By Kieran Samuel Cross 1298134
#516583
Josh Glottmann 1275389 wrote:Why does vPilot need to handle weather? There are plenty of free addons you can download that handle weather for FSX/P3D.


It doesn't need to, but it'd be nice if it could, right? Presumably, that's why it's a suggestion, not a demand.
By Bradley Grafelman 1242018
#516601
Kieran Samuel Cross 1298134 wrote:it'd be nice if it could, right?

Actually, IMHO, no, it wouldn't.

Properly parsing real-world weather sources and injecting them into the simulator isn't a task without its own logic and problems to solve. There are already software solutions out there that focus on this one task. Expanding vPilot's core roles to include weather would require more effort from its developer - both initially and as ongoing maintenance. It's one more thing that would need to be developed, iterated, tested, etc., and thus one more thing that could be a source of bugs/errors.

The phrase "jack of all trades, master of none" seems relevant.