This is the third time I've tried to respond to this thread! I keep hitting some damn short cut key that erases everything I've written. Who know the forum software was a writer's critic?
Anyhow, much as I respect Bollok and Choppr, I have to disagree on both counts.
The Greece map drives players out. It's just too big with too few airfields. OK for bombers? maybe but Oldml- who flies nothing but bombers- hates the map even more than do I.
As for the RPS... Without it, there'd never be a point to flying the planes I really love- early spits, 109s and the Curtiss Hawk.
When the RPS was turned off- there was no gain in player numbers- and turning it on seems to have made equally little difference. About the same number of people hate it as love it I guess!
AS for AH- well, their numbers are down by about 50 percent. Still more than we have in the evenings, but about the same as we get for S3s. Also, while all planes may be available, you need to earn 'perk' points to get the best ones. That effectively makes the uber rides the property of the most skilled pilots while forcing noobs to flounder around as cannon fodder in much less capable airplanes. I like AH- but mostly because it supports Oculus Rift. IF WB ever supports it, I'd never bother with AH.
Even with that, I fly WB about 10 times as many hours as WB.
I think i understand your positions on these points, and I respect them. But remember, there is a body of players who respectfully disagree.
Holy crap... made it through without hitting that damn' hot key. Whatever it is.