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#4548672 - 12/15/20 11:53 PM Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced  
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#4548695 - 12/16/20 05:05 AM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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Well, I will be interested once the pilot career mode is implemented.

#4548698 - 12/16/20 05:15 AM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Nimits]  
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Yes, it certainly was a glaring omission from FC1.

However, you can use the excellent Pat Wilson Campaign Generator (PWCG) - 3rd party dynamic campaign engine now and in the future as well. It does a fantastic job (Generally his dynamic campaign engine is better than stock (GBS) anyway).
(You may recognize Patrick Wilson from RedBaron 3D fame)

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/59013-pwcg-for-flying-circus/

http://www.pwcampaignmanager.com/pwcgbos/web/PWCGBoS.php

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#4548726 - 12/16/20 12:56 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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20 bucks off if you pre-order so I'll be getting it today.


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#4548837 - 12/17/20 01:28 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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I'm also holding off on this. Not only because there is not yet a campaign. I second the statement that the 3rd party campaign generator is excellent.

The main problem to me is the lack of 2 seater aircraft. I'd like my campaign to be at least somewhat similar to actual operations at the time, and without observation aircraft there is no reason for fighters to be flying around over the front!


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#4548912 - 12/18/20 05:48 AM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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Also a good point, samba.

I know Jason has limitations he has to work with, but I have limitations on what I spend money on, too, unfortunately.

#4549282 - 12/21/20 04:54 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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I haven't gotten into Flying Circus yet, but I'm intrigued. Are these stand-alone or an add-on to IL-2 Great Battles? IOW, what all will I have to buy to get in the air?

Campaign mode isn't an issue for me. I'm more interested in multiplayer. Wings Over Flanders Fields provides an excellent single player experience. Missions are free-form not scripted, lots of flyable planes including two-seaters, and the entire front from the North Sea all the way to Switzerland and even Southern England if you want to experience the first Battle of Britain (Gothas only on the Hun side...Zepps are non-flyable so far) is available. Unfortunately, WOFF has zero multiplayer capability, and I miss that side of gaming.


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#4550051 - 12/29/20 03:57 AM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: samba_liten]  
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Not only will Flying Circus – Volume II have a campaign but it will also have these 2 seaters coming -- Airco DH.4, Breguet 14.B2 and DFW C.V., -- plus these: Handley Page 0-400 and Gotha G.V.! That should be enough to satisfy anyone!


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#4552427 - 01/15/21 04:17 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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Still though, none of the FC volumes will be featuring planes that aren't already available in Rise of Flight.
Even if Volume 4 comes that'll likely be covered with early war planes already present in Rise of Flight.
So then that leaves Volume 5 for any Pfalz Parasol's, Fokker D.1-2-3-4-5-6's, Siemens Schuckert and so forth.

#4552446 - 01/15/21 05:57 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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And Rise of Flight still will not support VR.

And for me VR is as essential to flight sims as is a stick and rudder pedals.


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#4552447 - 01/15/21 06:05 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: RedVonHammer]  
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It's my understanding Jason wants to do some collectors planes that aren't already included in RoF...

#4554956 - 02/05/21 12:10 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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I have been flying RoF since the first day, real good simulator for the time and still going ..

What is so different in RoF 2 and then the planned 3 and 4 ? It does not quite make sense (for me that is).

#4554979 - 02/05/21 02:43 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Catfish]  
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Originally Posted by Catfish
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What is so different in RoF 2 and then the planned 3 and 4 ? It does not quite make sense (for me that is).


The graphics engine is totally updated in ROF 2. It looks a lot better. As far as the gameplay goes though it's essentially the same.


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#4555116 - 02/06/21 06:26 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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Well, the AI is a bit better too (plus you get any ongoing improvements that may happen in this area). ROF AI is, imho, pretty bad (definitely the weakest of the WOFF, FE2, FC group in comparison).


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#4559767 - 03/13/21 06:29 PM Re: Flying Circus Volume 2 (&3) Officially Announced [Re: Redwolf]  
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The problem, I had with ROF 1 was all the a/c had the same performance and the campaign was weak. along with the AI.


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