SimHQ DCS World Fly-In

by Erik “EinsteinEP” Pierce

 

Hawgs in Formation. Image courtesy of Gordo_Viper.

Hawgs in Formation. Image courtesy of Gordo_Viper.

SimHQ DCS World Fly InThis past weekend the SimHQ skies were once again filled with DCS World fliers in another SimHQ DCS World Fly-In. Graciously hosted by Wrecking Crew and Eno75, the newly unveiled Hollo Pointe Server took the lead in hosting the festivities, and was supported by the ever-popular Firehouse Server. Both servers were running the latest (at that time) DCS World 1.2.2.

Despite not having all the stability updates expected in the just releasedDCS World 1.2.3, events started strong Friday with 16+ clients in the Hollo Pointe Server and 12+ on the SimHQ Teamspeak 3 Server.

With continuous acton running throughout the weekend, not including the activity running in parallel over at the Firehouse.

There were some server crashes and connection issues (and incredibly long mission load times!) but, overall, it was a great weekend to fly!

This A-10C is ready to rock. Image courtesy of MaceUK33.

This A-10C is ready to rock. Image courtesy of MaceUK33.

Available Missions

Available missions on both servers included:

The Highway-M4
104th_Moa’s FuldaGap
Nuke Plant
Back To School
iShot The Shilka
Thunder Of Kojori
104th_Moa’s Operation Rampant
Bear
Shirley’s Cross
Riders ot Storm
Road Kill
White Bird
Ants

Depending on the mission, slots were available for A-10C, Ka-50, Su-25T, P-51D, and F-15C drivers as well as a handful of slots for Ground Commanders. Some missions have Red vs. Blue scenarios while others are pure co-op.

The Mustang delivers some carnage. Image courtesy of Michiel.

The Mustang delivers some carnage. Image courtesy of Michiel.

I've got him in my sights! Image courtesy of Gordo_Viper.

I’ve got him in my sights! Image courtesy of Gordo_Viper.

Leaping to action. Image courtesy of Gordo_Viper.

Leaping to action. Image courtesy of Gordo_Viper.

Comms

As with all our previous Fly-Ins, the real action took place on the Teamspeak 3 Server. General chit-chat supplemented by healthy doses of instruction and information sharing, with an occasional bolus of adrenaline-fueled excitement.

Comm discipline and a standard brevity code go a long way towards maintaining a fun yet productive environment for all, but newbies and experienced veterans alike were all welcome and present, slinging it out together.

Home and empty! Image courtesy of JohnnyChemo.

Home and empty! Image courtesy of JohnnyChemo.

You can read an event log of the Fly-In which includes some descriptions of the event and more great screenshots. You can check the latest status of the Firehouse or Hollo Poine servers in our DCS World forum and also catch up on the latest DCS World news and events.

blindone and near_blind performing a section takeoff in their F-15Cs.

blindone and near_blind performing a section takeoff in their F-15Cs.

Loaded for bear and looking for trouble. Image courtesy of MaceUK33.

Loaded for bear and looking for trouble. Image courtesy of MaceUK33.

 


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