End of the 1st BSD persistent campaign
The first BlackSharkDen persistent campaign was launched more than 3 years ago on the initiative of Fargo. It grew other the years and gather a dedicated team in charge of creating AMRs and generated hundreds and hundreds of combat flight hours for our BSD pilots. The persistent campaign is also thousands of lines of code allowing possibilities never seen before on DCS for rotary wings. Finaly, it was also a fantastic tool to quickly generate missions even with no knowledge of the mission editor. After all these years flying all over the Syria map (like litterally every part of it!), we closed this chapter with a final COIN operation over Raqqua and defeated the remaining enemy forces still present. It was a superb coordination between Mi-24, AH-64, Mi-8, UH-1H and SA-342 from our ground operators.
So it's time to move on now. We can't be thankful enough for how this idea of a persistent campaign was able to maintain a great level of activity within the squadron. Our old dedicated Server 1 will soon shut down and a brand new persistent campaign will kick off on our new pro dedicated Server 1 with brand new capabilities, terrain and missions, using the enormous experience and feedback gathered during the first campaign. Needless to say we are expecting this new campaign to be epic!
First large scale stress test for our dedicated servers
Sucessful large mission test for our new dedicated servers. 33 pilots for this mission prepared by Memphis and coordinated from the ground by Barundus, Joose and Lateo. A huge thank you to the VFA-313 Hellhounds from Poland for providing the F-18s that got rid of the SAM threats around Gori! I was awesome to watch and fly.