we launched our new forums after months of planing and development which replaced our old community network a year ago. We received loads of feedback and continued to improve our platform based on your input.
12,300 new posts have been submitted widespread in 440 different threads by around 1,200 new users. That's almost the same amount of content we got on our old community network over four years.
We discussed various ideas on how to enrich our community base even more. Since we aren't able to develop an own chat on our forums we actually came up with an idea to introduce an own Discord server since tons of users requested to have a nice looking chat service.
What is Discord you may ask? Well, according to them it's basically...
All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.
TL;DR: a neat chat application for folks like you. We got some separate English channels for our non-german speaking users.
Join us right here!
Grab the desktop application right here and hit us on Discord! Feel free to shoot us a message with your feedback regarding Discord.
Besides Discord we planned to introduce a facelift on our current blog page. Our facelift includes accessible navigation for our international user base without bothering with our German blog posts. We promised to include official Steam Workshop support on our forums to let you search for Fernbus Simulator modifications with ease. Workshop for FBS is still in development and will hit your desktop soon. We also planned to give you the opportunity to personalize your profile with your individual needs, stay tuned for awesome customization.
Oh and we got a tradition going on soon: We got loads of of stuff to show off at all upcoming Advent Sundays. Watch out for exciting stuff regarding Fernbus Simulator and our next bus simulation. We already planned stunning gameplay features for FBS and as we mentioned earlier we are going to build Kassel to enrich central Germany. Besides Kassel we're going to replace our current set of AI models with newer ones. Our Neoplan Skyliner bus DLC will follow up over the next weeks, probably still this year, otherwise early 2017. We got some decent screenshots almost ready to publish and can't wait to show them to you.
We asked you which bus you'd like to see after Neoplan Skyliner and we're happy to announce we got a plain result on our poll. We'll release at least one additional bus model after Neoplan Skyliner, stay tuned which model we're going to implement in FBS.
Loads of information is likewise coming up for our next bus simulation. Let yourselves be surprised with decent screenshots and additional information, just take a regular look at our forums.
Exciting stuff is coming up within the next weeks and months.
Huge thanks to all of you for being on our forums!
Take care, have a nice Advent
Gino and whole TML team