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IndigoCypher00 #21 Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

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As a generally well-known tip that I could not find on this thread, stay low as an attack fighter (GA). Since the stealth mechanic was implemented, the lower you are to the ground, the less of a chance you have of someone spotting you. Since I am oh-my-god awful at dogfighting, and since I can never seem to find any GA craft in my BnZ plane (which are your biggest nightmares as GA planes), I stick to shooting and bombing targets on the ground. Contrary to what some people might think, it actually does help your team out a lot if you can penetrate enemy airspace undetected (i.e. keeping low and not taking potshots at every single thing), blow up their HQ, and then take out the now inaccurate AA guns. Once all that is accomplished, if you're still alive, start destroying ground targets like warehouses, boats and radar to secure supremacy for your team. I use this tactic, and am frequently high on the leaderboards in my tier-3 TSh-3. Hopefully this helps!

lak3rol #22 Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:52 AM

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good post!

Poor_Richard #23 Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

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I just downloaded and started WoW a few hours ago.  I am using a Logitech Attack 3 but can not seem to get the calibration to work nor to anything but fly into the ground.  I am not "new" to fighter planes and joystick, as I have played many hours of SWON (Secret Weapons Over Normandy).  Is there any trick to the USB install or the "setup" that I might have missed?

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View PostPoor_Richard, on 12 July 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

I just downloaded and started WoW a few hours ago.  I am using a Logitech Attack 3 but can not seem to get the calibration to work nor to anything but fly into the ground.  I am not "new" to fighter planes and joystick, as I have played many hours of SWON (Secret Weapons Over Normandy).  Is there any trick to the USB install or the "setup" that I might have missed?


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INCISION #25 Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:48 AM

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View PostWulfNose, on 30 June 2013 - 11:09 PM, said:

If the broken MM places you lowest in a three tier game, find a top tier plane and ram head-on. You will help your team, and assist the developers in fixing the MM. Wulf

I disagree!  There's no problem with MM.  Your type of play is contradictory to team play and used only as a stat padder.  Being this is Beta, and wiped clean before the final release, one would think  that you "kamakazis"would stay in the sky and learn how to fly better.  Just sayin'.

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Zurish #26 Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:24 AM

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People are lazy, As am I (and this is evidence of it) but I made a useful video tutorial out of duct tape, twigs and post-it notes for the FNGs that covers some of (what I believe to be) the very important aspects of manuevering. I've just experienced far too many people in mid tier (4-5) planes that don't know how to handle their aircraft and felt like this might help a little.

This was also bred out of having some of my twitch followers start playing the game with me and having to teach them.. well... everything. So this is a bare bones right-from-the-start tutorial.


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Markiswild22 #27 Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:03 PM

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Thanks for the tips! I always end up circling around people the whole game though ):

AABatteries #28 Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:06 AM

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Use "E" for flaps, they will help reduce your turning radius giving you the upper hand! (Note: not all planes have flaps!)  Make notice that your plane becomes less stable at low speeds when flaps are engaged.

ArkioLite324 #29 Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:48 AM

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I shall try my joystick!

Colonel_Kraken #30 Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

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Thank you, Zurish.  That was a really awesome quick, down and dirty video tutorial.  To be honest, I find it difficult to keep track of all this stuff I'm "supposed" to do while just attempting to fly well and get a bead on my target.  I imagine it's merely a matter of practice, but I think I've probably already gotten into some bad habits.



As an aside, I saw a BF110E last night maneuver around my fighter as if I were a TSH-1 mired in molasses in winter!  I was on his tail while he was on my wingman's tail.  I put a couple quick bursts into him when all of a sudden I literally saw him (seemingly) turn immediately 180 degrees back in my direction and spray me with bullets.  I swear to god it looked like his plane simply flipped directions in mid-air with absolutely no turn.  

Now, how the freak did that happen?!!   . . . . Not to mention he was flying circles around me (afterward).  Now, I don't care how good a pilot you are, there have got to be some limitations to the aircraft itself, and I know my plane was more maneuverable than his.

Don't get me wrong, I've been completely destroyed by BF110Es before but always in a boom and zoom manner before I even knew what hit me, but outmaneuver my single engine fighter?  C'mon!

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks!

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Zurish #31 Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

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It's a matter of distance. In close combat, it's very easy for a fighter to out maneuver a larger target... but at a distance, it's very difficult for that same fighter to maneuver out of being shot. Sure, the fighter may be nimble and quick... but you can dart around all you want when you're just a small portion of your attacker's FOV. All the Bf 110 E would've had to have done, honestly, was fly vertical and hold his brakes... then, once he stalled out, he flapped and boosted to pretty much roll right over 180 degrees. I see it quite often, actually.

And thanks. I might eventually make a better one... with commentary, and things actually timed properly lol.

SGTChucklez #32 Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:16 PM

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Don't drop your payload at the begining of the game! One of our planes did this and blew up our top tier aircraft.

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JarethG #33 Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

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View PostAABatteries, on 18 July 2013 - 07:06 AM, said:

Use "E" for flaps, they will help reduce your turning radius giving you the upper hand! (Note: not all planes have flaps!)  Make notice that your plane becomes less stable at low speeds when flaps are engaged.
Actually, flaps make you more stable at lower speeds.  In real life planes, that is what they are used for.

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11thACRColdsteel #34 Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:49 AM

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If you're flying wingman for a buddy, or providing cover for a GA - it's easy to fall too far behind (one my biggest bad habits).  Stay within a range = 2 x gun range.  If you are significantly faster than the plane you are covering you can go to 3 to 4 x gun range away and still be good.  Stay higher than the plane you are escorting or covering, and try staying behind and off to one side (better vis).  Flying in a flight of two, or especially three is much more impactful in WOWP than a platoon of 2 or 3 tanks in WOT.  If a less experienced pilot simply keeps the tail clear of an experienced good pilot, it can be decisive.   Don't let anyone on your buddy's six without an immediate attack on that plane.  Just OMO (one man's opinion).

EternalSins #35 Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:40 AM

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1. Rockets rock when following Bombers aiming for ground targets or kamikaze planes flying directly at you.
Or basicly any enemy that's fairly close and whose movements you can predict.

WulfNose #36 Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:18 AM

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View PostINCISION, on 16 July 2013 - 03:48 AM, said:

I disagree!  There's no problem with MM.  Your type of play is contradictory to team play and used only as a stat padder.  Being this is Beta, and wiped clean before the final release, one would think  that you "kamakazis"would stay in the sky and learn how to fly better.  Just sayin'.

It should be obvious that trading a Tier IV for a Tier VI, for example, helps your team. Can you not follow that trading low for high is a net gain? Wulf

jeffreyac #37 Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:41 AM

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Keeping your plane alive to do more damage to the enemy team is a better gain. Shoot down the plane, then go shoot down another. Better than ramming.

Edited by jeffreyac, 09 August 2013 - 03:42 AM.


GeorgePatton #38 Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

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Not trying to be smart here...

A lot of players won't know what a 'FA, CA, and GA' are. You may want to clarify that. :)


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JarethG #39 Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:34 PM

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View PostGeorgePatton, on 09 August 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:

Not trying to be smart here...

A lot of players won't know what a 'FA, CA, and GA' are. You may want to clarify that. :)


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Clarified, right in the OP.

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Omegateck #40 Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

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I am new to this flight simulation business bus it is quite cool. I would prefer a joystick.  Any one have any thoughts on what would play out best.  Awesome list of tips and tricks. the video was a great source of information. Thanks for all the input people.  See you out there in the deep blue skies.