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War Thunder - MMO Flight Sim

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  1. ShiBDiB

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    Anyone else in the beta? (Can sign up for it here - http://warthunder.com/en/signup/ its currently a closed beta but it should be going to an open one soon.)

    I've never been a fan of flight sims but this game has led me to buy a joystick and thats just based on the beta.

    Some screenies - http://warthunder.com/en/media/screenshots/

    I can atest that the game does look that good, because of the NDA I cant take any videos or screenies myself but believe me its a gorgeous game.


    Its made by the same group who made the IL-2 series, and the game has surprisingly accurate aircraft handling and interiors while still being non sim fan friendly. I'd say we might have a winner on our hands here.


    EDIT 10/16

    Video - http://vimeo.com/51219208#
     
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    Thought their would be more sim fans here
     
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    With the fall of Microsoft Flight, this maybe something interesting to look at.
    At least I will be able to fire my guns.
     
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    Beta apply done, thanks for the info ;)
     
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    Did you tried World of Warplanes, if so, is it more sim or more arcade than WoW?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Il-2 is about the only flight game I could stomach (apart from Red Baron and that racing game with planes), might take a look at this!

    What kind of system do you need?
     
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    I tried out IL-2, but I couldn't figure out how to finish wiping before leaving the john to get on the plane, so I gave up.
     
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    System requirements arent out yet. It just hit global closed beta and only like 10% of the flight and damage models are done and ingame.
     
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    The beauty of that game was that you could change settings. With everything off it was almost arcadeish. It grew with you.
     
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    The joystick i bought just for this game got here a few minutes ago :)
     
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    Looks awesome, I got a friend who would also dig this. Apped and ill let him know thanx dude.
     
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    signed up... hoping for the best!
     
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    Decided to sign up for the BETA.
    Trying to get my Brother to sign up as well.
     
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    My life is complete upon seeing this. Thank you very much good sir. I pray this game is good.
     
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    So I have to wait for an invite or something in the email to be able to download this game?
     
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    Wow this game looks awesome, I have never heard of it. Thanks for the heads up man. What flight stick did you buy? I may nab one now myself, because I also enjoy the free version of Microsoft Flight here lately, but using my 360 controller just isn't that immersive.
     
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    I bought a logitech attack 3. and going from a 360 controller to a joystick is hard =_= im still setting up the sensitivity and deadzones and whatnot
     
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    You will never look back, once you get used to it you will love it. The first joystick i bought (my father bought it) was to play Chuck Yeager's Air Combat from 1991.

    I already signed up, the waiting game has begun:pimp:.
     
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    Ya I was starting to get the hang of it last night. Still tweaking settings and getting used to it
     
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    I just got the beta installing now, got a cheap joystick that does the job fine, love my ww2 flying games, cant wait to play!!

    Got all the sturmovik series and a few more too.

    If your not used to full flight sims, there are some older titles that are quite ok like-
    Heroes of the pacific, Blazing Angels etc ,that are easy to master and good fun.

    On a big screen, its a real hoot i tells ya!!!
     
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    I'll be keeping an eye on this title.

    If it's got the missions for D-day and operation overlord then I'll be signing up. If all the missions are late WW2 pacific era then I'll be avoiding it.


    If the missions are anything like the ones from this game than I'll be re buying a decent Stick as well. I sold my X52 as the nipple mouse had issues. I'll grab one of the newer variants if this title looks promising.
     
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    The games missions range from russian theatre ww2, to pacific, to korean war fighters

    So it covers ALOT of stuff
     
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    Huh, strange?
    I downloaded the Beta, but it seems im not authorized to play it on the account i created. are they still only letting people in randomly, or whats up with this?
     
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    I still have not received anything to be able to play it. :(

    I tried out WoWP but the controller lag is unbearable and posting the issue on the WoWP forums gets bombarded by fanbois who say it's fine even if they are experiencing the issue themselves.
     
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    Its still in closed beta
     

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