My wish list:
-ATC actually vectoring traffic around each other, not just reporting them.
-SIDs and STARs
-GET THE AI
AIRCRAFT THE HECK OFF THE RUNWAY AFTER THEY LAND!!!!
-on that note, space the aircraft on final properly, so that you don't get (as I did not too long ago), a string of about 20 planes, seemingly 100 feet apart, all go around in unison. This also means dividing traffic properly between the two runways. At EWR
, for instance, most flights come from the west, and use 22R or 4L. What runway is closest to the terminal and thus gets all the departing flights? Why, 22R/4L of course. Massive traffic jamups! Meanwhile, the aircraft that land on 22L/4R can't cross to get to their gates because of all the traffic.
-allow position and holds and runway crossings in the time that one aircraft has landed and another is waiting to take off.
-use of two runways that intersect simultaneously
-when you fly an approach, not have the approach control hand you off to tower when you are 40 miles out
-(this would be really hard but really cool)Have a briefing thing before the flight where you file your flight plan, get clearance and weather for the trip, and possibly reroutes or holds for traffic or weather purposes
-have flight service stations to provide weather information and forecasts enroute
-allow reroutes around weather and bypassing waypoints while in flight
-more realistic fog
-precipitation changes runway traction
-less abrupt wind changes
-wind at altitude forecasting
-the ability to check current weather around the world, maybe using TAFs?
-better looking clouds (like the ones from Fly!, that really looked as if you were flying through clouds instead of textures).
-this is a big one, but does anyone remember Fly! panels? Those were amazing. Not everything worked, but wow did it make you feel like you were flying the real thing instead of a simulation. Make them like that. I'm not asking for every switch to work or every system to be exactly modeled, but just do what Fly! did and I'll be in heaven.
-have strobe lights flash at different times for AI
-more realistic ground handling
-not have the simulator pause when you press Alt
-give the logbook entries a bigger limit, a much bigger limit
-bring back the Pro Version, and make it really good. Really really good. And feel free to charge a lot more for it. I'll pay. And I bet there are loads of devoted simmers who would say the same.
This is a big list, but I really do appreciate what MS
did from 2002 to 2004, it's really great. The ATC list is so big because the real thing is so complex, not because MS
did a bad job with it. Keep up the good work!!!