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Old 10-03-2018, 06:32 PM   #11
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A little bit of a fun fact is that the new Caucasus map introduced in 2.5 of course is a major visual upgrade to CA, but sadly it also has not really made some of the issues any better, for example vehicles getting stuck on scenery objects or blowing themselves up because they try to shoot through houses right in front of them. Not meant as a complaint here, just with a more populated map these problems also got worse.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:10 PM   #12
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Like I said.....at the current price CA is not worth it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:08 AM   #13
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Like I said.....at the current price CA is not worth it.
I've never bought CA cause it was not of my liking either at the current state. Having said that, after enjoying a lot some dynamic servers in MP; like DCSDynamic server, which make extensive use of sams and ground troops, i'm really thinking on buying it. Just for the sake of controlling ground units and sams against human players.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:16 PM   #14
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It should be pointed out that CA does not grant you any control over the larger (multi-unit) SAM systems.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:04 PM   #15
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Few years ago when the CA came to special sales, I purchased maybe a 10 copies of it to share (all out). It was one time like a 2,50€ a piece.... A price that you COULDN*T miss. But that was like 1.2.x series of DCS.

But I consider that CA is one of the core features of DCS that ED really needs to get corrected in couple years. They are working so heavily so many things that AI, weather etc are affecting. And they have hired even RTS game developers to help them.

So in future we might see that CA becomes something important like KA-50 and A-10C became to be.

As in the future we should get to performance levels where we can have hundreds, if not thousands of ground units on the map. Far better troop control (RTS level, like a Wargame European Escalation) and tactical elements where CA players are using map to draw the tactics for AI to follow as best they can. Like draw the routes, primary and secondary positions and ETA and then rules of engagements etc.

As in the future such way the Combined Arms would become the major multiplayer element what every virtual pilot up in the skies is supporting. It would be part of the dynamic campaign and dynamic mission creation to get CA to shine. But it all requires heavy investment to AI, RTS game elements and even new map technologies (to generate low-level and long range visibility graphics).






One day if I see anything close to the low level graphics as the commander control capabilities that what that almost 10 year old game could offer, I say that $40 for the Combined Arms is too low, and it should be around $60 at that point! (seriously saying, $40 would be excellent price).

Because it would add so much to the virtual pilots experience when they can fly while RTS gamers are doing the war with realistic limitations (RTS gamers has will to stay to play for hours, unlike FPS shooters).

I do find the price at the moment little high, but it is only because only the recent 2.5 update game up and ED has no had enough time to start implementing the RTS elements to DCS World as they need to build from scratch the unit logics and the commanding interface and get the AI communications etc.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:53 AM   #16
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I bought it to learn it. But, I won't use it until it's updated again.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:58 AM   #17
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RTS / dynamic campaign has on ED develop pipeline.

About CA.... I think has "develop complete", dont expected more functionality or improvement outside of actual functionality, to something as "better tank simulation" can require soft / hard tank modules and have out of scope of CA yet.

And have unknown if can be a 3.0 version (none has talking about them).
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:21 PM   #19
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Too glitchy, lots of bugs, no improvement for years, it's not worth it in my book. I got it and found it un user friendly, and it never really performed as it was suppose to unless you could figure out a ton of work arounds, and even then it still had issues.
CA and thus far the WWII assets pack are both just not worth the money at this point.
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