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Just purchased and downloaded the MD 11 from PMDG, and it looks to be very good.
Going through the views, I was surprised to come across this:-


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I've had a look through the PMDG forum on Avsim, and no comments on the title of the view.
Maybe I'm losing my sense of humour, but I don't find it very funny, clever, ironic, more like disapointing.
Took the shine off this product, I always took PMDG to be a professional company.


Edit:- Its been noticed before, #17 on page 1
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?t=1507

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Now, that is the famous black British humor. ;)
 

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I'm British and I find that disgusting. What next? Simulated frozen bodies falling from the nose landing gear? Personally I'd raise a complaint.
 

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Just purchased and downloaded the MD 11 from PMDG, and it looks to be very good.
Going through the views, I was surprised to come across this:-

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Maybe I'm losing my sense of humour, but I don't find it very funny, clever, ironic, more like disapointing.
Took the shine off this product, I always took PMDG to be a professional company.

N.

I'd say, this is totally unacceptable! I was considering a purchase next year. I think I will reconsider if that isn't going to be removed.
 

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I agree, the product is suberb, and the documentation will take me years to get through!
Why this hasn't been removed beats me, I assume it hasn't been brought to PMDG's attention?

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personally - it doesn't effect me one way or another. You can rename the camera view your self in the aircraft.cfg file.

So .. would you ..
a) not have the view at all.
b) have the view but call it ... what would you call it?

You know, from a third and removed perspective. That is just was it is. A view that a refugee would have had if they'd been trying to escape somewhere to go somewhere better. It's not like the "R" word has the same connotation the "N" word being derogatory in nature. A Refugee is a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc. I'd say, stop being so sensitive or we'll have no models of fishing trawlers in FSX.
 

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Also on another note: How many people will know that refugees are really attempting to immigrate into other countries by traveling inside the gear well? If this provocation makes people aware of the problem, it maybe creates something useful.
 

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personally - it doesn't effect me one way or another. You can rename the camera view your self in the aircraft.cfg file.

So .. would you ..
a) not have the view at all.
b) have the view but call it ... what would you call it?

b) Main gear well?

If you had been in the dev team of this product, would you have given that view that particular name in the first place? If your answer is No, you know what I am thinking.
But, as with everything, everybody is entitled to his/her own opinion and that's alright.
 

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had been in the dev team of this product, would you have given that view that particular name

If I had [been on the dev team] - I probably would not have even thought to add that view. But if/when someone else brought it up I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have grimaced. It is what it is.

And if you're going to call it “Main Gear Well”, why even have that view? It loses it's meaning and significance. I’d take that as diminishing the significance of what it represents. However … as we discuss this more and more…. is a flightsim add-on the place to make a political, social, or humanitarian statement. Not really a smart move if you’re wanting your product to appeal to the maximum amount of people. Now, if it’s a free add-on that I’ve not laid out money for and therefore have not unwittingly supported someone else’s views that I may not agree with – then have at it.

Just my thoughts …
 

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I think it's kind of funny. But then again I'm often described as "insensitive". So I guess that makes you guys "sensitive".

If they remove it for the next release, you've got a collector's item. Kind of like the versions of MS FS which had the World Trade Center towers in it which got pulled from the shelves after 9/11, or the old trailer for Jaws 3D which said "One good bite deserves another", which also got hushed up.
 

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Its not that it's funny or not funny...
To me at least, it's just an interesting view...
Shows a main gear well, when doing a walk around inspection you find.

Actually I change my mind, this is hillarious...
 
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