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Desmios #1 Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:41 PM

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Hey all,

 

   Picking the game back up.  I'm looking for a good run of the mill aircraft line that is relatively easy to pilot.

 

   Any suggestions?  So far I am liking the american fighters.

 

I really like my I-15bis DM -- is there an aircraft like that with more HP and bombs?


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dityboycom #2 Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:49 PM

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It all depends on your playing style.

 

Do you like to maneuver low altitude a lot take the Japanese line. Second option to this, Russian fighters (but not all)

Do you like to stay high in the fight (mandatory for heavies), pick American/German heavy line.

Do you like to shoot ground targets, take a GA.

Do you like to maneuver and have speed to follow heavies, bring a multi-role fighter.

 

Japanese fighters are hardest to stay alive in.

Heavies are more easy to stay alive in.

GA very hard to stay alive in.


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View PostSteel_bomber_, on 31 August 2016 - 12:52 PM, said:

It all depends on your playing style.

 

Do you like to maneuver low altitude a lot take the Japanese line. Second option to this, Russian fighters (but not all)

Do you like to stay high in the fight (mandatory for heavies), pick American/German heavy line.

Do you like to shoot ground targets, take a GA.

Do you like to maneuver and have speed to follow heavies, bring a multi-role fighter.

 

Japanese fighters are hardest to stay alive in.

Heavies are more easy to stay alive in.

GA very hard to stay alive in.

 

Thank you bud.  I like to be in the thick of things, but able to get out of harms way very quickly.  So I'm looking for an aircraft with high maneuverability, moderate survivability and moderate firepower.  Bombs arent necessary, but way cool.

 

Basically a I-15bis DM with more survive-ability and a bomb.


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German or American LF lines. 

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View PostDrewthesteelman, on 31 August 2016 - 07:00 PM, said:

German or American LF lines. 

 

this is indeed the best option for you Desmios.

 

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Thank you guys!  What does LF stand for?  Light fighter?

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View PostDesmios, on 31 August 2016 - 01:16 PM, said:

Thank you guys!  What does LF stand for?  Light fighter?

you got it 

 

LF= Light Fighter

MRF= Multi role fighter

HF= Heavy Fighter

GA= Ground attack

SA= Situation awareness 

 


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Desmios #9 Posted 31 August 2016 - 06:20 PM

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Thanks Again!

 

I'll start down the American Fighter Line!



Fog_Heavy_Cruiser_Chokai #10 Posted 31 August 2016 - 06:24 PM

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Russian Yaks are the best turning fighters IMO. Even edging out Zero's. Sadly, they start at T5.

Here is why I believe them better:

-Nose mounted Gunnery

-Smaller

-Not just are Yaks smaller, zero's are HUGE. In a turn they are a giant target for enemies.

-Often faster, many cross modules.

 

109 Line is great for learning Boom and Zoom.

110 line is amazing- just don't become and attack plane!


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I started down the IL line, while simultaneously getting every other line in the game to T6, as T1-T5 took something like 10 games, and T5 - T6 took another 10 with X2's. When I got to the IL-10 I learned the basics of evasion, and by the time I was in the 40P, I garnered a reputation as one of the more difficult GAA's to kill ( if that's a thing, I was in Porkins land back then.)

 

Then one day Chemnut invited me to TS because we did a lot of 1v1's in T10, and said I should try something other than GAA, because I was really good at evasion. Since then I haven't really played GAA much if at all. That was right as 1.6 rolled out, and I never looked back.

 

Espressoforhammy says it's one of the more unorthodox methods to learn how to fly; but, for me I think it offered the greatest opportunity for survival, opportunity to learn, and the biggest motivator to improve your evasion skills using terrain, target window, and mini radar. Granted I loved/ Love GAA so that's why I played it, it was the most entertaining to fly. Always something to do.


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Mackunaima #12 Posted 31 August 2016 - 06:26 PM

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Regarding the line, well IMHO the best for survivability and for dog fight too is the 109 German line.

 

American line problably you will suffer with guns, Machine guns on high tier is not very easy to handle properly to take enemies down fast. It is possible but not easy.

 

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View Postdityboycom, on 31 August 2016 - 06:25 PM, said:

evasion skills 

 

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View PostDrewthesteelman, on 31 August 2016 - 02:28 PM, said:

 

There are foxes and there are chickens. Don't be the chicken. 

 

Everyone enjoys something different, GouIdy enjoys kills, I enjoy stringing people a long making them look stupid for long periods of time.

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View Postdityboycom, on 31 August 2016 - 02:25 PM, said:

I started down the IL line, while simultaneously getting every other line in the game to T6, as T1-T5 took something like 10 games, and T5 - T6 took another 10 with X2's. When I got to the IL-10 I learned the basics of evasion, and by the time I was in the 40P, I garnered a reputation as one of the more difficult GAA's to kill ( if that's a thing, I was in Porkins land back then.)

 

Then one day Chemnut invited me to TS because we did a lot of 1v1's in T10, and said I should try something other than GAA, because I was really good at evasion. Since then I haven't really played GAA much if at all. That was right as 1.6 rolled out, and I never looked back.

 

Espressoforhammy says it's one of the more unorthodox methods to learn how to fly; but, for me I think it offered the greatest opportunity for survival, opportunity to learn, and the biggest motivator to improve your evasion skills using terrain, target window, and mini radar. Granted I loved/ Love GAA so that's why I played it, it was the most entertaining to fly. Always something to do.

 

I have not seen you fly the 40P but I have seen your vids flying the 40 and also checked your stats. Like I said last week, prob the best 40 pilot on this server. We should flight up double 40s and rek stuff. :playing:

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View Postdityboycom, on 31 August 2016 - 06:30 PM, said:

 

Everyone enjoys something different, GouIdy enjoys kills, I enjoy stringing people a long making them look stupid for long periods of time.

 

As long as that person you are trying to string along is stupid... lol

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View PostPorkins_Jr, on 31 August 2016 - 02:31 PM, said:

 

I have not seen you fly the 40P but I have seen your vids flying the 40 and also checked your stats. Like I said last week, prob the best 40 pilot on this server. We should flight up double 40s and rek stuff. :playing:

 

I killed a "top" pilot in a T-10 German GAA, and he was on my tail the entire time.

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View PostDrewthesteelman, on 31 August 2016 - 02:32 PM, said:

 

As long as that person you are trying to string along is stupid... lol

 

I would argue that they're not, but anyone still pressing battle unfortunately wears that title.

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View Postdityboycom, on 31 August 2016 - 06:35 PM, said:

 

I would argue that they're not, but anyone still pressing battle unfortunately wears that title.

 

I'm going to remind you of this when your battle count hits 10,000 

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View PostDrewthesteelman, on 31 August 2016 - 02:39 PM, said:

 

I'm going to remind you of this when your battle count hits 10,000 

 

I remind myself every time I update the game.




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