I remember when the Comanche was cancelled some people wanted them ripped out of EECH by the modders because it would suddenly be "unrealistic" to have them in the game anymore.
Of course, coming from the SFP1/2 community, where modders make planes that never were built let alone simply failed to enter service, and then model them as accurately as they could (I love flying the B-70 for instance), I've always appreciated fidelity over "realism". Maybe it was never built, or just not built yet, maybe because in Real Life it would cost too much, break down too often, fail in rain, whatever, I don't care. I just like seeing something that COULD exist modeled to as high a fidelity (as if it DID exist) as possible.
Of course, OFP and Arma have never existed in real terrain. There is no Everon, to Takistan, no Chernarus. Totally ridiculous names for made up locations that are nowhere on the planet (and never will...you can't someday "build" a new island). Made up factions only backed by real US and Russian units. But that's ok? It's not real, but that gets a pass?
You're cherry picking what aspects must be accurate and what can not and then slapping a catch-all "realistic" label based on that set of criteria, conveniently ignoring all the ones that are contrary to it. Then one thing pops up you're NOT willing to ignore and the realistic label comes off and instead you slap on some equally ridiculous "fantasy" label or something. Then when people point out that attitude isn't very reasonable, you protest.
Might as well say everyone under 200lbs is skinny and everyone over 200lbs is obese, regardless if they're 4'9" or 6'10".
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