Thursday December 5th, 2019
Ho, ho, ho … ahem … dear players!
We’re delighted to spread some winter cheer in the world of Rail Nation again this year. The Winter Event is back!
The Winter Event will be activated on all suitable servers for eight days from 12 December 2019 at 2 pm (CET). The game essentially works the same way as last year. Read the blog post on the topic again HERE.
For everyone who just wants to jump straight into it, let us at least tell you that once again you can win a range of prizes and our special event points (Diamonds).
Those of you who took part last time will probably remember that some players managed to exploit our system by working together, acting skillfully and going without sleep. This allowed them to earn astronomical amounts of Diamonds. We didn’t see this coming and it caused a number of problems. These issues have now been fixed, and even though expert skills and price monitoring are still important, it’s no longer possible to exploit this mechanic.
This year, we’ve again attempted to find a date on which as many servers can take part in the Winter Event as possible. We also wanted to make sure regions with just a few servers aren’t completely excluded. Additionally, we’re working on a solution so that we can offer catch-up dates for these kinds of events in the future. Since our developers currently have their hands full with HTML5 and also need to make preparations to enable regular bug-fixing and improvement updates next year, unfortunately the option is not available for this year’s Winter Event. If you can’t participate in the Winter Event on your usual server, we recommend playing the event on another server. This way, you won’t miss out on the fun or the Diamonds!
What exactly are the balancing changes?
- It’s now no longer possible to own more than 100 units of a certain resource or to exceed this limit with direct purchases. However, this is still possible with packages and random prizes.
- Prices for resources will now change much more slowly.
- A fee of one coin is charged when selling resources.
- To make sure winning isn’t too dependent on chance, the starting value of the coins contained in the coin package has been reduced by 25 %.
If we still manage to win lots of Diamonds, can we keep them?
I don’t understand what the event is about. What do I have to do?
You can find an extensive explanation about the event HERE. What’s more, the event will be explained again in the game itself once it’s active.
Do I have to play along?
Nope. Although the event is available on most servers, you can simply ignore it if you don’t want to play or if the prizes aren’t important to you and you just want to keep playing Rail Nation.
Which servers will the event be on?
You can find a complete list of servers on which the event is active or inactive HERE.
What should I do if the Winter Event is not available on my server?
If you still want to play the event, we recommend simply moving to another server where the event is available. You can find a list of servers with the event HERE. Simply look for a server that appeals most to you.
When will the Winter Event end?
It ends after exactly eight days, so on 20 December 2019 at 2 pm (CET).
The Winter Event has just started and I’m shown an incorrect Diamond value in the winter market. What can I do?
The problem should go away if you reload the game.
I’ve met the requirements of a quest, but it doesn’t appear to count. What’s that about?
You probably started the quest at the wrong time. Remember that you can also see the quests for the next day. This allows you to prepare accordingly. But the quests can only be completed once they’re actually active.
It’s not yet 12 December and there’s already a new building in my train station. Was the event brought forward?
No, don’t worry. The winter market has a three-day build phase, unless the server hasn’t yet been started in these three days. The actual Winter Event begins on 12 December, as announced.