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Yup, Specialization is Still a Stupid Mechanic

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wylleEcoyote #21 Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:59 PM

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View PostElricJC, on 21 January 2019 - 02:04 PM, said:


However, I do not care for the system locking you into the "best" upgrades. I would like to select my own gun/ordinance configuration. I love my IL-20 for instance, but I preferred my quad 23s to the dual 57s because then I could defend myself a little better. But since I can't I specialized it to hit from VERY long range, hitting targets at 1,600+ meters out, which is good too. But I really would like more choice there, and it would work better with the equipment system, giving more variance for each aircraft.


View PostGonerNL, on 23 January 2019 - 04:42 AM, said:


What I absolutely hate is that I can no longer choose what consider top weapons on a plane, not what WG thinks.

You are Preaching to the Choir. Both of you.


But game balance is a tricky thing to pull off.
Running the "optimal" build on a plane combined with access to ALL Specialist slots will make a large list of planes go from "mostly Balanced" to "the new Broken-Fighter". 
Do you want Specialist planes to get a +1 modifier to its Matchmaking?
Because this is how you get it...

So we are stuck with:

New Specialist options, Coming Soon!tm
A New Hope ... maybe.ymmv

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 23 January 2019 - 07:10 PM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is much like my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1,
Fw 56/159, He 51/112, Ar  Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F, Me 209 v4/A, Me P.1092, I-17
MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26 /-35 /-43, XP-44, P-47B,
Ar 65, Fw 190 A-1/A-5/D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Ao 192, Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Pe-2, Do 217 M

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