OK, I think we established the fact that some people are really desperate for addon and whine about not being able to get it. That's normal it's human nature to be upset about things you can't get. I can perfectly well undestend that... I can also undestend people who it worked out for, and that have copy of the game that they can enjoy. Finally I can undertstend the latter bunch defending ED for their work on one of the greatest combat flight simulators ever, and slapping on "whiners".
However... That doesn't make this discussion any more civil. Infact last 2-3 pages of this discussion been rather personal pissing contest (pardon my language), between couple of people belonging to two opooisite camps I've described above. Simple fact is I don't want this type of discussion on these forums. And I don't want to close this thread either, as it would reappear under different title pretty soon.
Let me assure you, even thou I am not a spokesman for ED, neither do I posess detailed knowlege of their plans/actions, I do know that they are a very nice bunch of people who try their best to make this sim available for everyone. However life is a ***** and it keeps frowing challenges at them, challenges that may seem trivial to Western person, but that are very hard to overcome in enviroment of modern Russia. But I know that ED is doing their best. Most of the team are flight entusiasts, and when they fly they get the same "wonderful freedom"(sorry that description is rather bad, but my vocab limits my explanation) feeling as most of us so well know and desire...
So please I urge you... People who are really upset about not being able to get FC... Try to put yourself in ED's shoes and walk around in them... Try to understend that most of ED team doesn't visit these forums as they are to busy developing 1.2... Part of the team that is responsible for solving the problems, and do visit these forums, has to deal with Russian and English versions so that are not able to unswer all questions from both forums. They do their best, but can you imagine how frustrating it is to hear someone just flaming your product, product into which you pured your blood and sweat on, for reason that you are not able to control, such as Paypal fiasco?
I worked with ED since autumn. They replyed to my messages and beta-reports, when it was after 12 at night in Moscow. That proves their dedication to the product, at least for me, and I am sure it does for many other people.
People who got the game and are defending ED... I can understend your feelings as well, but at this point your comments just pure petrol straight into the bonfire... It doesn't extinguish it, it only makes the matters worse... Please consider well what you are posting and what you are trying to say. think if someone else said it already, is it really worth repeating? If someone else is behaving unappropriately, is it really worth behaving like them and lovering yourself to their level?
These forums started out very well... At first we had lots of users, and virtually no modding to do. We had a happy community, which was waiting for their dream to come true. It came true for some, it did partially for some others (SF+Paypal+various bugs), and it didn't for these who still don't have FC... Please have the courage to wait a bit longer. I can't say for how long, maybe a day, maybe a week, maybe a month. However, I am sure ED will not give up. They haven't yet, and they will not in forseable future, IMHO.
ED might not be replying simply because they are too busy sorting this out. Or maybe they don't want to give you falce hopes after all unexpected problems they had to face.
Please, just try to understend, that if these forums become less stressed, it will improve things. Nagging very rarely prompts progress, but can quite easily cause domoralisation.
So may I just ask all users, no matter who they are, or what their relation to the sim is... Think about what you post. Try to be friendly to the best of your ability. And don't judge a man before you got into his shoes and walked around in them for a bit.
Many thanks, and I do appoligise for rather poor english.