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    The Il-2 series is pretty. I have no doubt that SoW will be very pretty too. The weather will change. The AI will occaisionally sh*t their pants and the FM's will be great.

    And we'll all go around, doing the same things as we are doing now. Just in a more detailed environment.

    But really, don't you think there should be more to the future of air combat simulations than just dogfights and dropping a stick of bombs? Do you really just want to play the exact same kind of missions all over again for another five years?

    What if other mission perameters were coded in? What other options could we get?

    Maybe instead you'd like to pilot a Lysander for SOE. Fly over to France at zero altitude in the dead of night. Alone in the dark, you would struggle to find 'that little field' marked on your map and glide into it, engine off so as not to alert the Jerries. Maybe you'd like to see AI ground units smart enough to detect the sound of your engine and converge on the area. Maybe friendly units that would sgnal when you came near.
    You would taxi to the appointed spot (the further from the spot - the longer you'd wait), a message on screen would tell you when contact with the friendlies has been made. Then you'd sweat it out waiting until the business is done and you got the all clear to move. Maybe there would be unexpected delays. All the while, the Wehrmacht and Gestapo are closing in. When you finally did get the order to go, you'd still have to get safely out of the rough field, possibly under fire and find your way back home.

    Perhaps you'd rather fly a Storch, evacuating wounded from the combat area. Or spotting for the artillery?

    What about unarmed photo recon? Actually take real photographs? I remember even the kids game PilotWings on the Nintendo 64 had recce missions where your photos were analysed by some little program, and if they met expectations, you were passed to the next level.

    Coastal Command perhaps? Why not have a crew that can actually call out the sightings of distant ships and other objects and give an intelligent description of their range, type and heading? Or nightfighters with AI radar operators that can actually guide you to the kill?

    Wouldn't you like to try to fly a danerously overloaded Ju-52 into the icy landing strips of Stalingrad one day? Or a C-47 over the Himalayas?


    There has to be more to this genre than, fly to waypoint and shoot stuff down. Or, fly to waypoint and drop some bombs. There has to be. If you can think of other codeable variations, I'd love to hear them. I know oleg and his people read these boards more than they let on. Maybe someone will come up with an idea they can use.
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    My words! That's exactly the way to improve imersion and to make Teamplay (maybe the Ju-52 needs escort) more important. I realy hope there will be such things in SOW.
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    Yellonet's Avatar Senior Member
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    I've had these kinds of ideas before and made suggestions about them too.

    What apeals to me most is transporting, going slow and with minimal weapons trying to get that cargo/troops to their location unharmed, missions where you just barely survive are the best
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    From what I hear triggers will be n the mission builder.. that alone will add a few things.. and given the creativity of this bunch I am sure it will be somewhat different. I think with manable AA, and with busses and cars running their own subroutines ....... I;ll just wait and see what it is before I even speculate.. but I undersatand your point.
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    We need transport planes!
    C-47 and Ju-52 please
    Then toss in some paratroopers and go fly through the german mountains Where Eagles Dare style!
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    Originally posted by Bearcat99:
    From what I hear triggers will be n the mission builder.. that alone will add a few things.. and given the creativity of this bunch I am sure it will be somewhat different. I think with manable AA, and with busses and cars running their own subroutines ....... I;ll just wait and see what it is before I even speculate.. but I undersatand your point.
    Triggers
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    I'm with you, Featherd. I too would like to be able to fly "those other types" of mission. What about finding downed pilots in the Channel, waiting for the MTB or E-boat to fish him up, or fly patrolls where your job is to ID the enemy and get the heck out of there (in an outdated, slow plane) before you get nailed.
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    Good point... scenarios are where its at.

    Remember DDay on Medal Of Honour? Damn that was intense.

    Sims need the same thing
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    Great ideas Feathered. I for one have _ALWAYS_ wanted to drive those C-46's and C-47's over the Hump myself!

    Yup, more to this than mere bangety-bang IMO too
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