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yellonet
01-08-2011, 09:41 PM
When I come to think of it... from the English side, will it just be a long string of intercept missions?
Or as a German, just cross the canal and bomb, or escort the bombers, over and over.
It certainly will be fun for a while... but just how long a while?

Sven
01-08-2011, 09:42 PM
When I come to think of it... from the English side, will it just be a long string of intercept missions?
Or as a German, just cross the canal and bomb, or escort the bombers, over and over.
It certainly will be fun for a while... but just how long a while?

It will mainly come down to that, but I think it's gonna last pretty long, there's bombers to fly as well you know, but yes on the English side of the channel it will come down to patrolling and scrambling as fast as you can. But when the expansions come out, then we got a loooong long time to enjoy the game.

[URU]BlackFox
01-08-2011, 09:44 PM
Given that the game includes a FMB, the Community will sure build additional campaigns to the ones the game may bring from the factory, so there will be fun for sure, as it is with Il-2.

Flanker35M
01-08-2011, 09:47 PM
S!

The BoB campaign is just that what you said, either intercept as RAF or escort/bomb as Luftwaffe. Done a countless times already. But it is online and future expansions/additions that will spring SoW to full swing IMO, show it's true potential as what happened with IL-2 back in time :)

SlipBall
01-08-2011, 10:28 PM
I hope that the game has a save continue later feature for your progress. Very handy if you just run out of time, by orders from the little lady.:grin:

yellonet
01-09-2011, 12:10 AM
So, are you saying that 1c are being lazy introducing Storm of War with a relatively easy to create campaign? ;)

I think it makes sense, it was one of the first major air battles/campaigns in the war and to me beginning SoW early in the war is great.
Hopefully they will continue with expansions based on a certain battles or campaigns and introduce them in approximately the order they occurred.
The first expansion might for instance be called Storm of War: East Africa.

The other way to do it would be to go by order of popularity, and surely that has its merits, for one it would probably generate profit faster as the big campaigns and theatres are better known and has more famous aircraft in them.
Personally though I think that the best way would be to do it in a chronological order and to keep expansions centered around a specific battle or campaign, with the expansion supplying maps and aircraft as needed. Where applicable these maps could then be reused for later expansions with newer aircraft and a new campaign.
This way 1c could possibly generate more profit and a larger customer base in the long run as also smaller and less known battles and campaigns would have their place and would get the attention they deserve instead of being lost as small insignificant add-ons after all the big guns already been introduced.

Well, that's what I think.

Skoshi Tiger
01-09-2011, 02:42 AM
When I come to think of it... from the English side, will it just be a long string of intercept missions?
Or as a German, just cross the canal and bomb, or escort the bombers, over and over.
It certainly will be fun for a while... but just how long a while?

We can spice it up on the British side of things by have senario's like the Battle of Barking Creek!

Sure it's going to be fun!

Cheers!

Feathered_IV
01-09-2011, 08:38 AM
I'm really hoping for a Blenheim campaign. Battle of the barges, airfield strikes, medium and low level bombing. Not to mention the anti-shipping "beats" off the coast of France and Holland. The only thing though, with a historial 30% average loss rate for every mission, the campaign would likely be short and always end the same way. :rolleyes:

Abbeville-Boy
01-09-2011, 02:00 PM
will it be fun
this all depends on ai and how well they are done
and the level of communication & interaction we will have with them

TheGrunch
01-09-2011, 02:29 PM
will it be fun
this all depends on ai and how well they are done
and the level of communication & interaction we will have with them
+100000

ATAG_Dutch
01-09-2011, 04:44 PM
When I come to think of it... from the English side, will it just be a long string of intercept missions?
Or as a German, just cross the canal and bomb, or escort the bombers, over and over.
It certainly will be fun for a while... but just how long a while?

There'll be plenty of scope.

The great untold story of the BoB period is the amount of RAF Bomber Command and Coastal Command involvement, with daytime bombing, minelaying and night raids.

The inclusion of a nightfighting Beaufighter gives us another pointer.

The German side should include convoy attacks with Stukas, the introduction of Jabo's, both 110's and 109's, airfield attacks, city attacks - both day and night, fighter sweeps, freijagd etc.

In fact, the more you think about it, the more scope there is.:)

katdogfizzow
01-09-2011, 07:07 PM
When I come to think of it... from the English side, will it just be a long string of intercept missions?
Or as a German, just cross the canal and bomb, or escort the bombers, over and over.
It certainly will be fun for a while... but just how long a while?

Get yourself more and more familiar with the actual conflict and it will never get old. I'd recommend reading 3-4 books on the specifics of the battle(s) and understand the gravity of each moment/day and events. Then you can put yourself in that situation over and over again without getting bored.

Feathered_IV
01-10-2011, 01:24 AM
The big question is whether sow will be optimised to the point where it can handle the realistic number of aircraft. Will Adler Tag for example actually involve 200-300 incoming bombers, or will every mission need to be a watered down aerial skirmish, involving only a few dozen aircraft at best.