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trikke #1921 Posted 22 August 2020 - 02:02 AM

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wow     just wow

 

"couple of things wrong" was being kind         

 

and, i'm sorry   i know that i have asked you several times already today, but what was your name again?

 

it's got to be ridiculously ridiculous to fly with me         ty, my brother    


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Captain_Rownd #1922 Posted 22 August 2020 - 12:07 PM

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Not enough time tonight to run a booster

 

IL-20 - a pesky Gant-19 was always buzzing in my ear

 

Bf 109F - wanted to grind XP for the 109Z, but didn't have enough time to run an XP booster

 

Bf 109G - pilot up to 100%

 

Ki-93 - Only flew it to research the J7W1, though it is derping things effectively enough.  I just don't enjoy the sluggish turning.

 

 


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trikke #1923 Posted 22 August 2020 - 01:39 PM

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ok, let's try this again...

 

almost 19k in the T10 xf-90 in a win against bots       never died... dying sure lowers the pp production, so i'm going to be more cautious from now on      (like that's going to happen) 

then a Banshee win against a solo specced human that i didn't know

2 wins in the T7 Tu-1 against new folks        one uptier, one downtier

T5 win in the 210, against 4 humans         couple of them were specced, i didn't know them

finished with a T3 Wilk win against 600hp, it was a squeaker 

 

sneaked away with 6 wins, no losses       i could feel a loss coming over the horizon, so i ran away

 

 


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Yak-7 M-82 - Kind of a blowout and a mediocre score.
Hurricane 2d - 1 match wasn't enough for me to get a handle of these guns. A win, but didn't do much in it.
Tomahawk - Close loss. 14k PP but couldn't quite carry the win. Zones flipping back and forth all game, a couple bombs or higher DPM would have edged us ahead in the capping race.
BSh-1 - Well, I wanted a couple bombs. Fell behind 2 zones to 0 but ended in superiority and started hunting fighters.
LBSh - Unbalanced Archipelago map. Captured enemy Airfield and eventually got superiority.
Boomerang - Capping race on map with 2 Military Bases and an Airfield. Not ideal for this slow mid altitude plane.
XF4U-1 - More my style. Horizontal Zoomed a human P-40, took a bunch of other planes thru the vertical turnstile.
Beaufighter 5 - 2 battles: 1 close loss and 1 blowout win. This plane is ok but vastly inferior to the real Beaufighter.
Ki-88 - Didn't contribute much in win. Plane is slow for a tier 7 battle.
XP-55 - Faster than on paper stats would suggest. Eyes in the back of my head on this one, able to best a spec'd Ki-102 and Me410 flight. Personally covered almost the whole Archipelago map, capturing our Garrison, their Command Center, and then back for our Airfield to secure the win.

 

Impressions from the Session:

  • I've been flying the Beaufighter 5 every day recently. I don't know why. It's a lot worse than the tech tree tier 5 heavies and my win rate in it is way worse. Still, somehow this has become my baseline plane.
  • The XP-55 and XF4U-1 surprised me. They should see more playing time.
  • Ki-88, Yak-7 M-82, and Tomahawk...are decent but seem like weaker versions of other planes.
  • The Boomerang, Hurricane 2d, BSh-1, and LBSh may get mothballed for awhile.

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XP-50, Beaufighter V, Mosquito 26, Beaufighter, P-38J, Bf110E, P-38F, F4U-1, P-47B, Ki-88, IL-1, Bf109B, Bf110B, Blenheim F, Mustang 1A, SE100, XF4U-1, Yak-3RD, A6M3 exp, XP-55, Spitfire V DB, IL-2 mod, A-26B, Me329, IL-20, IL-2, Pe-2 M-82, Do217M, Bf109Z, Ki-93, Ki-84, Vampire, XP-58, P.1056, Tempest, La-9, Me209A


qu33kKC #1925 Posted 22 August 2020 - 08:16 PM

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I spent today grinding up the German heavy line.  I had unlocked the 110-E yesterday, purchased it today and flew it to unlock the Me-410, which I accomplished.  Took the 410 out for a couple trips, MUCH happier in a bird that has some guts in the speed department.   I know have the entire German HF line (except for tier II).  I was struggling in the 110-E, it just didn't seem as good at tier as the B110-B.  I had some solid games in the B, the E suddenly seemed to "click" when I Free XP'd Marksman onto the pilot.  The 410 seems solid right from the get go, and having a pair of 30-mikes added to the mix really was nice.  :playing:

 

It really is amazing to be reminded of just how quick you can go up a line at the start once you know what you're doing, and have the silver for pilot training.  (more freemiums for the newbies!  More silver for the proles!)



Captain_Rownd #1926 Posted 23 August 2020 - 09:08 AM

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Before server reset, waiting for the x3 on my main grinding planes to reset.  All bot battles.

 

La-7 - only death when I got sniped by a Ki-93

 

Ki-162-I - I'm trying Protection Expert and armored engine and control surfaces on this one, since it's very fragile. I may add cockpit armor.  

 

After server reset:

 

Bf 109F - Feed me all those plump juicy bombers!  Finished the 50 token mission.

 

Bf 109G - Researched the airframe upgrade.  

 

IL-20 - Camped Mining Plant FTW

 

 


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Captain_Rownd #1927 Posted 23 August 2020 - 08:57 PM

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This morning I had 65000 XP left to get the Bf 109Z.  I ran a couple XP boosters and....

 

 

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F

Bf 109 F - purchase Bf 109 Z

 

 


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qu33kKC #1928 Posted 23 August 2020 - 09:26 PM

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Needed 5 defending air kills to complete a Daily, got 4 in both the Me-109B and P-36.  Switched over to the Bf-110 E for 5 games, got it to Spec.  Quick trial run went well.  Having to Spec a heavy in order to get a Gunsight is lame, Devs.

 

Me 262 still snake-bit, took 4 games to get a win.  Got wins in 1 Game in HG II and 2 in HG III to complete another Daily.  Tried the 110 C-6 for the "kills defending", had two solid games but no joy on the Daily.  Overall, this afternoons session was solid, had only one real headshaker of a game.

 

@Captain_Rownd, I really enjoy the Zweiling.  big guns, and isn't stiff.  Enjoy flying it more than the TigerCat.



Captain_Rownd #1929 Posted 23 August 2020 - 11:22 PM

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View Postqu33kKC, on 23 August 2020 - 11:26 AM, said:

 

 

@Captain_Rownd, I really enjoy the Zweiling.  big guns, and isn't stiff.  Enjoy flying it more than the TigerCat.

 

Fortunately I did the Ta-152 already, so I got the top engines right away.  

 

 


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trikke #1930 Posted 23 August 2020 - 11:52 PM

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View Postqu33kKC, on 22 August 2020 - 04:16 PM, said:

.  I was struggling in the 110-E, it just didn't seem as good at tier as the B110-B.  I had some solid games in the B, the E suddenly seemed to "click" when I Free XP'd Marksman onto the pilot.  

 

love the 110b and the 410, but i've never felt confident in the E       

 

i certainly flew it enough to know it well, and it's got a good pilot and everything is upgraded to ultimate     

 

but there's something missing, and i'm notorious for not being able to sense the 'flaws' in anything 


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Maqor #1931 Posted 24 August 2020 - 12:51 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 23 August 2020 - 06:52 PM, said:

 

love the 110b and the 410, but i've never felt confident in the E       

 

i certainly flew it enough to know it well, and it's got a good pilot and everything is upgraded to ultimate     

 

but there's something missing, and i'm notorious for not being able to sense the 'flaws' in anything 

The 110's and the 410 all have the worst turn time of anything in their respective tiers (aside from the C-6, GAA's, and bombers). The Bf110B makes up for it by being the fastest plane in tier 4. The Me410 does by having the most powerful guns and being about even in speed with the P-38J (slower boost but much higher cruise speed).The Bf110E is slower than the P-38F and has average guns for a heavy fighter.

 

The Ki-45 is kinda slow and has an inaccurate cannon but gets great turning to make up for it. The P-38F gets ridiculous speed and altitude. The Beaufighter is very slow for a heavy but has the best firepower and ordnance. The Bf110E doesn't get any major advantages over its peers and yet is by far the worst at turning. (I still think it's a strong plane, though, just higher risk with no additional reward.)

 

Also, don't you have the Me210? On paper, it's a straight-up better Bf110E: better bombs, higher altitude performance, and it actually has the speed to compete with the P-38F.

 

I'd rank the tier 5 heavies like this:

Ki-45 = Beaufighter = P-38F = Me210 >>> Bf110E >>> Beaufighter V.


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XP-50, Beaufighter V, Mosquito 26, Beaufighter, P-38J, Bf110E, P-38F, F4U-1, P-47B, Ki-88, IL-1, Bf109B, Bf110B, Blenheim F, Mustang 1A, SE100, XF4U-1, Yak-3RD, A6M3 exp, XP-55, Spitfire V DB, IL-2 mod, A-26B, Me329, IL-20, IL-2, Pe-2 M-82, Do217M, Bf109Z, Ki-93, Ki-84, Vampire, XP-58, P.1056, Tempest, La-9, Me209A


Captain_Rownd #1932 Posted 25 August 2020 - 04:58 AM

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A bit of change in my grinding.  

 

Yak 19 - Haven't flown this in a while.  Only halfway to the Yak 30.  First battle was hopeless against a Spec'd Attacker player that out-turned me.  In the second a distant heavy sneezed and I spontaneously blew up.

 

Bf 109 G - Why do heavy players try to turn with me?  Thank you.

 

Fw 252 - Won, but it wasn't any of my doing.  

 

Ki-93 - I never enjoy flying this plane, but I still need to grind out another 40,000 to fully research it, plus another 30,000 for the J7W1.  

 

IL-20 - boom

 

La-7 - Getting close to researching La-9.  I was watching a documentary on the soviet ww2 fighter production tonight, and I guess these were the bee's knees.  

 

 

 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 25 August 2020 - 12:17 PM.

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Maqor #1933 Posted 25 August 2020 - 09:19 AM

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Flew mid-tier Republic line for first time since I've gotten comfortable using rudder:

P-47B - Tier 7 battle. Grabbed central Mine on Archipelago. Enemies gave up on the rest of the map and kept streaming into the middle to no avail. Win, 9k, top score. Quick ROFLstomp.

P-47N - Tier 8 battle. Five Garrison map. Humans were BVP.210 and I against another BVP.210 and a 302. Despite constantly capping zones, didn't use ordnance all match. Plenty of distracted enemies in the red zones plus the heavy ADA made it unnecessary. Surprisingly, after making a pass on a bot La-7, diving and an Immelmann with rudder was enough to get my nose back around to finish him off. Win, 9k, top score. Quick ROFLstomp again.

P-43 - Tier 5 battle. Central Airbase plus two Garrisons. Bf109E and I faced Beaufighter and Bristol 146. All of us were specialized. Our Bf109E focused on the Garrisons. I slugged it out in the middle against the Beau and the 146, killing the heavy twice, 146 once, and getting killed by the 146 twice. Kill 3 or 4 enemies, die, quick respawn kind of battle. Win, 10k, top score. Closer one.

XP-44 - Tier 5 battle. Two Airbase, three Garrison Scorching Sands map. Spec I-17 and I against Yak-7 M-82 and spec A6M3 (exp). Got the Zero twice, killed by the Yak once. Went after bot multiroles, GAA's, and heavies. A dive, some roll, and use of rudder in a Split-S and then Immelmann was enough to shake a bot Bf109m that had me dead-to-rights. Win, 13k, top score. Closer still.

 

Fun little test of the mid-tier Republic multiroles. Previously I loved the P-47B and N but disliked the P-43 and hated the XP-44. Now that I'm comfortable using the rudder to aid in turning, these planes all seem to be strong zone capturers and serviceable boom-n-zoom fighters.


Done grinding, now playing favorites:

XP-50, Beaufighter V, Mosquito 26, Beaufighter, P-38J, Bf110E, P-38F, F4U-1, P-47B, Ki-88, IL-1, Bf109B, Bf110B, Blenheim F, Mustang 1A, SE100, XF4U-1, Yak-3RD, A6M3 exp, XP-55, Spitfire V DB, IL-2 mod, A-26B, Me329, IL-20, IL-2, Pe-2 M-82, Do217M, Bf109Z, Ki-93, Ki-84, Vampire, XP-58, P.1056, Tempest, La-9, Me209A


qu33kKC #1934 Posted 25 August 2020 - 02:59 PM

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I went up the Me-109 yesterday, everything all good until the G.  Had a very frustrating hour boosting the xp to get to Elite.  5 of 6 games downtiered, other one on the bad side of Road to Rome, and just struggling to do damage with any consistency.  Swapped over to the A-5, enjoyed the dakka.  Decided that dropping big bombs would be fun, and took Mary and the F2G out for a couple spins.  Kept getting maps with Plants, which made for a bunch of fun times.   Decided to pull out the B-534 for a bit of Period I fun, and promptly ran into all sorts of packet loss issues.  So, called it a day.  Had a chat or two with some day one/two players along the way. 

 

*edit*  forgot to mention, that I unlocked the F-94D yesterday.  Didn't really have time today to take it out for a spin, so still just researched. *edit off*


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Afternoon flying while the gf was out on the bay:

 

Ki-93 - :(  Wanna be done with this thing. Used the bombs for the first time, but they don't destroy ground targets individually.

 

Hornet - :sceptic:  Not much more into this one.  At least it's less derpy, with better bombs.  

 

Bf 109 G - :amazed:  Somehow I forgot the special sauce.  

 

Tornado - First flight in this plane.  Seems to quite capable, if I can stay away from the turn-fighters.  :izmena:  

 


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Captain_Rownd #1936 Posted 26 August 2020 - 12:01 PM

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Late Night Flying:

 

Tornado - 100% Pilot, and researched airframe upgrade

 

Ki-93 - Flying with reckless abandon among the bots - McGuire, McCampbell

 

Ki-162-I - Another bot battle, researched engine upgrade that I can't afford to buy

 

Fw 252 - Another bot battle.  Harrassed the bombers.

 

IL-20 - Finally some humans arrive.  Qualified for Specialist.  Still 20,000 XP from researching the IL-40.

 


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trikke #1937 Posted 26 August 2020 - 12:07 PM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 26 August 2020 - 12:59 AM, said:

 

Afternoon flying while the gf was out on the bay:

 

Ki-93 - :(  Wanna be done with this thing. Used the bombs for the first time, but they don't destroy ground targets individually.

 

Hornet - :sceptic:  Not much more into this one.  At least it's less derpy, with better bombs.  

 

Bf 109 G - :amazed:  Somehow I forgot the special sauce.  

 

Tornado - First flight in this plane.  Seems to quite capable, if I can stay away from the turn-fighters.  :izmena:  

 

 

i cannot fly any of those        really wanted to learn the G, because it's the most beautiful in the 109 line        but no, i couldn't hit anything      

 

i never see any humans flying one        really, i don't see that many bots flying it, either        maybe it suffers  too much when it's downtiered?


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Captain_Rownd #1938 Posted 26 August 2020 - 12:09 PM

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I have been doing fine in the 109 G, but just was out of sync with the battle. I haven't researched most of the upgrades yet.

 


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View Posttrikke, on 26 August 2020 - 12:07 PM, said:

 

 really wanted to learn the G, because it's the most beautiful in the 109 line        but no, i couldn't hit anything      

 

i never see any humans flying one        really, i don't see that many bots flying it, either        maybe it suffers  too much when it's downtiered?

 

I was having real issues killing things last time I took it out.  First two games were 5 assists each, with 5 and 3 kills.   (Downtiered)  I will have to adjust my target priorities, it just wasn't getting the job done on anything with two engines.



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Spent most of my time yesterday boostered in the F-94.  Free XP'd about half of the cost of the Vulcan, got the first engine and rockets.  Interesting bird to fly, I'm not sure what to think as of yet.  I was trying to fly it like a heavy, but going into the red at 3000 meters really put a crimp on bomber/heavy hunting.  Melts GAAs rather nicely.  Need to to a bit more research and practice.

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