Posts by Thaddeous

    There's a huge advantage to the widget in regards to videos. It's the same advantage you have of being able to 1 click on every single person's bonus and collect it. Because you see when everyone's video is available without having to go into the station screen, then you get to collect them all without having to figure out who actually has a bonus to watch and who doesn't, and on top of that you see a counter for every single person, making it easy for you to time when you can collect bonuses/watch video's and when you can chat or actually concentrate on playing the game. How is it fair as a mobile user I have to flip through every station 1 by 1 hoping a bonus will be there, with no way to tell if one will or one won't? Am I just supposed to stop playing the game and endlessly cycle though everyone's station and hope that maybe, just maybe someone on a desktop didn't already spend 10 seconds collecting it? Or if I see someone is going to have a bonus available in 2 minutes then I just sit looking at their station for 2 minutes and hope a desktop user doesn't have better ping and collect it before I can anyway? The widget is a HUGE advantage. Giving mobile a 5 second skip just evens things out.

    If you earn 28000 prestige and the worker bonus gives you 50%, then wouldn't you earn 14000 prestige from the worker? Not 48000??? IF you do earn 48000, then shouldn't the worker tool tip say that you earn 200% bonus prestige, not 50%? This confuses me.

    If we are to have a level playing field, then mobile app users need to be able to use a widget, just like the desktop users. If you just put a 5 second skip button in for the desktop people, then mobile users have no chance again.

    Solution: Put a 5 second skip in for desktop and remove the widget. That way desktop users have to flip through every station, all while not being able to do anything else, just like the mobile users do.

    Yes, also have the same issue. If you drag the window around it fixes it. Just have to do it every time you open the window. Which is annoying.

    A couple questions regarding career engine. 1, does coupling work for your career engine? 2, if so, is there a way to reset your career engine (or could they add that option) so that I could get all of the points back that I spent on unlocking the eras?


    Like the unique ideas and interesting take on a competition server. Bravo!

    No, the widget doesn't work like that anymore, that feature is gone now where everyone can watch all of the videos at the same time. This is the whole reason for the video discussions in the other threads.


    It's just a race between all players now to watch videos as fast as you can before they are gone.

    The web players take at least 1 minute to watch a single bonus (2 videos) while the app players only take 10 seconds.

    That's not true, you get to see everyone's station at once, and you get to almost instantly collect the bonuses. Yes, the video's take longer to watch, but you get to see who has a video and who doesn't and not have to flip between every single person's station one by one to see if there might be a bonus available or not. Like I said, it evened the playing field in my opinion....since this is how mobile has worked forever....well the forever when we could even watch ads that is.

    Oh, I forgot. How about how the text wrapping feature just doesn't work randomly about 15% of the time....This causes some or most of the message to be cut off.....so I have to copy and paste the message that someone wrote, so that I can actually read what they said. Very annoying, and been like that for years.

    So the web players get to use the widget to instantly collect everything AND they get to skip the ads as well? Then what are the mobile players supposed to do? I already get nothing on roughly 50% of all the ads I try to watch because if someone else has started it I still have to sit though the countdown, only I can't collect it when the button turns green...then sometimes can't close the screen for 30+ seconds. All while the web players are collecting and watching everything.


    These are the 4 US domain servers. US 102 stays as Grand Central, and I'm not completely sure where you got the idea? Did you perhaps mix it with one of the Broadway-servers of other domains?

    US01 Crankshaft

    US101 Golden Gate

    s.gif?_dc=1444906680US102 Grand Central

    US103 Broadway (2x)

    Doh....yes, I was confusing myself there, thinking 102 was Broadway and not Grand Central. But it's listed as a server start in your original post. But the US103 Broadway server is already running?

    IMHO, the mobile player's 5 second countdown is balanced out by the PC player's ability to use a widget. That is so grossly unfair it's ridiculous. The 5 second countdown for mobile merely evened the playing field....finally. Remember, us mobile players spent over 3 months not being able to watch a single video, ever....seems like we should get something in return for that.

    Recently it has been a little better though. At least for me.

    Depends on the server it seems. Sometimes I can chat ok. Sometimes, I can't even read the messages because they keep resetting every 10 seconds, so scrolling back to catchup on what I missed while I slept is impossible. And forget typing anything. Since it resets whatever you're trying to type out every 10 seconds. The US 102 server I play on is the worst out of all of them for this.


    How about the bug where when you pick up and drop off at the same facility it counts it as 2 stops instead of 1....I can't begin to say how stupid this is. I can literally log into the desktop and set up an actual 10 stop rout and save it...then load it from the app....but I can't make the same rout in the app because it says that I am trying to make more than 10 stops. Super frustrating once the good chains get significantly long. Or how about that we can't look at the map and sort by commodity type...makes finding goods facilities stupid hard sometimes. How about the new feature that allows using ID's directly on the engine screen instead of the facility...not implemented on mobile.

    In the end it feels like the devs just added the mobile app as a way to be able to check in on your trains and move them around/service them if needed. They don't have any interest in making the app as playable as the desktop version. I'd love to hear some feedback about this.


    (sorry to hijack your thread, these issues have been frustrating me for some time.)

    So am I correct in thinking that the current server "US 102 Broadway" will just become the "US 103 Broadway" server when you guys do maintenance in a few hours? Because the post makes it look like you're starting a new broadway server when there's already one running...

    This chat issue has been like that for years now. Literally. I love the game, but the mobile platform has so many bugs that never get addressed, it's rather upsetting.


    It would be nice if there were a forum specifically for mobile bugs and/or feedback and updates.