>TLDR: I still think it would be nice if they had included a way to
>shut off the repair minigame, as one of the devs noted in the Steam
>discussions on the demo that they were considering, and just go back
>to the 2018 system if desired, so that players would still have at
>least a chance of repairing parts if they can't be arsed to play the
>minigame, but the minigame itself isn't so bad.
I kinda prefer the minigame to the the CMS 2018 system because I find I'm repairing most everything repairable and most of my misses were really only when I first unlocked the table. By contrast, having a lot of valuable scrap end up junked because I failed to make the proper prayers and offerings to the RNGod could ruin an entire play session.
>(Also, now that I've gotten good at the tire balancing minigame, I can
>mount and balance a set of four tires way faster in the new
>game. People defended the balancing minigame as something to fill the
>time that used to be spent just sitting around waiting for the
>balancer to work automatically, and it is that, but it's also much
>faster once you get the hang of it.)
I honestly haven't messed with that minigame much, which I think has to do with the game mechanics not thinking that people would want to have their tires rotated and balanced along with an oil change.
>Oddly, there still is one "automatic repair" tool in the game: you can
>buy a brake lathe for your repair shop, and it works completely on its
>own, like the tire balancer in CMS 2018 did. You just put a brake
>disc on it and wait for it to stop animating, then take a fixed brake
>disc off. No minigame.
Technically two, since there's still the battery charger which costs you $550 despite most RL examples costing half or less than that. But I do like the lathe because it's a 100% guarantee that if a brake disc/drum is at least in the orange, then I can reuse it for free. IIRC, in 2018 you could try at the repair table, but RNGesus might punish you for your sins by making you buy a full set for what otherwise could have a $5 repair.
>(I don't know why the car wash and detailer even have
>confirmation dialogues, to be honest. Neither costs money to use, and
>I doubt any customer is ever going to complain that the car came back
Nah, the real mystery is why does it cost you nothing to detail a car in the car wash shack, but still costs $100 if you detail it while it's on the lift?
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