Hi guys and girls.
Just started MT7 after doing fairly well in BW so fairly new to the game. This is also the first time I have started a new world at the start of the game.
I have based myself in HND and I am struggling to see how someone like me is supposed to be able to grow and compete and get slots.
I started off leasing two aircraft on day one. Then things were going well and two more aircraft came along. When I went to program them I discovered all the slots of gone! (my fault lesson learnt I thought). The game has been going nearly a week real time and I have only just been able to get slots for these aircrafts to fly routes. I further discovered this was by sheer luck/timing as ALL the slots were gone within THREE minutes so I must have clicked on the slot page as it refreshed!
Im not sure if this is a query, question or observation but how are those people who can't spend 24/7 clicking refresh supposed to grow at these bases unless someone goes bust?
I work shifts and therefore have a decent amount of time off but still not enough it seems to be able to stand a fair chance at growth. I have been working a bit the last week but still had plenty of time to spend on here. I watched the departure rate grow steadily, but still no slots for me!
I know that Sami tries hard to make the game realistic, but also adds unrealistic features in the interest of fairness and good game play. This system seems to allow only those people with the time to grab all the slots, something that would not be aloud in real life in most parts of the world (competition regulation). It seems neither fair to those who cannot spend a huge amount of time on here. Surly a better system could be used, at least for the first game year. In the current situation I'm in fear of ordering new aircraft as I may not be able to get enough slots to use them!
I hope this doesn't sound to much like a rant as I think the game is fantastic and well thought out. This is the first thing I've come across that has frustrated me a little.