You have waited long... And finally I bring to you... the member airport!
I've finally made the member airport. We'll start with the juicy stuff, pictures! After that, I'll tell you how to successfully run an airport and my experiences with this airport.
This is the infomation desk. I automatically assume all my passengers have gotten tickets already!
I've ridden a few planes, so for sake of realism you have to wait in this area before I come to my den, and when I come the plane is open for boarding. At the top left you can see my airport store (airports have stores). The information desk person (either a buddy or a duplicate) has to keep the people off the plane, which is a difficult task!
This is the plane! Fancy seating is in front, and simpler seating is in the back.
This is the pilots seat!
This is the lavatory, a.k.a the restroom! Airplane lavatories are actually small and WAAYYY less fancy but I had room!
When the flight has ended the doors open and everyone has to board the bus driving to the hotel! After everyone gets on I change the den!
Ahh... The beautiful entrance to the Sky Hotel. I have gotten some woahs, but not as much as my alpha training camp.
Check-in desk! The check-in desk person has a busier job then the airport check-in: you have to give everyone rooms!
This is the Banquet Hall, where I call everybody for lunch after a while.
This is one of the rooms. I split off one big room into two small ones. People tend to fight over these rooms.
This is a room in the tower.
Ain't dis a pretty room?
I have two cottages for people to have, but since these are big I make it so jammers have to share a room! I've noticed new friends being made as the people who want cottages asking for roommates!
Two very nice cottages, if I may say so myself.
And my experiences?
I call people while my buddy stays behind at the desk, trying to keep everyone off the plane (which only half works). The first time I've tried out this airport I used a duplicate, who seemed to convince everyone to stay off the plane.
Once when I opened the doors of the plane people can walk through security and choose a seat! The flights are approximately eight minutes, I set a timer! Usually the airport desk person is a hostess on the plane, which means they give out snacks, pillows and headphones for the tv/radio (the radio is built in each chair). Its funny, because when the hostess gives, say, hot cocoa a giant hot cocoa machine just plops out of nowhere and usually the whole plane gets a drink.
People like to talk, meet each other and occasionally go to the bathroom. Some people ask to drive or work. Four minutes into the eight-minute flight I make it nighttime and change the music to Mythical Morning (the soothing diamond shop music) and everyone goes to sleep. When the timer has around one minute left I say it is eight-am and people start waking up. I land the plane and open the door on the other side of the plane, and people start walking out. I invite people to get on the bus and they eventually do.
When the den changes people immediately start seeking rooms and small fights sometimes break out. Be prepared to settle these small skirmishes, because they aren't anything major. My hotel lodges exactly 9 people, but I usually invite 10/11 people before I go to my den, because sometimes people get bored and leave on the plane.You might have to invite more people in Jamaa Township for the hotel.
People really start wanting to work here, and you might land yourself with a few maids. Hotel workers clean rooms mostly, and report to me what is going on in the whole hotel. You might want to watch the chat log, because some drama goes on. You can also get in the den decorator and you'll be able to spy on everyone without them knowing, you can see some amusing things.
After some time I get my hotel workers and tell them to invite everyone to lunch in the Banquet Hall. Everyone eats and might come to you for any disagreements or questions they may have, which in my experience is usually about cottage sharing or job positions at your hotel. I like to have a small giveaway where I use a Random Thing Picker that is super easy to use: (http://andrew.hedges.name/e/random/pickone.html).
I put in everybody's usernames or nicknames who wants to enter, (workers are optional) and then whatever the thing picker chooses gets the (small) rare. If I have a particularly good worker I might reward them with a rare in front of everyone. I rewarded one worker with a rare fox hat, which is better then the item I gave away. ;3
After everyone goes back to their rooms it a simple routine: the hotel workers clean rooms sometimes, people interact and the other 'event' in the hotel is that I send out hotel workers to announce lights out for a short time. I only call Lunch and Lights Out once, but you can do it as many times as you want in the hotel.
People who stay start getting dramatic or just weird, arguing over cottages or acting just weird o,o
Hotel running is difficult, so while the remaining people act weird at my den I usually go out and out and about. Eventually people might get heated or annoying, jamagramming you and even some random person came and asked for a job. When I said no, she started disrupting the peace.
Thats when I change the den back to the airport, thank them for coming (sometimes with a jamagram) and then promptly lock the den. If you have to go, its okay to leave your den like that. They eventually get bored and go away.
And thats how to run a member airport! Thanks for reading! I'm getting the Animal Jam Official Insider's Guide tomorrow and I might post about it.
I'm really enjoying writing the Tiger's Destiny, so I might write a post about it tomorrow or Friday!
Mark your calendars for this Saturday (the seventh) for a blog party camping trip! Just a reminder.
Have a great day and keep playing wild, jammers!