Well, I imagine the IPACS Aerofly FS 4 product manager is looking at this thread with amusement and thinking to him or herself, "Small number of comments by the usual cast of suspects, oh yeah this would be a real money maker...we will get right on it...NOT!"
Most users dont write here ...
But I think there are many thousend who will pay a 10 or 20 Euro DLC if its good ...
But as I write ... its risky ... they have to work .. and in future they see if money comes back
Afterwards, you also have to take other parameters into account, such as traffic, water, the weather, which are non-existent, but which require a lot of resources. Not sure that after that we would still be in the top, level speed or fluidity (FPS) But for me, it suits me well.
Yes the "USP" is clearly the good programming and the fast loading times and smooth display (especially in VR) and immersive flying feelings / physics ... also with "not 5000,- Computer-hardware "
Could it be solution, to make a "switch" inside the Sim ... so that you can activate more things .. .like traffic, people, whatever .. that your ressources on your hardware is adjustable ... inside the sim .
Then everyone can decide whether they prefer to have less FPS and more features.
I think this is makeable in the software ?
I hope in the FS4 world for (switchable) driving differnt cars, vans, bus, trains, boats, running people, bicycles , gangway , suitcase van
Of course, if I get good quality new DLC, I'm happy to pay for it , if I want that DLC. I don't have to get anything for free ( except bug fixes ).
I didnt get that anywhere else.
(If I buy a car and the new version of the car has great new features after 12 months... I PAY for them too (if I want them on my old car too.) But if the brakes still don't work properly after 6 months on my new car ... I don't pay for it in the garage/workshop.)
Why should it be different with software ?
I don't know anyone who seriously demands that NEWS THINGS MUST be free?!
So please take my money new (UL) planes please ... and I will of course pay for them.
But I also understand :
there is a risk of investing a lot of time/money before and and then (possibly) generating too few sales.
That is something that I can't assess ...
So a wish (from me) eg. UL-Planes , Autogyro ...nice new sceneries ... whatever is a WISH ..
not more, and has nothing to do ( for me ) with a "free gift" wish ...
End of 90`and begin of 2000 I pay a lot for ms FS Addons ( anyone want this licences / CD`s ? for less money ?) ... When its good, i will reward this with money ...
When I work .. i also want to get money to pay my life ....