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Offline asaphxiix

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big ships still a bit strange
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:50:20 PM »
Does it make sense that large sail ships (such as brigs, etc.) would be excessively profitable, or, for the sake of further balance in the future, profitable/feasable at all, when making trips of, say, less than 15 km?


I've only known such large ships to be ocean liners, is it indeed the case that they were once used to travel between two ends of the same bay?

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Re: big ships still a bit strange
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 10:05:17 PM »
In reality, ships such as these would have a large crew. Once costs are balanced, this will be taken into account in the fixed cost. They should also have a much longer loading time than the smaller ships (do they not already)? That combined with the higher fixed cost will, if things be calibrated properly, make them unprofitable for short runs compared with smaller vessels such as the Humber keel.

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Re: big ships still a bit strange
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 10:06:37 PM »
Great!

And yes they do indeed have long loading time, but with costs so low, it's still very profitable.

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Re: big ships still a bit strange
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 10:10:08 PM »
Splendid, thank you for confirming. As I have noted elsewhere, the balancing of costs is my priority for next year (starting with some additional features necessary to make cost balancing possible).