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Reitousair #101 Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:29 PM

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Alright, have had Mustang Mk.I and La-9RD guides up for about a week now, but got P-82B done today for those who have been waiting.

 

It's incredible how much equipment can change a plane, the P-82B is a perfect example of such. So much potential that can be utilized in quite a few ways.


Edited by Reitousair, 09 January 2020 - 11:29 PM.

I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

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hoom #102 Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:03 AM

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Well thats very interesting.

I haven't really been on the wrong side of one of them yet but the thought of 14* 0.50s buzz-sawing me is quite terrifying.

Hadn't really realised they're all concentrated in the middle like that, assumed some were on the outer wings, makes them even more scary.


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SpiritFoxMY #103 Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:15 AM

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View Posthoom, on 10 January 2020 - 06:03 PM, said:

Well thats very interesting.

I haven't really been on the wrong side of one of them yet but the thought of 14* 0.50s buzz-sawing me is quite terrifying.

Hadn't really realised they're all concentrated in the middle like that, assumed some were on the outer wings, makes them even more scary.

 

Don't let them get close. Personally out beyond 300m, the ballistics of the 50cals are bad enough that combined with wonky hitreg they will be hard pressed to get full dps on you. Within 300m, they evaporate everything in seconds. 

 

My own 2c. I haven't Specialized mine yet. 


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hoom #104 Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:53 AM

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 Don't let them get close. Personally out beyond 300m

 Like I said, I haven't really been on the wrong side yet :coin:

I didn't say it was just luck.


Edited by hoom, 10 January 2020 - 10:53 AM.

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Reitousair #105 Posted 24 February 2020 - 02:12 AM

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I haven't forgotten about this thread, there just hasn't really been much activity for me in terms of new acquisitions. That changed a couple days ago, made some poor decisions and ended up with the XF15C.

 

I have really taken a liking to the XF15C to the point I specialized it the day after I purchased it, and my US plane usage has now surpassed my Chinese plane usage.


I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

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I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

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trikke #106 Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:01 AM

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View PostReitousair, on 23 February 2020 - 09:12 PM, said:

I have really taken a liking to the XF15C to the point I specialized it the day after I purchased it, and my US plane usage has now surpassed my Chinese plane usage.


Ty, man.    I've just read and reread your f-15c review, I'm going to give it a try

 

i'm going to fly it like a lightweight heavy until it's specced, then the gloves will come off

 

cannot tell you how helpful your reviews are... our battle abilities are light-years apart, and your writing style is just as good

 

allow me to share the costs of future premium purchases, as a small token of our appreciation?


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Reitousair #107 Posted 24 February 2020 - 05:50 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 23 February 2020 - 08:01 PM, said:

 

your writing style is just as good

 

allow me to share the costs of future premium purchases, as a small token of our appreciation?

 

I'm still revising them on occasion because most of these reviews/guides are written when I'm half-asleep or sleep-deprived.

 

And no, almost all of the premiums I have left to buy are not readily available and thus cannot be purchased as gifts. That and I'd rather make purchases by myself, even if circumstances limit how much I can spend.


I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

Premium plane reviews can be found here. Special project equipment spreadsheet can be found here.


trikke #108 Posted 24 February 2020 - 09:38 PM

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well, I tried

 

think about it?


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Reitousair #109 Posted 09 March 2020 - 04:29 AM

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So I found this while on the premium shop:

 

So I got and specialized the XP-50 now, it's an interesting but ultimately forgettable plane. Definitely has some potential but, like, why not play pretty much any other tier 6 HF.


I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

Premium plane reviews can be found here. Special project equipment spreadsheet can be found here.


hoom #110 Posted 09 March 2020 - 07:00 AM

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 So I found this while on the premium shop:

 wth :trollface: Do they have automated player testimonials without a language filter?

 

No idea what its like to fly as a player but XP-50 bots tend to be more of a PITA than many other bots.


Edited by hoom, 09 March 2020 - 07:00 AM.

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SpiritFoxMY #111 Posted 09 March 2020 - 08:17 AM

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The mediocre acceleration, weak firepower and terrible HP caught me off guard when I flew it for the first and last time. I figured since Rei had managed to turn the XF15C - a plane I absolutely detested for its middling performance - into an absolute monster, I was extremely curious to see what he could do with a plane I considered even worse.

 

I never saw him score less than 10k PP in it for the entire Specialization run which he completed in just under two hours. 


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wylleEcoyote #112 Posted 09 March 2020 - 09:34 AM

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:ohmy:
Sooo what you're saying is it's not the plane that's bad. :unsure:
It's the players.:(


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Light Fighters:  Ar 68/80, Bf 109 B/E/F/G, Fw 159, He 51/112, Ho 229, Me 209 A/ 209 v4/ P.1092, Spit.V DB605
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P-23/36/C/39N-1/40, XP-31/55, Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1, , P-51A, XF15C

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44, P-47B, F11C-2, F4F/U-1, 
Ar 65, Fw 190 A-1/5/D, BV P.210, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J, XP-58P-82 B, Beaufighter,  Ao 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B/C-6/E, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

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SpiritFoxMY #113 Posted 09 March 2020 - 10:24 AM

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There's a definite skill floor to certain planes and a skill ceiling. A "bad plane" would be one where a player with otherwise identical skills would be at a statistical disadvantage if he was flying it.


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Bubba_Zanetti #114 Posted 09 March 2020 - 01:45 PM

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https://worldofwarpl...s/summer-wind/ 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/29783-summer-wind-event/#topmost

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/35196-trial-by-magus-triple-threat-xp-50/

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/44662-xp-50-5-kills-although-flew-this-plane-wrong/

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/44257-american-premium-plane-purchase-on-a-budget/

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/31489-thank-you-wg-for-my-grumman-xp-50-thank-you-thank-you/

 

 


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trikke #115 Posted 09 March 2020 - 03:52 PM

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ty for the xp-50 review.    one of my first premiums.    wanted it badly because it worked for me in WT

 

hated it, sold it, then got it in a crate, hated it again but mothballed it this time, to stop the cycle of violence

 

I just don't have the skills for it, but it's always beckoned to me.   "Come here, sailor"


What plane wouldn't be fun with two giant engines strapped to a little bitty body?

 

but just like in high school, I didn't have the skills


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Reitousair #116 Posted 10 March 2020 - 07:42 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 09 March 2020 - 01:17 AM, said:

The mediocre acceleration, weak firepower and terrible HP caught me off guard when I flew it for the first and last time. I figured since Rei had managed to turn the XF15C - a plane I absolutely detested for its middling performance - into an absolute monster, I was extremely curious to see what he could do with a plane I considered even worse.

 

I never saw him score less than 10k PP in it for the entire Specialization run which he completed in just under two hours. 

 

DON'T LET THE MEMES BE DREAMS

Unlike the XF15C however the XP-50 doesn't really feel like a really strong plane when kitted out, just a good one.

Also 10k average PP per sortie in XP-50 as of writing this, I don't think many people really understand how it flies compared to other HF's.

As for specialization HF's are exceptionally easy if you PTFO during your matches, so while yes two hours specialization sounds impressive, it's not quite as impressive when put into the context of a mid-tier HF.

 

View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 09 March 2020 - 03:24 AM, said:

There's a definite skill floor to certain planes and a skill ceiling. A "bad plane" would be one where a player with otherwise identical skills would be at a statistical disadvantage if he was flying it.

 

I'm pretty sparing with the term "bad plane" because I find most planes while perhaps limited, have some real power to them with a bit of practice (and equipment.) My usage has definitely become more sparing after I found out the Fw-252 can actually be pretty good and I generally called it a "bad plane."

 

View Posttrikke, on 09 March 2020 - 08:52 AM, said:

ty for the xp-50 review.    one of my first premiums.    wanted it badly because it worked for me in WT

 

 

I have the XP-50 in WT myself, pretty fun plane because it's so light with so much engine power. Only had a mild curiosity here because I've only heard it get completely and utterly trashed and the P-38J on paper seems like a better plane overall. 

While it's definitely not like its WT counterpart, I was somewhat surprised to see just how differently the XP-50 plays compared to the P-38J despite having pretty similar speed/maneuverability stats.

XF5F when?

 


I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

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Dapprman #117 Posted 10 March 2020 - 07:23 PM

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Just taken mine out in two battles - ordinary gear and no skills on the pilot - I like it.  Only problem is I find it is too fast and I'm struggling to slow it down enough (plus I've just been in a battle with a purple P-38J which was just kill steeling - very frustrating).,
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Reitousair #118 Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:59 AM

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It's been a while since I've gotten a new premium plane, however over the weekend I finally got the final missing plane out of the unique supply crates; the Yak-3RD.

 

I'm honestly quite impressed with it, has some real potential to be a force of nature if not countered and due to the nature of random battles it's often hard to deal with them unless a bot is there to help out. While I don't see it as a plane I frequently fly due to it strictly being a tier 7 plane with too little DPS to effectively handle tier 8, it's an incredible tier 7 plane with just barely enough damage output to prevent it from being the tier 7 equivalent to the He-100 D.

 

I feel like while it's easy to get the hang of it, the skill ceiling is extraordinarily high, possibly one of the highest in the game.

 

Also I'm considering some potential changes to my review/guide things: 

Splitting "Recommended Skill Level" into "Skill Floor" and "Skill Ceiling."

Possibly make dedicated counterplay sections for certain premium planes (whether that be they're common, strong, hard to fight against, etc.)

 

Not totally sure if these are good ideas, so figured I'd make note of these here and perhaps people can say whether or not they would like them.


Edited by Reitousair, 08 April 2020 - 08:03 AM.

I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

Premium plane reviews can be found here. Special project equipment spreadsheet can be found here.


Bubba_Zanetti #119 Posted 08 April 2020 - 12:30 PM

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I played it twice 2.duh.  It was fun in 1.x.  Rockets always are, like the 302 and the I-15bis.  That little burst of acceleration.  Have fun with the bots!

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View PostReitousair, on 08 April 2020 - 07:59 AM, said:

It's been a while since I've gotten a new premium plane, however over the weekend I finally got the final missing plane out of the unique supply crates; the Yak-3RD.

 

I'm honestly quite impressed with it, has some real potential to be a force of nature if not countered and due to the nature of random battles it's often hard to deal with them unless a bot is there to help out. While I don't see it as a plane I frequently fly due to it strictly being a tier 7 plane with too little DPS to effectively handle tier 8, it's an incredible tier 7 plane with just barely enough damage output to prevent it from being the tier 7 equivalent to the He-100 D.

 

I feel like while it's easy to get the hang of it, the skill ceiling is extraordinarily high, possibly one of the highest in the game.

 

Also I'm considering some potential changes to my review/guide things: 

Splitting "Recommended Skill Level" into "Skill Floor" and "Skill Ceiling."

Possibly make dedicated counterplay sections for certain premium planes (whether that be they're common, strong, hard to fight against, etc.)

 

Not totally sure if these are good ideas, so figured I'd make note of these here and perhaps people can say whether or not they would like them.


My big gripe about most T7 aircraft is how poorly they do when bottom tier.  And because so many people fly T8, T7 planes are bottom tier A LOT.  I love flying the Dora and the Typhoon.  But both of those guys are relegated to role-playing when T8 planes are in the air.  The B-32 can just stomp the whole battlefield - until you get a bunch of T8 HFs flying around.  About the only plane I think holds it's own against T8 planes is the Tu-1.  That plane is just stupid, LOL.

I agree that the -3RD is ridiculously fun.  I'm not sure if, with that single cannon, it can be a hard-carry plane, but you can sure do stuff in it that makes other humans pull their hair out.  I would love to see what you think about how to make it do stuff to make it a hard-carry plane - if only because it takes forever to shoot stuff down, and you can't really counter bombers well with that tiny, single gun.

I will say this - I love to fly the He-100.  Surprising the heck out of everyone who is not flying a Me-209V4 - LOL.






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