I've tried to avoid being one to jump on the MS bashing bandwagon, but I'm afraid after seeing several screen shots on this and other forums of scenery mistakes, recoding of FD's and the like, I finally need to say something. I ran into one of my own quirks this morning. I installed the fabulous PMDG 737-7H4 and was on a trip from KSEA-KLAS. The trip itself was decent, and given my 2 year old machine the system performance was acceptable. I was using the FS/Jeppesen weather which was 24 hours old, but that minor gripe aside, the PMDG performed magnificently. Upon arrival, obtaining the ATIS I received this:
KLAS weather 1400Z, winds calm, few clouds -400 scattered 12,000 temp blah blah...
-400?? Sure enough after roll out, there we were taxiing through fog on a hot clear summer day in Vegas.
Now, having said all that, I finally think it beholding to MS to patch this thing. Too many mistakes, in a rush to get it on the shelves, whatever the reason it's too late to correct sloppy workmanship for the first release. So...PATCH IT! NOW!
And for those of you Microbots who are company apologists, save your breath because I don't buy the "it's only a $54 sim" excuse. Doesn't matter. Customer service and quality control principles should be the same whether you're paying $64,000 or $64. Captain Sim and PMDG have been EXCELLENT in the customer service department, fixing, patching and tweaking in order for their products to work in this new sim. They have bent over backwards to serve their customers. And they are small businesses. I feel totally satisfied as a paying customer as they address issues immediately and work to solve them.
Fix it. We're paying cutomers. Not too much to ask. -400 ft? As real as it gets? No wonder the U.S. Navy took a pass on this version for training purposes.