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Old 01-14-2020, 01:16 PM   #1
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Hi all, i was wondering if the PG map is considered complete by ED?
I read a post by Wags, that said that the map size is done, but that airfields would be added later.
That post was from september 2018, and considering the immense opportunities the PG area have, adding Iraqi, Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian airfields would only seems logical.

But as we are writing 2020, nothing have been added yet in the above areas.
Have i missed some newsletters or announcements, or will there be added more airfields in the above areas?
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:47 PM   #2
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Youre thinking of the norther persian gulf, which would be an excellent map with plenty of real world conflicts that could be modelled with our current plane set.

The pg map would more accurately be called "straits of hormuz" map, an immensely vital strategic location and a hotspot worthy of plenty of "what if " scenarios, but nowhere near as useful as the northern persian gulf. If thats to be modelled, it would have to be on its own map
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Thanks for your answer.

As the map is at this moment, just one kuwaiti and iraqi airfield, and perhaps 2-3 in saudiarabia would do wonders for the region and scenarios.

Im suprised/disappointed that they included those northern areas, but didn give them any thought.
The Basrah region is not just flat desert, its full of little villages, wetareas, canals, oildericks, old and in-use airfields/strips/ports.
A very interesting area i must say.

As you say, the map should be renamed "DCS: Straits of Hormuz".
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:41 AM   #4
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As you say, the map should be renamed "DCS: Straits of Hormuz".
It originally was titled Strait of Hormuz by ED however I think the marketing boffins decided to change its name to PG to accommodate to geographically illiterate.
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It originally was titled Strait of Hormuz by ED however I think the marketing boffins decided to change its name to PG to accommodate to geographically illiterate.
As much as people (myself included) would love to have ALL Gulf states modelled, ED already explained that the map focus has always been UAE and southern Iran, SoH in particular. To be honest this was clear from the very beginning! Who knows maybe one day though...

The name itself is just more "user friendly", I did not like that decision but not something that ED would ask players about either.
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As much as people (myself included) would love to have ALL Gulf states modelled, ED already explained that the map focus has always been UAE and southern Iran, SoH in particular. To be honest this was clear from the very beginning! Who knows maybe one day though...

The name itself is just more "user friendly", I did not like that decision but not something that ED would ask players about either.
I must have misunderstood the word "focus" and the "more airfields will be added later" then.
No doubt that they would sell more if they added just three or four airfields in the regions i mentioned, instead of dead-on accurately placing buildings in Dubai.

With all respect to ED, this is a combat flight simulator, not a civilian aviation sim.
I believe that there are more customers interested in a Iraq/Saudi/Kuwaiti airfields than some arabs house.
Flying over your own house or through the streets quickly gets boring, low level Mach 1 sneak attack on Iraqi or Iranian airfields and oilinfrastructure dont.
Perhaps they focused on the beautypart and got "lazy" on the function-part.

Technically the name is correct, but i think its borderlining misleading, and is more a PR/sales tactic than something the ED mapmakers would come up with.

But yes, lets hope that one day there will be a expansion pack for the map, or a "remake/remodel" like the A-10C and Ka-50 cockpit.
Time will tell.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:13 AM   #7
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That maybe help you understand:
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=223523


btw: Adding some half-baked airports or any enemy assets on the already flat and no-detailed terrain would make no sense at all. Maybe the future will come with bigger map covering the Iraq.
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(...)Adding some half-baked airports or any enemy assets on the already flat and no-detailed terrain would make no sense at all(...)
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