So I had a random thought as I was scrolling through the community, and thought it was worthy enough for me to request it. This is my first feature request, so you know…
There is a large number of “Special Livery” requests in the #features topic, asking for well known liveries and not so well known liveries. As much as I love these liveries, I just can’t hit that “Vote” button. Why? Because they are “Special Liveries”. If they are added in the game, many people would be flying them, which is seriously unrealistic when there might only be a couple aircraft (sometimes only one) painted in that livery on the planet.
So…what if everytime we spawned in a certain aircraft and airline, there was a chance that we’d spawn in with a special livery of that airline on that specific aircraft?
Let’s Elaborate a Bit
Here’s how this would work. The probability that we would spawn with that special livery would a be realistic probability. This means that depending on how many aircraft there are IRL in that livery, there would be the same chance of us spawning in with it
Let’s look at the probability of spawning in the well known FC Barcelona livery on a Qatar 777-300ER.
Credits to AirTeamImages
Qatar has 1 77W in the FC Barcelona livery out of their 39 77Ws which is 2.6% of their 77Ws.
This would mean that every time you hit “Fly” with a Qatar 77W, you would have a 2.6% chance of spawning with the FC Barcelona livery.
I know this would be tough to do with all aircraft and airlines, but with so many special livery requests, I think it’s the best way to incorporate them into the game without there being an unrealistic amount of them flying in IF.
Also, it would add a nice surprise everytime you switch to outside view after spawning and boom, you’ve got yourself a special livery for your flight.
If you like the idea, vote for it! If you don’t, please do not just slam the idea down, but tell why you think it isn’t needed. 👍
Edit: As an after thought, if this were to be implemented, they may have to add a new rule to prevent people from spawning over and over to get a certain livery. Perhaps only being able to spawn three times in five minutes.