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Author Topic: [ok] Newbie Start feature is broken  (Read 273 times)

Offline Jona L.

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[ok] Newbie Start feature is broken
« on: August 29, 2015, 07:55:09 PM »
Heya,

as mentioned in reply to the announcement of the early days game being launched (X-REF: HERE), the newbie start feature gives an unfair advantage to those players (or 2 actually).

People choosing the easy way get 3 planes by default (as in other GWs), but since all other players are only allowed to get 2 planes on day one, that is simply the system cheating itself.

The other noticeable thing: The easy way tool chose B307 for the players, which are available only in very limited numbers as per the statistics page, and are thus rarely seen on UM. The actual number "in storage" is 59, versus a whopping 7500 available planes for DC-3.


I see 3 options to fix this error:

a) disallow easy way feature on day 1 of a GW
b) reduce easy way feature to 2 planes on day 1 of a GW
c) allow all players to receive 3 planes on day 1 (including instant delivery of all 3 planes).


cheers,
Jona L.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 08:58:15 PM by sami »

Offline Jona L.

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Re: Newbie start feature cheats on day-one of a GW.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 08:07:48 PM »
Update: The system will also go heavily in debt.

I just restarted in LHR using that system, and while generating the airline it created a negative cash of -689 600 USD.

EDIT: Added screenshot.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 08:22:46 PM by [Remover of SkyConnect] Jona L. »

Offline Jona L.

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Re: Newbie start feature cheats on day-one of a GW.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 08:11:34 PM »
Update 2: The system breaks all systems.

One of my generated routes (LL005/006) arrives in LHR at 00:30. The airport closes at 23:00.

EDIT: Added screenshots.

EDIT: Added more screenshots. Union Jack Airways has the same issue.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 08:28:57 PM by [Remover of SkyConnect] Jona L. »

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Re: Newbie Start feature is broken
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 08:39:06 PM »
- adjusted to give only 2 planes in first day (minor)

- aircraft in this start mode are NOT picked from the used market, but from the general pool - no changes.

- system has checked already that money is enough for the plane leases but did not check that it is enough for the slots too, added.

- airport arrival time curfew checker added. For all departures it has already worked since it relies on slot availability..
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 08:58:10 PM by sami »

Offline Jona L.

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Re: Newbie Start feature is broken
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2015, 08:47:05 PM »
That was quite a prompt reply and partial fix.

Thanks :)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 09:02:59 PM by [Remover of SkyConnect] Jona L. »

Online gazzz0x2z

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Re: Newbie Start feature is broken
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 07:16:00 AM »
- aircraft in this start mode are NOT picked from the used market, but from the general pool - no changes.

I guess the rationale behind this is to prevent easy start from emptying the used market? It will also make the advanced start little easier by leaving more planes on the market. I'm not sure it's a bad thing, though.

 

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