So after a lot of mulling and a lot of thought i decided to give this whole blog thing a try.
I gonna write about aircraft, aircraft, more aircraft, combat, second life and occasionally titties, because i like titties*. Did i mentioned aircraft?
Oh, and i also gonna post WIP pictures and stuff from my workbench and perhaps, when I’m in a really good mood, gonna write down a tutorial, a rant and perhaps even something journalistic stuff.
My grammar might not always be on target but then again, i grew up in Germany so i do have a valid excuse.
So the A-10 is now out for a couple days, both inworld and on SL Marketplace and i have to say: This is probably the best selling product since my A-6 Intruder. But it was despite the hype nothing really special to me.
There is a reason why i abandoned modern aircraft. I ran dry. I ran dry on ideas, inspiration and drive to try and take my jets to another level. Luckily enough the A-10 is a subsonic design, so i could shoehorn the new THI engine onto it, which at first was developed for the LEA P-80 Shooting Star to begin with (if you do not yet have a copy, check it out, it is a great little vintage airplane. The US’s first operational jet fighter).Back to jets: I basically did everything and anything SL permits me to do with jets and their weaponry. I just hit a development wall and that was largely due to the architecture of SL.
I will try and get more modern stuff on the road. The next will be the C-130 series. Consisting of the C-130 with options for troops, cargo, firefighting and tanker duty (covering most C-130 variants in a support role). The AC-130 in the Spooky II configuration, which means: 1 105 Howitzer, 1 40mm Bofors and 1 30mm gatling cannon.
And last will come the MC-130 Combat Spear equipped with: 1 Bushmaster 30mm cannon, a 10er rack of Griffin AGM missiles, in-air refueling capability as well as the ability to parachute small groups of commandos and pick them up with the skyhook system.
Thats for that!
I also would like to come back to THI warbirds. I am fully aware that the freebies currently need an update and that i still owe you all the other BF110 models. I will try and do them on the side, once the C-130 goes into testing.
I have to admit that the warbirds do not go as well as i thought. Even after re-introducing VICE into them, the sales are mediocre at best. As you all can see, i did put in a whole lot more work into those than in previous builds and frankly, for the effort, the payout is not as good as i would have thought and thus the warbirds have to go on a backburner. However, i do keep the schedule on those.
As a quick reminder: BF110G-2 Büchsenöffner, BF110G-4 Night Fighter are coming as soon as possible. After that i do have a commitment for a Dewoitine D.520 – as the name suggests a french fighter. As a matter of fact probably the best the french had at the beginning of the war. From the performance specs it should be able to put up a good fight against a BF-109E or Spitfire MK.I.
After that i still do got the Mosquito coming up. That one will come in the following variants: Bomber B MK.IV Series 2, Fighter F MK.II, Fighter Bomber FB MK. XVIII TseTse and as an extra the TR MK.33 Sea Mosquito.
Karl Friedrichs is working on a Corsair which will come in the variants F4U-1 (cage canopy) and F4U-1A (bubble canopy) as well as F4U-5+ (Korean War era).
Karl Reisman is working on a Hurricane and the versions are not yet fully decided.
So as you can see we still do got a full plate and are working hard to provide some awesome aircraft for combat and leisure flight.
If you have any special suggestions or wishes post them into the comments below. The ones with the most likes will get the most consideration.
And something in a related matter. If you do find bugs or irregularities in our products, do not hesistate to send Whitewolf Mumfuzz A NOTECARD inworld. He compiles those for me to look over them. It now came several times to my attention that people complained about bugs in our products but never actually reported them (properly). If i do not know about bugs, i cannot fix them and if you do not report them and at the same time complain about the bug, i find that rather unfair towards me and others who might also suffer from the bug.
So thats it for this time. I hope you read me soon again!
*titties that are attached to actual women.