Limit possible weekly publication per developer to avoid spamming
Reorganize the Aircraft selection list for easier selection (Type->Aircraft->Variants)
or leap forward to a grapical interface with an extension of the existing “hangar”
Regular clean ups of marketplace - weed out Item’s that are lacking interest or get ratings well below average… buying low quality items equals bad user experience!
Details? Here you go:
As more and more developers contribute to the Marketplace maybe it would be worth considering to limit the max. possible weekly publications to a reasonable amount. Since last weeks marketplace update one developer spammed the marketplace with 12 (!) very specific light mods, some other developers have similar “productive” outputs. It’s just annoying to look at this walls of similar products and you easily overlook single items further down the list which is unfair for other developers (think of the importance of visibility in amazon listings)
Maybe 2 or 3 new item’s would be enough screen space for each dev (possibly every week if the developer is able to produce high quality addons at this pace )
Similar thing with the owned aircrafts within the Aircraft selection list, as time goes on it get’s more and more overloaded with variants…
Please change the mode to one aircraft → one icon, add selection boxes or small icons for the variants (standard/glass/ski/tundra tires/water) below that icon. Allow developers/mods to have access to additional icons (under the main aircraft) to get their mods in without the need for another main icon. Clicking on an item of course selects the related variant, clicking on the main icon opens the basic version.
As an alternative think of submenus opening up, when clicking on the main icon on a new selection page displaying big icons of all variants, to have a better look at and get more information/specs of each variant.
EDIT: Just got an inspiration at the forum, someone suggested the utilitisation of the visual hangar as an virtual aircraft list. Don’t select your aircraft of the flight by choosing from a list. Just go to your virtual (big) hangar and stroll in 3d between your owned aircrafts! Of course to keep it clean only the standard variants, yet what a great experience this could be in VR and on screen!
If this cleaned list (or the virtual display) would be arranged by default to it’s category (Prop/Turboprop/Jet/Rotor/Others) it would improve the experience even further and makes it easier to find a specific aircraft.
You could argue that we already have filters in the marketplace or the aircraft selector, yet it would be great to not always have to clean up a room before you use it!
Over time some garbage offerings will accumulate, that either no one wants at the first place or the rating leads over time to the conclusion that the offering has quality issues of some kind. Here it would be great if not anything would stay forever in the marketplace. Minimum sales per month or minimum standards for ratings would be possible criterias that let people passively vote out item’s they don’t want.
Pls take out the garbage can regularly!
This quality standards could imo contribute to a better experience of the simulation.
THX for considering…