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It's definitely an Aprils fool joke. Any serious developer with such a massive announcement in the flightsim world would never do so on April the 1st. An obvious wind up.  

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A news too good to be true appearing like that out of the blue on april 1st.

As much as I want this to be true this has to be an april's fool joke.

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Very interesting..!! 

If it's an April fools joke, it's certainly an elaborate one, and it seems unlikely anybody would go to all that trouble for a joke, but who knows.

Anyway, it's at least a year away at minimum, but it's good news all the same IMO if it proves to be genuine.

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I had already heard about them somewhere. Nice to see they are still doing it (unlike MD and his A380). Looks nice, I'd say in between AS and QW, that range. One nice feature it has, is acars. I dunno if this will be implemented or if it will just be a random image but adds something to it. It also features HUDs. While we don't have in-sim renders, I think this will be a nice addition, if the price stays let's say under the 120USD range.

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1 hour ago, LH340fan said:

I had already heard about them somewhere. Nice to see they are still doing it (unlike MD and his A380). Looks nice, I'd say in between AS and QW, that range. One nice feature it has, is acars. I dunno if this will be implemented or if it will just be a random image but adds something to it. It also features HUDs. While we don't have in-sim renders, I think this will be a nice addition, if the price stays let's say under the 120USD range.

Was this developer making an A380 and stopped?

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April fool jokes are usually tongue in cheek and not meant to be taken seriously. This seems on the surface to be serious, but we shall see. 

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who pay one year for a domain just for a joke, it could use those free website like winx.

But the task is huge and pretending to release in mid 20 is completely out logic.

minimum of 3 years, for a project like this, mostly code on those screens.

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Unfortunately, only a Aprils fool joke...and a bad one. 😞

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3 hours ago, Bartolomeus said:

Unfortunately, only a Aprils fool joke...and a bad one. 😞

What makes you so sure..?? I'm just curious....

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3 hours ago, Bartolomeus said:

Unfortunately, only a Aprils fool joke...and a bad one. 😞

Honestly I don't think so... well, it could be - but the domain has been active for about a month and other people have reported this develops announcement before April 1st... 

But then again, if something's too good to be true - it probably is...

I guess, we'll see...

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4 minutes ago, AnkH said:

It IS an April's fool, already confirmed by the site that originally put everything up: flusinews.de, you can read it here (in German): https://www.flusinews.de/2019/04/a350-advanced-series-aprilscherz/

Fair enough... that really was a bad aprils-fools joke, IMO! 

Personally I think, that pranks like that are meant to be funny and eventual feeling after the inevitable revelation of the joke, should be relief - not disappointment and anger!

But who am I to judge...

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Totally agree with you, especially because a nice A350 addon is really missing in P3D. But maybe the moment to (re)think about how serious we take our hobby?

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Certainly to each their own on what April fools jokes they want to do but this article and multiple others I have seen on blog news sites are sort of socially inept.  Telling people something they really want to or don’t want to hear is not exactly a “joke”.

 I get what they are trying to do but its like a little brother telling his big sister she has a terminal illness as an April fools joke and spending all day until she is convinced.  Sure he probably thinks it’s funny but it’s dumb, kind of rude, and you are missing the spirit of what a joke is supposed to be about.

 

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1 hour ago, TravelRunner404 said:

Certainly to each their own on what April fools jokes they want to do but this article and multiple others I have seen on blog news sites are sort of socially inept.  Telling people something they really want to or don’t want to hear is not exactly a “joke”.

 I get what they are trying to do but its like a little brother telling his big sister she has a terminal illness as an April fools joke and spending all day until she is convinced.  Sure he probably thinks it’s funny but it’s dumb, kind of rude, and you are missing the spirit of what a joke is supposed to be about.

 

Completely agree! Well said.

I'm not exactly sure, how announcing something like this as a prank, is supposed to be amusing... 

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10 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

Completely agree! Well said.

I'm not exactly sure, how announcing something like this as a prank, is supposed to be amusing... 

Agree 100%

Not funny at all...🙄

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22 minutes ago, pvupilot said:

Back when people didn't get upset about everything and could laugh at themselves. Love it!

I'm fairly certain, that some people were upset about that 'prank'. But in that example, we are dealing with the opposite expected reaction, when the truth of the prank was revealed. 

With Volcano-prank:
When first seeing the prank: People reacted with fear and distress. 
When finding out the truth: Reactions of relief and general relaxation.

With XWB-prank:
When first seeing the prank: People reacted with cheering and happiness.
When finding out the truth: Reactions of anger, disbelief and disappointment. 

I know we're probably are making a bit too much of it - but IMHO a prank or joke of this kind, is suppose to bring forth a feeling of either disbelief, chock and/or perhaps amazement. Upon revelation, the feeling of relaxation, sighs of relief and/or amusement and a lifting of the spirit, is suppose to be prevalent - not the opposite... 

You see the difference? 😉

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Just to be clear, you're saying that some kid convincing his sister that she has a terminal illness or some guy who fakes an eruption is equivalent to a software company faking a planned product? Equivalent in the psychological/emotional/monetary damage? Not quite sure I follow.

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While i'm not losing any sleep over it, I still don't think it was particularly humorous....😴

Someone obviously put some time and effort in to this spoof, and if they were expecting it to be greeted with widespread guffaws of hearty laughter, I guess they'll be disappointed to find that most people were like...Uh.. ok, whatever...😏

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