Posts by Yaenara

    Changelog SoE version 4.2.0



    Bugfixes


    RN-15284 Career: Fixed an error that prevented the 'West vs East' achievement from being awarded
    RN-15274 Tracks: Fixed an error that caused excessive costs to be displayed in the tooltip
    RN-15253 Schedule: Fixed an error that caused increased loading times when setting up multiple schedules
    RN-15081 Endgame: Fixed an error that caused the delivered goods not to be displayed in the megacities
    RN-14858 Schedule: Fixed an error that caused not all trains to adopt schedules
    RN-14853 Career engine: Fixed an error that caused the boost to be active longer than an hour
    RN-14828 Career engine: Fixed an error that meant not all goods could be collected from warehouses and harbours
    RN-14790 Welcome screen: Fixed an error that always showed that upgrades could still be installed
    RN-14725 Career: Fixed an error that caused videos watched for association members not to be counted towards the achievement 'Movie buff'
    RN-14552 Messages: Fixed an error that meant some links were not clickable
    RN-14431 Chat: Fixed an error that meant chat messages were sometimes not loaded
    RN-14418 City competition: Removed a redundant graphic
    RN-14390 Train station: Fixed an error that caused the most recently visited train station to be displayed instead of a player's own
    RN-14308 Sitters: Fixed an error that prevented the launch or end of the sitter mode
    RN-14226 Train station: Fixed an error that meant the arrows to change train station were greyed out
    RN-14151 Waggons: Fixed an error that allowed players to select more waggons for purchase than they had money for
    RN-14124 Licences: Fixed an error with multiple licences that meant the word profit was replaced by the profit made
    RN-14123 Engines: Fixed an error that caused goods of the wrong era to be shown as transportable goods
    RN-14105 Train station: Fixed an error that caused the 'X' to leave to be displayed twice on other train stations
    RN-14101 Medals: Fixed an error that caused the 'Only unlocked' filter to malfunction
    RN-14068 Medals: Medal 76 was removed since it can no longer be achieved
    RN-14062 Spectator mode: Fixed an error that caused the chat to obstruct the train list
    RN-14044 Spectator mode: Fixed an error that sometimes resulted in a black screen
    RN-13894 Harbours: Fixed an error that caused wrong stock levels to be shown in the bar
    RN-13861 West vs East: Fixed an error that prevented the continuous status update
    RN-13637 Ranking: Fixed an error that prevented a text from being displayed
    RN-13562 System messages: Fixed an error that caused links in sitter messages not to work
    RN-13560 Chat: Fixed an error that caused the chat arrows to be not clickable
    RN-13531 Tool-tip: Fixed an error that displayed a wrong maximum city level
    RN-13299 Engines: Fixed an error that showed costs instead of profits when parking in a city
    RN-12687 Parking engines: Fixed an error where a random city was selected instead of the home city
    RN-12266 Tool-tip: Fixed an error that caused wrong texts to be displayed in cities during the endgame
    RN-11353 Messages: Fixed an error that displayed the number of transported passengers in tons
    RN-10689 Museum: Fixed an error that made the order of the cities to appear at random
    RN-9670 Cities: Fixed an error that showed the landmark has reached the maximum level
    RN-8636 Landmark: Fixed an error that greyed out the level after the landmark was connected
    RN-6383 Repairing engines: Fixed an error that caused the wrong repair costs to be displayed
    RN-5951 Mayor: Fixed an error that prevented announcements from being displayed if the text exceeded a certain length


    Miscellaneous:
    Fixed a range of task issues.
    Fixed a range of text errors in career mode.
    Fixed a range of pop-up errors.
    Fixed a number of errors in the context menus.
    Fixed a range of sound issues.
    Numbering and sorting of the train lists has been adjusted and considerably improved.


    Chat and messaging system:

    - All messages can now be highlighted and copied freely
    - The chat can now be fully collapsed
    - The chat window is now freely movable and scalable
    - Improved chat readability
    - More stable chat server connection
    - The following tabs are now hard-coded in the chat: world, association, city, countries, regions and private


    Graphical user interface:

    There will be a new GUI, allowing for a more convenient navigation and a better overview. It looks slightly like the old classic interface.
    This update marks the first step towards the new GUI. Some windows still use the old SoE design, but we will adjust them gradually to the new GUI.


    Widgets:

    - Individually adjustable and freely movable windows, which allow for quick and easy access to information and the execution of game features.
    - Initially four widgets are available (engine, association, city and competitions)


    Performance:

    - Acceleration of the login procedure as well as the sitter login
    - General performance improvements (e.g. actions concerning multiple engines such as setting schedules)


    Plus Account:

    The Plus Account was extended by a range of features:
    - Save and load schedules and schedule sets
    - Filter to set the preferred servicing level for engines
    - Detailed prestige overview (only on new worlds)
    - Guaranteed bonus video


    The price of the new Plus Account will be 150 Gold. During the transition period until 31st October 2017, the new Plus Account will be available at a discounted 100 Gold. For technical reasons, the duration is split into 2x six weeks.


    Help Center:

    - Replaces the ticket system used so far
    - All tickets from all servers are collected together in the Help Center
    - The ticket status can be viewed at any time
    - The in-game 'Support' button opens a new browser tab for the Help Center
    - Links to the game rules, the forum and the Rail Nation Answers can now also be found in the Help Center



    Changes:


    Licences purchased using a coupon will now need a licence slot. The coupon was only ever meant to substitute the money and gold costs.

    Changelog version 4.2.0



    Bug fixes:

    RN-15414 Fixed an error that asked for the purchase of waggons for the career engine in tutorial step 1
    RN-14921 Fixed an error that caused different values to be displayed for speed and acceleration in the career engine's train details
    RN-14857 Fixed a display error of the boost duration
    RN-14816 The career engine can no longer be moved to the museum
    RN-14818 Fixed a display error of the mechanic's duration
    RN-14802 URLs in messages and in chat can be opened again by clicking on them
    RN-14725 Videos watched for association members now correctly count towards a player's own career achievement 'Movie buff'
    RN-14641 It's no longer possible to spend Gold on bonus engine upgrades as a sitter
    RN-14474 Fixed an error that caused windows to become inoperable after the AFK screen appeared
    RN-14169 Even during era changes, bonus engine competitions now award the prize that was displayed when the competition was generated
    RN-14140 Fixed an error that caused the chat size to change whenever the chat channel was changed
    RN-14094 Adjusted a number of windows to prevent them from opening up behind other windows
    RN-14066 Information about a purchased super starter package and the career engine is now shown correctly upon the first login on a server
    RN-13971 Fixed an error that meant the career engine wasn't available in the game world right after unlocking it
    RN-13883 When copying schedules, the schedule of the source train is no longer reset
    RN-13593 The surprise prize of the login bonus now correctly shows the Plus Account duration in days instead of hours
    RN-13513 The daily login bonus can now be collected correctly before and after a change of day, without the need for a reload
    RN-13490 Fixed an error that showed the wrong route of a train that was underway
    RN-13290 Off-loading animation is no longer shown for parked trains
    RN-13217 Fixed an error that sometimes meant players could chat during the initial 13 tutorial steps
    RN-13025 Fixed a rounding error for prestige rewards in the competition window
    RN-12938 Fixed an error in the purchase info text of the researcher
    RN-12925 Fixed an error that caused notifications regarding changes in friendly/rival status to be sent to the player's own association
    RN-12909 Fixed an error that caused the back and first-rank button in the transport ranking of an industry to malfunction
    RN-12901 Stock bar of transported goods is now shown correctly in relation to the first rank in industries
    RN-11781 Performance noticeably improved when purchasing multiple engines
    RN-11737 Longer names are now correctly shown in the avatar window again
    RN-11730 It's no longer possible to get Gold from tutorial tasks after the end of the endgame
    RN-11724 Fixed an error that caused the display of a wrong error message (missing money) on the research screen when insufficient research points were available
    RN-11698 English: Fixed interchanged variables in the engine boost text
    RN-11621 Fixed an error that allowed for the selection of the train list's context menu when observing players
    RN-11580 The train station of applicants can no longer be accessed via the arrows on the train station
    RN-11472 Fixed an error that caused the chat to always scroll back to the beginning of the log
    RN-11150 Fixed an error that caused birds to fly above planes
    RN-10966 Friendship request notifications now also arrive when the message window is open
    RN-10954 Entries of deleted players now correctly show the author as 'DELETED' again
    RN-10725 Fixed an error that caused a minimised chat to be displayed as empty
    RN-10297 Fixed an error that prevented sitters from selling engines, despite being given permission to do so
    RN-8744 Adjusted the ranking container, so that more than 5 title icons can be displayed
    RN-8615 Simplified the labelling of the buttons in the confirmation window to cancel laying new tracks
    RN-8522 Added a help text about the halving of the waiting time
    RN-8405 The number of available instant dispatch vouchers is now shown in the lottery window correctly again
    RN-8260 Instant dispatches via mouseover now correctly use available vouchers
    RN-7885 Fixed an error that meant not all players were displayed in the competition tooltip
    RN-7551 Fixed an error that caused the industry majority to be displayed with only 33% of the investment sum
    RN-6942 Adjusted the error notification when collecting building bonuses, if they were already collected by another association member
    RN-6121 Fixed an error that sometimes caused confirmed friends' avatars to still be shown as transparent
    RN-5021 Fixed an error that caused purchased avatar items to still be shown in the department store
    RN-3564 Fixed an error that allowed the industry growth progress to climb above 100% without levelling-up the industry
    RN-2780 Fixed an error where login bonuses prevented the continuation of the game after the end of the endgame




    New features


    Help Center:


    • Replaces the ticket system used so far
    • All tickets from all servers are collected together in the Help Center
    • The ticket status can be viewed at any time
    • The in-game 'Support' button opens a new browser tab for the Help Center
    • Links to the game rules, the forum and the Rail Nation Answers can now also be found in the Help Center



    Plus Account:

    The Plus Account was extended by a number of features:


    • Save and load schedules and schedule sets
    • Filter to set the preferred servicing level for engines
    • Detailed prestige overview (only for new worlds)
    • Guaranteed bonus video


    The price of the new Plus Account will be 150 Gold. During the transition period until 31st October 2017, the new Plus Account will be available at a discounted 100 Gold. For technical reasons, the duration is split into 2x six weeks.



    Changes:


    Licences purchased using a coupon will now need a licence slot. The coupon was only ever meant to substitute the money and gold costs

    Changelog USA version 1.2.5


    Help Center will be implemented:


    • Replaces the ticket system used so far
    • All tickets from all servers are collected together in the Help Center
    • The ticket status can be viewed at any time
    • The in-game 'Support' button opens a new browser tab for the Help Center
    • Links to the game rules, the forum and the Rail Nation Answers can now also be found in the Help Center

    Dear players,


    This week we will update several Rail Nation servers, which means the servers will be unavailable for the specified timeframes.
    You can find all downtimes in the list below.


    Wednesday, August 02nd
    08:30 - 09:30 am UTC


    COM-101
    FR-101
    M1.101
    RU-101
    IT-101
    PL-101
    CZ-101



    Thursday, August 03rd (update was postponed; no date yet)
    08:30 - 09:30 am UTC


    DE-201
    COM-202
    M1.201
    ES-201
    RU-201
    RU-203
    NL-201
    US-102


    We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause!



    Your Rail Nation Team

    The chat



    The chat has received a general overhaul. The new version will be available on USA and Europe servers.


    • All messages can now be highlighted and copied freely
    • The chat can now be fully collapsed
    • The chat window is now freely movable and scalable
    • Improved chat readability
    • More stable chat server connection
    • The following tabs are now adopted from classic chat: world, association, city, countries, regions and private
    • The combi chat from Steam over Europe remained




    Dear players,


    US-101 Golden Gate will be unavailable between 08:15 - 08:45am UTC (04:15 - 04:45am EDT) on Thursday, July 27th. The update is necessary for technical issues.


    We're sorry for the inconveniences this may cause!



    Your Rail Nation Team

    What are widgets?


    • Widgets are powerful helpers that bundle information on specific topics
    • In the form of lists, you can place, move and scale widgets individually on your screen



    What widgets are available?


    • There are currently four widgets available with the following features

      • Association

        • Members
        • Online status
        • Station bonuses (collectable)
        • Videos (collectable)
        • Applicants (accept / decline)
        • Player context menu



      • Trains (up to 5 times)
      • Schedule
      • Condition
      • Profit
      • Info Icons (Boost / Mechanic / Upgrade)
      • Move with drag & drop
      • Centering
      • Train context menu
      • Goods
      • Placement
      • Level
      • Centering
      • City Screen
      • Info (Location / Time / Reward)
      • Application
      • Participants
      • Centering
      • Competition context menu
      • Cities
      • Competitions





    • More widgets are already planned


    The widgets will only be available on USA and Steam over Europe scenarios.




    The new PLUS Account


    The new PLUS account contains the full scope of the old one. Four additional features will be introduced to all scenarios:


    • Save single schedules and schedule sets
    • Filter for servicing your engines
    • Guaranteed bonus video
    • Detailed prestige overview



    The first three features will be available immediately after a server is updated on version 4.2.0. The detailed prestige overview will be enabled when a game world starts into a new round.



    Price:


    The price of the PLUS account will increase for the first time: the new price will be 150 gold.


    We won’t increase it immediately after release; there will be a transition period until the end of October, where you can buy the extended PLUS account for 100 gold to get to know the new content at no extra charge.



    These were the words we hid:


    ASSOCIATION
    BANK
    CITY
    COMPETITION
    ENDGAME
    ENGINE
    ERA
    GOLD
    GRAIN
    INDUSTRY
    INVESTMENT
    LABORATORY
    LOTTERY
    LUMBER
    PASSENGERS
    RESTAURANT
    SWALLOW
    TITLE
    TRACK
    WORKER



    The winners are:



    • 1st place: Branson with 20 correct words! Congratulations! (Caesar Saladius, COM101 Rocky Mountains)
    • 2nd place: Aigi9 with 19 words (Aigi9, COM101 Rocky Mountains)
    • 3rd place: Rascal the Cat with 19 words as well (Rascal the Cat, COM202 Loch Ness)


    Congratulations, your prizes have been added.



    Below you can see the list of participants and how many correct words they've found (in the order they have posted):



    Aigi9 – 19 words
    Rascal the Cat – 19
    vendeen – 19
    eternalove – 19
    mopyfish – 18
    wuz - 19
    Golden 18
    GoRobo – 18
    Ogarth – 17
    ragnahl - 17
    snugz966 – 17
    Branson – 20
    Cyrus-K-Holiday – 13
    trainset - 18
    lacidd23 - 16


    We do not accept as correct answers abbreviations or shorter forms (e.g. USA or gas, toy, even mispelled words such as ton)


    We hope you had fun with this contest. Was it too hard? Do you have any suggestions for similar contests? Let us know what you think of it.



    Kind regards,


    Yaenara


    Community Manager
    Rail Nation COM & US

    Dear railway fans,


    We sat together with players and evaluated a lot of feedback. The new HUD combines parts of the classic and Steam over Europe interface, but also brings along a lot of new things.


    More clarity:


    • The bottom navigation bar is more compact, so it doesn’t cover too much space of the map anymore. We removed the thick blue bar.
    • We tidied up at the top as well. The avatar is now collapsible and the info bar has been compressed. This can be seen very well on the era progress bar.
    • The chat can be completely folded, or scaled and moved as desired.
    • The buttons for support and settings can now again be found on the upper right, as in the classic interface. Navigation tools are located at the lower right.
    • The route expansion buttons are no longer as obtrusive - which is especially noticeable when zooming.



    More readability:


    • We removed the texts with a black outline, as they have often been criticized as illegible.
    • The chat window is no longer transparent.



    More consistency:


    • Many different shapes were used in the HUD of the Steam over Europe. There were round and cornered elements - and even rounded corners. Now everything has been adjusted and the interface is more homogeneous.
    • We have received lots of feedback that the UI was too colorful and ruffled. That is why we have reduced and desaturated the colors. We also removed gradients.



    More comfort:


    • We have placed new buttons in the HUD

      • Purchase engine screen: This saves you the way via the train list.
      • Mute button: All sounds can be muted at one click. This was often desired!
      • Sitter: Here you can see your sitted accounts at one glance and whether you can log in currently. With two clicks you can start the sitter mode.



    • Tooltips and indicators are now available for all menu items. So you can quickly gather important information, such as pending upgrades, locomotives without schedules or the status of company headquarters and worker auctions.



    More ... is going to come:

    The change is not yet complete. The individual windows of the user interface are still identical to Steam over Europe at the moment. However, we are working on an adaptation to the style of the new HUD and will return to centered rather than left-aligned versions with some screens.


    Watch the video where the HUD is explained by Thomas (in-house Community Manager for Rail Nation). English subtitles are available, just activate the CC.



    Dear players,

    Yesterday afternoon (July 13th) the Clash minigame had the problem of not letting any players into the game, that had non-alphanumerical (space sign, special characters like coma, points, á, etc) signs in characters in their avatar name.
    The issue was fixed this morning at around 07:00 am UTC (3am EDT).


    All players affected by the bug will receive 5 extra games on Monday, July 17th.


    We're sorry for the inconveniences caused!


    Your Rail Nation Team

    Ohw no, all letters of the station signs have fallen off. :confused:
    Can you help William (Elijah) restore the signs, so our passengers know where they have to go and what they see?



    There are 20 game related words hidden in this picture. Please make a post here and tell us which words you found.




    (You can upload an image: either by using Insert option on the forum, or by using an uploading website; Or you can just write the list of the words)


    This competition runs from Friday 14.07.2017 to Monday 17.07.2017, at 18:00 UTC (14:00 EDT).


    The first 3 players that were able to find the words will get the following prizes:


    Number 1 will get 150 gold and 5 lotery tickets
    Number 2 will get 150 gold and 3 lotery tickets
    Number 3 will get 150 gold and 1 lotery ticket.


    In case nobody finds all the words, the award will go to the participants with the most correct words.


    Search carefully and have fun! :D



    Your Rail Nation Team



    ______


    Notes:


    - This contest is available for COM & US players only.
    - Beside the solution, please mention in your message the nickname of your account and the server you want the prize on, in case you will win.
    - The entries will be visible only after the contest has ended.


    Dear railway fans,

    Have you planned your summer holiday yet?

    Why not send us a postcard:



    Rail Nation
    Bright Future GmbH
    Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 56
    50968 Cologne
    Germany



    Write us your avatar and server name and tell us from where you sent us the card.

    All participants will receive 100 Gold.
    If there's a railway theme on the postcard, you'll even get 200 Gold! :D



    Each avatar can only take part once - so send us your postcard from your most exciting holiday location!
    If you don't plan to go on holiday, you can just send a postcard from home too. That way, we'll collect quite a number of exciting places and countries.

    We're going to display all submissions on a map.

    Entry closes on 1st October 2017.

    We look forward to your postcards!


    Your Rail Nation Team

    Dear railway fans,


    A completely new challenge has started with Rail Nation: Clash!





    Thrills, fun and amazing prizes await you!


    You can play five rounds of Rail Nation: Clash! in the Rail Nation career every day until 19th July 2017 and collect points. The ranking always tells you which place you're currently in.


    Compete against all of the Rail Nation community!


    You need career level 2 or above to take part.



    We wish you lots of fun!


    Your Rail Nation Team

    Dear players,


    A new round of US-101 Golden Gate (USA scenario) will start on Tuesday, June 20th, at 2:00 pm UTC (10:00 am EDT).


    Keep in mind that due to unexpected events the planning can change and a delay is possible.



    Happy hauling everyone!



    Your Rail Nation Team

    The correct answer is: Era 5 Centaur Serie Ce 6/8 (crocodile)



    The winners are:


    #32 Porsois, COM05 Cylinder Head (Express)
    #17 Lazy Gamer, COM03 Smoke Chamber
    #23 Milliye, COM-03 Smoke chamber


    (selected randomly, with the help of random.org)


    Congratulations! Your prizes have been added.



    We would like to thank to all participants and wish you good luck on our future contests!



    The Rail Nation Team

    Dear players,




    When cleaning up the graphical designers office last week, we found an interesting print. It looks like someone tried to do something special with one of our trains.









    Do you know which train it is?



    Please post your answer in this thread, along with your nickname and the server you play on (in case you win, you will get your prize on the server you write).


    Among all correct answers we will randomly pick 3 winners and reward them all with 200 Gold each.


    The contest will end on Friday, 16.06.2017, at 15:00 UTC.


    Please note that your answers will be visible only after the contest has finished (to offer a fair chance to everyone).


    - The contest is available for players from COM and US domains only.




    Have fun!


    Your Rail Nation team