Moenchengladbach/Germany, September 6th, 2016 – Since May 2016, virtual ship owners have been busy competing for predominance on the seven seas with TransOcean 2: Rivals, now publisher astragon Entertainment and developer Deck13 Hamburg are ready to release a new update that will enhance the game’s single-player endless mode by adding several interesting features.
Ambitious captains with the goal of having their fleet transport large amounts of cargo effectively will now be able to sign lucrative company contracts. These contracts can be signed at the beginning of each month with businesses in regions where the player owns at least one subsidiary. As there will be a huge quantity of goods that needs to be shipped from A to B within a certain amount of time, the ship owner should always keep in mind to assign several ships of his fleet at once to fulfill this contract.
In order to maximize his earnings, the player is of course able to accept several company contracts simultaneously. Here the second new feature of TransOcean 2: Rivals comes into play: Full automation will make it possible to take these contracts and combine them into a trade route that will then be served automatically by player’s fleet. If there is a repair dock available in one of the route’s harbors, repairs can also be scheduled to take place without further intervention by the ship owner, who can use the time freed up to manage his growing empire and further optimize his routes.
New Features: Company Contracts & Automation
- Endless Mode now has a new menu for company contracts. Opening it the first time brings up a short guide to using it.
- You can also access these instructions at any time via the ? icon at the top of the company contract menu. As always, [F1] displays an additional menu help window.
- Company contracts are about entering into a long-term relationship with a company, thereby securing the transport of large volumes of cargo from A to B. This must be completed within the contract period, which means more ships are needed to meet the company contract.
- New company contracts are available on the first of each month, but only in regions in which you have at least one subsidiary. No subsidiaries, no company contracts!
- How automation works: You can accept multiple company contracts and join them together to create a route. You can assign as many ships as you want to the route. They will then travel it, automatically fulfilling all company contracts along it. These ships can also be automatically repaired as long as at least one company contract destination has a Repair Dock.
- Profit shares from tugboat companies have been slightly reduced.
- Profit shares from refineries have been increased.
- A subsidiary now only generates €50,000 a week in Endless Mode.
- The Donate button for donating money in Competition Mode is now correctly grayed out when your account is frozen.
- When selecting a ship’s destination in the World Map, the ship’s range is updated directly after refueling.
- The correct business owner is now always displayed in sabotaged wharfs. If you sabotage a wharf, the Buy button correctly unlocks if you are able to pay the reduced price.
- In the contracts list, it is now possible to scroll the dropdown list of anchored ships (with the mouse wheel or by dragging with the left mouse button).
- In the “Game” options menu you can find a new checkbox called “Show voyage evaluation”. It refers to the newsticker messages about incoming vessels, that are shown on the left side of the screen. The checkbox offers the opportunity to deactivate all these messages for all game modes (except for the campaign).
Here is the new TransOcean 2: Rivals Company Contracts Update Trailer:
You can download TransOcean 2: Rivals for PC on Steam.