I always wondered if it was possible to do campaign missions in multiplayer. I perfer to spend time flying online with others and being able to take the seat of a non-story impacting AI member of the 2-ship or 4-ship flight would be pretty cool. Obviously, that will not work for story missions that focus on a single player but if the missions focused on the flight (2-ship, 4-ship) wouldn’t it be nice to have the extra positions manned by a non-AI (not that I am discriminating against the AI)?
I know that DCS does not make this as easy as Falcon 4, for example, because flights listed as client can not be taken over by the AI if a client does not sit in the seat at launch time. So there are technical challenges, for sure.
It would have been possible, earlier in DCS, to open the mission in the mission editor and just change those spots to client and re-save but I think that in todays world of campaign DLC, campaigns and missions are encrypted.
It would be nice if mission creators could release multiplayer versions of missions where the design of the mission allows. Play through as single player and then replay as a 4-ship of clients, maybe?