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  1. rodgerdavies + BoN thanks very much, especially in the current climate!
  2. Originally when I saw the announcement I was a little bit disappointed. To be honest, I wouldn’t fancy a game based purely around Midway, because of how great the Il2:GB career mode is, but I was hoping for Italy as my first choice and something like a Papua New Guinea / Solomons campaign if not. But the more I consider it, I remember how great it is that Moscow, Stalingrad and Kuban continue on from one another and how the plane sets of each of those overlap to make each Eastern front game deeper than an individual product. And this is the same. Bodenplatte will make Normandy better and Normandy will make Bodenplatte better. And with all those planes built already, Italy will be amazing when it does come But seriously, I’m looking forward to a Western front career from ‘43 to ‘45 - heck, as a German pilot there is a career from ‘41 to ‘45 there if you have a lengthy train journey in the middle. On smaller details, I hope to see some key days play out in the SP career, but the AR 234 seems a strange inclusion for this time period and its a pity the Spitfire is a collector plane, although with so many great Allied ones I guess one had to make way... Oh, and at least it’s not Korea!
  3. Certainly one of the most important graphical features and I’m really happy to see improvements in this area; looking superb. I don’t have the most cutting edge machine, but I’m amazed how good the game looks and how well it runs already.
  4. Wonderful video, really shows off the game well
  5. @Uufflakke thanks, will keep this in my list of spots to visit on a tourist flight!
  6. I choose to see it this way too - the potential to have a career running through from early to the end of the war on one front, with all the development going along with that, is exciting. Happy for whatever may come first (fingers crossed on Italy or New Guinea), but glad this option is there.
  7. (Edit: removed some of my unnecessary sarcasm) Tvrdi: I play a lot of driving sims (Assetto Corsa, Raceroom, Automobilista) and each has its pros and its cons, but each are restricted by the size of their teams. Heck, the two big soccer franchises (FIFA and PES) each make huge compromises despite not being in a niche at all. Sometimes you need to take a step back and see what an achievement it is compared to where games were 10 years ago. You have no way of 'burying' a game unless you're its entire audience and you're the sole future target audience too. You've every right to say "I really want to see some improvements to combat MP cheating before investing in more planes" but you speak for yourself (and apparently some of your MP clan). Hey, I personally would love to see some further AI improvements and changes to visibility and clouds, but I'm happy to accept that the game is already excellent and look forward to whatever (WWII) content may be added. And that without funding, there is no future development or further titles. And, if it is available to them, the devs have spent years proving that they reinvest this into improving the game. Personally, I'm looking forward to whatever gets added to the previous titles and breathes new life into them. Look at what elements like SP career have brought, and new features (like the upcoming air marshal) are in development and bringing improvement each passing year. I challenge you to go read through the thread of patchnotes from the last few years and say the devs don't make important fixes.
  8. I'm consuming every video I can find of this map; can't wait to have a fly out over it myself soon(ish). Does anyone know of any other landmarks, similar to Koln's cathedral?
  9. Thanks, I'll see if I can get an answer, but if not will give that a shot anyway.
  10. Hi, First off, I know not to buy codes from resellers - I'm not an idiot, I know where they're from. However, my original BoS key on Steam has been deactivated sometime last year (I've not played for a few months due to work). Last year, a friend of me was trying to convince me to try Il2 - I didn't think I'd be up for it much, but he gifted me a code, I installed it and was instantly hooked - especially when the career mode was added (I'm primarily an SP player). I pretty quickly bought BoM and BoK (direct from the Il2 site to support the devs as best as possible) and can't wait to buy BoBp as soon as the map becomes available. Hands up, I should have checked, but I didn't realise that my code was a dodgy one and to be honest never expected to enjoy the game to the degree I have done (even though I suck at it still!). So basically, I want to buy it again on Steam to get a valid code, and would like to keep it in my Steam library but obviously link the new game to the BoM and BoK codes in my Il2 account. I'd buy it this minute from Steam, but for a niggling doubt that I may not be able to add it to my account as I already have a version of BoS associated with my account. So my questions are: a) "does anyone know what would happen if I bought it again on Steam and linked it to my account?" b) "Is there a way to buy it on the Il2 site so the devs get more money but I can still launch from my Steam Library?" c) "can you remove a product from your Il2 account that is associated with your username?" d) "what theatre is coming next after BoBp?" :P --- I've dropped a similar question to the Il2 support page too, but thought it may be quicker if anyone knows on here. Apologies if it's the wrong place, I couldn't see an obvious 'support' forum. Thanks for any help.
  11. +1 from me to this. The 44-45 would be my ideal choice, with the split Italian forces, but the 43-44 one would arguably make more sense; not just for Rome but the infamy of Monte Cassino. If the Pacific isn't possible, I hope this is the route taken. That said, as long as we stay in WWII, I'll trust the Devs to create a great addition wherever they see fit.
  12. I came in to this series after a friend gave me a code for BoS and mentioned Midway as being on the horizon. I started playing and got hooked then read that Kuban was being worked on instead. I was disappointed but started reading more and more about the Eastern theatre and finally bought it and was amazed. The map is superb and the planeset is great and I found all the reference material I could about this phase of the war. I initially felt the same about Bodenplatte, but again have been reading up on the era and on the planes involved and seeing all your pics of P47s and late FW190s and now can't wait to play it when the map drops. So basically, whilst I'd prefer to see Italy (find a way to wedge G55s and MC205s in!) or some Pacific campaigns (New Guinea would fit the career mode perfectly IMO), I really put my trust in the team to develop whatever makes sense for them; I'm sure wherever they go I'll read about it and be hooked by the time it's released. Off to go find some reading material about late war Eastern Front. Someone mentioned a campaign in Hungary? That works for me, I'll start there...
  13. Wow guys, wasn't expecting such a long list of upgrades. Haven't been able to play because of real life for several patches now but really looking forward to getting some time to in the holidays and seeing how much the AI and damage model has improved. Cheers.
  14. I'll be completely honest; I'm here for the pics of the map and I am NOT disappointed. Great work!
  15. Good luck, always a PITA to move, and I'm speaking as someone who can fit all his belongings in one car....
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