FS17 Big Bud DLC
We are slightly less than two weeks away from the release of Giants second DLC pack for Farming Simulator 17. This DLC pack features two different models of the Big Bud tractor and various pieces of equipment suitable for use with either of the two Big Bud tractors or even some of the larger in-game models we have available. Before I forget to mention, you’ll want to visit the Farmer Klein YouTube Channel and if you’re not already a subscriber, go ahead and subscribe as Farmer Klein plans to record/release a first impression video highlighting 5 – 10 different maps suitable for the Big Bud DLC.
For those who follow my GrizzlyBearSims YouTube Channel, you already know that I’m a fan of large maps, with large fields. In FS15, I loved maps like Graceland, Oklahoma and States. These maps allowed me to experience operating the largest equipment mods, operating multiple pieces of equipment working in the same field and just really satisfied my need of “GO BIG or GO HOME” farming. In FS17, I’ve gently eased my toes into the waters of larger maps/larger fields with Pine Cove Farm and now my brand new series on Lone Star. More about this in a minute…
Back to FS15, during my private play on the Oklahoma map I did download, install and try out the Big Bud tractor mod. I honestly wasn’t impressed with it and returned to using my trusty John Deere tractors. So when I learned about the upcoming Big Bud DLC for FS17, I did go ahead and pre-order, but as I’ve mentioned several times on my YouTube Channel…I really only was interested in the equipment and not the Big Bud tractors.
However, I recently discovered a real-life farming YouTube channel based in the Big Sky Country of Montana called Welker Farms Inc. Welker Farms Inc. is based in North Central Montana and has been in operation since 1912. Now I found their channel by way of my interest in aerial drone photography as they have just recently purchased the DJI Mavic Pro drone (same model as mine) and began watching their videos. So in addition to showcasing their farming operations (which is very cool) they also have several videos featuring their fleet of….you guessed it….several Big Bud tractors.
I must say….the more I watch their channel, the more I see the Big Bud tractor in use on their farm, the more excited I am about the Big Bud DLC release and even using the Big Bud tractor on my GrizzlyBearSims YouTube channel. So yea….I’m sort of having a change of heart with regards to my opinion of the Big Bud tractor.
Yes…the Big Bud tractor is still an ugly beast. But sometimes an ugly beast is exactly what is needed to get the job done.
Honestly speaking, I believe much of the dislike I’ve experienced and shared of the Big Bud tractor is based on my experience with it in FS15. I’m more than certain Giants will release a truly awesome version with their DLC pack. Just a few days ago Giants released this blog update and how they sent some of their team here to the USA to “meticulously measure the exact details of the Big Bud 747” and “record the authentic engine sounds” for an “authentic as possible” in-game experience. Knowing this information, I’m really beginning to change my opinion of this tractor.
As I mentioned a few minutes ago, I’m in the very early stages of my brand new Lone Star YouTube series. I’ve already set the stage in the story line that our local equipment supplier has asked me to become a reference customer for the Big Bud tractor as they have one coming in very soon. So sometime after the release of the Big Bud DLC, I will feature it on the channel in this fashion. If my overall expectations are positive of the tractor itself, then you can expect to see it featured more on new maps suitable for the large equipment.
Well this just about wraps up all I wanted to mention in this blog post. My apologies for not posting new articles on a regular basis. I’ve somewhat been using my YouTube channel as a VLOG outlet and not spending as much effort in writing content here. I’ll certainly try to do a better job at multi-tasking in the future.
Until next time….