Hi all - sorry for the long post!
Looking for a bit of set up advice with ARR. I started with Missionchief a while ago on the Australian version and have now completed it (by that I mean unlocked all of the calls, there are far fewer than on the US version). I got bored of just churning through the same jobs watching the credits stack up into the millions so I thought I would start again on the US version (but based in Australia with an AU based alliance). So glad I did it's a much more involved game! Although the Aussie alliances on this version are very quiet in comparison obviously because it's the US version.
Anyway.. one thing that is different on this one compared to the AU version is that there are "flexible units". i.e.. some calls can have utility OR heavy rescue and the Heavy Engine covers a fire truck & a rescue.. or the Quint covering a platform & fire truck - there are a few more too. Not to mention the ambulance combinations too: Fly-car, BLS & ALS with some calls being able to be attended by any of those. Whilst I love the unit flexibility, because it resembles real life after all, what I am really struggling with is how to best set that up using ARRs. Looking for any advice if you have found a way that works.
For example, for a call that I know I can use a fly-car for I have that set on the ARRs but often there will be an ALS ambulance sitting much closer that could easily have just done the job. The same scenario happens a lot with the utility/heavy rescue combination. I have tried setting both units on the ARRs but then I end up with both units arriving or I have to remember to cancel the one further away. It seems like what we need is for the ARRs to have an "OR" option. That way we could set 1 utility OR 1 heavy rescue (or fly-car OR BLS OR ALS) and it would just dispatch the closest.
I suspect what a lot of people are doing, which is what I am considering is just not bothering with the different units and just having a fleet of only ALS ambulances (or heavy rescues) - they're the same price anyway and you don't have to worry about it. It's a shame through because I like the realism of the flexible units.
Has anyone found a neat way around it all?