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    Scheduled Flights for Real Time Zones

    When I first started "Scheduled Flights" in April 2012, the Bismarck ran two flights per day. The first was set at 16:00 MA and the second at 23:00 MA. The 16:00 MA(2:00 am my time in Australia) proved a little early for the majority of Entropeans and way too early for me with a second flight at a later time. As a result this time slot was moved up to 19:00 MA. This time slot tended to overlap a little too much into other services for my liking, so it was eventually moved back to 18:00 MA (4:00 am in Australia East Coast for me).

    The 18:00 MA time slot seems ideal at this time. However the 23:00 MA time slot, which I thought would service the major section of US Participants seemed of little use and generated few passengers. Ideally I would like to provide a Service that supported not just the current heavy traffic time of 18:00 MA to 21:00 MA but also this time through to 24:00 MA or slightly later. In addition to this time period there is another obvious one at around 10:00 MA(8:00 pm my time) which would service Australia and other countries south of the equator. I think the region in general has been referred to in the past as Australasia or Oceania, I am not exactly sure. Hopefully someone can define this region correctly for me.

    At this time however there does not seem to be a great call for service during these time periods. I have also noticed a distant but growing call from Participants that Warp Service Providers at least make some attempt to service these times and people.

    It is to this end I have started this thread to seek help and suggestions from those who need that service. Any suggestions of days times etc. would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to post them here, send them to me in PM or contact me on the EFA Mumble Service that can be connected to through our website at www.efa.ms.

    Personally I think that such extra flights would require the incorporation of possibly one or two more ships into the EFA. Such a work load placed on one ship could prove to be overwhelming. So any other Mothership or Privateer owners who would like to join EFA and help build the service into the future are more than welcome to open channels of discussion with me.

    At this stage, I believe that two or three flights per week, at these times may be able to support the needs of these regions/countries. Or at least alleviate that need. Suggestions of days and times would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time.
    Sakuba
    Last edited by Sakuba; 08-15-2012 at 15:03.

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    I would like to see a time slot that better fits the us time zone. there are alot of us players who play the game as well

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    Just for record, this flight at 18.00 MA time (20.00 hours in the evening) suits me perfectly... I am from Europe, so it suits to all European players who play in the evening...

    Any rescheduling of current flights to later time would be fine (one or two hours)... but rescheduling to earlier time would stop me and all other players from Europe who use your ship from Monday to Friday because of our RL duties (work, family)...

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    At the moment I can't get a warp flight at a time when I am normally awake unless I pay vip rates.

    I'd really like to see a flight that is in the aussie evenings. The only complication is it needs to cater to both sides of the continent.

    Another possibility would be a weekly flight during daytime of saturday or sunday.

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    Due to my time zone i am quite pleased with the current flight times, one thing that i do feel is missing is the ability to visit a planet to hunt/mine and return X hours later on the same day via a scheduled flight, if there is enough demand (maybe at weekends?) and your second scheduled flight to service other time zones is not too late in the european night (or too early in the morning) you might see increased traffic from europeans too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenAngel
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    Due to my time zone i am quite pleased with the current flight times, one thing that i do feel is missing is the ability to visit a planet to hunt/mine and return X hours later on the same day via a scheduled flight, if there is enough demand (maybe at weekends?) and your second scheduled flight to service other time zones is not too late in the european night (or too early in the morning) you might see i
    It seems you may have misunderstood my intentions. I do not intend to reduce the Scheduled Flights we are currently doing, but rather increase them to incorporate the two time zones I have mentioned. Our aim is to bring more affordable transport to all Entropians and not just those online during the heavy traffic times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakuba View Post
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    It seems you may have misunderstood my intentions. I do not intend to reduce the Scheduled Flights we are currently doing, but rather increase them to incorporate the two time zones I have mentioned. Our aim is to bring more affordable transport to all Entropians and not just those online during the heavy traffic times.
    oh no, i just meant that to say that extra flights at different times than the regular ones might also be useful for europeans if the timing is right, especially at weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KikkiJikk
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    At the moment I can't get a warp flight at a time when I am normally awake unless I pay vip rates.

    I'd really like to see a flight that is in the aussie evenings. The only complication is it needs to cater to both sides of the continent.

    Another possibility would be a weekly flight during daytime of saturday or sunday.
    This has potential. I think it would have to be around 9:00 PM Qld time (EST) which I think may be around 7:00 PM WA Time. It would be helpful to know toughly how many people a flight at this time would suit. This would be 11:00 MA time. A few more people suggesting a time for a flight around this time to help gauge the most suited time would be a great help.

    Saturday and Sunday Australias is also a good concept. Possibly even Saturday and Monday.

    Thanks for the feedback please keep it coming.

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    I would love to see a flight that would service North America. I would sudgest leaving Calipso at 03:00 MA time. this would be 23:00 East coast time and 20:00 west coast time. Taking into consideration a 2.5 hour run to cover the 5 planets, it would be acessable to the entire North America population that works and can only be online in the evening.

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    I'd be amazed if there were no U.S- or Canada-based mothership owners. Surely the best way to serve that part of the world is to have owners, gunners, repair crews, etc from that part of the world.
    What's the point playing by the rules in a Universe full of liars, cheats and scammers who will take the first opportunity to fuck you over if it means a profit for them? In a Universe where the developer's incompetence means the economy might as well be built on quicksand? I'm not sure that there is any point at all.

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