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NovaTempest #1 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:01 AM

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Another thing that makes me raise a brow at this game... allow me to explain with an example:


Let us say you are in the middle of a match, it doesn't really matter what plane you are in, but lets use a tier 5 as an example. The nearest enemy aircraft, let alone neutral aircraft, is over 1.5K meters away. All of the sudden, out of nowhere, you hear that familiar patter of a bullet hitting your plane, straight out of nowhere. You look around, there's nobody around you, no friendly shooting you, no enemy on your 6, nothing. And all you have to show for it is an annoying 1 hitpoint stripped from your plane's HP.


I have had this happen to me way too many a Time, it's even happened with my bomber at rather high altitudes, 1000+ meters. So does anybody know WHAT the source of these things are? Or is this just another odd bug in the game that needs to get the patching mallet?



BuffaloTime #2 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:05 AM

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AA fire.

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Cenotaph #3 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:07 AM

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And it seems like 50% of the time, these phantom rounds cause crits... right before you -actually- get into range of combat, severely reducing your effectiveness, for no apparent reason.

 

 

View PostBuffaloTime, on 11 April 2018 - 05:05 PM, said:

AA fire.

 

 No, it's not AA fire, this can happen in the middle of nowhere... and it's not a spray, it is literally a single bullet.

Edited by Cenotaph, 12 April 2018 - 01:08 AM.

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SpiritFoxMY #4 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:22 AM

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For me it usually happens shortly after respawn

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HANNIBAL_LECTER_1 #5 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:33 AM

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it´s a bug. It happens to me all the time and it's very annoying when you're trying to recover HP and you get these random hits.

hoom #6 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:41 AM

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I mostly assume its random shots from far off failing to be range-killed by the game & travelling far across the map, though it seems to happen more frequently than could be reasonably expected for purely random shots.

 

Whether its a glitch or not I rationalise it as some soldier on the ground taking a golden pop-shot with their rifle.


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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #7 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:42 AM

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it's that redneck meth head with his 30-06 landing lead

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


cobra_marksman #8 Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:50 AM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 11 April 2018 - 08:42 PM, said:

it's that redneck meth head with his 30-06 landing lead

 

​Yea...what he said...lol :playing:

 



Colddawg #9 Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:22 AM

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He's talking about "Ghost Bullets."  The random 1-5 HP loss you take accompanied with the bullet hit sound when you just spawned in and aren't near any enemy guns/cannons.

Keep your head on the swivel.


wscarter007 #10 Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:33 AM

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I'm glad I'm not the only one to experience this  Here I was thinking I was losing my mind. :P



lunber54 #11 Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:44 AM

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I have also experienced this, but it tends to happen to me when I am travelling as fast as I can to approach a target.  Although it has happened on a normal flight without boosting.  To me I think of it as a warzone and no matter where you are on the battlefield something is most likely shooting at you.  Luckily they don't kill you, but I do see it as a bug.  Coming from what, I don't know.

NovaTempest #12 Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:46 AM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 12 April 2018 - 01:42 AM, said:

it's that redneck meth head with his 30-06 landing lead

 

Maybe its a soviet infantryman that got lucky...? :P

 

EDIT: I mean...


Edited by NovaTempest, 12 April 2018 - 02:47 AM.


Martymart1976 #13 Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:12 AM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 11 April 2018 - 08:42 PM, said:

it's that redneck meth head with his 30-06 landing lead

 

The dude from Flight of the Intruder who shoots the dude in the A6..

SgtSchlautter #14 Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:57 AM

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I hear u. I've seen it happen all the time as well. No idea why. must be a bug. And no, it isn't AA fire as it can happen literally anywhere on the map

Cenotaph #15 Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:25 AM

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It always seems to happen at the worst time too... like interrupting a heal cycle at an Airfield, or back from low hp in general.

 

Or criting a pilot / engine / wing... about 3-5 seconds before you engage an enemy.

 

Almost seems like it's intentionally designed to artificially reduce your combat effectiveness... if you're into tinfoil.


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Reitousair #16 Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:34 AM

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Mmm, ghost bullets as me and a bunch of friends like to call them. Very strange bug for sure and one that needs to be fixed.

 

To my understanding, it seems to only happen when somebody leaves combat, like zooming away from enemies or respawning. The server randomly applies a tiny bit of damage to you for whatever reason, halting all health regeneration and it comes with a chance to do a critical hit (I have yet to see it set somebody ablaze.) However this is only theory and from my experience, either way it's an annoying but that needs to be squashed.



Wombatmetal #17 Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:43 AM

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I think it was me. We were grillin, things got a bit rowdy, and we shot some guns off. Sorry

pyantoryng #18 Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:22 AM

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That's when space and time conspire against you...

WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
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poisonousblood #19 Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:01 AM

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This happens everytime when you successfully captured a base and you have almost full HP. Then all of a sudden, 10% of the HP out of nowhere just goes away!

MacDaddyMatty #20 Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

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I will often re-spawn with "stall warning", which is carry over from the previous destruction.

Possible that some of the bullets follow you into respawn, like debris being dragged with you through a wormhole?


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