Thank you Sergio for your very honest article, your statement is very true !!!
Someone may believe it or not, but mainly because of the massive lack of content, missions, AND proper Heli-Flight-Dynamics, I’ve completely ditched and dumped my P3D simulator almost two months ago.
And X-Plane too, because of the constant and inherent lack of content/missions, etc… . With these two simulators accompanying me, and my life as a simmer became more and more boring to death literally.
Finally I was also done with all these (and in many ways unnacessary) graphic excesses, without offering new flying dynamics, contents, new enhanced AI, missions, something really revolutionary and special to the client from Laminar’s or LM’s side.
The only solution for me was ripping the line, and going back to the roots but more sophisticated of course.
My solution: I consequently went back to FSX (DX10 with Steve’s Fixer). Now and again with some glorious addons which have never been updated for other platforms.
Like JustFlight’s “Airshow Pilot”, or Rescue Pilot, with tons and tons of missions and contents, some just for enterainment and many of them are really demanding, and some almost impossible - a sack full of surprises and choices. Something which X-Plane and P3D cannot deliver nowhere near enough, despite its graphics.
And the main addon, my favourite one I’m using, the core of my “new”, shiny and glorious FSX, is Fred Naar’s legendary HTR Tool - Helicopter Total Realism - THIS IS JUST OUTSTANDING, and the work of a genius.
Now I got back the twitchy and joy bringing Robinson R22 in FSX, which I’ve desperately lost in Aerofly FS2, after IPACS’s decission to defuse the original Flight Model of their R22 (they’ve cut the feathers of an originally beautiful bird to fly).
So, my “new” FSX with Fred’s HTR Tool has replaced three sims for me and also their helicopter flying: Aerofly FS2, X-Plane, and P3D of course. Only AFS2 has survived on my rig for occasional stuff.
And the best of the best: My joy and fulfillment for flight simming came back into my pit, into my heart; and with every day new challenges