Seriously, too many people think that flying a GA just means shooting ground targets until the rest of the team either wins, or they lose, leaving you the last plane to die as you blindly continue to bang away at worthless ground targets. Oh, the futility of it all.
The job of a "good" GA pilot is to watch the flow of the battle, keep an eye the supremacy meter, and reset the clock as necessary. This is done by either hitting GTs, or planes. Planes are by and large, more valuable as targets than GTs. Only the most heavily fortified installation or battleship is worth more towards supremacy than an enemy GA or heavy fighter.
Your job is NOT to clear ground targets, but to manage the clock (supremacy timer).
Picture a 10v10 battle, where suddenly your team is down 7 to 3....with just a lone fighter, a bot GA, and you in your GA.
How many times have you seen the GAs just continue to bang away at yellow squares while the fighter faces down 5 opponents?
Even when it's just the two GAs remaining, they simply continue to bang away at now worthless targets, trying to scratch out a few more pieces of silver coinage
Watch the following video carefully. The first half is just simple window licking, shooting at Tier 4 GTs with Tier 3 MGs, trying to reset the supremacy meter as necessary.
However, when the situation reaches the point I just described above, it's time to start thinking of the team as a whole, peel your tongue off the glass, look up from the ground, and press the attack.
No medals....no glory....just an example of how grab victory from the jaws of defeat.
Serious shout out to seahawk36 [VULCN] here.
All alone against 5 enemy planes in his I-16, he stayed alive long enough for my BSh-1 to get there and distract the enemy enough for him to switch from being purely defensive, and turn the battle around for the win.
Teamwork is OP....'nuff said.
Edited by _Warchylde_, 22 March 2017 - 11:10 PM.