While I can certainly empathize with Frey’s position – as I think he is just trying to remind everyone that we should be more thankful for what we do
have, rather than being disappointed by what we don’t.
However, that said, I can also see the points of others as well, even if I can’t agree entirely with them.
Look at it this way...
Instead of coming at this with everyone’s own “selfish” point of view (as we all want specific features, and think they are most important to add next – my personal is AI improvements in both gunnery and flight skill
) – try seeing this from the developer’s point of view.
How long have they been working tirelessly on Rise of Flight? Coming up on 3 years now, more if you include all the time in pre-beta and alpha stages!
After what, 28 aircraft - Churning out more aircraft has got be pretty darn boring for them these days. I mean really! Especially with the limited data they have on FMs. Would you all be happy in such a repetitive job? My guess is no. Additionally, it wouldn’t be very business savvy to keep ROF the same – and just add more aircraft – they’re constantly striving to make core improvements – as they should.
These guys are probably itching for a challenge, to try something a little different, something new. Look at all the recent scuttlebutt of going WW2 and stuff. No, I think (hope) they want to improve what they already have. Previously, they branched out into multi-engine and we got the HP 400 and the Gotha out of the deal!
Now, I think the advancement comes to water! Currently, we have wheels touching the water and wham, we make a big splash…no skipping on water surface at all. It looks like we are going to get some better physics in regards with water. And this time, we get a few float planes out of the deal.
I think, no matter which direction ROF takes in 2012, it will be UP!
It’s just one more thing to add to the fundamental physics - the core of ROF if you will – and we get some cool little baubles along the way!
It’s all in how you look at it. Just like some may see me in a cheerleader’s outfit as well.