Thursday, December 9, 2010

In Summary: WHAT THE FUCK!

Yeah I've been quite quiet...I could use the legitimate excuse of work...and most anyone would understand but that isn't the case...well it is but I have always made time for this game and the people in it. I could talk about all the hard work that's being put in to the continuation of this game...and I could be right about it...but to say that would be a complete and total assumption. For the past 2 weeks I have no idea what the hell is going on...only that whatever is or isn't has completely and totally fucked my "hard work" up...what do i mean you ask? Oh well I'll be happy to share since I'm so done with this cloak and dagger bullshit of what can and can't be shared and what will and won't be fixed.

Just over 2 weeks ago in the name of "troubleshooting" I sold my parked aircraft all 2000 concordes and 220 Tu Concorde clones...along with the extra 188 a380s. Taking my fleet down to 503 aircraft 501 flying a380s one a318 and one 737bbj. All went as planned the staff were reduced by the correct amount I received the exact amount of money due...all was awesome and good in the world.
Phase 2 Fire all excess staff and sell all 501 a380s...as some of you know you can't fire all of your staff because of 1 of 2 reasons 1: your remaining staff will strike before you reach zero preventing you from doing so...or that bug that just says "fuck you no you can't fire anymore" ok it doesn't actually say that but you know what i'm talking about...and if you don't take my word for it.
Phase 3 rebuy aircraft...and this is where the proverbial shit hits the fan...please note before i started to repurchase I had 1.6trillion in the bank waiting to be spent...I buy 10 a380s and then i buy 10 more 10 more 10 more...and so on until i'd purchased 100...the money displayed was dropping by the correct amounts my staff was rising by the correct amounts...all was good right?...(this is where you nod and say "yep") forgetting what number i was on i click my fleet page...and there they are 100 a380s and 1 each of the previously listed. finding my number i return to buy 401 more...doing so I go to set my routes...what's this i need to buy a plane first?...i have 503 total aircraft each one with a fully trained crew that is paid by the day to sit there...i have aircraft...plenty of aircraft...

Alas the game refused to agree...so what do i do...wait and see if it changes after maintenance? sell them all off and try it again?...nah i'll wait it's a maint issue it will get worked out...i mean this was all to find a bug right? guess i found one right?...so maintenance comes and goes...i get to work...do some shit and say hey let's go set some routes and make some money....i log into the game...read my mail (thank you again to my understanding investors that had no issue with going from a 16k stock value to a 9k stock value) and then check my fleet...fleet "2" routes "0" wait what the hell? 2 i just bought 501 a380s yesterday...my account reflects that...so i said fuck it...i'll just go buy 100 more and take it up with the dev later...i buy 100 a380s check my fleet page...no new aircraft still just the same 2..."oh well this is just some perfect bullshit" i say to myself...actually it was outloud thankfully i'm always saying that so no one decided to ask what the issue was...i don't need to explain that i'd wasted billions on planes that don't exist.

So i put all of this in an email and send it off...keeping my personal opinion and view out of it (yeah i'm just that fucking capable) and i wait...and wait...and wait. nothing no fix no resolution...nothing changes...well the next day i catch dev online and bend his ear about it...then we get to talking about the other bugs and issues...and how basically whatever glitches are left will have to work themselves out...i said "hmmm while i can appreciate and understand that stance...i have a small issue regarding my game...in summary i'm not able to play" and that was all that was said.

So as of now I don't play AIRLINE manager I play just "manager" I have 1100ish employees most of which are on strike I still have 750ish billion in cash (mostly small bills 5's and 20's) that I and my employees roll around in...I have 2 aircraft that I drag race on weekends....so far the a318 is winning in the quarter mile. Testing for cargo is over...or at least for me it's been taken down off the beta server...so either that means it's complete or it's been pushed back again...just felt like i needed to vent and after all this is the fucking place i created to do so...only this time i'm not ripping on other players but the game itself...oh and if you are looking for me...i'm ruling the trivia room.

10 comments:

  1. OMG, Matt that is crap if he can do this to you what chance do any off us stand. The fact you wrecked your airline for his benefit and he has basically turned round and kicked you in the balls,He surely must realize that the players that have kept track of the movers and shakers will continue to point these airlines out when they reach the top ten etc. Which will only lead to more tension on the boreds

    Dan Dare

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  2. I read all of the above.... and truly my heart bleeds for you.. I would be spitting feathers!!! but I have a question... Did I get this right.. YOU are ruling the Trivia room??? Pishposh!!! lol!

    Knuckles

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  3. Wow I was looking at your fleet and wondering what happened too!! I figured something really weird must have happened too!!

    Pangloss

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  4. wow Matt that really sucks; i had some issue with negative staff and loosing chunks of money too; but not near what you have experienced.
    mate this is really bad, no chance of the dev fixing this?
    Keep up the spirit , breath deeply inhale fresh air and hope for the best.

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  5. this is a bunch of bUllshit man, this is really mean- how come they don't help you with that as you are the testing guy for is other issues?
    I bet ya that's major anoying and now even unable to fly at all. arrggghh.
    my sorrow is with you, get the tray and smack emhh.
    Shilo

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  6. Well Matt there will soon be a reckoning I suggest unless the dev pops up and is FAR MORE transparent and forthright

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  7. What the hell are they doing in Denmark? Snow shoveling? Skating? It can not be that the Dev ignored all of those players who have made the game to that what it is today. With criticism, suggestions and not least with money.

    Matt, i guess that lending you a trillion $ will not help you because you have enough money on your account so...

    Shall I send you a couple of Cargo A 380? with tons of popcorn, cocktails, Ottersteaks??? ;)

    Wolpi

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  8. Perhaps Dev the dead subscribes to this :
    Development By Denial (DBD) - Everybody pretends there is a method for what’s being done, and that things are going ok, when in reality, things are a mess and the process is on the floor. The worse things get, the more people depend on their denial of what’s really happening, or their isolation in their own project, to survive.

    Software doesn’t just appear on the shelves by magic. This program appearing inside the facebook monster along with the indecipherable FAQ and 12-paragraph disclaimer notice actually came to you by way of an elaborate path, through the most rigid quality control on the planet. Here, shared for the first time with the general public, are the inside details of the Airline manager program development cycle.

    1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.
    2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.
    3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren’t really bugs.
    4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn’t work and discovers 15 new bugs.
    5. See 3.
    6. See 4.
    7. See 5.
    8. See 6.
    9. See 7.
    10. See 8.
    11. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely pre-mature and deluded product announcement based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.
    12. Users find 137 new bugs.
    13. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty cheques and pax points scamed funds , is nowhere to be found.
    14. Newly-assembled programming team fixes almost all of the 137 bugs, but introduce 456 new ones.
    15. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a postcard from Thailand. Entire testing department quits.
    16. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor using profits from their latest release, which had 783 bugs.
    17. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He hires Llamas & Otters to redo program from scratch.
    18. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free….

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  9. Q: How many software engineers does it take to change a AM Code ?
    A: Just one. But the house of cards falls down.

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  10. Wow, I was wondering what happened to your fleet Matt. It doesn't give the rest of us much hope if the Dev can treat you like that. I hope you can get back in the game soon.

    Whitewolf

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