From: Washington D.C.
Within limits I think it's cool. One thing that annoys me is if I'm not told that an opposing nation has a capability that I can't plan around, but part of the game is making fun speculation about what might be out there. The truth is that in the real world there's sometimes considerable uncertainty about exactly what the enemy has, and the further out in the future you're looking the more uncertainty exists.
In 1988 people thought the Soviet Union was going to go on forever. Ten years later, 1998, they were celebrating the post-Cold War era. Russia was weak, and global security gurus were trying to figure out how to confront the new threat of ethnic unrest and genocide which consumed the world as self serving politicians sought to fill the void left in the post-Soviet world. You see what I'm saying?
Iran having some advanced missiles or aircraft 10+ years in the future could be cool provided it's layered on top of the legacy stuff that's already there. They'd be unlikely to entirely replace everything all at once. That actually makes for an interesting problem on both sides, because bear in mind, you also have to integrate the new stuff with the obsolete stuff. What would Iranian tactics look like then?
The problem is similar to the small African country, but maybe less pronounced? In a real sense, it's all speculative so one could take the perspective that the politics and economics of every country is irrelevant, and it's all just a sandbox to play in. Part of the fun of the game, though, is taking an interest in current events and international politics, so in the interest of appealing to that, it's not a bad thing to not make things too out there?
But on the other side of the coin, wouldn't massively upgrading the Iranian military like that feel like you're not fighting with Iran but some other country?
So the question is, what's your view of fun vs immersion/accuracy? Is a matter of a scale -- ie, it's not far-fetched that Iran bought a bunch of Russian fighters and Chinese missile systems so it's okay, but some small African nationm armed with 3 squadrons of Typhoons and S-400 battalions is too fantastical?
< Message edited by SeaQueen -- 1/20/2020 2:34:50 AM >