I am using the EXPERIMENTAL branch.
The hourly costs for Grass Stands is $100. For Asphalt, it is $67. The Grass Stands should be lower. Otherwise, there is no reason to build them. Here’s the math:
- Building Grass Stand: $20,000. Building Asphalt: $30,000. Difference: $10,000
- Operating costs: Grass-$100. Asphalt-$67. Difference: $33
- Break-even point: $10000/33 = 303 hours, about 12.625 days
Obviously, the airport will pass that 12 day mark quickly. Therefore, why waste money building Grass Stands. Reduce the Grass operating costs to something far less than Asphalt.
This same logic applies to Grass Runways vice Asphalt Runways. Break-even point for delta costs ($50,000) is 24 days. Reduce Grass Runway costs as well.
Sidebar: I started a new playthrpugh to experience the new features. I really love the new R&D as it provides additional depth. The simplified hiring is greatly appreciate, especially reducing applicant to a single Skill ( I never looked at the other attributes in the old system) and the slider bar.