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This is a valid question in the year 2021: should children be allowed to play combat flight simulators online? With or without parental supervision?

We are asked this question often, we being HiTech Creation, creators of Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude, one of the leading World War 2 flight simulators since 2000. Because we have been in the gaming business for over twenty years, our opinion on this important question carries some weight. We would like to believe that the opinion we offer, in this article, is based upon logic and a genuine concern for children, and not from any attempt to sell our flight sim game.

Having said that, let’s look at this question of children playing MMO flight sim games.

Is Aces High violent?

Despite the fact that Aces High is a “combat” flight simulator, we really don’t believe it can be considered violent. Yes, it is a World War 2 simulation, but it is not a graphically-violent game. We can name ten games off the top of our heads, very quickly, which we consider to be very violent and quite graphic in their violence. Surely you can as well. But no, Aces High is not graphically-violent. In fact, we would argue that many Saturday morning cartoons are infinitely more violent than Aces High. Sit down and watch old episodes of “The Roadrunner,” or “Bugs Bunny,” if you want to see some serious violence.

This is not to say that our graphics are not good, because we believe them to be outstanding. It’s just to say that the graphics are not violent in nature, no more so than playing the board game “Battleship.”

Is there such a thing as “too much of a good thing?”

We believe so, yes, and we believe it for any online game. We have written articles detailing the advantages of playing online games. We believe they help a child develop hand-eye coordination, and they help to learn problem-solving. But too much online gaming, as a substitute for, say, playing outside, is not good. We strongly urge parents to limit online gaming for any child no matter the age, and balance online playing with actual outside playing. Feed the mind, feed the body, and you’ll have a healthy youngster. Too much of one, not enough of the other, and you risk stunting part of the physical or mental growth.

Bottom line about Aces High

Many of our staff are parents as well as game developers. We understand, and we without hesitation state that we have no problem with our children playing Aces High, as soon as they are old enough to learn how to interact and follow the gaming instructions.

But we limit the play of our kids. We have to. We want our kids to play Little League and Youth basketball. We want our kids to take part in school plays and debate clubs. We want our kids to be well-rounded children so they will become well-rounded teens and then adults.

Try our free two-week download of Aces High and find out for yourself.

So sayeth the creators of Aces High, the combat flight simulator with attitude, leading the way since 2000.

World War 2 Trivia is a bi-weekly feature of Aces High, the exciting combat flight simulator, created by HiTech Creations. We invite you to test your knowledge of World War Two with Installment #427.

QUESTION: May of 1943 was known as “Black May” by the Germans. Why did they refer to that month in that way?

There are many combat flight simulators on the market, but very few of them have been around for twenty years, like Aces High, and even fewer of them have been leaders in the flight sim genre like Aces High. Give us a try this week.

ANSWER: “Black May” referred to the staggering loss of German U-boats in the Atlantic, sunk by Allied anti-submarine tactics.

A quick glance at the number of choices of combat simulators reveals dozens available for you to sample and/or purchase. The question then becomes this: what should you look for in a combat simulator? How does one know they are getting what they wanted when they pay for, and download, a new flight sim game? You can only learn so much about games from gaming magazine reviews. Hopefully, this article will give you more assistance in choosing from among all the games available.

This article aims to answer that question, brought to you by HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude. Visit our website for more information about your exciting MMO game, or give us a call with specific questions.

Now, what to look for in an online combat simulator

Graphics

Maybe you don’t care about graphics, but the fact is most flight sim gamers do, and they care a great deal. How detailed are the aircraft, the ships, the ground vehicles? How much attention to detail was given in creating a particular game? How historically accurate is the game? These are things that matter to real, hardcore World War 2 flight simulator players, and this is one way to separate the rookies from the pros in the gaming industry.

Is it easy to learn and to play?

You pay your money, you download the game, and then you spend hours of confusion trying to learn how to enter into online battle and navigate through the site. Does that sound like fun to you?

Aces High offers forums. Aces high offers training videos and training articles and one-on-one instruction should you need it. You are never alone when you play Aces High, and if that is not true of other flight sim games, steer clear of them.

What kind of support do you have?

It should be constant, and the support should be quickly responsive to your needs. You are paying good money to play an online game like Aces High. You shouldn’t have to wait ten, fifteen, twenty minutes for an answer to your question, and the website should be very easy to navigate through.

Does it meet your needs and desires?

This, really, is where the rubber meets the road. If the game does not satisfy your needs and desires as a gamer, it really isn’t worth playing. There are too many to choose from; why settle for second best? Why pay good money when what you wanted is not delivered?

Is a trial period offered?

And this, to us at HiTech Creations, is an important litmus test: does the game offer a free trial period so that you can get your feet wet and see what the game is like? Aces High does! We offer a free two-week download of Aces High.

Other games should as well!

A word about Aces High

We came on the market in 2000. For twenty years we have been mentioned among the leaders in combat flight simulators, and you only achieve that kind of longevity if you are good at what you do.

Find out for yourselves. Strap on your helmets and fly the skies with Aces High. We will welcome you with open arms in combat.

If you have never played World War 2 Trivia, we welcome you to #426. You can find challenging trivia questions on this site each week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

And now it’s time for today’s question.

QUESTION: On May 22, 1943, the Allies bombed Sicily and Sardinia. Why were those two sites bombed?

How would you like to fly a mission during World War 2? Obviously, it’s impossible to go back in time, but our exciting combat simulator, Aces High, makes you feel like you are in the thick of the World War 2 action. Sign up today for hours of fun and challenge.

ANSWER: the Allies bombed Sicily and Sardinia because they were both possible landing sites for the Germans.

We have been offering World War 2 Trivia questions now for quite some time, this being #425. We hope you enjoy it. We roll this out every Tuesday and Thursday, and will continue to do so as long as you are enjoying it.

Let’s see what we have for you today.

QUESTION: On May 7, 1943, the British captured Tunis and the Americans captured Bizerte. In which country did this happen?

Have you had a chance to play Aces High, the leader in World War 2 flight simulators? Try our free two-week download and find out how much fun our flight sim game is.

ANSWER: Tunis and Bizerte are in the country of Tunisia.