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Old 10-21-2019, 02:45 PM   #11
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There have been a lot of complaints lately about them not completing existing modules, which there are many! I have no heartburn either way on the decision to delay Cobra and Phantom. The F-16 and F-18 are keeping me plenty busy when I have the time. Coupled with the release of new systems and weapons I have my plate full already. Also I guess with reallocating some staff to help with updates to the core game itself it helps me in supporting the decisions. Keep enjoying what we have already my friends and appreciate the added transparency they are giving us with the development reports also.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:57 PM   #12
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There have been a lot of complaints lately about them not completing existing modules, which there are many! I have not heartburn either way on the decision to delay Cobra and Phantom. The F-16 and F-18 are keeping me plenty busy when I have the time. Coupled with the release of new systems and weapons I have my plate full already. Also I guess with reallocating some staff to help with updates to the core game itself it helps me in supporting the decisions. Keep enjoying what we have already my friends and appreciate the added transparency they are giving us with the development reports also.
Same here.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:01 PM   #13
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Agreed. Seems like ED have enough work on their hands already, would rather they work on the Mi24 and then return to something as complex as the F-4E as soon as that's done. This actually seems to be exactly what the majority of the community wants. Actually on another note, I was surprised nobody at Mudspike asked Wags about the new free map that's in development - hopefully we'll still hear something about it this year.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:09 PM   #14
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Mind you they haven't said no AH-1,..

I'm guessing there is a lot of work going on both with the DCS engine and for modules both past, present and future.

When/if multi crew gets into the Mi-24 (As slated for UH-1) then that may well be a bonus for a future AH-1.



This has always caught my attention,.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:10 PM   #15
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While we hope to simulate the Cobra someday (as well as the F-4E), it's not on our immediate production plan.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:59 PM   #16
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This is extremely disappointing news to me. Belsimtek not only had the best initial releases, but were almost the sole producers of the modules that I really wanted most: the UH-1, the F-86/MiG-15, F-5E, and F-15C FM upgrade. I also loved the matched pairs approach: UH-1/Mi-8, F-86/MiG-15, AH-1/Mi-24. The F-5E is almost the perfect balanced opponent for the MiG-21bis while the F-4E would be the historically correct opponent.

The F-4E and AH-1 were projects I was really looking forward to vice the umpteenth implementation of the F-16 and F-18 in PC combat flight sims. I understood that the F-4E and AH-1 got bumped down because of the F-16 and F-18... now they are bumped down because of the P-47 and Mosquito?

I was expecting an announcement about F-4E progress in a year or two... now it sounds more like it is at least 4 or 5 years away if it ever gets done at all. It figures the one aircraft I wanted more than any other that had already been showcased as "in progress" is now effectively cancelled until further notice.

I hope Heatblur picks up a Navy F-4 variant before ED gets to the F-4E. They already have decent AI for a two-seat carrier-based all-weather fighter. An F-4B/N or F-4J/S would be just as good to me as an F-4E.

The only bright side of this news is that I can put off work on building a USB F-4E throttle for my simpit. I already have the handles mounted on an axis, but I need to mount it to the console, restrict the angular movement to the correct range, and somehow implement the idle and afterburner detents.
I'm with you on this one. I am also extremely disappointed. The reason I got into jet combat at all was the F-4. I don't run this business though, so it's not my call obviously but it's still pretty sad.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:04 PM   #17
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What a joke
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:27 PM   #18
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What a joke
How so? ED makes a business decision on what they see as the higher priority and it's a joke? Apparently they're doing something right because they're still around and growing stronger in their continued development of DCSW. Don't take this as fanboy talk, but look at the proof of what they have delivered to us so far. It all takes time and we simply can't have it our way all the time.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:40 PM   #19
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Sad to hear about he AH-1 but appreciate the transparency.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:10 PM   #20
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Sad to hear that, we need more love to the helicopters. And with the Hind coming next year (finger crossed) the Cobra could have been a good balanced

Appreciate the new transparency policy though
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