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Captain_Rownd #1861 Posted 25 July 2020 - 02:33 PM

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My mind was a bit on the impending hurricane last night, so I didn't fly much...

 

IL-8

IL-20

Blenheim IVe - I needed Period 1 ground target damage, and instead got dreaded air superiority so I had to play as a poor imitation of a heavy fighter

 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 26 July 2020 - 01:58 AM.

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qu33kKC #1862 Posted 26 July 2020 - 09:29 PM

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Spent a couple hours in a brand new bent-winged bird, the Super Corsair.  My F4u-4 pilot had earned a new skill point, and while mucking around I realized that I had enough xp to research the next plane (by a factor of 50%. . . . . )

 

Definitely looking forward to unlocking the engines, the need for speed is real.  (keeping the guns from overheating is on me. . . .)  Having a platform that can kill planes, as well as carry bomb (BIG BOMB) and rockets, is rather nice.



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View Postqu33kKC, on 26 July 2020 - 09:29 PM, said:

Spent a couple hours in a brand new bent-winged bird, the Super Corsair.  My F4u-4 pilot had earned a new skill point, and while mucking around I realized that I had enough xp to research the next plane (by a factor of 50%. . . . . )

 

Definitely looking forward to unlocking the engines, the need for speed is real.  (keeping the guns from overheating is on me. . . .)  Having a platform that can kill planes, as well as carry bomb (BIG BOMB) and rockets, is rather nice.

Tap fire for these planes is real, my brother.  Don't mash the tit, just lightly tap, tap, tap...



Maqor #1864 Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:37 PM

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Do217M - Captured but quickly lost central Command Center. Capped two Mining Plants and then rode them to victory. I like the Do217M. It's accurate enough to hit reliably from up in its yellow altitude band and can then set up evasive maneuvers by either outclimbing or diving toward enemy heavy fighters.
Tu-2 - Enemy team captured the central Airbase early on. Then a human pilot switched to an XP-75 so I was hounded by 3 heavy fighters (him + bots) all battle. Ugly loss. Tier-for-tier this thing seems slower but more accurate then the Pe-2 M-82. It also sees tier 8's often. I don't like it very much.
P-47B - Enemy had central Airbase and a Command Center to our Mine. Killed multiroles and heavies to take Airbase, then CC. I really like the P-47's for capturing zones and facing anything but altitude fighters.

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Captain_Rownd #1865 Posted 27 July 2020 - 10:12 PM

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Last night, what is becoming the usual rotation:

 

IL-8 - Got the upgraded tailgunner.  Still need the top guns. 

IL-20 - I got to just the right caps at just the right times.  Mining Plant, central Airfield, fly in circles avoiding enemy fighters until my allied ADA spawn, somehow survive, defend Mining Plant FTW

Blenheim IVe - Most of the battle I flew it as a weak heavy again.  Shot down the enemy bomber player twice - sorry dude, but you are bombing MY cap!

 

This morning:

 

P-47N - Reminding myself of how terrible and conflicted this plane is.  Rule #1 - do not mount those stupid rockets!  

XP-72 - Wanted to compare the altitude performance, which makes it a much more capable plane.  

Hornet - Probably the worst plane in the game.  Does nothing well.  

Ki-162-I - First flight, 90% pilot.  Decent at dogfighting, but poor at capping points because the guns take too long to hit.  Shot down the players but lost anyway.  Put on engine armor, but also needs control surfaces armor and Marksman skills.    

 

 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 28 July 2020 - 12:16 AM.

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Dru83 #1866 Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:12 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 27 July 2020 - 10:12 PM, said:

 

Last night, what is becoming the usual rotation:

 

IL-8 - Got the upgraded tailgunner.  Still need the top guns.

IL-20 - I got to just the right caps at just the right times.  Mining Plant, central Airfield, fly in circles avoiding enemy fighters until my allied ADA spawn, somehow survive, defend Mining Plant FTW

Blenheim IVe - Most of the battle I flew it as a weak heavy again.  Shot down the enemy bomber player twice - sorry dude, but you are bombing MY cap!

 

This morning:

 

P-47N - Reminding myself of how terrible and conflicted this plane is.  Rule #1 - do not mount those stupid rockets! 

XP-72 - Wanted to compare the altitude performance, which makes it a much more capable plane. 

Hornet - Probably the worst plane in the game.  Does nothing well. 

 

 

 

The P-47N isn't that bad... Rule #1 mount the rockets and bombs and blow everything up! Fly to a cap, kill any higher flying ADAs, then finish the cap off with bombs and rockets. Your strength is being able to run away, so don't run out of boost and don't fly too low for too long. Maybe I remember it being good because I flew it with the female pilot at the controls.

Hornet - Does nothing well? Have you not boomed and zoomed with the thing yet? Those cannons hit hard and take a bit to overheat. Sure, it's tough to learn, but I found myself liking the thing after a while. A little tough to learn, sure. Worst plane in the game... no way!



Captain_Rownd #1867 Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:41 AM

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View PostDru83, on 27 July 2020 - 02:12 PM, said:

The P-47N isn't that bad... Rule #1 mount the rockets and bombs and blow everything up!

 

If you can hit anything with the rockets then you are by definition flying too low and too slow, wasted your energy and are about to get shot down.  You can't outrun cannons.  Its best ability is as an interceptor, and burns a B-32 down like a paper airplane, but it stalls hard and gracelessly at its altitude limit.  (XP-72 fixes that)

 

Hornet can't turn/manouver so it can't get its guns on anything except a bomber for long enough to matter, and even some bombers can out-turn it.  (I enjoyed the Mosquito, BTW)

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 28 July 2020 - 12:52 AM.

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wylleEcoyote #1868 Posted 28 July 2020 - 02:44 AM

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Thanks tfor the heads up about the P-47N grind. :great:
  No worries for me tho.
when im dropping Ordnance; its in a high speed dive.
At full volume. Preferably, in a residential area. 

Recently purchased the Mustang D.  Had to shuffle around my american fighter pilots a bit. (Promotions for E V E R Y O N E) and drop a fair chunk of credits on retraining the squad.
  It was so awful :ohmy: having to fly all those airplanes all over again ... for everyone else :trollface:

No tap tap tap for me. i am mashing the tit all day :teethhappy:  burn-er-ating the peasantry like TrogDor itself. :playing:


And can someone explain to me why all of a sudden today i am seeing a bunch of turn fighters in the mid tiers trying to fly yaks and spits Well into the yellow band of your average p-40/mustang tryimg to shoot down heavies?
Im not complaining too much about free food but usually those low boys know their place ...

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 28 July 2020 - 02:46 AM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  Ar 68/80, Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F/G, Fw 159, He 51/100 D-1/112, Ho 229, Me 209 A/ v4/ P.1092, Spit.V DB605​, Ta 152 
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TyphoonAr 65, Fw 190 A-1/5/D, BV P.210, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J, XP-58P-82 B, Beaufighter/ VAo 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B/C-6/E, Me 410, Bf 109 Z, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

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Captain_Rownd #1869 Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:52 AM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 27 July 2020 - 04:44 PM, said:

Thanks tfor the heads up about the P-47N grind. :great:
.

 

Well the "grind" was probably painful, but that passes and you gotta judge the fully researched creature you live with in the end.  I wanted so hard to believe in the P-47N, but ndnsnfnsdfnsndnsdnnsdnsd...  SDFNDFSNSDNNDSFNFDS!!!!!  Maybe Specialization can save it.  Melting the B-32 was certainly satisfying, but turning into a plummeting stone at 2300 meters with 8 seconds of boost to spare was infuriating.  I love the Seversky/Republic line in general.    

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 28 July 2020 - 04:52 AM.

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Captain_Rownd #1870 Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:57 PM

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Nightly flying:

 

Ki-162-1 - Pilot up to 100%

 

IL-8 - Blew things up and survived the buzzing enemy bees.  Might get the 45mm guns after the next battle.

 

IL-20 - Shot down the Spitfire player LOL.  Even after that he ignored me.  Air Supremacy.  

 

P-47N - No rockets, just those glorious machine guns and the occasional bomb.  Soaring, swooping, zooming, pwning.  Tried to respect the altitude ceiling more  Never went far enough from the Mining Plant that I couldn't zoom back and burn down the next invading bomber.  

 


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Captain_Rownd #1871 Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:58 AM

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IL-8 - Wrecked stuff, mounted the 45 mm cannons which basically felt like more of the same, wrecked more stuff

 


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Captain_Rownd #1872 Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:29 AM

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IL-20 - Efimov, Lange, Thunder, Hero of the Skies

 

Hornet - Camp mining plant.  Conqueror, McGuire, Winged Legend, Hero of the Skies

 

Blenheim IVe - Well of course there's a Spec'd Bf 110 on the enemy team.  I shot him down.  :trollface:

 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 30 July 2020 - 11:30 AM.

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Captain_Rownd #1873 Posted 31 July 2020 - 04:55 AM

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Wirraway - Enemy players ignored me even though I kept shooting them down in the same cap.  

 

Ki-162-I - Always late to the capping party.  

 

Fw 252 - Against an all bot team.  They quickly got Air Superiority and won in just a few minutes.  

 


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SpiritFoxMY #1874 Posted 31 July 2020 - 01:31 PM

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First time actually flying in a live game in almost a month. Flighted with trikke, mostly bots, some humans, no losses.

 

P.38 Wilk : Clubbed a pair of seals in an I-15bis DM-2 and a He-112 respectively 

Bf-110 C-6 : Ran into Tuco in a 109B. Unfortunately for him, our team had two Spec 110Bs and me, a Spec 110 C-6 against him in a 109B, a guy in a I-180-3 and one other 110B unspec. 

P-38F : Wound up in a bot game which allowed me to get back into practice with the 37.

Fw-190 A-5 : Another bot game

Ki-84 : Turned out to be a nailbiter against a flighted pair in an I-220/A-5 split-tier. Last minute win snatched by trikke who blapped bombers and kept the humans busy while I... didn't get much done because I can't fly turny planes.

Horten Ho-229 : Wound up matched against a Spec Vampire and a Westland. A major misplay at the start handed them a serious lead which we only just managed to claw back with me playing firefighter and trikke keeping up the pressure before an end-game tag team that killed both players

F-94D : Ran into Sultan and a flightmate in an F-94/Sea Hawk pair. Snatched an early lead but the enemy team came back strong for a fairly close finish held on because trikke and I again kept up the pressure at multiple points

EF-131 : Bot game. As much as I trash this plane as OP, there is one situation that is its Kryptonite and that is the all-garrison map. We won but I barely did anything as trikke cleaned up in his XF-90

F7U Cutlass : Again, all bots. Took the time to experiment with the Spec Cutlass. Even with Ultimate Turbine, its acceleration felt anemic.

F7U Cutlass : Ran into a pair of humans - unfortunately they were in a Sea Hawk and a BVP215.02. Was trying out the F7U with Polish instead of LWF. acceleration still felt poor but at least I could dive at the expense of turn. Also experimented with one-passing Mining Plants with Mary. 

Su-10 : Rolled out the terminator, got matched against a Ju-287/Il-40 flight and a Spec P.1101. The 287 player immediately swapped to a HGII as soon as they capped the mid Air Base and proceeded to get torn to shreds by quad 20mms in the Su-10's rear. This thing really is stupid.

Ki-102 : Went back down from the tier 10 clubbing machine to the tier 6 clubbing machine. trikke also brought his out and together we just kinda murdered the heck out of an unfortunate Mosquito and A6M5. Neither were spec either. After the Su-10 match, this felt doubly dirty

Ki-102 : Flew this again since trikke wanted to fly the Ki-88. Ran into a flighted 110E and Il-2(t). Got hackusated because the 110E thought I shouldn't be able to put the turns on him so easily.

P-38F : The most intense match of the day (and also our last). Matched against a Spec 109F, a Spec Spit I ad Spec Boomerang, and a Spec P-38F on the enemy team. A very close battle with metus_regum from A-S-S in his Mosquito. Pulled a win though it was a little dicey at times.


Edited by SpiritFoxMY, 31 July 2020 - 01:36 PM.

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trikke #1875 Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:39 PM

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i remember about 25% of those battles        sux to be me
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So tonight was apparently BOMBER NIGHT

 

P.38 Wilk : Bot game

Ju-287 : Bot game.

Ju-287 : A surprising loss considering our opponents were a P-51H, a Spitfire XIV and an I-250. I'm still kinda at a loss at what happened other than we were on the wrong end of a mass bot flip. I wasn't bothered by the enemy team much although trikke and out Ta152 player had a terrible time. The map was a fairly even one though, and their P-51H was actually pretty good. Overall, proof that bombers would be balanced if only they would take Mining Plants out of the equation

Ju-287 : Had KloudRains on our team - I do wish this would happen more often - and with trikke in his more familiar F2H, we basically curbstomed the enemy team.

Su-10 : Ran into KloudRains again, this time on the enemy team. Won by virtue of Su-10 more than anything.

Su-10 : Ran into KloudRains for the third time, again on the enemy team. Got overconfident and handed the enemy an early lead by trying to level bomb in an Su-10 but in the end, it was still the Su-10 on a two plant map. stiller in the Javelin probably helped as well given his 14k points; a better performance than when he was on Kloud's team the previous match, but I mostly think it was trikke keeping the enemy clear of the second mining plant which prevented a much closer fight by buying me time to recover from my initial mistake.


Edited by SpiritFoxMY, 01 August 2020 - 11:44 AM.

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Captain_Rownd #1877 Posted 01 August 2020 - 05:15 PM

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Woke up in the middle of the night and saw it was x5 weekend, so I skipped sleep and flew a bit.

 

IL-20 - Don't recall much except the enemy team always had the better german Me P.1099

 

F7F - Always does the stuff, can't complain.

 

La-7 - This is where it started to get hard.  This plane is too fragile, only really effective against turn fighters, but can't turn.  Always burning, dying....

 

Bf 109 F - First battle was against 5 Spec'd heavies - how do you think that went?

 

Ki-93 - Scored well and always finished on top of the team, but lost the first 3.  Never felt like I could aim, but instead stuff just randomly exploded in front of me.  

 

So many players tonight it was hard to survive for long.

 

Mulchmaker at its finest:

 

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Captain_Rownd #1878 Posted 02 August 2020 - 01:33 PM

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Finished the "Birthday" missions.

 

IL-20 

 

F7F - Does the stuff.  Research the Flying Flapjack

 

F-84B - Got curbstomped in one of the battles.  Researched F-84F

 

Ki-93 - Flopping around like a beached whale in some close battles.  The DERP is fickle, and often cruel.  I don't feel like I'll fly this much after the grind is done. 

 

 

 


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I've been flying the Bf110B and Blenheim F to grind daily token missions as well as the 22nd Anniversary ones. The use of rudder has finally clicked with me. When used correctly, it cuts down turning times tremendously; that is, at least when my turn has a vertical component and my plane is not directly parallel with the ground. For example, I like to do a "lazy" Immelmann turn where it's not purely vertical. Some of the turn is sloppy and has become somewhat diagonal rather than a clean, neat vertical turn. Once my plane has hit the top of the turn, I use the rudder to kick the tail up (and nose down) and slice off a big chunk of the turning circle. Using the rudder also helps any other time you want to point the nose downward quickly. Just roll so that one wingtip is pointing toward the ground and then rudder in that direction.

I already loved heavy fighters, now I like them a whole lot more.

Also have been flying the Do217M and Ar197 (which I like), the Spitfire 14 and IL-8 (which are ok), and the Tu-2 (which I dislike so far).


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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 01 August 2020 - 06:43 AM, said:

So tonight was apparently BOMBER NIGHT

 

P.38 Wilk : Bot game

Ju-287 : Bot game.

Ju-287 : A surprising loss considering our opponents were a P-51H, a Spitfire XIV and an I-250. I'm still kinda at a loss at what happened other than we were on the wrong end of a mass bot flip. I wasn't bothered by the enemy team much although trikke and out Ta152 player had a terrible time. The map was a fairly even one though, and their P-51H was actually pretty good. Overall, proof that bombers would be balanced if only they would take Mining Plants out of the equation

Ju-287 : Had KloudRains on our team - I do wish this would happen more often - and with trikke in his more familiar F2H, we basically curbstomed the enemy team.

Su-10 : Ran into KloudRains again, this time on the enemy team. Won by virtue of Su-10 more than anything.

Su-10 : Ran into KloudRains for the third time, again on the enemy team. Got overconfident and handed the enemy an early lead by trying to level bomb in an Su-10 but in the end, it was still the Su-10 on a two plant map. stiller in the Javelin probably helped as well given his 14k points; a better performance than when he was on Kloud's team the previous match, but I mostly think it was trikke keeping the enemy clear of the second mining plant which prevented a much closer fight by buying me time to recover from my initial mistake.

 

i remember all of the losses and almost nothing of the wins         sux to be...   well, you know          ty for being understanding, but it was a poor session for me

 

but it was exciting 


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