I have noticed that in ACEO, passengers have a tendency to “follow the leader” and often fail to utilise space provided to them. They walk in the most direct path, which isn’t always realistic. It would be nice to see passengers spread out a bit, and take a path that isn’t always the most direct. I’m sure that we’ve all gotten lost in an airport at some stage.
I was thinking of a few ways to implement this…
Passengers avoid spills. Heavy traffic creates a lot of filth. If passengers tried avoiding filth, they would spread out a bit more. This is realistic because no-one wants to walk through someone else’s mess
The walkway room. A new room could be assigned as a walkway, which encourages passengers to spread out a bit more, whilst also encouraging passengers to use that region of the airport, even if it isn’t quite as direct. This would stop passengers cutting straight though a shop to get to their security exit.
A 1Square spacing for all passengers. Probably not as effective as the other suggestions, but it may encourage passengers to space out a bit more, and enforcing this rule may force them to spread out.
Anyway, these are just a few ideas. What do you think?
Below is a screenshot of passengers following one another in my latest airport.