Should the game be updated to include the pumper tanker unit under the 'Firetruck' tab? 13
Yes (12) 92%
No (0) 0%
I don't really care (1) 8%
The Pumper Tanker unit, like the Medium Tanker and the Heavy Tanker, counts as both a firetruck and a bushfire vehicle. But unlike these units, the Pumper Tanker does not show up under the 'Firetruck' tab in the alarm window, solely appearing under 'Bushfire Vehicles'. I find this especially annoying when dispatching units from stations with the bushfire expansion because I have to rely on my memory to tell me that there is a pumper tanker available, or keep switching to the bushfire vehicle tab to check.
E.g. "Ok, this mission needs 2 firetrucks, but there is only one available from the nearby station and other units are 5 minutes away. So I will dispatch the one unit and then I will remember that the nearby station has a Pumper Tanker so l switch to the Bushfire Vehicles tab and dispatch it as well." The problem here being that if I forget that I have a pumper tanker close by, I will select a unit that will take considerably longer to arrive. Why would I want to waste 5+ min waiting for that unit when I have a pumper tanker that can arrive in <1?
BUT, if the Pumper Tanker showed up under the 'Firetruck' tab, none of these problems would exist and I could dispatch my units in peace.
E.g. "Ok, this mission needs 2 firetrucks, and there is two available from the nearby station that show under the 'Firetruck' tab. One heavy tanker and one pumper tanker. I can dispatch both units from the 'Firetruck' tab and the mission will be complete".
So now you have listened to me ranting and because this seems like such an easy thing to fix, I hope this suggestion will be heard and possibly implemented in-game.