Posts by Samisu

    Aesculus glabra - that's plenty of questions! I do have answers to some of your questions but the rest will have to wait.


    Pollux will not replace Primus. Pollux is a completely new and free bonus engine you get, not from lotteries or by purchasing, but by watching one video. After this, the next videos will upgrade your Pollux engine throughout the round.


    One big decision behind Cargo is - Pollux can then be used in all Scenarios. Otherwise, it would not benefit American Dream players. I'm not familiar with the development side if it would be someday possible to go with an optional passenger bonus engine, but as players, you always have the right to make a wish!


    Base numbers and max stats - the team should be able to deliver more info in the near future. Some things may be best to leave as a surprise - the same goes for how you can upgrade the engine. Prepare to be surprised! It's quite innovative and fun!


    Pollux will be your trusted companion throughout the whole game round, so coupling will not become an issue.


    On videos (amount of videos), players have been pushing for an increase based on the comments here, and our team is gathering similar feedback from different domains. It's impressive and the feedback has been heard. I do not have more news at this moment.

    Yes, you must be speaking of Adam's office set. The first set got lost in the mail if my memory serves me right, and then the second set was stopped by Covid and lockdowns before we could send it. Your set is still "sitting on a table" ready to be sent your way as soon as we can! Thank you for being so understanding.

    And just confuse things even more a new Discord channel is being launched....why ???....so RN can ignore the players concerns as to which way the game is going and still ignore the fact that the game has bugs that go back years and have never been fixed

    The opposite - Discord will pull in more players, all to discuss on the same channels, including those who do not use the forum. In my experience, Discord can be a huge asset to the players and the voice of the players will be better represented in active live chats, where team members join in as well.

    Dear players and friends,

    I'm getting off here.


    It has been the most wonderful ride I got to experience with all of you. Since 2016, I've had both the honor and the pleasure to share this time with you - members of the Rail Nation player community. I've packed my bags full of precious memories and stories from my time as your Community Manager.


    My journey has taken me to a whole new world filled with rich fantasy and wars, a world called Arkheim. While I'm off to new adventures, yours will continue with new Community Managers joining the team early next week, together with a new community platform:


    The news of the official Rail Nation Discord server is very welcome, and I've seen all the good Discord can bring to player communities!

    I hope many of you will join the Rail Nation Discord server once it's open, as it will for sure add a whole new level of open and fruitful interaction - not just between players but between the players and the RN team as well.


    Thank you for the ride 💖

    Stay healthy and take care.


    💖 Samisu

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    Dear players,


    We are happy to announce that we will soon be launching the official Rail Nation Discord! It will be publicly available from 15th February and the invitation link will be posted on the forums, Facebook, the blog, and via an in-game message. So there's plenty of ways for you to join us and start your conversations!



    What will the Discord server be used for?


    We want to be more closely connected with you, the players. We want to hear your voices, suggestions, and ideas. We also want to communicate better with you, provide updates, show you our plans and provide the details of our work on Rail Nation.

    But that's not all! We have so much planned for 2021 that we can't wait to share with you. Giveaways, new media content, community events and awards! All of this will be part of the Discord server and we don't want you to miss out!



    What can I expect from the Discord server?

    • Forums - Firstly, we'd like to make it very clear: Discord will not replace the forums. We will continue to link our activities on the forums as well and, provided there's a demand for the forums, we have no intention of removing them. So if you don't feel comfortable with joining the Discord server, you don't need to. You can still find the majority of what we're going to offer on the forums too.

      However, on occasion, some features and content will be exclusive to the Discord server such as some giveaways, voice channels and community activities.
    • Languages - As with most new Discord servers, our focus will be on communicating in English. Our announcements, updates and events will be in English, along with any communications we make to the community. However, we completely acknowledge that some of our most dedicated players do not speak English as their first language and this might be difficult for them. We want those players to know we're thinking of you and already have plans to adapt the Discord server to the community's needs as and when required. So, provided there's enough demand for a certain region to have additional support, we can adapt the Discord server to accommodate those players. This could mean that in time there will be regional channels dedicated to those players who speak a specific language.

      The community management team will keep an eye on this situation and implement the changes if needed.
    • Support - The Discord server will be hosted by community management and other members of the Rail Nation customer team. However, when it comes to supporting you with your queries, there will be a number of features available in the Discord server. There will be an FAQ section, changelogs and a help channel; all of which are intended to give you access to information to help resolve your issues. Yet it's very important that we ensure all non-resolvable issues continue to be reported using the ticket system. The community managers and support team will be on hand periodically to offer support and guide you to the relevant information, but if they aren't available or your issue can't be resolved, please submit a ticket.
    • Community promotion - There will be a number of channels dedicated to promoting the efforts of the incredibly knowledgeable, creative and expressive members of the community. Here you can showcase your streams, ideas, tutorials, video content and anything you think the community will love. We'll be keeping an eye on what you have to offer and if we see anything that is a big help to the players, we'll help promote it. We also intend to give you a better platform to voice your suggestions for Rail Nation. There will be a channel dedicated to your suggestions and from there we can potentially take your ideas to the Rail Nation team. However, please remember that not all of your suggestions will receive a response or be forwarded to the Rail Nation team. We'll adapt this process over time to better manage your suggestions, depending on how many and how often we receive them.


    The future of Rail Nation communications


    In the future, we are going to improve how, when and where we communicate with you. Our goal is to be more regular with our communications and provide details to you in a more understandable format and across multiple platforms. In order to do this, we have a lot of exciting plans for new media that we look forward to sharing with you. Once we are ready to announce more details about these plans, we'll let you all know on the forum and in Discord.

    We also want to improve our communication with new players and those looking for guidance on how to play the game. We hope that the continuing community discussion in the Discord server will naturally put new players in contact with some of our most experienced players who could offer some tips, but we also have plans of our own to help in this regard. Again, once we have more information on this, we'll make sure to keep you informed.

    Finally, the Discord server has been created for you, the Rail Nation community. It's mainly intended as a tool for you all to become better connected to fellow players who love the game just as much as you do. It's down to you all to help shape the Discord server as you see fit by using it, engaging with each other and letting the community managers know what you want adding or changing.


    The Discord server will be live very soon and we are all looking forward to getting better connected and sharing all the plans we have for the future!


    See you there,

    Your Rail Nation team

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    Valentine's day is coming - and love is in the air.


    A few weeks ago, Sam was walking down the aisles of their station. It was snowing outside, and everybody was enjoying the show.


    Sam was looking outside when somebody walked right into them. A mysterious girl. Quickly, she apologized "I am so sorry, I was just staring at the snow outside...". The first thing Sam noticed was her smile - she was really lovely. Sam tried to ask her what her name was, but the speakers announced that the train to Paris was leaving in a few minutes, and she left by saying "This is me, have a nice day!".Ever since, Sam hasn't been able to stop thinking about her. It seems like she travels regularly to Paris, from Sam's train station.


    Truth is, Sam is so into her that they bought a box of Valentine's chocolate in case they see her again, and it seems like Cupid has heard that wish.


    As Sam entered the station today, the first thing they saw was...the mysterious girl. Sam froze for a second, wondering if they should give her the box of chocolates and ask her out. After so much time thinking about her, what if she said no?


    Sam stepped forward, walked in her direction, and said: "I know it's not snowing today, but I couldn't help but notice..."


    Task: finish this love story. Don't forget to mention the box of chocolates!


    Start date/time: February 10th, 2021 - 10:00 GMT+1
    End date/time: February 16th, 2021 - 10:00 GMT+1
    Winners announced on: February 17th, 2021
    Winners chosen: By Rail Nation team jury
    1st place 250 Gold
    2nd and 3rd place 5 Days Plus Account + 5 lottery tickets


    As an extra prize, the player who writes the most creative story will win the February Community Conductor title and have their name engraved on the Community Conductor Trophy. For more details on the Community Conductor Trophy, take a look at the forum post.


    Love,

    Your Community Manager 💘

    I think you aren't understanding our doubts.

    In every station building that gives you money or prestige you are able watch 2 videos (with plus account without bugs) those 2 vídeos count as one video or two videos for this new rule???

    Will we be able to watch videos in 56 station buildings or in 28 only?


    I think I can't be more clear than this

    Sorry, I thought I was clear but clearly, I wasn't.


    One watched video counts as one video - Two videos count as two videos. If you watch a video at your friend's station, the counter goes up by one. If you watch another video that follows, this also adds a counter to your max daily videos. That's 2/56.

    So the meaning is: I watch the 1st video of restaurant to give the bonus to my team mate count one video then comes de 2nd video (without the bug) to get bonus for me count as 2 vídeos watched, is that it?

    If you watch an ad video on your own station or on the station of someone else, the bonus from that video goes to you - not to the person whose station you are visiting. The player who watches a video should get a reward from that video unless something has changed?

    I have a small doubt, those 56 vídeos por day ara counted the 1st video only or it's the 2nd vídeo included?

    Are we able to watch 28 vídeos from the buildings plus the 2nd?

    And when the bug of not giving us the 2nd video (even with plus account) it will count as 1 or 2 vídeos watched?

    I like this idea of limiting the vídeos but you should change the record rooms now, it's not fair having records there if we aren't enable to get because you changed the rules, same as EG duration (the rules have changed too)

    One video watched means the counter goes up by one - not by two.

    There’s a decent change log for HTML5, but where is the change log for iOS and Android app updates? What’s shown in the App Store is scant to say the least! Some nice changes in today’s iOS update btw!

    Hi there!


    The apps offer max 500-letter notes (spaces etc. included) , so there's unfortunately not enough room for full patch notes.

    Glad to hear you like the changes!

    Features (These changes are only for new rounds that start from 11th/18th of February, 2021):

    • New daily video limit
    • New video engine as a reward and optical rework of the video screens
    • Delivery prices for goods have been adjusted to account for the new engine


    Improvements:

    • Reworked icons for money, prestige, the shop, ranking and all icons that are combined with one of these icons
    • The exact time for research point generation is now displayed in the laboratory station building
    • Gold icons in the shop checkout screen are now displayed a little larger
    • Information about the researcher is now displayed as an icon in the laboratory station building
    • The exact time for research point generation is now displayed in the laboratory station building
    • Login bonus information is now displayed as an info button on the bonus card in the shop
    • Association widget: "Bonus has already been collected" popup removed
    • Options: Server configs are being displayed now
    • Added an information window if popup blocker is preventing the player from certain actions in the game


    Bug fixes:

    • Dynamic bundle tile no longer flickers if the offer ends
    • Boost icon in the train list is now displayed the same size as the other icons
    • Checkout screen in the shop displays the correct Gold icon again
    • Fixed missing value in the confirmation pop-up if the player services a single train during cheaper repair event
    • Fixed overlapping buttons in the shop during an active sale
    • It's possible again to use a building price reduction voucher even if the player doesn't have enough money to start construction without the voucher
    • Fixed the display of construction costs for tracks while the player has the track worker active
    • RN2018-11218 Localisation: RU: Fixed too long text for the login bonus timer
    • RN2018-11219 Fixed an issue that prevented an instant reactivation of trains that have already been taken out of the museum
    • RN2018-11261 Bonus codes with more than three items are displayed correctly again
    • RN2018-11280 Trains are sorted alphabetically again in the schedule calculator
    • RN2018-11381 Localisation: RU: Changed the wording for offers and packages in the shop
    • RN2018-11579 Localisation: US-EN: Changed wording for associations/corporations
    • RN2018-11787 Centre city function: Added missing scrollbar
    • RN2018-11788 Titles: Added missing scrollbar to the filter function
    • RN2018-11812 Widgets: Added missing scrollbar to the city selection
    • RN2018-11861 Station: Fixed display issues for the station buttons which occurred when switching through association members' stations
    • RN2018-11867 Remaining time for temporary shop packages is displayed correctly again
    • RN2018-11871 Correct buttons are displayed again in the city selection
    • RN2018-11911 City competition: Added missing scrollbar to the reward icon tool-tip


    Dear Players,


    We are excited to announce that the Video Engine update will take place in the next few days!

    What's new?


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    Pollux: The new bonus engine for everyone!


    What an exciting update to Rail Nation! We're giving you a new bonus engine — its name: Pollux. It can be obtained in a unique way than any of the bonus engines thus far.


    The Pollux, however, is a cargo engine and is integrated into our video feature. Everyone receives this bonus engine after watching the first bonus video of a game round. Everyone can easily unlock and improve the new bonus engine Pollux constantly. More than 90 upgrades make the Pollux grow from a rail trolley to a true force of the tracks.


    To prevent a few players from watching hundreds of videos a day and gaining an unfair advantage, we have limited the number of videos a player can watch a day to 56. Additionally, we have made sure that you can always watch your own video, even if an association member has already watched it.


    The video feature changes take effect as soon as a game world restarts. Ongoing rounds will not be affected by this feature update.



    Improvements and bug fixes


    This update also includes several improvements and bug fixes that apply immediately to all game worlds, including those currently running. Several smaller issues have been resolved, such as:

    • Researcher is now displayed in the station building laboratory.
    • Boost icon in the train list is now displayed in the same size as the other icons.
    • Reactivating trains from the museum works again.
    • Bonus code contents are displayed correctly again.
    • Trains with schedules containing delivery and pickup are no longer displayed in the train list without a schedule.


    Timeline


    Both the introduction of the Pollux and the new video limit will be live after 11.02.2021 on all DE and RU restarting gameworlds and after 18.02.2021 on all other restarting gameworlds.


    What are your thoughts about the Pollux?

    Tell us more in this dedicated discussion thread


    Have lots of fun!

    Your Rail Nation Team

    Hi there,


    If I got it right - your association is (or was) openly filled with multi-accounts and since it is your impression that other players behave the same way, your association and its members should have been allowed to keep breaking the rules?

    Our rules are clear and multi-accounts are not allowed. If a player or an association decides not to follow our rules, it is their personal choice that has led to the dismantling of the association or other punishments.


    It matters not if a player is a Gold user or purchases Plus-account weeks. What matters is a fair playing field, and I'm sure our team will look into other potential rule-breakers. Financially, it's much smarter to keep the game clean of rule-breakers the best we can.


    If you wish to help our team keep the servers clean, please report the accounts you suspect of being multi-accounts, together with good reasons why that is. Our team always appreciates the help of players who help us keep the servers neat and tidy.


    Rules: Game rules - Free browser-based online strategy game - Rail Nation


    The forum is not a place to debate why someone got a ban or some other punishment. This discussion should happen between the player(s) and our support crew. More information: Bans and similar account related decisions to be kept out from forum

    The naming of servers has clearly led to unintended confusion and our team is gathering all your critique, feedback, and wishes on the topic. Please keep it coming. Summary of comments I've picked up so far:

    The flags in the lobby show that COM servers are under 'International', as shown in the post above by Hear Me Roar - How can COM servers be both international and not international at the same time?


    The naming of special servers is confusing: What is the difference between COM, COMM, and M? It is unclear from which server you can transfer Gold to each of these servers, and then back. Deleting an avatar mid-round makes the Gold transfer behave differently than waiting until the endgame is over, adding to the confusion.


    Gold transfer between domains, especially in the case of special servers is confusing and we need to give this information up-front. This is already planned so players do not need to search for this information and scroll through forum threads for answers.


    The special server of choice for our US players is the English-only server. Not being able to transfer unused Gold from English-only special servers to US servers feels unfair.


    The good news is as mentioned above, we will make it clear how the Gold can be transferred when we announce server starts in the future. This does not help players who already purchased Gold on a COM server thinking they could gather the leftover Gold on their usual domain/country, like the US. I would like to ask these players to be in contact with our game support and share their experiences and expectations.

    it's regarding an event server, than always the gold is free to redeem at every server regardless domain. Transfer only to the same domain isn't legally correct because not all domains are represented as event servers. So you now are saying people who have bought gold at one of the event servers and don't play regular servers on an equal domain lost their gold and money.

    Transfer rules on PX servers:


    - DE servers only for DE domains

    - RU servers only for RU domains

    - COM server only for COM domains

    - International and Eastern Europe servers for all domains

    ^ This means I was mistaken thinking COM and COMM and M would have been part of the same international game world selection. This is not the case and I apologize for the confusion. I also edited my last comment to avoid further mixups.