For me - the string of pearls rural night lighting everywhere where there shouldn’t be any is STILL my biggest peeve (especially since previous versions were way better and this actually got worse after patch 5 and STILL hasn’t been materially addressed yet in 184.108.40.206) - but now flying the Northeast Discovery Flight and now I’m 8 miles from Philadelphia in clear skies and still No Visible Skyline from 8 miles away??? Really??
Texture draw distance used to be WAY better in prior versions, and was frankly impressive. Now this. What Happened?!
This game is a triumph of technology and collaboration - but we were lured here to purchase a game platform with graphics and realism far better than what it is now - and the worse part is that it appears to be continually downgraded (perhaps for less powerful systems to run).
While I applaud that effort to help grow MSFS and its community and appeal, for the love of Pete please at least give those of us who made significant investments in hardware and software and premium versions of the game THE OPTION to select via sliders the intensity and density of night lighting - and the draw distance of buildings and other textures. The skylines of cities like NYC and Philadephia can be seen from the air at 50+ miles if not even further on a clear day or night - NOT FIVE. MSFS seems to draw mountains from a realistic distance - why not skylines?
And on the topic of red lights on top of buildings at night all over the place that don’t belong - even FSX got the correct locations of thousands of radio towers and navigational aids and their flashing beacons correct - in MSFS where are heck are they all?? Case in point Mount Beacon east of KSWF (which is one of our newly and beautifully enhanced airports in World Update 2) - the tower and flashing beacon on the top of that mountain - along with many thousands of others across the US - was always there. Where have they all gone??
It’s sad to see so many features lacking in this revolutionary platform - especially when it appears clear that it started off more impressive than it is now. It does so many millions of things right.
My asks are these:
—Draw cities at a realistic distance
—Incorporate correct bridge models (something else FSX seemed to do a much better job of vs MSFS 2020
—Please please please eliminate the horribly inaccurate “string of pearls” night lighting on rural roads.
Thank you for all you’re doing for this wonderful community!