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Offline Drano

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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2024, 01:05:23 PM »
Never bothered with IL-2 until they added it in Bodenplatte. Not that I'm biased in any way, right? :P Really nice. I don't feel bad at all flying in the ETO with the 80th FS Nulli Secundus skin on it!

I have Flying Iron's P-38 for MSFS. That one is really nicely done too with clickable cockpit if I'm in the mood for the minutia of just starting it up. It's not like an airliner tho--not hard to do. It gets me around sight seeing faster than the Piper Comanche.  :aok
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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2024, 02:02:19 PM »
Never bothered with IL-2 until they added it in Bodenplatte. Not that I'm biased in any way, right? :P Really nice. I don't feel bad at all flying in the ETO with the 80th FS Nulli Secundus skin on it!

I have Flying Iron's P-38 for MSFS. That one is really nicely done too with clickable cockpit if I'm in the mood for the minutia of just starting it up. It's not like an airliner tho--not hard to do. It gets me around sight seeing faster than the Piper Comanche.  :aok

My reaction to eastern front is a lot like my reaction to Korea.  I'm not against it, I'm just...  Meh.  What else you got?

I'm sure there are others who find it really compelling.  That is they way it is.  Different strokes do different folks.  That's why it's good to have lots of viable options to pick from.

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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2024, 12:49:33 AM »
My Dad was in Korea during the war. I was TDY to Kunsan for the first Team Spirit in the mid 70's and spent a year at Osan in the early 90's. I may not play it much but I'll buy IL2 Korea for sure.

I was a Stinger-Guy at Kunsan in the early 90s.  No Team Spirit that year, but I was an Aggressor during FOAL EAGLE at Osan.... MAN that was the funnestest I ever had in the military (It also scared the crap out of me at learning how bad we were at defending Air Bases at that time.)
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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2024, 08:29:30 AM »
My reaction to eastern front is a lot like my reaction to Korea.  I'm not against it, I'm just...  Meh.  What else you got?

I'm sure there are others who find it really compelling.  That is they way it is.  Different strokes do different folks.  That's why it's good to have lots of viable options to pick from.



Eastern Front has just as good if not better matchups than Western Front.
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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2024, 08:44:00 AM »
Eastern Front has just as good if not better matchups than Western Front.

Not saying it doesn't.

It's purely an emotional involvement thing.  Eastern front just doesn't resonate with me.  Same with Korea.  As a kid, I never fantasized about being a fighter pilot in the battle of Bodenplatte.  Never heard of it.

But by Cod, I was day dreaming about being a Corsair pilot in Black Sheep.

Plenty of others might like it.  Lots players liked IL2, but that's a big part of why that franchise never clicked for me.  I appreciate it technically, it just doesn't let me playout any of my childhood pilot fantasies.

I first fell in love with WWI pretending I was The Great Waldo Pepper!  ;)



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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2024, 08:47:14 AM »


My hot-take which may be off base.

Listening to them talk about how it was decided, they talked about what the devs wanted.  What the devs thought would be easy.  What the devs thought would be fun.  At no time did I hear them mention what the market wanted or what their customer base wanted.  Who was the customer's champion during these internal "referendums"?  Who was there represented in the voting that was focused on what the market wanted?

He mentioned the decision was NOT unanimous.  Odd thing to mention.  That is the time frame Williams left.  He mentions PTO was considered but apparently carriers, like AH has had for a decade, are impossible to implement.  :O  I could imagine a scenario where Williams wanted to go PTO, like he has stated since Kuban, and got "out-voted" by the russian devs.  Maybe that is why he decided to leave.   He probably had a better finger on the pulse of what the market and customer base wanted, but got voted out by the russians.  He didn't decide to go off and do a Korea sim, he went off to do PTO which the russian team rejected.  Just my guess.

I still have found very few current IL2 WWII fans who are thrilled about dropping WWII and moving to Korea.  I'm not sure what kind of marketing research they did, if any.   It's a bold move, Cotton.  We'll have to see how it plays out. 




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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2024, 09:43:14 AM »
Call me picky but I like my war sims to stay in wars we actually won..

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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2024, 12:23:49 PM »
Call me picky but I like my war sims to stay in wars we actually won..

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Then Lusche would have never tried AH and it would have been a shame. 

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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2024, 01:58:37 PM »
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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2024, 02:53:56 PM »
Speed kills. The slow ones.
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Re: IL2 New Project Reveal
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2024, 02:14:58 PM »
Speed kills. The slow ones.

At least with cars and bikes it's not the speed but sudden stop.