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I can’t imagine this hasn’t been asked before, and I apologize for not digging through the forums to see, but what about the Indo-Pacific Theater? I’ve seen mention of a map for Iwo Jima, potentially, but that’s it.

 

Giving the presence of various critical chokepoints throughout the region, as well as rising tensions between the United States and China, wouldn’t it make sense to have, say, the Strait of Taiwan, the Strait of Malacca, or something contentious in the SCS (like the Paracels)?

 

Chinese aircraft (J-11) and Chinese assets; the Harrier, F-14, F-18, and more western naval aircraft on the way; and a huge amount of resources going into the new carrier - wouldn’t something along the lines of what I’ve mentioned be a no-brainer?

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As far as I remember ED said already there will be no Pacific map for now. This could have changed though as we still don't known what the two new WW2 maps will be about. Wags said there are 5 maps being developed, two above, Falklands, Syria and Afghanistan. ED said one free map but in think this is Afghanistan one unless there are six maps in progress including five as a payware.

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As far as I remember ED said already there will be no Pacific map for now. This could have changed though as we still don't known what the two new WW2 maps will be about. Wags said there are 5 maps being developed, two above, Falklands, Syria and Afghanistan. ED said one free map but in think this is Afghanistan one unless there are six maps in progress including five as a payware.

 

Thank you for the reply, Gierasimov. Do you remember off-hand why ED said no to the Pac map?

 

I mean, even in the announcement of the PG final release, ED seems quite aware of geopolitical realities in noting that the Persian Gulf is a "Critical source of 40% of world-traded oil, making it a historic and current flash point of endless possibilities."

 

Such awareness should also lend itself to the understanding that numerous major geographic chokepoints throughout the world - and especially in the Indo-Pacific region - would align perfectly with DCS World :joystick::huh:

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I mean, even in the announcement of the PG final release, ED seems quite aware of geopolitical realities in noting that the Persian Gulf is a "Critical source of 40% of world-traded oil, making it a historic and current flash point of endless possibilities."

 

 

In the original Flanker (1996), they already predicted the Crimea conflict. ;)

 

On the other hand, there can be only that many maps in development at the same time...

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Wags said the new free map is not Vietnam but that's all we know so far. He said it was his most anticipated map so I'm hoping its something in Pacific or European theaters. I think we have enough desert maps for now.

 

I doubt it's Afghanistan. More desert mountains? Not that exciting. With the PG map officially released I hope we hear something about this new free map soon.

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Nope

 

Thank you for the reply, Gierasimov. Do you remember off-hand why..

 

I don't known how well it sticks now, back then it was about no market yet for such region in WW2 setting. I thought that would be related to the lack of WW2 naval and Pacific air assets. Who knows what's in plans now though.

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Wags said the new free map is not Vietnam but that's all we know so far. He said it was his most anticipated map so I'm hoping its something in Pacific or European theaters. I think we have enough desert maps for now.

 

I doubt it's Afghanistan. More desert mountains? Not that exciting. With the PG map officially released I hope we hear something about this new free map soon.

Yeah...Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Syria, NTTR, and even the Falklands - all very cool, but the lack of Indo-Pacific seems quite strange. As for Vietnam, I’m not really sure that makes sense at this point (just my opinion, which doesn’t matter, I know).

 

I have a hunch it's Kola peninsula.

 

 

Like in Jane's F/A-18 - Wags' previous Hornet sim IIRC?

 

Have you any evidence to support that? I don’t mean that in an accusatory way - just curious :)

 

In the original Flanker (1996), they already predicted the Crimea conflict. ;)

 

On the other hand, there can be only that many maps in development at the same time...

 

They and Redstorm (from the old Ghost Recon days) definitely seem to have a knack for it. I’ve always wanted to help write up geopolitical scenarios for game studios - working on one for the FBI in University was incredibly fun.

 

I don't known how well it sticks now, back then it was about no market yet for such region in WW2 setting. I thought that would be related to the lack of WW2 naval and Pacific air assets. Who knows what's in plans now though.

That makes sense. I think the same can be said for a Vietnam map at this point, but obviously that’s just my opinion.

 

As I said, given the massively increased focus on carrier/naval operations as well as Chinese aircraft/assets, I’m a bit dumbfounded that we haven’t seen someone working on an Indo-Pac map.

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- Maps: NTTR, Persian Gulf, Normandy

- Modules: FC3, F-14A/B, F/A-18C, AV-8B, A-10C, F-16C, F-86, KA-50, P-51D, WWII assets, and [insert campaign name]

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Have you any evidence to support that? I don’t mean that in an accusatory way - just curious :)

 

 

Matt Wagner talks about his career path, including Jane's F/A18 hornet, as well as his aspiration for the new free map in the podcast... https://overcast.fm/+PCDL8E03g#

 

 

The scenario for Jane's F/A18 hornet was Kola (an internet search will find that for you).

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I will say this, I have not seen a single person correctly guess it.

 

Logically it must have a sea for CV (F/A-18, F-14 and sometime in the future A-6, A-7)

 

I believe somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean (Adriatic Sea or Aegean or Cyprus)

 

The maps may be merged at some point

 

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I will say this, I have not seen a single person correctly guess it.

 

Hmm...I only mentioned a few places in Indo-Pacific, and it seems like most folks have covered Europe and the Atlantic pretty well...

 

Maybe I’m still wrong, but given the sheer size of the Pacific, my money is still on that theater. Or, at least, I hope so.

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Well, nice free map would be Korea, but that would also sell realy good, so i guess no.

 

The Caribbean (Cuba?) would be an interesting theater as well.

 

But for the free map i place my bet on the Hawaian Islands, just got that feeling.....


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maybe centered around Langley tie's into Matt's CIA past,

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