Their communication skills have been lacking for quite some time in my opinion. Maybe it’s just me but they don’t really seem to be listening to the community. This is why I dropped X-Plane after many years of simming. Developers there seemed to be doing their own thing regardless of what a fair few of their customers really wanted. So, yes, I moved on.
I feel that a lot of people (no statistical proof, just based on a wealth of comments I have read) just want bugs to be fixed, aircraft systems and SDK to be improved so that we can get a better all round simulator experience. But the devs just seem to be going blindly forward in tunnel vision mode doing what is easiest for their skill set e.g. mainly scenery improvements. I am unfortunately now beginning to lose interest in FS2020 because the devs seem intent on only making this a good looking simulator which, to be honest, it was on launch, August 18.
A further point. I have dropped X-Plane for very good reasons (at least to me) but to be fair they got at least one thing right. A beta update system. In all fairness, betas there only usually became compulsory updates when most beta issues had been sorted. With MSFS 2020 the recent updates seem to be creating issues for quite a few people (me included) with no option to delay the update until issues are corrected. This is by no means a new issue and has been a forum topic for quite a while. I claim no credit here for being insightful. However, it is becoming increasingly clear (to me at least) that the update process is just not working. Yes, this has been said umpteen times before and yet a lot of us here are still having issues with dodgy updates. Are the Devs not listening? Apparently, not! Why not give us a beta test channel like there is in X-Plane or at least something else which doesn’t involve a forced update before problems are sorted? It must be obvious to a lot of us here that the current method of enforced updates by ASOBO is just not working.
So … Long story short:
please improve communication. Lately, this appears to have been severely lacking.
give us an alternative to forced updates. Your current method just isn’t working and is reflecting badly on yourselves and the sim
and slightly off topic for which I apologise, but please start to make this a more rounded simulator.