So I got this jet fighter itch in the morning and reinstalled BMS (cause you ain't gonna do better with modern day combat planes. Period).
In any case, the whole magic is still there, the awesomeness of air-to-air refuelling, the dynamic campaign and launching slammers at dots on the FCR... But!
Yeah, dogfighting in the Viper is tedious at best. At least that is how I feel. You'd expect it to be something epic, Ace Combat style drama and... It's just not there.
Don't get me wrong, BMS is still the best modern jet sim ever made and it's going to be hard to top even some years from now. But, moving to BOS, there is just something gritty and manly in flying them old prop fighters. Each time I take off in the Mig-3, full mixture, no pussy recommended flight configuration, it's such an exhilarating experience, I can hear Max Power playing in my head louder than the engine noise. And then there is the combat! None of that "Darkstar, request bogey dope" chore over and over again, until you get a positive and pickle them slammers. In BOS there is an effort to be made, there is hellfire roaring in your engine and them .50 cals pouring down hate and discontent, shredding 109s, each time you pull that trigger... It's raw and dirty and so engaging... While in jets... Even if you occasionally get up close and personal to greet the commies with heaters and guns it's just... I don't know. Not really much flying required. Just hit that burner and pull the stick all the way...
I guess what I am trying to say here, is that with BOS you get to fight in the machine, whereas in Falcon, you're just sort of there, doing a job. Sure it's an awesome job, but at the end of the day, doing 9Gs at 330 knots with full burner doesn't really feel impressive, nothing close to having your piston engine roar and cough fire while you crank up those RPMs to the full with closed shutters and full-rich mixture knowing there is just a small window of time to pull of what you intended, while praying to the gods of air combat, that your engine lives just these few more seconds until you can squeeze of a burst of them guns.
IL-2 has spoiled me and the Mig-3 has spoiled me even more. I actually think it might be a good idea to do a disgusting anime-waifu skin for the damn thing. Be warned.