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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 01:31 AM
Is FB getting hard to find. I went to several stores and I notice i dont see FB on the shelves too much anymore... That could be good or bad I guess. Anybody else notice this. Oh & BTW... I see TONS of that other WW2 sim....still for the same ridiculous price too.

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 01:31 AM
Is FB getting hard to find. I went to several stores and I notice i dont see FB on the shelves too much anymore... That could be good or bad I guess. Anybody else notice this. Oh & BTW... I see TONS of that other WW2 sim....still for the same ridiculous price too.

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 01:36 AM
CompUSA has them.

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 01:40 AM
That 'other sim' benifits from Market Inertia AND from extensive after-market add-ons.

IL2, and FB are the first games I bought for years without checking the after market support.

Now if a few people produced - and marketed - a decent book to support FB, the game would return to the shops pdq.


Put a few of the better downloads on a (free) CD to go with the book, and we'd hook in even more people.





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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 01:55 AM
Quick, someone write a book on air combat tactics in FB!

We can call it "Strategy of the Aces"! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 02:03 AM
It is incredible that nobody has marketed a FB book especially since the original manual is sooooo terse. This is a natural. Look at all of the authentic cockpits, Loadouts, and CEM operations for Christ sake!


Such a thing would be a valuable piece of work even if you don't have the game!

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 02:06 AM
yea one those lomac guys is putting out a frigging leather bound one!!

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 02:19 AM
Good point. I`d buy the book. Especially if set up in a leather bound `authentic WWII` pilot way with little strap to hold it. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Not kidding! It should be around pocket book size with all the maps n stuff!

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 04:09 AM
They're still selling it at the Best Buy next to my house.
And it's still $40.

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 05:08 AM
Fast disappearing round here with no restock. The "other" product is still in full swing. Gots to be open architecture thingy...lol.



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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 05:19 AM
In terms of Marketing and SALES, If I were UBI and Oleg, I would release TWO products in January, one of which would be the Special Package Deal!!!! It will look like this, on the Retail Store Shelves:


"IL2:Forgotten Battles Expansion Pack"....$19.95 (USD)

AND

The GOLDEN Special Deal Package:

"Original IL2:Forgotten Battles WITH Expansion Pack"$49.95


Therefore,as you have observed, the current "Forgotten Battles" product Should right now be disappearing from the retail store shelves.

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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 05:21 AM
I noticed the same thing. The MS boxes are still there. Just waiting for someone who buys from a box description.

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 09:14 AM
Bunp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 09:30 AM
I'm through with MS products - 1C:Maddox is quality & new standards have been introduced. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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T_O_A_D
11-10-2003, 09:37 AM
Do you think maybey why the other product is still around is because THEY NEVER GOT ALL BOUGHT! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


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