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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:16 am 
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In regards to just a random map, what do you look for first?

Cargo routes for bulk?

Quick profit passenger routes?

While not new to TT and Locomotion, I don't consider myself an expert...I dabble in it when I get bored of other games.

I ahve checked out Open TT and like it...A LOT.

Thanks for insights/thoughts/tips/etc

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:50 am 
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Start small, i.e. trams or buses. Don't go crazy. Passenger routes are good.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:42 am 
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First thing I look for is the largest towns and cities and set up a few bus services. That way I can start to get a small but steady income that goes towards funding more ambitious projects that will get more money.

Once I waste a ton of money on buses after getting carried away I look for industry. I always start off with the easy ones first. Such as ones that are close together or have the fewest changes in height. This gets me slightly more income that enables me to tackle the more difficult industries that are further away.

Once I get to that stage in the game I start looking back at passengers. Setting up long distance routes for passengers rakes in a ton of money.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:20 pm 
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I always look for a big city to start out with buses in with an industry that makes goods or food.
Then i connect it to other towns with trains and they grow

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:13 am 
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Bit of a bump..

I tend to do just the opposite. I tend to find a nice short to mid distance bulk cargo. Coal, Ore, lumber, oil.. they all pay well .. even if you sink all of your starting funds into the route. you will make your money back fast.

I tend to stay away from passengers until I am ready to grow a town to a city. with the speed towns grow in this game. I tend to avoid growing them until I am ready.

It also depends on the player. some people like moving passengers more then cargo... some people like freight more..
That's one of the perks of the game. You can build your transport empire in your own style and tastes..

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:09 pm 
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In my opinion, passengers are a better cargo for beginners. Once the route is established, it will become more profitable with time. Just be sure not to pick remote locations, even if passengers are accepted there.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:20 am 
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Im really bad at frieght. Its too difficult to set up.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:54 pm 
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WeTheFred wrote:
Im really bad at frieght. Its too difficult to set up.

I'm bad at everything. The only scenario I've cleared is Boulder Breakers, and that's it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:55 pm 
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I generally will look for a short point-to-point route between two industries that will pay off well, often using a train with 3 cars, or a well loaded trucking route with 2-4 trucks.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:54 pm 
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I used to do that, but now I do long routes in the 2-lane style that the AI always sets up. Sometimes I use 4 lanes if necessary.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:05 am 
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If there is a coal mine a reasonable distance from a power plant I will build a line to the power plant. Next would be passenger lines from the largest cities.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:03 am 
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doxlulzem wrote:
WeTheFred wrote:
Im really bad at frieght. Its too difficult to set up.

I'm bad at everything. The only scenario I've cleared is Boulder Breakers, and that's it.


Weather world is also particularly easy. Just open an airline route between the two largest cities on the map, and use buses, trams, or trains if necessary.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:54 am 
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I believe, without a doubt that a coal line to a power station is the only way to go. If not a power station, the a steel mill if either one is nearby. I normally use the cheapest loco plus about seven wagons attached to start me off. If coal is to far away, then look for something like lumber, wheat or oil etc. Basically, anything to get you going with an income. You may have to borrow extra money, but you will soon get that back.

This is the way I do it, it works for me.

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