Train breakdowns and/or external emergencies


#1

Don’t know if this is already a feature/request but have trains breakdown and need repairs OR have external events flood a specific station with lots of passengers.


#2

I say random disasters are a detriment to score-based games like this. Have an unlucky random draw and you’re screwed from getting a highscore. Unfair. Players experiencing unlucky random draws and blaming the game for their loss are are less likely to play again.

In short, bad idea.


#3

Fair enough, but there are already some random elements at play. From where the initial stations are placed to the appearance of subsequent stations (placement/type). It’s not as if it’s a totally level playing field for each game/user per se. I think having to do intermittent repairs or having stations experience an emergency surge of passengers (perhaps in the later rounds) could make the game more realistic and thus more fun!


#4

This is essentially a game with no winning conditions. When you start playing, you know that your system will come to a crashing halt at some time, no matter what you do. I think there is enough randomness in the game that disasters or breakdowns aren’t really needed.
This game isn’t a simulation and really isn’t supposed to be realistic. If the developers wanted to turn this into a full subway simulation, I would be all for it, but there would be an awful lot of work involved to do that. As it is now, it is just a nice little time killer where each game lasts almost long enough.


#5

And tbh we get random surges anyway. I’ve seen the system go from quiet to most stations overcrowding in ten seconds