Greetings dear comrades of the Soviet Republic. We are currently encountering a heat wave here in Slovakia and sometimes we wish we would be able to hide underground into some cool tunnels. We do not have many opportunities to do so, but at least there are shopping centres which have air-conditioning if somebody does not have such a luxury at home. As we mentioned in last report we started to focus more on underground (metro) and today we will write about tunnelling, a favourite discipline among politicians here in post-soviet Slovakia. But you should know their tunnels are not functional for the society, and our tunnels are here for a reason.
We added a brand-new Tunnel Boring Machine into the game and changed the mechanics how tunnels will be made. We know how long any tunnel construction lasts right now, and players do not enjoy the time requirements as workers need to dig those tunnels by their own hands. But this will change. A new stage for tunnel construction will be added which is called "Tunnel Boring". You will be able to use the tunnel boring machine, or standard railroad construction mechanisms to complete it.
We also upgraded the graphics for tunnels and changed the underground (metro) rails to have the third rail on the side with yellow colouring.
Then we added few older western underground train sets.
Another change beside the phases the tunnel construction has is the option to build tunnels from more sections.
There is a lot more to do. We want to round the tunnel graphics in underground mode, but we were not able to complete it before publishing the report. Here you can see some additional pictures of underground (metro) stations. Everything is still work in progress.
For now, you may know that there will be some improvements even for those who do not plan to use underground as the way you build tunnels will be changed significantly. We are a bit late with the update, but it is because we work on more than just underground system for this one and it will bring some new options and improvements for other ways of transport. We know you are excited and especially the cosmonaut mode is the main dream of players who like the micromanaging challenge in early game with systematic risks in mid and late game. We hope we will be able to get through all the issues we face, implement current ideas and all the necessary changes as soon as possible. Until then please be patient, enjoy the weather, have fun, and stay tuned for the next report.
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