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  1. Kinda offtopic, but this reminds me of a similar observation that I made way back when I was mainly playing first person shooters. I never enjoyed the Counter Strike games too much. I played them (classic and later on Source), since many of my buddies did, but I always found other games more appealing, especially Day of Defeat (both classic an Source) and the Battlefield series. Fans of the latter always argued how much superior it is compared to Counter Strike, since the maps were bigger, featuring more players and even vehicles for combat. Yet, the majority of servers
  2. I think this is some pretty good update. If you disagree, I'm fine with that. But man, don't be an ungrateful, bratty a**. In case if you don't want to be looked upon as one, that is.
  3. I second this! The IAR 80 / 81 would be one of my top choices for the next collector plane, along with the I-153 and the IL-4.
  4. Fritz_X


    Physics. Don't push them too hard.
  5. Agreed! Last weekend I set up a fight in QMB, 3 AI P-38 on Veteran level against just me, piloting the MC. 202. I easily managed to down all three of them by setting an engine on fire on each of them. When flying the MC. 202 I always go with the additional 7,7 mm MGs. I know they don't do too much harm, but they come with only little weight penalty and add up quite nicely with the 12,5 mm HMGs. To not derail this thread any further and to contribute something to its' initial purpose: P-40 (for its' strict engine timer limits) and both of the La-5 types (for
  6. What an amazing update, easily my favorite in the recent past. The XIV screen shots look amazing, what a sleek airplane this is! Plus the quasi confirmation that we'll be able to mix-and-match the C and E wings with both elliptic and cut wing tips, just as we already can with the IX. The 410 looks menacing! Probably the plane I'm looking forward to fly the most out of the Normandy set. But my personal highlight is the treatment for the Mc. 202. The new 4k skins look absolutely wonderful and the coming Italian pilot model is a welcome addition. Maybe I'm read
  7. Your memory is deceiving you. BoS takes place in 1942, BoM in 1941 and BoK in 1943. So the devs already went 'back in time' when they released BoM after BoS. Didn't hurt anyone, did it? I'd also disagree on the 'going backwards in performance' part. The Spit Mk.XIV, which is expected to be the next release in BoN's development cycle, is most likely going to be the fastest piston engine fighter we are going to get. It will be faster than the Mk.IX that came with BoBp and definitely is going to give opposing K4 pilots a chase. The Ar-234 as a dedic
  8. Even though I'd choose my words differently, I have to agree here. The new style is rather bright, too bright for my personal taste. Kind of my own fault, since I'm using dark mode for all the apps and websites I use. Is there a dark mode option already? I looked up for it but couldn't find anything so far. If there is none yet, would it be possible to add this option?
  9. 20 years, yet it still feels just like yesterday. I was an avid CFS1 player back then, I loved that game dearly. I don't know where exactly I heard it first, maybe it was a friend of mine telling me, maybe I read about it in some gaming magazine, but I somehow learned that there would be a new WW2 flight sim called "IL-2 Sturmovik" soon to come. But could this be any good? Would it even stand the slightest chance against CFS? Unlikely. Would it be the better at simulating the "real deal"? Hardly. Would it have the better graphics? Not a chance! I was a reade
  10. As a user with a single monitor setup, I feel like the default head position in most planes is already quite optimal. I only decrease the zoom to minimum level and then save it. The only planes I really feel the need for additional adjustments are the Hurricane and all of the FW-190's (especially in the Dora), where the default head positioning is too far to front, therefore moving it backwards quite a bit.
  11. Maybe I worded myself not too well in my initial post, but I'm in the very same boat as you: I'm greatly looking forward to fly the C6. Can't wait to do some mock-up night fighter missions in it. I'm just still quite astonished the devs actually went for this plane type.
  12. I have to agree, unfortunately. The Ju88c6 is one of my favorite planes, yet it feels out of place to me. When the plane roster for BoN was announced, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it being listed on there. Don't get me wrong, I was happy that the devs picked this plane up, for as stated above it is one of my favorites. But from a business outlook I couldn't really understand the pick and still can't. In a 1944 setting the plane is underpowered, even if we should get the optional BMW powered variant. It won't be able to outrun any of the Allied planes. For a hea
  13. Wish I could upvote your post more than once for what you just wrote right there. What amazes me most about our favorite flight sim is, next to the transparency in communication from the devs, is how far the software has come since its' initial release. Upon its' release it got mixed reviews by both critics and gamers, and rightfully so. It looked very good on the outside, but felt lackluster in so many ways. Missing features, little content and a few bad decisions (I'm looking at you, weapon unlock system) that simply kept the sim far from greatness. But Ja
  14. Did you check your key bindings? If your engine always shuts down when hitting G, the key might be assigned to an engine command. Edit: ninja'd.
  15. Plus all of them would fit quite perfectly into the given time frame of FC1 and FC2. I for myself would also hope for a Rumpler two-seater, which I already dearly missed back in RoF.
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