What is your connection to business?

  • What is your connection to business and/or economics? 11

    1. I studied something related to it (8) 73%
    2. I have a management position myself (2) 18%
    3. I aim to become a manager myself (3) 27%
    4. I plan to found my own business or already did so (3) 27%
    5. I am interested in this topic and frequently watch/read news about it (4) 36%
    6. Other (please specify in this thread) (1) 9%

    Dear players,


    A few weeks ago we asked you what your connection to trains is. Now we would like to know what your connection to business is since Rail Nation is not only a game about trains. It is also about building your own Railroad Company; making money, networking and building up and improving your transportation business.


    This poll is for everybody who not only has a connection to business in the digital world of gaming but also in real life. We'd like to know from you:

  • To startup the business engine...

    you're welcome ;)


    I've studied marketing, art direction (print production) and business administration. The last one I had to put on hold just when I started working on my thesis. It became pretty much impossible to merge two full-time "jobs" in a tight schedule, so I went with the more worthwhile road of solopreneur for now. Stll got a firm grip on my railroad switches...


    As the post above says, RN is not only about the trains and I know plenty of players who like the business side of it, calculating, planning, leading a team or working as part of a team. Some are playing just for the numbers and strategy, running your railroad business, while some are fascinated by the realistic engines of different eras. And who says you can't like em both? :saint:


    Give your votes and share your connection to business here in this thread.

  • Lots of business managers here? So, how can we invite Petr to tell about his life?


    About me .. .I studied "something like that". Maths and computer science to start with and changed jobs between IT teacher, project manager, IT Manager. Second half of my job life started with studying ways to counsel and coach people (NLP and many more) and ended up with a certificate as family coach and management coach. So I became a freelancer and switched between teaching, IT projects and coaching ... and sailing. Now I am retired and - if it's fun - develop games in virtual worlds or applications for charities.


    So yes, I fulli agree. Railrod romance is one thing that brought me here, but also the challange to decide about strategies, do the maths (hehe, business).

    There are more sides of RN. Fighting to be a winner is one thing many come for ... and the "opposite" to meet friends and interact in groups of players. But that's not the theme of this thread.


    So yes, I got a connection to business, though I started with maths and teaching ... it was, what I neede for the business jobs.

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  • In addition, this page is advertisement and this link must be removed (this is against the rules of the forum)

  • And how is your recommendation your connection to business (thread title) ... if not an advert in the forum run by a game company?

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    du hast auf jeden Fall Recht."

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  • I believe you just had a chat with a bot. They are getting smarter and smarter ^^


    And they do have a connection to business (other). Our connection with these bots is we keep banning them for good.

    than there are a lot of bots in this forum, I see many names like "player_number". I don't think it's a good development

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  • Sure that was a bot or a human advertising anywhere.


    Problem is, player_xxxx or in German Spieler_xxxx is also given out for good members that picked an avatar name that annoyed others or one of the teamers ... so at the end we can never be sure ....

    My suggestion would be to name bots, who do not pic a name in a different way than customers who are about to change their names.

    Henry Ford: "Ob du glaubst du schaffst es, oder ob du glaubst, die Limitierungen verhindern das ...

    du hast auf jeden Fall Recht."

    Ob der andere nett oder böse schreibt, deine Bewertung wird immer deinem Vorurteil entsprechen.

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  • Thankfully it is easy to tell bots apart from players and we the team will always kick the bots out as soon as we see one (right away). Players don't need to worry about bots, we clean them out very efficiently. This was the first time I've seen someone reply to a comment made by a bot, which is why I wrote 'they are getting smarter'.


    The name "player_numbers" is not an indicator for a bot as Klabbauter said. That comes from the system, when player doesn't yet have a name of their own, the name has been changed by the team or if the player has requested we delete their account for example.


    Of course if it becomes hard to tell players apart from bots some day, and we are unable to kick those out fast enough, then we should return to the naming convention for sure. Until then, we will keep removing the bots and their posts that almost always tell you to follow a random link X (which is against our rules as well).

  • Thankfully it is easy to tell bots apart from players

    Sure, it's easy for you ... but not for us. Unless we remember the numbers.

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    du hast auf jeden Fall Recht."

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  • It’s not good when bots can create accounts, how safe is our personal data?

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  • It’s not good when bots can create accounts, how safe is our personal data?

    These bots are attempting to create a forum account for "themselves" so they can share links and promote something. Viagra for example, or a pair of free socks that come with one year subscription of salt candles.


    The reason why players shouldn't be worried about telling bots apart from players is, the team removes those bots that get through our filters asap and usually players don't even have a chance to see one in action. That's how good we and the filters are.


    To safety: Just like regular forum users or players, bots have no access to any of the information on your account. Personal data is safe, and bots will never have access to any of the tools some of us team members can use. They can't make themselves team members.

  • These bots are attempting to create a forum account for "themselves" so they can share links and promote something. Viagra for example, or a pair of free socks that come with one year subscription of salt candles.


    The reason why players shouldn't be worried about telling bots apart from players is, the team removes those bots that get through our filters asap and usually players don't even have a chance to see one in action. That's how good we and the filters are.


    To safety: Just like regular forum users or players, bots have no access to any of the information on your account. Personal data is safe, and bots will never have access to any of the tools some of us team members can use. They can't make themselves team members.

    Now if there was a years subscription of socks.. one pair a day for a year. I might just be interested ;)


    I may have a slight fluffy sock addiction.


    But my favorite kind of Bot is one that makes me coffee.. food.. drinks.. goes to the shop.. does the washing.. does the ironing. Shame, just realized I don't have one of those. Was nice to dream for a second though.


    Emziie. :)

    Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction. <3