Families and groups


#21

Ya. Sort of like have 1 path for the group as a whole, and then each individual’s path is kind of plotted within the group as a whole (if that makes sense).
So for example a bus shows up with 20 passengers all bound on the same flight. All need to get to check in desk. 2 queues, so you get 2 groups of 10, each group going to 1 queue. But within the group of 10, each person will have his own movements. Then 4 security checks, so 4 groups of 5. Then say 3 people want to shop, 6 want to eat, they each form sort of a group heading towards the required kiosk. Etcetera.

Not sure if this makes simulation easier or tougher, but just a thought.


#22

I wouldnt like that. Not only because it would introduce new pathing at an arbitrary number of people, but also because the challenge is to keep even a big airport efficient for the individual :slight_smile:


#23

Humans do the flocking behaviours though, there’s that video out there about the guy who designs airports based on passenger flows or something. I wouldn’t mind more generic paths for say different classes of passengers in large airports if it helped with performance issues.


#24

Still say we should be solving the navier stokes equations for flow velocity when modelling the passengers as a fairly viscous but low density fluid. But I don’t think even the devs we hold in such high regard can achieve that.


#25

Will we be able to see pilots and cabin crew walk through the airport?


#26

Don’t think so Wille. Unless the developers added this as surprise, crew has not been implemented yet


#27

Well, seeing how crew has similar pathfinding, when we see crew implemented, we’ll see family and groups implemented as well.


#28

Groups would be a pretty outstanding addition to the game, not to mention the “Lost Child” event :wink:


#29

Don’t know why know one hasn’t thought of this already :+1:


#30

It was included in a few of the pathfinding discussions last year but never actually acknowledged as a thing


Flight crew swap/change
#31

I wish I could put 100 votes on this one lol.