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Old 02-09-2020, 09:17 PM   #1
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Question Night mission servers?

Hey, i was wondering if there are any servers that regularly host night missions?
I couldn't find any
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:03 AM   #2
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Hey, i was wondering if there are any servers that regularly host night missions?
I couldn't find any
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Check all the empty ones.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:36 AM   #3
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Unfortunately night missions don't seem very popular in MP

I would love to have more night missions on the public servers (especially on Blue Flag!), but people seem to be unable to cope with night operations.
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I would also love to see random times and weather on servers like blueflag. To me flying in not always sunny conditions is a major part of the immersion.
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We have nite missions running on our server every Thursday and they appear to be very popular with our pilots.
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Unfortunately night missions don't seem very popular in MP

I would love to have more night missions on the public servers (especially on Blue Flag!), but people seem to be unable to cope with night operations.
I don't do night in DCS for a several reasons.

1. Night in VR looks horrible

2. Night in DCS is very poorly done. Light sources do not radiate light. They behave more like a paintbrush than a beam of light. The end result is too dark overall.

3. Night with clouds looks nothing like reality. Clouds are vividly white with pitch black above, something I never saw in 33 years flying real airplanes.
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I don't do night in DCS for a several reasons.

1. Night in VR looks horrible

2. Night in DCS is very poorly done. Light sources do not radiate light. They behave more like a paintbrush than a beam of light. The end result is too dark overall.

3. Night with clouds looks nothing like reality. Clouds are vividly white with pitch black above, something I never saw in 33 years flying real airplanes.
1 sounds like it might be a gamma issue and 2 can be solved with more moon, as the darkness of the night in DCS heavily depends on moonshine. Clouds do look weird at night, but both lighing and clouds are being worked on atm.

But I don't like night flying for its looks, but for the totally different experience in combat. Especially in moonless nights you have to use a lot of IFR procedures, work with NVGs and can use things like IR-pointers. Visibility is totally different which makes A/A WVR combat totally different, strikers can sneak by better, you need to pay attention to afterburner and flare usage and a lot of othger small differences. That's why I would love to have more night flying in MP, not because of how it looks visually.
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1 sounds like it might be a gamma issue and 2 can be solved with more moon, as the darkness of the night in DCS heavily depends on moonshine. Clouds do look weird at night, but both lighing and clouds are being worked on atm.

But I don't like night flying for its looks, but for the totally different experience in combat. Especially in moonless nights you have to use a lot of IFR procedures, work with NVGs and can use things like IR-pointers. Visibility is totally different which makes A/A WVR combat totally different, strikers can sneak by better, you need to pay attention to afterburner and flare usage and a lot of othger small differences. That's why I would love to have more night flying in MP, not because of how it looks visually.
Night is now much better after the update but the clouds are still horrible.

I have far too much real world flight time to ever enjoy anything about the ugly that is DCS VR at night, although it is getting better. Clear nights are probably playable now but nothing with clouds.
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