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    Default Stepping away from Trainz...

    As my thread title says, I'm stepping away from everything Trainz for an unknown period of time. This feeling has been a longtime coming and not something that has happened overnight.

    I'll put it bluntly. I'm tired, annoyed, really, really annoyed, and getting ready to ditch the bloody mess. I haven't done much with it for months, other than a bit of testing off and on for the new beta, and even that's going to stop. I've been Trainzing nearly non-stop since December 2003 and it's time to let it go for awhile. I tried multiple times to go through the routine of downloading new stuff, and then running my routes, but then I'll run a route, or fiddle with mine, but not for very long. I'll instead go off and practice the piano for two hours then use Cities Skylines for the rest of the day, or NIMBY Trains, or something else.

    In case you're wondering, there's nothing wrong with the routes other than the usual crap we've been dealing with for decades. It's the same crap day in and day out and this is becoming too much like a job and less of a hobby. It's time to walk away and retire or go into semi-retirement.

    With that said, don't PM me because I won't be responding to any PMs and I won't be frequenting the forums for anytime soon.
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    Good luck John, thank you for all your advice and help its always been greatly appreciated. I for one will miss your input and banter, Very best regards, Peter

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    Good luck in your future endeavors sir. I've appreciated the help and feedback you've given me over the years.




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    Wasn't expecting this.
    Going to miss you John, all the best for the future.
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    I absolutely understand you, John. I have stopped my TRAINZ + sub recently for the same reason. I barely use Trainz anymore, there is no need to say more than what you wrote in your post. For now I am kind of 'done' with Trainz. Have fun with your other hobbies, you have been an invaluable problem solver for many of us, I won't forget you.

    Ron

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    Thank you for your frequent contributions to the forum. You will be missed.
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    It is my sincere hope that I will again get to read, learn, and be inspired by you. Enjoy your rest.

    Dave

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    Good luck John, yours's has always been one of the common sense and balanced views of the game.

    I can certainly sympathise, after the debacle with consists outlined in my thread the other day I think the two model routes I recently put out will be the last for some time. To be honest I'm becoming a bit disillusioned with all the train games, all seem to be stagnant and not going anywhere. Once you've experienced the photogrammetry of MSFS or the beautiful deformable realistic looking maps of Snowrunner, it is very hard to find much enthusiasm for the flat bland worlds of Trainz, the continuing lack of features that could make it really great (like proper autonomous timetable operation under AI controlled signalling we've been asking for many years now). Whole thing just seems stagnant, N3V seem more interested in pushing different versions of the same software than radical new changes to redefine the future, there's no roadmap for the future - even the News section on the Home page was last updated in 2019.
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    Wow I wasn't expecting this to happen but its understandable.
    I just want to thgank you for the information and for the answers to some of the problems I've encountered.
    Enjoy the other hobbies that are out there.

    Cheers

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    Best of luck for you John. If you're ever interested in coming down to Dalton, Georgia for some railfanning, send me a PM and I'll send you my E-Mail address so that we could meet up for lunch and have a nice chat. Dalton, Georgia was featured in Trains Magazine special edition Hot Spots, a guidebook for railfanning 'Hot Spots' across the country, and was published in 2018.
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    Good Luck John. Barry

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    I have to agree as well JC, I am sick of all this crap and I myself haven't done much with Trainz for a while now. I'm not leaving per say, because owning 2 active websites kinda requires your attention, lol. But I am just sitting more or less behind the scenes now.

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    it happens John. Give it a beak we think you will be back, take care.
    World peace is a bit far off, lets work at Trainz peace for now

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    Oh dear me, yet another has announced they're 'leaving Trainz'... why announce it all? What's the point in such announcements? Quite honestly it's neither here nor' there to anyone!

    Good luck to all!

    Rob.

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    Thanks for all the help you have been to me in the past John. I really appreciate it, and I fully understand, as a lot of us are going through the same thing. In trying to be the ultimate sim, I think the level of complexity is just getting to be too much. Hope to see you back after a nice break, it is after all, still addictive! Best wishes!
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