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Captain_Underpants53 #1 Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:57 AM

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Can anyone think of some way to stress to noobs that fighters don't do ground pounding?  My limited intellect can't figure out a way.

 

Maybe WG could add info somewhere in the game?  I have been seeing this mistake almost every battle today.  Tier 5 tech tree plane?  Pitiful.

 

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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #2 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:15 AM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 03 October 2018 - 07:57 PM, said:

Can anyone think of some way to stress to noobs that fighters don't do ground pounding?  My limited intellect can't figure out a way.

 

Maybe WG could add info somewhere in the game?  I have been seeing this mistake almost every battle today.  Tier 5 tech tree plane?  Pitiful.

 

:facepalm:

it's been this way since the beginning of the game...

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Bubba_Zanetti #3 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:16 AM

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It's what they do...since the very beginning.  Bots help alleviate the issue, but back in the day 15v15...dudes ground pounding with hellcats, team collisions, team killing, beaufighter pilot states he's off on a ground pounding mission made up in his head while the rest of the team clashes mid map a player down...

 

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El_Mulo #4 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:30 AM

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I wrote this some months ago.

I think exactly the same.

http://forum.worldof...__fromsearch__1

 

 


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WolfWiz #5 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:36 AM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 04 October 2018 - 12:57 AM, said:

Can anyone think of some way to stress to noobs that fighters don't do ground pounding?  My limited intellect can't figure out a way.

 

Maybe WG could add info somewhere in the game?  I have been seeing this mistake almost every battle today.  Tier 5 tech tree plane?  Pitiful.

 

:facepalm:

 

Psst! Quit Seal Clubbing and you won't have that issue :) 

 

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Shizzywiznut #6 Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:13 AM

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View PostWolfWiz, on 03 October 2018 - 08:36 PM, said:

 

Psst! Quit Seal Clubbing and you won't have that issue :) 

 

o7!

 

 

 

It's not seal clubbing... it is seal training!:facepalm:

wscarter007 #7 Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:21 AM

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I'm not ashamed to admit I have a bomb on the side of my p39 from when I first started :hiding:

Leadlooser #8 Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:56 AM

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I think that most of my light fighters have a bomb symbol on them, but those were earned via 'targets of opportunity," like downing a GAA and mopping up leftover ground target HP, or were when the rest of the team refused to finish a cap, and I had to perforate some tents to do so.

 

As for "HARD CORE light fighter ground pounding," yea, I agree that's better left to any other aircraft type!  I also happen to have had the privilege to fly with 'Underpants in one of those games; a zero was doing the GAA job,... sad to say, well, "less-effectively."



Captain_Underpants53 #9 Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:11 AM

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View PostWolfWiz, on 03 October 2018 - 08:36 PM, said:

 

Psst! Quit Seal Clubbing and you won't have that issue :) 

 

o7!

 

 

 

Tier V?  Give it a rest and me a break.  Are you saying only fly VIII and up?  LOL Seal clubbing?

 

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Edited by Captain_Underpants53, 04 October 2018 - 03:14 AM.

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View PostLeadlooser, on 03 October 2018 - 09:56 PM, said:

I think that most of my light fighters have a bomb symbol on them, but those were earned via 'targets of opportunity," like downing a GAA and mopping up leftover ground target HP, or were when the rest of the team refused to finish a cap, and I had to perforate some tents to do so.

 

As for "HARD CORE light fighter ground pounding," yea, I agree that's better left to any other aircraft type!  I also happen to have had the privilege to fly with 'Underpants in one of those games; a zero was doing the GAA job,... sad to say, well, "less-effectively."

 

And it was a dang close game.  He could have made it our victory.
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Martymart1976 #11 Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:46 AM

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With all due respect to Captain Underpants, I hereby ask Wargaming to change the bomb

symbol into an underwear symbol to honor Captain Underpants bombing prowess....

 

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Captain_Underpants53 #12 Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:27 AM

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View PostMartymart1976, on 03 October 2018 - 10:46 PM, said:

With all due respect to Captain Underpants, I hereby ask Wargaming to change the bomb

symbol into an underwear symbol to honor Captain Underpants bombing prowess....

 

-Marty

 

LOL.  Well I do drop a few bombs into my Depends now and then.
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GonerNL #13 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:06 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 04 October 2018 - 01:57 AM, said:

Maybe WG could add info somewhere in the game?

 

Isn't there a little list of things you are supposed to do in your type of plane at the start of a battle ??

 

Btw ; if I'm in a fighter, took out air defense and capping takes longer, I will go down and shoot up some tents and AA to try and help the GA/bombers.


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Kingwicked101 #14 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:09 PM

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Wait! Not 100% sure - but I do recall my I-15 has around 30 Thunders, I-16(e) has several in the 1.9 version. 

 

I know I have a Thunder in a tier 3 fighter as well. 

 

As to recalling these battles - everyone of these were Victory games. 

 

How I managed it ... simple ... instead of chasing that last TSh2 - I hit ground targets. 

 

So, before you have a dig at me for doing it .... I take it you have read this post.

 

 



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View PostKingwicked101, on 04 October 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

Wait! Not 100% sure - but I do recall my I-15 has around 30 Thunders, I-16(e) has several in the 1.9 version. 

 

I know I have a Thunder in a tier 3 fighter as well. 

 

As to recalling these battles - everyone of these were Victory games. 

 

How I managed it ... simple ... instead of chasing that last TSh2 - I hit ground targets. 

 

So, before you have a dig at me for doing it .... I take it you have read this post.

 

 

That sounds like a proper role for a multi-role so no complaint here.  And if the game is well in hand I could give a flip what someone does with their fighter.  Why not shoot ground stuff?  BTW, I noticed they are giving tokens for Thunders again.        :great:

 

My whole point was about clowns from the get-go using their fighter to shoot ground targets.  But I have decided that I won't mind if they are on your team.

 

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I shoot up ground targets in my cannon-armed planes.  I have flown to mining plants with my Bf-109E and stooged around shooting at ground targets until the stream of red GAA show up.  Then shoot them down to flip the cap.  My primary mission was to kill aircraft, but while I'm there, might as well put those cannon to use since the ammo is free...

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comealong1 #18 Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:18 PM

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They had it at one time far right tab on tech tree page.. Don't think it is there anymore.. But think this should be somewhere.

Captain_Underpants53 #19 Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:37 PM

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View PostEl_Mulo, on 09 October 2018 - 09:24 AM, said:

"Everytime someone ask me for the next book I kill a Stark" J.R.R. MARTIN.

"Everytime I read this kind of pro-seal complaining post I go to T1/2 and slaughter some little cute seals"  El_Mulo.

 

LOL.  Today I saw a guy using his bomber strictly as an extra heavy fighter.  Did not drop a bomb the whole match.  Scored way low for the other team.  The only bomber where this might be effective, IMO, is the A-26B.  And you still wouldn't score very high.

 

Why not get a heavy to begin with?

 

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 09 October 2018 - 10:37 AM, said:

 

LOL.  Today I saw a guy using his bomber strictly as an extra heavy fighter.  Did not drop a bomb the whole match.  Scored way low for the other team.  The only bomber where this might be effective, IMO, is the A-26B.  And you still wouldn't score very high.

 

Why not get a heavy to begin with?

 

:izmena:

 

    What you should do is call in another bombing expert to answer the question, since your baffled by this quandary. I'm all to glad to help. It is possible that whom ever was using their bomber as a "extra heavy fighter" might have been trying to fulfill the requirement to specialize that plane by needing turret kills. I sometimes when we have superiority (which happens a lot) on the other team I fly down to the deck and help out, get some turret kills if I need them. 

    I think a skilled bomber can do both of course, bomb targets and get turret kills. On the other hand, maybe this is just somebody dabbling with their plane and seeing how it holds up to low altitude fire from other planes. There are some interesting possibilities. If this person was not effective for their team, then they of course are guilty of dereliction of duty. 

    I would also suggest that in addition to the A-26B, the Russian PE bombers can also moonlight as heavy fighters, and of could the RB-17 is a flying fortress in and of itself. (At least the way I fly it ~ Wink)

    It is good to see you are policing the bombing community Underpants, keep up the good work!

 

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