So firstly I’m play this game on both PC and Xbox so I have a dual perspective. I’m not into the extreme simming part of this game I just enjoy flying around seeing the world, I do group flights and flying with friends.
Yes there are a lot of new players doing some crazy stuff out there. It’s the first weekend they are seeing this world for the first time. There are a few options, turn off multiplayer or you know the world is big fly the less busy routes. We all know from playing the game for months places the new and uninitiated wouldn’t think off yet. Turn off nameplates.
As time goes on you will get real simmers and you will get the mavericks it will die down. The biggest takeaway is that more players means more development more mods.
About mods, if you’ve got a ton in your community folder that don’t work anymore bad luck, they or anything else not from the marketplace can just not work. Anything from the marketplace not working needs fixing.
Graphics downgrade for the console version, no I don’t think so. I think that Asobo have pulled out all the bells and whistles to get a much improved preforming sim and world. Alas its come at a cost, a cost a percentage aren’t willing to pay, they will fix it just not right now. Yes it’s gone back to launch day, but it is a launch day. The game has just opened to a whole new audience. It was always coming they haven’t hidden it. It was a mistake to do so much at once. It should have been tested more, but in the end its out and in hindsight they probably would have done some things differently.
In the big picture the game exists because of Microsofts focus on gaming and Xbox is at the centre. Without Xbox there would be no sim.
Perhaps they should look into a option to choose a full sim mode for those who don’t see this as a game rather than a disable crossplay. The full sim mode would have no assists, live weather, live time, no ui. All on then those who just want to play a 100% simulator can go off and do that.