From: Brighton, UK
Are you at least considering the possibility of creating a space race scenario for a future add on ? I know it's a big change in the current game mechanics but it would add soooooooo much depth.
Indeed, we're evaluating the possibility of releasing a "Space Race" version at some point. It'll all depend on how well BASPM goes
I must say that not having all those soviet/russian (plus chinese and french) rockets, spacecrafts, space stations and probes in the game is a big let down and a real show stopper for lots of people. I really respect your work but you can't do a serious space program simulation without those hardware. It's like rewriting history.
I agree that there are no manned soviet spacecraft (yet, we'll see if we can add them ), but the game has plenty of non-american hardware to pick from. Off the top of my head: Zond 5, Luna 2, Luna 15, Venera 7, Venera 9, Mars 2, Mir space station, Hayabusa, IKAROS, etc. Trust me, you won't be disappointed by the amount of programs available!