i have some questions now i’ve played my first game in a very long time
at one point, it gave me a new line, a new locomotive, and a new carriage. are these all one thing, and i have to chose which? like, i drew a new line but no trains appeared on it, and it was quite some time before i realised i’d not had any services on it. also, i couldn’t figure out how to get rid of a double carriage.
what it is significance of the days?
is there strategies for linking up stations? like, one of my lines was five circles in a row, and there was no way to stop that from being the case. i assume the stations popping up are random, right?
more questions to come, i reckon.
so far the first game felt a lot like the old game i used play, but the controls were a bit fiddly and the screen was getting small. maybe i should’ve bought it for switch, but it’s less conspicious sitting on the dunny playing this haha
Every week you’ll always get a new locomotive, and your choice of one of two further upgrades. Precisely what you might get varies from map to map.
I’ve made this mistake many times too. A locomotive will automatically appear on any new line you create, as long as there is one available. If there’s not one available, it still lets you create the line, but empty, and there’s no warning you’re doing this.
It’s a bit fiddly - especially if you’re playing on the phone. You’ve got to specifically select the carriage (rather than the locomotive) and drag it to a different train.
Just to let you know how far through the week you are. No difference in passenger appearance day by day.
Yeah, this is the core of it. Avoiding having too many of the same shape consecutively is particularly important. If you’re faced with a choice between having short gaps between stations of the same type, and long gaps between stations of different types, the latter is almost always better.
Not entirely. Certain station types are pre-programmed to appear in certain ways on certain maps (lots of circles in the north in Hong Kong, if I remember correctly; the special symbols appear on the islands in St. Petersburg, and so on). The exact locations change, but there are patterns to learn.