New SA Points Breakdown For O.P.S Events

In response to pertinent feedback from the community, an update has been decided and put in place to deal better with the specificity of official public server events (O.P.S).

Unlike all other types of MP events, OPS’s allow pilots to perform as long as desired, leaving those with limited spare time to fly on a disadvantage and forced to face an unfair challenge to keep up the pace with those who fly much more.
SA Rankings aims at rating pilot’s skill and proficiency (not flight hours) as accurately as possible, has therefore decided to update the main points breakdown as below :

Event Standing123456 789101112131415 16
Category A 200018001700160015001400120010008006004002001601208040
Category B150013501275120011251050900750600450300150120906030
Category C100090085080075070060050040030020010080604020
Category D5004504254003753503002502001501005040302010
Category E2502252132001881751501251007550252015105

As you can see, point gaps between server’s standings have been reduced significantly. This will minimize the effect of flight hours advantage, while at the same time will preserve, as usual, the server’s original standings.

On the other hand, the leverage for bonus points has not been edited and remains the same to ensure a significant advantage to performers with high K/D and Landing/Takeoff Ratios.

Such an update will allow pilots with high ratios to earn more points than before and eventually outrank those who lead scoreboards mainly because of extended flight hours. This update has no retrospective effect and will be applied for OPS events only as from September 2012. Other structures remain connected to original SA points breakdown.

Announcing Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3

Initially posted by “Wags” via ED Forums

DUXFORD, UK, September 1st, 2012 โ€“ The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics will release Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 for Windows PC in September 2012.

(FC3) is the next evolution of the Flaming Cliffs series. FC3 features the F-15C, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29A, MiG-29S, Su-25T, and Su-25. FC3 aircraft provide an easy learning curve for new players and focuses on a broad range of aircraft rather than a detailed single aircraft. FC3 adds a number of new features and improvements to previous versions of the Flaming Cliffs series. FC3 is a module of DCS: World, which makes it compatible with all other DCS: World titles like A-10C, Black Shark 2, P-51D, and Combined Arms.

FC3 will be priced at $39.99.

Key Features of Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 include:
  • A DCS World module that is compatible with DCS titles.
  • New 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) cockpit and model for the F-15C.
  • New F-15C campaign and single missions.
  • Improved takeoff and landing flight dynamics.
  • New, advanced flight dynamics for air-to-air missiles.
  • Updated and improved HUDs and other cockpit systems.
  • Resource Manager that adds logistics control to missions.
  • Expanded theatre of operations map into eastern Georgia.
  • Countless other improvements in the areas of the mission editor, special effects, new models, improved terrain detail and AI.

Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 will require an installation of Lock On: Modern Air Combat or a previous version Flaming Cliffs.

DCS: World
is a new, free, combat simulation. DCS: World provides a free-to-play Su-25T ground attack aircraft with unlimited online restrictions. Online DCS: World includes friendly and enemy forces that can be controlled by other players or AI air and ground units. The purchase of additional DCS modules allows the player to have careers as pilots of the A-10C Warthog, KA-50 Black Shark attack helicopter, P-51D Mustang, or armor vehicle commander. You may read more about DCS: World and its modules at:

About The Fighter Collection
The Fighter Collection, as well as developing software for the entertainment and serious game markets, also operates, rebuilds and maintains Europe’s largest collection of airworthy WWII fighters based at Duxford Airfield, in the UK. For more information visit our websites:

FC2 Dogfight Competition Promo By “Slamraam”

A very cool courtesy promo video featuring the imminent FC2 1vs1 dogfight event made by the popular video editing artist “Slamraam” aka “Slam”.

Check out Slam’s impressive YouTube channel and subscribe to stay in touch with every new release :

Tournament draw and matches schedule will be published in the coming 24 hours and registration will be then closed. Meanwhile, 4 free slots are still available. To book your slot :

Do not forget to watch the video in HD full-screen here : ๐Ÿ™‚

FC2 1vs1 Guns Only Tournament

Initial intent was a P-51 1vs1 BFM contest but according to general feedback, DCS World’s MP is not very stable yet and ED is obviously working hard on a patch to fix that. Meanwhile, SA is glad to announce its 1st FC2 1vs1 BFM tournament.

Rules(please read carefully and check for updates (bold) as subject to change before event start):

– 1 vs 1 BFM competition (guns only).
– Best of 3 rounds with knock out stages.
– Event type : STT (Short Term Tournament).
– Minimum players for the tournament to start : 16
– Maximum players before closing the sign up : 32
– Top 8 players will earn SA points.
– Event rating will be determined according to the players’ average SA Ranking. The higher the rating, the more points at stake.
– Players will be seeded according to SA Rankings.
– Map will be ready soon for download. (Ramp start. Initial distance between opponents about 100km. Bases will be protected by short range SAM’s)
– Authorized payload : Cannon only
– External views and padlock prohibited
– Free fuel setting.
– 1 refuel/rearm is allowed per round for each player. The refuel/rearm from landing to take-off must not exceed 5mn.
– Both players have to take off simultaneously, reach the target zone on time and stay within the CAP area. Exiting the CAP bubble is considered a loss regardless of the round outcome.
– Exiting the CAP bubble before neutralizing opponent is allowed only once per round for the refuel/rearm option.
– To collect the round, players must neutralize opponent (actual kill or tactical kill), RTB and land on home base.
– Only one game crash / disconnection is allowed per player per match. If an issue occurs a second time, it will be counted as a round loss.
– Players can alternate hosting and swap air bases after each round.
– Final scores have to be reported here using the comments section below.
– In case of a dispute, players have to upload their track using the upload widget located on the sidebar.

Final Results Download Event Mission

MiG-29 Fulcrum With Viktor “Presing” Mirkovic

Viktor “Presing” Mirkovic is currently DCS/FC Air to Air Combat SA Rankings world #6 and a dedicated MiG-29 pilot from Serbia and the 104th Phoenix Squadron.

It’s a privilege to have you with us today Viktor, thank you for answering the invitation ๐Ÿ˜‰

Q1 : First of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself, when have you started flying air combat simulators ? which ones have you already tried before Lock-On ?

A1. About myself, then we will break illusions about me :). Nothing much to tell. I’m am medical technician (nurse) and passionate mountain bike rider. I started playing games (simulations) with NOVA LOGIC MiG-29 FULCRUM 1998, then I played FLANKER 2.0 and little IL2, but I do not like propeller aircraft. After that it’s LOCK ON all the way!

Q2 : Now let’s talk a bit about your own story with the MiG-29…has it always been your favorite aircraft or is it more of a recent story…in one word, when and how did you fall in love with the Fulcrum ?

A2. Yes it was and it’s still. First time when I saw it (I think it was 1988) was on TV. MiG-29 is a great aircraft and still can rule the sky if it’s used properly.

Q3 : We all know how the MiG-29 is often evaluated in Lock-On in comparison to other fighters especially the F-15C. What do you think about such common belief ?

A3. Most of the people do not like to fly the Fulcrum because of his fuel consumption and small missile load but he has his advantages. Advantages such as active missiles, extreme speed in low level flight, EOS and data-link with AWACS and EWR. Personally I prefer more to fight against F-15 from Russian aircraft’s. Continue reading

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