Posts by Toots

    I endorse that the competition widget is a total mess in HTML5, worse than useless.

    Having just searched for "competition widget" I see there are several bug posts about it, so it clearly does matter to people.

    Time to bump it up the buglist?

    I've had this problem a few times, when some of the messages I write or forum posts are blank. I've given a couple examples below and have indicated with strikethrough text the items which come up blank when you send the mail/post on the forum.

    Typically this is when I try to suggest a route to haul with trains, or if I post a link:

    MAIL EXAMPLE - a message containing a suggested route like this often has the route coming up blank when you send it:


    FORUM EXAMPLE - posts with links. The second link in the post below is always blank on the forum when I post it.



    I feel like I'm about to fall off the edge of the world like the ancient explorers when trying to set routes from Lisbon!

    Too much needing to move the map around and zoom in and out to set the routes, it's a pain in the XXX.

    How about adding a bit more space in the edges of the map so we don't always feel like we're sliding off the edge of the world. There's extra map to the east of Istanbul, so it's not an issue there.

    For example we are using this for the second round of Fast Forward to make it a bit more exciting for players who play for the win.

    There's nothing about buying your way to a server win that is anything to do with helping the Community or being a hero, other than of the wallet warrior kind.

    Please reconsider this one, this is not at all about what the spirit of Rail Nation is for most of us.

    Well I'm so glad to hear that you have dealt with bot users as I'm sure you would deal with multiple alts. (coughs)

    The way in which were able to share the movies so anyone who wished to watch them could (almost always) be sure of being able to do so is something we all find a useful feature in Rail Nation as it helps balance out the game so everyone has a chance to do well.

    I'm not sure what minor bug was fixed concerning the rewards given from the movies, but as I haven't noticed it, or thought it particularly material, then I suspect most haven't. Why not just change the movies back to how they were.

    Regarding a possible new system to replace the movies/videos, perhaps it might be best to have some form of consultation with some of your loyal players and not just surprise us with something "new" that no one likes.

    I had no idea that this was a "bug" and RN had planned to "fix" it.

    I've never seen it reported anywhere as a bug. Strange too that this "bug" is fixed while many others get left on the shelf.

    Sharing the videos was fun and a good way to get some teamwork going in the association, which is at the heart of the RN game for most of us. Everyone who refreshed their widgets got a fair chance to watch the movies and gain some rewards.

    If only one person can watch the movies, it will be the same person who gets to watch them all the time and others won't even get a look in, which is unfair and will make everyone unhappy.

    It's hard enough selling the idea that the Landmarks are crucial to the region's success as it is...

    We had an experienced player come join us this round who I know well and it took me until Landmark level 6 to persuade him to focus on the Landmark and not to "furn for money the city" or "making money out of new goods in the city" - all things he never would have dreamed of doing on a Classic server where we played many rounds together.

    If it's that much work to persuade an intelligent and experienced player to focus on the Landmark, just imagine how much effort goes into those less savvy? An impossible chore at times and there's no fun in it... :(

    In the recent update, something changed the order of the trains in the Adopt Schedule screen.

    While it's not a major problem, it's very irritating to have to scroll down to the bottom of the list of trains to check that these trains are included in the schedule.

    This is the only one of the trains lists that has this funny ordering and yet it's also the only one that doesn't have a sort button either, so there's no work around other than scrolling down every time. It doesn't make it easy or quick to get trains moving.

    I can't even work out what logic has been applied to this ordering of the list so I could do something about it (like renaming the trains).

    Then again, that's not going to work as Copy Schedule uses the old sort order that hasn't been tampered with in this update.

    Please could the sort order in "Adopt Schedule" be reset back to what it was before this update.

    We're into era 5 on Loch Ness now and there's a long list of Medsuae to send out, often on different routes.

    I was thinking about the conundrum of being able to quickly select some trains for one route and others for another.

    Feedback on using the production series to provide subsets of trains was good, it would provide a function for production series rather than them being just a pretty paint job too :D


    How about double tap on the checkboxes to select ALL trains of that type (as it currently is) and double tap on the train itself (the colour) to just select trains of that production series.

    I'm not sure how easy this would be to implement, but it was just a thought on how users could quickly select all the trains for a particular task rather than having to go into menu options etc to set them.

    What do you think folks?

    Many browser on a PC still support Flash, so I'm guessing you may be trying to play from a browser on a phone or tablet?

    I used to be able to use Puffin browser which supported Flash on Android devices, but an update a few months ago (not sure whether the problem was a Puffin, Flash or RN update), meant issues with the display which rendered it unusable.

    Since then I have been using the App on the tablet when I need to. It doesn't work as well as Puffin browser used to work, but at least it does work and supports Flash.

    Hope that helps...

    Slightly off topic, but I'd like to mention that the in game communication system ain't working for me since yesterday evening.

    It takes ages to open messages and then they just flicker open for a few seconds so I can barely read them and have no chance of replying.

    I'm only on Loch Ness and have the same problems on the tablet, desktop and laptop (so it's not dependent on the device I'm using - they're all not working)

    Anyone else having similar issues?

    The Xbox advert doesn't have a movie number, but stalls every time.

    Xbox is coming up almost every time at the moment.

    What's even worse is that having waited the obligatory 10s to force a reload, you then get advert #24317 which is the bogey advert and you then have to wait another 10s to force a reload on that!!!

    As the code to "force a reload" was added by request, can the 10s wait be dropped please, there are too many problems with adverts at present.

    could we get "force reload" right away? What is the point of watching frozen first frame for 20 seconds just to reload travian add that takes another 20 seconds.

    That's a really good point Standouch!

    Most players know the dodgy movies on sight at this stage, why do we have to sit watch a blank screen, only to have to force reload and then go through the whole process again.

    So many grumbles would be solved if this could happen, think how many happy faces there would be! :)

    We've talked about this one in the past, it keeps coming up in threads about train schedules, but because it's always tagged onto other threads, it seems to get overlooked.

    I've had a quick look and can't see a response saying that it has been forwarded to the developers for consideration, so I'm going to give it a thread of it's own so we can talk about it and get some feedback on this topic.

    Option to quickly select either only the Cargo or Passenger trains

    This would be very helpful, I've been thinking about this conundrum for a while now.

    Rather than having two different train lists, how about a simple checkbox with something like "Cargo trains only" or "Passenger trains only"? It could be in the menubar in the trains list for most of the menu options there (Service, Museum, Park, Mechanic, Boost).

    Here's a sample I just put together, so you can see what it might look like and how it might work as a solution:


    I'd be happy with either solution, just please do something to make the city comps relevant in the SoE version of the game please!

    Hear Me Roar's solution is elegant and shouldn't be too difficult to implement - that's a version where the city comp runs as usual, but the bonus can be applied to the LM or the city   

    (hmmm, maybe the mayors could have an option to set where they want the bonus to be?!)

    Railin Ron's suggestion to just compete with the 4 lowest goods is also worth considering and would still work in the SoE version.

    For either solution, we'd have something relevant and still have to plan ahead to be strategically positioned to do well in the comps and make good use of the bonus - at present the city comps and bonuses are just time wasted to us.

    This thread was about Train schedules, any chance that the posts about using vouchers could be moved to another thread please?

    Else we risk having this thread ambushed by other topics and the points made will be lost and forgotten...