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nexxus73 #1 Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

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I'm wondering if its worth $30-$50 to buy a Flight stick for WoWP ?   As a new player I really like the game over all, various types/roles of planes, objectives, ect.  Better than WoT where ya just drive around, shoot and hope you get team players (UGH).  But whats kind of annoying is having to constantly roll the mouse left/right to turn, does a Flight Joystick work better ?  If so any recommendations from Vet players on which one to buy would be appreciated.   Thanks !

Reitousair #2 Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

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This is really down to preference, some people prefer mouse and keyboard, others prefer a flight/joystick. While both have their ups and downs, I think a mouse and keyboard is currently the best way to make the most out of your planes performance but it might be more natural to use a flight stick for you.

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mnbv_fockewulfe #3 Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

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View PostReitousair, on 19 May 2018 - 03:09 PM, said:

This is really down to preference, some people prefer mouse and keyboard, others prefer a flight/joystick. While both have their ups and downs, I think a mouse and keyboard is currently the best way to make the most out of your planes performance but it might be more natural to use a flight stick for you.

 

Reitousair is spot on. 

Mouse and keyboard has the advantage in situational awareness (being able to look around freely) and aiming with medium to large caliber guns. If you are really interested in flight games and want to to try some other ones out I'd say go ahead and buy a joystick. If WOWP is going to be your only flying game, stick with mouse and keyboard until something changes.

 

As far as joysticks go I highly recommend the Logitech 3D Pro or its wireless equivalent. Very good stick for $30 that should last you up to 3 years if you treat it right. 

It doesn't work as well for some of the more serious sims (i have trouble getting some games to recognize the throttle axis) but it's the most popular stick for WOWP that I know of.


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nexxus73 #4 Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:32 PM

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Thanks for the advice !!  I'm gonna stick to the KB / mouse for now due to your advice.  

Chuck_norris10 #5 Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:06 PM

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View Postnexxus73, on 19 May 2018 - 08:32 AM, said:

Thanks for the advice !!  I'm gonna stick to the KB / mouse for now due to your advice.  

 

Stick all the way and if its set up right it doesnt get any more realistic.You can still use it with your mouse and keyboard so looking around isnt a problem either.The 3d logiteck is the easiest to set up.I have a thrustmaster also but havent tried it yet.

 

 


 

Worland #6 Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:16 PM

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Back when I was beta testing the game, I found a Play Station controller worked rather well. I haven't tried it (again) since returning for 2.0. With a big, gaming mouse pad, I have been content using the key board and mouse.

Pogo68 #7 Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:30 AM

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If WOWP is NOT your only game, buy a good joystick.

The Logitech sticks are a good starting stick.

 

If you want to do some serious flight sim playing like DCS or Falcon 4.0+, then look into more serious sticks like the CH Fighterstick.

 

*I use my CH stick for when I play flight sims, driving games.

In games like War Thunder and World of Tanks i use my joystick for steering and movement as well as shifting gears, ammunition selection firing guns.


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trikke #8 Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:47 AM

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three sticks gather dust in the top of my hall closet, but many excellent pilots do really well with sticks here

 

i personally can't keep a jinking target in my sights long enough to kill quickly, but i can certainly maneuver better with a stick


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nexxus73 #9 Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:16 AM

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Just wanted to say "Thanks for all the players" that have given feedback.

 


Edited by nexxus73, 22 May 2018 - 02:22 PM.


SkyWolf__WM #10 Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

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I've been using a stick since the Sierra Network's "Red Baron" decades ago.

Then:

"Air Warrior"

Warbirds" 

"Aces High"

"Rise of Flight"

 

And WOWP.


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For what it's worth, I enjoy using mouse & keyboard for WoWP. I play this because it makes the setup work well, whereas the simulators/combat simulators work best with a yoke/HOTAS. 

The one thing I really don't like is the loss of being able to free look around me in any direction without having to let go. That's what's stopping me from using a stick atm.
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poppavein #12 Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

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The only thing I don't like about the KB/Mouse is in a protracted TnB fight ... having to pick up my mouse and resweep the mouse pad. 

 

Is there a better way?  I've tried messing with the config settings.



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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 22 May 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

"Air Warrior"

"Aces High"

 

Now those were combat flight sims !!!

 

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