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Mars Mission/ the 4th space endeavour

Discussion in 'Airport City Feature Requests & Suggestions' started by KNJM17, 19 January 2018.

  1. KNJM17

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    First of all, i want to make it clear to everyone, that this is not my idea. I saw someone talking about it somewhere on forum, but I have been playing with the thought.

    This thread comes from the Cargo Plane thread where the following was posted:


    So, cathing the ball from @Navigata07, here is the thread about Mars ;)

    My suggestion is this:

    Gather 5000 points. You have 36 hours, and the trip it self takes 36 hours as well.
    1st gets 40 silver tokens, and 3 gold tokens, plus a combo of launch items, fuel and parts of a collection for a new awesome item-dropping building, kinda like what we have with Water World right now - OR: Any better suggestion from any of you guys ;)

    2nd and 3rd get 20 Silver and 1 Gold tokens, and the fuel/launch item/ collection item (high change)

    4th and 5th gets 15 Silver tokens, and the fuel/launch item/ collection item (average change)

    6th, 7th, 8th gets 10 silver and fuel/launch item

    Remainders get 5 Silver tokens.

    2 things that come to my mind:
    1: I just critised @andy8758 's idea for being to familiar to what we have, and now I've had a similar idea ;)
    So either, we need to come up with and idea to change the way we launch (but not too much) or I should "defend myself" with the argument that there is only 3 space flights right now, but hundreds of regular plane flights... So I'd argue that space could do with a boost ;)

    2: @Navigata07 you had an idea for a building? Tell me more!

    Also, I want to incorporate the International Space Station somehow... Maybe in the future, we could do a 1500 point launch to that, and then from there do 3-5000 point launches to planets further away....

    So many options!
     
  2. Navigata07

    Navigata07 150+ Star Club Active Member

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    The one thing that made yours stand out is the introduction of gold tokens as rewards for placing in the top 3. That in itself makes it stand out from the rest. A new launch item is cool too, but I would rather an improvement on the common items; make them a bit more attractive. Maybe 12 pts every 12 mins and 24 pts every 24....something like that.

    As for my idea, you can see the thread here:
    http://www.airportcitygame.com/threads/build-launch-items-aerospace-laboratory.20844/
     
  3. KNJM17

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    @Navigata07 Copy on the building, i like the idea (Y) (Y)

    As for "upgrading" the existing launch items, I'm all in, but I would be happy with just half of the current times - 12 pts in one hour or 24 pts in two. You know, to make it easier to convince GI ;)

    I'd like a new item for 60 pts at 5 or 10 minutes say.... a "Rocket Fuel Booster" or something like that.

    I'm starting to work two ideas - The Mars mission and the "Further into space" part. But I'm struggeling to imange how an ISS/ Space Hub would work in practice in the game. Any ideas, anyone?
     
  4. Navigata07

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    The ISS idea isn't bad, but it would be hard to do a follow-up launch with the same people; life gets in the way too easily. The ISS would be perfect for launch group members, but not everyone groups together to do launches...or has the capability to.
     
  5. andy8758

    andy8758 150+ Star Club VIP Flyer Active Member

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    @KNJM17 - criticism is not a crime lol. Ideas need to be punched out in the forum, and debated. I like the Mars Mission, but frankly I want the game to just keep developing. The original Microsoft Flight Simulator is still being given lots of new planes, landscapes, and adventures after 30 years. Even after Microsoft gave up on it! Lets see if more of our ideas can inspire GIS. They took on helicopters, and succeeded in creating an entirely new concept of flight management - I dont think this forum has yet shown much recognition of the entirely new style of play required to succeed with the helicopter missions. Lets keep the ideas flowing. :watching:
     
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  6. Yes in 2016 i remember there is also a post about Mars mission and GI maybe work on it i think, but not for this year many players waiting for this update.

    Is there QL after completing the 100 flights or 200 flights ?
     
  7. KNJM17

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    @andy8758 I agree with you, the Helicopters haven't got the recognition they deserve. Lots of people complain about them being heavy on resources, but so is launching Condors 30 times a day. They give good awards and managing them requires more planning and i definatly a challenge :)

    If it were up to me, we'd have both Cargo Plans, Mars, @Captain WH Rollins 's new buildings and so on - the more the merryer ;) With that said, iI haven't even begun to do excavation maps or anything - there is still a lot of content in this game for me :)

    @Husam Yes, there would still be QL's every 100 launches, but i think that with the Mars mission being longer and taking more resources, maybe you could have a QL at 150, 250, 350, and so on, as well.
     
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    andy8758 150+ Star Club VIP Flyer Active Member

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    @KNJM17 - actually a Mars mission may be getting ahead of ourselves a little. We should be building a space station first. This can only be done as part of an alliance, but it will allow missions to the space station, to build it, man it, and run experiments with collection items as rewards. Then once your alliance has a working space station, you can access new missions - exploration of outer planets, asteroid belts, sun probes. Of course this being developed by GIS, expect it to be expensive. A mission to explore Saturns rings will cost your Alliance 100,000 points, a black hole visit, 1,000,000 points. The rewards though will be equally high. A QL "pack" for the Captain, 20 gold tokens, and access to new high speed S5 aircraft. Actually this idea has massive potential for difficult missions with excellent rewards.
     
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    A million points? Wonder how long it would take to accumulate all of that? Very interesting. It would certainly increase alliance participation. I wouldnt even think about doing that until I achieved my other goals though.
     
  10. andy8758

    andy8758 150+ Star Club VIP Flyer Active Member

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    That's the whole point of good game development - I would probably not have an interest in that at the moment, but with another year of playing? Possibly yes. A good game challenges players at all levels. A great game keeps experienced players coming back. I am already at a lofty level 65, but I have enormous challenges to complete - I am still adrift of QL membership, and I am only just getting a hold of the Mesoamerica missions. But what happens when I complete those? Airport City has the potential to be a sophisticated challenge to players at the highest levels - that is why the flight simulator market is so robust.
     
  11. So a red launch throws the shuttle into orbit to meet the ISS at 400km above the Earth. 3000 pts of fuel. Now we’re going to Mars - 54.6 million km away. 5000 pts? I’d suggest that GI will make it a lot harder than that. 10000? 20000? Points, maybe? Something that can’t be done solo and will require lots of players to invest lots of fuel. AND you want gold tokens for 1/2/3? It’ll be a hell of a lot tougher than you’re hoping. They don’t like giving that stuff away easily. Has anyone been taking note of the helo expansion? Lots of work, little reward.
     
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