So, full disclaimer that this may be a IRL vs. VATSIM thing, but I'm curious about how difficult it is to get cleared for an IFR flight plan that takes a (literally) scenic route?
E.G. I want to go KBOS to KORH. The preferred route for this is direct TEC @10,000. But I'm taking a friend who used to live east of Manchester, NH with me and he wants to see his old house from the air. His old address is roughly in the vicinity of KHRIS, east of KMHT.
My expectation is that if I file, for example, KBOS MANCH KHRIS CLOWW SPENO KORH (basically the first half of KBOS->KMHT, then the KRHIS waypoint to overfly my buddy's old address, and then the preferred route KMHT (who I'm in the vicinity of) to KORH (my actual final destination) clearance delivery will clear me IFR to Worcester airport, direct, wiping out the route I desire to fly.
And if that's what's gonna happen, how do I communicate to clearance delivery that I'm not drunk, the flight plan I filed is the one I actually want to fly?