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J. Coren

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  1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a dedicated battlespace control vessel of some kind.
  2. fix'd And also this. Fuck Epic for their shitty business practices, and fuck any developer who jumps to the Epic Store out of greed.
  3. J. Coren

    Caves!

    Here is to hoping there is a tethering/spelunking/rope system included. Aside from making great gameplay opportunities, it'd be a nice addition to the movement in general.
  4. You guys are getting bent over the stool on that. Depending on where you look you can find Anthem at a third of the price here in the US.
  5. For those of you who haven't been keeping up with Digital Combat Simulator as of late, there is the possibility you've missed out on one of the biggest announcements in the last few years for the flight sim community. Heatblur Simulations, the team responsible for the absolutely gorgeous Saab AJS-39 Viggen supersonic attack aircraft and the MIG-21bis supersonic interceptor modules are set to release the a new module of the world famous Grumman F-14 Tomcat. The DCS community has been eagerly awaiting the module since its announcement several years ago, and its upcoming release on March 13th sets a new bar of quality for the title with the first true cooperative multicrew aircraft (trolling the pilot from the backseat of an Albatross doesn't count). First adopted by the 1974, the F-14A Tomcat was US Navy's all-weather carrier-based interceptor and air superiority fighter. The B variant expanded its role into a general purpose fighter capable of both air and ground attack in equal measure. The Tomcat made a name for itself during the Iran-Iraq War flying with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, where it earned an excellent victory rate despite its deployment in limited numbers. It continues to serve the IRIAF as an air superiority fighter and escort, and has been seen running missions against the Islamic State in the Levant. The Tomcat became world famous in the film Top Gun where it was featured prominently. Many experts and veteran pilots consider it to the best interceptor of the 20th century. The DCS Tomcat is set to release in a near complete state with a long list of features including but not limited to: A beautifully rendered and fully clickable 3D cockpit Access to the Pilot and RIO seat in both single and multiplayer, allowing for the first true multi-crew aircraft in DCS Accurate simulation of the F-14's flight model and systems such as the AN/AWG-9 Radar, AIM-54, and other avionics Jester AI - A dynamic fully voiced AI RIO that can operate all rear-seat functions including radar intercept, navigation, and weapons control, with a massive library of phrases and callouts Two full campaigns included Fully voiced and interactive tutorials covering everything you'll need to know to operate as both Pilot and RIO Near feature complete F-14B variant with the F-14A variant expected in the future Original OST by Meteor inspired by the Top Gun soundtrack, free for use by the community You can pre-order on the Heatblur Store for yourself, or package of you and a friend. You can also get it from the Eagle Dynamics store. DCS World BETA will be required. I've already pre-ordered the module for myself, and am hoping someone from the Imperium community wants to join me. I'm eager to jump in the back seat and fly RIO for someone.
  6. Having BALT both and RALT readings on the HUD symbology is going to be tremendously important for navigation, especially in low light or low visibility conditions. It's also one step closer toward making a truly comprehensive and functioning navigation. All we'd need then is a ground and space coordinate system.
  7. If you ever want to feel like an easily manipulated smooth-brained man ape, have a conversation with a civil architect and realize just how easily people are coerced into behaviors with the slightest visual signalling.

  8. "Hey, I heard it's snowing. That's too bad for you. Here's a picture of me where the weather is nice. Bet you wish you were here, huh?" srsly, dude....
  9. Yes, otherwise it would be near useless in its job. Why would you design a tug boat that can't return with its tow?
  10. I have a book of Pantone chips which have served a similar purpose. Whenever I need to calibrate a monitor, I look up a color chip, find the matching chip and then calibrate until they are noticeably similar. It also helps me when I need to have something designed online.
  11. All it took to end a month long government shutdown was controllers striking at two airports for less than a day.

    Just another reminder that Labor has more power than it thinks.

  12. The maximum would be 37 then if that were the case. I doubt they are all named after systems. Most are probably named after admirals, locations of note or have a legacy names (e.g. Enterprise). That is unless there are less than 37 frigates in the entire Navy, in which case it is much smaller than has been let on.
  13. And made a group of people that was otherwise indifferent to them hostile, causing problems for them and anything they try to do in the future.
  14. Let's take a look at the production and distribution companies... All the companies that made the 2016 film are involved in this project as well. On top of that, the film is going to begin production in summer of 2019 for a release in summer of 2020, giving the film less than a year for principal photography and post production before an edit can be sent out for marketing months ahead of release. I'm already out. Short of Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman giving this film a positive review in earnest, I'm not going to bother with it.
  15. Enough that there is an entire solar system dedicated to construction, training and upkeep of a navy that can maintain control of 37 star systems of varying size, population, cultures, infrastructures, and propensities for skulduggery. The numbers of Navy service personnel has to be somewhere in the tens of millions, and the number of capital ships has to be in the high hundreds if not thousands. They're probably comparable to the Romulan Star Empire in terms of fleet strength. Not so huge that they can wage or win an all out war, but powerful enough that they can expand and maintain territory while making others think twice before engaging in hostilities.
  16. Where is your god now, wired headset users!

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    Your attempts to tether me have failed!

  17. Those old Freelancer textures really contextualize just how far this project has come. Also, holy shit! I once thought THOSE textures were good at one point.
  18. A Squadron 42+SC Mustang/Aurora bundle would be a great thing gift to get people in the game. Least they could do is that.
  19. This^ This is a pervasive problem within the gaming community at large. Men who game as their primary hobby tend to feel a sense of ownership over it and will begin to gate keep like they're a bouncer at the Salty Spittoon. Any woman looking to get into more niche communities outside of the casual games designed for mass appeal find themselves the subject of harassment going in two directions. One is a form of gate keeping to see if they're "hardcore enough", and the other one which seeks to strip her of any sense of individuality or expression of femininity. Only once she has been brought to heel and rigidly conform with a community can she then begin getting harassed and swooned over by the ronery looking for female attention. If you want a great example of how bad this problem is, look no further than... This isn't going to go away because more games include female avatars (though that does go a long way to help normalize women and LGBTQ as gamers). The "hardcore" gaming community in its many niches have to stop with the purity testing and be more open and inclusive to individual expression and identity if they want their communities to grow. This is also a very pervasive problem in Airsoft as well. The community's lack of effort to confront it has led many young girls and women looking to get into a weapon-based action sport to quit because of the harassment they had to deal with. There is an entire second half of the population that wants to join the club. We just have to keep the door open.
  20. Often these companies get swallowed up by major energy concerns, and their innovations quietly disposed of. The list of groundbreaking projects shitcanned by Koch, Exxon, BP, etc is in the hundreds at this point.
  21. The Carrack is an exploration ship that needs everything and the kitchen sink to come with it. The Hammerhead is a warship designed to a series of tubes leading to important action stations. It doesn't need space for anything else other than its crew.
  22. Fuck that, think bigger! Get the license from Disney and remake SW:G as in the vein of Star Citizen.
  23. J. Coren

    Aegis Idris Frigate

    At this point anything that can be chalked up to "malicious intent" from CIG can simply be explained away by stupidity and dysfunction. More likely someone threw out a line preemptively before confirming it with their supervisor and it lead to someone making a statement that had to later be recanted. In reality though, most people who own the Idris-K kit will probably will have moved on to a Javelin by the time the insurance on the kit runs out.
  24. From how the new flight model has been described, the Xi'an Scout will probably be the most nimble ship since it uses thrust vectoring. It'll probably fly circles around fighters like the Super Hornet and Vanguard. The big question though is what its hydrogen reserves will be like. It may be the most nimble fighter, but that won't matter if its fuel is exhausted before it can deal any significant damage to its target. As for changes, I'm sure there will be some cockpit reworks and maybe a redone exterior in order to bring it more inline with the ever evolving ship pipeline. But I doubt it will be anything significant like with the Gladius rework.
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