i also have c46 and they are really nice.
also the bristol wayfarer......
and i have 2x more slots as my competitor in chicago.....
so. thats the game.
THI definitely is hogging slots. As my first time really experiencing it, I can definitely say that it does feel like it detracts from the game to have a competitor running 80+ planes with another 60+ on order, not one even 100 pax capacity, operated from the world's busiest airport (historically, not sure if it is considered so in the sim right now). I personally don't feel the strategy is an any way truly competitive or sporting as it requires nothing but a commitment to coming to the computer every 35 mins to order 2 more of whatever cheap planes you can find on the market. That feeling aside though, I just want to be clear that I do recognize it as an allowed way of playing the game, so my beef isn't with THI in choosing to use an allowed strategy, but lies with the development of this sim and the broken system that we currently have. I have seen some suggestions on how to prevent this as I feel it has no place in the sim. In the real world, airlines don't get away with it. Small planes don't bring the pax handling revenue the airports want and don't provide the income from fuel and catering sales the larger planes do. Even if a contract is locking a slot to an airline, a governing body can step in and take away the slots to be put on lottery for airlines that would use the slot to fill an actual public need at an appropriate level for the demand.
I hope 1.3 brings some realism in this area and makes it so I don't feel like I should be wishing THI an unfortunate accident.... oh, sorry, that could be taken the wrong way. I don't want him dead or anything, just something like a family member messing on the computer and bankrupting his company so I can get some slots I want. On a completely
unrelated note, could a game developer be held as an accessory to a murder provoked by a game?