DCS Fly-In: March 6th Weekend
Attention all Mudspikers: Hollo Pointe & Hollo Pointe North shall be hosting a Fly-In weekend for the weekend of March 6th, 2021! As is typical, flying will likely start on the Friday afternoon/evening by North American time zones and continue through until Sunday evening. This is open to all of Mudspike as well as your friends & family and any of the internet public who happen across this post!
Below is a date & time which should display in your local time zone - times are approximated and may shift by a few hours in either direction.
2021-03-05T22:00:00Z → 2021-03-08T04:00:00Z
Terrains, Missions & Aircraft
We have a fairly wide assortment of missions on the various maps including a good array of different aircraft. This will likely be primarily based on the more modern aircraft with secondary roles available for some of the older aircraft such as the F-5E and MiG-21. At present we cannot field WWII scenarios due to a couple bugs with the AI that result in severe performance issues for all players - this may change if the problems are solved in upcoming patches.
With the relatively recent release of DCS: Syria, we know it may not be fully adopted yet and while our recent mission development has been stuck on this map (because it’s great!) we don’t want to create a large exclusion by using it. On a similar track, we have had an upswing in interest in helicopters and I know those of you involved with Fight Club have as well. So below I will be adding a couple poles to see where the interest and ownership sits before we commit to certain scenarios.
As well I have a general question relating to a new type of mission we’re working on to see if the crowd is generally interested. With traditional missions, a sudden influx of players can lead to them running out of tasks rapidly. We have a new (Syria map) scenario in the works designed heavily around teamwork such as buddy lasing and airborne forward air controllers [the FAC(A) role, for those who research these things]. Operations in this scenario will be more guided rather than the open free-form of a normal public gathering. So the poll options will be “Curated” (a guided mission with recommended targets and payloads for your selected aircraft) and “Free-Form” (hop in and DIY).
With just over a month to go until the Fly-In, now would be a great time for those who enjoy the modern jets to catch up on Wag’s videos, read through Chuck’s guides and maybe partake with GOTHQ: A-10C Warthog - we’d be happy to put any and all of those skills you’ve learned and will learn, to the test.
Hollo Pointe - US/Colorado
Hollo Pointe North - CA/Ontario
Voice comms will take place on the Mudspike discord channel. You can get connection info for it with the Megaphone icon in the navigation header bar here on the forums next to the search magnifying glass icon. While SRS is available on Hollo Pointe North, we won’t jump in to that without full adoption of all participants. Please make sure to configure PTT mode in Discord to keep the virtual airwaves tidy.
Please leave any questions and feedback you may have below and I will be happy to respond & discuss anything of concern!