J2_Trupobaw had some good insights regarding whether Flying Circus will replace ROF right away, I thought:
"Not in long time. RoF will retain bigger planeset, maps and career mode for looong time. I suspect that for some time RoF will be still used by SP, especially Career Mode, and big events like FiF/BA that use bigger planeset. I also expect the casual, day to day MP to move to FC."
I think he's right. For sure, at least until mid 2018, ROF will stay alive and well. Even then, people will still return to it for big events like FiF etc. By the time ROF is officially a thing of the past (was going to happen sometime anyway), I think that Flying Circus will have taken the mantle - and hopefully have grown bigger and better than ROF ever was. Who knows? We might eventually get that ever-elusive zeppelin!
I also see good opportunities to add theaters of war to the Flying Circus theme:
- New Channel Battles
- Austro-Italian Front with Alps
- Improved Eastern Front with updated S-22 (The thing needs more defensive guns!!!)
- Early-war scenarios
- Really odd chance...desert front with the British vs the Ottoman Empire
I am very hopeful for the future now!