I've got about 300hrs so far and while I am still quite impressed with it, it is very frustrating (nearly infuriating) how much work it still needs.
Built in ATC is an absolute joke. Previous versions of the sim had a better version, though still with issues. Some things that should be easy to correct, such as "Live Traffic" aircraft constantly being told to descend and maintain 10000 feet, have yet to be addressed. I believe this to be a conscious decision by ASOBO. They don't want to take the time to do it.
The Garmin avionics still need a lot of work. Thankfully, the team as brought on Working Title to fix this. Working Title quickly, and distributed for free, a mod for the avionics that is quite remarkable. Once again, ASOBO made a decision to "half-ass" the avionics.
Real Weather still needs help. Probably because MeteoBlue won't acknowledge that their system for global weather is ill suited for the task.
Nothing ticks me off more than people who have the ability to do a job right the first time making a conscious, deliberate decision to "half-ass" something.
DXing wrote:...the amount of aircraft they are adding and the rate are pretty slow.
I've noted this as well. I'm not sure if it's because the community expects much higher quality than in the past or because it's much harder to create aircraft for the new version. I have read that some of the commercial developers have opted to start from scratch rather than port over aircraft from older versions.
I'm also surprised there hasn't been a lot more livery options for the default aircraft. Those came out within days of the sim dropping, so I expected there to by so many more by now. It was nice to see some of the classic fictitious airline liveries from the past sims make their way back to the sim.
Lucas wrote:I love how easy it is to install addons.
That is very welcome! So far, I've only installed the Garmin stuff from Working Title, but I'm still blown away by how easy it is to install and remove. Well, easy once you find the community folder.
Let's go Brandon