So as I haven't wrote much in this forum, mostly because of the language barrier, I nevertheless read most of it during the past three years. With the completion of Battle of Moscow i'd first want to thank the Devs for this wonderful sequel to the good old IL2 series. I feel proud to be part of the community, even if there are pretty salty discussions sometimes. I think there is nothing wrong about getting emotional about the hobby we share and most of the times the critisism is appropriate because we share the goal to make this sim better than everything that we knew before. First of all there's the usual rant:
Lately during a rainy weekend, I happened to be just in the right mood to try to get the skins unlocked for the Heinkel. It happens to be nearly impossible to accomplish at a high pilot level. I tried nine times to bomb the target but got always wrecked in the process, Either by AA or enemy fighters. My skill is average at best and i'm always in for a challenge but that's utterly tedious. I don't mind to get shot down in a multyplayer environment, as I know someone will have a great time shooting at me. You might say it's my own fault to not start unlocking the Heinkel skins earlier but how is anyone supposed to know beforehand? I see no other solution than either make the pilot level resetable or selecting a difficulty option. Probably the best would be to ditch the levelling system at all. Another thing is the minimap. I really appreciate the recent changes as statet in the 2.001 changelog. But how can it possibly help to improve that, if we can't use it on expert difficulty? We really need a small map especially in expert mode, where we have to navigate by ourselves. Also I wonder what happened to the black- and redout effects. I haven't seen them in a long time and I would not dare to belive that my flying skills have magically improved to the way I always fly within the g-force limits. Another question is if the auto recovery system of the Stuka will ever make it to the game. Can't be to difficult, can it? And last but not least could anyone explain to me why in the latest changelog "17. Enemy bombers and ground attack planes in intercept missions don't have fighter cover during bad weather;" fighter escort won't be able to takeoff in bad weather conditions? So i'm as eager as you all out there to know what the future holds for IL2 but I feel these issues (and there are more I just forgot about, so feel free to post them below) truly need worked on before the next theater even get announced. Thanks for reading, share your thoughts and please don't mind any mistakes i have made.