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Change: set the default setting for autorenew to on for new games #8352

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@2TallTyler 2TallTyler commented Dec 4, 2020

Andythenorth and I have both noticed an abundance of new players who are confused by Autorenew, both on Discord and the r/OpenTTD subreddit.

I understand that #7729 addresses this to some degree, but in the meantime I'd like to make the case that Autorenew should be on by default.

No matter whether it's on or off by default, there will be players who will be frustrated. New players are often confused that Autoreplace can't replace with the same model, and if we change it to default on then some experienced players using difficult economic settings, NewGRFs, and/or GameScripts may be frustrated by unwanted expenses. Someone will always be inconvenienced.

That said, it's obvious to me that the experienced, hardcore players are the ones most suited to tweaking the settings to their liking. Autorenew is a company setting, so a player who wants it off should only have to disable it once for all new games. I think that settings should default to the recommended settings for new players, who can then change them as their knowledge grows.

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@TrueBrain TrueBrain commented Dec 14, 2020

Sounds like a sane idea. Is anyone against this? Looking at you @frosch123 or @LordAro ? If not, let's merge it!

(I fixed the CI and updated the branch; hence the force push :))

@TrueBrain TrueBrain changed the title Change: Autorenew on by default Change: set the default setting for autorenew to on for new games Dec 14, 2020
@TrueBrain TrueBrain merged commit f2a93db into OpenTTD:master Dec 15, 2020
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