Stepford County Railway In-Game Shifts is a roleplaying mode innovated by former Senior Signaller Quality_Content1 and Head of Network Signalling Billythepet. They were the 'kings' of this mode, however [SSG] flippy12052004 replaced Quality_Content1 after he resigned.
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What are in-game shifts?
Here is a quote from Billythepet explaining what this is in Discord:
"It’s basically like a roster where you can put your name down for a shift in Stepford County Railway. The main point about this is that we will be able to run the railway efficiently with the fixed timetable. There will be a lot of teamwork and communication involved so everyone can get a feeling of how to run the railway. A portion of the team will be set up so one will do their own roles under their specific ranks which they have been trained for. Not to mention that there will be some scenarios involved to make it more excited, the examples for the scenarios are the engineering work between Benton Bridge and Airport Central. The shift may be usually running for an hour or more depends on a host. So, how do you play? Basically, we will set up a sheet which players can enter their name in for their shift. As usual, first come serves and to enter your name and which shift you like to do, you just need to DM the host of the shift. [this was changed] We also have the spare sets in case one of the rank is unable to come at last time." To summarise this:
- It's a shift where people sign up for a spot. Its aim is to create realistic railway running for imaginary passengers. A shift is usually an hour and is determined by the host.
- Driving, Dispatching, Guarding and Signalling are involved, alongside with realistic communication between 'employees' (people signed up for the shift).
- People can only sign up for the role they are trained for. (Ex. A Dispatcher may not sign up for a spot for Signallers)
- There are scenarios for each shift to make them exciting.
- You just have to post a message in the #shift-register channel in the discord server to sign up. (Attendees used to DM the host of the shift to sign up but this was changed.)
- In-Game shifts take place in Private Servers.
- However, there are plans to make special servers for shifts, similar to the Training servers. In these servers, every route is unlocked for everyone and there will be one train on every operator unlocked.
If you are still confused, here is the link to the official document explaining information about shifts. It will answer most of your questions. The shift roster is available on the SCR Official Discord server.
What are the requirements?
There are a few requirements in order to sign up for a roster spot in SCR In-Game Shift.
- You must be a Qualified Driver or above.
- You must be in SCR Discord server. This technically means that you must be at the age of 13 or older.
- You must check the roster time and make sure that you are able to attend.
- Spawn at appropriate times when starting to drive, dispatch, or signal. This is very important as failure to follow the schedule will fluctuate the realism of the shifts.
- In-game shifts are meant to simulate timetables, timetables are not in public servers because they would negatively affect playability.
- Failure to attend a shift after signing up will result in a warning.
- Too many warnings will get you blacklisted from the In Game Shifts.
- In-game shifts usually end with some sort of minigame or some mini-event done by the host.
- Usually players go to a specific location for a screenshot before the shift ends.
- There was a special shift called the 24 Hour Shift. This is the longest shift ever hosted in SCR history.