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No3 Spit
06-29-2004, 09:44 PM
I noticed a link in Mudmovers to a new Activision product Battle of Britain and note that it will be played as a Massive Multi player scenario on the I entertainment as a Warbirds product.

Having been following Il-2 Sturmovik from its first rumblings, it occurred to me that Massive Multiplayer has been raised several times with 1C maddox. In addition to EAW prior to IL-2, I experimented in both Warbirds and Aces High, and really apart from the quality graphics and plane FM's in IL-2 / EAW the experience was generally good.

Particularly when one of those providers undertook a full on event which had over 700 online pilots turn up with their Squadrons at assigned times over a 24 hour period and fight a full battle over Germany as either the bombers or their escorts or the interceptors.

Now I live in Australia, I wasn't part of any Squadron in that game, but enlisted as an escort pilot and was assigned to a Squadron of Americans. I received my timings via e mail and at the appointed time 5am in morning (Aussie time) I joined the special server with the e mailed password was placed on hold and released into the game where I formed my P51 up with my allocated Squadron on the runway in my allocated formation position, and jostled within my Squadron for position with the two other Squadrons also operating from that field to take off and Rv with human bomber pilots at a point enroute to the target and using the assigned channel followed the lead element instructions to the target. Only to see those bombers bounced by enemy interceptors and spent the rest of the morning chasing enemy fighters until I almost ran out of fuel, I did get disconnected before I could land and the fault was advised to as why a week later and from organisers who mentioned somthing about something. All in all it represented the most immersive online flight I've been involved with. Time, I was connected for about 2hours (flying) about 30mins on hold in the lobby.

Don't get me wrong I fly FB cause I love this game, but wouldn't it be nice to MMP going. Over 700 people fighting on multipal servers the same battle staggered over 24hours! HUGE Iguess the 700 people thing was just the ones flying during my time slot too! anyway it did cause me to take a sickie from work that day, so MMP does have its drawbacks.....LOL

Is Massive Multiplayer planned for any future releases from UBI 1C Maddox?

No3 Spit
06-29-2004, 09:44 PM
I noticed a link in Mudmovers to a new Activision product Battle of Britain and note that it will be played as a Massive Multi player scenario on the I entertainment as a Warbirds product.

Having been following Il-2 Sturmovik from its first rumblings, it occurred to me that Massive Multiplayer has been raised several times with 1C maddox. In addition to EAW prior to IL-2, I experimented in both Warbirds and Aces High, and really apart from the quality graphics and plane FM's in IL-2 / EAW the experience was generally good.

Particularly when one of those providers undertook a full on event which had over 700 online pilots turn up with their Squadrons at assigned times over a 24 hour period and fight a full battle over Germany as either the bombers or their escorts or the interceptors.

Now I live in Australia, I wasn't part of any Squadron in that game, but enlisted as an escort pilot and was assigned to a Squadron of Americans. I received my timings via e mail and at the appointed time 5am in morning (Aussie time) I joined the special server with the e mailed password was placed on hold and released into the game where I formed my P51 up with my allocated Squadron on the runway in my allocated formation position, and jostled within my Squadron for position with the two other Squadrons also operating from that field to take off and Rv with human bomber pilots at a point enroute to the target and using the assigned channel followed the lead element instructions to the target. Only to see those bombers bounced by enemy interceptors and spent the rest of the morning chasing enemy fighters until I almost ran out of fuel, I did get disconnected before I could land and the fault was advised to as why a week later and from organisers who mentioned somthing about something. All in all it represented the most immersive online flight I've been involved with. Time, I was connected for about 2hours (flying) about 30mins on hold in the lobby.

Don't get me wrong I fly FB cause I love this game, but wouldn't it be nice to MMP going. Over 700 people fighting on multipal servers the same battle staggered over 24hours! HUGE Iguess the 700 people thing was just the ones flying during my time slot too! anyway it did cause me to take a sickie from work that day, so MMP does have its drawbacks.....LOL

Is Massive Multiplayer planned for any future releases from UBI 1C Maddox?

WB_Outlaw
06-29-2004, 09:51 PM
You call a sick day from work a drawback to MMP? I spent at least 15 grand playing Air Warrior over 7 or 8 years. I can't even begin to count the days of school missed catchin' up on sleep! Keep your whining to yourself! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It would be very cool if IL-2 et al. was made into a MMP service. I've been begging for it from the day I got the first version.

-Outlaw

No3 Spit
06-30-2004, 08:04 PM
LOL

Yes but I raise the Question not as whine more as a question to the future of BOB, particularly if these other companies learn lessons from this IL-2 experience. MMP would from IC Maddox would be the icing on the cake.