msiipola

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I'm returning to flight simulators after flying fs2004/fsx 10 years ago. In order to get updated on what addons are available, I have looked at many reviews on youtube. I notice there are some reviewers who almost always gives very good opinions. Like 10 of 10 possible points and such. Nothing can be so good. Meaning there are nothing to improve. I consider these reviews are more like advertisements, then honest reviews.

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I don't lend much credence to the opinions of most flight sim YouTubers/vloggers, despite some in the community holding them up as demigods I consider many to be lacking knowledge in what they're reviewing because I can pick mistakes/errors in what they say. I'm old fashioned, I like a written reviews such as Mutley's Hangar.

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Best reviews are from customer users here on AVSIM. They'll be asking questions about issues that they encounter with a product giving me a good feel for quality.

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They dont bite the hand that feed them.

 

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I wrote one review of a payware aircraft many years ago.  I was not invited to write any further reviews as my review pointed out some flaws.  Yep, shouldn't bite the hand that feeds.

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2 minutes ago, stans said:

I wrote one review of a payware aircraft many years ago.  I was not invited to write any further reviews as my review pointed out some flaws.  Yep, shouldn't bite the hand that feeds.

...which makes such reviews essentially worthless to the prospective customer. Because of this problem with reviews I include a scan of the product's user forum as part of my pre-purchase research.

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I would love to see a review vlog or website that buys the addons and reviews them with somebody with time on the airplane being reviewed.  What is the point of a rewiew where the person doing the review is not qualified.

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Yes it's a problem. Who do you trust?

I would be nice to have a list of trusted reviewers, but it would be difficult to make a such list, because who shall judge a reviewer is honest?

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6 hours ago, msiipola said:

Yes it's a problem. Who do you trust?

I would be nice to have a list of trusted reviewers, but it would be difficult to make a such list, because who shall judge a reviewer is honest?

Is it dishonesty or just not having enough knowledge to have confidence in a negative opinion.  If your going to call something out as wrong in a review you would need to know for certain that the developer is wrong or cut corners.  

 

This is is why I was saying bringing in the help of a typed pilot... that would be somebody with the background to know good from bad and knowledge to back a negative opinion

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I fyo9u are returning after a 10 year absence virtually every addon you have is probably obsolete. I'll give you one short review. X-plane 11 is spectacular right out of the box!

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