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ORBX Regions Worth It for Jetliner Flying?

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About 95%+ of my flying is virtual airline flying in jets.  With the recent ORBX sale, I was thinkin of picking up a few regions (I already use Base, OpenLC, and UT USA) but I wasn't sure it would be worth it.  Their airports are nice, but the ones I'm interested in require the regions so starting with ORBX is quite an expensive proposition especially since I already have other major airports that I'm interested in before the smaller ORBX ones.  I've already shelled out quite a bit in computer upgrades and recent scenery sales so I'm definitely slowing down for the near future.  But, it's hard to resist some of these sales.  Thoughts?

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I fly jets mostly and I still have ORBX. I find it still adds lots of beauty to the sim but that's just my opinion

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I fly jets mostly and I still have ORBX. I find it still adds lots of beauty to the sim but that's just my opinion

Yes, you have Orbx but do you have Orbx regions? ;) I myself have various regions and hardly fly outside of them but I usually fly GA. Low and slow. Recently I am flying the Airbus more often and although it is still nice to have the regions, they are far less important now. If you mainly fly into payware airports I would stick with Global, OpenLC, etc. because the detail the regions bring are wasted above 10.000 feet. ;)

 

And btw afaik the Orbx airports will run fine without regions: they only won't fit so nice in the surrounding, that's all. The 'requirement' is just a way to make people buy more addons.

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I got regions too. I do like to fly VFR every once and awhile. But if your only going airport to airport 35 and 40,000 feet in the air then yeah! I guess default is fine. It's a matter of what you like. I love ORBX lighting coming in on approach in big cities and also seeing buildings and so fourth that are actually part of that city not default boxes

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Regions are great especially for GA aircraft. Makes it a whole new sim. 

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They will challenge your VAS limits and FPS, especially with bad weather. I have them and I love them but I do have to turn settings down or turn regions off in some circumstances.

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Meh, I have several Regions but when I fly jets I just use OpenLC, Vector + Global..this way it still looks amazing, keep the VAS and FPS in check and it's probably way cheaper, also the coverage is massive. 

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I have all the North America regions plus Vector and Open LC NA.  When I fly jets I only use the regions where I am landing or departing.  If I were going from KOKC to PAJN the only region that I would have active would be SE Alaska along with Vector and Open LC NA.  I can't tell the difference in the regions at high altitude, but there may be some.

 

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