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Author Topic: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name  (Read 1251 times)

Offline Bla Razor

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2019, 01:26:34 PM »
Being a new and more casual player I'm all for having more variety in terms of GW duration. It'll definitely help attract more new players, if that's part of the goal.

Something like:
2 or 3 Long "Die-hard" GWs (50+ game years)
2 Era-based GWs (25-35 game years) - like suggested above by ZombieSlayer, just use a rotation system to have 2 out of the 3 active with a new one starting every 3-4 months
2 Special theme/challenge GWs (10-20 game years)
1 or 2 Beginner "Get your feet wet" GWs (10 game years)

If distributed equally throughout the calendar year it should give us a new GW start every 2 months or so (not counting Beginner GWs).

Also the idea about increasing in-game speed (i.e. decreasing Day length) as the GW progresses is a great one! Start with 30, going down to 20 minutes. Anyway I believe this would be quite complicated, so instead I'd just go with 25 Minutes per Day for the duration of all GWs.

Looking forward to the next Challenge game (after the Cargo one ends). Thanks for the great work of the whole AWS team.

Cheers!

 

Offline Luperco

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2019, 09:12:49 AM »
Personally I like the very long game. 1950 to 2035 like the actual GW#2 with predetermined start dates so that is easy to plan to join a new game.


About the names, I prefer fantasy names like those presented here by some players. Don't go with aseptic name like  Long game or Short game.

I particularly like the idea from alvin of the famous aviators.
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Offline Tha_Ape

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2019, 09:44:09 AM »
About the names, I prefer fantasy names like those presented here by some players. Don't go with aseptic name like  Long game or Short game.

I particularly like the idea from alvin of the famous aviators.

Yeah, but we would need to widen it and not have US names only. Damn, let's struggle a bit against US domination and demonstrate that the entire world participated in this adventure ;)
Pilots, engineers and entreprenneurs alike
Clément Ader, Valery Chkalov, Santos-Dumont, Blériot, Coanda, Mermoz, Saint Exupéry, Ninomiya Chuhachi, Vladimir Kokkinaki, Aurel Vlaicu, etc.

Offline EmilyHampstead

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2019, 09:45:00 AM »
How about these?

  • Post-9/11 America (2002-20)
  • A New Low-Cost Giant (1996-2010)
  • Aviation's Golden Age: The Americas (1959-80) (limited to North and South America)

-Emily (age 14 5/6)

Offline Zobelle

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2019, 09:57:40 AM »
I’d like to see possibly segmented games where you can choose to continue or close out at the end of that era.

Say you have a 1950 beginning but are only interested in the first 15 years. Score can be kept of each 15 year era and you will be given option to continue. — Similarly one can join at anytime within 15 year interval but will only be scored on a completed 15 year intervals (Join 1964 but only scored at 1965-1980 timeframe and any others continued forward if any)

Offline Sami

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2019, 09:03:41 PM »
The famous person name theme sounds good. But how can we differentiate the short and long games already by name, so it's immediately obvious which is which?

Offline schro

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2019, 09:32:34 PM »
The famous person name theme sounds good. But how can we differentiate the short and long games already by name, so it's immediately obvious which is which?

First names (short) vs Last names (long)?

Offline freshmore

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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2019, 09:37:09 PM »
Personally I don't think there is anything wrong with the Jet Age/DOTM/Modern Times/Fly to the Future names for shorter games and just appending that to the "Gameworld (Insert famous name here)" works.

Another thought is to take the create 3 categories of short, medium and advanced length, along with a 3 part bar coloured green, yellow and red. The coloured bar acts as an easy way to see the length of a world in a more generic way, without resorting to calling a world Long or Short of whatever. Along with this, a descriptor of the challenges faced in each.

Short - Short Length Gameworld where long term fleet planning is not necessary.
Medium - Medium Length Gameworld where spanning two generations of commercial aircraft, where fleet changes will likely be necessary.
Advanced - Long Length Gameworld which spans multiple generations of commerical aircraft, long term fleet planning and multiple fleet changes will be necessary in this gameworld.

Something a bit like that, although descriptions might be in need of a little work. Beginners World, I would keep calling Beginners World, rather than Gameworld.

With the longer Gameworlds, you could say they are in need of their own name, rather than changing over time, I like "Airline Generations" although, "The Age of Flight," something that signifies the length of time covered without getting a specific as the others.

So a new longer gameworld, could be "Gameworld Amelia - Airline Generations" with a full Red bar signifying the world is of advanced length, along with a description, probably in the "See Details" section, of what that means.

A Short one would be "Gameworld Amelia - Jet Age" for something covering 1955-1976 with a 2/3 yellow bar signifying world is of Medium length, again, along with a description.


Offline wilian.souza2

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2019, 10:18:50 PM »
I was thinking about 25-year-long gameworlds named by theme. I'd like to play a 25-year challenge because it will challenge us on making good long-term strategy and will take away the boredom that comes when we have consolidated our businesses. The themes would be:

1) The Heyday (1945-1970), covers the boom of aviation, with cheap fuel and lots of inovations coming around;
2) Upside Down (1970-1995), covers the 2 big fuel crisis and the subsequent glorious times of the yuppies;
3) Modern Business (1995-2020), covers the aviation days from right before 9/11 to the current times;
4) Futurology (2020-2045), covers the future. This gameworld could be punctuated by random future events, like new countries being created or merging together, open skies for economic regions other than EU, ccountries requesting chapter 4 and (why not?) some fantasy aircraft being randomly launched...

Offline EmilyHampstead

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2019, 10:16:37 AM »
How about these?

  • The Virtual Ryanair (1984-2018) - a special game where airlines must try to do exactly what Ryanair did, between 1984 and 2018, in real life. Restricted to the Schengen area, Morocco, Israel, and Jordan. First airline to join special game must start in Dublin.
  • Return of Pan Am (1992-2017) - a special game where the first airline to join must become the new Pan Am by starting with the same routes as the latter did back in 1986. Airport closures may make it less easier than it may seem.

-Emily (age 14 5/6)

Offline deovrat

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Re: Renewed AirwaySim game worlds - Give them a name
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2019, 06:42:05 AM »
Are any of these proposed changes scheduled to be implemented in time for the (new) GW2 which should be on course to start in about 2 weeks?

 

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