GBBEME Feb 10 @ 7:29am
Ever stray from the gps directed route?
I find I'm doing this more and more. I will see that the gps guided route will take me on back roads that sometimes run parallel to major highways. I typically opt for the highways and the constant high speed. Am I missing out on xp points by doing this?
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MikeRoss1962 Feb 10 @ 10:09am 
No. GPS always shows the shortest route. If you take a different one then you will actually get more xp points. You get one xp point for every km you drive. Just make sure that you are not late with your delivery.
ArcticBliss Feb 10 @ 1:58pm 
I deviate from the GPS route when time is an issue, be it priority cargo or a rest.
margalus Feb 10 @ 2:07pm 
I stray quite often. When I am hauling oversized loads, the routes it displays are not always "optimal"... And if I am going somewhere and there is an unexplored road close to where I am supposed to go, I will take it to get more of the map explored. It matters not to your xp, as long as you don't stray too long and miss your delivery deadline.
Knottypine Feb 10 @ 2:09pm 
Sometimes I stray from the GPS route if there is a nearby piece of road that I haven't been on yet.
OppositeOfGod Feb 10 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by MikeRoss1962:
No. GPS always shows the shortest route. If you take a different one then you will actually get more xp points. You get one xp point for every km you drive. Just make sure that you are not late with your delivery.

Wrong. It shows the shortest line; which isn't always the shortest route. Also, if you're running any physics mod, and you have a tall load....bridges hate you. (random I know, but I had to throw it in there)
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Sirrus Feb 10 @ 3:56pm 
Originally posted by Ashurnasirpal:
I find I'm doing this more and more. I will see that the gps guided route will take me on back roads that sometimes run parallel to major highways. I typically opt for the highways and the constant high speed. Am I missing out on xp points by doing this?

Depends. You'll get more XP for more distance covered, so XP-wise, you should pick up longer route. Just remember to arrive in time. :) I prefer not to concentrate on that, and prefer shortest or fastest (not necessary the same) routes. And by "faster" I don't mean speed, I mean time spent on travel.

Originally posted by MikeRoss1962:
GPS always shows the shortest route.

No, it doesn't. Frequently it shows longer route, or routes that would take more time to complete.
margalus Feb 10 @ 4:10pm 
Originally posted by Sirrus:
Depends. You'll get more XP for more distance covered, so XP-wise, you should pick up longer route.

are you sure? I thought you only got xp for distance driven when you are free roaming.
jturning Feb 10 @ 5:20pm 
I'll stray for two lane highway (more fun to drive) over freeways if not a time sensitive load. The GPS catches up to you and eventually adapts the route to what you're driving. Plus its fun to analyze the map and figure out your route instead of mindlessly following the GPS.
Watson690 Feb 10 @ 10:03pm 
I always try to ignore the GPS when it's telling me to use the backroads, I find the highways/autobahns/etc much more fun because I can keep a (nearly) constant 80-90mph everywhere I go (every arrive a day early for a "Just-In-Time" delivery?). I don't really mind get the penalties any more because my company has grown to a point where I have plenty of other drivers to pay the bills for me :)
San Sany4 Feb 11 @ 4:13am 
As I can see, GPS tries to give you the shortest path, but if it's runs through city, GPS will try to make path around it. E.g. if you pick the job from Calais to Lyon, GPS will lead you around Paris, not through. And of course, GPS route is not optimal, it often advises you narrow curvy roads instead of autobahns, that's shorter – yes, but sometimes not faster.

Personally, I don't use GPS at all. I don't have GPS in cabin, and my Route Advisor is turned off. And I never open map while driving. I pick the job, take a look at the map, remember cities I'll pass, and then drive, navigating by road signs. I advise everyone to try driving that way, it's a much more fun!
[S.PLH] TheLego1912 Feb 11 @ 4:39am 
I pulled a Boabab Tree and it told me to take two lane roads. Since it was a standard delivery I took highways even though the trip was longer and it gave me more XP points.
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Sirrus Feb 11 @ 5:05am 
Originally posted by margalus:
are you sure? I thought you only got xp for distance driven when you are free roaming.

I'm sure. Experience you gain for delivering a cargo based on distance you traveled. Should you take shorter route, you'll get less experience. Should you take a little detour and travelled more, you'll gain more experience.
Check post-mission "Job completed" screen.
Basic reward - distance traveled=experience gained. Then you have experience bonus for skills - LD/HV/FC, ADR+FC, JiT...
Though I prefer not to detour a lot - prefer to get job early. :)
gallagher4005 Feb 12 @ 4:48pm 
I love to take the 2 lane roads. I really like the 2 lane with a hill to climb. It's fun watching traffic get backed up behind you. If any of you are drivers, you know that trucks are always in the way!
Sirrus Feb 13 @ 4:17am 
Originally posted by gallagher4005:
If any of you are drivers, you know that trucks are always in the way!

Oh yeah... It so funny to tag behind some old truck, with probably 360 or even fewer horse powers, pulling like 20 tonnes uphill on long climb and you can't overtake it. Because of Euro minus 12 emission standards you need an isolated breathing apparatus or you suffocate in those grey fumes. So much fun.
philippevds Feb 13 @ 5:01am 
It plan my route. Some loads needs that!!!! Like the dozer of 30tons,if your GPS give's the route bij Rotterdan-port,your screwed!!! The bridge is to low,so i take Amsterdam-port. I like that some loads are a hudge planning before hit the road. Greetz.
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