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Kerhop
01-23-2005, 07:16 PM
I've searched the forum and only found posts about transportation ride circuits. Searched the PDF manual and oddly enough didn't find any mention of circuits within it. So here's my question...

Have you ever increased the number of circuits on a ride? Any idea what impact this has on cost? I know that with more circuits one can charge more for the ride but where does the cost/profit benefits stop? Does older less-used rides benefit from increasing the number of circuits so it's more attractive? Some rides are definately better than others as increasing the circuits also causes the queue to back up and peeps complaining about that, but was wondering what others do.

TheSkipper
01-24-2005, 12:03 PM
Once a ride is established, the running cost is "set" according to what it cost to build and the vendor's pay. Increasing circuits has no affect on the operating costs, as it has to make the circuit repeatedly regardless of whether it stops or not. Increasing the fee will increase profit and lowering fee decreases it. Nothing fancy or complicated to worry about. Some rides like the launched reverse free fall have a tendency to crash if more than one "circuit" is set. So set your rides how you feel is good for you and test the results.

For me coastres are ALWAYS one circuit, unless there are two stations for a racer type. Then you have to play with synch and circuits to make sure both stop at each station, each circuit.

derekmcd
01-24-2005, 05:16 PM
I use 2 circits or more on rollercoasters and thrill rides where I need to increase the ratings. Or if the ride is under 200m in length.

Not much difference has ever happend finance section except for an increase in income from more riders.

Kerhop
01-24-2005, 08:11 PM
So increasing the circuits allows for a higher fee since the peeps will get more for their money, but on the flip side fewer peeps will be on the ride within a time period so there's definately a balancing act in the works.

I imagine one has to play with sync'ing as well when there's more than one train as you wouldn't want a train sitting at the station preventing the train behind it from cruising right on through. Me thinks a single long train is better for multiple circuits than multiple trains so you don't have this problem.

derekmcd
01-24-2005, 09:39 PM
Well the programming department did something right when they enabled the option to have more circuts, you can only have 1 train.

Only increase the circuts if you have to. Some resons you would would be:
1. The ride is old and needs a excitement bost (Thrill rides)
2. Limited funds so you built a small coaster and peeps want something better / longer.
3. An objective is to build a coaster with a minimum length of x. When you loop it makes the length longer,

They are the 3 reasons i increase the circuts, not so much #3 becsue I like building coasters and will spend hours in the coaster designer making a perfect coaster.