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Old 02-07-2017, 05:18 AM   #21
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Heres a little motivational video in hopes a vietnam map is on the horizon. We NEED this!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ryo02Qw1-c&t=99s

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Old 02-09-2017, 11:02 PM   #22
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Heres a little motivational video in hopes a vietnam map is on the horizon. We NEED this!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ryo02Qw1-c&t=99s
motivational video? so nice looking at people being burned ah?? first they killed thousands of civilians in that "motivationl footage" , secondly the music is pure garbage.
We need an european scenario like the balcans or iraq area .
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But I also appreciate that ED has very high standards of development. This is understandable, as maps are not static and need to interact with the existing aircraft in terms of ATC and navigation.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:53 AM   #24
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Heres a little motivational video in hopes a vietnam map is on the horizon. We NEED this!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ryo02Qw1-c&t=99s

I don't find it all that motivational...........
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More maps are going to come from ED after SoH, they just arent ready to discuss them until they get a little closer.

The map tools are quite complex and have taken a lot of work to develop them. This includes the standalone editor, as well as 3D Studio Max plugins. They are still being developed as they hammer down the standard for these maps, the map tech has even evolved as we have been getting NTTR and are close to Normandy and the New Caucasus map.

Anyone with the skill and ability to do this type of work can apply to ED to get access to these tools, but giving them away freely isnt part of the plan right now.

I believe other 3rd parties are actively working with the ED map team, helping with testing and developing the tools as well as developing their own maps. Of course until these projects are closer to release, we wont get much info.

Its not what you want to hear of course, but its where we are at. I feel like once we hit the merge and more maps get put out, the maps will start moving much faster through development.
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I really welcome this thread as it is something that has been on my mind for some time. I think it is fair to say that the aircraft now in DCS are first class, they would rival the quality of models in any platform. But the business of scenery has been the weak spot for a while. I've no problem with the quality of the scenery - though it is good to hear that further detail is being built in to the Caucuses - and the Nevada map is beautiful. Also its great that other maps are in development, Straits of Hormuz, Normandy etc. But to be honest I think that what is really needed is BIGGER maps. Especially now that there are jet fighters, covering the whole map does not take too much time at all, they need more room to range around in, I have to say that if something the size of ORBX open LC were supplied Id be over the moon. It wouldn't all need intense detail because this is all about Flight, not looking at pretty scenery. I take the point about interacting with the maps, but perhaps only certain areas would need be interacted with? But with the expansion in the sophistication , speed and range of the aircraft I do think it will become more and more important that the range of environmental possibilities increase also.

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Excuse me adding an addendum but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy DCS and the level of detail and sophistication is often breath -taking. So I didn't want to imply that it might be easy to do what I've suggested, to reproduce that amount of detail over a larger area would certainly take time..
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I like to fly above coastlines or a lot of islands so i would like to see a map with many islands.
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I like to fly above coastlines or a lot of islands so i would like to see a map with many islands.
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:04 PM   #30
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I like to fly above coastlines or a lot of islands so i would like to see a map with many islands.
You mean like this:



There are lots of other small and large islands in the northern part of the Strait. Matched with the craggy topography of Oman and mangrove swamps on the coast of Iran, it will be a very interesting place to fly.

Also, the maps will get bigger over time. Wags has said this in the past, but the growth has to be incremental to deliver the quality that ED desires. The high detail area of the Strait of Hormuz map is set to be the largest yet (390 km x 390 km) with a large low detail area around it (from what has been said).

This map in particular would benefit substantially from a large low detail since the areas around the Strait (in a east-west direction at least) are largely water. It would really increase the operational flexibility of the map if the low detail area to the east extended into the Northern Arabian Sea. It was common for aircraft carriers on GONZO station (Gulf of Oman Northern Zone) to spend a lot of their time in the Arabian Sea off Oman. This allowed them to conduct training (CQ, intercept training) in a lower threat environment and would also move to this area while on alert status (many carriers on GONZO would carry out flight ops 5-6 days per week with 1-2 days of alert status in between - often further east in the Gulf of Oman or in the Arabian Sea).

As with Normandy, these low detail areas could be really helpful for a lot of different gameplay aspects. I hope it is considered.

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