Sunday, July 6, 2014

Euro Truck Simulator 2: Misadventures Part 2

I did a couple missions to day in Euro Truck Simulator 2 today and it went pretty darn well if I may so myself.  So far I've been sticking to what I (er .. my trucker?) knows.  This means that there has been a lot of time spent in Lyon, Genève, and Dijon.  Interestingly enough I've found that the Lyon ->Genève route is pretty simple, but the Genève -> Lyon route is a major pain in the butt.  Also Genève ->Dijon route?  Screw you and your tiny turns. The damage that you, your countryside, your turns, and your stupid NPC driver AI cost me was not cool at all. It literally decreased my pay by 2/3rds. Just see if I ever take a Genève ->Dijon trip ever again ...

Today, for the first time, I finally got the nerve to leave France.  Sticking to countries that drive on the correct side of the road, we traveled into Zurich, Switzerland. Genève -> Zurich was a pretty decent drive, but there were a couple turns near the end that made it very clear the roads were not designed with big trucks in mind.  They might want to look into that.  

Also, Mr. Zurich car that ruined my perfect no-crash statistic for the day?  It was totally your fault.  I don't feel bad at all.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Euro Truck Simulator 2: Misadventures Part 1

It almost looks like a dream.  A dream that is a lie.
image: Gamefly

So I finally broke down and bought Euro Truck Simulator 2.  I've been eyeing the game since it was released.  Today I finally said "screw it" and took the plunge. Let me first say that I'm loving the game.  It has this really weird appeal that I can't exactly explain. I've not gotten very far in it yet, but I absolutely foresee myself continuing with it.  Building my own delivery truck fleet has never looked so appealing. Secondly let me say that I am (unsurprisingly) REALLY REALLY bad at it.  Okay, maybe I exaggerate.  I'm not terrible. I've even had a single delivery job that had no accidents and only a tiny bit of truck damage. Using Euro Truck as an example though, would I hire myself for a truck fleet?  Not a chance in hell.

For your enjoyment, here is a tiny glimpse of my misadventures in truck delivery:

The first clue that this might not be my calling in my life.  I didn't listen.
Whoopsy Daisy! No seriously.  I feel awful.
Somehow this has all gone so wrong.
I crashed in no fewer than five cars getting out of this mess.
In my defense the other drivers were idiots.