Interesting! While it only shows a very specific aspect of airline size, it can at least give a rough estimate of an airline’s worth during early stages (In my case, it’s pretty accurate). On established game worlds, where people tend to buy their fleet, it doesn’t work anymore though.
Interesting in itself, but unfortunately I don’t know how the values are calculated. According to ASRank, my main airline has a value for the fleet of almost 5.4 billion. If I look at my balance sheets, there are 3.7 billion in the deposits and 19.7 billion in the value of the purchased aircraft.
For newly launched game, the value of security deposit and flight equipment(seats) will be enough to reflect a airlines’s real financial progress. Also the reason not counting the purchased aircraft in new game is there exist a case that new player would try to buy a new plane with credit. For instance, few million can actually loan purchase a a320 into his fleet, despite airlines might bankrupt in weeks.
But for established would, current configuration seems like not good enough to reflect the real competitive power as derpendja’s case mentioned.
Purchased aircraft will be take into account of their list value in the next report for Xiguan, Hoover, Riem and Aspern.
Very appreciate the feedback from plays of established server.
The ranking it self initially was an idea to help players to achieve success in short-term world. And this is part of my spare time thing. Before it officially online, I have tested it on the past few newly launched world, and getting continues feedback from dozens of players who have pretty good strategies to improve AsRank. AsRank is trying to give a better experience for anyone in this community.
For what you are asking, AsRank is a ranking on Fleet Values, apart from the built in pax/cargo Statics. The reason AsRank would not going to account for cash at bank, terminals investment, or stock investments is same as why AirlineSim not rank all the airlines in the game by their money(cash/investment overall). It’s way too utilitarianism. I insist AirlineSim is about Airline Managing rather than only for making profit.
But your points still stand in my opinion, as I deeply understand how you gonna feel when holding billions of cash in hand while opponents does not. As I said, it was founded for short-term world initially. but I could use your suggestions and more from the community’s to help AsRank improving the quality of ranking in the next half of the year.
Can whoever created this tool please shed some light on how it works and where/how it gets its data? Note that 3rd party tools that directly access AirlineSim to read data are prohibited without prior written permission.
It’s flattered to be called as a tool. Basically, AsRank is a personal blog for now. It is inspired by AsRouteMap(@Matthias Karl), and the way it works is exactly the same method as AsRouteMap work but I feel sorry to tell the feature it has been developed probably only 1% of AsRouteMap has contributed to the community.
If more detail is required, pls don’t hesitate to PM me.