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Jyarbro28 #1 Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:46 PM

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How come so few people try and use the sun for cover? WG says it impacts siting, and generally I see it being the case, although I have been snuck-up on from down-sun.

 

Historically, being up-sun was a huge advantage. At the beginning of every match it should be a big race for the humans to get to the up-sun edge as high as their plane will take them. Am I missing something? Have everyone else figured out something that I am just ignorant of?

 

Does WG lie?



EspressoForHammy #2 Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:50 PM

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It's an advantage, but not enough of one to give up positioning and rush to get nearer to it. Also it only gives a distinct advantage to fast planes, since slow planes can still be seen before they have a chance to fire. Sometimes heavy fighters can actually be shooting you before they appear out of the sun, but this generally is not the case.

 

TL;DR: It;s a very small advantage. There are other ways to gain an advantage prior to the fight that are proven to work far better.


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Bandet #3 Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

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http://forum.worldof.../33864-the-sun/

 

It's not that big of a bonus.


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Noreaga #4 Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:44 PM

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It's worthwhile in competition play but in pubs the time it takes you to make the bonus worthwhile is not. Ie You'll lose too many teammates before you can get into position.

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obamaphone #5 Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:00 AM

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Ohh and then there are the mods that remove the reflection and the clouds.

Psicko23 #6 Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:15 AM

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I think the mods to remove the clouds just removed them visually. Server side they are still there. If a plane pops out of a cloud someone that has the no cloud mod won't see the cloud and it will look like the plane is popping out of no where. I could be wrong though. 

Noreaga #7 Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:18 AM

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View PostPsicko23, on 12 August 2016 - 08:15 PM, said:

I think the mods to remove the clouds just removed them visually. Server side they are still there. If a plane pops out of a cloud someone that has the no cloud mod won't see the cloud and it will look like the plane is popping out of no where. I could be wrong though. 

 

this pretty sure that is how it works

 

 

ps nice game last night pisko no idea how I got that bomb kill was gunning for the thunder hope I didn't steal it.

 

 

 

 

 


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Porkins_Jr #8 Posted 15 August 2016 - 12:02 AM

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View Postobamaphone, on 12 August 2016 - 07:00 PM, said:

Ohh and then there are the mods that remove the reflection and the clouds.

 

You can do that in War Thunder. You can't do it here.

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Psicko23 #10 Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

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View PostNoreaga, on 12 August 2016 - 05:18 PM, said:

 

this pretty sure that is how it works

 

 

ps nice game last night pisko no idea how I got that bomb kill was gunning for the thunder hope I didn't steal it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

that was a nice bomb kill. No worries, a win is a win. I'm the type that doesn't scream about kill stealing. Unless taking a kill leads us to a loss or draw somehow. I had that happen earlier today in a battle. I was on one of the last planes and a human in a heavy went through me to get a kill and killed me as well. It caused a draw. 

Innokenty #11 Posted 15 August 2016 - 10:26 PM

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Like others said, it's not a huge advantage so I don't use it. If they amped up the advantage I would, but as it stands now not worth giving up other more viable advantages. 
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