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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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