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#110167 Introduction of new aircraft types

Posted by Banff on 17.05.2018 - 08:27

The data is up! The pages are no longer blank! Happy days!


Thanks for the update. The dev team has received the data, and will do their best to prepare an update as quickly as possible. But it might be a little while yet. But it's on its way :-)

#109020 How Are Airlines Cheating Now?

Posted by Banff on 26.03.2018 - 12:14

Looking back at what was said when Hoover was launched and where we are 3 months in:


A major complaint is that in older game worlds long-time players can achieve such a dominant role that it makes joining that game world unattractive to other players


Hoover will launch with less demand and a slower growth curve than we had for the last few launches, in an effort to further curb some aggressive start-up strategies


Looks like that plan worked really well.... 

Compared to earlier start-up's of permanent servers, Hoover is a succes. (In my opinion). Airports are no longer flooded with L4T's, and totally out of slots in 2-3 weeks. It's been 3 months now, and it's still possible to create flights between LHR-DXB. That's a big improvement. 

But more can be done, and all servers are being evaluated before the next one starts. Suggestions and ideas are always welcome  :excl:  :)

#108504 Tianjin Sky

Posted by Banff on 14.03.2018 - 10:30



Major news regarding Tianjin Sky are soon on their way... Keep tuned!

Probably the longest cliff-hanger in AS history  :P

#108277 How Are Airlines Cheating Now?

Posted by Banff on 09.03.2018 - 20:01

I said it first....

Hence, that's why I wrote "It does" - as a reference to the clever AS forum user, who posted earlier in this thread.  :)  -_-  ;)

#107982 Neue Holding / Unternehmen mit großer Flotte wegen 10% Leasing

Posted by Banff on 02.03.2018 - 15:32

''Unless UAB agrees'' :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The UAB does not want to change it, because it benefits the people themselves

None of my companies benefits from cheap leases, and never have. So please stop generalizing.

Personally my reason for being an UAB member has been to improve AS and give something back. No decisions in UAB has been out of personal interest. And I'm sure this goes for other members of the UAB too.

#107359 How long a flight is too much?

Posted by Banff on 16.02.2018 - 12:42

Well, as most people mention, it depends. My most comfortable flights, has been business class on Qatar, flying KTM - DOH - CPH. Also premium economy on Norwegians 787 are very recommendable - I did that from JFK to CPH.

My absolutely worst flight was from PEK to LAX on an Air China 777. Horrible seats, horrible pitch, horrible legroom, chinese infotainment (was flawed, couldn't choose english) - and personal electronic devices was prohibited. I was simply starring into a seat for 12 hours  :lol:

#106957 How Are Airlines Cheating Now?

Posted by Banff on 03.02.2018 - 13:21

I reported some possible multi accounts on Hoover and no reply from support on it... some are well over 10 days old now. It’s annoying when support have time to request silly name changes but not time to look into more serious concerns that actually affects game dynamics. Alas, nothing new and in the end it’s a waiting game to see when and if it gets dealt with.

Cheating and name changes is two different things. Airline name and logos is being handled by a lot of volunteers, while cheating/investigation is being done by AS staff.
The name changes can be important, due to copyright infringement and so on.

There has already been plenty of double accounts on Hoover, which has been deleted.

You're welcome to contact me in game @Hoover, and I'll try to progress the handling of your ticket(s).

#105806 Publish publicly EXACT details on how to play the game?

Posted by Banff on 01.01.2018 - 09:08

Hi Jan,

I can understand why you made this post, but I'm sure that you understand that this discussion shouldn't necessarily take place in public.

I know that Matth has taken the case further himself, to discuss with the AS staff at what level a moderator should censor these things.

I'm sure Matth will get back to you soon.

(And I'm also sure that Matth had the best intentions!)

#102931 Good Longhaul Flights

Posted by Banff on 04.09.2017 - 11:30

2500 departures weekly right?


#101538 The big thread of opportunities!

Posted by Banff on 26.07.2017 - 21:08

Everybody, please keep in mind that this thread is for big opportunities. Not 5 bar airports in open investment countries (like Cambodia). There's hundreds of empty 5 bar airports at every single server.

Big opportunities could be an empty Singapore, or the largest player in China goes bankrupt.

It's not that people don't appreciate the knowledge of an empty Madagascar - it's just not a big opportunity. (And it's probably empty on most other servers too!)

#101298 What wrong with my airline? Seriously why so few passengers?

Posted by Banff on 16.07.2017 - 20:09

You're almost doing it correct. Almost. 

I took a look at your 4.00 waves. You have planes arriving from Cairo, Jeddah, Medina, Islamabad and Riyadh - and they can connect to Karachi, Bahrain, Al Ain, Bandar Abbas and Dammam.

A large part of all these available connections (25), is served by a direct flight. Why would people choose to connect and pay more - when they can fly directly? Or even worse, why would people from Cairo fly to Oman to connect to Bahrain? 
When there's no direct flight, between some of these airports, the connection you offer is not on top of the ORS. Although you don't have to be no. 1 to get passengers, it helps you a lot. Improve seating, onboard service etc.

If it wasn't for the competition in the region, this would probably work out. Make sure to analyze if a given connection gives you any connecting passengers. If not, try another destination.

#100975 Differentiation of planes.

Posted by Banff on 29.06.2017 - 21:31

There has never been 16.000 active users. Ever. Of those 2061 players you mention, a lot of them are the same people playing on more than 1 gameworld. Maybe 1800 separate users on these gameworlds, I would guess.

Adding another gameworld will not add more players. It will remove players from other gameworlds. Every time a new server is introduced, every single other server see lots of people disappearing.

Starting a new server isn't just something that's free. It's actually very very expensive.

#100810 Listing Bankrupt Holdings

Posted by Banff on 23.06.2017 - 11:07

I really understand what you are suggesting - but bankruptcies is a great way to free up slots, and make room for new companies - and thereby making room for new players and companies.

If you could buy bankrupt companies, the dominant companies would grow even bigger.

#100487 Lease cancellation by Lessor

Posted by Banff on 16.06.2017 - 16:28

In all honesty, how big is this issue? I have played AS for half a decade now, and I don't hesitate to lease from other players. I have only had planes cancelled on me once! Being polite, and getting in touch with people gets you a long way. It might also give some good relations and discounts. 


#100457 Demand Multiplier.

Posted by Banff on 15.06.2017 - 16:07

Let's keep politics out of this  :)