The main goal of Open Transport Tycoon is to create the best company with higher company value. Your company value grows when you build trains, roads, stations, and airports and also when you buy trains, buses, and aeroplanes. However, keep in mind that your profits must grow.
OpenTTD is a sandbox game so the goals are on you. When you play solo, you must set the goals you want to achieve. If you need some inspiration, here are some tips:
- Make the biggest city on the map (you need passengers, and goods)
- Connect all coal mines from the map (it will be challenging)
- Make the most effective railroad (not drive empty)
- Play and make money with passengers only
If you don’t want to play with other players but need challenges, you could download AI for your game from “check online content” and try to beat them!
When I play with a friend, we play on the biggest company value with a “cap” of £200 000 000. If you want to grow to the same value, you will need to play for approximately 5 – 7 hours. So it will be a fun evening. The value of your company can be seen here (the yellow arrow):
Which is the best strategy to run OpenTTD?
The best way to start is to create a train line from the coal mine to the power plant. Is it because coal has the best stats when you transport it. You only need one line to get started.
To be more specific, you need only one line – only one train to start making money. You need to search for some quick wins like what was in the picture above, ideally a big coal mine near a power plant.
There is a dashboard in the game that can find you the best opportunity you could be looking for. You just must filter by production (coal) and after that, you need to sort it from production.
Then, you need to build 2 lines like this and after some weeks (in-game), you will get enough money to build bigger train lines with two lanes and many more locomotives. This is probably the best strategy to start with when you want to play multiplayer OpenTTD.