Flying in both air battle and ground battle is stressful when flying alone, you have to watch terrain, dodge missiles and CAS all at the same time.
That’s why had the idea of 2 players controlling , two-seater aircraft.
The pilot would control the flying in the game, guns and the ballistics computer for smaller armaments like normal bombs and rockets.
The navigator controls the targeting pod, missiles, radar.
I think both players should control the countermeasures. So when the pilot is occupied with maneuvers the navigator can use countermeasures. And same with the navigator when he is looking trough the targeting pod the pilot can use countermeasures and maneuver.
much of the same. The pilot would control the flying in the game, guns and the ballistics computer for smaller armaments like bombs and rockets.
The navigator controls the missiles, radar, targeting pods and the precession guided munitions like GBUs, AGM 65D and other air to ground missiles.
And like in Air Battle both players should have access to Countermeasures.
I have 2 ideas for queuing:
Idea 1: both players must own the plane and have researched the modifications that they want to use in game (the plane that has the least researched modifications would be used in game)
Idea 2: one of the players has the plane and the one who doesn’t gets reduced RP and SL gain (ofc in the nation that the plane is from).
My ideas for spawning in ground battle:
as an example we can say the plane costs 750 spawn point (SP) to spawn
Idea 1: both players need half of the SP of the plane, in this case 350 each
Idea 2: Both players need a 3/4 of the SP to spawn the plane, in this case 563 each
idea 3: both players need the full amount of SP to spawn in the plane, in this case 750 each
The problems i can see with this idea are:
It becomes way to easy to CAS and, many people don’t like CAS
People J-ing out to spawn in a plane with their friend, this can ruin the match for other players
Hard to implement in the game/balancing issues
Playing with friends is one the funnest things you can do in War Thunder It is also fun to strategies with your team to win the match. And i think this is a great and fun idea that will build upon that. I would love to hear what the rest of the community thinks of this and, i would love for other players and developers to add to this idea and make it a reality.
Please share this tread.