World is 1.2.2
LockOn FC3 prepurchase beta
World is 1.2.2
LockOn FC3 prepurchase beta
They really should start thinking of different title names...seeing LOMAC 2,3 and eventually 4 is likely to give people the wrong impression..
Well, it is the right impression, but it is bad for business.
Last edited by Beagle; Nov 17 2012 at 18:29.
I never understood the visceral hate some members of both communities have towards the devs/game beloved by the other community (not talking about you NodUnit)
I know ED has done some questionable move in the past but when you look how small this studio is (roughly 30 devs ) it's quite astonishing to see the level of fidelity they offer.
This probably the only studio who isn't taking any shortcut when it comes to realism. No concession whatsoever, this is a really brave standpoint in today's video game business.
And for that I have huge respect for ED.
Specially since things are slowly but surely taking shape. The last 6 months have been really encouraging. The modular aspect is finally up and running, there are still some issues but just like any sims of this complexity it takes time.
If you're not patient you shouldn't even look at ED and their products.
Several 3rd party devs have showed up too, announcing dozen of new hi-fi aircraft.
FC3 is there to fill a gap, because we probably won't see any 3rd party aircraft before at least 1 year (except the Mig-21 and the UH-1H) and people are dying to get their hands on fast movers.
No one is forced to buy it in order to enjoy DCS:World in single or multiplayer.
If you think it's crap, don't buy. As simple as that.
It's a turning point, the work ED has laid down over the past 5 years is finally becoming something concrete.
What mande a lot of log term ED customers upset is the way the sell patches wraped up as new games.
Just have a look at the FC1, BS nunsolved buglist and the way we were told mucg to often the problem is fixed and will be available in upcoming version...FC2 and BS2 were just payware patches, and FC3 is just a Patch for Compatibility with DCS:World...at full price. No changes were done to FC2 exept a few cosmeticals changes to F-15 cockpit. And if you're like me using an G940 you cant play DCS anyway since 1.22 has introduced a force feedback trimmign bug problem unsolved for 9 weeks now.
Last edited by Beagle; Nov 18 2012 at 09:28.
Just like I said I know they've had some questionable move in the past, was it because of bad "planning" or was it just to grab $ from their customers, nobody can't answer that.Key Features of Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 include:
• A DCS World module that is compatible with DCS titles.
• New 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) cockpit and model for the F-15C.
• New F-15C campaign and single missions.
• Improved cockpit art for Russian aircraft.
• Improved landing dynamics.
• Improved flight dynamics for air-to-air missiles.
• Updated and improved HUDs and other cockpit systems.
• Resource Manager that adds logistics control to missions.
• Expanded theatre of operations map into eastern Georgia.
• Countless other improvements in the areas of the mission editor, special effects, new models, improved terrain detail and AI.
But ED is the last remnant of an extinct species, hell it's not even a species, it's the only one of it's kind. they're too precious to be let down.
DCS:BS was a one shot. They already had the idea of a modular world but they really didn't know if it would find its audience.
It did, probably more than expected.
The real first DCS module was the warthog. And as far as I know there're no plans to release a DCS:A-10C 2
Studios like Eagle Dynamics or Bohemia Interactive are too rare to be treated like EA, Ubi, Codemaster and the likes.
When I bought the Hog I realised how dedicated they were but it's only when I bought the P-51D that I realise how passionate they were about what their doing.
I know it sounds insane but you litterally feel it when you play with the pony. It's like if the cockpit was sweating love and passion. I'm not crazy, you can ask the P-51 owners, a majority of them will agree with me.
ED devs are completely nuts.
Last edited by Macadam Cow; Nov 18 2012 at 09:52.
Improved missile flight dynamics are only for AIM-120 so far
The improved Cockpits are from a FC2 mod thats free available
The new landing dynamics are not implemented
HUDs are often unreadable now
the expanded theater is from BS2, A-10 and DCS:world and its just flat featureless terrain with Beslan and Mozdok on it
the improved special efect lead to CTD and slowdowns for a lot of users.
But all in all a nice feature list...but pure fantasy so far.
If youre for a good laught try carrier landings and refueling...or simply
try to maintain a radar lock...all broken features.