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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