Thanks to Kirk´s great new artwork for the aircraft in WPO, I actually had a look at the aircraft for the first time. I wanted to see all the new art, so I fired up Editor X, and what I saw was a shocking surprise. The ratings are crap. This has nothing to do with Kirk´s work at all, they are the same in the stock scenarios as well. I am mostly concerned about maneuverability and durability, two rather key factors towards aircraft performance.
Let´s take a look at a few examples:
Sopwith Pup- Man. 28, Dur. 15
Sopwith Camel- Man. 26 Dur. 17
Sopwith Snipe- Man. 27 Dur. 19
Airco DH-4- Man.26 Dur. 17
Ummm, okay, the twin-seater bomber DH 4 has the same ratings as the Sopwith Camel? WTF
Not to mention the Pup, from 1916, being a superior machine to the Camel and Snipe. The Snipe´s ability to absorb damage is well known, so a durability rating of 19 seems a bit low.
So before you start a new game of WPO, you might want to edit these ratings, especially if you are playing one of the new air-intensive scenarios.
Edit: spelling, always spelling.
< Message edited by tex -- 1/3/2012 2:58:20 PM >