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trikke #41 Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:23 AM

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it's designed to get us to work together as a team, to win as a team by cooperating 

 

but...  as the bots go their own way, it's not working as designed

 

weren't there firm guarantees from Priolia that we actually can boss them around somehow?

 

do you think that bot control feature might bring in / bring back players?    a robot wingman, maybe?

 

would you abuse it, and make your bot wingman fly into a cap in front of you?


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LMG #42 Posted 01 August 2018 - 12:58 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 30 July 2018 - 10:23 PM, said:

it's designed to get us to work together as a team, to win as a team by cooperating 

 

but...  as the bots go their own way, it's not working as designed

 

weren't there firm guarantees from Priolia that we actually can boss them around somehow?

 

do you think that bot control feature might bring in / bring back players?    a robot wingman, maybe?

 

would you abuse it, and make your bot wingman fly into a cap in front of you?

 

I suggested a wingman system for the bots a while back, where players had direct control of one or two bots and any not attached to a player would go about their day like normal. That way your team can't just straight up get screwed because someone won't stop pinging the map, but you still get some help from the bots rather than watch them fly to their doom as they try to assault the central Airbase for the fifth time in a row :facepalm:


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View PostLMG, on 01 August 2018 - 10:28 AM, said:

 

I suggested a wingman system for the bots a while back, where players had direct control of one or two bots and any not attached to a player would go about their day like normal. That way your team can't just straight up get screwed because someone won't stop pinging the map, but you still get some help from the bots rather than watch them fly to their doom as they try to assault the central Airbase for the fifth time in a row :facepalm:

 

I liked that idea. Too bad it got sent to the WG abyss of forgotten feedbacks.

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Animal_of_Pryale #44 Posted 20 August 2018 - 04:30 AM

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View PostSonicPariah, on 05 July 2018 - 05:44 PM, said:

Greetings, Pilots!

 

Update 2.0.5 has opened the possibility to upgrade all planes in the game to the "Specialist" configuration. This config allows you to increase the number of available slots for modules and consumables, with the possibility to use advanced and ultimate equipment. One of the main features is the desire to use only the top configuration of the aircraft.

 

We have a wide set of modules for our planes and sometimes the top config is not the most suitable for a particular plane or  person. Having received feedback on specialist configuration and the complexities, we would like to hear your suggestions on preferred "top" specialized aircraft for select aircraft. We would like your help to compile a list of 5-10 planes which should have the possibility to use non-top modules in the  "Specialist" configuration, in your opinion.

 

Example: "For the Me 410, I prefer the variant with 4x20-mm guns. It is more comfortable than the top configuration with 2x30-mm and 2x20-mm guns."

 

I want my 37mm cannon back on my La-160 in specialist mode.  If you took away the 57mm on the Il-20 in the specialist mode, give that back too.

Wombatmetal #45 Posted 23 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

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Now we have 2.06 and it's almost as if you don't want me in the game. 

 

The game is so tilted towards light fighters it's not funny; before 2.05  I played MR and GA, but those two classes got so hosed by 2.05 it's not even funny. 

 

Take my Yak 7. To earn Specialist, I have to earn 2000 combat points destroying ground targets, not so bad, and earn 17,000 points shooting down enemy planes in a victory. That's 85 planes.

 

My BF109E only has to shoot down 70 planes as a requirement. Same tier.

 

And now we are seeing Invasion and Attrition modes back, and GA and MR can't reliably carry either mode so you get screwed by the victory component to get parts, and you get screwed by the victory component to make progress toward specialization. 

 

All planes should be created equal, but some are more equal than others (nod to George Orwell). 2.05 was a disaster for what I play, and 2.06 did nothing to address the balance inadequacies and is in my opinion, an utter failure.  I am fine in concept with specialization, but it needs to be even across classes and it's not. The only plane I have specialized are the BF109B and BF109 E3 so far, and they're not my most flown planes since 2.05.

 

I try not to be negative and whiny, but you make it a challenge to be positive.

 

I want to fly, I want to be part of the game but jeeze you make it hard to fly planes besides LF

 



trikke #46 Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:10 PM

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i've not been able to login until just now, but i logged on eagerly to see if i can swap out the 37mm for my preferred 20mm

 

my specialized P-38f still has only the 37mm gun...   am i doing something wrong?   or did i just hope that would change?


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wylleEcoyote #47 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:32 PM

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I would like to see a different specialist StuKa that encourages actual dive bombing in the plane.
Maybe by using high damage but low radius bombs.

or a "critical bomb hit" mechanic for getting extra damage when the bomb is actually on the target. 

its a different sort of skill than perhaps in a high altitude bomber that throw bombs 4 at a time to the general vicinity of the target
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t did have an ordinance load that eventually maxed out at 1800 kg. 
So carrying say 4-6 x 50kg out board + 2 x 250kg centermounted  with  2x 20mm cannons
Or for [edited]and giggles you carry 2x 500kg bombs and 4 x 7.62 forwardmounted guns. instead of cannons

A Jericho Siren would also be neat.
.If the siren takes up a slot it should further Nerf airspeed  but "terrorizes" the cap point and increases the capture value of whatever targets the stuka actually destroys 

Which is the one flaw of the current CannonBird spec.   it takes too long to flip any cap that is not an air field by itself.
(even though shooting down a tier 5 plane almost a mile away is its own brand of fun)


 



wylleEcoyote #48 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:49 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 23 August 2018 - 09:10 PM, said:

i've not been able to login until just now, but i logged on eagerly to see if i can swap out the 37mm for my preferred 20mm

 

my specialized P-38f still has only the 37mm gun...   am i doing something wrong?   or did i just hope that would change?

 

Go to your hanger.
select the P-38
open the Upgrades window
In that window there is a line that says 2 things< Configuration: "Stock" and "Specialist" >one of them should be highlighted.

Click onto the "Stock" until its highlighted.
This should provide the menu for selecting various bits for your P-38  including the 20mm canon and the bombs.
Select, purchase and mount these as normal

Fair warning: When you service the plane you only get access to one engine slot, and one forward gun slot.
neither can be enhanced beyond "Improved". 

trikke #49 Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:59 AM

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yep, i've toyed with stock/spec switcheroo, and i think i've made my decision 
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Perrigrino #50 Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:16 AM

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View PostSonicPariah, on 26 July 2018 - 07:34 PM, said:

 

 

Please remember to stay on topic in this thread.

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Zaikadi #51 Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:58 AM

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I have earned Specialist for the Ki-43-I, and I don't want to use it because I prefer the 12.7mm MGs over the top upgrade to the 20mm.

SpiritFoxMY #52 Posted 02 September 2018 - 01:24 AM

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View PostZaikadi, on 02 September 2018 - 08:58 AM, said:

I have earned Specialist for the Ki-43-I, and I don't want to use it because I prefer the 12.7mm MGs over the top upgrade to the 20mm.

 

You could buy yourself the Chinese Ki-43-I and specialize that :P Its essentially a Ki-43-I without the top 20mms

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trikke #53 Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 01 September 2018 - 09:24 PM, said:

 

You could buy yourself the Chinese Ki-43-I and specialize that :P Its essentially a Ki-43-I without the top 20mms

 

i loved the hayabusa... i miss it      i'm going to consider this


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View Posttrikke, on 02 September 2018 - 11:06 PM, said:

 

i loved the hayabusa... i miss it      i'm going to consider this

 

I missed the 20mms :P I thought the Hayabusa was great with the 20s. With the 12.7s.... not so much but your mileage may vary :P

 

Miss you a lot, brother. Get well soon (also you missed Invasion which is a great thing XD)


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Zaikadi #55 Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:23 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 02 September 2018 - 01:24 AM, said:

 

You could buy yourself the Chinese Ki-43-I and specialize that :P Its essentially a Ki-43-I without the top 20mms

 

Hmm, now there's a thought.

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I got the conf thing on the plane I want to play the most, right after the new system came out.  But the Conf for the plane is the opposite of what I want to play.  So I quit playing waiting for the new conf for that plane.  Just logged in to check, and still no new conf for the plane.  when are these coming out??????

trikke #57 Posted 04 September 2018 - 11:34 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 02 September 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

 

I missed the 20mms :P I thought the Hayabusa was great with the 20s. With the 12.7s.... not so much but your mileage may vary :P

 

Miss you a lot, brother. Get well soon (also you missed Invasion which is a great thing XD)

 

you're right...  i have no issues with 20s except heating, and i've taught myself to watch the temp gauge 

 

surgery was two weeks ago today, still too painful to sit upright for more than 4-5 minutes   still gushing with about 10% control, but i'm getting 'used' to that, grrrr

 

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P-38F Yeah, I use the 37mm but the choice would be nice. Even better, let us use the 2x500 lb bombs instead of the M8 rockets please, they are so much more useful for solo capping which you often need to do when the bots won't go after the most important caps.

P-38F - add the 2x500 lb bombs

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