This attitude of “be grateful for what you get” is a terrible mindset to have that will only stifle the improvement of this game by creating contentment within the community and development team. Nobody is saying things have to be perfect, but many of these issues that people are pointing out aren’t “2 inches above where it should be” considering people are seeing these issues with their naked eye. From my involvement with IF and the little bit I have been able to see behind the scenes, the developers are very receptive to feedback and willing to make changes to improve their product, and it’s in their best interest as well that you point out these issues, as it creates a more refined and competitive product compared to the alternatives on the market. Yes, it’s not going to be perfect, but it should be made as best as possible. People need to stop trying to defend the developers like they are this small indie team working on an up and coming game anymore. Infinite Flight is now mainstream in the market, which was only confirmed by the recent Navigraph Flight Simulator survey showing how popular it was. With competitors up and coming now, it should be all gas, no brakes as much as possible. Don’t try to put down people for attempting to give constructive criticism to improve the product they are receiving, as their feedback benefits everyone.
I think a great example from another industry that illustrates what happens when you sit at the top ignoring issues without trying to innovate comes from the CPU market, AMD Vs Intel is a great example. To give some context, Intel was the “old man” in this market who once they had their top seat, they began to ignore issues brought up by users and failed to create a better more innovative product because of it. This gave AMD the ability to catch up and create a viable competitor who is now taking over the market. This connects to IF because now that we are seeing other mobile global and online simulators pop up, you no longer have the ability to chill out and admire your work, you must keep going. With the smaller size of the Infinite Flight development team, their community is a great asset to point out issues that they may miss, leading to a superior product that is continuously improved.