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crzyhawk #1 Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:58 AM

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How does this work?  Sometimes when the airfield has the wrench emblem it triggers the heal, sometimes not.  I'm assuming I'm not doing something right, but I don't know what that might be.

vcharng #2 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:03 AM

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From my experience:

1. Don't shoot and don't get hit in 5 seconds

2. Don't fly above 500m

3. Don't have an enemy close to you

4. Make sure you have a repair shop present (it could be destroyed)

5. It repairs one plane at a time, so it could be repairing someone else.



crzyhawk #3 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:06 AM

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I think it's the above 500 meters thing that's getting me.  Thanks!

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hoom #4 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:39 AM

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Its 750m radius.

Can't remember where I saw that but I've experimented a bit with height & that seems to be about the number, probably a 750m radius, 750m high cylinder centred on the building on the ground.

 

Won't repair if the building has been blown up. (apparently no cap points for killing it but doing so can help your team by denying the repair)

If it was live when a cap flips it'll repair for new side immediately, if destroyed you have to wait for the countdown before building respawns.

Only repairs one plane at a time, you'll see the wrench go red if too many in the area (should really repair one then switch to next but seems to refuse to repair all)


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Mercsn #5 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:43 AM

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View Postvcharng, on 08 January 2018 - 08:03 PM, said:

From my experience:

1. Don't shoot and don't get hit in 5 seconds

2. Don't fly above 500m

3. Don't have an enemy close to you

4. Make sure you have a repair shop present (it could be destroyed)

5. It repairs one plane at a time, so it could be repairing someone else.

 

To clarify #5, not only does it repair one plane at a time, it will ONLY repair one plane at a time and ONLY if there is only ONE plane in the little circle designating the repairs zone.  Which is a pain when you have "player bots" circling the stupid area trying to repair and just bugging the whole thing out.

 


 

With regards to the other points, I think the repair zones are seriously buggy and somewhat hit or miss.  I've had enemies right above me in the zone and been able to dive in and get repaired, so distance to enemy may or may not be a thing.  I've had repairs while under fire or while shooting enemies in a zone I've been defending (but didn't time hits vs repairs) so this may or may not be a thing.


 

The biggies seem to be if the repair building is actually not destroyed (it's the building group surrounding the actual wrench icon on the ground, you can see the location if you're low enough) and if only one plane is in the zone at a time.


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LMG #6 Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:12 AM

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View PostMercsn, on 08 January 2018 - 09:43 PM, said:

To clarify #5, not only does it repair one plane at a time, it will ONLY repair one plane at a time and ONLY if there is only ONE plane in the little circle designating the repairs zone.  Which is a pain when you have "player bots" circling the stupid area trying to repair and just bugging the whole thing out.

 

Lately it seems to have been working fine for me. It might take a while for it to finish repairing everyone, but at some point it should jump to you. Aside of that, I've found the "no enemies nearby" to be very forgiving, as I have repaired while some fighters were duking it within the limits of the sector :amazed:


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Wombatmetal #7 Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:25 AM

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View PostLMG, on 08 January 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

 

Lately it seems to have been working fine for me. It might take a while for it to finish repairing everyone, but at some point it should jump to you. Aside of that, I've found the "no enemies nearby" to be very forgiving, as I have repaired while some fighters were duking it within the limits of the sector :amazed:

 

I think this was adjusted in the last patch. Seems to be working much better now. 

 

And fly over the repair facility to trigger it



Colddawg #8 Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

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View Postvcharng, on 08 January 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

From my experience:

1. Don't shoot and don't get hit in 5 seconds

2. Don't fly above 500m

3. Don't have an enemy close to you

4. Make sure you have a repair shop present (it could be destroyed)

5. It repairs one plane at a time, so it could be repairing someone else.

 

Since the most recent patch it will repair multiple planes at once.

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trikke #9 Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

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View PostColddawg, on 09 January 2018 - 10:07 AM, said:

 

Since the most recent patch it will repair multiple planes at once.

 

oh, nice!   

 

i still see the red wrench periodically, but who knows what the heck is causing that, at this point


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pyantoryng #10 Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:51 PM

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Bots can now use them too...but I dunno if they can only do it by coincidence...

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hoom #11 Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:32 AM

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Block Quote

 Since the most recent patch it will repair multiple planes at once.

 I think its doing one at a time sequentially.

So you still may get red wrench sometimes but don't need to run out of the area to break the block anymore.


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CruzANDBruz #12 Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:14 AM

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I find I get repaired about 50% of the time and haven't had a clue whether I will or won't get repaired. Haven't been paying attention to altitude though. Maybe that was it.

LMG #13 Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:19 AM

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View PostCruzANDBruz, on 12 January 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

I find I get repaired about 50% of the time and haven't had a clue whether I will or won't get repaired. Haven't been paying attention to altitude though. Maybe that was it.

 

I can confirm it won't repair you if you're too high up. You don't even get the wrench to show up


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compugeek5150 #14 Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

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can planes with fixed landing gear.....land?  touchdown and chillout waiting for repair :)

 



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View Postcompugeek5150, on 14 January 2018 - 10:04 AM, said:

can planes with fixed landing gear.....land?  touchdown and chillout waiting for repair :)

 

 

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poppavein #16 Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

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View PostLMG, on 12 January 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

 

I can confirm it won't repair you if you're too high up. You don't even get the wrench to show up

 

For bombers too?  ugh.

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View Postpoppavein, on 17 January 2018 - 02:36 PM, said:

For bombers too?  ugh.

 

Haven't tried bombers, so I have no idea. Can anyone confirm this?


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pyantoryng #18 Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

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View PostLMG, on 17 January 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

 

Haven't tried bombers, so I have no idea. Can anyone confirm this?

 

Bombers indeed can get repaired...once I got pretty beat up after a few bombing runs in my RB-17 so I decided to make a descend on the way to airbase, I literally went 800kph on the way down from 4000 to 500 meters or so to get repaired to full, then I ascended again...

 

...I don't think it's very practical outside of the RB-17 that has the tremendous thrust to get it back up though...unless you plan to go ham with your epic "defensive" guns. You do need to descend to repair, after all.



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View Postpyantoryng, on 18 January 2018 - 10:14 AM, said:

...I don't think it's very practical outside of the RB-17 that has the tremendous thrust to get it back up though...unless you plan to go ham with your epic "defensive" guns. You do need to descend to repair, after all.

 

I've done it in the 17z and 217M. Mostly because I had a heavy on my tail and dove all the way through a deathball to scrape them off. It's useful then


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trikke #20 Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 18 January 2018 - 05:50 AM, said:

I've done it in the 17z and 217M. Mostly because I had a heavy on my tail and dove all the way through a deathball to scrape them off. It's useful then

 

omg, what a great idea!  ty!   how do you come up with these ideas!

 

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