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#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  :)

#99039 IL-18

Posted by Banff on 20.04.2017 - 15:32

Problem is if they take up all the slots, how are you suppose to compete in the first place?

That's why I wrote in a country with more than one airport. 

I have yet to see someone blocking all slots, in US, China, Europe etc., with IL-18's. :)

#99023 IL-18

Posted by Banff on 20.04.2017 - 11:00

One could also see it as a challenging scenario. With some common 'AS sense', you should be able to outsmart any IL-18 competitor, if you choose a country with more than 1 airport.  :blush:

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#98971 Can you turn a 6 bar airport into a "Mega Hub?"

Posted by Banff on 17.04.2017 - 20:21

I wouldn't call it a mega hub, but this is my Ukranian adventure on Riem: 


6 bar airport, with more than 5000 departures. Note that more than 86% of the passengers, is merely connecting through the airport. Which means statistically, only 700 of my departures, are actually meant for Kyiv. The rest are going somewhere else. 

#98888 Is there any way to tell if an airline is slot blocking?

Posted by Banff on 14.04.2017 - 18:46

[....] I understand Beijing is flooded with those kids spamming IL-18Ds [.....]

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#98884 Credit system

Posted by Banff on 14.04.2017 - 16:56

subsidiary is "free". You can create as many subsidiaries you like, without paying extras.

#98446 Strategy advice for Israel

Posted by Banff on 04.04.2017 - 06:17

You have to test demand with an aircraft. I usually tend to have a "test"-aircraft, which runs test to new airports from time to time. Although that's quite expensive in the beginning of the game.

As Tal0n mentions, try KBP (Kyiv). My Ukrainian company has 20 departures every single day. :-) 

#97838 Otto aircrafts (Old plane choice?)

Posted by Banff on 25.03.2017 - 18:00

Day 2

Some airlines already have 70 aircrafts, slot availability is already down to only 66% in some major airports.

Honestly, I've seen better form the AS team than those ill-advised game settings.

I know that the rules are the same for all, and that I could also get cheap USSR planes, but this is supposed to be a realistic game and with all those IL-18D, the game gets 0% immersive.

This is unfortunately the first time I'm considering not refilling my credit account, and I'm quite sad about that because I think the AS team is otherwise doing an amazing work. :(

This is one of the reasons, why we have these kind of gameworlds, which restarts. It's all about gather information on how to optimize user-experience. Comments like this, are so important. Otherwise, AS doesn't know how to improve. 

Thanks for sharing your opinion.  :)