Ordered "CoD" for $17.44 including shipping yesterday morning from Amazon.com. Delivery in 4-5 days. Steam wanted $49.95. No way I would pay that much. As this will be an experiment to see if I can enjoy a flight sim again.
Hi chaps - stumbled across this forum and noticed you've ordered CoD. If you haven't done so already, might I suggest you get yourself on to the ATAG server - their forum is at http://theairtactica...forum/forum.php
and they have their own TeamSpeak channel as well.
I had a struggle getting the planes to run at first, but the complexity just adds to the depth of the game and once you get the hang of the engine management it's hard to break an engine. These chaps were great at talking me through getting a plane into the sky, they'll even 1-to-1 with you in a separate comms channel to help you through. Their server is also a great way to meet the various people flying the sim - most squadrons from around the world fly on there if they're not on their own servers. Once you get the hang of whichever planes you fancy flying, you'll likely end up in a squadron. After 4 months of flying the sim I now fly as part of a hurricane squadron (No.501 at http://www.aircombatgroup.co.uk/
), so you tend to fly with the same chaps to get a feel for formation flying and group tactics, how to be a decent wingman, strengths and weaknesses of your plane etc. One group of players have set up their server to invite squadrons to a 7-week battle - each Sunday a mission is set, only flight leaders can communicate with radar, one plane, one life for each pilot. In honesty the campaign hasn't been without its problems, but it's a new idea and can only get better. That being said, there is no feeling quite like flying in formation with another 7 hurricanes, knowing that there are another 20 planes or so out there on your side.