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trikke #441 Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

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ah...  from your second floor master, looking out your Rear Window

 

how do you get any sleep... what with all of the engine noise, and your wife who looks just like a young Grace Kelly


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Quesnel #442 Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 27 February 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

ah...  from your second floor master, looking out your Rear Window

 

how do you get any sleep... what with all of the engine noise, and your wife who looks just like a young Grace Kelly

 

I am impressed, not many these days are versed in the classics!


trikke #443 Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

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View PostQuesnel, on 27 February 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

 

I am impressed, not many these days are versed in the classics!

 

no...  you sir are impressive, finding the perfect gif

 

if i have to, i will send Raymond Burr to Canada to get you to confess how you got those pics...   or how you made those pics

 

either way...  great scoop!


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View PostQuesnel, on 27 February 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

 

I am impressed, not many these days are versed in the classics!

 


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Quesnel #445 Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:58 PM

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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 27 February 2018 - 08:30 PM, said:

 

 

That made it to my list of considerations, but the original won out.

 

 

Although things didn't go according to my original plan, another perspective presented itself.
 
I just happen to be browsing the World of Warplanes NA forums when I noticed an announcement of a pending Live Stream had been posted. A quick read told me about the player's intent on showcasing the two new premium aircraft that are planned to be introduced in the 2.0.4 Update, later today.
 
I wasted no time in logging into the Stream and loaded up my game client, with the hopes of facing that player in battle, a possible opportunity to test one of these new planes versus everything I have learned and practiced with one of my personal ingame (and real life) favorites.
 
However, that didn't come to pass.
 
Instead, I became a support player for the Star of this Stream, fighting my own battles and reinforcing the futility of a previously made discovery....
 


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View PostQuesnel, on 27 February 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

 and reinforcing the futility of a previously made discovery....

 

ok, i give up...  what was the discovery?

 

such a beautiful plane you flew, and tons of quick kills...  good job!     

 

same for BTed in an unfamiliar plane, and especially El Mulo in a tough, unforgiving plane (that i also enjoy, but cannot fly well... yet)


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View Posttrikke, on 28 February 2018 - 01:57 PM, said:

 

ok, i give up...  what was the discovery?

 

Using a Fighter to try and flip a ground target.

 

 

Off to a not-so-good-start.

 

So, I woke up this morning and attempted to update the client to 2.0.4. Tapping a few keys and walking away should have started a short, automated process, right? Well, the download stalled twice, but a restarted system cured that. It finally unpacked and all the files found where they were supposed to go, replacing old, unnecessary ones and one that shouldn't have been touched, my settings preferences.

 

Needless to say, I loaded the game up and had to put in my login information, then proceeded to adjust the screen resolution, the sound levels and I haven't even looked at my controls yet!

 

Grrr.

 

However, there was one plane I wanted to have a quick look at that I wasn't given the opportunity before hand (not even a screenshot of it with the others on the 2.0.4 preview on the portal). Okay, not really the plane, but a paint scheme labeled "Canada" for the tier V Grumman F4F Wildcat. I suppose it looks okay, if there was ever a RedBull Racing event added to the game?


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View PostQuesnel, on 28 February 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

 

Using a Fighter to try and flip a ground target.

 

Off to a not-so-good-start.

 

So, I woke up this morning and attempted to update the client to 2.0.4. Tapping a few keys and walking away should have started a short, automated process, right? Well, the download stalled twice, but a restarted system cured that. It finally unpacked and all the files found where they were supposed to go, replacing old, unnecessary ones and one that shouldn't have been touched, my settings preferences.

 

Needless to say, I loaded the game up and had to put in my login information, then proceeded to adjust the screen resolution, the sound levels and I haven't even looked at my controls yet!

 

Grrr.

 

However, there was one plane I wanted to have a quick look at that I wasn't given the opportunity before hand (not even a screenshot of it with the others on the 2.0.4 preview on the portal). Okay, not really the plane, but a paint scheme labeled "Canada" for the tier V Grumman F4F Wildcat. I suppose it looks okay, if there was ever a RedBull Racing event added to the game?

 

My keybindings were left untouched. I have not changed the sensitivity or the advanced control settings, though. I did a quick match last night to see how the bots behave. They seem to max out at "2 chasing any given target at a time", though I was unable to see how they reacted to a nearby bombing run as they were too spread out to even notice the bombers coming for them. They're also still nigh-impossible to bombkill :sceptic:


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trikke #449 Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

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View PostQuesnel, on 28 February 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

 but a paint scheme labeled "Canada" for the tier V Grumman F4F Wildcat. I suppose it looks okay, if there was ever a RedBull Racing event added to the game?

 

no, it doesn't look okay at all         looks like a barnstormer flew into town and wants to take your gf up for a 'quick look around'

 

you guys kinda got robbed in the looks department      too mean?


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View PostLMG, on 28 February 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

 

My keybindings were left untouched.

 

Looks mine were left alone too (whew).

 

View Posttrikke, on 28 February 2018 - 05:03 PM, said:

 

no, it doesn't look okay at all         looks like a barnstormer flew into town and wants to take your gf up for a 'quick look around'

 

you guys kinda got robbed in the looks department      too mean?

 

Well, they did get the period correct roundels right, so I will give them credit for that.

 

 

The 2.0.4 patch-notes call it Lighthouse, the game client calls it Albion. Here is a tour and some thoughts of that map....

 



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View Posttrikke, on 28 February 2018 - 12:03 PM, said:

 

no, it doesn't look okay at all         looks like a barnstormer flew into town and wants to take your gf up for a 'quick look around'

 

you guys kinda got robbed in the looks department      too mean?

 

View PostQuesnel, on 28 February 2018 - 12:29 PM, said:

 

Looks mine were left alone too (whew).

 

 

Well, they did get the period correct roundels right, so I will give them credit for that.

 

 

 

The 2.0.4 patch-notes call it Lighthouse, the game client calls it Albion. Here is a tour and some thoughts of that map....

 

 

 

There is that Avro Arrow skin kicking around... not period correct, or even plane correct... but pretty sweet in the looks department.

 


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Great video Q! Good showcase of the different areas of the map! 


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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 28 February 2018 - 05:49 PM, said:

 

 

There is that Avro Arrow skin kicking around... not period correct, or even plane correct... but pretty sweet in the looks department.

 

 

I have seen it (as a work in progress and the finished product) and I think it looked fantastic. As for a "Canadian" plane in WOWP, I have made a few suggestions (on and off the forums) and pretty much given up. Hawkeyededic has created some great skins to fill the void for my needs.

 

View PostGhostPrime, on 28 February 2018 - 05:53 PM, said:

Great video Q! Good showcase of the different areas of the map! 

 

Thanks Ghost!



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View PostQuesnel, on 28 February 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

 

I have seen it (as a work in progress and the finished product) and I think it looked fantastic. As for a "Canadian" plane in WOWP, I have made a few suggestions (on and off the forums) and pretty much given up. Hawkeyededic has created some great skins to fill the void for my needs.

 

 

Thanks Ghost!

 

Yep I got Hawkeyes installed for all of his Canadian tributes.  The P51 is my favorite look,  but I like the spitfire because of the history and plane.

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My journey through the tier VI Hawker Tornado is complete.

 

Although I waited a very, very long time for the Hawker line, even this short, three plane addition to come to the game, it was worth it for me. Sadly, it has also whetted my appetite for more (Typhoons, Tempests, Sea Furys, Hunters, just to name a few) which I hope will come in future updates (like near future, not years down the road). Although I didn't win every battle I flew in these iconic aircraft, the experience of just flying them, even in the virtual environment of this game and their designed limitations, was rewarding in ways the some folks might have a hard time understanding.

 

To that end, here is the final flight of my Tornado, until it's needed again....

 



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Is the video not playing properly for anyone else? Audio seems fine, but the video itself freezes :amazed:


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View PostLMG, on 28 February 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

Is the video not playing properly for anyone else? Audio seems fine, but the video itself freezes :amazed:

 

Hmmm....I don't know LMG, I just ran it through all three of my browsers (Microsoft Edge, Explorer and Firefox) and Chrome on my phone, played good for me.


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ran perfectly for me
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Still bugged for me. Other videos run fine :(


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View PostLMG, on 28 February 2018 - 09:10 PM, said:

Still bugged for me. Other videos run fine :(

 

Try clicking on the Wild Blue link in my signature, try viewing it from there?





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