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StoptheViolins #1 Posted 24 October 2018 - 04:57 PM

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Regardless of the odds stacked against the defenders, bomber escort was frustrating beyond belief but the side I guess that likes abuse kind of misses it.  Part of me missing it is it gave the big cannon planes a reason other than praying to RNGeus each shot at a fighter.  There is a lot more adrenaline especially when the defenders either are lucky or better organized.  The close matches were the best matches - usually coming down to the last flight or the last plane.

 

I do admit there is a lot of imbalance at lower tiers and a balance shift towards attackers at the higher tiers.  I think the lower tiers would benefit from a lower HP pool on the bombers ( say 10%) since DPS at higher tiers goes up at a much higher rate.  Aside from the P-38 and some members of the yak family, the largest caliber gun at pre-T7 is the 20mm.  Those can't exactly 3-4 salvo the bombers.

 

Ah well I digress.  It'd be nice if the bomber escort get a bit more polished and added to the regular map rotations.  Yes, there will be salt, but yes, I'd play a lot more regardless of side I was on.



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The issue is that the base idea of the game mode is interesting, where one team has to prevent the swarm of bombers from breaking through while the other struggles to keep as many alive for as long as possible. And then comes the reality where defending from multiple Bomber Flights is extremely tedious while attacking tends to not be as engaging since the enemy is usually spread out extremely thinly. Neither experience seems to be well polished for a PvP experience, since that relies on both sides having more or less equal opportunities to pull out a win spread across the entire match.

 

In the case of asymmetric gameplay, one team has an advantage at one stage of the game, then it slowly swings to the other. However, in Bomber Escort the Defenders start at a disadvantage by having to defend multiple Bomber Flights right off the bat with a very small margin of error, and by the end of the battle they're usually even more at a disadvantage with respawns running dry :ohmy:


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ShoeButton #3 Posted 24 October 2018 - 08:45 PM

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Call It what you will...

 

I Miss Both facets of the Bomer Escort Mode!

 

Yes it could be Difficult getting a Win on Defence...

But OHHH Baby, when you do... And you sit back away from the Keyboard & Joystick and Truly Relish The Victory!!!

Wipe the Sweat from your Brow and tally up the Points, Awards and Medals...

I Dig It!

 

And I DIG the Escort Mission as Well!

Whether you Gear up and Defend Bombers from Enemy Fighters...

Or Go Low in a GA to take out the Bloody AA Gunz!

Can be Just as Exciting as Defence!

 

I may be a Glutton For Punishment... But I Miss Bomber Escort Mode...

Attrition and Conquest are getting Stale...

 

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BB3_Oregon_Steel #4 Posted 24 October 2018 - 10:15 PM

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View PostStoptheViolins, on 24 October 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

Regardless of the odds stacked against the defenders, bomber escort was frustrating beyond belief but the side I guess that likes abuse kind of misses it.  Part of me missing it is it gave the big cannon planes a reason other than praying to RNGeus each shot at a fighter.  There is a lot more adrenaline especially when the defenders either are lucky or better organized.  The close matches were the best matches - usually coming down to the last flight or the last plane.

 

I do admit there is a lot of imbalance at lower tiers and a balance shift towards attackers at the higher tiers.  I think the lower tiers would benefit from a lower HP pool on the bombers ( say 10%) since DPS at higher tiers goes up at a much higher rate.  Aside from the P-38 and some members of the yak family, the largest caliber gun at pre-T7 is the 20mm.  Those can't exactly 3-4 salvo the bombers.

 

Ah well I digress.  It'd be nice if the bomber escort get a bit more polished and added to the regular map rotations.  Yes, there will be salt, but yes, I'd play a lot more regardless of side I was on.

 

I'm kind of sorry I missed this mode.  I'm just starting to get back into WOWPs a bit and it sounded as if would have been an interesting mode to play.  

 

There are a couple of airplanes at lower tiers with better than 20mm cannons in their arsenal though the two I'm familiar with are both premiums. Those would be the Hawker Hurricane IID with it's 40mm cannons and the Mitsubiishi A6M3 with it's 30mm cannon.  The Hurricane was a tank buster but I'm pretty sure bombers wouldn't like it any better and the A6M3 was designed specifically for bomber interception. 

 

Hope they bring the mode back if only so I can give it a try. :) 


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CorvusCorvax #5 Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:01 PM

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I enjoyed it, too. I think with some tweaks, it could be fair for both sides.

 

BTW, at T6, the P-38 and the Me-410 both have 30+mm cannon.  Excellent for bomber killing.



Greg_Pattinson #6 Posted 25 October 2018 - 03:58 AM

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Well good news boys its time to praise the lord and pass the ammunition because I'm pretty sure bomber escort mode is back this weekend.  Ever since the last time I have been gearing up for it.  I have a pancake now and it is in specialist configuration.  Still no equipment yet but it should make a good showing and be fun to try.  I bought back the ME 410 before the last one now that I have a hangar slot for it and I have been putting equipment on it and training up a primo pilot to fly it.  I have the A6M3 (exp) and the Hurricane IID. Both are specialist and have fully calibrated ultimate equipment.  Unfortunately they don't have the altitude performance I would like for bomber escort mode so they didn't see much air time the last time and I don't think that will change much this time.  A plane that did shine last time was the f94d and mine has only got better since.  

 

I do kind of wish I could play bomber on the defending side just for the A26.  I scored 9 aerial kills with it yesterday.  It has so much armour you cant hurt it.  If I could get behind a flight of 16 or 17 bombers I would have a field day and just let my turret deal with any pesky escorts.  I would ace that for sure and in a bomber!

 



GonerNL #7 Posted 25 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

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I wonder if (and how) they fixed this mode.

 

Last time picking a fighter put you on defense mostly and almost certain defeat.

I switched to GA to clear the path for the bombers.


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El_Mulo #8 Posted 25 October 2018 - 12:48 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 24 October 2018 - 11:01 PM, said:

I enjoyed it, too. I think with some tweaks, it could be fair for both sides.

 

BTW, at T6, the P-38 and the Me-410 both have 30+mm cannon.  Excellent for bomber killing.

 

May I add the FW 190 A8.
This could be historically accurate.
The Ta 152 also

 


Edited by El_Mulo, 25 October 2018 - 12:52 PM.

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blindfoId #9 Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:17 PM

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The final stage of the event starts today and brings back a slightly adjusted Bomber Escort Mode. The list of changes can be find in the patchnotes. The developers team have taken into account notices and feedback from players and will be happy to get more of your thoughts after you check the readjustments out.  I'm looking forward to finding it out myself :playing:

GonerNL #10 Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:48 PM

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View PostblindfoId, on 25 October 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

The list of changes can be find in the patchnotes. 

 

That's 2.0.7.5 ... where's 2.0.7.6. ?


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View PostGonerNL, on 25 October 2018 - 04:48 PM, said:

 

That's 2.0.7.5 ... where's 2.0.7.6. ?

 

We do not have 2.0.7.6 patchnotes as the the update 2.0.7.6 have just added some content which will be available later. 




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