Why did I do it?! (A flight simmers lament)

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…:sob::roll_eyes: And they’re not cheap, some more expensive than DCS modules.

Why?! WHYYYYYY!!! :sob:

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I blame the Bad Influencers…

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Welcome to our hobby…
The trick is never do the sum of what you already spent :wink:

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Oh I’ve been flight simming for a long, long time which actually makes this worse lol because I’ve now added another drug to the addiction! Never learn…lol

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Yes! That sounds like a good cop out, I’ll use that :joy:

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Hey now! :wink:

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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.

And yeah, Wot @Troll said :smiley:

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Never count your chips! Or your planes!

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Phew! dodged a bullet myself there, by bouncing off of civilian flightsims a couple of times over the years :wink:

Good luck with the addiction mate, if it becomes problematic, @PaulRix has the number of the local FA (flightsimmers anonymous) chapter. They gave it to him, but he never did anything with it :stuck_out_tongue:

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He did!

He got them all buying planes!

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ROFL - It is only 4 Jan and that has to be in the running for best post of the Year…

BTW you owe me a new keyboard, I just snorted coffee all over this one :stuck_out_tongue:

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I don’t have an addiction issue… I could stop buying new shiny flight sim aircraft and scenery at any time if I wanted to…. :wink:

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let me just buy this new plane or map … just to show how over flight simming I am :laughing:

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I can stop anytime I want!.. :smile:

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Me too… I just don’t want to. :wink:

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It’s true!

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!

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for gods sake dont do it … i did if for DCS and nearly had a heart attack :exploding_head:

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You know the schemes of microtransactions in free to play games, right?

In this flight sims hobby, we have a problem of MACROtransactions in an already, sometimes, full paid flight sims :smiley:

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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

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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.

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