I recently started to learn IFR procedures and have been enjoying it a lot. I’ve only used in-game methods to create IFR flight plans (mostly low altitude airways) but for some I’ve gotten really weird routes.
I don’t know enough about the topic to tell if that’s a bug, or if sometimes certain IFR routes are just odd due to the nature of it. Sometimes I try to coax the route planner into better routes by adding waypoints but it almost always makes it worse.
So is this realistic and sometimes routes are weird in the real world, or would manually flight planning (LittleNavMap etc. - was hoping to avoid external tools) give me clean simple IFR routes like I’d prefer?