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The next live Developer Q&A is 2021-05-26T17:30:00Z

May 26th Q&A Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Sim Update 4: A Deeper Dive into the Release Notes
  3. World Update 5 Updates
  4. Feedback Snapshot
  5. Live Questions

This month we may pick some of the questions that may get asked a lot but don’t make it to the top 10-20ish, along with some of the top questions as well.

How to ask a question

Please read the following instructions to learn how to post your question.

  1. If you see a question already posted and want to ask the same question, click on the thread and vote on it to prioritize it higher on the list.
  1. If you don’t see a question you want to ask, create a new thread. In the title, write your question in as few as words as possible. If you need to elaborate, feel free to explain the body of the thread.
  1. Only post one question per thread created.
  1. Please refrain from harmful, toxic accusatory style of questions. Please ensure your question is not based on any personal issues against any one dev or team and refrain from attacking the developers.
  1. Threads require moderator approval so duplicates are not created. If your thread is not accepted, it most likely means someone has already asked that question or you did not follow any of the above rules.

The devs won’t be answering EVERY question but this will help us see what you want talked about in the upcoming stream.

WHEN: May 26th, 10:30 AM
WHERE: https://www.twitch.tv/msfsofficial

This thread will close May 19th 12:00 PM to allow time for them to pick questions and get answers for the session.


Can we hear more about the future and progress of improvements to weather? Jorg hinted at a months-long process but was not giving up too much info at the time. Can we hear more about what’s on the horizon?

Can/will be there a possibilty to send friends messages? Its nice to add friends in MSFS, but you cant communicate with them afterwards. To prevent unwanted messages, you can just un-friend them or block them.

Please resubmit your question here as a New Topic:
Latest Community/Dev Q&A: Submit Questions topics - Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums

Thank you.

A bit of request/feedback.

Can you please share the questions with Seb and Martial in advance once they are picked for an answer so that they can familiarize themselves with the question and prepare an answer?

Because there have several instances in the past where the community comes forth with questions which are supported with lots of well documented evidences and examples, only for Seb or Martial to be completely clueless saying that they’ve never encountered this issue before or don’t know what the question is talking about.

These Q&A sessions are extremely valuable to us, and it’s a badly missed opportunity if the devs don’t have any context about what the community is actually referring to.

One prominent example is the excessive lightning issue. When asked if there’s any progress on fixing it, Seb simply said I have never seen this issue in the sim and diverts us to Zendesk where the topic which has garnered lots of support and examples from the community is now diluted in the sea of zendesk tickets.