Fernbus Coach Simulator: Your wishes and ideas

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  • My wishes for the new year from TML-Fernbus:


    Before DLC's to improve the game more to attract people more. I know you need money, so keep making MAP DLC but other people concentrate on improving, it will be better.


    1. Driving/Bus Physics : Tough i am not thinking it is bad or something, there are things to improve as many people say so. I think if you keen on it a little bit more, you will make a great impression. A little more softier and right left suspension will be good. And also taking turns on highways etc. may need to be improved, maybe.


    2. Sounds : We all know that you already have agreement with EVR, which will bring us good bus sounds. I hope it will not stay with buses only, AI sounds and ambient noises also need to be improved. Especially, AI Truck sounds, i know they are noisy in real too but not that much while they are behind the bus or something. And they sound strange, not like engine sound.


    And please, remove that city ambient sound which has always ambulance/police siren sounds. Whenever we enter city, annoying sounds start as if we are in Manhattan center during the day. But man, i just entered Kassel at 3.00 am, it shouldn't be that noisy, and fake car horns everywhere.


    3. AI Improvements : Again something we know that you are working on it. However, i hope it won't be only about their look but their behaviours. It should be close to ETS2 AI as behaviour, it will be satisfying enough. Also interactions with them will be good, like "high/full beam light, blinking, horns". And please, improve their physics too, especially Trucks. They are going as if they are a sedan car. Climbing a ramp for semi-trucks should be hard something with 20 or more tonnes.


    4. Mapping improvements: I don't think it is bad or something but there are things to improve. Even ETS2's first DLC's were not that good but the latest ones improved a lot to make us feel "long trips". I mean villages, valleys, facilities in far scene or driving through ones. Road intersections, sometimes village roads to join the main roads etc. There are a little villages in Fernbus too but we don't even understand how they have connection, we are just like in a closed highway.


    For example, comparing France with ETS2, we don't feel France villages when we pass, that some narrow streets or houses etc. Unfortunately, road signs were even not done like real France road signs. Not only in city sights but also such things make long trips enjoyable.


    Another thing i want to say about it, there are so many sharped turns, i know, if we are among mountains etc. there will be but sometimes we should be able to turn with 80-90 km/h speeds, they shouldn't be so sharped always i guess.


    And some routes has no Break Points, if i wanna go to Hamburg from Kassel, i have no chance to give a break and i will lose points for it.


    5. In Game Map Interaction : I don't know if you are working or thinking to improve in game map to select our roads, but it should have been done already. However, even if it is not possible, please make us select break points like stops so that we will be able to select our route somehow and see how much it will take to the break.


    6. Economy System : You have already mentioned that there will be a small economy system in the game. This will be good but i have another suggestion, actually i did before. If it is hard to bring in game, just focus on a software to connect the game. Create online based economic system like Trucks Book in ETS2, or i showed before, FS Airlines https://www.fsairlines.net/ in Flight Simulators. It is used for many years. It also gives us to establish our companies, create our communities by getting drivers and giving a Multiplayer atmosphere. It will be so much better than creating in game economy i guess.


    7. Weather : I mentioned before, we have 4 seasons and foggy weather. If possible, i would love to see real weather update for the game by getting closest Metar report to the place we drive. However, you are not able to do it maybe. But please, bring some climate system if possible. I mean, if we drive in a tropical place or close to mediterreanean, we shouldn't have so cold or snow. Or while we are between mountains, we should feel that cold and snow etc.


    Plus, i would love to see Overcast weather and light rain which we can use level one wiper and enjoy the long trip.


    First three numbers are so much more essential to improve and sell the game more. These are something TML can do, and along with it, Mapping team can go on doing new maps to bring money. But vehicles can wait a little more.


    Happy new year, happy holidays, i hope we will have a better sim. Fernbus has no comparison if you improve, but the Bus has many similar games. Tough i wanna play it, i love long trips but not city buses and there are thousands like me.

  • I would also like to say about a sharp turn.

    Suppose there is a corner here where you can drive at 100km/h.

    If you model this accurately, for example, on half the scale, I probably won't be able to drive at 100km/h.

    So the important thing, I think, is to deform the corners instead of reproducing them on an accurate scale.


    Presumably the same problem would apply to gradients, but I have no idea about that.

  • Especially the sounds would add a lot, it makes Ai better.


    With new player vehicle sounds, the VDL need the update. The engine shut down, is NOTHING, it just dies..... Like c'mon, listen to a real VDL coach with a nice DAF engine, it's lovely!

  • It get's quite bright in the winter, even with the blinds down, the road reflects a lot of light. I love this and it looks amazing! However, in Real life to deal with this I would put on some sunglasses. So I think a "put on sunglasses" feature would be really good!

  • Please make the photomode free camera boundaries larger, so I can take screenshots from higher up and further away.

  • I just wish some of the Tourist Bus mechanics were present on Fernbus, like the creation of your own company, buy buses, refuel, hire mechanics to fix the bus, buy parts and other stuff... Would be so nice.


    I just want a fleet with the new VDL bus...

  • I just wish some of the Tourist Bus mechanics were present on Fernbus, like the creation of your own company, buy buses, refuel, hire mechanics to fix the bus, buy parts and other stuff... Would be so nice.


    I just want a fleet with the new VDL bus...


    Hi


    Valentina  borjaipod1995 - we're constantly reviewing potential vehicle DLCs for Fernbus/Tourist Bus, at the moment we're fully occupied with getting "The Bus" into EA, as for a economy system in Fernbus, we also want this to happen, it's just finding the time and resources to make it possible, after "The Bus" goes into EA there maybe more movement on this, but don't expect it to happen quickly, the team is very very busy and is working flat out right now.


    Best Regards.

  • Hi


    Valentina  borjaipod1995 - we're constantly reviewing potential vehicle DLCs for Fernbus/Tourist Bus, at the moment we're fully occupied with getting "The Bus" into EA, as for a economy system in Fernbus, we also want this to happen, it's just finding the time and resources to make it possible, after "The Bus" goes into EA there maybe more movement on this, but don't expect it to happen quickly, the team is very very busy and is working flat out right now.


    Best Regards.

    No problem, I already enjoy a lot Fernbus/Tourist would be nice to have this mode as an add-on to the game, but I understand that even implementing something that is already ready in other game, is not an easy task, and demand time and resources. Take your time! <3


    The Bus is already a very promising game!