Ok so I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I’ve decided to make it public. Pls. let me know what you think:
Every week there should be a flight plane challenge using an IAP airplane such as the Boeing 757-200: For example, fly LHR-BHX using a Boeing 757-200 at FL350, M 0.78 with medium turbulence and wind speeds of 20 kts., wind gusts of 25 kts. There should be strict and specific parameters that you must follow. You can have 2 tries per day. I you pass, you can get X points. You can use those X points towards the purchase of CERTAIN IAPs of regions and planes.
The challenge could be used to show how fun flying a paid 757 in the paid London region (I think it’s paid at least) and the player could use the points accumulated over time to purchase the 757 eventually. When the player sees the benefits of getting an IAP, then the player could feel motivated to purchase more IAPs later.
For a large amount of points (Take a long time to accumulate), you could get to use free-flight server ONLY (And not as an ATC) for a day or two. This teaser live may motivate the potential user to eventually purchase live because playing challenges for months on end to get 1 or 2 days of live would not be a great way to enjoy the service. In addition, the point value for the live teaser should be made high enough that the person realizes that it is better to purchase a live subscription and then use points to purchase some IAPs.
The amount of IAPs that could be gained using points should be limited to a select few such as the:
so that there are still some purely-IAP only planes and regions.
Thanks for reading (If you made it to here or not) and…
Long live the DC-9!