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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    Hello there, Yes, you are correct I did misinterpret Fenris's point, but scrapping the Dover series and redoing it in IL-2 GB is not going to happen. I see implementing Cliffs of Dover into IL-2 GB more likely than implementing into it. Here's why: Since 2013 the Team Fusion group has been working hard at improving the game, as well as adding aircraft. Fact is that most of the people there only do the work during their spare time. They have the future of this game well planned. So if right now development for CoD to all of a sudden be shut down and re branded into BoX, the team would say " You mean, we did all of that for nothing!" Cliffs of Dover is a great game, yes there are game issues, but in a few months Dec-Feb 2019 they will be corrected/fixed and the game will be restored to it's envisioned glory. It's currently in it's waning days of having bugs and technical issues, as after the release of TF 5.0, it will be more liked by the IL-2 community. For now it's the only IL-2 game that officially has the Battle of Britain, clickable cockpits, and will be the first to officially cover the Mediterranean Theater in WW2. If you buy a Dover series product then the money goes to TFS and 1CGS as well. The aircraft selection for the 2 games is very different: Cod will have pretty much all aircraft that saw action in the Battle Britain, while if BoX did it then there would only 10 aircraft. Here would be the list: RAF Germany Spitfire Ia Bf 109E-4 Hurricane Bf 110C-4 Beaufighter He 111H-2 Blenhiem Mk.IV Ju-88A-1 Collector Ju-87B-2 Wellington IC You see, IL-2 GB will contain "leftover planes", planes that don't fit into the Battle pack due to them being able to produce 10 flyable aircraft. The leftover planes are then added as collectors. Cliffs of Dover does not have leftover planes! They will include almost all planes that saw action in the theaters that are covered in the game. I'm starting to believe that people consider IL-2 Great Battles as the "god" of the IL-2 series. This I understand as it has realistic crashes, flight dynamics and models, highly detailed maps, VR, and graphics, but that's pretty much it imho. In the game you can't get out when the plane is on the ground burning, or on the water, has hardly any radio comms, no drop tanks yet, the pilot sinks like a stone and dies when entering the water, even rivers and lakes! For some of these things, it was acceptable when there was BOS and BOM, but after the release of BOK, it's starting to become embarrassing that they're not in the game yet. With BOK, if a pilot went out to sink ships, wouldn't he be equipped with a life jacket? The He-111H-6 doesn't have torpedoes, despite there is an area that contains ships that can be attacked. I believe that non of the 3 IL-2 games are the god of the series, but I believe the closest one to that spot is IL-2 1946 because 1. There is 300+ aircraft, 41+ maps. This game gets continually updated by Team Daidalos and MOD groups. 2. A lot of content that's mentioned above has been in that game since the start. Comparing IL-2 1946 to Cliffs of Dover, you see many similarities. Comparing the 2 to BoX, there isn't much to compare, but there is many similarities with RoF and BoX. Traditionally IL-2 has been made by 1C Maddox, but recently by 777 Studios. It's great because of that there's great realism, VR, graphics, playable Tanks and WWI aircraft, but regarding the content (minus aircraft and theaters not made/covered yet like Pacific, Finnish front, clickable cockpits, etc) that's not in GB yet, but has been in IL-2 1946 before game development began of BoX began, makes 1946 slightly better. Getting back, IL-2 Cliffs of Dover will produce theaters that happened in WW2, while IL-2 Great Battles will cover WWI, WWII, Tank battles, possibly the Korean War. Both games will have VR, realistic tree collisions, etc. Both games will have the same aircraft like Bf 109, used in MTO and Eastern Front, but will not contain the same battles like Battle of Britain, Siege of Malta, etc. Jason said in 2016 that the Battle of Britain will not be in BoX, and efforts are now concentrated on BoBP and then the Pacific. Once the Pacific Theater is done and aircraft that also fought there like the B-17, B-24, etc. are done, then efforts will shift back to Europe to finish off World War 2. If there is any interest in doing a battle in the Mediterranean Theater that the Dover series didn't do, and fans are interested, then it will probably be done. Let's not focus on axing CoD, instead let's focus on the future of both games which will have very bright futures and will be the leading games of the IL-2 series. Thank you for reading.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    This is what I think the future of IL-2 Great Battles is: Main Projects Side Projects 2019 2019 Battle of Bodenplatte Tank Crew: Prokhorovka. Flying Circus Vol.1 2020+ Pacific 2020+ Battle of Guadalcanal Tank Crew and Flying Circus Volumes. Flyable Western Front 44-45 aircraft. Maps for small Pacific islands eg. Iwo Jima, Chichi Jima, Saipan, Wake Island, Midway, etc. Battle of ?? Additional collector planes. Battle of Okinawa After Pacific mid 2020s Eastern Front battles that haven't been made yet. Smolensk, Kursk (aerial), Finland, 1944 Eastern front battles. Battle of Berlin ( Thank you for the suggestion that this should be the last) After WW2 Korean War.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    Hello Fenris [edited] You should rephrase that to VR not being here... yet because it will take time to implement into the game. A survey was done to see if people wanted TF 5.0 to be delayed by 6 months so that VR would be implemented into it, most replied that VR should come after TF 5.0 is released. Was VR planned to be released for IL-2 GB? Yes. Was it released? Yes. Is VR planned to be released for CoD? Yes. Will it be released? Yes. This game is mainly new Snoopy, less than a year old, like a child, or a "puppy". Criticizing it like that is like criticizing IL-2 BOS back in 2015. MESSAGE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE READ! Cliffs of Dover runs on the game engine made by 1C Maddox back in 2011. Has the 1C Source code. Is the second generation of the IL-2 series. IL-2 Great Battles runs on the game engine made by 777 Studios. Is the third generation of the IL-2 series. These are two different engines and combining both games into one game would be virtually impossible. I see your points guys that to fly in the Battle of Britain and the Mediterranean you have to have Cliffs. To fly on the Eastern Front and the PTO you have to have IL-2 GB. But just because you have to run 2 games on your PCs isn't much of an issue. I have Rise of Flight, IL-2 1946, CoD, and GB all on my PC and that doesn't cause any issues. There would be nothing wrong with having the 2 games on your PC. They are games that one would spend money on. Yes 1CGS is helping them, but it doesn't mean that Cliffs is now part of IL-2 GB. Because of that more aircraft will be included in patches, tree collisions and Direct X were added, etc. Jason stated in late 2016 that if GB did the Battle of Britain then there would lots of flak, he knows a lot about the Eastern Front and Pacific of WW2, but not mainly the Med. The MTO hasn't mainly been covered in an IL-2 game, so Cliffs is covering it because the RAF Spitfire and Hurricane (and many others) fought in the Med after the Battle of Britain. The earlier IL-2 games: 2001, FB/Ace, Pacific Fighters were all merged into IL-2 1946, but that was because they ran on the same game engine. CoD and GB do not run on the same engine, therefore. IL-2 CLIFFS OF DOVER AND IL-2 GREAT BATTLES WILL NOT MERGE INTO ONE! FINAL ANSWER!
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    TFS Developer Update – September 2018

    Do you mind if I copy and paste your answer into one of my questions for BoX because people are talking about this on it.
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    TFS Developer Update – September 2018

    This gets posted on the BoX forums quite recently: Years from now, will Cliffs of Dover and BoX become one game?
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    Okay, seriously? That is completely absurd! Do you not see the updates that Team Fusion provides for the upcoming patches Fenris Wolf? It's on this forum for Pete sake! All you got to do is scroll down till you reach the CoD section. When IL-2 FB came out, it was met with positive reviews, and then that feeling went to IL-2 1946 and was met the same results. When CoD was announced it was anticipated as being the best game in the IL-2 series, as well as Oleg Maddox's masterpiece, this was not to be. When it came out there were many issues and bugs, then a year later in 2012 the team pulled away from the project and signed an agreement with 777 Studios. This was the birth of IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad. Based on your post, I doubt you know that: Team Fusion and 1C signed an agreement in 2016 and that went to re-releasing the game as IL-2 Cliffs of Dover Blitz last December They are now planning TF 5.0 which will release Tobruk, many aircraft like the P-40, Wellington, Dewoitine D.520, He-111 H-6 (were you can carry torpedoes), F4F, Macchi 202, Bf 109F, etc., will fix many bugs still in the game, and many other game improvements. 6 months after TF 5.0 release, VR will be implemented into the game. I'd say mid 2019. In the future TF 6.0, there will be aircraft carriers like the Illustrious class, probably you can fly the Walrus seaplane off allied ships, will most likely cover the Siege of Malta. Will probably have more aircraft than in IL-2 Great Battles. This game has clickable cockpits. Something that Jason also wants to implement into IL-2 GB. I see Cliffs of Dover covering after Tobruk, Malta, Operation Torch, Sicily, and D-Day, maybe much more. Fenris Wolf, I believe that you are one of those people who just dismisses IL-2 1946 and CoD just because they're old, and I think that is totally wrong. To be fair, Cliffs of Dover is a relatively new game since the release of the Blitz edition (TF 4.5). To see the updates of CoD here are the instructions: Go on IL-2 Sturmovik Forum> scroll down or click on Cliffs of Dover> click updates> See the game updates that Team Fusion has provided us since July.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    Same with CFS3. I like better than the "Autopilot" in the IL-2 series.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    When the Pacific Theater is greenlighted, the devs should do both Midway and Guadalcanal in one battle pack, but primarily Guadalcanal. The reason why both of them should be in one is because they were the turning points of WW2 in the PTO, many aircraft (minus mainly the Devastator) and ships fought in both battles, the Midway map would take much, much less time to make than the Guadalcanal map.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    Great idea for a Tank Crew😀. I think the title should be Battle of Falaise because Falaise was where the major tank battle took place.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    That is being covered by Cliffs of Dover
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    I like your idea for Berlin Sgt_Joch. The German planes will probably be: He 162, Ta 152, Me 163. Allied: Yak 9, La-7, IL-10, Spitfire late models, allied bombers like B-24,17, and 26 as AI.
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    FYI: For your Information. Never heard of that acronym before?
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    Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front?

    FYI, a possible return to the Eastern front will most likely take place after the Pacific
  14. The developers of this fantastic game have released Battle of Stalingrad, Moscow, and Kuban, ranging from 1941-43, with a total of 34 aircraft (likely to increase to 36 with the Po-2/U-2 and the Li-2). Efforts are now focused on the Western Front 44-45 with Battle of Bodenplatte, and probably Berlin, as well as producing WWI and Tank simulations; following this, they will go to the Pacific. So, do the devs need to return to the Eastern Front? I think they do because there are several important battles that are covered in IL-2 1946 that still need to be covered in this game. Battles I think need to be done are: Smolensk 1941/43 Finland- Winter War, Continuation and Siege of Leningrad ( There is currently a 3rd party team working on the map. Link is here https://www.ler3.fi/karelia.html). 1944 Battle, eg. Hungary. If they made these then we would also see many aircraft not currently in the game like the Hurricane, I-153, G.50, SB-2, Tu-2, TB-3, Pe-2 1944, Yak 3, Morane 406, etc. Probably some aircraft that were used in the Battle Smolensk 1941 were phased out/used in limited numbers during the Battle of Moscow due to them being obsolete to the enemy planes, and there were aircraft that mainly fought on the Finnish Front and not used anywhere else in great numbers. So if the devs just made an Eastern, Western, and Pacific Trilogy then there would just be over 30+ aircraft per trilogy, but in the future, if they made a few more battles on the Eastern front of WW2 then not only would we see more aircraft than we currently have, but would also see a progression of aircraft that were used shortly after the commencement of Operation Barbarossa, to the closing years/months of World War 2. For example the devs have shown us the progression of the Me 109 from the E model from 1941 to the K model in the closing months of the war. So, yeah, I believe that there is much more in the Eastern Front that needs to be covered than simply Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kuban. Unless the Pacific gets delayed again, then I don't see the devs returning to the Eastern Front anytime soon; if they do then the maps and aircraft will most likely be made by 3rd party teams. Note: Based on the fact that a team is currently working on the Finland map, then this pretty much solidifies that Cliffs of Dover will not cover the Finnish Front.
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    Is il-2 1946 worth it still?

    Hey II./JG77_HankDG, Thank you for asking this question. As I have been playing IL-2 since 2004. Even though IL-2 1946 is over 10 years old, it's still worth playing. With the current patch: 4.13.4, you can fly over 300 aircraft ( If you install mods like CUP/BAT, or HSFX, whatever the last one is called, you can fly all sorts of aircraft). Yes, it is old, like the Stalingrad and Kuban maps in BOS are better than the 2 in 1946, some of the damage effects as a result of bullets/ flak are dated, crashes can be unrealistic and unforgiving as any impact above 250km/h on most planes will kill you, if you hit a fence at 5 km/h, you also die. Despite these, it's still worth playing. There is currently a group called Team Daidalos that releases official patches for the game. Since releasing their first patch, 4.08 back in 2007, the team has done a fantastic job as many new aircraft (flyable and non-flyable) have been added like the B-24D, Po-2, SB-2, early Me-110s, SM.79, Hs-129, Pe-8, IL-4, B5N2, etc. Maps such as MTO, Slovakia, New Britain, even the remote Svalbard have been added, some have been/are being updated such as Solomon islands, Moscow were you can fly over the Kremlin, Murmansk. In the future there will be a Channel map similar to Cod, Franz Josef land, Donbass, Tunisia. Future flyable aircraft are MBR-2, He-177, Gladiator II, Dewoitine D.520, C-47, Ju-52. Many effects have been updated in these patches such as bomb fuses, realistic fires, improved graphics, and many other fixes. Comparing 4.13.4 to 4.07, they are almost separate games. Regarding mods, I tried them a few years ago and I liked the ships and maps that you could download, but I wasn't that fond of several aircraft, mostly the Japanese ones. But hey, there are people out there that love the modded IL-2 1946. I believe that IL-2 1946 is definitely still worth getting as you can jump from Russia to the Pacific. I feel that for now, IL-2 1946 is better than IL-2 Great Battles, but this may change in the future. Here is a link to what's being added for patch 4.14+ https://vk.com/club120670117
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