Originally Posted By: Tirak
Originally Posted By: Force10
Is four years considered a long time for a product to remain in Alpha? Is it then going to be in Beta for another 4 years? Just wondering if 8 years will be the tipping point where complaints/criticism will be considered valid.

The whole market shift to paying for unfinished software has not done this industry any favors IMO.

At the risk of being given a "dreaded green box", Cobra is rather clearly referring to the MiG-21 in DCS 2.0, as 2.0 is still in alpha, and not DCS 1.5.

I guess since the Hawk and Mig-21 are both in Beta but have versions residing in an Alpha branch...they can be called Balphas? The same point applies...with modules remaining in an unfinished state for years even though they have been sold to the public...you can shrug off valid criticism and any responsibility citing it's "Alpha/Beta" state.

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