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Yeah, the Gobling is boring. Terrible plane, nobody would ever want to buy this thing

XF-85 Goblin

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CorvusCorvax #1 Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

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Just flying around.  When a target presented itself, hit the guns.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

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CorvusCorvax #2 Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:48 PM

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cobra_kai.jpgOh, another plane you would NEVER want to fly, ever:  The Airacobra.  Can't get out of its own way.

The_Wild_Weasel #3 Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

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nice job! ...I need some wins in mine like that ....

CorvusCorvax #4 Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:22 PM

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View PostThe_Wild_Weasel, on 10 May 2018 - 10:17 PM, said:

nice job! ...I need some wins in mine like that ....

 

Seriously, I just flew around.  The targets presented themselves, as if on a platter.

 

I expended no effort in this victory, seriously.



Blucraft #5 Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

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Nice!...but, your're going to get the "OP" chorus started again :trollface:.

 

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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #6 Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:33 AM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 10 May 2018 - 05:22 PM, said:

 

Seriously, I just flew around.  The targets presented themselves, as if on a platter.

 

I expended no effort in this victory, seriously.

 

Rico... gift me one

I spent all my money on beer...

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JK... Don't, I would not use it enough...

 

 


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.


Worland #7 Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:36 AM

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Wow. Nice one.

CorvusCorvax #8 Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

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View PostBlucraft, on 10 May 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

Nice!...but, your're going to get the "OP" chorus started again :trollface:.

 

-Blu

 

Probably.  Have you ever had one of those battles where you could do NOTHING right?  Picked the wrong plane to try and kill.  Picked the wrong objective to capture.  On respawn, pick the wrong place to defend.  Chose the wrong attacker to kill - (GAA vs. bomber).  I have had those games.  Many of them, in fact.

 

But every now and then, one of these gems occurs.  Both of these battles were battles that during the entire time I was flying, the target fell under my pipper with less than a third health, or at stall speed out of boost, or outside of its performance envelope (a human GAA pilot at 1200m?  Come on, man, you do not stand a chance against a P39 with a 37mm gun).  In fact, they were so noteworthy, I had to take a screenshot.  The ones where I *am* the human potato don't get screenshots.  :)

 

The Gobling is not an aircraft that rewards snap shots.  You have to be deliberate, and tail-ride your opponent, sometimes for 15-30 seconds.  I had an FJ-1 the other day evade my bullets for over a minute - I swear, I expended 20 sortie's worth of ammunition bringing that one plane down.  And you can't be a moron and tail-ride an RB-17, or you will be respawning.  Even a bot RB-17 will smoke you if you try and just trail it to shoot it down.

 

In any case, for every battle that comes out like this, I have at least two where I'm an idiot, and five where I'm merely there, participating in the battle.



CorvusCorvax #9 Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 11 May 2018 - 12:33 AM, said:

 

Rico... gift me one

I spent all my money on beer...

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JK... Don't, I would not use it enough...

 

 

 

It is a ton of fun.  I get why Quesnel likes the turny birds, and this little guy turns like crazy.  And boost?  You want to get away, save your boost.  This thing will gain speed going nearly straight up.

clodhoppr #10 Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:11 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 11 May 2018 - 02:27 PM, said:

 

It is a ton of fun.  I get why Quesnel likes the turny birds, and this little guy turns like crazy.  And boost?  You want to get away, save your boost.  This thing will gain speed going nearly straight up.

 

So what's their rub?

Every plane has a rub...

 



mav214 #11 Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 10 May 2018 - 03:48 PM, said:

cobra_kai.jpgOh, another plane you would NEVER want to fly, ever:  The Airacobra.  Can't get out of its own way.

 

Yep, glad I bought that one.  She's a real beaut.

SonicPariah #12 Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:56 AM

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Terrible. Simply terrible.

 

That poor other team......



CorvusCorvax #13 Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:08 PM

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View Postclodhoppr, on 11 May 2018 - 03:11 PM, said:

 

So what's their rub?

Every plane has a rub...

 

 

The guns are weak at tier, and don't have much range.  The aircraft does not have many hit points, so you REALLY have to keep your eyes open.  Fast, turny and small.  Oh, and prints buckets of silver.





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