Having not played FSX in over a year, I downloaded the 10GB install from Steam and strapped in for a blast from the past.
Now… I got really frustrated the other day with the new FS2020 flight dynamics bug, and some scenery glitches, etc etc. I really felt “oh COME ON Asobo this is rubbish!” fever for the first time.
I’ve not really been a forum user before FS2020 but this forum has been super useful to help find great mods, free addons, support and advice for workarounds. But recently I’ve really been sucked into a spiral of negativity towards the Sim and had to catch myself.
Back to the point of this post. Seriously, I mean seriously, have you gone back to FSX, loaded a base sim aircraft (I tried the Baron and the A321) at a base sim airport (I tried Bristol EGGD) and had a look around? Tried to learn the G1000? Tried to edit the FMC in the Airbus? Took off and had a fly around?
I know FSX is 15 years old. I know the FS2020 bugs are really annoying, and we all feel irritated about it being so close yet so far from potential awesomeness. I know we all need the basic flight model to be fixed, and the sim needs to be more stable. I really hope it improves soon. CTD are a totally blood boiler 2 hours into a flight. Everyone is entitled to their feelings, I’m not trying to tell anyone they are wrong or should pipe down. Please vent. But me personally, I tried it, it didn’t make me feel any better.
I went back to FSX, without any payware or mods, sat in a plane at a small airport somewhere local. Then hopped back in the same plane in FS2020, without any mods, with with medium settings. not high or ultra. And just looked around and took off.
It just hit me in the face. Wow. Look how far we’ve come. Look at the job they’ve done.
Raising my blood pressure (I shouldn’t, it’s already high) and trying to vent on the forum has not helped, and actually I am going to take a break from the forum for the next few weeks until Sim Update 3 lands.
For others, venting will help. For others, expressing themselves here is important.
But today I’ve really refreshed my view on this simulator and I’ve just decided to take a step back. If this isn’t for you, please don’t be negative towards me on this thread. And this isn’t an us vs them thing, this isn’t to shove in the face of the people who really want features and fixes.
Let’s just try not to loose sight of the giant leap this sim represents, while also giving strong feedback to Asobo about what is really important to us for them to fix as soon as possible.
I’m just sharing my view, hopefully it might help 1 or 2 others who are in a real frustrated spiral at the moment.
Oh and it’s actually getting a bit sunny here in the UK this week! Vitamin D is important, remember to go get some before you strap into a 3 hour VR flight mega session! It makes you feel better (trust me, I’m a theatre sound engineer who usually works in dark London theatre’s all day!)
Hope you’re all well and have some wonderful flights this week