1- None of the players here get paid for creating and managing an airline (unless you're Sami). In fact, we all pay to play. So this new (slower) game mode allows all of us to succesfuly run an airline without having to seat next to the PC all day tweaking our long-term decisions.
2- If the game was an undiscriminating race to the new route with barely enough demand to fill 1 plane (as in previous versions) you don't get to plan and execute a long-term strategy and seeing the dividends later on.... that is the most satisfying part!
3- Scarcity of used aircraft is a key improvement! Instead of dumping routes on 5 aircrafts at a time.... now you have to plan and squeeze every drop of juice out of each aircraft, which (in my opinion) is fun and challenging.
4- Many of the glitches in the past are fixed. Now you must be into real economic simulators to enjoy the game... more skill and knowledge involved. That should attract better players and make for interesting worlds ahead.
LASTLY - Instead of looking for immediate ratification out of your routes.... start by looking 6-months (game time) ahead and ONLY JUDGING your decisions by then. When you start a new route you have an upfront cost (navigation, etc).... you should only see the real result in the long term. Have patience.... is a lot of fun!
limited used plane is not a big problem, the new plane system make even bigger problem
I like some of the new things in V1.2, like the departure time limit is a good improve and make it more realistic; the multi base system make it more challenging (although i don't like the remove of multi legs
). But the delivery system of new plane really make me mad. I can understand every airline can only take 1 planes every month, but is this needed when the line is almost empty?
Even the delivery time is much slower now, big airlines still order more-or-less the same amount of planes. They have to wait for a longer time means the line will be clear later, this is no good to small airlines or late comer at all......and big airline will release planes later at the same time, the supply of planes will be even less. I don't think the old player advantage is weaken but even stronger now......