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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Latest instalment in the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series from award-winning developer 1C: Maddox Games.

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:20 PM
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Default 1C wants to make money? Surely the original P-51, B-17 and Fw-190 'financial' sense?

Although I have been watching the progress of CloD and news now of BoM, what became apparent from Luthiers replies was that they need to make money.

Seriously I do understand the requests for early war aircraft (hence 1940's era CloD) but as they said it's hardly set their finances alight! This of course isn't just about the era but also the buggy game engine.

So now 1C wants wants to make money and surely by releasing popular aircraft they can bolster their finances while also using that money to continue creating arenas of combat like BoM?

This isn't about dismissing the earlier aircraft and areas of combat but by selling/adding 'popular' aircraft surely this would make 'financial' sense?

I wonder though if they realize that these aircraft will be financially popular and that is a reason not to let an aircraft SDK out as whoever made a late war aircraft 'pack' would most likely make a financial 'killing'?

The only reason I see not to endorse the release of late-war 'popular' aircraft is something is one i can't work out!

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:29 PM
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Well, i for my part am paying around 10-20 bucks per plane in ROF and i surely would also do here. Maybe even more. Pay by plane would definately be a way to make money bigtime.

I would preorder all german planes.

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:31 PM
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Honestly: coherent well rounded packages for a certain operation are IMO the only sensible way. We had way too much of the watering can in 1946 and before, no need to repeat old mistakes.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:40 PM
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That makes no sense. Once they release the 44/45 stuff who is gonna wanna come back to 41? Most servers in IL2 1946 fb + pick a mod, hosted mid to late war stuff, Usually 44. It makes the most sense to follow chronological order!

Releasing the aircraft SDK would be financial suicide.

Just wait, it will all come in time.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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Better to release aircraft chronologically. More exciting for each new release and each step in technology. Anyhow, Maddox games have not got the resources for an England to Germany map. Nor do we have the computers for it any time soon. The engine seems best suited to skirmishes between limited numbers of aircraft at medium altitude. I can't think of a game engine less suited to depicting the daylight bombing offensive.
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Well, i for my part am paying around 10-20 bucks per plane in ROF and i surely would also do here. Maybe even more. Pay by plane would definately be a way to make money bigtime.

I would preorder all german planes.

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As much as I dislike the ROF system its a thousand times better than an MMO

As far what they release goes, I agree with csThor and Farber.

A lot of people enjoy the "crap" planes
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It would be interesting to see where most of their sales occur. Russia/Eastern Europe compared to Western Europe/North America.

Should it be that Eastern Europe have the largest edge here, it would seem that they are targeting that market with the next release for the best financial return.
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I seriously doubt they have the resources to build extra aircraft, especially at this critical time. I don't think they would even want to, as it could jeopardies sales of theaters that they will be building later. I could see them selling highly complex, and costly to build aircraft like four engine bombers, that were used in the theaters they have released. Like Feathered said, I don't think we will see a Western Front long range bombing campaign for years, until the game engine is improved, a huge map built, and new computers that could run it. I'd sure like to see it, but wonder how many in an already small genre would be willing to fly those very long mostly boring flights. I suppose some good fast forward to the action. ,
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Is there a list of planes that BoM is supposed to include? Just checked from Wiki that first Fw-190 models were taken to service during 1941, but were used in west. Any chance some early Fw-190 could be included in BoM?
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Is there a list of planes that BoM is supposed to include? Just checked from Wiki that first Fw-190 models were taken to service during 1941, but were used in west. Any chance some early Fw-190 could be included in BoM?
I believe BlackSix said the Fw-190 weren't used in the early campaigns they are currently building for the iniitial release of the Russain Front Sequel, presumed to be in the Moscow and/or Stalingrad area.
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