Directional Signage

Directional and informational signage for pax:

So, recently, I have been playing a lot of this new game called StationFlow, and it is about getting passengers tru a subway station mostly with signage. Pax can get lost without it, as they have a FOV only so large. I think this would be a great addition to the game, especially for the late game.

Description:

Ya know. Signs. We see them almost everywhere, on the road, in the station, even on tech in some fashion. Since this is a top-down game, Signs would be almost invisible, but pretty obvious. There should be Small, Medium, and Large signs, each with a capacity for 4, 6, and 10 max directions given on each sign. You can customize the direction arrow for each direction given as well, and signs can be made double-sided, with the same amount of directions givable on the other side.

General things like Restrooms, Stores, Restaurants, Exits, Security, Ticketing, and Baggage claim could be specified, as well as mabey for Terminal 1-10/Terminal A-Z. (this would be harder, however, as you would have to either set up a way for certain gates to be a “Terminal” together or to zone a terminal) As well as more specific things, like airline lounges, Gates (Gates would only take up one slot if together, IE. Gates A1-A12, encouraging you to name your gates, or make a system to specify terminal and gate like how Sim Airport Dose it.)

Why it should be implemented:

This would be especially interesting in the late game, as you would have to fine-tune your signage to make the most efficient airport possible.

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I think overhead signs won’t be able to be seen by players due to game’s 2D top down view perspective. But maybe ground surface signage on pavement or foundation can be created.

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I totally think it could be made visible, its not paper thin, and it could be made a bit thicker.

its not paper thin, and it could be made a bit thicker.

Could be. But would it be worth for effort? I mean I question that even players would use their time to create signage and place them around airport for something that barely be seen.

You can take a look at “information screens” object. Its screen is barely visible.

It would only be necessary in larger airports, the point is not for the words on the sign to be visible, similar to the info screen, its point is to direct pax tru the airport, adding a challenge for larger airports, and putting less of a strain on pathfinding, as pax will know where they want to go, not exactly how to get there. You could have them take longer routes, or follow paths, instead of tru seating areas, a grievance of many players of this game.

This!
I would be so helpful to e.g. see the number of the stands on the ground.
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There is already a suggestion for that. Don’t forget to give a vote :wink:

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This would be a great feature for the alpha 35 I think.

Directional signage would be like a one-way door, but with less “forcing”.
With a one-way door, there is no going back. With signage, there would be a for example 75% chance of the sign being followed by pax.

However, manual signage is quite tedious, so I think you should be able to at some point research “adaptive signage” so that you can build screens with signs that you can control easily in a control panel with an “outline” view of your terminal which only contains walls and zones. Frankfurt airport has such “adaptive signage”:

In case some hallway is blocked, the screens can display another way. (This should be considered in the incident update)

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I would be all for it if this would help solving pathfinding problems, but I’m afraid it does not and is only cosmetic…

Revive!

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