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Matth

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#111579 737MAX9

Posted by Matth on 18.07.2018 - 09:35

Ja, wir sind daran.


#111449 Unrealistische Bestuhlungen - Was kann dagegen getan werden

Posted by Matth on 11.07.2018 - 15:04

Du setzt voraus, dass die neuen Buchungsklassen zeitnah kommen, daher macht jetzt eine Änderung keinen Sinn mehr. Was wenn diese aber erst in einem, zwei oder gar erst drei Jahren eingeführt werden?

Zudem, die von Dir vorgeschlagenen Änderungen sind dann aber plötzlich extrem umfangreich. Buchungsklassen, Aufkommen, Performance-Modell, Turnaround Zeiten... Das ist beinahe ein neues Airlinesim.


#111150 It's too easy for a mistake to snowball out of control.

Posted by Matth on 30.06.2018 - 02:45

I'm sorry to hear, but I fear, these kind of mistakes all players have gone through at one stage of the game play. And while it is annoying when you lose an aircraft cos you overestimated your income, it normally won't break your airline. Your growth is slowed down, but you just get it back a few days later.


#111090 Add premium economy class

Posted by Matth on 27.06.2018 - 14:29

This is not an official team reply, it is just my personal opinion.

The credits you pay are NOT meant as funds to develop the game further. The daily credits are charged to use the current version of the game. That money is used to pay for the servers and is a reward for investments already made (previous development).

Ideally there would be enough people paying for the game to create a hefty profit, which in turn would incentivize the developer to invest more (time and money) to improve the software version.

While it seems that the game has a quite steady number of supporters, it is also obvious that the few thousand players are not enough to generate enough funds to really invest more money into the software. It gets developed on a, I'd call it hobby base. It generates too much cash to let it die, but too little to take it much further.

I guess it's a known secret, that there won't be many new features, or at least not on a regular basis. If something gets released, than it's a nice to have benefit, but nothing you should really expect.


#111035 aircraft repos

Posted by Matth on 23.06.2018 - 18:14

In dubio pro reo. So making fun of new players isn't very helpful.

 

First, if you have a look at those e-mails you have received again, then you will see that the sender is one of your internal departments. That is why the wording is "OUR" on NOT "your". It means, it is the airlines fault of not having enough money to be able to pay for the leasing payment, so the lessor took his aircraft back. Obviously, you lose your investment in the seats, your planned flights get cancelled (luckily, you don't pay any penalty for the poor passengers). After deducting the leasing payment, you do get your security deposit back. On your dashboard, you see an outlook of coming payments, so always have a close look for those and ensure that you have enough money on your account if you don't want to get your aircraft repossessed.

 

Then, once a week (pretty much exactly one week after you have founded the airline, and then every following week) you have to pay salaries to all your employees. This is the weekend-closing and is one of those big payments that you have to look out for. And be aware, the amount on the dashboard is sometimes wrong, so better double check the exact amount on the staff page. You will need that amount on your bank account as well. If you don't have enough money for the salaries, you will get a rescue loan. You can check your loans under Management - Corporate Finance - Debt. The interest rates are obviously not very favorable for a company not being able to pay the weekly salaries, so you better avoid those and if you can, pay the loan back as fast as possible.

 

You will get only two consecutive loans, if you don't have enough cash on the third weekend-closing, your company will get liquidated!

 

I can't tell you what was deducted between June 21 and June 22. You can check the last 24 hours of your activities on the Bank Account page (Click on your cash balance then on Bank Account) to see what was deducted. Obviously, it's too far back for that now.

 

You might want to have a look at this sort of tutorial or search Youtubefor some explanations for beginners.




#111005 Neue Maschine leasen aber ohne Crew

Posted by Matth on 20.06.2018 - 16:44

Wenn Du die Kabine sofort nach der Übertragung ausbaust, dann kannst Du zumindest die F/As sofort neu zuweisen.

Die Piloten brauchst Du noch auf dem alten Flieger, bis der Flugplan abgeflogen ist. Ausser Du machst den Wechsel kurz vor der Fälligkeit des Leasings, in dem Falle werden einfach alle eingebuchten Flüge (ohne Stornogebühr) gelöscht.

Die erwähnten Einstellungen oben rechts gelten dann für die ganze Spielwelt. Über die Settings der Airline kannst Du diese Komfortfunktion auch für die spezifische Airline steuern. (Airline Name - Settings)


#110956 Something went really wrong. Help

Posted by Matth on 18.06.2018 - 18:05

Passengers always book single legs in AS, so it could well be that you have passengers in one direction but not for the return.

I do assume though, that some of your flights didn't have the demand calculation yet. Each airport calculates its demand once per day. You can see the time on the airport page. Each flight should therefore get three demand calculations.

It could also be, that the full flight has many transfer pax, while the return doesn't have a matching connection. On the flight detail page you can find the number of transfer pax, besides the financial result of that flight.


#110840 NEW LIVERY 2

Posted by Matth on 10.06.2018 - 13:37

I guess I'm not helping, but I do prefer the old one a tad better.


#110810 NEW LIVERY 2

Posted by Matth on 09.06.2018 - 05:12

For better comparison it should be on the same aircraft and same size.

I don't like the "arrow" somehow, but the alternative with the black has some sort of appeal to me.


#110769 HOOVER AGEX

Posted by Matth on 08.06.2018 - 01:56

traffic figures represent supply, not demand

demand relates to AGEX - how many passengers want to travel

If a server has only a few airlines, then yes, I would agree with you. Traffic figures indicate supply, not demand. In the first few weeks, supply is probably lower than demand and the stats show supply.

By now, I'm pretty convinced that there is in almost all markets enough supply to meet demand. Otherwise all airlines should fly at or nearly at capacity (i.e. being 100% full). If you look at my statistics page of Hoover, the top players/airlines are at a good 88-90% load in average. Mature world's have an average load closer to 70% at the moment (low AGEX).

Therefore I'd argue that the supply is close to demand, but there's still more supply than demand, therefore the graph shown is an indication that demand is, despite a declining AGEX, growing.

If people have declining passenger numbers then I would argue that those come from more intensive competition and the faster growth of supply compared to demand. I expect, that over time, Hoover will become more and more difficult to play as the average loads will go down further. But this has nothing to do with declining demand, but growing supply.


#110768 Unrealistische Bestuhlungen - Was kann dagegen getan werden

Posted by Matth on 08.06.2018 - 01:39

*Off topic*

Ja, wir alle sprechen unterschiedliche Sprachen. Und ja, nicht alle sind aller Sprachen mächtig. Ergo ist es leider so, dass man nicht mit allen direkt kommunizieren kann.

Ich kann's nicht ändern. Die Regel mit den unterschiedlichen Forumsteilen ist auch nicht von mir. Aber ich bin der Polizist, der die Regel umsetzt.

Und Nein, ich zensiere hier nicht. Es steht jedem frei etwas dazu zu schreiben, aber eben im entsprechenden Forumsteil. Wenn der Hauptbeschuldigte (sowieso komisch, da die Diskussion ja mal ganz anders begonnen hat) nur Englisch spricht, dann macht eine Diskussion auf Deutsch eh keinen Sinn. Zudem, weltweit sprechen mehr Leute Englisch, d.h. eine Diskussion dort erreicht vermutlich sogar ein grösseres Publikum.

*Off topic Ende*

Können wir zudem bitte die Diskussion über die richtige Sprache hiermit auch abschliessen (in diesem Thread). Wenn das ein wichtiges Bedürfnis ist, diskutiert gerne in einem separaten Beitrag weiter. Danke.

PS: Ich hätte gerne den Englischen Beiträgen etwas früher Einhalt geboten, ich schaue aber halt auch nur zu bestimmten Zeiten hier rein, und dann waren es plötzlich so viele.


#110738 Unrealistische Bestuhlungen - Was kann dagegen getan werden

Posted by Matth on 07.06.2018 - 17:27

Open up a new thread if you want to discuss in English. This one is German only. Thanks

I will delete any further English posts in here from now on.


#110720 HOOVER AGEX

Posted by Matth on 07.06.2018 - 13:14

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This is the traffic development of Hoover since start. I'd say, despite a declining AGEX, the traffic volume is still pointing straight up!


#110662 Unrealistische Bestuhlungen - Was kann dagegen getan werden

Posted by Matth on 06.06.2018 - 01:30

Logisch hat es einen Nutzen.

- Weniger Sitze = einfacher zu füllende Maschine
- Weniger Paxe = mehr F/As pro Pax
- Weniger Sitze = günstigere Kabine

Vermutlich gibt's noch ein paar mehr. Das gute F/A zu Pax Verhältnis wirkt sich zudem auch aufs Image positiv aus.

Als relativ einfache Variante habe ich schon vor einiger Zeit mal vorgeschlagen, die Bewertung der Sitze mit einem Maximalwert zu begrenzen. D.h. in der Economy würde alles oberhalb eines Comfort (oder wo auch immer die Grenze sein soll) nicht mit einer besseren Bewertung honoriert. Oder zumindest müsste der Grenznutzen sehr stark rückläufig sein.

In der Business wäre die Grenze entsprechend bei einem anderen Sitz, und die Rückläufigkeit könnte leicht variieren. Dafür bräuchte es kaum Programmierung und würde den Luxuskabinen die Grundlage nehmen.

Damit würde die Kapazität enorm vergrössert (ich vermute mal ca. +50% bei gleicher Anzahl Flugzeuge), die Slot Situation dürfte sich erheblich entspannen und Fluggesellschaften könnten vermutlich nicht ganz so gross werden.

Ich persönlich würde das begrüssen, auch wenn es das Spiel vermutlich nicht vereinfachen würde.


#110609 Succeeding on an old server

Posted by Matth on 03.06.2018 - 02:09

You can always search for open spots using www.asroutemap.info. Under start you have a few options to find a good region. Once you selected a country of your choice, use the hub planner under the tools menu of the map, to compare different hubs.

It doesn't help you with the strategy, but gives you a fact based way to select a starting place.