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War Thunder Open Beta

Gaijin Entertainment announces that War Thunder is now in open beta, allowing access for all interested in checking out this World War II aerial combat MMOG. Here's a bit to catch you up on the game: "War Thunder offers a highly detailed and personalized aviation experience, giving players access to hundreds models of planes with detailed cockpits, dozens of upgradeable weapons, and flying skills that can be honed and improved with each mission. Thanks to the game’s painstaking attention to detail, you’ll truly feel like a World War II fighter pilot as you plunge into battle."

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3. Re: War Thunder Open Beta Jan 30, 2013, 22:16 Yosemite Sam
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 20:36:
The word from my buddies in beta is that this is like IL-2 Sturmovik (original release) but with extremely casual flight models. In other words, like the original IL-2 release in 2001, there is no real engine, system, or avionics modeling, but unlike IL-2, you don't even feel like you're flying a real piece of machinery: instead you're just moving a floating camera around to put crosshairs on target. I suppose a MMO casual flight "sim" would be alright, were it not for the fact that the War Thunder community seems to have even less tactical aptitude than the British Hurricane squadrons of the Battle of France. Low speed, low altitude, low situational awareness, and low gunnery skills: that's the profile of your average target in War Thunder, and sadly booming and zooming on hapless newbies is only entertaining for so long, particularly when the planes aren't very rewarding to fly.

I'm surprised to hear that seeing as the flight model in BoS on simulator difficulty is very realistic. Speed stall, AOA stall, tail spins, flat spins, high speed shudder with muddy controls and eventual breakup if you dont slow down, aircraft even perform differently based on altitude. AFAIK War Thunder also has the ability to adjust difficulty which makes me wonder if your buddies were just playing arcade mode... wait why I'm I defending these asswipes
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