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  1. Finkeren

    DD today?

    I wouldn’t be too surprised if it drops exactly on the 1st of November.
  2. Finkeren

    Too many career missions without contact

    Imho, any ground attacker career should be played on “scattered”. There will still be tons of ground targets strewn about, and dozens of ground objects to kill in your target zone. And then you won’t have to deal with insurmountable odds every mission.
  3. Finkeren

    Too many career missions without contact

    On the contrary, I get far too many missions with enemy contact - more than 2/3 of my fighter missions involve air-air combat.
  4. Where data is missing and presumably unattainable, it is perfectly fine for the devs to fill in the blanks to the best of their ability. In fact, I’d say that’s their job.
  5. Finkeren

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

    PTO was never my thing, but there can be no doubt, that it is definitely what was promised (ok “ promised” is not the right word here, but you get the idea) so of course we should go to the Pacific next. We can dream of many other things for the future, but we should neither expect nor hope for a sudden change of plans. The best thing for the development of this sim right now is to stay on schedule. Instead we should focus our discussion on how the Pacific title(s) can not just live up to but surpass the sims that have come before.
  6. Finkeren

    Air Strike

    A silly action movie putting the Polikarpov I-16 front-and-center? I would’ve taken it.
  7. Finkeren

    Belgian F-16s destroyed on ground in bizarre accident

    Except very likely well outside the the perimeter of the base, so who cares?
  8. Finkeren

    DD today?

    So we are looking at the end of the month at latest. That seems about right.
  9. Finkeren

    DD today?

    Massive AI improvements won’t come. The improvements that will come will come drip-by-drip in update after update. No single major overhaul of the AI is planned for BoBP to my knowledge.
  10. Finkeren

    DD today?

    Still wouldn’t make them ready by the time the DD came out, meaning there would be virtually no time for final testing.
  11. Finkeren

    DD today?

    I don’t get why people are so hyped up about this week? The last DD specifically stated, that the team was putting the finishing touches on the 5 new planes, mening they are not yet in testing. How on Earth do you guys imagine, that the devs are going to finish their work on 5 aircraft and God knows how many other new additions to the sim, put together a release candidate, run testing and quash bugs in five days?
  12. Finkeren

    Belgian F-16s destroyed on ground in bizarre accident

    Would never have happened with a taildragger - just sayin’.
  13. Finkeren

    is there any mention on Clouds?

    We all would like it fixed. Unfortunately there apparently is no fix on the horizon, at least for the aliasing issue. It’s just that problematic. According to the devs, it is actually fairly easy to eliminate: Simply have the aliasing of the clouds and the aircraft rendering synch up. The problem is, that doing so causes performance to TANK, and so far no solution has been found to circumvent this. (I hope that explanation was passably accurate - this is what I recall being told) The devs invested a lot of time and effort into making the clouds look great. It’s really sad to see their awesome work marred by this, but I can sympathize with their unwillingness to tear it all down and recode from scratch with no guarantee, that it’ll turn out better.
  14. Finkeren

    Books - What are you reading?

    I’ve finally started out on the Discworld series. It’s been a long time coming, and I must say that I’m having a good time.
  15. Finkeren

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

    Then you are essentially saying, that the CFS genre is dead. That the best we can hope for is a cycle of recreating the same handful of popular settings, with the same couple dozen popular aircraft with slight improvements in fidelity and graphics, but nothing ever quite living up to the nostalgia of the old IL2. I refuse to believe that. I think the genre has the potential to not just live up to - but exceed the standards set by IL2-1946, to bring air battles to life that have never been seen in a sim before, to create new ways of storytelling through immersive careers, campaign modes, coop, mp, you name it. I want the Great Battles series to be front-and-center in this, but it takes determination, ambition and sometimes it means taking a risk.