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carts
09-28-2010, 03:27 AM
Can it be true?

Thank you for your recent Play.com order for IL2: Storm Of War - Battle Of Britain

We have recently been informed by the manufacturer of this product that the release date has been changed to 25-Feb-2011. We have updated this information on site and will endeavour to process your order in readiness to arrive with you on the release date.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused to you in this matter and thank you for your patience and valued custom.

Kind Regards,

Customer Support Team

Play.com

Not so sure about the "recent order" bit,I ordered it on the 25/5/2007!

VIP_Chewy
09-28-2010, 04:51 AM
I looked it up on thier site and it says "Due for release on 25 February 2011"

http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4...Britain/Product.html (http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/1021002/IL2-Storm-Of-War-Battle-Of-Britain/Product.html)

Taylortony
09-28-2010, 05:00 AM
play.com

Originally posted by carts:

Not so sure about the "recent order" bit,I ordered it on the 25/5/2007!


Your a nooob to this ordering lark

STATUS Pre-ordered: 27/06/2006 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Has the price gone up too? thought it was originally 18 ish

DuckyFluff
09-28-2010, 11:22 AM
Well I predicted Easter, but I would still take this latest with an extremely large pinch of salt. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-28-2010, 11:47 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

mmitch10
09-28-2010, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
play.com
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carts:

Not so sure about the "recent order" bit,I ordered it on the 25/5/2007!


Your a nooob to this ordering lark

STATUS Pre-ordered: 27/06/2006 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Has the price gone up too? thought it was originally 18 ish </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was originally 18, and my pre-order still lists that price although the website now lists it as 27. That's inflation for you.

RepublicofTexas
09-28-2010, 01:40 PM
Ridiculous http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Endy1
09-28-2010, 01:53 PM
Hi, same e-mail for me, apologizing for the delay.
I ordered mine in Oct 06. LOL.

Urufu_Shinjiro
09-29-2010, 09:04 AM
Yeah, anyone new around here should be aware that these sites are being rather unscrupulous by taking preorders for software they have no real information about at all. These guys are guessing, the same as we are, thats why every time they change their dates people say "that's my guess" or "sounds about right", it's cause they are reading the same forum posts and interviews as we are and just guessing. They don't even know who the publisher is, let alone when it's out or how much it will be etc. They were being VERY unscrupulous taking pre-orders in 2006 when there wasn't even one line of actual SoW code, it was just a project Oleg said he was working on. Don't EVER trust websites that claim to have information that has not been publicly announced when they are trying to sell you something.

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-29-2010, 10:41 AM
Yup, I can sell tons of stuff I don't have. All I need is someone willing to pay up front. Then I have working capital to start procurement.

Like I said... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

triad773
10-01-2010, 08:24 PM
I'd be happy if it came out at all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Meanwhile I am willing to wait and accept the infrequent updates.

Here's hoping http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

JG52Uther
10-02-2010, 01:27 AM
I don't think they charge you until it is posted... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

And Triad,what do you mean 'infrequent updates'?
Oleg is posting updates every Friday at his forum!

triad773
10-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
And Triad,what do you mean 'infrequent updates'?
Oleg is posting updates every Friday at his forum!

Yes finally (granted), meanwhile many have moved on. I tried the banana forum for a while and it didn't really inform me when I had to do more filtering then I'd liked to have. No denying the shots and vids have look impressive, unfortunately when ever the sim is released it might cause more relief then excitement (for me anyway). Just the length of waiting makes a difference.

Let's look at those developing mods as a comparison: there is one gent who developed a jet. He announced the project, then over the course of two months posted regular updates, culminating with the release of what is a credible airframe in IL-2. True the guy is doing it in his free time, but the road map following some reasonable course and time frame is a big help to expectations of the consumer. I feel like they (Oleg and crew) kind of missed the boat with people's expectations. I also think that the team involved were hamstrung by their limitations beyond their control, but from a marketing standpoint at least, I think that Storm of War has already missed some important marks. It's going to have to be a very special simulator to make me happy, and I hope that it is worth the wait- although I prefer to reserve opinion.

The lack of info on recommended specs has been a blind alley for those looking to upgrade their next gen rig to match acceptable performance. If you know of some place they have recommended specs for running decent frame rates in a perfect mode, that would be most helpful.

Triad

EdStraker
10-04-2010, 01:40 PM
Storm Of War,a release date,this is the original pipe dream is'nt it.

Every year we get a promise and every year that goes by the we get a little more doubtful that this thing will ever make it into the shops.

This is pretty silly is'nt it?just forget it.

Urufu_Shinjiro
10-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by EdStraker:
Storm Of War,a release date,this is the original pipe dream is'nt it.

Every year we get a promise and every year that goes by the we get a little more doubtful that this thing will ever make it into the shops.

This is pretty silly is'nt it?just forget it.

Lol, OK. I don't know about you but the screenshots and updates I've been seeing every Friday seem to indicate it won't be long now.

EdStraker
10-09-2010, 11:33 AM
Yes,lol.........I'm not so sure,we've been seeing screenshots since 2006.

Daiichidoku
10-09-2010, 12:16 PM
"2 weeks" is an accurate time frame



its just that nobosy has realised Oleg never meant 2 earth weeks

more like 2 weeks on neptune, or (hehehe) uranus!

Chivas
10-09-2010, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by EdStraker:
Yes,lol.........I'm not so sure,we've been seeing screenshots since 2006.


I agree this sim has been a long time coming, but anyone with a modicum of common sense understands this is all part of developing such a complex game. At this point your pessimism has a zero chance of being right. The game is basically done and is going thru a tough bug fixing progress.

I doubt there are any catastrophic bugs that would mean canceling of the game. The developers could easily release the game to secure initial much needed funds, and fix minor bugs later. This would not bother more than a few in the community as most know the developers history of fixing what needs to be fixed.

dbuff
10-19-2010, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EdStraker:
Storm Of War,a release date,this is the original pipe dream is'nt it.

Every year we get a promise and every year that goes by the we get a little more doubtful that this thing will ever make it into the shops.

This is pretty silly is'nt it?just forget it.

Lol, OK. I don't know about you but the screenshots and updates I've been seeing every Friday seem to indicate it won't be long now. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You really think this game wont be long now? That would be nice. I trust you as a Mod to have some insight as to what is going on here.
But I still have reservations that Oleg has any interest in completing SOW. No offense meant.

dbuff
10-19-2010, 07:46 AM
[/QUOTE]

Lol, OK. I don't know about you but the screenshots and updates I've been seeing every Friday seem to indicate it won't be long now.[/QUOTE]

I see what you mean now.
I found the weekly updates at 1Cpublishing.

Urufu_Shinjiro
10-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Yeah, as a mod I have no special insight other than my years being here, Ubi doesn't seem to be involved in the project and even if they were we're just volunteer moderators, they don't generally let us in on this sort of stuff, lol. It seems to me from what Oleg has said in the last few update threads and the screenshots that seem to be exponentially increasing in quality that it can't be too much longer. I suspect that his statements that it will be out this year may be true, not to say I wouldn't be surprised if was Feb or Mar before it came out, but it's definitely within a few months IMO.

Xiolablu3
10-20-2010, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by Chivas:


I agree this sim has been a long time coming, but anyone with a modicum of common sense understands this is all part of developing such a complex game.

Spot on.

Chivas
10-20-2010, 03:45 PM
I suppose there is still a chance for SOW to be released for Christmas, but at this point it appears a release early in the new year is more likely.

voyager_663rd
10-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Here's a link (roflmao):

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim...ofbritain/index.html (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/stormofwarbattleofbritain/index.html)


Fact Sheet Ubisoft Rides into the Storm of War: Battle Of Britain May 16, 2006


Originally posted by Taylortony:
play.com
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carts:

Not so sure about the "recent order" bit,I ordered it on the 25/5/2007!


Your a nooob to this ordering lark

STATUS Pre-ordered: 27/06/2006 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Has the price gone up too? thought it was originally 18 ish </div></BLOCKQUOTE>