The simple math here is they want to limit the videos so people actually spend money in the game.
If they don’t limit the videos then people won’t spend money. Their most likely not getting any revenue from videos in the app, because the videos don’t play. You click on the video and all you get is a blank screen and the countdown timer.
Why is this because there’s no PTR server for the Rail Nation app. They put the app out a few years ago and never bothered to test it.
They stopped the unlimited videos because, if you actually have time to sit and watch videos. You can actually build up a nice stash of gold and plus account. Not to mention the bonus trains.
They didn’t think about the people who play the game who live in countries where they can’t purchase gold packages or can’t really afford to. It’s just another example of pay to win.
I don’t know why they don’t just create a server that’s strictly designed for people who want to spend tons of money.
Then create one where you can play but you can’t buy gold it’s just totally free. It’s all based on strategy no advantages for anyone.
Then have the regular servers where you can buy gold if you choose too. The above mentioned servers would not be special event servers but would run as normal servers.
An example of what gold can do for you in this game. The server I play on is com 202. Last round we had a player who had all his station buildings maxed by the end of era 1.
The only thing he couldn’t max out by the end of era 1 was his engine house. Because of the limit for each era.
He was also connected to all 50 cities on the map. He was also usually the top investor in the special routes. He thought he had the win in the bag.
What he failed to do was play a smart endgame. He also neglected to haul to the landmarks. Which on SOE is where all the money and prestige is at. He also forgot that by being the top region is worth lots and lots of prestige for being the top region.
So in the end what did this player accomplish, he didn’t win the round. He wasn’t in the top region. His home city did win the endgame.
All he got for all his mad spending was a huge credit card bill. Oh he also made lots of money for Rail Nation. The accountants at Rail Nation are probably laughing at him as they count his money while sticking it in the bank.
Now you know why Rail Nation is limiting the number of videos. Because if they don’t it hurts their cash flow. Like I said earlier you can build up a nice stash of gold and plus account with lots of free lottery tickets. Rail Nation doesn’t make any money in the videos on the app. Because no smart company is going to pay money to advertise their product have it not be seen.
I for one hope they never get the ads to play in app because they are annoying as hell. I would rather just look at a blank screen and watch the timer countdown.
From what I’ve seen and heard with the new train they have in the game people are only watching enough videos to get their daily upgrade then that’s it. I personally do that as well. I have no desire or time to sit there and watch the same lame videos repeat themselves over and over again.