DCS World Fly Everything for Free Month

The Fly Everything Event for Digital Combat Simulator World mentioned on Friday is now underway (thanks Olaf). This offers the chance to test fly all the aircraft in Eagle Dynamics' integrated flight sim roster for the next month along with the chance to buy them for half-off and support charity at the same time. Here's the flight plan:
Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,

The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every single one of us. We are a people-first company, and we believe that technology can change lives and give hope. To study the virus, protect the vulnerable and beat this thing requires that we all play a part. We want to update you about what we’re doing.

Last month we gave the opportunity for all to try and test our products for a two day period at a time. This was well received and a total of over 200 thousand modules and trials were downloaded during this free event.

In view of last months response, we are pleased to announce our upcoming Free For All event, starting April 19th, where you are welcome to try any and all our products (except campaigns) for free and without limitation for one month. This unlimited access to all our suite of products, including our top fighter jets, such as the F-16C, F/A-18C and A-10C Warthog will help take your mind off things for a while, giving you the opportunity to try something new, and to own it for 50% or less than the normal price.*

We know that this is a small contribution to your personal lives but we hope that you will take full advantage of the offer and help the time fly by. In addition to this, we will be donating 10% of our net turnover generated during the event to Children First, a foundation that we have become very involved with for the past few years. This organisation supports the work of an amazing Dr Stefano Scaringella, a Capucin Priest and surgeon who has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to saving children and to promoting health in Madagascar, one of the poorest nations in the world. Please check this out, they too are hit badly and need all the help in the world: www.childrenfirst.fund

Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

Yours sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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Re: DCS World Fly Everything for Free Month
Apr 19, 2020, 18:03
Re: DCS World Fly Everything for Free Month Apr 19, 2020, 18:03
Apr 19, 2020, 18:03
Cutter wrote on Apr 19, 2020, 15:43:
$100 plus bucks on some of those planes? Yeesh!

You would typically buy one or two planes, because like in real life, you'd only ever have time to master a handleful. The WW2 planes might take about 3 months to master because of the flight model, you gotta get a feel for it.And many months more do understand the tactics. But the modern planes, easily years worth of entertainment to learn an master every system in the aircraft let alone the tactics of modern air combat, it's lot different to how planes in Battlefield 3 work :-) You are essentially training to become a fighter/attack pilot when you play DCS in realistic mode. It really isn't a game, and if you aren't interested in military aviation a person would find this very dull indeed. There's no balance like in a game of War Thunder. This is about accurately representing the aircraft, which is typically completely OP for the mission. The challenge/fun comes in learning how to fly and employ the weapon systems as they were designed to be. E.g. in the Black Shark you will fly to a designation, and sit 8km away launching missiles at helpless vehicles. No balance :-) But that's the whole point of the aircraft - they wouldn't employ it on a mission that it's not meant for :-)

Anyway $100 is nothing compared to the thousands of dollars serious sim players spend on their rigs and controls. A highly accurate Joystick/Throttle/Pedals will be around $1000 mark, and then typically you'd buying a 2080ti if you want to play in VR, which you should!
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