In reference to the latest news posted to the site, how long the next Game World #4 (starting June 13th) should be?
The planned short early days scenario is also supposed to be a cargo test game (IF everything goes as planned), but I am not supposed to tell this yet..ahem...
Why not make the game a dedicated test server again, if you want to live test the new feature? And also, why make the test game in an era where air cargo is even less used than passenger travel (in relation to now)?
An immediate post World War 2 starting date would be interesting ( to me) . That is the era when civil aviation took hold, and all the surplus DC 3, DC 4, C 46 were quite important and necessary..as the DC 6 was sill a pipe dream. It would increase the difficulty level cus there would be one more fleet change to make thru the game and planning would have to be done gingerly. Adding some relatively unknown types like the Languedoc , SAI Marchetti, Super DC 3 would be fun too!
I am with seatta on this one, 1945-203X would be very interesting indeed.
I was not looking at the total scores for each potential starting year either, as the votes were for the unique combinations (voting 1950 to 2030 or 1950 to 2020 does not equal that they both want a 1950-2030 game).
To be fair, I voted for 1950-2020 as well, but changed my vote after realizing the lower options were -2030... maybe someone else also made that mistake, and not realize it?
Also, if you play to 2020, you can just as well continue another decade, or just drop out. No one is forced to play to the end, same as no one is forced to join on day one.
IMO the best option would be to offer the wide range, and let people use only the eras they are interested in.
The point of the end date of 2030 for me isn't so much about any futuristic planes coming after the current (real life) era, but rather the realistic option to actually move to 4th-gen jets. With the long games airlines tend to be larger by the time they reach the 2010s, thus needing a much larger number of those new planes to replace their current, old planes. That is barely possible even when maximizing the UM capacities (that pesky 3/week rule) through alliance support in ordering planes. Some issue about production rates being to inflexible, but that is for another time...
Maybe some of the people interested in the 1970 scenario never played from the 50s, and realize later -after trying it- that they may want to start 20yrs earlier. Maybe they just don't have an idea about the planes you can use, and just voted for what they are used to. -Just throwing that out there-