Why did I think I could just get into general/commercial aviation and just fly? Why did I think I wouldn’t get into the plane Pokémon like I do with DCS? Why!!!..
I’m already £500 down after getting the yoke and throttle quadrant I told myself I had to have and now myself is telling me I need new planes. I must have them or a pixie dies or something… And they’re not cheap, some more expensive than DCS modules.
I feel your pain. I was happy with DCS until I decided to check out theses forums, liked what I saw and signed up. Now it is DCS, XP-11, IL-2 Great battles and more money spent on modules, aircraft, ‘plug-ins’ etc than I care to admit… I am eyeing off MSFS and know I will have to upgrade to XP-12 sometime soon.
Would probably cry if I added up the cost of everything I bought for FSX to get it “just” right, before realizing that just because I loved combat flight sims, it didn’t automatically follow that I’d love civil flight sims.
It didn’t compute, it must be I don’t have the proper computer specs/mesh/terrain/aircraft/aitraffic/missions/clouds/controllers/mustache/etc. It was a relief when I finally stopped and admitted that even though I wanted to like it, it just wasn’t much fun for me unless there was bombing or dogfighting involved.
Now of course this did not stop me from me from buying MSFS 2020 this week on sale, but (I swear!!!) that was purely about seeing the eye candy as I have myself I fancy 3080. It looks good!
In the real world of aviation, the word “type rating” plays an eminate role. Meaning: pilot should be proficient in one - or two? - types of aircraft. Simmers are aiming at aircraft complying with the real world. Hence one or two complicated aircraft can be managed. So why buying hangars full and complaining? Stick to one or two types according to you likes and enjoy flying. Happy New Year
Very good point, and one I struggle with. I love them all, but can only get good at a few. I keep coming back to the Hornet, although I’m trying to love the Viper more. And the F-14/Viggen will always be there.