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Okay, it's time to do the low poly car test. Even low poly cars will add up in polys if you put enough in any one area like I did with the above picture. Which by the way was only temporary. I was using that area to check to see if things were scaled properly. So here we go, climb aboard this train and we'll check the low poly car placement in Big City and oh, be sure your pretzels and root beer are properly secured before we begin rolling.
First thing in a car check, do the cars properly fence into an industrial area when placed? Judging by the picture, we can say yes. Very important test this is.
Second test, hub cap matching. It is very important when doing vehicles for msts that hub caps match and are properly tuned and aligned. Granted, these were a little difficult to see this far off but by paying close attention with my ears, I was able to divert to a different track before an oncoming train collided with me. Hub cap matching can be a wee bit dangerous if you're not careful.
Third test, scrap yard disappearance. The scrap yard test is indicative of extraterestial MSTS earth involvement (if you believe that kind of thing) and its relationship to the disappearance of vehicles. One should note in this picture, the absence of vehicles. Check. Good. Another passed test. Whether you apply this phenomena to alien car abduction or simply a matter of efficient scrap yard personnel, that's up to you. In this case, I noted that there are no cars in the scrap yard where none were placed. Good.
The last test is the comparison test. The comparison test would likely be called the spread test but in today's culture of linguistic exchange one must be careful in what verbage is used to descibe something completely unrelated to reproductive issues. Hence, this politically correct description really refers to the spread of low poly count cars to adequately resemble a robust parking lot. In my opinion looking at the wealth of cars, yes this large parking lot looks populated. Afterall, this is a city in fact, and it would be dubious if this city resembled a scarcity of business due to pestilence or even nuke satuaration and yes, even on a holiday. Therefore the more cars, the more commerce, the more likely my greedy sim people are satisfying their need to stay out of sight when your train goes passing by in their desire to purchase more at the local shops.
Well, that concludes the low poly car count test. Thank you for riding along. Unfortunately our next stop is East Metro and there's absolutely no time to stop the train to let you off. So here's your parachute, happy landing, and remember a copy of The Hitchiker's Guide To The East Metro can be found at any of the local venues in this area. Thank you!
PS As excellent a post there will never be in illustrating that constant exposure to RE vapors can be detrimental to one's expressionistic endeavors.