Okay, downloaded the Combat Prototype, loaded up what seems to be the only server they have, and had a ****ing blast for a good hour. Honestly, there's something addictive about starting with a lowly Interceptor zooming around the battlefield, and working up to a freaking Cruiser
, blasting enemy Carriers out of space when before you wouldn't even think
of straying near them. The downside of course is that your large cannons just can't seem to hit the little Interceptors, so you get several Interceptors on your tail, and you're damned incapable of taking the little buggers out! Nothing quite like taking down the second-largest enemy ship in the battlespace, only to have to run back to your own fleet when the enemy rallies around you, and... well, just damn. Can't
wait for the mod to be done.
I recommend you give it a download
[scroll down a bit to download 1.0], it's quite a bit like FS2, only a little more intuitive what with much more realistic physics and the ability to strafe in three-dimensions, not to mention a map where you can fly through the caves of a giant asteroid, dogfighting in a central cavern.