I was listening to you interview with full attention until 2am. It was very interesting and some answers gave hope about incoming content we all want.
First of all, I would like to thank you for a move that I have personally been asking in various occasions. That is the selling of Collector Planes with one kind of content/context to make them morr attractive to us buyers. The free scripted campaign featuring the P38 together with the unforgiveable sale price of less than 5$ is what I was asking for. One should be completely crazy not to get the P38 Lightning right now. For me ... well I already have it but the free Scripted Campaign is more than welcome.
I beg you to consider something similar with the new collector planes, Ya9, Yak9T and Hurricane. The price is too high for me even now. It' s 45$ for the three of them and soon 60$ after the sales. If you compare that to the special price of BOBP right now ....
I really would like to get them but the price has to go down. What about a bundle of the 3 aircraft for 30$? Or throwing in some free scripted campaign or mini map (Lapino style). These are just some ideas, take your time and think it over.
Regarding the Pacific ... I was one of the disappointed when Normandy was announced. I publicly said that I wouldn't buy BON. But after some of the latest cool updates 4.005 and the incoming 4.006, now released, I got so excited that I finally bought Normandy to support the sim. I was glad to hear that you are determined to do the Pacific in the future. I didn't like the idea of as a separate game outside the present engine game. I would like all the aircraft we have now to be able to interact with each other.
How I would do it? I would create the Wildcat (Marlet), the Dauntless and any other plane that was present in the ETO. This way it would be a step forwards to the future Pacific expansion. You have all the info about those Amerucan planes and therefore is feasible. How to integrate them .... well, collector planes or a mini expansion in a European area where these warbirds were active. I need some research here ... maybe, just an all water map protecting convoys would also be a way to start implementing future PTO content, aircraft carrier, torpedoes, mines, etc.
Well, I will finish this long post by saying that I have been an active supporter of IL2GBS for a long time. My former tag was Spartan and I have not only purchased almost all the available content, but also I worked with Black Six in helping him create the Spanish 15.Span and other minor texts for BOBP. I know it is not much but it was my two cents contribution to this wonderful community.
As many other here, I love this sim and I want the best of it. Please, do not rush in an answer and think about my humble suggestions.
Thanks for your time reading this post and take care.