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  1. Maybe something nice tomorrow? Edit: Forgot what day it is tomorrow...
  2. I wouldn't mind some creative license regarding the maps as long as I'd get the chance to fly the Sea Fury, Sea Fire Fr Mk.47, Sabre. Mig-15, P-51H, Skyraider and P-80 in Il-2. Really cool planes and not merely just jet combat. If the team is still having trouble and needs more time with WW2 Pacific, Korea would be a great option to have carriers but no Japanese aircraft that lack documentation. When it comes to expanding the planeset jet-wise, Arado would be a great collector plane for Bodenplatte but beyond that, I'd rather have Korea than a 1945/1946 full of Wunderwaffle memes like the Komet, Volksjäger and Horten.
  3. What do you think guys, any chance of a last DD for 2018 today?
  4. I think a big reason is also the flight sim genre's obscurity. Marketing for new Il-2 expansions is mostly newsletters to exisiting customers and word of mouth between simmers. Barely any articles by gaming journalism sites, either. Just Tim Stone from Rock Paper Shotgun mentioning this game maybe twice a year. Video games in general have a huge media built around them these days (think of large conventions like E3 and Gamescom where all the big developers showcase their upcoming games), while flight sims exist in this little office down a badly-lit corridor where few people happen to wander by. That awesome new DCS Tomcat trailer got enough attention from the public to reach more "mainstream" video game and tech-journalism sites, and that's a rare thing to happen. Add to that the drama from when BoS first came out, bad steam reviews from people who often only play for less than an hour and refund, and sometimes outright slander from devoted DCS, Cliffs of Dover or 1946 fans who keep saying how the modern IL2 is slightly above War Thunder in flight models or that German planes are somehow unfairly biased against. Good on Phly for coming back to this game, I hope he'll like it enough to stay and spread awareness about it to his large viewerbase. Looking at the comments on his video, general opinion seems to be "yesss more IL2 please", which is certainly encouraging 🙂
  5. I'm not an expert on that. But I would imagine yes, given the different factories building the same plane type, wear and tear of missions, individual tinkering by the pilots and their mechanics etc. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  6. In real life the Pfalz was considered very sturdy and reliable, good for trench-strafing and balloon busting missions. It doesn't appear to have been that much inferior to the Albatros D.Va (in my opinion, I like it a lot), but most pilots still preferred the Albatros. The Pfalz did have a few notable defenders who liked it, such as Max Holzem. From Pfalz Scout Aces of World War 1 by Greg VanWyngarden: Page 45-46: "Uniquely, Holzem recalled that the Pfalz D.III was a delight to fly. 'You flew this little bird. It was a real pilot's aeroplane.' He remembered that its ability to spin beautifully to the left saved his life more than once. He felt that the Pfalz could outdive many contemporary aircraft, and the type did indeed have a reputation as a superb diver. With full power, Holzem remembered, the pilot had to keep slight forward stick pressure, as the aircraft tried to go into a slight climb. With the power off it became nose-heavy and fell off to the right in a shallow dive. Holzem insisted that the Pfalz was in many ways superior to the Albatros, and was 'a great aeroplane on low level missions such as trench strafing and ground attack'. It was easy to land, and he often wheel-landed his Pfalz to save his tailskid from damage on the rough aerodromes of the day." Page 19, on the Pfalz D.III and not our improved D.IIIa-variant: "The speed and climb of the new aeroplane was recorded as good and both the view from the cockpit and manouverability were 'excellent' ". Page 50, the opinion of Oblt. Robert Greim, commander of Jasta 34b after test flying a D.III on 11.9.1917 : "Machine in every respect inferior to the Albatros D V. Very heavy control forces, very nose heavy, very slow, inferior rate of climb -- 4000 metres in 35-36 minutes". So pilot opinions were rather divided.
  7. Recorded most of it, though had to break it into two recordings due to length. Might use them to get some nice pics. Here's some screenshots taken right during the event:
  8. Spanish Civil War expansion might not be first on my wishlist, but I'd certainly be all for it if the devs announced they're making one. But Korean war interests me personally more for its fascinating planes, everything from Sabre jets to beautiful superprops like the Sea Fury and Seafire. I would love to fly them, even if it required creative license for the map-making (since the required distances would apparently be too great otherwise). I mean, just look at this thing:
  9. We're going to guess it right sooner or later, not that many weeks left in this year. But tomorrow would be nice...wololo Can't wait for our talented skinners to get their hands on the template.
  10. From what I heard, he said this already back in September, soon after the last update came out. So it shouldn't be long now, even if they've run into some obstacles. Assuming this isn't some new info said this week?
  11. They did release the first Bodenplatte planes on a Thursday, back in May.
  12. It doesn't have quite the same ring as "DD today?", but... 'Update this week?' What do you think?
  13. Yep, problem in those missions seems to be that the enemy pilots are taking their sweet time to actually arrive, usually only quite a while after the "Mission complete" notification. I think they only start taking off once you reach the target area and start circling (?). I've actually been quite happy with the amount of action I've been getting, but I definitely symphatise with you. In Rise of Flight career missions often feel very empty and the Western Front in general like a ghost town. I wouldn't like constant non-stop action either, but quick missions simply aren't the same as career, and I often find myself reluctant to play the career when I know my limited flying time might consist of 40-80 mins of flying around with nothing happening... That will always make me feel disappointed, no matter how nice it is to fly and admire the scenery. Realism is all well and good, but games need to be fun first and foremost.
  14. Sorry just meant to back you up, I should've written "I'm also thinking" I'm not that convinced about this week, but then again, we are already quite far into autumn so who knows?
  15. Someone mentioned in Sheriff's Discord that, apparently, according to one of the devs on the Russian forum, new planes would come within a month of the last update (26th of September). No idea if that's actually the case, but if it were true, an update would come either this week or the next one. That would be a nice early birthday present, so I'm carefully optimistic. If the devs haven't encountered any issues or otherwise changed plans, I'm thinking the Jug and K4 would come in one patch, with the FC planes and Po-2 following later on before the year's end. From Dev diary 203:
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