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LeastWeasel #21 Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:01 PM

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Also, good games last night, Prenzlau. I think we did a few vs & allied.

Ysterpyp #22 Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:13 PM

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Yes its fun , esp in a seal club division :hiding: , and if your ping is high, its easier to shoot slower planes.

 


Lt_Haruhi_Suzumiya #23 Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:24 PM

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Playing Tier 1~3..

 

For overall skill growth - Meh,  It don't affect to overall skill growth.  but it will help to have little bit better TnB experiences and learn basic of it.

For playing biplanes and feels like bit of WW1 - it works fine.

 

For Padding worthless stats and feels happy with it - It works great.  but if you have good enough skill,  it works better if you plays on high tier match.

For Killing newbies and killing the game - It works greats too. Thanks sealclubber, you are making hole on respirator pipe. 

 

Well, if my memories are correct, I think my skills increased drastically when i played P-51A and 109F/G with gunpack kicked my butts on 3:3 matches,  and at 1.9, when bots finally let me do some target practice.  Low tier fight didn't.


Edited by Lt_Haruhi_Suzumiya, 13 April 2018 - 06:27 PM.

I guess, This pilot is worst teammate when you are on match, *Facepalm

 

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poppavein #24 Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:43 PM

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View PostSheeple_Slayer, on 13 April 2018 - 06:53 AM, said:

That's how these "ace" players here inflate their WR, by beating the sh..t out of tier 2-3 bots and new players. Then, they come and show us how "good" they are, how they "master" the game. Pathetic!

 

This is why we need downvotes back. 

 

Apparently he isn’t aware that daily missions require low tier battles. 



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View PostLeastWeasel, on 13 April 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

Also, good games last night, Prenzlau. I think we did a few vs & allied.

 

Thanks! I don't play bad games unless my plane is flying without me! 

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Yes. It is less stressful. The less stress, the better you play.

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View PostPrenzlau, on 13 April 2018 - 09:48 AM, said:

Does playing a large amount of sorties at the three bottom tiers (I,II,III) make a player into a better and more skilled pilot?

 

I thought I would poise this question to the community, since the debate goes on concerning "seal clubbing". The spirit of this question is not totally about "seal clubbing". I would appreciate opinions and feedback on whether players think levels of competition are main determining factors in skill development or if they have a different opinion. It seems logical and reasonable to me that competing in the higher tiers is simply a better learning experience than hundreds or thousands of sorties in the lower tiers? 

 

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I plane Tier 3 some every day, in my Blenheim.  In that case i think it does help make me a better bomber pilot, and i am not exploiting new players.  I am also building up that Blenheim pilot for when they put up some new British bombers, and you need to play some lower tiers to get daily missions completed.  So in some instances it does make sense to play lower tiers.  



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View Postcomtedumas, on 13 April 2018 - 07:21 PM, said:

I plane Tier 3 some every day, in my Blenheim.  In that case i think it does help make me a better bomber pilot, and i am not exploiting new players.  I am also building up that Blenheim pilot for when they put up some new British bombers, and you need to play some lower tiers to get daily missions completed.  So in some instances it does make sense to play lower tiers.  

 

I guess I should revive my Fw57.  Then I actually have a chance at knocking down a bomber. @ T3.

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View Postcomtedumas, on 13 April 2018 - 07:21 PM, said:

I plane Tier 3 some every day, in my Blenheim.  In that case i think it does help make me a better bomber pilot, and i am not exploiting new players.  I am also building up that Blenheim pilot for when they put up some new British bombers, and you need to play some lower tiers to get daily missions completed.  So in some instances it does make sense to play lower tiers.  

 

Thanks. I think if you bring the Blenheim tier III bomber into this, we would be talking about apples vs. oranges. If the Blenheim is a "clubber" its a "game clubber" at tier III and I'm not sure if that makes it worse or better. In the Blenheim you don't beat up on individuals in the sense that another plane would target and destroy another plane (and yes I know Blenheim's can shoot), you just destroy ground targets and take caps (for the most part). There is a short list of planes that can touch the Blenheim at higher alts, so the Blenheim pilot goes about their business sometimes seemingly separate from the battle down below. (That's why it is so relaxing! As he sips his iced tea.) I cannot extrapolate what most of us define as "seal clubbing" to the Blenheim. I mean you have to fly that bomber if you own it and bombing is something you do. 

So I proclaim the Blenheim as innocent and it should not be burned at the stake.

 

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tbh, the t3 blenny bomber is surprisingly OP

Martymart1976 #31 Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

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I personally only go down to tier 2 and 3 to fly my low tier premiums.  I start with a tier 2 warm up game and then go up from there.  If I am in a flight with a new player, I will fly down at tier 2 to show him the ropes.  I have had some pretty good duels low tier.  Financially, compared to a tier 5 and above game, its not worth playing low tiers, the payout is paltry.

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I like tiers 1-3 for daily completion , and seal clubber hunting . Makes it hard to club when fighting for your life . It's all good sport , and winging for the new guys is a lesson given . :coin:

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View PostMartymart1976, on 13 April 2018 - 03:57 PM, said:

  I start with a tier 2 warm up game and then go up from there.  If I am in a flight with a new player, I will fly down at tier 2 to show him the ropes.  I have had some pretty good duels low tier.  Financially, compared to a tier 5 and above game, its not worth playing low tiers, the payout is paltry.

 

i fly T2-3 first battle every day... it's really the only way to check my sketchy ping and packet situation for that particular day

 

i'll admit it's tons of fun to clown around down there, but i keep an eye on the tab key pilot roster and i'll kill only bots until one of the red humans hits 5k CP

 

edit:   the T3 blennie is a fun OP plane, in the right hands...  just not my hands 

 

 


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View PostRico_CotC_, on 13 April 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

 

I guess I should revive my Fw57.  Then I actually have a chance at knocking down a bomber. @ T3.

 

better learn how to climb it.  :)

comtedumas #35 Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:06 AM

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View PostFIight, on 13 April 2018 - 03:24 PM, said:

tbh, the t3 blenny bomber is surprisingly OP

 

yeah, 20 second reload is almost too fast....not that I am complaining...

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View Postpoppavein, on 13 April 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

 

This is why we need downvotes back. 

 

Apparently he isn’t aware that daily missions require low tier battles. 

You are a very rude and bad person. No soup for you!



Sheeple_Slayer #37 Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:28 AM

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View Postcomtedumas, on 14 April 2018 - 12:06 AM, said:

 

yeah, 20 second reload is almost too fast....not that I am complaining...

This is what I call a status inflation plane. I sold mine because it was so boring to play it. Not even a drop of challenge in that plane. Just climb at 3000 where no plane can climb at that tier and sh.t bombs on buildings? Where is the fun, where is the challenge?



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Playing low tiers excessively gets you good at low tiers. 

Krumhorn #39 Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:09 AM

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You can learn things at lower tiers and try out various airplane classes.  Some people play only at low tiers. Go to the hall of fame and look through the top 10 or 15 players and look at their stats, esp. the planes they play.  There are several that have thousands of games at tier 1 or 2 and that is why their win rates are so high.

HazeGrayUnderway #40 Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:23 AM

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No.  Low tiers does not teach you anything.

 

Everybody is a nimble dog fighter, you're not dealing with the disparate aircraft types, flying styles of later tiers.  Not to mention the players you do come across there can be massacred easily.

 

If anything, low tier aircraft lull the player into thinking the rest of these planes are going to be agile dogfighters in later tiers.  That isn't the case at all.






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