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Should You Stop Buying P3D/X-Plane Addons? The MFS Effect

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My decision on this topic was made a while ago: I have not bought an add-on in a few years now. The rationale is that I was tired of spending money on beautiful add-ons (or new hardware fort that matter) for a flight sim engine that felt frozen in time, just so that I would get even more frustrated by the stutters and poor performance.

So yeah, MSFS has rekindled my interest for flightsimming, to put it mildly.

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It has no effect, why would I stop buying things I enjoy using?  I honestly can't understand why this question would be posed at all?  I buy whatever I like for whatever platform I like and it's really none of anyone else's business (the should).

With that said, I think you need to dial back the brightness levels, especially white levels in your video ... aren't you glad you have the choice?

Cheers, Rob.

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1 hour ago, RALF9636 said:

The last time we had that discussion it was not really conducted in a civilized way...

 

Working out quite civil as of now. 😄

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Why are people deciding when they will jump onto Microsoft Flight Simulator or for how much longer they will keep using other simulators before they try it?

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its going to be several years before there are plugins for msfs2020 even to fsx standards.

I definitely don't understand the thought process behind waiting, how are they even remotely connected? Are you putting the money in a piggy bank because you expect the new msfs to be mega expensive or something?

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Just now, mSparks said:

its going to be several years before there are plugins for msfs2020 even to fsx standards.

Why are you so sure about that? There are several third-party developers testing the Tech Alpha 1 right now, along with the SDK which will have an official release in March. It seems likely that we will have a wide range of add-ons to select from on release day.

Why not wait until release day, evaluate the simulator, and then decide whether it suits you at that moment or not?

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Ive donated enough for  FSX and FS9   addons i think i blew maybe 500 $   anyway the scenery is starting to look like an old shoe , therefore im waiting FS2020  

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3 minutes ago, XMAN said:

...I think i blew maybe 500 $...

On FSX AND FS9? Gosh! :rolleyes: You got away cheap. :ohmy:

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Just now, ChaoticBeauty said:

Why are you so sure about that? There are several third-party developers testing the Tech Alpha 1 right now, along with the SDK which will have an official release in March. It seems likely that we will have a wide range of add-ons to select from on release day.

Why not wait until release day, evaluate the simulator, and then decide whether it suits you at that moment or not?

Because building a quality plugin takes years not months.

Devs working on it now are porting existing content not developing new content, so its not like their msfs2020 versions are going to magically become better than they are now.

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2 minutes ago, mSparks said:

Because building a quality plugin takes years not months.

Devs working on it now are porting existing content not developing new content, so its not like their msfs2020 versions are going to magically become better than they are now.

You talked about "FSX standards", so if they manage to port it over without issues then it wouldn't be worse.

Still, we don't know how easy or difficult it is to develop or port add-ons or plug-ins with the new SDK, so there's no point being certain that there won't be quality content for several years. So is rejecting the new simulator or the older ones already, or setting a timeline for specific simulator usage. With the Xbox Game Pass it will be very easy to create essentially a trial period, and then we can decide whether the simulator is in a good state or not, whether it has a good amount and quality of add-ons and plug-ins, and whether it actually needs them.

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1 hour ago, Greggy_D said:

I could not give two hoots about MSFS.  I'm plenty happy and occupied with P3D and will continue to purchase content for it.

Same here.


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1 minute ago, ChaoticBeauty said:

so if they manage to port it over without issues then it wouldn't be worse.

but that's just it, the ported versions will be the same as now just with new issues that take years to resolve.

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I've stopped buying anything for the sims I own since the MFS announcement.  To be honest I'm done spending money on P3D and FSX now.  I've enjoyed them both but I've also been ready for the next generation of flight sims for many years now, and although I love P3Dv4 it is not what I've been yearning for.

MFS appears to be that generational leap I've been desiring.  Thus, if it turns out as good as it seems to be, I will be spending my money on MFS from now on.  Period.

And if MFS turns out to be trash then I'll just go back to flying and spending money on P3D, and I've lost nothing at all.

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2 minutes ago, mSparks said:

but that's just it, the ported versions will be the same as now just with new issues that take years to resolve.

I did say "without issues" though. And you are still certain that they will have issues, and that it will take years for them to be resolved.

Personally I'll just wait and see.

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1 minute ago, ChaoticBeauty said:

I did say "without issues" though. And you are still certain that they will have issues, and that it will take years for them to be resolved.

Personally I'll just wait and see.

Because msfs2020 is new software, new software always takes years to resolve its issues. Especially flight sim stuff, where everything is required to behave perfectly all the way through a 10 hour flight.

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