This message may possibly be deleted, but I feel that it needs to be posted.
Many of you likely know Pyreegue, the development team from Ukraine who have made some of the best airports for the sim to date.
With what happened today, I fear for their safety, and my thoughts are with them. I haven’t seen them post anywhere for the past ten days.
Please send them your thoughts and prayers, and if you haven’t yet, purchase their airports. Every little bit helps, and I can definitely recommend them for their quality and attention to detail. They’re absolutely some of the best.
We should not forget that while we enjoy the simulator, some of our own have their lives and freedom threatened. Please be safe.
Posting to draw extra attention to the Staff Note at the top of this thread in case anyone scrolled past it without reading:
Staff note: the Microsoft Flight Simulator forums are not the appropriate place for political discussion and debate. You may express your support for members of the flight sim community, including players and 3rd Party Developers, who are directly impacted by the conflict, but any posts of a political nature will be removed.
As others have mentioned in light of recent events, I want to thank Pyreegue Development Co. for their excellent airports and support of MSFS. As @Abriael has mentioned, they have created some of the best airports for the sim to-date.
Purchase their airports, think about them and keep them safe. Everyone be safe out there, enjoy the sim, and know the lengths these developers go to provide to us great products.
I have just purchased all remaining airports from them that I didn’t own already. Please, if you choose to do the same if it’s within your means of course, purchase them from Orbx Central not the sim marketplace. While I generally prefer marketplace, Orbx is waiving all profits and sending 100% of the cost directly to the developers in Ukraine.
Wow I didn’t know they were from the Ukraine. There’s actually quite a community of Ukrainians here in Scotland so I wonder if that was part of their connection for choosing to do Edinburgh and Glasgow airports? In any event they’re probably the best two airports I’ve yet seen in FS2020 so my thoughts are with those guys and indeed everyone from Ukraine at the moment.
today i performed a flight to Lwiw or Lemberg (ICAO: UKLL). I was wondering, if this airport is available in the Marketplace. And it is! Looking great so far. The development team “Pyreegue Dev Co.” is a part of “Orbx” and actually from the Ukraine. They confirmed it recently on Facebook.
Could we start something big and buy the airport like there is no tomorrow (17€)? Wouldn’t that be a great support for them? Could we also tell people outside of this forum. Some news pages, popular Youtubers, and so on?
Chatted with my friend at Northern Sky Studio just a bit ago. He and those with him are safe for the time being, but there are Russian troops in his city. (Yes, I’m leaving out a bunch of details.) I try to check in with him a couple of times a day. We’re 12 hours off from each other, so the times work out for us.
Please, if you are a fan of the global flight simulator development community and can afford to, consider purchasing some of their products and / or donating to one of the organizations gearing up to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.
Their spirit and tenacity since the start of this invasion are inspiring. I am not a religious person, but I think of my friend and the people of Ukraine often.
“Every disadvantage has its advantage.” I hope this translation is somewhere near correct.