I'm curious as to what everyone is playing these days, and more specifically why. There's a thread about rFactor 2 and how you feel about it 18 months down the line, which is a justified question, but I also see a lot of negativity in that thread (more than I would have expected anyway). I'm guessing most people here own the sim, so if you're making posts which appear to express a negative opinion I assume you're just waiting for the whole thing to get 'better' (or you're hoping it will at least). So my question is - if you're not playing rFactor 2 for your sim racing fix, what are you playing? And why do you consider it the better choice at this particular time? rFactor 2 is far from perfect, but for me it's still the best sim available right now - the physics are either equal to or better than anything else out there. That's always been the most important element for me, but there are plenty of other 'features' which can influence what you drive. I suppose it depends on what you want from a sim. Personally I need changable weather, so that instantly cancels out pretty much every other modern sim we have... how depressing is that? Another feature which became very important (once I drove a sim which included it) is 'Real Road' technology - i'm sure this is a nightmare to implement, but it adds so much depth to a sim that it almost feels empty when you drive something without it. iRacing intrigues me but I can't justify the cost, plus I prefer to at least have the option of fully offline racing. Wet weather is apparently on their 'to do' list (they recently added an overcast sky) but anyone can say anything is "coming in the future" - the future can be a million miles away. I thought the Assetto Corsa tech demo was very impressive, but I think we need an actual race car to properly judge the physics, or a good old open-wheeler. That's another problem for me - I mainly only drive open-wheel cars, so sims such as RHE (Raceroom Hotlap Experience) don't really hold any appeal. Of course there's no wet weather in that sim right now, no night time racing and currently no racing against the AI. I remember saying the same thing six months ago, so we've come a long way. I do envy their circuit content - I wish rFactor 2 had half of those tracks, but you can have all circuits in the world - they're not much use if you've got no reason to drive on them. Assetto Corsa will have rain in the future (that's the 'future' after the future when it actually comes out), and I believe it will be excellent, but it's not going to happen anytime soon (and that's an understatement). I guess that's what I'm saying (in a nutshell)... yes there are some great sims scraping around trying to work out how they're ever going to get 'finished', and there are even more great features planned for those sims, but personally I have to look at the here and now - what sim is available right now which already has all the features I'm looking for? And for me there's only one answer - rFactor 2. Yes it badly needs to sort out it's LOD's and shadows (especially in replays), and the wet weather visuals could still use some work, and the menu interface could do with some HD modernization, and the in-game performance "would still like to meet" some hot new optimisation, and the multi-player servers could do with some actual players (consider myself concerned), yet despite all these flaws I still believe there's nothing better to drive. What rFactor 2 does well it does very well, and that's why (at this particular time) I really can't see myself driving anything else. How about you? What is your current main sim - the one you drive most often - and why?