Naval Ops, with the exception of Flaming Cliffs’ SU-33, has become something of a ‘Holy Grail.
If you are anything like me, then the release of Woona’s newest documentary; DCS: F/A-18; A History Lesson, has you totally beside yourself with a heightened sense of expectation at what may soon be ahead. I might even go so far as to call it’s ‘palpable’. For many DCS Fans, out there the virtual absence of in depth, of Naval Ops,with the notable exception of Flaming Cliffs’ SU-33, has become something of a ‘Holy Grail.
…to say there’s a bit excitement is an understatement…
The ‘Holiday Season’ of 2016, came and went, and to the disappointment of many, no DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, was to grace our desktops. Very few of us expected that there would be a release of Leatherneck’s F-14A/B Tomcat either. I venture to say that many, myself included, never even had an inkling, that that guys were working on anything other than that , ,variable geometry wonder, but they were. The DCS: AJS37 Viggen. Some were surprised and a few, were very hostile to the idea. To the folks at Leatherneck, my hat is tipped. For those who are less than enamoured , concerning the module, I say, look at the ‘Big Picture’, and realize that this release is also an introduction to Naval Ops. (Got your attention now, I’ll bet.) To say that there is a bit of excitement is an understatement when it comes to this particular arena. Not a single day goes by without someone among us, posting a shot of a Hornet or Tomcat, ‘real world or virtual, in anticipation of one day flipping off the ‘Mig-28’ pilot, then rolling out in victory( Assuming of course, you don’t collide with him!)
We as players can only speculate about when or how soon…
The development of these modules portend what might possibly evolve into whole new genres in the world of Digital Combat Simulator. We as players can only speculate about when or how soon the devs might be about to release the Bug or the Tomcat. Furthermore let us not forget that RAZBAM is also working on an AV-8B Harrier, which is obviously a ways off, but nevertheless brings it’s own uniqueness to the desktop.(How cool will that be?)That is also Naval Ops (Amphibious Assault Carrier, anyone? Might come in handy!) My advice is to be patient with the knowledge that the developers are working as hard as they can to bring us the very best product that they can, and since we as players, whether intentional or not pretty much pressure them for the privilege of ‘Early Access’ and therefore must be mindful that ‘bugs’ are a subsequent consequence of our demands.
We may not always get what we want went we want it, but I’m pretty sure of one thing. We want it right. Right?