I'm near the end of the last map, done all of them with listed below my own rules, to increase difficulty and joy from the game.
I hope it will help someone.
AND before my next (second) playthrough I'm asking for YOUR experience and tips/ideas to increase difficulty and/or interest.
(And yes- i play on xbox and miss mods, but nevermind)
So my rules:
- LOGS MANAGEMENT:
a) each mill to be completed with EACH type of logs (3(2) short+4 medium and finish by long 6 pts).
Usually no log trains, each delivery by one truck (but it can have fuel/repairs addons if there are not enough trucks on map).
b) in general there are 2 mills and 2-4 log kiosks. So you should try to use 1 kiosk for specific type of logs.
AND you must use EACH kiosk for some job.
c) but over rule #1b you should plan your routes! It means short logs to be delivered by shortest route, and long logs - by most (MOST!!) long and difficult. So it means avoiding tarmac, normal roads and even ROADS (even for 2×4 (zil 130) and 4×6 (hidden kamaz), and for future usa highway trucks!)))
d) each limber truck must be loaded by AT LEAST 10 LOGS before packing.
Even on scavenger mode.
a) only specialised refueling vehicle can visit fuel stations (and jeeps with addon). So if you need fuel - call to this truck.
b)Refueling at garages also restricted.
a) also only by specilised truck and jeep.
b) truck can do job only with less than 1/3 damage. And can move under 1/2 damage.
It applies also to all trucks discovered on the map.
c) so you unlock new garages ONLY to replenish your repair truck (and jeep).
- OTHER RULES:
a) you can change/install addons ONLY at base garage
b) at the end of each mission EACH vehicle (and trailers) must be gathered at base garage (for photo, see my pics at xbox clubs by Stazco)
c) rule 1c for logging also applies to the most refuel/repair/discover activities (to certain degree, means avoid good road, check as much as possible routes/locations, but not to make round trip to repair damaged truck)
d) for sure each discovered on the map truck must be visited (and repaired (see 3b) before starting the engine
e) I'm following simple excel to record all stage/individual parameters (time/distance/fuel for stage and mileage for trucks)
f) i try to use wide range of trucks, to test eack model. But rule to use long logs limits it (only 3 KRAZ models can do it)
So any suggestions and thoughts?)