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patson

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Under Development. Next up
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:35:12 pm »
Hi All!

Many thanks for playing this game again! I have a lot of fun developing this hobby project and I hope you have fun playing it too! Below is a quick list of features that are under development, in the plan and on the wish list. I will try to keep this updated but this project is still at a very young age so it might get a bit out of sync.  ;D

Under Development
  • Fill in the details (ongoing) - Right now airports/cities/airplane models are very lacking. I just don't have time to fill in all the details. But i will work on them when I'm not coding/playing beach volleyball  ;)

Next top priorities
  • Make the game mobile friendly. I tried to play on my phone and it's barely playable (and would eat up your data). I am not going to write an android/IOS app version (at least not now). But certain workflows can be improved to make mobile version at least playable  ;)
  • Difficulty adjustments - this is like an ongoing thing - a game is not fun unless it's challenging (at least my theory lol). Right now, it's pretty much a smooth sail after getting past the first stage of turning the company into profit. But beware, I'm going to make it hard for other stages too puahahaha
  • Basic account management improvements - starting over again, reset password, forgot your login etc

Wish List - very fun to have, will be moved to top priorities based on user feedback
  • Second hand aircraft market - pricing probably should be based on supply and demand

Done!
  • SSL protected the site - now it's route through https and wss. Secured and cool phew!
  • Introducing Airline champion in Country! The airline that carries most passengers for a country will be considered as the airline champion for that country. Being airline champion is the ONLY way to increase the airline reputation (which is very important for adding more routes and bases) past 50. Different country will give different amount boost to its champion based on the market size. Hopefully this will allow a much more interesting strategic play as players fight for dominance for different countries (and encourage smaller airline to fly to "less contested" country and get a foothold there). I will also remove the "airport credit" concept as it is now replaced by this more interesting concept
  • Improve Country screen. Show who's the champion and the market share of airlines that operate services to it. Improve your airline to get the biggest slice in the pie chart!
  • Acquiring bigger aircraft requires construction time
  • New "Rival" tab to get basic information of rival airlines (bases location, routes - will give capacity, but no LF/profit - though one might make a guess from general volume) and if you operate same route, you will get the actual ridership from rival in the pie chart
  • Airplane accident/delay (mostly due to service level/airplane condition). Force airplane to retire when it gets to condition 0 (hint now it doesn't, it just affect the quality of the flight)
  • Pictures of Airplane just like pictures for cities and airport!
  • Company color of airline.  Used in pie charts
  • Alliance/code share
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 02:12:12 am by patson »

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Re: Under Development. Next up
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 05:54:27 am »
The game gets stuck at week 3128

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 11:18:48 am »
Yes sorry! I probably forgot to kick start the simulation after I added B737-800 late yesterday night

It should be running again!! ;D

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 07:53:51 pm »
I can barely get an airline up and running  ;D ;D ;D
Jetblue Airways - KCLT

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 07:55:39 pm »
Are you also planning on adding more aircraft variants?
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 04:23:39 pm »
I would add more routes per aircraft. For me that has top priority. When you have a route with low frequency you don't want the plane sitting idle on the ground the time it is not being used, it can fly another route in the meanwhile.

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 11:03:13 am »
multiple routes on the same aircraft? that for me sounds like we need a schedule board thing to arrange each routes

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 03:40:11 am »
Here are some suggestions
Airlines can own airports (majority shareholder has control)
Slower game speed 5 min per day (enough so new players can see a change trust me. Aswell as this it is a manageable speed not to quick and not too slow.)
Game changed so it says for example 1st November 2018 instead of week XXXX
Airlines can buy shares in other airlines (majority shareholder has control if equal partners then player who created retains control unless those players trust each other enough to have shared control)
Airlines sign fuel contracts and acquire fuel at lower prices
Airlines can own other things within the aviation industry e.g. Aircraft leasing company,aircraft maintenance,catering,logistic companies like DHL,dnata etc.
Cargo airlines
Better UI ( will send concept designs)
Player owned airports decide rates for shop and restraunts
Airlines can buy slots and negotiate prices (based on supply and demand
Airlines can own hotels
Airlines can own travel agent shops
Staff control wages,recruitment drives,firing and redundancys
Airlines can build training centres
Frequent flyer program
Instead of new aircraft market you get an order screen
When placing big orders with aircraft manufacturers airlines get bulk discounts
If they have placed big orders with that aircraft manufacturer before then they get a discount on their next order no matter the size (like Ryanair only operates Boeing aircraft so they get a big discount or although lion air have some Airbus aircraft on order the majority of their fleet is Boeing therefore they are eligible for a discount)
Airlines can sell package holidays
Airlines can own aircraft manufacturers
Airlines can lease aircraft to other airlines or sell
When airlines are declared bankrupt they go on a market and other airlines can buy them out from administration.
Player owned airports have to be micromanaged (buying equipment like baggage buggies ramps to load luggage and cargo,catering trucks,fuel truck, fuel contracts,catering centre,terminal building management like adding gates adding more space for commercial premises,staff management,air stairs,maintenance etc.

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Re: Under Development. Next up
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 02:05:18 am »
Remove aircraft type limits!

Profit margins are shrinking because I can't operate larger aircraft, as the limitation prevents me from doing so. And I need my different types of smaller planes :)


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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 03:01:25 am »
Can u consolidate the types u use?

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 02:18:22 pm »
Remove aircraft type limits!

Profit margins are shrinking because I can't operate larger aircraft, as the limitation prevents me from doing so. And I need my different types of smaller planes :)
Actually I think it is one of the nice challanges of this game to strategically plan your fleet - phase out a type, introduce another one, etc.

btw, don't trust larger planes to increase your margins... ^^

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 04:32:42 am »
Would be nice see which lines other Alliance members are flying on, this would help more to connect the hubs/bases to hose place (from map it's a bit a mess and not so clear)

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2019, 04:07:11 pm »
Would be nice see which lines other Alliance members are flying on, this would help more to connect the hubs/bases to hose place (from map it's a bit a mess and not so clear)
Under "Rivals" you can click on an airline and you see all bases and routes of this airline.

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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 01:03:55 am »
Thank you Neez but would be easier in Alliance have a similar command otherwise would be necessary mark the names of all members and watch one by one
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