Game World #4
I want to use the L-1011 as an example. The L-1011 500 new price is now around 58 million USD. On the used market it goes for 65 million to 80 million by AI brokers. (No players are selling them). This wouldn't be a problem if I was able to buy the aircraft new, but I can't because of an artificial limit. It says I have too many aircraft on order. The extend leases option seems to calculate prices on what it's worth on the used market. Becauase when I extend the leases on my planes, the updated lease price on my 8 year old plane is the same as a brand new one from the factory. And since I can't buy new, used prices stay artificially high. This doesn't make any sense at all.
These artificial limits are really making the whole Airwaysim feel constrained and unnatural and less fun. I'm talking about the max planes on order and especially the fleet commonality bumps that are at several hundred percent. By adding constraints like this, other problems arise. Like the one I mentioned above. The reason I have so many planes on order is that I have to stick with so few types, due to the artificial fleet commonality limit. If I could add different fleet types, I wouldn't have to account for exchanging the fleets with deliveries 15-20 years into the future. So because of one artificial limit, it makes me run into another artificial limit. My hairs are turning gray. Please Sami, remove these limits. There's a thread from 2012 where you say you'll change the Fleet Commonality limit, but it's still the same.