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Old 06-10-2018, 02:37 AM   #101
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Waiting for Ka-52.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:14 AM   #102
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I think I don't agree on "Ka-50 is an old module". Yes, it's old but very robust module in terms of its system, weapon technology, flight model, external model etc. etc.

It has still different place in other helicopter (in this sim) and it can't be compared to other modules. So, in my honest opinion, this module still deserves high priority and care.

Forget about all things, come on! Look at the textures of default cockpit. Definitely it doesn't fit ED's reputation.

Please, ED!

I totaly agree with you!
I even go a step further and say: Not only constantly bring out new modules, but also maintain the old.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:15 PM   #103
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I also agree: this discussion is dated on february and I d'like to know something about the ka-50. Newer modules are surely excellent news, but if ED really wants to fulfill "the dream of making the most realistic combat aviation simulation", like they stated in last november letter posted on this forum (and I have no reason to believe it is not so), then it is important to add new modules, and not just to replace oldest ones with newest. I do not ask a new cockpit tomorrow (I'm not sure that's the solution either), but in 2.5 beta changelogs I always see updates to a lot of modules except the ka-50 (and the a-10c). If I have to patiently wait, I'll do, but some updated news from time to time would not be bad.

P.S. even newer modules like f-5e have issues with new engine, so maybe it's a wider problem that needs more time to be fixed than just "no love for ka-50"...

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Old 06-10-2018, 02:37 PM   #104
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When people talk about DCS World, there are two typical modules that are mentioned quickly, KA-50 and A-10C. They have been for years the standard how to do things. After that we have got lot of new features and improvements and new modules where latest is the F/A-18C.

But ED is still making money with KA-50, if they don't want to make money from it, pull it out of the store.

It is egg-chicken problem, someone needs to do something first to get others join.
So is it now that new customers should appear and buy the KA-50 to get ED to improve it....
Or is it now that ED should improve the KA-50 to get new customers that buy the KA-50 too among new modules?

The other is that there is just action that needs to be done by small group of people to show courage that older modules are taken care and maintained, even the A-10C has got fixes these days. And texture/3D model refreshment is just one of the easy things to show to customers "We care about you existing module owners and you new customers can know that we will improve our products".

IF the ED wants to discontinue KA-50, then label it so and pull out of store and just leave it to be activated by those who has now purchased it. Ain't that what people now really demand by saying "Don't improve it!"
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:39 PM   #105
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Waiting for Ka-52.
Hah. That would be the ultimate attack helicopter in DCS world for multiplayer if it would just possibly come out. All ground radars, air radars, new Shkval systems etc.

It would be like a combination of F/A-18C, F-14B and F-16C in one module for helicopter pilots.

I still take cockpit improvements to KA-50 as I can fly it alone and be the shark among preys.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:56 PM   #106
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When people talk about DCS World, there are two typical modules that are mentioned quickly, KA-50 and A-10C.
That's because - despite a lot of newer modules - they are still the most complex and advanced ones (apart from f/a-18, which however is still largely work in progress).
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:11 PM   #107
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Right now BS2 is 49.99, is what your getting right now worth 49.99? I couldn't answer that honestly because I haven't used it since the lighting and AP went to crap (around 2.2ish). Likely won't use it again until I see updates in the change log.



Personally I don't need it to be as "pretty" as new modules, but functional again would be good.


The black shark is a great module, but it's broken. As long as it's being sold on the store I would expect at least functionality updates to keep it operable in DCS. If not then it's a slap in the face, especially to those just buying it now.... at $50.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:26 PM   #108
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I still have hope for Ka-50.

Remember the previous state of Caucasus map's texture, and today ED has done excellent job on that map. Same way, I believe that ED will do an overhaul on Ka-50 soon.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #109
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In the meanwhile, my suggestion for newer ka-50 virtual pilots is to fly it in DCS 1.5.8, if you want to fully appreciate what it has to offer. (I fly it in 2.5, cause I'm confident in ED updates, but I have already tasted what the real fully functional ka-50 is; and the same worths for a-10c); obviously the 1.5.8 ka-50 functionalities mixed with 2.5 forests of trees would be a dream...

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Old 06-10-2018, 10:28 PM   #110
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I still have hope for Ka-50.

Remember the previous state of Caucasus map's texture, and today ED has done excellent job on that map. Same way, I believe that ED will do an overhaul on Ka-50 soon.

I believe they will too. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.
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