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Author Topic: Feature Request: Destination View Pricing  (Read 508 times)

Offline JumboShrimp

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Feature Request: Destination View Pricing
« on: May 31, 2016, 07:11:16 PM »
Could Destination View pricing work like a single route pricing?

In single route pricing, we get feedback.  It shows current price.  Determining default vs. current price, while still treated as mystery (default is not shown), it is not a complete mystery.  Pressing reset changes the price to default, and we can see it happening (cancel if we were just trying to figure out this mystery of default price).

On Destination View pricing, we are completely blind, there is no feedback.  The screen starts with default price being shown, but no information of current pricing is given (average would be fine).  Clicking on reset - seemingly does nothing, but it may actually be doing something (changing all the prices to default) but we can't see it happening.

It takes opening several tabs to determine where the pricing is (vs. default).  And if any changes are made, it takes another opening of the tab to verify that the changes were made.  We basically don't see anything useful on the Destination View pricing, rendering it either useless or an exercise in utter frustration.

Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: Feature Request: Destination View Pricing
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 05:38:35 PM »
Something as simple picture below would do the job, with zero confusion on the part of the player.

Also, one slight annoyance on Destination View:  When player closes the pricing pop-up, the Destination View refreshes, which causes player to lose place where he was.  Not refreshing would be preferable.

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Re: Feature Request: Destination View Pricing
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 10:57:49 PM »
I venture to guess that between 99% and 100% of pricing between 2 destinations in the system is all the same.

We are told that we can't have a functioning system between 2 destinations because of this < 1% of oddball pricing, half of which is unintentional (additional route started at default).

I think this should be fixed, and the system should have at least ONE fully functioning price management screen - the Destination View pricing.  Something above would work, or a better design would be welcome.

The key features of functioning pricing system:
1. Display current price (as percentage of default).  Without this everything else is completely useless.
2. Allow reset to default, with instant feedback to show it was done.  We never know when the price adjustment was actually done, partly because of #1
3. Allow price changes from default, again with instant feedback.
4. On Destination View, do not refresh the view after pricing change completes.  None of the fields displayed change as result of the pricing change.  The only thing refresh achieves is that player loses track as far as where he was.

If we have 1 functioning pricing screen, it would go a long way to making the pricing functional.

Even if other broken pricing screens, such as:
- Route planning (Airport ABC-XYZ) -> Price Management
- Single route price management from Manage Route screen
- Edit Route
are left broken, or to allow extreme masochists to tinker on these screens.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 11:01:39 PM by JumboShrimp »

 

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