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In the last Q&A on Youtube (Developer Q&A Twitch Series: Top Community Question [01.27.21])
Sebastian stated (at 10:30) that the up/downdrafts are limited because ‘‘people wouldn’t know why they are shaken around’’ and ‘‘people wouldn’t know why they are going upwards on a final’’
Having an option for realistic up and down draft would be a very nice feature.
People who want to have an easy flight could still leave it disabled.
In my opinion, forcing everybody to use the current reduced and limited version is not the right way and takes a lot away from the whole experience of realistic flying.
(Also the current glider mods could benefit from that)
Option: enable/disable realistic up and downdrafts
Full part of the interview:
how about upward downward drafts and currents?
…as this is something that was really new,
there’s just a limit to the effect
so in video I showed it can build up to 1000 feet per minute.
if you look at some extreme weather on the internet you can see that updrafts they can
reach 10000 feet per minute
so we have limited it, but when we get better we will unlock this further.
But currently if you start with a light plane and you get a 10000 feet per minute updraft
you would just not understand what is going on, it would look like a leaf.
this is something which we keep improving but also I think we need to add more systems
where people will understand why they’re just getting shaking around.
One thing we were doing during the alpha is that this was much stronger
I think updrafts were limited to 4 or 5 thousand and some people didn’t understand
why on final they were just going upwards and it’s because they were on a hill and
the wind was blowing them.
Question for the next Q&A:
Are there other reasons for the up/down draft and thermal limits besides ‘‘people didn’t understand’’ and ‘‘we need more systems to make it more understandable’’ ?
Is it possible to make the limit just optional / limit slider?