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    Very much a huge IL2 fan. Flew all of the missions in the first release's campaign. First with external views then later on without.

    I flew a long time with a LW squad and still have friends from that time. My main love has to be LW aircraft. I now only fly with an RAF squad and we have a great time with co-ops. The friendships now come first and the game used comes second.

    Aside from that I've also been a mercenary in two USL (closed pit) campaigns, winning one. I have a number of nom de guerres which I'm not sharing here.

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  1. A fallacious argument. Buy a single module and you are buying the ability to use any map that is created. That is part of the deal. The same for multi-crew aircraft and tanks. You also forget that MP guys also pay for the content. von Tom
  2. Its an odd one because I didn't set the skin - it was all created via the Easy Mission generator. von Tom
  3. A20 skin in a dogfight mission created using the Easy Mission Generator. Note that this was an AI skin. von Tom
  4. The change to the clouds is awesome. No longer will I see black or blue blobs (in VR)! The skin for the A20 is a bit odd though. Using the Easy Mission Generator it populated the map with some A20s with deformed camo - the US star was across the leading edge and a tyre image was on the underside etc. Good stuff! von Tom
  5. How dare they use Darwin on that mug! For those that aren't in the know, The Amazing World of Gumball is AMMMMAAAAZZZIIIIINNNNGGGGG! Best series ever and the kids don't get most of the jokes. I mean, Banana Joe in his room late at night watching an orange being unpeeled on his pc... As for the OP - it can't. It's a PICNIC problem. von Tom
  6. I'm looking forward to my squad mates feeding in rudder then realising that the Griffon spins the other way. von Tom
  7. http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/ but we do want regular Sunday attendance and also turning up on a Tuesday or Friday night. Whoever you end up with - good luck! von Tom
  8. No idea. I’d have thought this was unlikely because it is a 2d image with enough facets so it could be rendered differently in each eye and look good enough. The difficulty comes with the cockpits and 3D models. I am a programming ignoramus though so have no idea if this is a big job or a little job. Probably a big job which is why it’s a “maybe”. von Tom
  9. VR does not appear to be guaranteed. Best to treat it as a "maybe". von Tom
  10. A different theatre is very welcome, but the release will be polarised between those using VR and those who don't. The price point is a big disincentive too. Personally speaking $70 is simply too much for a game that won't be used until VR is implemented. This is without adding in the other issues that CLOD has always had - incredibly resource hungry weather systems, dodgy AI, a clunky system overall and critically a horrendously long development cycle. I can't imagine even the dedicated CLOD multiplayers wanting to fly over the desert for over a year. It's a wait and see for me. von Tom
  11. Radar would help identify enemies higher than you. Aim bot. Speed hack would be good. You don’t need much of an advantage for it to really count and to be almost undetectable. von Tom
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    I'm not so sure. Most of the time I am quartering the sky looking for contacts and it can still be very easy not to see someone before they get in firing range. After all, many pilots lost their lives to enemies that they never saw. Having a black blob or black aircraft on my screen instead of a small camouflaged fighter would make a huge difference. von Tom
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    Interesting. So a zoom level that gave VR users parity is a cheat even though it prompted equivalent zoom via a development update, yet something that affects how the game is rendered, giving a huge spotting advantage to those who use it, is not a cheat. This equates to rank hypocrisy. You only have to watch the videos to see the difference. If you are saying that Reshade does not give an advantage when used as it can be, then you are a fool. Spotting is probably the most important element in PvP and using injectors to improve that is a cheat. The argument that greater technical knowledge is needed fails because things like this are shared. There is also the web to help and those who want to use it will find a way. I feel for those who use Reshade to get their preferred “look” and I certainly don’t call them all cheats. But the possibility is there and if the possibility is there then some will use it for nefarious reasons. As for hysteria over cheating, I think this is justified because cheating tarnishes one’s enjoyment and preventing it benefits everyone. I am convinced (with no empirical data to back it up) that there is more suspicion than actual cheating, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be vigilant. In my opinion naturally. von Tom
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