IMO For VVS vs LW there is not better MP Test Bench than TAW server, because each campaigns keeps a chronological order from 41-43 and it runs 24/7 for a couple of months each campaign, and weeks long maps with same planesets and numerous missions to test different situations, repetidely time after time. From my experience latest patch it's terrible for MP competitions on the Eastern Front, and although i'm writing from a VVS fighter pilot perspective, will also add some general issues first: G
Far from useless. It confirms that at least Yak-1b works just as it used to work.
Also, what has the enviroment to do with the weapons testing? Interesting pov. DM and guns are exactly same. That is the way you test things to be sure, theres no other way. AI has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Edit: Wen`t back in with early Yak, this time 4 planes. Not so good but as I said, I`m not the greatest shot.