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DrDigitalski
05-11-2004, 10:11 AM
SUGGESTION: The option to play the "single player" campaign portion of the game together online with other people EXACTLY as is plays in single player.

I've been living over seas from the US for 4 years now and me (Bogotá, Colombia) and my dad (Philadelphia, PA) have been playing online together for as many years (Mostly flight sims). One thing that is common among all of the games we have played together is you can NEVER play the "single player" campaign online. Ghost Recon came the closest that I have seen so far. But why not go that extra step??? Everything is already there, just connect the dots! You're already 95% there. To me it just doesn't make sense not to. Why have loads of fun with you friends online, and then disconnect and play the campaign all by your lonesome?? Wouldn't it be MORE fun to play the campaign with your friends too??


And specifically, to the developers, there are probably a lot of people out there that just buy the game for the multiplayer entertainment and never even bother to see all of the trouble you went to for coding the campaign engine. Why let your hard work go unnoticed??? Connect everything together. So, whats a few more sleepless nights for you programmers? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Think of the praise you will get from computer magazines for going that extra step and the consumers that didn't want to pay for that single player campaign feature they weren't going to bother playing anyway. If you make it all one big game, it adds to the replayability. Everybody wins.


What do you think everyone? I'm also going to put up a voting question and see what kind of response results.

DrDigitalski
05-11-2004, 10:11 AM
SUGGESTION: The option to play the "single player" campaign portion of the game together online with other people EXACTLY as is plays in single player.

I've been living over seas from the US for 4 years now and me (Bogotá, Colombia) and my dad (Philadelphia, PA) have been playing online together for as many years (Mostly flight sims). One thing that is common among all of the games we have played together is you can NEVER play the "single player" campaign online. Ghost Recon came the closest that I have seen so far. But why not go that extra step??? Everything is already there, just connect the dots! You're already 95% there. To me it just doesn't make sense not to. Why have loads of fun with you friends online, and then disconnect and play the campaign all by your lonesome?? Wouldn't it be MORE fun to play the campaign with your friends too??


And specifically, to the developers, there are probably a lot of people out there that just buy the game for the multiplayer entertainment and never even bother to see all of the trouble you went to for coding the campaign engine. Why let your hard work go unnoticed??? Connect everything together. So, whats a few more sleepless nights for you programmers? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Think of the praise you will get from computer magazines for going that extra step and the consumers that didn't want to pay for that single player campaign feature they weren't going to bother playing anyway. If you make it all one big game, it adds to the replayability. Everybody wins.


What do you think everyone? I'm also going to put up a voting question and see what kind of response results.

BM357_TinMan
05-11-2004, 10:15 AM
nGEN DOES just that, to a certain extent

BM357_TinMan
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KGr.HH-Sunburst
05-11-2004, 10:16 AM
go get the AEP expansion pack for FB
there is a brand new online campaign in it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.freewebs.com/fightingpumas/
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Zeus-cat
05-11-2004, 10:33 AM
There are two versions of the on-line campaign. One that is historical where the front line moves according to history and the second where the front line moves depending on how well your team does. Destroy your target or prevent the enemy from achieving theirs and you gain ground. Fail to destroy your target or let the enemy destroy theirs and you lose ground. Also, the number of planes is limited. Get shot down too many times and your plane may no longer available from the list of aircraft to fly. This is a better format for coop play than the single player campaigns IMO.

Zeus-cat

DrDigitalski
05-11-2004, 10:57 AM
Thanks guys, sounds great.
Problem is, I don't know where to find this thing. Looked in a few places for AEP Expansion and get nothing.
Where can I get it??

BM357_TinMan
05-11-2004, 11:03 AM
I think that there might be an add on out there called BOE (from Justflight I think). I don't have this add-on, but if I understand correctly, it comes with an on-line campaign generator too.

Not sure about this piece of info, you'll have to check it out yourself, just a suggestion.

AEP or the GoldPack for IL2FB should be available at Electronic Botique, or at on-line software stores I would think.
Not sure though, I bought mine when it first came out, so I can't speak to the availability at the present time of AEP/Gold Pack.

BM357_TinMan
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DrDigitalski
05-12-2004, 01:14 PM
You know whats funny? Not less than 2 hours after I posted that message asking where I could find the expansion pack, I got my snail mail which included the latest issue of PC Gamer. In it is a review of the expansion pack. I was under the impression that it was a free expansion pack you downloaded from somewhere. It was now obvious that this was a true blue, boxed and shrink wrapped software product. I'll be buying a copy for me and my dad some time real soon.
Thanks guys.