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Content_WG #1 Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:16 PM

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Take an in-depth look at one of history's greatest bombers!

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S01836775 #2 Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

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Does this mean that these bombers will show up somewhere in the game!!!

And why do we balance???

 

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View PostS01836775, on 15 August 2014 - 10:25 AM, said:

Does this mean that these bombers will show up somewhere in the game!!!

 

In Update 1.5, the Premium hangar has a B-17 in the background, so yes. :wink:


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Demon93IT #4 Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

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It should be YB-17 the designation. In any case that's a nice article!

 

View PostS01836775, on 15 August 2014 - 06:25 PM, said:

Does this mean that these bombers will show up somewhere in the game!!!


Well a B.17G is present in the premium hangar of the 1.5 patch.

 

 



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View Postgunlion, on 15 August 2014 - 01:28 PM, said:

 

In Update 1.5, the Premium hangar has a B-17 in the background, so yes. :wink:

 

 

This mean in 1.6/7 we can get something like the bomber defense/attack people have talked about (and that gets shown in its own way in the cinematic trailers). We got these nice shiny and heavily armed 190's with bomber killer set ups - lets really put them to use.


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WOW this sort of changes the Ground Game..... :facepalm:

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View PostTonzzo, on 15 August 2014 - 02:40 PM, said:

WOW this sort of changes the Ground Game..... :facepalm:

 

Not at all. IF bombers are added, they will be in a special game mode as NPC entities.

 

 

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*drools* Carpet Bombing, anyone?
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Or precision bombing?

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View Postgunlion, on 15 August 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

 

In Update 1.5, the Premium hangar has a B-17 in the background, so yes. :wink:


just a background ? or could we have something cool like a special game mode escort bombers/ intersect bombers?(the bombers are BOTs )



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View Postflyboy805, on 15 August 2014 - 08:45 PM, said:

View Postgunlion, on 15 August 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

 

In Update 1.5, the Premium hangar has a B-17 in the background, so yes. :wink:


just a background ? or could we have something cool like a special game mode escort bombers/ intersect bombers?(the bombers are BOTs )

There are rumors regarding such mode, nobody knows when this rumored mode will show up



MrPsychic #12 Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

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View PostDemon93IT, on 15 August 2014 - 03:54 PM, said:

There are rumors regarding such mode, nobody knows when this rumored mode will show up


They've had that rumor since the game went live...



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View PostMrPsychic, on 15 August 2014 - 09:55 PM, said:


They've had that rumor since the game went live...

As far as i recall this rumor is even older. At least it's older than the rumored branch for the Stukas(GC 2013)



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signed in can't wait my hero what tier?our bomber about time USA

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View PostDemon93IT, on 15 August 2014 - 10:03 PM, said:

As far as i recall this rumor is even older. At least it's older than the rumored branch for the Stukas(GC 2013)

 

i thought it originated from late 2012/early 2013 CBT comments from the devs? >.>


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View PostShepbur, on 16 August 2014 - 12:25 AM, said:

 

i thought it originated from late 2012/early 2013 CBT comments from the devs? >.>


I recall something like that but i wasn't 100% sure.



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View Post_Dreadnaught_, on 16 August 2014 - 04:40 PM, said:

 

.... you.

Add it to the game already.

Might want to edit that before one of the mods sees it and edits it FOR you.


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View Postgunlion, on 15 August 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

 

In Update 1.5, the Premium hangar has a B-17 in the background, so yes. :wink:

Oh yeah baby!!!

 



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i love that WG is putting stuff about bombers.............Y NOT PUT THEM IN THE GAME???????

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This will change everything if so. Flying support and trying to keep your heavy from being shot down will be a challenge. I hope that they will allow teams to man them. How cool would that be to have one bud fly, on shoot tail, one ball turret, one waist, etc. Not only that, if they keep to history, that will be one tough approach. The least defended attack on a B17 was towards the nose and then peel away. 

 

Cool. Hope they do this right. SH

 



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