Well. I think this post allows me to express my thoughts instead of arguing in my mind with Orbx
As it happened to KORDATC, the release of PAKT shocked me. I jumped of happiness when I saw it released, inmediate thought was, Gosh I already have NSS version..third thought was, well Orbx must be better....but I didn't replace current vesion even being Orbx one at a very low price.
There is something you should never lose, your crown. That crown was earned by creating unique charming destinations with little details, by the great support you offer and by this forum that ties all.
It doesn't matter if you create big or small airports, that is not the point but the quality of them. Sceneries seemed to have been created with passion, with love. You can feel that. Take a look at Narvik for example, in any season. There are a bunch of them to mention.
It is not that you don't put love or details in current MSFS versions but some things don't seem to match. For example Meribel. Such a nice spot, very nicely done but suddenly you see the square avatars of P3D that don't fit no more. Developers are improving even in such secondary details.
Your seceneries had the wow factor everywhere, and you must keep that impact and even do better and beyond others to keep your crown.
What meant Orbx for me?
Well.. quality, the best developer in the world, a very exclusive developer, a sort of club I wanted to be a memeber of. Your sceneries were unique, exclusive, like jewelry. Saying I have Orbx products gave a sort of feeling of pride, I got the best of the best. It drove me crazy and two years or so I had bought the whole catalog for P3D with the exception of last TE products as MSFS was on the way. I spent entire days exploring and I was simply in love with some products, products that I asked for to be made for MSFS and in many cases was never replied.
Products that are currently out there made by others !! Sadly but also fortunately because you won't miss flying them.
PAKT, KEKA, SEKIU, LDRI, LDDU to mention some are all out there! made by others, even freeware like Samedan and Milford Sound and really good but hey!.., these were your jewels.. this should not have happened. It feels like they entered the house and stole your jewelry, we all saw that robbery and Orbx seems not to care at all.
Is like if others tell you hey your kingdom just ended, you no longer rule, you lost your exclusivity. And that cannot happen becuase it leaves us without our pride for the very worldwide known Orbx unique products. Eveything that had Orbx brand should be kept so in any platform.
Let me go back to Narvik. I became fan of Orbx because of this scenery. Then I did my best to buy all of your products as a gesture or gratitude and to be part of this wonderful exclusive world. This said, what do you think I will feel when I see Narvik made by any son of neighbour?
Sadness, becuase you lost another chance to claim a destination known as unique to Orbx.
I totally understand that anybody can make the airports they desire, but in your case, being on top of any other, you should be two steps ahead others and reposition all your products, the products that gave you in return this huge amount of fans and never in a lower quality or detail that a competitor or an amateur. Otherwise you will become any other developer, and we would had lost our very exclusive club.
I hope you don't take in a wrong way my comment, I do love Orbx, I love your products and everything related to you and this is actually why I am saying this. Keep ruling!