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48 minutes ago, Bremspropeller said:

... ship!

Ship? Ship! Why not ships, some big ships? Since data for some planes of the PTO are difficult to get, why not building a few carriers for the Atlantic and Mediterranean? Where the planes are already done (Hurricane, Spitfire) or well documented at least (Swordfish, Martlet, Avenger). One Royal Navy fleet carrier of the Illustrious-class and a dual-use escort carrier, Avenger- or Bogue-class. Finally :ph34r: the Graf Zeppelin as a collectors ship:popcorm:. This would be useful as proof of concepts for the PTO, too. Together with maps of coastal parts of Norway, Murmansk and Toulon it will keep the huge carrier-crowd busy until the PTO is ready.

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1 hour ago, Retnek said:

One Royal Navy fleet carrier of the Illustrious-class and a dual-use escort carrier, Avenger- or Bogue-class

I think where the devs want to start is the early war PTO with Midway, Guadalcanal, that kind of stuff.

While yes, the Illustrious class was used in the Pacific, the HMS Victorious, and later in 1945 the HMS Illustrious and the British Pacific Fleet, I think the devs want to focus their attention on American and Japanese carriers before they start doing British Carriers for the Pacific.

 

The Avenger class did not see any action in the Pacific, so wouldn't really be worth making.

 

Several of the Bogue class carriers saw action in the Pacific, but the devs would likely make the Casablanca class over the Bogue.

 

1 hour ago, Retnek said:

Finally :ph34r: the Graf Zeppelin as a collectors ship

Get real here. The Graf Zeppelin was never completed and never saw any action in WW2, nor did any of these proposed carrier versions of the Bf-109 and Ju-87.

 

1 hour ago, Retnek said:

Together with maps of coastal parts of Norway, Murmansk and Toulon it will keep the huge carrier-crowd busy until the PTO is ready.

The kind of Aircraft Carriers the devs are wanting to build are Fleet Carriers: USS Enterprise, USS Saratoga, USS Essex, USS Hornet, etc.; and then the Japanese ones as well.

If any of those carriers saw action elsewhere than the Pacific, then it makes sense to build them for another theatre, if they didn't, then it seems to make much more sense to build them when ready for the PTO.

So, if you build an Aircraft Carrier that didn't see action in the PTO, while yes Carrier tech is introduced into the game, but doesn't it also eat up a lot of the devs resources, and after building those, they still have to build the American and Japanese Fleet Carriers that they need for the Pacific?

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I see that some like "Battle of Finland" or the PTO are one of the most requested, but I would think that people would like to see a "Battle of Britain" (probably the most famous airbattle of all the war) or a "Battle of Kursk" that despite being famous for being a tank/infantery battle, it did saw a lot of plane action, several aces were made and died, and also seems like the historical next step for the Great Battles series in the Eastern Front, before the "year of the 12 victories".

 

Is there a reason for this?

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4 hours ago, BinakZaino said:

I see that some like "Battle of Finland" or the PTO are one of the most requested, but I would think that people would like to see a "Battle of Britain" (probably the most famous airbattle of all the war) or a "Battle of Kursk" that despite being famous for being a tank/infantery battle, it did saw a lot of plane action, several aces were made and died, and also seems like the historical next step for the Great Battles series in the Eastern Front, before the "year of the 12 victories".

 

Is there a reason for this?

They still promote and sell CloD that have detail depiction of battle of Britain and can handle wast amounts of airpplanes and AI bombers needed that this game could not do.

For Kursk you already have all neccesary airplanes in game so you would have hard time selling same airplanes 2nd time, just look how 109G6 G6 Late turned out. On top you already have south part of Kursk battle that you can do on Tank map.

Finland you have group of moders making map for it so if anything happends there i expect maybe map + SP campagn for it and maybe 1-2 collector airplanes that fit that area that are not from ones already in game that can be used on that map area.

 

In end airplanes we already have in game , map sizes, AI limitations with depicting big air battles, airplane data for PTO is what limits selection of DLC.

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The Finland boys have sworn to secrecy I believe by the developers. I am guessing they have their blessing. 

There are really only two 109s left; the G-10 and the 109T. They are early war 109s if they were to do the Battle of France. 

 

The 109 T-2 would be an interesting aircraft as well as the environment of Norway. 

 

Another interesting region to cover would be the Battle of Crete. (Another early war scenario, but I believe we already have the planset at least for the Germans). 

 

Yet another is time period between Normandy and the end of the Kuban campaign. 

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On 11/28/2020 at 12:20 PM, [=PzG=]-FlyinPinkPanther said:

The Finland boys have sworn to secrecy I believe by the developers. I am guessing they have their blessing. 

There are really only two 109s left; the G-10 and the 109T. They are early war 109s if they were to do the Battle of France. 

 

The 109 T-2 would be an interesting aircraft as well as the environment of Norway. 

 

Another interesting region to cover would be the Battle of Crete. (Another early war scenario, but I believe we already have the planset at least for the Germans). 

 

Yet another is time period between Normandy and the end of the Kuban campaign. 

As much as I love the Battle of Crete, the RAF at Crete was almost non-existent after Greece. So not much of an air battle really happened. The Battle of Greece with Crete as part of the map would be better I think.

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On 2/9/2021 at 9:43 AM, Lemsip said:

As much as I love the Battle of Crete, the RAF at Crete was almost non-existent after Greece. So not much of an air battle really happened. The Battle of Greece with Crete as part of the map would be better I think.


They’d probably have to charge about $10,000 per copy to make a profit, so that seems unlikely.  

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