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So I sat down in front of my PC this afternoon, fired up FSX and stared at the screen wondering what to do.

 

Should I fire up the 777 and fly to Seattle from Kingston? Done

 

Should I load Orbx PNW and fly around in the RealAir Legacy? Done that

 

Should I load up the ESDG CX 2.0 and fly around the Caribbean? Done that too

 

After 15 minutes I closed FSX.

 

I've spent a lot of money on FSX add-on's and yet, nothing jumps out at me as something I want to do now. The only thing I'm really looking forward to right now is the MilViz P180 Avant II but that's probably 12 months away.

 

Am I the only person to ever have this problem with summing boredom?

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 The only thing I'm really looking forward to right now is the MilViz P180 Avant II but that's probably 12 months away.

 

And then what, 3 flights and back to the same, LOL. I have enjoyed this hobby 13+ years, and what i found to keep me from being bored,.... is to have other hobbies, LOL  It's amazing how we seem to think a new addon will bring back the "magic".

 

Luckily my design work keeps me pretty busy and I also have GRAW1&2, Sims3, Tropico, ARMA2, Rise of flight, golf, photography, my game addons for other communities and CGI work, my girlfriend, on top of my day job to all keep me busy when I get bored with FS.

 

Try a VA. I used to run one and we would interact with other VAs and it was the best time I ever had simming.

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I hop back and forth between FSX, DCS, Rise of Flight, Battle of Stalingrad and Cliffs of Dover. Having options helps, and makes you appreciate each program for what it has to offer.

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Have you tried Vatsim? Flying FSX off line is boring and completely unrealistic IMO

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It's amazing how we seem to think a new addon will bring back the "magic".

I know right :lol: ? Still haven't quite learned this lesson......

 

Try a VA. I used to run one and we would interact with other VAs and it was the best time I ever had simming.

I am a member and HR Manager for Air Jamaica Virtual.

 

 

Have you tried Vatsim? Flying FSX off line is boring and completely unrealistic IMO

Most of my flying is done on VATSIM. You are right. Simming is only really fun when you have a bunch of controllers online and you get passed off from one to the next. Ron Henderson from zMA ARTCC is the boss  B)

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I switch between FSX and F1 Racing (F1 2013) which really keep's the old mind sharp.

 

Only draw back is that unless you want to spend time resetting up two different controller assemblies each time, you need two rigs, so I run F1 2013 on my previous FSX rig and I still get 60fps. If only I could do that with FSX.

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Install photoreal scenery, only & real weather! Never boring!

Peter  Sydney  Australia

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Install photoreal scenery, only & real weather! Never boring!

Peter  Sydney  Australia

 

 

I have to agree.  I have pretty much stopped using Orbx regions and airports because of the performance hit and have been getting (and making) more and more photoscenery.

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Ensure you have many other hobbies....get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors, set FSX aside for awhile.

 

Take a break from flightsimmming every once in a while.  Every spring and Fall I go on month long RV trips roaming around, playing golf, hiking.  When I get back and fire up FSX I really enjoy it again.

 

cheers.

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Over the many years it's a recurring theme for some. The enthusiasm you had for putting together an IFR trip is just...gone, and just makes you shut the pc off. Personally I'm among those who find the only real cure is to just stop and do something else.

 

In my case I found trucking to be a fun alternative to IFR heavy iron flight - same principle of hauling something big and heavy but much simpler to execute and interesting sights along the way.

 

Eventually, hanging around the forums, YT etc, the itch comes back, and off you go into the blue again.

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Move away from your current Genre i.e. GA or heavy or bush and do something different.

 

Bob

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Move away from your current Genre i.e. GA or heavy or bush and do something different.

 

Bob

 

 

yep, like this!!?? :lol:

 

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Another hobby sounds like more and more like the way to go. I used to be a big fan of the Colin Mcrae Rally series until Codemasters killed that created that ###### called Dirt. Maybe time to give gaming a break altogether. That motorcycle does look interesting and I am at that age where I could probably afford it.........

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this happens to me too, best to give it a break for a few months and you will get back into it, by then there will be more addons, better hardware, what not

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Try something outdoors....  I've been trying to get into jogging... it's alright... lol

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Try something outdoors....  I've been trying to get into jogging... it's alright... lol

My heart is willing but my knees are not able. Bicycling may be a good option though....

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have you tried RC aircrafts, they are alot of fun, i sometimes take my bixler 2 out

 

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Another hobby sounds like more and more like the way to go. I used to be a big fan of the Colin Mcrae Rally series until Codemasters killed that created that ###### called Dirt. Maybe time to give gaming a break altogether. That motorcycle does look interesting and I am at that age where I could probably afford it.........

 

Since you like rally (CMR) and outdated sims with incredible mods (FSX) I highly recommend getting a copy or Richard Burns Rally and installing the latest RSRBR update. Read about it, youtube it, and dig around the RSRBR forum. The rabbit hole is deep, and the steep learning curve will make you want to blow your brains out, but it's the only way to rally on the PC. Finishing a stage is extremely rewarding and difficult.

 

Best part is that talented community members create real-world stages using BobsTrackBuilder and Google vector/elevation data.

 

Wet your beak with this video.

 

Yes, there is a Nicky Grist pace notes mod...

 

:yahoo:

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Join a Gliding Club, and try cross-country soaring tasks in FSX with www.ukvga.org, offline or online at VATSIM, two new tasks published every week, every task is different and challenging.

 

Consider this, from Dr Helmut Reichmann, a World Champion soaring pilot:

 

"HAVE FUN, TRY YOUR BEST, TAKE IT EASY"

"I think the fact that fun seems to be important for gliding success is wonderful. We don't have to struggle one against the other. We try to use a very little bit of the immense power which Nature wastes in the air each day.

We get information from Nature herself, from clouds and birds, maybe from other competitors also. We may see them as companions rather than as opponents.

Maybe it's just this which leads to an international friendship among pilots from all over the world, no matter which nation or political system they come from."


... which puts very well what UKVGA offers in our virtual soaring world, a 'niche within a niche'.

 

WARNING: the gliding learning curve is very steep and there is a lot to set up before you can soar, but if that doesn't deter you, you will enjoy UKVGA.

 

Best wishes,

 

Phil

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Air Hauler kept it interesting for me for a good while.  FSEconomy too, although I don't like it quite as much.  I'm eagerly awaiting Air Hauler 2.  How about a tour around the world?  I'm currently on a tour of Europe that is taking me to some great scenery in Orbx's Open LC. Search the libraries and you can find flight plans ready to go.

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Definitely happens from time to time.   You can "delay" things a little by trying to spice it up a little and doing something different (I'm bored location-wise at the moment, so I have just downloaded the most obscure livery I could find for the Aerosoft Airbus Extended;  Yamal Airlines of Salekhard, Arctic Russia) and I've just been over to the Russian IVAO site where they have tons of free scenery for all the main cities (and some small ones like Salekhard) or Russia ..... they have charts too.

So I'm currently flying from Moscow Domededovo out to these 'wilds' of Northern Siberia to Salekhard, my new base, and I'm excited to get there.   I spiced it up further by researching the area on the net too.   I know little about Russia so this is an interesting 'project'.

But ultimately times come when you have to put away your yoke and take 2 months break away from FS and do something else.    Read some good travel books; it might whet your appetite to get 'virtual' travelling again soon.

 

Breaks are necessary in all hobbies and walks of life.

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