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#1 Fern

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 15:57

This begins with Rise of Flight and flying around with my 8 yr old son in the back seat of the bombers. We enjoy being nerds together, but he hasnt been my gunner in awhile due to me playing this game.

 

The other day he asked if he could be my gunner in IL2. I had to tell him no because I didnt want to pay full price for the game, just so he could be my gunner. He walked away in disappointment. So here I am proposing a "Gunner Edition" for a reasonable price. Maybe around $10.00 - $20.00? Or I'll just save $50.00 and get BoS edition. Right now I think he's too young to grasp flying, but you never know, little kids are tech savy now a days. Seems like a perfect way to introduce our kids to flight simming. I'd rather have my son shooting my tail off than some random jackass that joins your bomber....Just an idea.

 

And maybe limit the gunner edition to my planes so he doesnt become the jackass that shoots other peoples tails off... ;)

 

This also leads into another question. I'm not sure my old computer that he uses would be able to handle this game on Low settings anyways. Anyway to create a Demo?

 

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#2 Gambit21

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 19:01

No offense as I know you're a good guy - but that's a super silly idea.

Just buy the sim and support the development.
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#3 I./ZG1_Martijnvdm

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 19:14

No offense as I know you're a good guy - but that's a super silly idea.

Just buy the sim and support the development.

 

I think i would have to agree. I understand his sentiment, but i don't think the general demand would be substantial enough.

 

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#4 4./JG52_BOO

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 19:17

I dont think its a silly idea at all - i have a lot of friends who i could gift something like that to. They'll never fly full time straight out, but they would jump in and enjoy the experience whilst gas bagging about the usual stuff we talk about. One who knows, then they may buy the full product.  1 vote for Fern for the suggestion. 


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#5 5./ZG1_Tzigy

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 19:29

i like the idea, gunner's edition with an option to upgrade later...

 

we have 2 computer side by side and my 13 yo has flown as a gunner with me, super fun (unfortunately he is not into flying  :sorry: , more of a COD/CSGO nut).

 

yeah sure buying extra copy for full price is fine, but u gotta wonder if low price gunner option might bring few additional customers......


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 19:46

This begins with Rise of Flight and flying around with my 8 yr old son in the back seat of the bombers. We enjoy being nerds together, but he hasnt been my gunner in awhile due to me playing this game.

 

The other day he asked if he could be my gunner in IL2. I had to tell him no because I didnt want to pay full price for the game, just so he could be my gunner. He walked away in disappointment. So here I am proposing a "Gunner Edition" for a reasonable price. Maybe around $10.00 - $20.00? Or I'll just save $50.00 and get BoS edition. Right now I think he's too young to grasp flying, but you never know, little kids are tech savy now a days. Seems like a perfect way to introduce our kids to flight simming. I'd rather have my son shooting my tail off than some random jackass that joins your bomber....Just an idea.

 

And maybe limit the gunner edition to my planes so he doesnt become the jackass that shoots other peoples tails off... ;)

 

This also leads into another question. I'm not sure my old computer that he uses would be able to handle this game on Low settings anyways. Anyway to create a Demo?

 

Thanks.

 

I believe I remember you from RoF forums. My advice is to do as mentioned above, buy the game. The time you spend sharing with your son is well worth it as you've mentioned before I think. If you can't afford all three then one will have to do. Seems like a great team/family effort .

 

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#7 Gambit21

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 20:31

Yep
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#8 =r4t=Sshadow14

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 20:47

yes but in your gunners you want the best highly experienced gunners there.

While the Ai is not that good (with exception of pe2 death cannons)
many players are still worse than Ai at shooting with gunners.
 


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 20:57

Buy the game in the next sale for half price.


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#10 Fern

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 21:04

yes but in your gunners you want the best highly experienced gunners there.

While the Ai is not that good (with exception of pe2 death cannons)
many players are still worse than Ai at shooting with gunners.
 

 

I think my son could get it, he's pretty good at Team Fortress and other games like that. I'm probably a bad dad for letting him play these games... :(


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#11 4./JG52_BOO

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 23:41

I think your forgetting its not all about winning Shadow...

 

Fern's suggestion  (perhaps make it an expansion for existing game owners only) could perhaps bring younger players in via family/friends without each family having to shell out double the wedge on sommat that may or may not strike a chord with a youngster. If it gets them into it, be sure the full blown game will follow, and perhaps the one after that etc.  Lets face it, this isnt a young community and its growing older and smaller. The dead, as far as i know, show little ongoing support for any developer. 


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#12 19//curiousGamblerr

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:38

I think it's a great idea. Gunners and tanks for $10-20 would probably sell some full games in the long run.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:40

I dont think its a silly idea at all - i have a lot of friends who i could gift something like that to. They'll never fly full time straight out, but they would jump in and enjoy the experience whilst gas bagging about the usual stuff we talk about. One who knows, then they may buy the full product.  1 vote for Fern for the suggestion. 

Same here.


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#14 unreasonable

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:47

Buy the game in the next sale for half price.

 

+1 and Bump - everyone worried about price just needs to pay attention to the promotions - both store and Steam have them.


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#15 Yogiflight

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:53

Don't understand me wrong guys, I think a gunner version, like a tankist version (after getting a few more drivable tank models), would be a great idea, but unfortunately, I don't see it happen.


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#16 216th_LuseKofte

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 18:47

Is it not a option to buy a Russian version somewhere. The cheap one that you got to fly a lot to get more planes. Well for gunners he just have to get the start pack

I saw a inter web site link in here , I think it was in off topic section


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 20:23

Is it not a option to buy a Russian version somewhere. The cheap one that you got to fly a lot to get more planes. Well for gunners he just have to get the start pack

I saw a inter web site link in here , I think it was in off topic section

 

Good point Luse. I'm not sure what's up with that version or why it's missing from the online store, but it would satisfy the request presented in this thread from what I know about it.


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#18 19//Moach

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 20:44

I would go further into saying - a "gunner only edition" should be completely free

 

 

this would make it a demo of the game - and a perfect way to invite your joystick-shy friends into it

 

 

and surely enough, many of those "oh, but I don't have a joystick" comrades out there will find the experience compelling enough to get more into it - and eventually, they just might even end up becoming "one of us"

 

one of us....


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 20:50

I would go further into saying - a "gunner only edition" should be completely free

 

 

this would make it a demo of the game - and a perfect way to invite your joystick-shy friends into it

 

 

and surely enough, many of those "oh, but I don't have a joystick" comrades out there will find the experience compelling enough to get more into it - and eventually, they just might even end up becoming "one of us"

 

one of us....

 

gooble gobble gooble gobble...

 

+1 on this


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#20 Yogiflight

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 21:23

The cheap version is for russians only, and therefore surely in the russian online store.


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#21 216th_LuseKofte

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 22:01

No it is out here for everyone to grab :)

 

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#22 tangotony

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 22:08

It's not a bad idea... It could help to bring new users into the game.

 

I think it could be like a light version where instead of the full airplane collection the users only get access to 2 planes (1 per faction) and allow them to play gunner and spectate.

 

If priced at 30% of the full price it could be great as a way to increase the player base.


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#23 Yogiflight

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 00:11

OK, I didn't know that. But I only heard of this BOS version, or is there a BOM version, too? But if he wants to fly BOS aircrafts, this would be a possibility. He just had to fly the aircrafts, he wants to fly in MP, free for his son and then could use it.


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#24 Fern

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 15:33

I would go further into saying - a "gunner only edition" should be completely free

 

 

this would make it a demo of the game - and a perfect way to invite your joystick-shy friends into it

 

 

and surely enough, many of those "oh, but I don't have a joystick" comrades out there will find the experience compelling enough to get more into it - and eventually, they just might even end up becoming "one of us"

 

one of us....

 

This would be very nice and it would be the demo. Smart man.


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