This was just sent to me. He says he is not ashamed to put it up so, here it is. This is not my work, I think its actually funny that he cant just leave it alone. boy, cant anyone learn. :-lol
Its nice to say..hey, I love you all, no discrimination. I am nice guy. How cute. Mr. Nice Guy.
I discriminate teens in FS2002.
Not in sports...or in sex. But I regard FS2002, and the other versions, as a slightlier more serious game than say...SWAT, or Anti-Terror Squad, or all those first person games with a choice of killing weapons that my 15 year old nephew enjoys so much. Not to mention FIFA or Soccer games or any games with little figures running around. Arcade shoot them up or the sort of the Sonic II CD consoles are what teens like best.
When I took my PPL back in 1977 there were some very expensive simulators where you could sit and practice for your test, navigation with chart plotting, instruments and gauges in a big panel that worked with electric power. It was a serious device for practicing flying. Not a toy.
Today, 25 years later we have something like FS2002, that can be used as a toy or to simulate some basics of flying, at all levels. Anyone can play, but unlike all the other games, there is no mission in this one, no scores, no winner, no shooting, simply because its just a simulation of a professional activity in real life.
I like toys. Someone once said that the only difference between adults and kids is the price of their respective toys.
But usually when you go into a computer game store, wherever you look its only teen and kids game. The store is packed with colorful games for them. They come by the hundreds. We have no chance or respect in computer game shop or section. Everything is done and thought for the teens. Very very few games are for grown ups.
FS2002 can be considered one of those. And I would like to share views, help, opinions etc. in a forum with other people, hence...the FS2002 forum. I want the contacts and realism of expectations to be as real as it gets. That's why it irritates me when I find those obvious teenagers who run into the game with little patience and come up with their arcade ideas. Its not a sin or a rude attitude to expect to have just one game, one little corner, where you can discuss things at a higher level, and where developpers are also extremely good professionals well in their 30's or 40's.
The stars and galaxies are fascinating. Teenagers have the Star Wars series or they can go to a planetarium and learn the basics of our universe. But imagine a Forum with guys like Stephen Hawking and other phisics that wish to discuss interesting matters and the same forum is constantly flooded by teenagers having their say...
Come on... there is standard for everything. Teenagers should be encouraged to play FS2002. I try to get my son and nephews into it, in vain I must say. But there is no harm to let them know that they should shut up and learn, read more and talk less, upload less splash screens and search more the archives...its a game, but not in the same level as the ones they are used to. The fun of the game is make it as real as it gets, and simulate the seriousness of flying, the discipline and attitude is part of the game as well.
So teenagers...I discriminate you...and I am not ashamed about it.
Luis Kmentt Jr.