Payment Mechanisms?

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  • #7620
    QualityPancakes
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    Hello Everyone!!

    Can anyone explain the mechanism for calculating the payments I receive for moving people or freight?  Right now, I’ve found the most profitable runs are really only moving freight partway between the source and the destination.

    I’ve only had this game for a day and it looks great.  Also I want to praise the development team for quickly releasing stability updates.

    THANKS!

    #7622
    trainjunkie
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    It’s basically a (linear?) function of the distance (direct fly distance not road distance) from what I gather.

    #7637
    trainjunkie
    Participant

    Also forgot to mention: merchandise and passengers will be charged for each part of your network they use, if they use two different parts  (e.g. bus/train or truck/train) they will be twice charged. The longer the distance between two stops the more they pay for each part of your network they use.

    This makes building branched networks more profitable than ring networks.

    #7680
    Mansen
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    The further you move something, the more you’re paid – However the “dollars per mile” amount goes down the further as well.

    So let’s say you get 100k for 10 miles. You wouldn’t receive 1.000K for 100 miles.

    I’m not sure if Trainjunkie is right regards multiple lines is correct though – I haven’t seen anyone show any stats showing that the “DPM” is reset when you switch vehicles.

    #7686
    trainjunkie
    Participant

    Well I know that this setup:

    Was making me a lot more money than linking the factories directly together, plus the further away the lower station the more money was coming in

    #7695
    jimutt
    Participant

    Sorry for being OT but it’s a bit funny how you can’t build “normal” paved roads rather than streets. I really admire the poor guys who have planted all the trees along those roads 😉

    • This reply was modified 7 years ago by jimutt.
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    #7984
    QualityPancakes
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    Thanks guys, I couldn’t tell if I got paid more per distance, or if just per-item. Mansen, I think that Trainjunkie is right about being charged for each leg of a journey.  I have plenty of passengers who pay for a bus to get to the train station, then pay for their train ride.

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