it’s been a while. So, despite some work, I was able to fly a little more, and get a lot better at this, at least in single player. While I’m some distance away from calling myself good - Especially comparing to many of you who are actual pilots in your real life.
Anyways, first milestone complete, just completed my first run at the Georgian War F15 Campaign. I wanted to do Bear trap first but I took a long time to find the patches to fix most of the missions for 2.5. To think I flew that first engagement in mission 2 about 700 times until I was actually able to shoot somebody down… Pretty excited to have done it until the end. Surely I’ll have to try to fly the whole thing without restarting the missions several times, but it still counts for something.
So I was playing in two fronts: F15 FC3 single player and F/A 18 training. I am feeling pretty good at landing the Hornet on the Field Overhead Pattern and having a lot of progress in the carrier, although I still need to refine that a lot (I land most of the time, but my grades would probably suck and I am still taking some time - and some altitude changes - to get the plane trimmed.)
I still have a lot to do in the F15 and years to go on the hornet, and then, the summer sale appears and my pockets start getting itchy
So it leads me to the question: While this might not be the best time to split my focus once more, it’s a great time to get some extra modules for less (even if I let them sit for a while). What are the recomendations in terms of the best modules for a begginer in terms of both fun and content availiable?
Helos seem fun to fly but I’ll leave them for a whole other chapter in my life.
I was currently thinking about A10, F5, Mirage and Harrier. But not all of them for financial reasons…
A10 - Lots of content, but super complex systems, would require a lot of extra work.
F5 - Simple, and with some content availiable.
Mirage - Also complex but easier than the A10 with two promising campaigns.
Harrier - Not so much in terms of content, but similar avionics than the hornet (less to learn) plus vtol (I’m pretty much set on it)
Another thing is the maps and extra content. For instance, I’m probably going to start flying multiplayer sometime in the near future, and I’m sure some scenarios would require specific assets…
Do you fly jets in normandy a lot? Should I get that map and WWII assets (it’s the only map I don’t have)
What is Combined Arms? What is it good for?
And last question. Is it true that there are good chances that the Tomcat is going to be availiable soon-ish? As in a question of 1-2 months and not years? That is going to be hard to ignore…
Anyway, all ramblings aside, I’m still having a ton fun with what I currently have, but you know, it woudln’t hurt to have a small road map…
Thanks a lot!