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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 10:39AM (Unverified) said

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I will check that out ... have had alot of fun with WoT

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 10:40AM Leviathan32 said

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Great news, I have been expecting for a REAL MMO Aircombat simulation.

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 10:49AM Dril said

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@Leviathan32

A lobby-based shooter is a "real MMO" how, exactly? Don't get me wrong, I'm far more excited for this than for WoT, but it's not really an MMO at all, and, if the precedent stands, why not just cover pretty every online game that features a mild progression system.

Multiplayer yes, and I'm all for it.

MMO? Not really.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:10AM Leviathan32 said

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@Dril

By "Real" I wasn't only talking about the MMO experience, I was also talking about simulation; because I have seen some Air combat games which aren't exactly simulations. For example, HIS from Gamescampus is a good game, but it doesn't feel like if you were flying a real plane, it feels like if you were flying a ultra advanced airship which has infinite bullets and is able to fly against the rules of physics.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 10:42AM Spookimitsu said

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Ok, I officially need to get my PC in ship shape

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 10:44AM Space Cobra said

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I thought there were still some similar games still going on being hosted?

But that was awhile back (before '98). Anyway, nice to see a new contender in this field!

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:04AM Quarlo said

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I enjoy WoT, and if they can pull of an effective flight combat simulator then I am there. Time to dust off my joystick.

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:11AM Mikkhail said

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+1 for WoW(arplanes)

:D

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:13AM FrostPaw said

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I like World of Tanks, it has issues but in general its a decent game.

World of Warplanes could be equaly good...but that acronym/anacronym is really not a good identifier to have.

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:17AM donweel said

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@FrostPaw, so perhaps WoP(planes) would be better?

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 4:08PM ApathyCurve said

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@donweel

XD

Unless you're an American of Italian ancestry, then not so much...
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:21AM Kitanishi said

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Now I will have something very interesting to counter the "wow is awesome", "wow clone" and "go play wow then" comments.

Thank you for being awesome, Wargaming :3

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:26AM Tezcatli said

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Looking forward to this. Ever since I played WoT, I've wanted a WWII fighter equivalent. Unfortunately the only thing I found was Heroes of the Sky, which wasn't what I was looking for : /

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:41AM Silverel said

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Looks like another not-actually-an-mmo-but-more-like-an-online-multiplayer-wargame. That's really tiring to say in an attempt to clarify that it's not an MMO. Really wish the MMO moniker would stop getting abused.

Posted: Jul 21st 2011 3:19PM skytzo said

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@Silverel I created an account just to tell you that a MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE ROLE PLAYING GAME does NOT mean pay to play nor does it infer that you will all be playing on the same server. Ergo this genre includes any game that is STRICTLY online play ONLY, has multiplayer ONLY and is a ROLE PLAYING (go google roleplaying game if you want the inferred definition) GAME.

You think of World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, Guild Wars, ETC. ETC. as the standard of MMORPG's you are not incorrect. However there are many other games that fit this genre other than your fantasy and/or Sci-fi RPG's. World of Tanks and World of Warplanes are just two in a much larger ocean.

Now I think and most would probably agree that they need to coin a new genre for these kinds of games. I suggest SWRPG Strategic Warfare Role Playing Game.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:42AM (Unverified) said

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Sounds pretty awesome. Granted odds are that the Russian planes will be OP with the German planes/jets a distant 3rd if WoT is indicative of the game balance. That being the likely case it'll still be loads of fun so can't wait.

And calling a World of Warships by Wargaming.net in about 2 years (would be freaking awesome too) :)

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:43AM Wensbane said

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Sounds great, but what an unfortunate name...

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:45AM (Unverified) said

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@Leviathan32

There has been one out there for a long time and I bet you it is more of a sim than this game will be.

Called BattleGround Europe

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 12:21PM Jef Reahard said

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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 11:59AM cingeto said

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Interesting, as I heard just yesterday that Gaijin Entertainment is developing 'World of Planes' that also sounds exactly like a World of Tanks but in the air. Let the confusion begin :D

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