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  1. I wish I had the money at the moment to afford to preorder BoN and purchase BoBP. Someday soon, promise...
  2. I was thinking the same thing, Pat. The map could stay the same and they could just add the functionality to continue an early war career onto the BoN map. Battle of France expansion, anyone?
  3. This has been a beautiful thread to read through, and I thank you all. Had to stifle a lot of laughter while sitting in class today. All the more reason we should have a dedicated Career Mode forum channel(? is that the right word?) so people can put their stories down.
  4. I don't personally mind occasionally going up and finding nothing. I feel like, in a way, that's more realistic. Maybe there could be a way to toggle difficulty so that it's more (i.e., slightly unrealistically) more likely to bump into enemy aircraft? Also while I was thinking I remembered another feature I'd really like in IL-2 Career - more missions per day! Some pilots flew 8 or so times per day, and a lot of them were just simple patrols. I would love to have that in there, try to get a feel for how many flight hours these guys had.
  5. Personally speaking, all I'd really like for career mode is a bit more time at start to get set up (like how in old 1946 a lot of the time you would be on the runway engines off). My other issues (AI effectiveness, a better communications system) are tied to different aspects to the game. I really, really would appreciate having an extra thirty seconds or so to just get trim, flaps, etc. set up before having to take off. Starting on the runway is fun!
  6. Hey, Patrick, I can't seem to find the loose skins for either the LaGG or the MiG-3. They seem to show up fine for the Bf. 109s, but not for Russian aircraft. What am I doing wrong?
  7. I played IL-2 when I was very young, but I never touched the online mode unfortunately. I was barely capable of keeping the plane off the ground, let alone killing anything or doing well online. It's a shame.
  8. Yeah, I figured I was living on borrowed time for me, but I kept lucking out and knew when to run. This last time I figured my luck would hold out a bit longer. I was not correct...
  9. Okay technically I've made other pilots but I usually end up deleting/restarting their careers rather than playing them to the end so it don't count any I lost my first IL-2 pilot tonight, Junior Lieutenant Petr Vorobyev. He was flying ground strike missions in the Battle of Moscow in a Sturmovik when he took a flak round to the midsection of the plane at low altitude. I had no control over its path, so I just plowed into the ground. The ensuing fireball killed poor Petr instantly. While I nurse my wounds and drink to a good comrade, I've got a question for you all - how far have you managed to get your pilots through the war? Has anyone gone, at realistic speed, through a battle? Through all of them? Post below, I'm curious to hear.
  10. So, I've been looking at Soviet fighter squadrons in the hopes of finding one that flies through all of Stalingrad and all of Kuban, or at least one that doesn't miss any significant portions of the battles. Unfortunately, I've not had any luck. Does anyone know if there's one I'm missing somehow? I either end up missing the first part of Stalingrad, the last part of Stalingrad, Operation Uranus itself(!), or the last part of Kuban with the squadrons I've looked at so far.
  11. I've always been fond of Triceratops. I live not too far from the Field Museum in Chicago, so seeing those fossils sparked kid-me's imagination.
  12. This would be a very cool feature. I'm not sure how it could be implemented, but I would love if Career mode allowed you to keep playing beyond the death of your first pilot, or even your fifth.
  13. Shame about no new DD, but the new update has been pretty great! Only a couple more months now until Bodenplatte is released. And I'm willing to bet pretty soon 777 will be pulling back the curtains on any new modules they have in the works. No way they don't have something hidden just off to the side somewhere...
  14. It would be nice to fly over Moscow itself, but I can understand 1C not coming back to add it at any point. There's just better things to put energy towards as a company, and it's too large of a project for a developer to do on their off time. For now, i suppose to re-appropriate an old phrase, "there is no land beyond western Moscow"...
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