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Author Topic: [-] New Airline Company image Stuck at 20  (Read 328 times)

Offline MenyBethTerry

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[-] New Airline Company image Stuck at 20
« on: June 27, 2016, 12:09:11 PM »
My airline image stuck at 20 almost 7 weeks with 2 active ads. Can you check this out sami?  :-\
« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 01:10:35 PM by Sami »

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Re: New Airline Company image Stuck at 20
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 01:10:31 PM »
Not a bug, it takes time before the CI of a new airline starts to go up from the initial level.

Offline Alba

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Re: [-] New Airline Company image Stuck at 20
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 03:48:22 PM »
Yeah I was going to post the same but glad you answered, How long does it take? Spending over $2M a month on new airline maintaining it.

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Re: [-] New Airline Company image Stuck at 20
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 04:26:28 PM »
So, the actual issue that is in play is the boost being provided to new airlines that are late joiners to a game world.

In a NEW game world, all airlines start with a CI of 5 that will drop quickly if marketing campaigns are not added. If marketing campaigns are added, then over time, a 20-30 CI is achievable in say, 3-6 game months. In an ONGOING game world, a new entrant is given an initial boost, in this case, to a CI of 20, that will hold steady at the 20 as a minimum number until it is otherwise exceeded by the usual climb of marketing dollars and time spent.

Given the above function, you can throw all the dollars you want at marketing when you join an ongoing game world, but realistically, because CI is a function of both marketing AND time, you won't be in a position to exceed the initial CI floor for a while. So, what's happening is that new players that don't understand how this works are piling more and more funds into marketing to try to impact it, and seeing no apparent result and filing these bug reports.

Alba - you really shouldn't spend more than 10% of your total revenue on marketing if you expect to be profitable in this game... that should be more than enough to get you a high CI over time.

Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: [-] New Airline Company image Stuck at 20
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 05:06:13 PM »
Or, the new player can use this as an "exploit", and spend nothing until they see the CI dropping, and then start a campaign.

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: [-] New Airline Company image Stuck at 20
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 06:30:49 AM »
Or, the new player can use this as an "exploit", and spend nothing until they see the CI dropping, and then start a campaign.

Though entering an existing game is rather tough. Maybe it's an exploit, but in current GW3, the 2 last newcomers in JFK didn't last one year.

But the problem is, a real newbie won't know the exploit, and will get lost. A veteran will use the exploit at its profit.

 

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