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OP-ED

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:20 pm
by Gunny
Let me state first that I love this place and it's followers.Let me also state that my opinions are strictly my own and not based on spite but true concern for its future.After a long absents from YSFHQ I returned to find it exactly as I had left it stagnating (With a few exceptions.) in its past glory.The add-on section is lacking in any new ideas.Mostly repaints of long ago created airliners and military aircraft.The driving force and inspiration for YSflight and YSFHQ was always its ability to create its own creative environment.In my opinion, in general, that has been lost.If I were not heavily emotionally invested here I would probably leave due to overwhelming boredom.So I can just imagine what people getting here new must think after being here for a while.We should all be concerned with that thought.Creativity and creative diversity in add-ons.There are more airplanes in this world and others than military and heavy's people.There is a whole market out there that would truly enjoy flying light and private aircraft in YS and not have to pay the ridiculous prices of the commercially available flight sims or hardware to fly them or the time required to actually learn to fly them.I understand that GAC has many light aircraft.But many are turned off by their lack of detail and moving parts and I admit I am one of them.Give people more aircraft choices than Military or the airlines to fly on YS servers.(With the exception of YS civil aviation server of course ;) )
I am sorry if some take exception to my post.But this has been bothering me for quite some time.
With fondest regard Gunny.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:16 am
by u2fly
Agree in some moments:
1) General Aviation - its really needed for YSFlight, and I'm working on some aircrafts & sceneries specially for GA.
2) Stagnating - its problem of YSFlight development process, that depend only from one man, and not follow community future requests. But, hey, did you sew latest YSFlight 20170517 test version? Its look cool, and look like Soji back to active development of it.
3) No new add-ons - I must say, that its problem of current world situation (read news - all around in the world gone wild), so many of users not has too much time for add-on's development. But, I think, soon we all could back to active development. Also, we got few new amazing birds - decaff's F-35 pack! ;-)

Problem of YSFHQ currently is, that we need more active users, so all current users must try do some marketing for YSFlight somewhere on other web sites. Currently on YSFHQ we are like inside nutt shell.

We need post more info about YSFlight on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all other popular web resources, but in same time we need post in interesting manner with good looking media, with more fun. This is my point of view.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:18 am
by Neocon
I'm thinking maybe we should make a "YSFHQ GA club. There could be a single pack and everyone makes their own GA aircraft paint and submits it and HQ staff will add it to the pack. All aircraft would be limited to prop or turboprop with seating for 15 or fewer including crew. We could have fly-ins or other events just for GA club flights.

If we get more people interested in smaller aircraft, maybe we will get more smaller aircraft models. :)

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:55 am
by Vic Viper
I'll take Pat's idea and raise it. Gunny, do you remember back in YSPilots the addon contests that went on? We got a lot of new, unique aircraft that way, both civi and military. We should organize something like that again.

I will say this though, server activity has never been better over the past 2 or 3 years.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:23 am
by Barr
You need to start a fire and keep it lit.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:55 am
by dbd000
Patrick31337 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 12:18 am
I'm thinking maybe we should make a "YSFHQ GA club. There could be a single pack and everyone makes their own GA aircraft paint and submits it and HQ staff will add it to the pack. All aircraft would be limited to prop or turboprop with seating for 15 or fewer including crew. We could have fly-ins or other events just for GA club flights.

If we get more people interested in smaller aircraft, maybe we will get more smaller aircraft models. :)
Couldn't agree more! (Btw Pat, feel free to release the N337NC repaint I sent you earlier)

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:10 am
by Gunny
It takes a lot of hot air to fan the flames of change around here.Fortunately, there is no shortage here :D
Barracuz wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 3:23 am
You need to start a fire and keep it lit.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:56 am
by Barr
Gunny wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 4:10 am
It takes a lot of hot air to fan the flames of change around here.Fortunately, there is no shortage here :D
Barracuz wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 3:23 am
You need to start a fire and keep it lit.
ay. We have plenty of addons. IMO more addons wont solve the problem. *For years addons have been the communitys sole focus and people are getting bored. We have to get the whole community (or whole GA community) invovled and busy with something.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:10 am
by Swift
Barracuz wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 4:56 am
Gunny wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 4:10 am
It takes a lot of hot air to fan the flames of change around here.Fortunately, there is no shortage here :D
Barracuz wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 3:23 am
You need to start a fire and keep it lit.
ay. We have plenty of addons. IMO more addons wont solve the problem. *For years addons have been the communitys sole focus and people are getting bored. We have to get the whole community (or whole GA community) invovled and busy with something.
Mass Beech rally anyone?

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 am
by Neocon
When I finish the An-2-100, I'm going to start an overhaul of the GAC Baron 58.

My server will host a GA-aircraft-only event this summer. We have enough models to do that right now.

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:35 am
by Swift
Patrick31337 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 am
When I finish the An-2-100, I'm going to start an overhaul of the GAC Baron 58.

My server will host a GA-aircraft-only event this summer. We have enough models to do that right now.
Sounds great, I'll wind up trying my hand at a Staggerwing fanboy tiiiiiiiiiiime

Re: OP-ED

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:11 am
by Nodoka Hanamura
I'm not surprised that your bringing this to light, Gunny, and frankly it's understandable. Since time immemorial GA has been left behind. I haven't seen a high quality GA aircraft in so long.