I explored most parts of the new map now using the Yar and the Radar trailer. Atmosphere wise the map is great. Some challanging roads, beautiful landscape, good winch points and nearly no weird rocks where they shouldn't be naturally. I'd say together with Zimnegorsk and Rift by far the best map.
But ... and thats sadly a big but. With the combination of Yar and the radar trailer it's really tireing to drive around. It feels like crawling in low gears on straight sections where i don't even need to look at the screen for a few minutes. Not sure if i ever got out of low gears in the lower parts of the map. Not because of challanging roads no just because of the permanent presence of soft snow. it took me hours to explore the map. most of the time just holding down the gas, not even looking at the screen and chatting or what ever i could find to do during those boring parts.
The fuel trailers are excessive and take away part of the gameplay in my oppinion. but considering the time i needed to get around because of these boring roads i was thankfull for them. But i think giving us more roads where you can actually a bit more distance and then driving another truck around refueling the scout would have been the better and much more fun solution. Aswell it would have been good for Coop one scout with radar and one scout with fuel trailer or a fuel truck. For me it feelt a bit like, well we messed up the roads a bit so easy solution put fuel trailers everywhere.
The narrow bumpy or steep roads where fun on the other hand. Trying to think ahead not to flip the Yaz, use the winch strategicly. Big compliment on this part again. looking forwards to this with cargo.
But saying cargo ... again it seems to be very very scout heavy this map. Considering what I like in this game the scouting part is by far not my favorit. Aswell for those i tend to play together in Coop every now and then it seems not to be the part they wanna play cause always when it's about who does the scout missions, there is silence. As bigger the load as more people wanna do that mission. Maybe we are a minority within the community but maybe this can be confirmed or denyed by others in this forum. I for my point want as less scout missions as possible and as much cargo or heavy load missions as possible.
This post might get updated further depending on how long it takes me to "finish" the map excluding the scout missions wich i won't do on the PTS version cause i really don't want to do them twice just to keep my main safe file on 100% on all maps.