Posts by Salix

    Dear players,

    I am excited to announce that we made some changes to the team and can welcome some new employees in the Rail Nation team.

    • First of all, we had a change in our QA team. Mollymauk left us a while ago, so we have been looking for a new member of the QA team. And we found her: Sabrina!
      Sabrina is from Cologne and worked for a TV station before joining us. We are sure she will be a great addition to the team.
    • Additionally, we’ve also been looking for an additional developer and we found just the right person. Sadly, due to the global Covid situation, he is still stuck in his home country and will join us early next year. So, we’ll delay his proper introduction until he can finally join us.
    • Not only has the dev team got some new members, but also our Community Management team is going through some changes.
      Our CM Team Lead Loekie sadly left the team and she will be replaced by Scyllo. Some of you might already know Scyllo. He is a Travian Games veteran and started out 7 years ago as a volunteer and then joined us as an employee, working in both Community Management and Customer Support. He managed French and German communities in Rail Nation and Travian Legends and will now lead the team of CMs for Rail Nation.
    • The second change to the Community team concerns myself: I will be leaving my position as Community Communications Manager. In the last two years I got more and more involved in a variety of tasks concerning the vision, planning & strategy of the game, working a lot with our numbers and analytical tasks. Over time we noticed that it’s not feasible to handle both these roles at the same time, so I am switching to the newly created role of Product Manager for Rail Nation to allow me to fully focus on these tasks.
    • But of course, my seat won’t stay empty! We’ve been looking for a successor to allow my switch for quite a while and I’m happy to say that we found the perfect match: Everyone, please welcome DippyNikki to the team! Nikki is British, has 10 years of experience under her belt and, as a special bonus, is a huge train fan!
      For a while, Nikki and I will work together until she can take over completely. Given her experience and enthusiasm, I have no doubt she will be a fantastic successor!
    • And, last but not least, we also recruited a few additional members to the support team who will focus on rule violations specifically, in order to help us dealing with reports about rule breakers more efficiently.


    Best,

    Salix

    Dear players,


    We are already quite excited about the launch of Platform X next week and we hope you are too!


    Of course, new features and balancing changes always lead to a lot of questions and we would like to answer them!

    To do so, we will have short Q&A stream on the Rail Nation YouTube Channel and our Game Designer Bruno will be ready to answer all of your questions.

    We already collected a few questions you have been asking on the forum, but you can also watch the stream live and ask questions in the chat.


    Here are all the details you’ll need:


    What: Livestream - Questions & Answers about Platform X

    Who: Bruno & Salix & of course you!

    Where: YouTube Stream

    When: Thursday, the 22nd of October at 6 PM (UTC+2).

    How: Just watch and if you have any questions, ask them in the YouTube live chat. Yes, the Stream will also be recorded.

    See you there,
    Bruno & Salix

    Dear players,


    we encountered a problem with updating the mobile versions for this years Master 3 game worlds.
    This can lead to outdated Masters 2 graphics being displayed and an error showing up once you try to buy more than 500 lottery tickets.
    The gameplay itself should not be affected.
    If you want to avoid these problems, we recommend to play Masters 3 in the browser version.
    Our team is already working on a solution.

    Your Rail Nation Team


    Dear players,
    we are here for you. While the world out there is standing still, we want to continue to provide entertainment and diversion for these maybe boring times at home…completely contact-free.


    In the last weeks we received a lot of positive Feedback about our Fast Forward game worlds in 4x speed. Originally, we did not want to restart those right away. But because of your fantastic feedback and the current situation, we will start a second round of Fast Forward at the 11th of April; our #stayhome game worlds.

    For those among you who have not yet played Fast Forward, you now have the chance to experience this 4x speed event. If you are already participating in the first round, this could be your chance to optimize your tactic.


    Of course, we won’t let you start empty-handed. With the voucher code FAST-FORWARD-2 you can get a free package worth 10€ on every Fast Forward game world. The package contains:


    • 100 Gold
    • 10 days Plus Account
    • 1 x Bonus Engine Upgrade Voucher
    • 10 x Mechanic Vouchers
    • 10 x Boost Vouchers


    • Only valid on Fast Forward 2 game worlds
    • Valid until the 30th of April
    • Only usable once per account
    • Only browser and Android


    For those of you who like to play competitively, we have a special challenge this time: The TOP 10 player of each server of the second round of Fast Forward will receive the gold version of our brand new „Community Hero“ Achievement and the server winner will even receive the platinum version instead.

    Since the second round of Fast Forward was not planned and is a spontaneous reaction to the Corona pandemic, we sadly cannot activate pre-registration. We still hope the second round of Fast Forward will bring you joy in these unusual times.

    You can check the server starts here:



    See you on the game worlds,


    Your Rail Nation Team





    FAQ


    Why are some game worlds missing this time?


    That’s because some of game worlds had relatively few players. While those numbers are still okay, a second round usually has lower numbers and will lead to player numbers that can cause problems with the gameplay.


    Doesn’t another event slow down your work on HTML5?

    No. When we thought about how we can offer entertainment in the time of Corona without putting a burden on our developers, we specifically chose Fast Forward since repeating this event does not require any development or testing. That’s also the reason why Fast Forward 2 will still run on Flash. This way we don’t have to test another version of the mode right now and our developers can continue to focus on HTML5.


    What if the second round is even more popular and too many players register on the game worlds?


    All our game worlds have a limit of 10.000 registrations to prevent overcrowded cities and performance problems caused by this. Should too many players be interested in playing the second round of Fast Forward, another international game world is ready to be started on demand.


    My country or language is not among the announced game worlds. Does this mean I can not play Fast Forward?


    No. On the international game worlds all languages are available and allowed. While we recommend English for international communication, every other language is welcome too. Please respect that we have players from all over the world with completely different languages skills. Not everyone will speak your language or English. Please stay respectful, even if communication is a challenge. This is especially important, given the hard times many people go through right now.