Because these players are a minority, it is necessary to co-ordinate these online events. The chances of meeting enough like-minded players on a regular evening is just too slim to get such a game going. One way is to join one of the several already existing online squadrons, but not everyone is interested in this kind of commitment. The "Vintage Missions" initiative is an attempt to organize and plan these realistic, historically based online games so enough people can join on an ad-hoc basis and together make it happen.
Not sure if this your cup of tea? Here are our server "rules":
- We fly with full realism settings (except warmed up engine and subtitles)
We expect everyone to participate in team tactics. Team up with other players on your side and stay with your flight throughout the mission.
We expect everyone to have read the mission briefing carefully before taking off
Achieving the mission objective is more important than stacking up kills
We expect players to fly all aircraft on either side, because the planeset and number of players will not always allow you to choose your favourite plane
Aircraft skins and load-outs will be locked by the server.
More details and a calendar of upcoming events are on this site:
This is all very much work in progress, we still need to find some hosts who would like to participate. If you are interested in hosting these types of missions at certain dates/times then please let us know in this thread (or by PM /email).