LOGistICAL - Sublime Logistical Strategy Puzzling

No one's accusing anyone of a conspiracy, it's just confusing is all. If he called it Logistical 4 it might make more sense.

Oh, it's a giant conspiracy that ends with Vicky 3 being announced.

A man named Robear is pulling the strings behind the curtain. The truth will be made known soon enough!

So on the discord one of the mods said they're moving back to modules to prevent people from "burning out on this massive module called Earth".

Yeah, no conspiracy... a developer is entitled to make money just like the rest of us. It really is just confusing.

The Store Page for World literally says "Logistical 3: World" if you read through the descriptions, so to have "Logistical 3" as a new release a year later is an odd choice, thus my Dovetail analogy.

Well, someone *did* use the term "money grab", so I thought I'd chip in with my experiences.

I can see Earth might burn some people out. Let the weak fall by the wayside, I *will* prevail! Soon, I will ship Lights from Las Vegas, and the world will tremble at my prowess!! Mu-wah-hah-hah!!1!!

I can't see how you'd want to go back to modules after having the whole shebang in Earth.

Primarily, it feels more cohesive to leapfrog goods from initial locations over to new countries. Feels more immersive as a lot of goods are region-authentic and make sense as a global commodity. Plus it just makes the whole platform feel epic in scope.

Secondarily, I'm not personally very interested in buying individual modules piecemeal. L3: Earth was billed as Having It All (tm.) with all future updates being free. Why would I want to go back to disjointed for-pay maps that aren't connected to anything else? It also calls into question the dev's commitment to finishing all the territories in Earth now that there's a new release to focus on. (Though they may have finished it already, I'm unsure on that.)

I respect that the dev needs to make money, but this move feels a bit regressive to me. And that's okay, I'm not suggesting they need to cater to my whims. Just my read on it without throwing shade their way.

Makes me wish they came up with a new, fresh idea for a project instead of doubling back on a DLC treadmill that felt fixed in L3: Earth.

Either way, I still have L3: Earth and it's still my GOTY 2020. So I'm set regardless.

Yeah, to me this also feels like a step back. I'll buy it, of course, but I'm conflicted on it.

Folks on the Discord are saying:

"It may make the game more approachable to new players. The game can be a bit intimidating to new players in my opinion. But once you get comfortable with it, it's amazing."

"Earth is fantastic, but some of us do miss the old smaller modules too"

When I asked whether the older modules will work with this new L3:

"The old modules will still be run from their old launchers"

Yeah this isn't confusing at all.

My understanding is that the last territories for Earth have been finished. I do know that all the goods have been incorporated.

garion333 wrote:

Oh, it's a giant conspiracy that ends with Vicky 3 being announced.

A man named Robear is pulling the strings behind the curtain. The truth will be made known soon enough!

Umm...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...

Seriously? ....I mean, of course, now you know my nefarious plan...

Robear wrote:

My understanding is that the last territories for Earth have been finished. I do know that all the goods have been incorporated.

Good deal.

Curious how the updated game engine for the new title pans out.

Veloxi wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Oh, it's a giant conspiracy that ends with Vicky 3 being announced.

A man named Robear is pulling the strings behind the curtain. The truth will be made known soon enough!

Umm...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...

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Finally remembered to check to see if I could do Liechtenstein, and found I could! And that led to many good things. Nearly at 5000 towns complete, $250M in the bank for businesses, vehicles and train stations.

https://steamcommunity.com/games/672...

LOGistICAL: Universe
LOGistICAL to the next level.
Though this may sound daunting, the detail of the Earth is much more complex than our knowledge of the rest of the universe.

You would start on Earth and then venture out to moons, planets, asteroids, other solar systems and eventually other galaxies.

YUSSSSS

Finally got Lighting and finished the Port of Los Angeles. I’m so stunned I don’t know what to do next lol. Huge goal met for me.

I'm at 5005 towns complete.

Logistical 3: Kansas is now out. The first of the smaller modules built with the L3 engine, it could be a good way to feel out the improvements in the system if you have not tried Earth yet, or been too daunted by the size.

Over 5500 towns done, NZ almost complete. Currently feeding the national airports in the US and France to pile up cash in the bank. Eyeing the 15,000 businesses task in Germany, too, but I don't have Multi-delivery devices yet. (That might be how to get them, too... Gotta check).

Anyway, hope everyone is having fun with it.

I bought Kansas of course, just haven't dived in yet.

You get something like one multinav for every country you fully complete. I think. I have one from finishing Martinique. Annoyingly, you can't have the one with a multinav steer a batch of other vehicles without, so you have to keep manually telling the one to go back and reload all the time.

Yeah, I thought I had Martinique done but I had left out two businesses that needed coffee. So now I have the one. I think I may do a few more islands, see if I can get some more.

I was working completing NZ and found that I was one town short. I searched and searched for it, but could not find it. Wyatt, on the Discord, pointed out the stats pages to me. You can click on the center-left score panel at the top of the map and that will open up a page of regions. Drilling down into each one lets you access the completion and other data for each location in a country in that region.

You can sort by column, so towns can be popped to the top by sorting by descending population. They will have over 5000 citizens, I think. I was quickly able to find the one I had missed (Gisborne lol). I figured out that I had built the port storage for the needed good, but then forgotten to follow through.

Anyway, those stats tables are awesome.

Spent the weekend working on NZ (I have a few hundred businesses left to complete), messing around in Chile and the US and France and Spain, and loading up airport goods in France and the US. Got back up over $300M, which is helpful because I’m a phase of building lots of factors to fulfill needs in newly opened areas. Trains too. Expanded my 200t fleet to 10 ships so it’s easier to do small docks by parallelizing the work, but the 4000t are really coming into their own. I might invest in a 10Kt - I’m getting to the point where I want that many goods shipped in one go.

Every time I think I’ve fallen into a rut in the game, it opens up some new subtlety that changes my approach.

Kansas is an awful lot of small roads. I can see I’m going to be upgrading them. But it’s a nice change from Earth. (BTW, your total for the name color on Discord is the total of all the towns you’ve done in all the games, I think.)