I have played FS2 some years ago and completed it on the "medium" difficulty AFAIR. No real problems except maybe towards the end with the Shivan juggernauts.
But now that I have installed FS:O and embarked upon playing the FS2 campaign on "hard", I cannot even finish The Romans Blunder mission (no.6) no matter how hard I try. And that's only the beginning of FS2's difficulty slope, isn't it?
The problem is probably the other squadron members who mindlessly rush into the final encounter with the two warships+escorts, getting blown to pieces in a matter of 15 seconds on this difficulty, thus leaving me all alone against the enemy ships, who just refuse to get lured out of the cruiser's firing range.
Also, I have bought a Logitech Extreme 3d Pro joystick in hope to get a better aim at those enemies, but I find it even harder now to keep em locked in the firing position. Been fiddling with the Sens/Dead settings, but on higher sensitivities the stick gets a slight yaw or pitch momentum even when I am not touching it. Any one have any recommendations on how to set up this kind of joystick for FS2? Maybe a logitech profile even? That'd be really appreciated.
So, in conclusion, is it my age, the stick, or did FS2 just get harder on "harder" in the open release?