Originally Posted by Anton Yudintsev
Your wing was broken.
You wouldn't be able to takeoff. It is not over-reactive. It is exactly what I am telling.
This explosions achieves two goals:
- adds more Holywood style action (especially if you one, who hit target, not the one who landed).
- gives more visual for MP - more time you see enemy explosion, not just landed.
people in single player are going to land at the end of the mission
so they are not taking off anyway
And for multiplayer a landing where the pilot survives due to a good skill landing should not count as a "suicide" or an enemy kill assist. if he crashes and survives let him respawn and keep his point for a good landing.