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New SA Rankings For DCS PvP Heritage

fighter_pilot Almost three years ago, the SA Rankings for DCS was born. After quickly earning legitimacy and credibility, the rankings have become an important part of the DCS online competitive scene.

It’s a universal goal of all DCS competitive players and clans: to be among the best; New comers dream of it, veterans fight tooth and nail for it, yet it remains among the most elusive PvP achievements. In the 3-year history of the SA Rankings, only the best of the best have reached the summit.

Today, we are excited to announce that we have successfully implemented two new flavors of the SA Rankings: By clan and by nationality.

In the Squadron Rankings, top 5 players per squadron decide the overall score of the team and whenever victory is achieved, related points are worth twice as much to emphasize goal-driven tactics and teamwork. The same applied to the country rankings but pilots are grouped by nationality instead.

We believe that these new additions will contribute to improving the rankings system and help compare performances from different perspectives.

Finally, note that each rankings category has its own hall of fame page that displays those who succeeded in reaching the top position and orders them by how long their reign lasted.


Digital Combat Simulator is a truly outstanding piece of software; although the learning curve may be a bit steep, learning how to fly those state-of-the-art fighting machines is totally worth the effort, especially if you are a fan of air combat.
Shall you have any DCS-related question, we would be glad to point you in the right direction; feel free to post your question at our DCS Q&A center.



SA Journal Branching Out Into B.I’s ARMA 3

arma3_logoAs planned and previously announced on our 2014 road-map letter, we are now setting foot officially into the world of ARMA 3, the award-winning modern shooter from Bohemia Interactive.

With Over 1 million copies sold worldwide, Arma 3 is set in a massive military sandbox and brings players to the Mediterranean islands of Altis (270 km²) and Stratis (20 km²) where you are deployed in open singleplayer combat – or sent into co-operative and competitive multiplayer battle online. The in-game editor lets you create your own scenarios, and share it with your friends via the Steam Workshop. The modding community, of course, is also very active – developing custom weapons, vehicles, outfits, missions, game modes, and much more. There is also the massive €500,000 Arma 3 content creation contest where fans from around the globe deliver their best work, taking ARMA 3 to the next level.

PvP-wise, ARMA 3 comes with no capped player limit, allowing for massive player vs player operations across the vast expanse of The Republic of Altis and Stratis. In the new Seize and Defend game modes, players can choose to compete against each other in a race to the finish. There are some impressive features available for ARMA 3 servers such as the Headless Client. It is actually a dedicated client machine whose the sole purpose is to reduce significantly the strain off the server for maximum stability and performance.

In ARMA 3 ZEUS , you can also assume the role of game master and influence the online battle in real-time. Wielding an intuitive real-time editor, you can invent new stories, challenges and locations on the fly! The result is always unique, always dynamic combat – for both Zeus and, especially, those with boots on the ground.

At SA journal, we are proud to have ARMA 3 standing side by side with DCS as two of the very best military simulators in today’s market. We are confident ARMA 3 will be a key addition that will contribute greatly to providing our community with the best PvP online action and virtual modern warfare careers.

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SA Magazine: 2013-14 Roadmap


We have been dedicated to the Flaming Cliffs and DCS World family for the past 8 years and while we will definitely continue to support ED’s modules, we have come to the conclusion that the current state of the game doesn’t allow a rich multiplayer activity due to severe online game-play issues. There is also the fact that ED will be dedicating some of their resources to the creation of a new WWII simulation game plus other several projects that are all running at the same time which in our opinion, is more likely to delay the necessary efforts to fix the multiplayer mode. We have not lost hope though and we are still looking forward to seeing DCS World back to a rock-solid online game-play worthy of FC2 days.

In the meantime, we will start expanding the SA magazine to cover additional wargame titles. There are some excellent games out there that deserve more attention. The integration will be gradual and we will go one title at a time.
Your opinion is very important to us, so feel free to voice your best wargame titles that you would like to see part of the SA tour.

We will also be upgrading our site design to reflect our new approach and ensure a smooth transitioning to the new theme and features.

SA Tour 2013 Season Preliminary Schedule


Here we go, while most of our partners are still working on their events for the SA Tour 2013 season, we have come up with a preliminary schedule listing the events that have been or about to be completed. We will keep updating it as more events will be added soon. We will also publish official presentation, briefing, points breakdown, exact date and open registration for each event ahead of time. Any questions, please use the comment section below. Schedule available at: http://sa-sim.com/?page_id=22

2 Million Hits And Still Counting

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We are very proud to announce a new milestone today as we have exceeded the 2 million visits since the inception of the SA site few months ago.

The entire SA team would like to thank our loyal audience and promise we will keep striving to bring you the best content and features in order to continuously improve your stay.

We are very interested in hearing your feedback and/or suggestions so please do not hesitate to drop us a line.

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