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  1. IL-2 with B.A.T. mod is absolutely amazing. It improves graphics immensely and expands the plane number to around 2,000, if memory serves. I'm not even playing the new one as this one has all the maps I like - Mediterranean, Pacific, Battle of Britain - all the maps that are not available in the new version. Freedom is something I enjoy a lot.
  2. I remember that there were plans to introduce the Pacific Theatre to the game, any news regarding that?
  3. Ekaton

    Two bugs

    Where can I find skin names? I tried the data/graphics/skins but I can only find the default ones there.
  4. Ekaton

    Two bugs

    Is it possible to manually change squadron’s skin?
  5. Ekaton

    Two bugs

    Playing as an Il-2 pilot near Rjev in October 1941, I’ve noticed two bugs. 1. German artillery unit spawns in the river. 2. My pilot was seriously wounded and didn’t receive the wound stripe but instead got the Order of Glory which didn’t exist at the time, it was introduced in 1943. Actually, one more - I returned to squadron and it’s November 30th now but all Soviet planes are still green. Is this intended?
  6. I’ve started recruiting players for a campaign set in the ancient China, or more specifically, the time of the famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Player characters will embark on an adventure in the southern part of Liu Bei’s country, fighting barbarians and rebels, uncovering plots, catching spies and generally pacifying the untamed lands so that they may prove useful to the noble Liu Bei and support his struggle for a unified China. I plan to have a dynamic world, where players’ actions change the landscape of the land, which would still remain realistic with masses of refugees and Liu Bei’s support. Players will make vital decisions on the province’s development and perhaps in the future, they may even be put in charge of it. Overall, I plan a realistic campaign, with a lot of roleplaying but also quite a bit of fighting - things can sometimes be avoided by diplomacy, but people like the fanatical Yellow Turbans are unlikely to negotiate. Similarly, while mental skills will be useful to uncover spies, they will try to do everything to escape so expect hired bandits and traps along the way. Should you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them. https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/recruitment-to-sow-a-thousand-pears.847446/
  7. I’ve played 8 missions in my Il-2 after a rather long break from the game and I’ve noticed that the enemy will not bother going after anyone else but me. This makes the war seem not about sides fighting each other but about a bizarre hunt. Even when one of the planes in my squadron got damaged by the AA and struggled to stay in the air, the enemy AI wouldn’t bother to finish him, but choose to follow me instead, almost all the way to the airport. Friendly AI meanwhile does nothing - there are always some friendly fighters in the area, but they are not attacking the enemy who tries to kill me right next to them, or anyone else for that matter. I tried to fly closer to them, hoping they would assist me, but all they did was circle around. This happens in every mission. Is this caused by the PWCG? I haven’t played the game without it in a while so I just don’t know.
  8. To be honest, I don’t mind playing these missions like that. Flying above a well defended area can be excited on its own for people who like regular flight sims like me.
  9. U-2 certainly is, and offers possibility of not just recon but also cargo and liaison missions. Pe-2 was also used as a recon plane IIRC.
  10. Is there a possibility we’ll get recon and transport as career options in the future? There are planes for both already in the game.
  11. I can see that seeing those symbols in game. I don't support cheating history by removing symbols, I just raised a point that this game might break laws in some countries in this way too. Also, it clearly glorifies Stalin in the example mentioned before which is definitely illegal in many countries.
  12. This topic is not about swastika but communist symbolism which is banned in some countries and considered by some historians and governments to be as evil as swastika, and of course about legal problems concerning it.
  13. His symbols are hilarious because they're true. We may pretend that there were no nazis or no communists ever, and that the Eastern Front was fought between morally neutral four bars and some red shape instead of two dictatorships, but that won't make it any less true.
  14. I mean it means that laws don't always outlaw only specific propagandizing but can outlaw them altogether, and also such a law might be introduced there and as far as I know it's introduced in several other countries such as Ukraine, Georgia or Slovakia. Also, the game also seems to be propagandizing Stalin calling him "The Great One" and that is banned in many countries even where symbols themselves are not banned.
  15. I am strongly against banning any symbols and I think that it breaks principles of the freedom of speech, but since the game is trying to avoid breaking any laws concerning swastika, it might be breaking it with nazi symbolism and glorifying Stalin.
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