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I'm getting this too. I have tons of curved and s-tracks that I will never use, and I'm getting only 1-2 straight tracks per week.

This is a joke, right? Except they just made people pay 400 donuts for the railyard that makes almost nothing that's useful.
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  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    i think they messed up when they decided to make different track pieces.

    Every piece should be the same and when you rotate it after the piece rotates to the 4 possible alignments it then next rotates to the next style of track and so on.

    that way you would have a total number of track pieces and you can use each one any way you want.
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    I'm still working very hard to get the straight tracks. If I have enought straight tracks, I'm going to move my 4 monorail stations to the 4 corners of my town! :)
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
  • empathy77
    4187 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    i think they messed up when they decided to make different track pieces.

    Every piece should be the same and when you rotate it after the piece rotates to the 4 possible alignments it then next rotates to the next style of track and so on.

    that way you would have a total number of track pieces and you can use each one any way you want.

    ^This
  • blackgryphon9999
    657 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    At least at this point we should be able to exchange track shapes. This week I hit the jackpot -- THREE pieces of straight track! C'mon, EA, either up the percentage of straight track pieces or let us exchange the curved ones for straight ones.
  • mjmikulski
    47 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    well i'm done earning track pieces for like another 4 days until it resets....so I should be able to pay money like we do for boardwalk tiles in the mean time. :?
  • tgyberg70
    250 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Ya, this is nuts the way it is. :?
  • Raven_Darkstorm
    418 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    A simple solution. Track exchange should be added to the rail yard. It should be simple enough to code and doesn't require the addition of anything except a new tab to the rail yard UI.
  • shanemadrid
    326 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    EA have obviously engineered it so that it takes much longer grinding to get enough track to make a decent monorail They know straight track is what we all want and need so they keep them scarce to make us grind more and more. I definitely agree with the comment about a track switcher at the rail yard though. That would make everybody happy.
  • jukan00
    2319 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    I've gotten TWO in the last two weeks! :lol::lol::lol:
  • slruser007
    18 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Agree! It is sad that so many have expressed the need for long, straight monorail tracks, but the five weekly tasks still give curves, short tracks and waves almost exclusively. I was extremely disappointed to see the same old mix of lousy track pieces awarded in this week's Railyard jobs. Developers, have you seen the many, many posts requesting more straight tracks? Are you ignoring us? What is the motivation for giving these useless tracks? It's not as if we can purchase our preferred pieces with donuts! I just don't get it! :cry:
  • edited September 2015
    petehd14 wrote:
    I'm getting this too. I have tons of curved and s-tracks that I will never use,

    At least if you put two S-tracks next to each other it will still work basically the same as two straight pieces. It'll just be a very interesting ride for the passengers. :)
  • Cybermax9
    63 posts
    edited September 2015
    I have 30 curved tracks and 18 S curves in my inventory. They keep adding up.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited September 2015
    I've now got 40 curved pieces of track :roll:

    Something does need to be looked into about giving us more chance or the possibility of gaining straight pieces
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  • 4junk3000
    5315 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    I just did a track audit so you data crunchers can have another test sample to analyze. Here's the results:

    Straights - 59
    Curves - 31
    Shorts - 24
    Ess - 16

    How does that compare? Does it support or contradict the supposed odds?


    Incidentally, to complete my 5-stop loop i now need only 38 more straights and 2 "S" tracks. I have a surplus of 13 curves and no surplus shorts but there would be an extra 8 if ideally swapped for 4 more straights, which would mean needing 42 more straights instead. I wonder how long it will take to achieve them?
    "You're the most negative person I've ever seen on here. Constantly."
  • 4junk3000
    5315 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    Cybermax9 wrote:
    I have 30 curved tracks and 18 S curves in my inventory. They keep adding up.

    You are very close to my totals on those two pieces, making me wonder what your totals are for the other two shapes. Do you have ~60 straights and ~25 shorts?
    "You're the most negative person I've ever seen on here. Constantly."
  • C0rgano
    443 posts Member
    edited September 2015
    petehd14 wrote:
    I'm getting this too. I have tons of curved and s-tracks that I will never use,

    At least if you put two S-tracks next to each other it will still work basically the same as two straight pieces. It'll just be a very interesting ride for the passengers. :)


    ended up doing this to finally connect the loop on my rail.... 4 curves (same as 3 straight) and/or 2 S-curves (same as 2 straight) keep my design going in the right direction... just makes for a roller-coaster type ride for that quarter of the total loop.... I just swap out the curves with straight ones as I get enough.


    they just need to introduce the Frink-de-curverator so we can run the curved pieces through it and straighten them

  • chaffey1973
    122 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I am happy to report I have received 3 for 3 in straight track pieces today. I'll get the random 3 pieces in a few hours, let's hope this trend continues!

    How about you folks?
  • blackgryphon9999
    657 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I am happy to report I have received 3 for 3 in straight track pieces today. I'll get the random 3 pieces in a few hours, let's hope this trend continues!

    How about you folks?

    Three pieces of track and not a single straight piece. :-(
  • edited October 2015
    I just completed this week's collection.

    7 - Straight
    1 - Curved
    4 - S-shape
    4 - Short

    I think three of those S tracks were in my last group of five. MUCH happier with these results. :mrgreen: :thumbup:

    Anyone else get similar results? Wondering if I just got lucky or if EA fixed it in the update.
  • 4junk3000
    5315 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Not really seeing an increase in straights. But I'm still grinding. Only need 34 more straights.

    I'm using the short straights in pairs, but behind buildings because i don't like the extra support columns.

    Can't wait for this track to be done! I'm really glad i can keep on task and do Halloween. I'm wondering if I'll get the +5 donuts this time, but i think I'm on track.
    "You're the most negative person I've ever seen on here. Constantly."
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