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Dear All,

 

Last update, we announced that we’ll be shipping the first F-14 campaign for the -B, based in the Caucasus theatre with tomorrow's patch.

 

However, we’ve decided at practical completion and at a very late hour to significantly expand the -B campaign and build it out into a two parter. We’ve been inspired by being able to do a little bit more storytelling than we can by simply shipping aircraft themselves, and this has certainly been invigorating and motivating, and we just want to do.. more.

 

Effectively, this means that the F-14 will, in total, ship with 3 campaigns upon exiting Early Access, as the -B campaign will be a heavily expanded two-parter.

We get to exercise our creative freedom and everybody hopefully gets more content that they’ll enjoy is the hope. :)

 

Due to this late wind of inspiration on the storyline, we’ve been making changes to the ending of the campaign, causing some rewrites, corrections and re-recordings, and will instead release it separately from the patch early next week here on the forum. Sorry for those of you who were gearing up to fly the campaign from tomorrow, but hopefully you can hold yourselves for a few days longer! We’re really excited to share the work with you and to hear your thoughts. And of course, continue tearing ourselves away from some of the engineering rigours of module development to tell a story and impart enjoyment of a different kind to you all.

 

Sincerely,

HB

 

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Cool beans! thank you for the update, and looking forward to it!

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Wow, three campaigns. And that doesn't even include Cage the Bear, right?

 

Nope, Cage the Bear is a community campaign by Kaba, which we included into the build. So with it, it will be 4 campaigns. We also plan on including more community campaigns, I was planning on that a long time now, but honestly still did not get around to it. The ones that are out there all deserve to be included, if their creators want that, too. :-)

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The ones that are out there all deserve to be included, if their creators want that, too. :-)

 

Absolutely agreed, Cage the Bear was a blast and so is Operation Earnest Will which I am going through right now. Hopefully that one gets updated to give me some practice in the A though.

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Any updates on the separate campaign release? Early next week is behind us.. :)

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Any updates on the separate campaign release? Early next week is behind us.. :)

 

We're still working on it. The story changes added a lot more voice overs than the initial campaign had, with so far 60hrs of voice overs recorded (that's the total, only couple hours from that will be in the campaign). It takes a bit longer as expected hence, but it should be done this weekend. I'll carefully say in the course of next week, our apologies for yet another small delay.

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We're still working on it. The story changes added a lot more voice overs than the initial campaign had, with so far 60hrs of voice overs recorded (that's the total, only couple hours from that will be in the campaign). It takes a bit longer as expected hence, but it should be done this weekend. I'll carefully say in the course of next week, our apologies for yet another small delay.

 

Thanks for the efforts- I'd rather you take your time and get it right than rush to meet an arbitrary date!

 

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We're still working on it. The story changes added a lot more voice overs than the initial campaign had, with so far 60hrs of voice overs recorded (that's the total, only couple hours from that will be in the campaign). It takes a bit longer as expected hence, but it should be done this weekend. I'll carefully say in the course of next week, our apologies for yet another small delay.

 

No worries, was just wondering what's the status and when it can be expected. Thanks for the update.

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That's fine. So both campaigns for the -B will be on the Caucasus map and for the -A on the Persian Gulf. Correct?

 

Who knows. Maybe a surprise waits at the end of part 1... Life is such a mystery. :-D

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