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User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 717 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6332 times:

Well, its finally here...almost. We've put the game on the web and will begin beta testing in the next few weeks. I've spent very little time on layout of the site, since I wanted to get the game mostly completed before we spent the money on a server, so suggestions on the layout are welcome. Screenshots and more features to come. Full game will be free to play. I will post a message on the Airline Empires forum when we're ready for beta-testers, however we're not ready yet.

http://www.airlineempires.com

Let me know what you think!

Ae Staff

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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6222 times:

The site looks great!

I'm really exicted about this, i remember back in '01 hearing about your project, I'm very excited you've seen this through.

On the a/c screen i was sort of wondering- why the diffrence in price and turnaround between the 328 and 328 jet? and doesn't the 747 turnaround time seem a bit steep? The froum looked a bit weird to me, lots of red X's, but that might just be my browser. Enough of that, though, I can't wait!

Go Boilers!

Doug



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User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6222 times:

Interesting about the red X's. I've used different browsers and have yet to recreate. The forum is operated by XMB, so I've not much knowledge in the inner-workings of the code behind it. I'll definately be looking into that.

A lot of the numbers for the aircraft were thrown together, and will be tweeked during beta testing. There are a few numbers you can't see, however, such as a fixed cost applied for each take-off and landing. To calculate the turn times, we used several factors such as, powerplant (turboprop/jet), seats, and typical range. The 747 and A380 both max out the equations. The reason being most 747 flights are international with long catering, fuel, cleaning, and boarding times. Granted, none of these equations have been tested yet. That's what beta is for. I see what you mean about the 328 and 328jet. I'm skeptical about the 328prop price, but can't remember what source the info came from, so I'll have to do some more research.

Thanx for the input! Keep the suggestions coming.

Ae Staff


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6158 times:

Im surprised to see some aircraft types not being offered in this game-specifically the 737-300 and -700 series, both of which are mainstays of LCC fleets!

Also, where's the A-321!?

Just my two cents!

Tony


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6153 times:

How much will it cost to get a login name? Looks like it could be pretty fun though.

User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6146 times:

The aircraft were selected for beta-testing, which means we needed a realistic sample, rather than the whole sha-bang. More will be added later, however what aircraft we offer is not our concern at the moment. Perfecting the economic models and eliminating bugs must all be completed before we add new cities or aircraft.

As far as cost for playing the game, we have every intention of keeping the game free to play. We are tossing around the idea of allowing players to "invest" in their airline, however that would only be introduced to recoup the costs of servers if ads weren't sufficient. Even if we adopted the investment idea, the game would still be free to play.

Ae


User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

I am definitely looking forward to this. Excellent work Miller22! Big grin

User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6041 times:

When does the game open? It says 25 Aug?

Looks great tho!

GoAround



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 6024 times:

Registration has been closed  Sad


What now?
User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

It just hasn't opened yet, I think.


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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Just bringing this back to the top -

when does registration open?

GoAround



GoAround
User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

We have no definite opening day for beta-testing, as we are all taking this project on part-time. We do have plans to open beta testing within a few weeks.

Ae


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3030 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5705 times:

Wow, very good website. Cant wait to see this website up and running. Good Job miller.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

It's a great website and sounds like a great game. Can't wait to play it.
Forum says beta testing will start before the end of August.

Good job guys!

DC-10


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