Ok, ok, before burning me at the stake let me clarify my opinion , because reading your replies I assume I didn't express myself properly
I'm not against the Flying Circus announcement, in fact I think is a good funding resource for devs. And I know that sooner or later, I'll end buying it because I love this planes and I like this team and the quality of their products. But, as someone posted a couple of days before, RoF has not "officially" finnish its development, so I was expecting some kind of attention on it, as many of you. But what I found is that none is going to be done with RoF, not even the official statement of support retirement. So my feeling is that RoF lovers are only a founding source. I know its more like heartbraking than rational thinking, but that's what I feel. I think Rof is abandoned, and a great sim like this deserves a honorable endind.
And now, some points on your replies:
I hope guys like you, Mertons, remained forever trapped within the confines of the "old" Rise of Flight, because if this is your reaction to the news, then this is where you belong.
Meanwhile, people who like to take advantage of new technologies, increased computing power over the last 10 years, and want some life breathed into their preferred era of air combat should be very happy.
It sounds a bit rough on your part since you don't know what other sims/games I use to play (modern or old), but I can assure you that I also prefer up-to-date tech sims to oldies. Apart from BoX (that I own and fly, as I said in my first post) I fly in DCS and Elite:Dangerous, which I suppose are current enough for you, aren't they? And what is more, people flying older sims like BMS, IL2 1946 or CloD should also be trapped wherever you say? (just kidding )
BTW Like ROF started as finished product at beginning ? Nobody is calling next product ROF2 just futher development in this genre.
For you doing nothing is better bacouse you will not have it all at once. Thanks for helping this genere survive.
Of course RoF was what it was at the beggining, and that's the reason why I supported it until I bought all the content (except 4 field mods of 2 seaters I have never flown). I've bought BOS, BOM, BOK, collector planes and scripted campaigns, even ST. MIhiel campaing for RoF, so don't put me under accusation of not supporting genre. And as I said in my first post I'd be more than glad of buying a ROF 2 , but as a new sim with full content, not just a planeset with a piece of map that I already own. And let me remind you that only one who did something for RoF in last years was Pat Wilson, not Devs. Not even skinpacks until some months ago.
I guess if one was expecting the devs to do all the work of porting RoF to the new engine, DX11, VR, etc. and give it away for free to those who purchased RoF, then I guess I could understand how someone with Mertons' view on things could only see bad news in this latest announcement.
But, seriously, I think such a world view would be completely unrealistic, and I see nothing but good news in the announcement about Flying Circus. RoF getting renewed attention from the devs, and especially getting VR support - OMG !! What's not to like??
You're right, at this point of development it is impossible to port RoF, but many here and at the IL2 forum agreed that some implementations, at least at the beggining were possible, like the ones regarding mission editor. Everyone assumed that with such a small team and budget it would be difficult, but never was officially denied by Devs, so fools like me (and someone I can't remember asking in the forum a few days ago) still hoped that some sort of updated might be done to RoF in the near future. And with the post of Jason here calling for the announcement...
In mere words, after years of claiming for updates or news for RoF, I expected something different today than a portion of planes and a map for BoX. It's a logical and right commercial model, but it's not a crime to disagree, I think. And, after all, I'm just a customer, and I believe that deciding where I put my money doesn't make me a better or worse person, as could be interpreted from some replies here.