You know, I complain a lot about immature people on this forum constantly whining and moaning about insignificant problems, and there is way too much of that.
However, then I run across threads like this (and @CptLucky8’s VR setting threads) that are full of so many people that are so smart, that I feel like a completely retarded moron in comparison. So, a grand thank you to those who meet that description.
What I’m taking from this thread is that I should probably get my eyes checked (which I haven’t done since I got LASIK in the early 2000’s), to see if I need corrective lenses, which I’ll probably order from here, and even if I don’t need corrective lenses, I may get the script-free version just to protect my lenses. My other conclusion is that I need some mod to the face gasket like this, which I’ll probably order and/or make as well.
But I’m not big on DIY stuff, so if I can order it with a single SKU from a single source at a reasonable price, that is absolutely what I’ll do.
So thanks for the information that is over my head, and also for restoring my faith that this forum isn’t just full of teenage crybabies. I’m fairly certain that those two optical solutions I plan to implement, plus @CptLucky8’s VR settings, will put me in as good a position as is humanly possible to get the max I can out of the VR experience in MSFS until software fixes and optimizations improve things that are out of all of our control, and of course, ultimately CPU and GPU upgrades just increase the horsepower of my machine on a HW level.
With a 10600K overclocked to all-core 4.8GHz, and a 2070 Super overclocked by a +175/+1000 bump, I don’t foresee much HW help in the short term. Maybe in a year or so when the 3080ti and/or Super models hit general availability, or even the 40-series, and maybe Intel’s 12th Gen (though I’m going to give their 11th Gen a good hard look) or perhaps Zen 4 from AMD, then it will be enough of a bump to make the upgrades worthwhile. We’ll see.
Sorry for writing a novel and going off topic, but I do that. A lot.