Please get rid of the Landmark/City levelling message

  • Would it be possible to make the message about levelling the city before the Landmark only appear once the LM has reached a certain percentage, say 90 or 95%?


    When trying to tandem level that message is the main reason people give for levelling the city before they even start on the LM.

  • The message means that most players playing Europe for the first time, especially those moving from classic/usa concentrate on the city instead of the LM, which can cause the team problems.


    The wording of the message is fine but ideally it wouldn't be there at all, untill the LM reaches at least 90% of the level where it requires the city to level. So if the city is at level 4 and the LM level 2 the message does not appear until the LM reaches level 4 +90%. Maybe another message could be there at other times, suggesting that people haul to the LM (especially if the levels aren't in tandem), or it is left as just a blank space.

  • That's a good point. Driving home the concept of the LM can sometimes be VERY frustrating. Then, while you are explaining it...there's always someone who chimes in with the "well, the LM cannot level yet" remark as justification. Getting people fluent in your own language to understand is hard enough...might as well forget those where their native language is something else.

  • Okay, the answer to this wish is: The message is needed and has a purpose in the game.


    What are the best ways to guide other players to follow a certain strategy? What has worked well so far?

  • Okay, the answer to this wish is: The message is needed and has a purpose in the game.


    What are the best ways to guide other players to follow a certain strategy? What has worked well so far?

    Finding their addresses and showing up at the door with a baseball bat seems to work, however, I've also heard that the practice might be frowned upon.


    To be fair, it is a multiplayer game and people should also rely on each other, lots of time they don't and there isn't much that can be done, more enforcing of habits would simply mean that you would end up logging to a game that plays itself.

    Currently playing on:

    M1.201 Scandinavia

  • Nice idea Sniffa,

    but I think the message should not appear, before the stocks and invests are at 100%


    Example:

    city & landmark at level 5. people keep hauling to the landmark until 100% so its prepared for level 6, but it doesnt climb up, but the message appears

    then people start hauling city and then both will climb level 6 together

  • 90-95% is sufficiemt as the offliners will still continue hauling to the LM to enable it to get to close on 100% anyway. If you let the LM get to 100% before hauling to the city the offliner trains are wasted.

  • I remember that it was first not written in the top and we got questions why doesn't the landmark grow, because they forgot that they had level the city first. The best way is to explain and repeat it regular that you want to fill up the landmark first and explain why it's needed.