To some of you I have replied to…
Hey, figured I would drop this in here… Had a few hours to sleep and cooler head now. LOL FYI, I have not read anything since my last post last night so anything anyone may have replied to anything I posted I apologize I have not seen it, yet.
I do understand you are trying to help those that have issues. While I am sure I come across as an ■■■ in some cases, that is NOT my intention. Not at all. Just frustrated. When I last (about 5 months ago) use the sim it was freaking amazing. I was the one telling people to get over their bitches about things and realize this is a work in progress. Heck, even a month after it came out and had MANY issues I was so happy just to be flying it those issues didn’t bother me. I was THAT guy. LOL
However, after coming back after so long and seeing (on my system, which hasn’t changed except I added new fans to it) what looks like ■■■■ clouds and fuzziness of many textures (and freaking trees all over NYC!!!) I am very dissapointed. If I took any of that out on you then I am sorry about that. It just seemed like you were saying that any of us ‘seeing’ these things were full of ■■■■ because you were not seeing it.
I learned about 35 years ago (back when people used the real post office to send letters and actually called people on the phone) that in almost every case 1 letter or phone call of praise = about 100 people that won’t write or call. 1 letter or phone call of anger = about 60 people that won’t write or call. As more people that upset let you know about it. These were stats used by companies, networks, tv stations and political entities. I’ve never forgotten that information. I don’t believe it has changed much even today.
Thus, if you extrapolate using that information you find that way more people have issues (or at least perceive they do) than are happy with things. Simply based on how many people posting are happy or unhappy. Since waaaaay more unhappy are posting than those happy. But then, in most cases, if you are happy with how things look, why post in a topic where people are not happy about how things look. Some will (yourself) but most won’t. So while the ratio is less there are way more posting unhappiness.
Point being, for those slamming those of us that are looking at issues on our systems, you are not us and you don’t see what we see. And as has been proven several times, not everything we see can show up in a picture or video well. That doesn’t mean we are not seeing it.
Things have gotten heated from some and if any of that was perceived in my posts then I apologize. We (I) are passionate about the Simulator. It’s why we call it a simulator and not a game. I play for fun. I sim for the experience.
We are not slamming Xbox USERS. At least I am not. We (I) are slamming the 2 companies that sold us a product and then (in our experience / opinion) degraded it so that another user could enjoy it on a lesser platform. And yes, I am calling it a lesser platform because specs wise it can’t be upgraded (easily) and is NOT at nice as most PC’s that people built or bought to be their high-end game/sim machine. Again, nothing against the Xbox users. But I don’t kill myself for 70 hours a week in an insanely hot kitchen as an Executive Chef just so I can afford some nice things to have a company decide that I should lose some of what I paid for so someone else can enjoy it also. Give me what I paid for and give them what they pay for. If they want what I have then they can earn it. I know this is a very bad way of thinking now days…but sorry, not sorry.
Anyway, I just want to say, I don’t mean to come across in any way to any one person other than I am upset with MS/Asobo. One day my sim looks amazing and I LOVE firing it up and streaming to the world. The next day (months later) it looks like it took a step backwards in quality to being even less than when it first came out. To the point I may or may not fire it up and when I do I find I am not as happy as before.
I hope we get back what we had and more. And I hope the Xbox users get a product they’re happy with. One should not affect the other at all.
Greg ‘Flying Master Chef’ Swagler