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Author Topic: Game Speed (length of day)  (Read 368 times)

Offline JumboShrimp

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Game Speed (length of day)
« on: March 24, 2016, 07:57:59 PM »
Currently, the day length varies from 20 to 35 RL minutes per game day, depending on the game year.

I think the game speed should work differently:

When the game world starts (no matter what year), the game day should be 35 minutes.  It should accelerate to 20 minutes per day.  Maybe 30 minutes after 5 years, 25 after 10 years, 20 after 15 years (until the end of the game world)

When the game world starts, there is a lot to do for the player.  Later on, say last 10 years between 2020-2030, players just upgrade / swap some aircraft, occasionally add a flight.  There is not really a lot to do.  Faster speed later on would be an antidote to boredom.

Offline SAUR E. SAUR

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Re: Game Speed (length of day)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 09:18:38 PM »
35 min days curently in GW#3 is a killer. Nothing to do. I think 20 or 30 is good. As a side benefit, it's also easier to calculate when in real time a plane comes in, etc...

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Game Speed (length of day)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 09:39:46 PM »
It really depends on how often you can connect to the game. The 15 minutes speed of the cargo test game is really insane. You can buy 3 used planes every 2h20m of real time. 35 minutes is quieter.

I guess the most active players would love 15 min day in a real competitive world. But for players who can connect only once or twice per day, it would be unplayable.

Offline [ATA] Hassel

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Re: Game Speed (length of day)
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 09:50:59 PM »
... As a side benefit, it's also easier to calculate when in real time a plane comes in, etc...

if you press the clock you get a new window with a time converter, this can be very useful with these longer gw

Offline SAUR E. SAUR

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Re: Game Speed (length of day)
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 12:12:56 AM »
Oh I know, but I like to "guesstimate":)

Offline sam12t

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Re: Game Speed (length of day)
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 02:01:57 AM »
I agree, later on in the game it does get a bit boring

 

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