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Poll: IL-10 Plane Balance (7 members have cast votes)

How balanced do you think this plane is overall?

  1. Very overpowered (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Somewhat overpowered (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Reasonably balanced (4 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  4. Somewhat underpowered (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  5. Very underpowered (1 vote [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

How fun is this plane to fly?

  1. One of my favorites! (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. I really like it (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. It’s fun (1 vote [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Not my favorite (1 vote [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  5. I hate it! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

How much of a factor does this plane contribute to a team’s victory? (Assume all planes are of the same tier in the match)

  1. Overwhelming contribution (1 vote [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Strong contribution (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  3. Reasonable contribution (1 vote [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Low contribution (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  5. Non-factor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Raizei #1 Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

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Hello Pilots!
We want to hear your feedback! In addition to answering the poll above, we would like your feedback on the categories below:
Battles played - How many games have you flown in this plane?
Plane balance - please explain why you think this plane is overpowered, underpowered, or balanced. Give specific reasoning like firepower, turn rates, climb speed, etc., that contribute to the planes balance.
Historical accuracy - please note any specific characteristics that make this plane unique historically and what things may be missing from that would better reflect the capabilities of the plane.
Power curve - How does the plane feel stock vs. fully upgraded?
Adjustment recommendations - Explain any recommendations you have to balance this plane and why.
Additional notes - Anything else you have to say about this plane that doesn’t fit in another section above. Include any tactics or uses that may have been overlooked by other players.
Cheers!
~Raizei

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Donnchadh #2 Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:00 AM

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    05-10-2013
Battles played - How many games have you flown in this plane?
I've played 79 battles in the Il-10 and have all the upgrades apart from the top engine.

Plane balance - please explain why you think this plane is overpowered, underpowered, or balanced. Give specific reasoning like firepower, turn rates, climb speed, etc., that contribute to the plane's balance.
Firepower is excellent and the turn rate, climb, speed etc. are reasonable and realistic for a fat prop GA aircraft. It can be deadly air-to-air against any Il-2T or Il-2 the matchmaker throws its way. However it struggles in its tier, being easy meat for most heavy and many light fighters. When matched with Tier 8 it is totally outclassed. Any jet such as ME262 can eat it for lunch, especially in terrain that requires a lot of maneuvering, such as Asian Border. It lacks the speed to take advantage of any friendly top cover, it simply can't keep up. Any game with jets in it makes the Il-10 look pretty worthless.

It would be a powerful weapon, a lot more fun to play, and a full contributor to the game if it were a tier lower than it is. As it is, I thoroughly enjoy flying it, but it does nothing for my stats, with a W/L of 43/59%, and only 52 kills and 171 ground targets in 79 games. The reason for the comparatively high number of air kills (vs ground) is being involuntarily mobbed and killed in dogfights long before lumbering in range of ground targets. It's extremely difficult - impossible, really - to use it strictly for ground attack. I've even seen it suggested to strip all armament and use it as a heavy fighter - I suppose on the assumption that, since you won't survive to hit the GTs, you may as well slim down and try to die fighting!

Historical accuracy - please note any specific characteristics that make this plane unique historically and what things may be missing from that would better reflect the capabilities of the plane.
I don't know much about the Il series, except that besides being the quintessential ground attack aircraft, they were not to be dismissed in air to air when flown by a competent pilot. Also, they appeared to opponents to be 'built of bricks' - as indestructible as an aircraft gets. In the latter sense the IL-10 approaches real-life, but it's still almost helpless against a same-tier, moderately competent fighter pilot. For one thing, the bomb trap doesn't kill nearly as many upper tier pilots.

Power curve - How does the plane feel stock vs. fully upgraded?
I can barely remember stock, except it seemed a hell of a grind. Also, as far as I recall, I lost maybe the first seven out of 10 games. Fully upgraded, it doesn't hurt as much, but unless a gifted pilot, you will have permanent underdog status flying the IL-10 in Tier 7.

Adjustment recommendations - Explain any recommendations you have to balance this plane and why.
Consider reducing it one tier, or else improve gun accuracy. Yes, there is a module, but they all seem excessively expensive for an aircraft that dies so easily (even if it takes a little while, generally the game's up if you're caught alone).

Additional notes - Anything else you have to say about this plane that doesn’t fit in another section above. Include any tactics or uses that may have been overlooked by other players.

I still love it. Could be that a big part of the solution really lies in tweaking game balance for ground attack. I think someone mentioned causing a 're-spawn' of downed team-mates if GA kills enough GTs. Creative! If only GA could perform this kind of magic, maybe our fighter buddies would show us more love.


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