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Author Topic: Is this game better than AirlineSim?  (Read 2871 times)

JohnLiam

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Re: Is this game better than AirlineSim?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2018, 04:10:23 PM »
There's also a point that I found interesting when I saw the game previews - some kind of class restriction for aircrafts - like, you can't fly a very small aircraft from one big airport to another big airport, for example - which I find very effective in preventing route spamming that is kind of common here. And there's also the stock market feature. The only points that I didn't like, and made me ultimately not play it, was the real time simulation and its price!

I've made calculations and counted the cash needed to be spent to be ale to play for eight weeks. AirlineSim is more affordable.

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Re: Is this game better than AirlineSim?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2018, 04:58:16 PM »
I've made calculations and counted the cash needed to be spent to be ale to play for eight weeks. AirlineSim is more affordable.

If you are buying credits by small increment, it is usually a lot more expensive than buying in bulk.  I tend to buy the biggest amount of credits during Christmas sale, and then I am good for next year or two years.

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Re: Is this game better than AirlineSim?
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2019, 08:09:31 PM »
I've been on Airlinesim for years, and the only negative I can say is that the game has been discovered by gamers and is no longer the home of airlinenerds like myself.
I've been on airwaysime for a few weeks now, and I still don't see how you can actually do something on here. You lease a plane, you'll lose money, you wait until you make  money, you lease a plane, you lose money again, and you wait... a lot of waiting. You have no control on what's happening, you go to a labourous system to try and find how a route or plane perform and maybe take some corrective action...

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Re: Is this game better than AirlineSim?
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2019, 08:25:44 PM »
I've been on Airlinesim for years, and the only negative I can say is that the game has been discovered by gamers and is no longer the home of airlinenerds like myself.
I've been on airwaysime for a few weeks now, and I still don't see how you can actually do something on here. You lease a plane, you'll lose money, you wait until you make  money, you lease a plane, you lose money again, and you wait... a lot of waiting. You have no control on what's happening, you go to a labourous system to try and find how a route or plane perform and maybe take some corrective action...

It depends on which level of simulation you prefer and to what level of detail.  AWS is a CEO strategy level game, you don't typically micromanage a single flight and its employees.  That's too far removed from the main focus of being a CEO of an airline.

As far as the interface, it is just a question of getting used to it, and learning where the information you are looking for is.  So just a question of giving it some time, and then you will know exactly where to find the information you are looking for.

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Re: Is this game better than AirlineSim?
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2019, 12:15:36 PM »
I spent half a month on AirlineSim and honestly, I'm very disappointed with their demand system. The pax there can pay 300% of the original price as long as you can treat them royalty. I wanted a sim where pax also values low price over services. AirlineSim's got no marketing mechanism too. So in your opinion, what's more complete>

In my opinion you should try this AirwaySim (AWS) game and though it might be more expensive, I'd say its definitely worth the extra.  yes there are some features which AWS game doesn't have which AirlineSim does... but developments are at this moment happening we are informed. 

One thing I would point out since you specifically mentioned it - Advertising.  I have mentioned it in other topics before, but the advertising in this AWS game to me is far from well proportioned.  It costs a fortune and when I see an airline who has a Company Image (CI) of only 16% competing on a long-haul route with old A330s and they have an exact same proportion of the route market as I do with new 787s, yet I spend a huge fortune to maintain my CI at 100% - that tells me (despite numerous protestations from some folk and AWS management at my previous complaints about this) that the marketing system is poor on this game. Also - it appears to offer exciting alternative advertising strategies (newspapers / TV / Internet...) but there is zero strategy in that... it only boils down to how much money you spend in total which makes any difference to your CI.

But like I said - on the whole, this is a much better sim game than the others and we are hopeful of even more improvements. Yes I'm one who always likes to flag-up where things imo need fixing, but that doesn't detract from the overall great features in this game, so spend the money and come and try it out properly mate.

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Re: Is this game better than AirlineSim?
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2019, 02:33:56 PM »
I do not like to start comparing different products here at our forums. I've never really used that software; they have their thing and we have our thing, and AirwaySim's continuous development and improvement happens based on what we feel is the best way to go forward and not by comparisons or copying. And especially the help and "challenge" from the community here is one of the big driving forces.

However. I do have to stop right here, and say that according to my calculations AirwaySim is considerably cheaper to play.

Their website lists pricing strucure as follows "4 credits per day, 50 Cr costs 1.8e and 2000 Cr costs 62.4e". If we do a simple comparison on two scenarios, one where you play 60 days and another where you play 500 days, the result is that in both cases AirwaySim is more affordable to play! And in the long scenario (500 days) by a whopping margin of 40% cheaper here at AWS!


Math #1, single game / single airline played for 60 real days:
- AirwaySim: 60 days => 8,5 weeks => 5 Credits to join (incl first week) and then 1 Cr per week => 13 Cr total needed => Pack of 10+3 Credits costs 7.7e. Cost per day is 0.128e per day.
- Another product: 60 days => 4 Cr per day => 240 Cr needed => Total price 8.3e (250 Cr is the closest pack they have and it costs 8.6e). Cost per day is 0.138e.

==> AirwaySim is about 8% cheaper when played for 60 days.

(If we include the trial period (7 or 14 days) in the first scenario (60 days), then cost of AirwaySim is 8 Credits (4.9e) and the alternative product costs 180 Credits (6.2e). AWS is some 20% cheaper.)


Math #2, single game / single airline played for 500 real days:
- AirwaySim: 500 days => 71,5 weeks => 5 Cr to join (incl first week) and then 1 Cr per week => 76 Cr total needed => Total cost 37.7e (50+20+6cr). Cost per day is only 0.075e!
- Another product: 500 days => 4 Cr per day => 2000 Cr needed => Total price 62.4e, or 0.125e per day. 40% more expensive.

==> AirwaySim is 40% cheaper when played in the long run (500 days).

This simple math does not take into account the even bigger bulk discounts for large Credit pack purchases at AirwaySim, making it even more affordable (and all-in-all the sums in question are small, less than 10 cents per day). AirwaySim's marketing has always been speaking that it costs roughly about 0.1e/usd per day to play, depending on the length of your session and what kind of discount Credit pack you purchase. This hasn't changed in years.


In any case please do not belive such commando marketing tactics claiming AWS would be somehow the expensive one.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 02:43:11 PM by Sami »

 

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