There is so much hating on this game going on in almost all threads now. I have even got pulled into it a couple times.
Sticking to my guns, I would first say I would love to have a game that is as close to an authentic real world situation as possible. I think it would be great. But the other side of the coin tells software developers that not all people would enjoy limited stores of weapons, missions with one or two targets and a return to ship/base, etc....
What do you people really want out of a flight combat game? I honestly can not see a less then authentic game be that overly popular. I would buy it, don't get me wrong, but when I am on a two hour hop to the target, need to refuel in air just to make the objective, have to call in my kid to fly the plane straight because I am dosing off, I think in the long run something like that fails. Having limited air defense capabilities fails, having limited ground munitions fails, and real damage to a plane fails. Imagine taking a hit from AAA before you even reach your objective and you have to bail or return to base, its over for ALOT of gamers right there Like I said, I would most definitely purchase a game like this, I just don't think enough people would, otherwise "Insert Title Here" would be on it's 3rd, 4th, and 5th rendition.
So without flaming, what do you really want to see out of a flight combat game?