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When an SF series player watches that video, they can get an idea why DCS World became my primary sim years ago. When WOV added aircraft carriers to the SF series, it was a big deal for me. When SF2 North Atlantic improved naval operations, that was pretty sweet, too. But flying an F/A-18C or F-14B in DCS right now is already dramatically more fun as well as looking far better and being almost as realistic as possible. When this comes out and all the major bugs are worked out, even the FSX/P3D/XP civil sim crowd will have to admit that they can't compete. This is coming to my hard drive very soon, so I guess it is a good thing I got my F-14B proficiency way up a month ago. But I need to jump back in the Hornet. I have been flying the MiG-21bis for the past couple of weeks and wasn't flying much at all for a couple of weeks when things were just too busy at home.

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LOL...And when an SF series player like me watches that video, I'm reminded exactly why DCS World is not my primary sim and probably won't ever be even years from now.  Back in the day when I was younger and had more time, totally different probability.  Now I'm just too old and too busy to spend days understanding the flight manual, 15 minutes getting through a cockpit start-up and clearance sequence and then finally I'm actually airborne - hopefully for more than 5 minutes - before I'm reminded that I forgot to press the aux pressure switch parked in the bottom cockpit panel and crash into the ground.  LOL.  Anyway, to each their own.

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2 hours ago, swambast said:

LOL...And when an SF series player like me watches that video, I'm reminded exactly why DCS World is not my primary sim and probably won't ever be even years from now.  Back in the day when I was younger and had more time, totally different probability.  Now I'm just too old and too busy to spend days understanding the flight manual, 15 minutes getting through a cockpit start-up and clearance sequence and then finally I'm actually airborne - hopefully for more than 5 minutes - before I'm reminded that I forgot to press the aux pressure switch parked in the bottom cockpit panel and crash into the ground.  LOL.  Anyway, to each their own.

Startups are only for people who want to do them. You can start hot and ready, or you can use a start key combo that automatically performs the startup procedure. Some aircraft like the F/A-18C, F-86F, and especially the F-5E are pretty easy to fly and fight, not much if any harder than SF2... but unlike SF2 the gunsight doesn't track off the HUD glass, you can record and play back missions, experience/view ejection, and if you are really determined, try your hand at refueling. Carrier ops in VR can't be beat and unlike SF2, there is no problem seeing over the nose when flying at the correct angle of attack and landing speed.

But I do own quite a few flight manuals, so I really enjoy getting to apply them. I like being proficient in as many aircraft as I can. The hardest part is remembering what controls are mapped to what buttons since I have to use the same game controllers to mimic such an incredibly wide variety of control strategies.

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I've bought a lot of DCS modules but never seemingly have the time for them.  So I slide into SF2 - it's easier to fly, fight and mod.

 

Also SF2 has this jet:

 

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RHINOS RULE!

 

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