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Freeloaders and stowaways?

Discussion in 'Space Launch Questions' started by teraph, 16 May 2018.

  1. teraph

    teraph Active Member

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    I've seen the terms freeloader and stowaway used on the forum. Since those terms seem somewhat derogatory, I just assumed that most launchers wanted those joining to make a significant contribution unless a launch thread said otherwise. This old thread suggests otherwise: http://www.airportcitygame.com/threads/hijackers-and-protocol.15044/#post-201499

    Do the forum members here have any strong feelings about someone joining a launch with limited resources?
     
  2. I always welcome "free-loaders", as I have been one quite a few times myself. Yes, that is somewhat of a derogatory term. Usually I start launches because I need fuel for my planes. Anyone who joins - even if they only put in a few points - is welcome. Even those who join, and don't put in any points. If you join a QL party, you'll see many people putting in 48-96 points or less, with higher points by those who want higher positions. I don't think anyone complains about those who join with fewer points. If certainly doesn't affect the starter, and it allows those with fewer resources to gain some fuel, coins & possibly water world collections (red launches).
     
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  3. Agree with @crescent moon. i dont mind anybody joining my launches with low points. We have all started somewhere and at the beginning dont have too much to items to launch with, and are welcome of the odd fuel50 here and there and 3000 coins is like having life savings.
    What irks is people who ‘hijack’ first or second spot when it is clear the people already in those positions want/need/have planned for those spots, they get kicked from launch and neighbours list.
    If you ensure you have forum members only in your neighbours list you shouldn’t come across the ‘hijacking’ issue but will get a number of players who will join with low points (as long as you have a good neighbour list) thus saving you launch fuel
     
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  4. Steveb

    Steveb 150+ Star Club Active Member

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    Anytime I start a launch I am fully prepared to add all the fuel myself, so if anyone joins even if they put zero points, I genuinely have no issues with at all.
     
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  5. I have joined a lot of your launches (red) and usually I put 96 - 500. Its being very big help for me. I just got my first QL and good amount of silver tokens. Now I am doing my own launches and from time to time join like this low points. Thanks a lot @Steveb
     
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  8. I was often a stowaway. Sometimes 48 points helps. Besides hackers are the problem, not stowaways.
     
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  9. RicoB92

    RicoB92 New Member

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    I'm a "freeloader" as well. IMO, when I don't drop any QL, I'm not the person to overtake someone who is dropping a QL in the launch. Same thing for filling up the last bits of a launch, I'm not the one doing it, the QL dropping person should do that, because they know if there will join another QL.
     
  10. If you in multiple QL launches with the very frequent launchers it’s expected that non QL players only put in a small amount. As everyone else has said I see zero issues with it
     
  11. Captain WH Rollins

    Captain WH Rollins 150+ Star Club Active Member

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    There is a new section, recently written and inserted, into the following user guide - The Space Program - Green, Blue and Red Launch Flights (link below) which deals with the subject of How To Deal With Open Launch Hi-Jackers - it is a step guide. When I find the time, I plan to created a new and stand alone thread on this important subject which effects so many forum members who are new to the game of Airport City.

    www.airportcitygame.com/threads/the-space-program-green-blue-and-red-launch-flights.20076/

    Regards
    Captain WH Rollins
     
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  12. Steveb

    Steveb 150+ Star Club Active Member

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    That’s great to hear!!! I am truly happy that I was of some help to you!!!
     
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