I think that speaks volumes how the game has not been adopted by many squads / clans, 2 of them I've been involved with never organised any events for it because its just too buggy and tempermental, let alone the severe issues that plagued the game for months (anyone remember the no tree and sound "workaround"? Ha.)
I mean ROF and DCS don't offer perfect online experiences by any means, both games have their quirks. But both games along with the original IL-2 seem to be fairly popular with squads because they still let you get in, fly and have fun - not spend the night doing technical troubleshooting.
What annoys me most is that both ROF and DCS are small russian-based teams that are self-funded from their own developments, although supervised by Western management. 1C is essentially the Russian version of Microsoft with alot of money behind it, I just don't understand why they just aren't willing to invest more into the game, get some competent programmers in and try to salvage the reputation of the IL-2 brand which was once considered THE combat flight sim to have. Do they not have any pride in what it once was? I just don't understand it.
Sure we're a niche market, but how can you not have any pride for once being the best and letting so much mud tarnish your company's name? Crazy.
"Rock crushes scissors ... but paper covers rock, and scissors cuts paper! Kif, we have a conundrum." - Zapp Brannigan