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April 1st

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Poll: Should it stay, or should it go? (78 members have cast votes)

Have you flown the Sleipnir?

  1. Yes (65 votes [83.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

  2. No (7 votes [8.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.97%

  3. While eating bacon (6 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

Do you want to keep the Sleipnir after the first?

  1. Yes (38 votes [48.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.72%

  2. Yes, but rebalanced (14 votes [17.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.95%

  3. No (18 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  4. Bacon (8 votes [10.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.26%

Do you think the saucer will stay beyond the first of April?

  1. Yes (23 votes [29.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.49%

  2. No (40 votes [51.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.28%

  3. Bacon? (15 votes [19.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

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Raindrops #21 Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:52 AM

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Yep, it's noted in the above. (I should re-organize the post and shrink some pics to make it more legible...)

 

Also, rumor has it the invasion will continue on - estimates place new waves of the craft entering the fray until the seventh of April now.


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ProeS_ #22 Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:53 AM

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Me when this was implemented:

We're all doomed, thanks Obama!

 



amade #23 Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:54 AM

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As much as I love the plate I'm beginning to feel as if I need to apologise to my team at the beginning of every match for flying it. It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that the team with the most plates will lose. Mostly it's because I'm no good at it, and evidently the majority of players suck at it too. But I keep flying it in the hopes that I figure out the best tactic, as well as hoping that some form of teamwork among plate pilots will materialize in order to take advantage of the superb gun and focus our fire.

 

Also... *wears tinfoil hat*, it seems that every time I fly the plate the MM always puts me on the team with the most plates. I wish it'd give me a break occasionally especially since the plate isn't going to be forever.



Mercsn #24 Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

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If you want to blast things with it under more ideal circumstances, try a training room vs a couple zeros.  Good Times!

All the Important Thread Links (go here for answers!) Might be outdated!

All-in-one thread with 2.0 related guide links.

 

The below was said to me (Mercsn), from a concerned player:

Edited, on 12 March - 2:01PM , said:

and PS...play more, forum less.  Your opinion might be more credible.

pyantoryng #25 Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

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Often...I manage to be the last surviving plate in the crowd of plates...



WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

MagusGerhardt #26 Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

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Last night had a good match, I was not only the last plate on my team, but the last plane.  I was alone against four fighters and my team had a 6 point supremacy lead.

 

I also happened to have full boost and knew where all four of the enemy fighters were; they were on the deck after dogpiling our last IL-2.

 

So I pointed at the moon and boosted up to 3.2km.  The next 40 seconds of the game I spent watching the fighters continually trying to stall climb up to me while cursing my cowardice.

 

Sweet sweet saucer shaped victory.


 

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pyantoryng #27 Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:41 PM

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It's even harder to ram with a Sleipnir because you will get shot up before you reach your target...

WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

Raindrops #28 Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:44 PM

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I think it's not so much the Slei[nir's health at fault there as ts apparent lack of armor - rounds just do more damage against it. Of course, being so large, even dispersion can't make any rounds miss the thing.

I never said I was good.

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pyantoryng #29 Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:04 AM

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View PostRaindrops, on 03 April 2014 - 10:44 PM, said:

I think it's not so much the Slei[nir's health at fault there as ts apparent lack of armor - rounds just do more damage against it. Of course, being so large, even dispersion can't make any rounds miss the thing.

 

Anything with cannon can just idle and shoot da heck out of it.

 

...it'll be gone in the next couple hours, though. Best hurry and get on with it!



WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

Ace_Reporter #30 Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

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I kept my pilot, and have finally purchased my last tier II, the P-23. That will be it for me; I'll play my daily 2x's and my Stosser until the MM is fixed. At present, tier III is not viable. The saucer was great fun, and I liked the medals.

pyantoryng #31 Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

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View PostAce_Reporter, on 04 April 2014 - 01:37 PM, said:

I kept my pilot, and have finally purchased my last tier II, the P-23. That will be it for me; I'll play my daily 2x's and my Stosser until the MM is fixed. At present, tier III is not viable. The saucer was great fun, and I liked the medals.

 

Actually...the pilot had been automatically moved to barracks upon wipe...this undue kindness, because I forgot to remove him from the saucer...



WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

Raindrops #32 Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

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Faced by the superior pilots of World, the forces of Asgard seem to have recalled their Sleipnirs. While fun while it lasted, we didn't get to keep them, (big surprise there...) but a free, trained pilot and some achievements were more than welcome. (Though my pilot will just sit in the barracks until another German line crops up.)

 

Anyways, things are back to normal - until next year, that is.


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pyantoryng #33 Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

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...let's hope they drop by again...

WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

TRN2LA #34 Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:55 PM

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The phrase bacon comes from the devs of a company called "turn10" who make a game on xbox called forza motorsport, it was what they used to call prizes in competitions and when they had an event with prizes called "Racing the devs" where you could race developers and win prizes and unicorns (unicorns are unique or rare items or vehicles)(WG should have Unicorns). it quickly spread throughout the gaming community. Just an FYI

Edited by Supercell_Kid, 05 April 2014 - 02:06 PM.

Don't Tread on Me! Liberty or Death

Raindrops #35 Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:38 PM

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But we have unicorns - Me 210 being the most fabulous unicorn in the sky today. You - yes you, the alpha tester reading this - I am jealous of your plane. So very, very jealous.

 

As for the saucer eventually returning - well, it would be fun, but there are still so many other things that could show up for a day. Gliders, the Antonine a-40, mythical beasts, B-17s for a day, flying ironclads - in cooperation with WoWS, of course...


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MagusGerhardt #36 Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:55 PM

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View PostRaindrops, on 05 April 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

, flying ironclads -

 

Yeah, that definitely has to be Soviet.


 

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