Would you like to see these updates in MC? 16
Yes (8) 50%
No (0) 0%
Not all of them (8) 50%
I have 3 ideas that have constantly popped up in my head I have 271 fire stations on my main account that covers all of San Diego County and the west side of Imperial County and a couple Riverside County stations. The different departments pose different problems for the Missionchief missions that I will list below, and my ideas on how to fix them.
Some areas do not utilize rescue units at all
I think one of the main issues I run into in Missionchief is trying to figure out how to get rescue units into areas that have no IRL rescue units. For example, the north zone of San Diego County does not use rescues. Vehicle accidents get a BC, 2 Engines, a Truck, and a medic. The truck has extrication equipment. In the rural parts of the north zone, they don't even send a truck. I'm able to use rescue engines up there which is fine by I would love to be able to utilize Platform Trucks/Quints in the north zone for most rescue incidents such as traffic collisions, extrication calls, medical emergencies on cranes, stuck climbers, etc.
I would like to keep some calls though from accepting the truck company as a rescue so maybe some calls could need a "Rescue Unit" or "Light Rescue" where a Utility, Truck Company, or Rescue Engine would suffice and others need a "Heavy Rescue" which only the Heavy Rescue and maybe the Rescue Engine could complete. I would say calls like Person Trapped Under Machine should need the Heavy Rescue or Full Building Collapse.
The response area of the rural stations of the counties should be much larger than the Metro stations
I've seen this idea brought up multiple times before but it is really something I would love to see in the game. Here are the suggestions.
- Add a checkbox in the dispatch centers that says "Allow all missions requiring expansions to be generated anywhere in the coverage zone" that would allow all specialty calls such as water rescue missions, forestry missions, medical missions, and all other expansions to be generated in any station's district not only the district of the station with the expansion.
In San Diego County there are only a couple Water Rescue units but there are lakes and rivers and a coastline all throughout the county so I would love to see this option. Additionally there are way less ambulance stations than normal stations in the county but obviously everywhere in the county has medical calls so I would love to see some areas where ambulances have extended ETAs because the closest station doesn't have a medic. I also think this would give more use to HEMS.
- Add a dropdown box similar to the "Maximum Distance of Alliance Missions (in KM)" that says "Maximum Distance from Stations for Mission Generation" that would allow you to make county fire stations generate missions further from the station and keep metro stations generating missions relatively closely. Maybe the options could be
- 1 km
- 2 km
- 5 km
- 10 km
- 15 km
- 20 km
- 25 km
- 30 km
- Also add a checkbox that allows you to disable the global radius for mission generation and choose by individual station for that dispatch center
Some areas do not utilize truck companies at all either
Some areas of the rural portions of San Diego County as well as Imperial County do not have truck companies at all. There are no structures taller than 2 stories so there is no need in most cases when ground ladders can reach everything. Instead of a structure fire getting 3 engines and a truck, it will get 4 engines. I think there should be a choice in the dispatch center to "Allow Engine to Perform Ladder Tasks" that maybe lessens the amount of money you get for those missions or something. Currently I just sprinkle some quints into the areas with no ladders and disguise them as engines but it seems like a cheap way to go about it.
(Note: I know the devs are busy and working on other stuff and these changes would take a lot of work to implement, but I think they would make this game even better and I would definitely have more motivation to build more rural stations if I knew I wasn't going to get calls right next to the station every time and I might get ALS calls in the BLS station areas and things like that. Good luck)