Local Authority Rating
The local authority rating portrays the attitude of a particular town towards the company and is another important element to consider as a low rating can limit some player actions. For example, to place a station, the company must have a minimum rating of -200 (Poor). The brackets and their ranges can be seen in the table to the right, which also shows the minimum and maximum ratings possible, -1000 and 1000 respectively.
|-1000 to -400||Appalling|
|-399 to -200||Very Poor|
|-199 to 0||Poor|
|0 to 200||Mediocre|
|201 to 400||Good|
|401 to 600||Very Good|
|601 to 800||Excellent|
|801 to 1000||Outstanding|
This rating starts at +500 and can change based on some actions, as shown in the table below.
|Player action||Required rating*||Effect on rating|
|Build a station||-200||n/a|
|Destroy an ‘edge’ piece of road||16 / 64 / 112||-18, down to -100.|
|Destroy an ‘inner’ piece of road||16 / 64 / 112||-50, down to -100.|
|Destroy a city tunnel or bridge||144 / 208 / 400||-250, down to 0.|
|Destroy building**||40 to 300||-40 to -300|
|Plant tree on clear square||n/a||+7, up to 220.|
|Clear a tile with trees||n/a||-35|
|Successful bribe||n/a||+200, up to 800.|
|Unsuccessful bribe||n/a||Set to -50.|
* “Required rating” is listed for the settings Permissive/Neutral/Hostile of the difficulty option “City council attitude towards area
** This is in relation to the default buildings. NewGRFs can set this number from 0 to >1000, which effectively makes the building un-removable.
Each month players’ ratings automatically change:
- Rating goes up by 5 if it is less than 200.
- Rating goes up by 12 for each station that has transferred cargo in the last 50 days.
- Rating goes down by 15 for each station that has not transferred cargo in the last 50 days.
For example, if a player currently has a rating of -300 (Very Poor), two active stations, and one inactive station at a town, their rating will increase as per the formula below until one of the three conditions changes.
5pts + (2 × 12pts) – (1 × 15pts) = +14pts points/month