am in no mood to play the ETS 2 even really enjoying the simulator.

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    1. And I bet the MAN Euro 6 has been forgotten as well because ATS is their new baby!

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    2. Totally different team doing ATS. Affects nothing from the ETS2 development.

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    3. I am sure the new MAN will be released after a couple of months. Bare in mind please, that SCS Software has a seperate team for Ets2 and ATS and consequently the games will profit from each other. That is very good SCS!

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  22. How can I have more hire than 155 or you have mod to download hire.

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  23. Those paint jobs are fantastic! Just like the ones in the old 18 WoS games! I could cry!

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  24. American trailers are usually longer and don't have those side skirts.

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    1. Regarding the trailer in the first image, yes they do have those side skirts, they are becoming more common now because they help increase fuel efficiency. The second trailer is a curtain sider and they too (albeit very rarely) have side protection like that as well.

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    2. its also a law to have side skirts on trailers in california

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    3. The only difference I see with the side skirts is that the ones in the image are parallel to the trailer itself. All the ones I've seen on the road (grant it, they were the 53' trailers) all were slanted inwards a bit.

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  26. i-m not an american, but..... "International" trucks ????? "MaC" ?

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    1. heheheeh ... we play again around Paintjobs ... lol ....

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  28. hey when will they get new licences like Freightliner, Mack and International trucks and one thing i suppose is that there is a variety of trucks not only the news one there is 7 slot (i think) there could be t600, t800 or vnl730,vnl670.

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  29. Greetings SCS! Is there the slightest possibility that ATS will be released end of October ,like Ets2 back in 2012 ? I would appreciate it if you would post some more ingame screenshots and info about the game, in order to keep us excited. SCS you are simply the best!

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  30. SCS, road markings in the ATS is just terrible! it does not match the layout in real life. especially with respect to the bridge "Golden Gate". in real life, the bridge has six lanes, ATS has only 4 (! ???!).

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    1. Statement from Pavel Sebor at Gamescom in Köln (Cologne).. ,, it will be ready when it's ready. We hope it will be out by the end of the year.,, I hope I could help you. Keep on playing Euro Truck until then. I am sure you will be amazed of the beauty of the American map! Greetings!

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  32. PLease tell me whats the press release? gimme link?

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  33. Does anyone know when this comes out?

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  34. Why are you people keep asking almost relentlessly about that? SCS Software hasn't given a specific release date for ATS. However,they hope it will be by the end of this year. Apperciate the hard work the team is undergoing instead of asking questions like that. I can understand, we all are anxious when it will be out, but be patient!

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  35. Hey SCS, please add this ATS feature to ETS2 please:
    more delivery points at the Destination.
    i see in one Video, there are more than one Point to deliver the Trailer.
    it was very helpful for the most important in you Games - the Multiplayer-Mod.

    if there more than one Points to end the Mission, than the Multiplayer-Team can disable the anti-crash-zone at the companies and more realistic gameplay comes to the Multiplayer-community...

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    1. jup, good idea and a Dispatch System to communicate with other truckers like in 18 WoS

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    2. I doubt it, since SCS is trying to find ways to make ATS different from ETS2.

      Now since I noticed that I can post as unknown....
      BONUS DUCKS
      BONUS DUCKS
      BONUS DUCKS
      BONUS DUCKS
      BONUS DUCKS

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  36. is ats going to hav police instead of cameras like the old trucking games

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    1. hope so we have police car not cameras back in the wheel of steel games

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  37. Wish you guys would have spent a little extra money and made a trip to america to actually see some lf the things you are putting in game, the road markings and mappings from what i have seen have been severily inaccurate, the trailers are super short, i could go on but whats the point, and on top of it all, you guyd have been taking an extreme amount of time for this, and will be raising the price on the game? I really hope this game flops and you guys have to remake it PROPERLY..

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    1. I hope you flop and have to be remade properly!

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    2. You see, not everyone has infinite amounts of money. Also, its not like they have years and years and years to make this.

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    3. Dont Rush Them
      They Want To Make ATS A Good Game For all
      Plus They Dont Have Infinite Stashes Of Money
      They Just Use What They Know About America

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  38. hi scs software crew, i like a lot ETS2 but it will be good if we have more destination per exemple spain, portugal, ireland, and more city in italy , france, if this exemples are possible , i will be the gamer the most happy thanks and congrats for your game

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    1. Online Updater
      Download Off Website
      Place In [on mine] c:, Program Files, Euro Truck Simulator 2
      Run When Nessesary

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  40. One road I hope to see is The Lonliest Highway, US-50.

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  41. when release ???????????????????? when premier!!!!!! omg ....

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    1. I Want To Know Also

      But Probably In Late October

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    2. There is no release date.
      "Any release date you see published on the Internet is pure speculation coming from distributors or merchants."

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  42. Hello guys.
    Why can't the roads in the game be more realistic? More attention to detail. Also why no B double trailers. Also why can't you do deliveries to supermarkets? At least make it different from ETS2 not the same concept.

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    1. there will be deliveries at supermarkets if you saw in the 60 minutes gameplay on youtube

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    2. And how exactly do you make a game that is basically about trucking, any different from another game that is about trucking without the obvious visual differences? Like another person said, the visual differences are what make up 90% of the game.

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  43. para cuando la opcion de comprar mi propio remolque ¿'??

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  44. consejos para mejorar este gran juego ...remolques propios ...contratos con empresas ...multas por no cumplir contratos y por dios poder manejar el destino de tus propios camiones... si no q sentido tiene formar una empresa propia??

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  46. I don't think 169 billion miles in one year is possible...That means driving over 460 million miles each DAY.It doens't add up.

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    2. Really man? That's between the 3.4 million drivers, as it says in the post.

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    3. And what,is driving 460 million miles in one day not possible?

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    4. There really are some pro truckers that drive that amount.

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    5. 460 million miles by 3.4 million truckers works out to be about 135 miles each, so yes, it is very possible.

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  47. NEEDZMOARMACKCH613FREIGHTLINERFRIENDTHATIMSUPER

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  48. they could add season in both games and it could be more realistic just an opinion

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  49. I hope ATS will have the same things like 18WoS : Dispatch System to communicate with other Truckers and Truckers will sign/horn u when u meet them. 10-4.

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  50. NOW WHAT .... IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINING ?
    SILENCE BEFORE STORM MAYBE ?

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  51. What is the delay of ATS i don't really understand why you guys should delay in this kind of important Game as you all know that i we need this game now

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    1. It hasn't been delayed since no release date was ever announced. As with all their products, it will be released when it's ready.

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  52. you know guys patience is great thing for them lol

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  53. We are approaching 2016 ........
    Happy New Year :|

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  54. If there is no any info for more then one week there is a hope that They work very hard to finalize the game (ATS) or for an update (ETS2) ... or They are on vacations ... he he

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  55. To all of you who are complaining that there is no blog post for the last 10 days I have to ask you this question.
    What do you prefer, SCS working on the game or writing blog post?

    In my opinion working on the game is more important that writing a blog post.

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  56. for ATS we will have to wait more than weeks ... but i hope they deliver soon a second gameplay movie, updated with later changes, map...
    and I hope also they are fixing bugs for ETS2 and prepare a new feature (tandems maybe, or anything, or making real economic structure).
    In my opinion, there are UNRealistic loads on trailers (some of them), that could be fixed... and creating some 25+
    Hope also to see (in ETS2) police cars on the road, and ambulance, even if just as "sets".
    - REALISTIC and RANDOM (over time and country specific) : PRICES (for trucks, parts, garages, updating garage slots, fixing, fuel, assistance service...), FINES (forever 300 and 550?), TAXES (on barriers, customs), LOANS (same values for loan and VAT forever, everywhere?) and EARNINGS (JOB-PROFIT IS TOO HIGH on HIGH LEVELS >> reduce the bonus % and base earning too)
    - same load delivered between the same 2 points on the map (same city and company), could have a different price @ a later date
    - on high levels (14+) it make no sense 10.000 loan value, it could be replaced with 200.000

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  57. What's going on? Will we ever get any news regarding ATS or ETS2? ETS2 must be improved also...... I hope this wil be taken into consideration. Thanks SCS

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