Hi all! New player here (600 battles) and I need help with a not so obvious question (for me): how do you pick the 1st target into a fight?
I play mostly Tier I-IV and I notice that a good portion of players on my team simply don't climb when battle starts. When I play fighters I try to climb till my altimeter hits dark green (wihile keeping speed in the bright green). Very occasionally I notice 1-2 teammates at the same altitude (or higher) as myself.
The problem is that once the 1st enemy plane is spotted (usually a GAA), half of my team dive into it and very few of us are left to face with the rest of enemies, and I face a dilemma: if I dive to chase the next few planes showing up, the rest of his team will jump me; while if I choose to maintain altitude (since I know there's more behind the first few planes), someone below turn to shoot me while his teammates at high altitude sandwich me head-on. Either scenario I have to dance with 4-5 enemies and I don't have the skills to come out alive yet. When that happens I opt to drag them to sea level before I die and hope it gives my teammates some sort of advantage, but it almost always ends in defeat.
I find that if I turn around when the 1st high altitude plane is spotted (unless they all dive first), I'll have a easier time shooting them from behind, but the game will rely on how long my teammates at low altitude can hold out (either team melt-down or already no enemies left). The win rate is similar to the scenario where I dive at the 1st low altitude target and leave my ceiling open to attack.
Was I wrong to climb? So how do you choose the 1st target in a random game? Thanks in advance!
P.S. How do I distinguish who's bot?