This thread can be deleted if it’s too divisive, but, I see people complain about the cost of the software and addons all the time.
I just paid $60 - $120 for this, why isn’t it perfect??? That’s dinner for two at the Olive Garden or 100 Grill… Really? that’s expensive? You just ate it and now it’s gone. It really looks like this is going to be here for several years, improving all along the way. Yeah, McDonald’s is cheaper, but so’s the food… Asobo resurrected a software well beyond our dreams. They’re working as hard as they can on a complex piece of software. It’s going to be several months before your pet peeve is addressed, but, they’re doing the best they can, and also doing the best they can to improve their processes and redirect what they thought was important based on the best way they can read the market. Is addressing the loudest voices the best way to prioritize? No, but, if you look at their map, they’ve got the plan pretty far out for just about everything anybody could ask for. That’s not the only input they’re taking. Thanks Asobo.
$30 is EXPENSIVE for an addon for a $60 piece of software!! MS/Asobo is going to sell multiple million copies of MSFS. Carenado is not going to come close to that sales rate. Are his products study level… no… but, to me and many others they’re fun… Just like all of us, he and all the other payware developers are trying to make a living. Those guys are actually teams of people, multiple families that are doing something for us so we can have some fun. I’ve got probably a few hundred hours in this now in the last three months between flying and developing liveries and airports. Personally, I’m sharing what I do for myself, and too me, that’s ok, I’d spend the time anyway, and I have a good job. Those guys are going way deeper, and have to invest in expensive tools. Think about how many hours of fun you’ll get out of it before you complain about the cost. Put it in some perspective. That’s two twelve packs of beer. Is it worth that?
$80 for a study level plane??? That’s about half the cost of one hour of flight training where I live. And they just modeled all of the systems in an MD-80 from top to bottom. Heck, yeah, that’s worth it. Absolutely. My local shop wants $45/hour for simulator time, in a simulator, which, when I sit down in it, I ask myself "Why the heck am I here when what I have at home has all the systems this does? And a hundred times more of an immersive experience. And, as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing special about that $3000 Elite simulator except they spent some time getting it certified. I get way more bang for my buck at home. Thank you Asobo and modders…
Rant over. Yell at me if you must… It’s ok, I’ll live.