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Am I loosing my touch?

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Do any of you ever feel the need for a break from FS after a little while. I mean, I was just about to hop in and fly, but the problem is, I can't seem to find what had me so in love with it in the begiinning. Does happen to all of you, or am I finally ridding myself of the beautiful effect FS has on me. Does it mean that my fondness of flight is no longer authentic, or is it true that at one point, you find you need a break away from the sim. I really don't know, for example, I was just about to hop into a 737 and take a quick hop, but then I just thought, "naaaaahh..." The last thing I want is to have all this acquired knowledge wasted as merely a hobby. Your comments are always welcome.

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roger123 Trainee

crosscheck9 wrote:

Do any of you ever feel the need for a break from FS after a little while. I mean, I was just about to hop in and fly, but the problem is, I can't seem to find what had me so in love with it in the begiinning. Does happen to all of you, or am I finally ridding myself of the beautiful effect FS has on me. Does it mean that my fondness of flight is no longer authentic, or is it true that at one point, you find you need a break away from the sim. I really don't know, for example, I was just about to hop into a 737 and take a quick hop, but then I just thought, "naaaaahh..." The last thing I want is to have all this acquired knowledge wasted as merely a hobby. Your comments are always welcome.

Don't despair my friend. I had the same problem and left flight sim alone for quite a long time.
Then I had the misfortune to suffer the death of my dear wife, earlier this year (44 yrs married)
As I went through the "recovery" stage, I thought what can I do to fill time.
I decided to go back to flight sim again. I don't spend all of my time on it-but is certainly helps.
🙂

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Roger, I'm sorry to hear that. May she rest in eternal peace.

I'm happy you were able to find your way back to FS, but does it take something so drastic to spark someone's love for it, and open his eyes again, before he realizes it's true grace. I mean, I had a burning fire for it, not more than 1 month ago....It's now been about 2 weeks since my last flight, besides fooling around in the Extra 300S, and I feel.......kind of ashamed....as if I abandoned a responsibility Crying or Very sad

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Roger, my deepest condolences.

When I get that feeling that... nope I'll fly tomorrow, I try a completely different type of aircraft in a part of the world that I haven't seen (in the sim) before.

Radar

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Roger, may your wife rest in peace.

Sometimes I want to start a flight but I don't have all the necessary time to finish it that day so I don't use my sim that day. But I am always thinking about which routes should I fly and which aircraft should I use.

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

Thanks for the advice guys - But do you get this feeling often, or is it very rare? It doens't mean anything, right? It doesn't necessarily mean that I will never love the thing as I did in the beggining..(lol, it feels like I'm talking about marriage, by the way I describe my fondness with the sim 😂 ) Thanks again 😉

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Relax. If it is temporary boredom, it will pass and you'll be flying again. Maybe different flights areas, planes, etc will help.

If it's permanent, there's nothing to worry about. You'll find another interest and all will be well.

Either way, you can't lose. 😉

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roger123 Trainee

Radar Man and Agus 404
Thank you for your kind remarks.

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roger123 Trainee

Crosscheck 9
Thank you for your kind remark too.

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Jake (JarJarBinks) Chief Captain

sometimes I take a break for months last time it was a year

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Insight Chief Captain

very sad news roger, my sympathies to you and may she rest in peace

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Jake (JarJarBinks) Chief Captain

crosscheck there is nothing to worry about sometimes Im only flying for a week. it doesn`t mean anything sometimes .... wait wait wait you just need a little variaty like ive got Black Hawk Down, Joint Operations, Age OF The Empires, Battlefileld 1942, and Battlefield Vietnam. sometimes I need a little variaty.

Its like I guess.. OK... you can`t just eat one food item like if you go to Mc Donnelds you mite get a big and tasty with fries and a coke. THATS more than one food group. Its normal there is nothing to worry about.

EVERYTHING IS OK

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PanAmerican Captain

I do tend to get board of FS2004 sometimes, so it's always best to have a back up game, until you feel like playing again.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

The teachings of a great sage can be summed up with one word :

Impermanence...

😉

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roger123 Trainee

Insight wrote:

very sad news roger, my sympathies to you and may she rest in peace

Thank you my friend

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Roger my deepest sumpathy to you my friend.

Crooscheck.Take it easy and dont get stress from your feelings or reactions.
You will have a lot of opportunities in your (i wish very long)life,that you will notice such kind of reactions from yourself...
I wish only with issues like FS and not for more serious... 😉

(I make clear that FS is a serious point in ourlives,but in my humble opinion not more serious than realife...unfortunately) 😉

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kevin2003 Trainee

My sincere condolences Rodger.I hope all is well with you.

Crosscheck,a break from something like FS9 can be quite a good thing.It may allow us to see other things that heretofore we might have neglected.It will certainly enable us to see our hobby with a fresh set of eyes and ideas.

Reading through the forums and scanning ServeInfo it seems to me that that many of us choose to fly jet aircraft.Boeing and Airbus are the usual culprits.In truth,these are dull aircraft.Even in real life they are dull aircraft and in the context of FS9, hobbyists find they are reduced to pushing buttons rather than flying them.

That was me a year ago 'till someone suggested I fly the C172 crosscountry.I did and it re-awakened my passion for FS9.No autopilot,No buttons......just fly/takeoff/land.I then bought RealAir Simulations SF260 Marchetti and flying in VC mode is truly amazing.

You may already fly online with Vatsim/IVAO but if not this experience will bring you in contact with loads of like-minded people online.There is a learning curve and many questions to be asked and answered but if you're up for it.....it is a wonderful challenge.

But sure...take a break.Stretch your legs and clear your head.Its a good thing.

regards

kevin

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