Right now there is an issue that notably afflicts the Su-27 where it has two distinct weapon groups for the R-73 missile. My understanding that this is an issue with stock missiles since under the hood the game treats the stock missile differently than the unlocked missile. So instead of having six R-73s equipped, you actually have 2xR-73(stock) and 4xR-73 (tech tree). This bug afflicts every plane that has stock missiles on a subset of its hardpoints but can equip those same missiles on other hardpoints after researching the missile.
IMO the solution is simple: Just make both the tech-tree and stock missile options available in the custom loadout definition screen. It’s a little awkward to have them both selectable, but it’s a one-and done type thing where players simply define their loadouts to use the tech-tree version of the missile once they unlock it. It would be MUCH better for the custom loadout definition screen to be a little clunky than it is for the weapon selection process to be clunky whenever we’re changing weapons in battle.
I hope that it’s ESL/translation stuff at play. As I understand the matter of things, it’s not a “bug” since it’s working to specifications. The issue is that we’ve started encountering cases where the specifications are problematic and it’s time to define new specifications. It’s prominent since the Su-27 is one of the flagship planes of the update, but this problem will only become more widespread as more nations get more high tier planes that start their stock grind with a subset of their full load of short range missiles.
Anyway, I made a thread in the suggestions forum. Or at least I submitted one anyway. I apparently don’t have enough trust for that or something and it’s waiting for moderator approval…
Does anyone know how long it usually takes the moderators to approve a suggestion thread, or is it sent straight the to circular file? Honestly this “trust” system is fundamentally outrageous. I don’t even see how I can check on the status.