Thanks for clarification, plotz!
Your explanation are helpful, although can’t say I like this change. I understand motives, which led to such change,
but it seems like heavy overreaction to me, with game dis balance consequences. With such change, I feel, most of
“aged” planes user will be penalised heavily. I’ll try to explain what bother me, please don’t take it as offence.
First of all, most important problem of the current system: order of plan generation! At the moment, as far as I can tell,
planes generated from newest to oldest, which brings huge problem for any company, who want to operate type, production
of which ceased "just" 10-15 years ago or currently run. To get to the "cheap" frames of 20+ years old, which is most interesting commodity for
any young developing company, such airline will have to spend few hundred millions(in some cases billions) just to buy
those “nearly new” 10-15 old years frames. I feel a lot of people won’t bother doing so, so this new “feature” will preclude such
wonderful types as 744 and 752 from use, and will limit possible use for a lot of smaller planes.
The rest of the things I’m not happy about are more personal, so take it with grain of salt:
This “random order generation” may be a good thing for someone, but for me it looked not that random at all. Once I get the idea of what’s going on
and when those planes are generated I was able to pitch almost everything I want, as long as I had funds for planes. It looked more like
"stay 24 hours on-line and collect all An-12 you want", which is the thing I heavily despise in any on-line game. I feel that the only type which was
affected with this “few seconds grab” was An-12, because of it’s price and limited availability, so “simple” rebalancing of type seems like much better
solution of this problem to me.
The other thing I’m complain about is lack of information about such change. It may been my miss, but I haven’t seen anything about it before Meigs start,
otherwise I would not bother with starting cargo airline in the first place.
Sorry for such long and complain posting.