World update 3: UK

Well said. I agree with you. I thought it but you actually said it :slightly_smiling_face:

Not denying that, you are correct. They just need to keep the community updated. We are the paying customers after all!

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It’s such a catch 22 too. I totally get why people just want to enjoy the forums, play the sim (for those who can), and work with what we’ve got. People like seb are losing sleep over the quality of the game. I empathize with everyone.

everyone is frustrated. Some of us want to ‘let it be’, others want a say and make sure its done right and feel like they’ve spent their time and money on something worthwhile.

Basically, a lot of things had to go wrong for all of us to end up here. I can’t say I fault anyone for being tired of it - but it’s surprising it has come to all this LOL. A lot of this was 100% preventable.

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This thread should be in the Guinness book of world records

Just to rub some salt into the wound they seem to have forgotten to put the UK trailer into todays update too…

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Development update posted. To be honest I didn’t expect it this way: no explanation of the issue at all, the previous vague information about the delay just repeated :frowning:

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What would they explain though? They just need to fix a few last issues if I’m not wrong

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Under which category? Most boxes of tissues used?

Seriously…you guys wanted Q&A with the patches. So let the devs do what they do. The patch will be released when it’s ready. And if it’s released with more game breaking bugs, then start another thread like this one.

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Today update feels like getting a massage from a bear using sandpaper

They could have done so much better to make everyone happier

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Well, if it’s not now it definitely will be when the update finally drops whenever that really will be :slightly_smiling_face:

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Do different? Not a lot from my point of view. I saw there wasn’t an update so went on to fly around the Swiss Alps for a very enjoyable hour or so after work. Had assumed that the update simply wasn’t ready yet.

From the point of view of customer experience, I do think communications around releases could be better. Promise the moon on a stick, sure, we love it, especially if accompanied by lovely screenshots/video. But if things are not going to be ready, get the message out early even if it isn’t a slam dunk just yet. Under promise, over deliver, no one will beat on you for that.

“Sorry everybody, not sure we are going to be ready for tomorrow” is better then waiting until after the perceived release window then saying it’ll be a few days later. Management of expectations is a huge soft skill I know, but I think Microsoft need some more of this. If you are a VSCode user (also a Microsoft product) the comms around what is coming, Insiders, releases, launch parties, API documentation etc. is amazing, and that is a free product for all. Same company, different ends of the spectrum unfortunately.

Be honest, talk lots, keep everybody informed. I think that sums it up.

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I wondered if they might say more, but the dev update basically contains no information at all other than the copy pasted message and a few screenshots.

Give the quality of the communication today, it was rather expected. A shame. They’d have been better off not posting it at all.

The Development Blog for today has been posted:

[BLOG] February 11th, 2021 Development Update - Community / News and Announcements - Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums

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Never experienced this to be honest.

What part of the world do you come from?

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And I am not sure we would like to experience that to be honest.

I am from France, but when I wrote that I was remembering russian memes

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Ha ha … Okay.

Take care. Bonne nuit :slightly_smiling_face::slightly_smiling_face:

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That would be it.

I post a reasonable question concerning this update and now find out my post is hidden. This will not be a forum I participate in again.

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I don’t mind waiting a few more days for the update but how about releasing a few more screenshots to keep us happy :grin:

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Bonne nuit a toi aussi

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