Welcome to Historia !
This new server has a specific idea in mind: we want to start with the most retro aircraft possible and make our way towards current times. You will be able to operate the B707 or DC8 all the way to the A350ULR and A220 !
How about running a Tristar airline in the 80s ?
The concept is simple: we start in 1970. At a certain variable pace, the world evolves from 1970 to 2023+. There are milestone which coincide with specific interesting years for aviation, either event-related or plane technology.
You start with B707, DC9s, Old (but extremely cheap) turboprops from post WWII, Ilyoushin quadroprops, B727/737 first generations. Soon, the 1975 approach and the first alternative jet planes are manufactured. The soviet gets come. The 1980s show a big diversity of planes. Better turboprop come, with better image and fuel consumption, and Airbus appears and shakes the market, while soviet design improve as well. Older planes will disappear from the catalogue, but you will be able to keep them. If that is a good idea is up to you: should you renew your fleet, or should you invest in more efficient and attractive planes?
Another important aspect is real-events of the aviation economy will unfold. There will be variable load factors during downturns. Oil crisis ? Gulf war ? 9/11 ? Yes, you might need to be prepared and keep a bit of cash, like real airlines do!
Also, if you want to opt-in for it (understand: this is not mandatory) we will have players participate in silly parallel mechanics where the oldest fleets will have an increased chance of having a simulated crash happen and an associated cost to it. They will need to publicly apologize in the name of their airline for bad management. There might be hacking, there might be near misses… Who knows Again this is optional, if you prefer chilling without thinking about saving extra money for crashes, you do not need to sign up for this.
Finally we would like to mention we do plan on introducing two new features on request to simulogics:
1. Noise ban will be lifted. Otherwise, the oldest planes cannot fly in noise restricted airports (the European ones mostly.
2. The 5th rule will be worldwide. Meaning: technically speaking, any airline will be able to operate anywhere in the world, like they used to do in the 1970/80s. We will control and avoid world spread of big players, the idea being more the ability to more or less recreate the historical spread of airlines in the early years before planes were able to fly 15h.
PanAm’s network will be possible, albeit with a few rules to avoid world domination.
If you are interested, below are the specific rules, and before that here is the discord link:
Welcome to Historia!