Greetings, dear comrades of the Soviet Republic and fans of our game worldwide. Today, let us talk about field aerodromes. We are planning to introduce them in one of the upcoming 0.9.0.X versions. These low-cost airfields will cater to aircraft with an empty weight of up to 10 tons, perfect for smaller, more nimble planes.
Alongside these aerodromes, we are introducing field airplane parkings. If you find the right terrain, you can build these for free, just like the field runways and taxiways. However, there is a catch: they will only support planes with a maximum empty weight limit ten tons.
Next on our list is the addition of a smaller terminal. This facility can be used with both the free field parkings and standard concrete parkings, offering more flexibility in your air transportation network.
One of the key features of these field aerodromes is their simplicity: no control tower is needed. This means you can utilize them early in the game without any research requirement. To complement these aerodromes, we have started developing lighter aircraft, which will be available for purchase with either dollars or rubles. Imagine the possibilities – starting a Republic on an isolated island or expanding beyond existing road connections. These field aerodromes can be a meaningful change, facilitating worker commute or attracting early tourists to remote locations. And as always, we look forward to seeing how our creative community of players will utilize these new additions.
Now, for a twist that will truly rock your world: earthquakes! Yes, you heard that right. Some of you might have already seen footage of this new feature as it surprised a few YouTubers. We are introducing random earthquakes to the game. Do not worry; they will not be too frequent, and there is a scale of magnitude to keep things interesting.
Expect an earthquake every few years, shaking up your towns and industrial areas. The aftermath will depend on the quake's intensity. A weaker earthquake (around 4.5) might trigger fires in a few buildings, challenging your firefighting teams like never before. But if you are hit with a more intense quake, you might even see buildings collapse, especially if they are not well-maintained. So, a word of caution: do not skimp on maintenance, or you might face a disaster.
That is all for today's report. From the potential joys of light aviation to the thrilling challenges of managing natural disasters, there is plenty to look forward to. Ensure your emergency and maintenance teams are always at the ready. And just like in the game, stay safe in real life, have fun, and keep an eye out for our next update.
Thank you for your unwavering support,