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If you need yet another reason to visit Flight Sim 2017 at Cosford this year, then allow us to fill that void. If you come and visit us during the show, we’ll give you a free raffle ticket which will be put into a lucky draw to win some great prizes! It’s as simple as that. There’s no cost at all, just simply make sure your name and email / phone number is clearly written on the back of the ticket and you can have a chance to win some cool stuff.
Also at our stand, and thanks to MK-Studios, you can also take fly around their latest scenery Fuerteventura. We’ll also be giving away plenty of copies too.
Thanks to the generosity of several developers and SimMarket, we’re able to offer you a huge range of goodies to win! SimMarket has been amazing and has donated us our top prize of €100 worth of vouchers to spend on their store. It’s very generous and we can’t thank them enough for providing such an incredible prize.
Of course, we aren’t stopping there. We have a range of other goodies thanks to the folks at Dovetail Games, TFDi Designs, MK-Studios, FSFX Packages, projectFly and more. We’re also giving away some cool FSElite related merchandise as well.
Just over 2 weeks ago, we launched our brand new look. We spent a long time experimenting, gathering information, designing and building a brand new website to match our quality content and enable a smoother user experience. We also wanted to show the community that we’re more than just a news outlet with plenty of reviews, previews, exclusive interviews and that we also host a wealth of competitions for the community. With this in mind, we designed a website that showcased a lot of content. Some of you really enjoyed seeing the amount of content, whilst others were overwhelmed.
Of course, we wanted to give everyone a chance to share feedback, so hundreds of you submitted your feedback the past week. It was incredible to see so many motivational comments and also areas to develop. There was also a clear indication that the vast majority of you preferred the more ‘blog-like’ style akin to the older version of FSElite. As a result, we’ve listened. Allow me to introduce version 2.1, which I hope will cater to both audiences.
Our home page has been reformatted to show you the most recent content in full view. This was key to many of you who like to scroll through the news feed to get to content you want to see. Furthermore, scrolling down will now show you the latest content in order in which it was posted. Some of the posts are considered ‘large’ view as we wanted to break up the repetitive nature, decrease page load times and still show you the range of content we have.
We launched FSElite 2.0 just over a week ago and the response we’ve had has been amazing. So many kind words from people excited about our future and how appealing the new design is. We’ve loved hearing from the community who are passionate about their favourite flight sim media website and we want to give you guys more opportunity to tell us how we’re doing. Over the next few months, you may see some more surveys from us, but for now, we want to focus on the new web design.
We’re still battling the usual beta bugs and continuing to amend older posts to conform to the new style, but any further feedback will really help us to ensure we deliver the best experience to you. As per our Community Charter, we’re always prepared to listen to our community, so please be as honest as possible.
To say thank you for your time, we also want to give you an opportunity to receive a free product* from SimMarket. Just follow the instructions in the survey to be in with a chance to win.
Simply fill out the Google form below, or click this link.
*Under 30.00 euros and must be downloadable content. (excludes any product from FSFX Packages).
A few weeks ago, we gave you the chance to win a free copy of Turbulent Design’s Terra Flora. The utility has been designed to replace all default tree textures within the sim to make for a more immersive experience. We asked you the following question to be with a chance to win:
What VOR is named after the city and the species of trees that surround it?
A) Cedar Rapids
The correct answer was… A) Cedar Rapids.
Congratulations to Tom. S for winning. We’ll be in touch to let you know how to claim the prize.
If you haven’t won, you can always head over to Turbulent Design’s website to buy a copy for £19.99 (Excl. VAT).
Just over 14 months ago, a small team embarked on a big journey: to deliver high quality flight sim content in a fair and community driven manner. Over the past 14 months, we’ve taken plenty of feedback about what we do well, and what could be improved. During this time, we’ve had amazing support from developers, publishers and of course, the community as well. This support has consistently motivated the team to strive to be the best flight sim media group around.
Thanks to the incredible team who make up FSElite, we have been able to really demonstrate this through hundreds of pieces of content. Everything ranging from quick news posts and detailed reviews to feature length editorials and video first looks. Our content library is vast and grows each and every day. As a result, we realised we had to change. The blog layout just didn’t suit our purposes anymore with so many avenues of content to appreciate and go through.
With this in mind, please allow me to introduce to you our evolution: FSElite Version 2.0 – a brand new look and feel.
We started 2017 with the focus on engaging with our community and FSElite Version 2.0 does just that: we now have a website that looks professional, makes finding the content you love easy to find and the site performs quicker than ever before.
Staying up-to-date is easier than before. If you use Google Chrome, and Android device or Firefox, then you may have noticed the request at the top of the page. Simply approving will allow you to receive the latest content direct to your browser or phone. Don’t worry Apple users, iOS Mobile is coming soon (Mac OS X works).
We’ve reconsidered how we deliver information to you making things more relevant to your interests. We have divided previews, deals and offers away from ‘news’ to better suit your interests. As time goes on, we’ll be able to break this down further and cater to your needs. Finding content is easier than ever before thanks to our new menu system and slick home page. You can filter your favourite developer or look at anything to do with aircraft or scenery. The choice is yours.
We’ve introduced our ‘Featured’ reviews to deliver more flexibility in our content delivery. This will provide an opportunity to provide more engaging content with less distraction from the article itself. The more flexibility, the more creative we can be.
We also have a new internal guideline system in place to ensure quality and consistency within our content. This will help you to feel more connected to the content we deliver.
We also have a new Quality Assurance Editor to ensure our articles are the best they can be.
We’ve also introduced our Featured YouTube Community to further enhance the content you see appear in your notification feed.
We have a brand new events feature designed to give you important dates to remember as well as express an interest in. Right now it’s a little sparse, but over the next few weeks, expect to see some special events and more appear.
There’s plenty of small features included with FSElite Version 2.0 which is far beyond just a cosmetic look. We’ve got faster, more optimised images, we have better servers and we have flexibility to grow.
Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll continue to add new features and areas to explore. Our Featured YouTube Community will start in just a few days, and we have other partnerships to announce soon.
We have evolved from a simple blog to a sophisticated website. We’ve been slowly introducing the brand for months now and finally everything is coming together to make for a truly exciting future.
If you have any feedback, please leave a comment or get in touch via our new contact page.
Update: Stream over, but you can watch it here.
Over on Facebook, we teased a bit of an announcement and today we can confirm that FSElite will be represented on the next Dovetail Games Flight Sim World livestream.
I (Calum) will be heading to their studios to conduct some interviews with members of the team, and then later in the evening, I’ll be joining them live on their Twitch livestream. I’ll be talking to the team about how the sim is evolving, the inclusion of the first payware aircraft, and more.
I’m really excited to be joining the team and I hope you join us Wednesday 13th September at 18:00 BST.
Our competition for Drzewiecki Design New York Airports V2 and Flightbeam KMSP was a massive success and today I can reveal the winners of the prizes.
To have been in with a chance to win Flightbeam’s KMSP, you had to answer a simple question: Which gates allow you to use multiple jetways on a single aircraft thanks to SODE? The answer was G4, G5, G6.
Perry M was the winner for Flightbeam KMSP.
Thanks to SimMarket, we were able to give away a free copy of Drzewiecki Design New York Airports V2. All you needed to do was subscribe to our YouTube channel. Out of over a thousand entries, our winner was subscriber e92m3s65b40a.
Congratulations to both of our winners – your prizes are on their way to you!
After our successful trip to Flight Sim Con 2017, we’re excited to announce that we will be attending Just Flight’s Flight Sim 2017 on October 7th 2017. The UK show in Cosford is the largest one day flight sim conference in the world. With over 1200 attendees and 35 exhibitors, the show promises to bring the community closer together in various ways. You’ll be able to chat to some of your favourite developers, try out some of their upcoming products, and pick up a few bargains along the way.
Some big names such as Just Flight, Orbx, FSLabs, Aerosoft, QualityWings, TFDi Designs and Dovetail Games. Of course, there’s a bunch more coming as well as a range of hardware developers and media partners. Closer to the time, we’ll share the full list, but for now you can head over to the official page to see who’s confirmed so far!
Further to developers showcasing their products, there will also be a handful of presentations. Both X-Plane and Dovetail Games will be presenting, so if you’re coming, make sure you have some questions ready.
A quick one from me, as everything that needs to be said is in the video! Still, thank you for everyone’s continued support over the past year. We’ve hit some really big milestones lately and we’re excited for our future.
Just a few key things from the video in case you aren’t able to watch:
Again, THANK YOU to everyone for making FSElite the fastest growing flight simulation media outlet in recent times. We really are just in our infancy, so if you have any feedback, please always feel free to contact us.