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  1. Oh gosh!! Oh gosh!!! I think I just lots control of all my bodily functions simultaneously! I'll be back! Thanks for that Aimee!
  2. Definitely a World simulator for me too Scott and Andy . I also use the sim in multiple ways and love maximum depth and versatility. Without that direction I think I would have lost sufficient interest in this hobby long ago to quite some extent...but thanks to great companies like Orbx and Turbulent existing who don't shy away from innovation, pushing the boundaries, animation, quality of detail within the airport/terminals as well as crucially creating detailed and locally-atmospheric surrounding cities, natural landscapes and POIs closer and closer to the real world, I was rescued and don't have to worry about losing interest in buying sceneries due to any lack of immersion as this world simulator keeps getting topped-up with more and more interesting things to see and a sense of a living dynamic world to fly and explore on land and water too, and that with negligible or irrelevant performance impact...fabulous development skills! P3D is after all marketed as a Land, Air and Sea simulator ultimately and I hope that capability keeps getting developed alongside constantly improving hardware so as much versatility of scenarios and flexibility and depth of use can be extracted from the simulator by as wide a variety of users, and therefore potential customers, that exist as is possible at any one time. We are indeed a very diverse bunch for sure, with a lot of great commonality but there is a substantial segment that loves to see detailed, immersive, alive, wide detailed-coverage areas and innovative dynamic scenery that can be explored indoor and out and not just limited to airport buildings either, being created by specialist Scenery developers like Orbx/Turbulent etc. It's exactly what makes these scenery developers great scenery developers. So I simply and humbly add to the group of opinions above in this favour and say keep up the great work and please don't stop innovating. So many exciting projects in the works right now here thanks to that innovation towards a closer immersion to reality within the sim world...and it all works and performs well! That constant advance is what keeps me glued and hooked . Please never stop doing what you do devs. Keep exciting us and giving us more of the real world to experience in our sim world. I can see that for some above it makes quite a difference to their lives and that sense gives me great joy to see . That's another little 2 cents added to the debate anyway. An interesting discussion.
  3. Thanks for the extra insight and facts Fred. I am absolutely loving this product. Yes, I noticed from your earlier comments that the old towns on the west coast of the IJsselmeer are some of your favourite places and in the sim I can definitely see why to the extent I can't wait to see those old towns in reality for myself. I also watched a documentary on the Deltawerken some time ago and it was fascinating and impressive, both the scale and capability of the project. Regarding ugly industrial places, these exist almost everywhere but remember, even the ugliest industrial places are a beauty in themselves when seen within the simulator...when it comes to simulator scenery...reality is beauty in itself! The fact that everywhere can be driven to within 1 - 3 hours makes it an ideally convenient country for visiting. Looking forward to it...but for now there's so much goodness in this scenery... ...I feel TrueEarth is a leap forward by this incredible company and a great success as a scenery and sign of things to come...we, on all decent flight sim platforms, live in truly exciting times thanks largely to Orbx! Thanks again Fred for enlightening me further on your country! Our world is such an endlessly fascinating and diverse wonderland! All the best, Sid
  4. Very nice work Matteo! Looking forward to completing my Gold Coast scenery and adding another much-needed destination for flights operating in the Oceania/Asia-Pacific parts of the world
  5. Congratulations Doug! Wishing you and Mina a wonderful and blessed future together!
  6. I like a person who can both be proud of his country and equally easily make light fun of it and his countrymen too...and Fred you fit that picture perfectly . Downloading your beautiful country as I type. I'm going to love exploring every inch of it as I'm just as mesmerized at its organisational beauty as I've noticed Jack Sawyer is. The preview screenshots have really showed why the Dutch are the masters of the world when it comes to Marine and Hydro engineering. Those waterways look so good that I'll also have to find a way to get one of Larry's navigable boats to see the country through its extensive waterways, if that's even possible. With half the country below sea level I cant wait to explore how your nation has literally reclaimed the sea and engineered a country. Netherlands TrueEarth just goes to show that flat can be damn exciting and gorgeous. I just know that once I've 'learnt the Netherlands' through the sim and got all my bearings, I cannot wait to actually cross the sea and start visiting and exploring all its geometry and beauty and history and engineering wonders on holidays in person as have never been there yet even though its been on the list for a long time now. Well, Orbx just got the Dutch Tourist board another visitor sooner rather than later now. Must be lovely in summer.
  7. Yup! We're all oiled up and good to go our end too John! Hit 'release' whenever you like and watch those servers go crazy! So excited for our first taste of TrueEarth HD!
  8. Seriously, Wow!! This is going to break new records all over again!! Can't wait! Ive been so sick all through the winter since before christmas, hence not posted for such a long while but seeing this has really lifted my spirits...Thank you all at Orbx for such amazingly detailed work in raising the bar entirely guys! Great showcase Iain and good to see those famous 3 words. The most excited I've been since the night FTX Global was first released
  9. Just keep it on the wish list Derek and I'm sure you'll get round to it some day. Just don't hang around waiting and hoping for a day when Orbx suddenly stops pumping out interesting and exciting scenery though because the way things are going in this incredible Anniversary year, you'll never get round to it ...I think you'll have to set aside a different budget from scenery at least, if you're to have any chance cos the great sceneries are a coming strong and fast soon by the looks of things. I do hope you get to try it out in the near future though and good luck in fulfilling the perpetual never-ending and seemingly unattainable wish list of hardware/software that just keeps on growing for all us flight simmers!
  10. I have one Derek and I love it...The more senses stimulated the more immersive the experience I find. Its no motion simulator but it certainly helps give you the sense you are not stationary. So I 'd second your recommendation.
  11. Right now I'm just stunned and lost for words regarding every single aspect of this news Jarrad! Except to say I'm absolutely whole-heartedly over the moon to see this new innovative FTX product line bringing a whole new dimension, immersion and level of possibilities into the Orbx world. Worldwide CityScenes injecting more life and unique vistas of hopefully some really interesting, distinct and characterful cities all around the globe! This will undoudtedly come with even more positive knock-on effects. Just what the doctor ordered for an even healthier sim experience. Simming just got a massive upgrade in my opinion! Thank you! Thank you! Truly, Thank you! I'll be buying every CityScene around the world! Emmsie, your shots...that city is looking beautiful! Looking forward to even more stunning shots and exploring Gold Coast as soon as its released. And then of course, I'll definitely need YBCG when that's released or how else will I get there . Delighted Jarrad! And great vision by Orbx and John...never ceases to surprise and delight! Last but not least, a huge customer welcome to Orbx's team Allen! So looking forward to everything you are going to bring to the table. Judging from Emmsie's shots and Jarrad's words, we are undoubtedly in for some spectacular and far-reaching treats from you in 2018 and the years ahead!
  12. Happy Birthday to a true Legend!! Thank you sincerely for all the advancements you have made and continue to make on the Flight sim globe for all of us to marvel at !! We all notice the magic! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend celebrating! Best wishes, Sid
  13. Indeed, Happy Birthday John!!! Love what you do here! Have a wonderful day celebrating and a great year ahead! All the best, Sid
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