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Captain_Rownd #21 Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

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I had an abbreviated outing tonight:

 

SB - all upgraded, so probably not long until I move to the Ar-2

Ju 86 E - I moved the original crew back in here because...

Do 17 Z - ...because I bought the tech tree bomber and moved the better crew into it. I may get to the Ju 88 before they're up to 100%

Tempest - I had to make some credits to outfit the new bomber

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Captain_Rownd #22 Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

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The game was pretty unstable tonight with several dead joystick and a blackscreen bug and some other hiccups.

 

I flew most of my bombers:

SB - finished it

Ar-2 - shiny new bomber!

Do 17Z

Ju 86 E

 

The fighters:

Yak-3 - I chose to research the engine upgrade over the gun upgrade. 

I-220 - almost half way to the I-250

Fw 190 A-5 - is this the game's longest grind? 

XP-44

P-47B - halfway to the P-47N, but I'm clearly not "ready" for that one

Yak-7 - Very difficult plane.  I had the Yak-9 researched last year, but don't have the credits to buy and equip it

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Tempest - I still can't afford to mount the upgraded gun.

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 26 January 2019 - 03:37 PM.

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cddlbunny #23 Posted 27 January 2019 - 01:04 AM

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Bought the XF15C that was in the shop as I was unable to get it in the event. For a first time in it, got my fundementals handed to me more than I can count. Took out the Ki-1o and had a decent game in it. Trying to get the dailies out of the way for US/USSR but these only count if you win. The SB on the Russian line is a good job when you surprise your opponent bomber player with your dogfighting skills by banging them with the 12.7mm but unable to finish them with the turret gun.

Captain_Rownd #24 Posted 28 January 2019 - 01:11 AM

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Last night I played Tanks a little to start preparing crews for Frontline, and it reminded me of all the reasons I hate Tanks and love Warplanes.  So, I had a shorter flying session.

 

My win rate keeps flipping between 30% and 80% from night to night.  Last night was a winning night:

 

Yak-7 - somehow I got a "winged legend" with the Derpski despite being shot down a couple times.  I still don't have the credits to buy the Yak-9 I researched a year ago. 

Ar-2 - Bad games where caps flipped as I reached them before I could even drop a bomb, and in one we won all the caps and there was nothing to bomb for the last half of the game.  Less than 5000 points between those two.  :/ 

XP-44 - the Rocket feels like home now

P-47B

Yak-3 - I got the credits for the top engine but I'm not to the top gun or airframe yet.  I'm trying to decide whether I should save the 27000 XP to research the Yak-15 before upgrading those.  I won't have time to grind as much in February.

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 28 January 2019 - 01:12 AM.

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Jazz_4 #25 Posted 28 January 2019 - 03:06 AM

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cool I flew my tier 3 Christmas premium plane and the game disconnected me and then I logged in I could play it so I tried the xp 58 again got disconnected lol but the day before I got destroyed in my a26b. plus got in a turn fight with a yak I won I don't know how he just turned away so I boosted up in my p47b and shot him down.

Captain_Rownd #26 Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:20 AM

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View PostJazz_4, on 28 January 2019 - 03:06 AM, said:

plus got in a turn fight with a yak I won I don't know how he just turned away so I boosted up in my p47b and shot him down.

 

Sometimes they get distracted.

 

Last night was my last big flying night before heading back to work:

 

P-47B

Ar-2

SPAD S.510

Blenheim IV (e.) - first time I've flown it.  glad the bomb respawn is pretty fast

Do 17 Z

Ju 86 E

I-220 - lots of XP lost to two consecutive dead joystick respawns

Yak-3

 


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trikke #27 Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:28 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 28 January 2019 - 10:20 PM, said:

Blenheim IV (e.) - first time I've flown it.  glad the bomb respawn is pretty fast

 

i love mine...  easily my most relaxing drive in the beautiful countryside 

 

 


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wylleEcoyote #28 Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:34 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 26 January 2019 - 10:37 AM, said:

The game was pretty unstable tonight with several dead joystick and a blackscreen bug and some other hiccups.

 

Fw 190 A-5 - is this the game's longest grind? 

 

 


It does seem that way.

Then try grinding out a stock  Bf 109 G
78k xp earned by flying in a 109 F equivalent that is permanently up tiered.
Followed by another 105 k xp in something mostly tolerable before you get to spend 2.38 M Credits on the Me 209

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 29 January 2019 - 09:35 AM.

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 I have from : 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, He 112, Bf 109 B / E / E-3 / F, Me 209 v4 / A, Me P.1092, I-17
Multi-Roles: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26, P-47B, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  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
 


Captain_Rownd #29 Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 29 January 2019 - 09:34 AM, said:


It does seem that way.

 

It just has a ton of modules to research before you even start building XP for the Fw 190 D, and makes it even longer to achieve Specialist

 

Just 1 win in 10 battles this morning.  It's amazing how consistent the pattern alternates between days with low and high win rates.  20% one day, 80% the next.  (on average)  20%, 80%, 20%, 80%....  Almost as if...it's predetermined. :ohmy:

 

Ju 86 E

Do 17 Z (the lone win, against an all-bot team)

I-220 - first loss was due to dead joystick bug before squall line in a tight game, the others were landslide losses

Ar-2 - more landslide losses 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 29 January 2019 - 07:02 PM.

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trikke #30 Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:20 AM

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it's funny/not funny how often that happens...   happens to me all the time
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legoboy0401 #31 Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:22 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 29 January 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:

 

It just has a ton of modules to research before you even start building XP for the Fw 190 D, and makes it even longer to achieve Specialist

 

Just 1 win in 10 battles this morning.  It's amazing how consistent the pattern alternates between days with low and high win rates.  20% one day, 80% the next.  (on average)  20%, 80%, 20%, 80%....  Almost as if...it's predetermined. :ohmy:

 

Ju 86 E

Do 17 Z (the lone win, against an all-bot team)

I-220 - first loss was due to dead joystick bug before squall line in a tight game, the others were landslide losses

Ar-2 - more landslide losses 

 

Same here. I've been grinding my Skua so that I can grind the British Heavy Fighter Line, and it's been pretty much nothing but losses, and landslide losses in particular, so far.

 

I have a Tier VI available for me to buy at the moment, the Do 217 M, but combined with crew training, IT'S WAY OUT OF MY BALL PARK IN TERMS OF PRICE, so I'm grinding other lines right now, specifically the German and British Heavy Fighters, because I've had and played my SE-100 for quite some time, but only recently, I woke up one day and realized "darn, I'm pretty good with this thing, and with the whole heavy fighter playstyle in general, not to mention I quite like the Heavy Fighter playstyle now that I finished the grind through and sold the Ao 192 Kurier, the most utterly inept and incapable Heavy Fighter in the game".

 

I'm getting better with fighters and multi-roles overall than I used to be as well.

 

I used to quite like GAAs, but now I do not. I used to have fun with them, but something(maybe the meta, maybe the turret nerfs, maybe both, maybe both plus other factors, I don't know) has ruined the GAA experience for me, and now they just seem like so much cannon-fodder, at least at the low and mid-tiers. I have one that I'm grinding that I will save to finish the grind when the meta has shifted a bit in their direction, as well as a premium that I spent most of my time in, but other than those two I have no more, and I will not seek any more out.

 

Bombers, I have two German Bombers(you can guess which ones), the B-17D, and the Ar-2.(btw, I do not own any premium bombers for a variety of reasons)

 

I do not like the Ar-2, nor did I like the SB. After seeing gameplay from the two succeeding Bombers, I have decided I don't want any part of them, and will sell the Ar-2 off very soon.

 

B-17D is fun, the defenses are terrible, but otherwise I like the playstyle. I have it mostly upgraded, no top engines though.

 

Both of my two German Bombers(Do 17 Z and Ju 88 A) are fully upgraded, and on their way to specialist, although with their defensive armament as trashy as it is, I am not sure they will ever get there.

 

 

 

 


Edited by legoboy0401, 30 January 2019 - 03:24 AM.

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legoboy0401 #32 Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:27 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 28 January 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

 

Sometimes they get distracted.

 

Last night was my last big flying night before heading back to work:

 

P-47B

Ar-2

SPAD S.510

Blenheim IV (e.) - first time I've flown it.  glad the bomb respawn is pretty fast

Do 17 Z

Ju 86 E

I-220 - lots of XP lost to two consecutive dead joystick respawns

Yak-3

 

 

you seem to have lots and lots of premiums. I wonder when more gift codes with premiums that I don't actually have will be offered?

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wylleEcoyote #33 Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:05 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 29 January 2019 - 01:14 PM, said:

 

...  20%, 80%, 20%, 80%....  Almost as if...it's predetermined. :ohmy:

 

 

View Posttrikke, on 29 January 2019 - 09:20 PM, said:

it's funny/not funny how often that happens...   happens to me all the time

 

View Postlegoboy0401, on 29 January 2019 - 10:22 PM, said:

 

Same here. I've been grinding my Skua so that I can grind the British Heavy Fighter Line, and it's been pretty much nothing but losses, and landslide losses in particular, so far.

 

 


Take care, friends. :hiding:
Dwelling too long on this; ultimately subjective, experience is bad.
It will leave you only with the taste of bitter tears and ashes.
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And; in the end, madness.   :B < any post by HamHockJones from last year >
 

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 I have from : 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, He 112, Bf 109 B / E / E-3 / F, Me 209 v4 / A, Me P.1092, I-17
Multi-Roles: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26, P-47B, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  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
 


Captain_Rownd #34 Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:59 AM

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View Postlegoboy0401, on 30 January 2019 - 03:27 AM, said:

 

you seem to have lots and lots of premiums. I wonder when more gift codes with premiums that I don't actually have will be offered?

 

I started playing shortly after 2.0 launch when they were giving a bunch of premium planes away in promos, plus recent santa bags, plus I'm a sucker for $4 biplanes.  I want to have all the old biplanes and early monoplanes

 

View PostwylleEcoyote, on 30 January 2019 - 06:05 AM, said:


And; in the end, madness.   :B
 

 

I channel my frustration into odd humor outbursts on the forum.  Not to be taken seriously.  Every time I get fed up with always sucking in Tanks I post about how bad I am there. And I'm REALLY bad at Tanks so I've done a lot of that. 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 30 January 2019 - 07:00 AM.

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 29 January 2019 - 10:59 PM, said:

 

I started playing shortly after 2.0 launch when they were giving a bunch of premium planes away in promos, plus recent santa bags, plus I'm a sucker for $4 biplanes.  I want to have all the old biplanes and early monoplanes

 

 

I channel my frustration into odd humor outbursts on the forum.  Not to be taken seriously.  Every time I get fed up with always sucking in Tanks I post about how bad I am there. And I'm REALLY bad at Tanks so I've done a lot of that. 

 

 

I have exactly 13 premium planes at the moment, none of them above Tier V, and the only one I payed for was the XP-31 back when it was on sale for $0.99.

Edited by legoboy0401, 31 January 2019 - 01:55 AM.

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View Postlegoboy0401, on 31 January 2019 - 01:55 AM, said:

 

I have exactly 13 premium planes at the moment, none of them above Tier V, and the only one I payed for was the XP-31 back when it was on sale for $0.99.

 

That was a bargain.  It's a great plane. 

 

The only plane I bought above Tier 4 or so was the VB 10, using the 40% discount coupon we got a while back.  I'd also like to have the oddball C.714 for my french pilot to fly.

 

 


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 30 January 2019 - 06:14 PM, said:

 

That was a bargain.  It's a great plane. 

 

The only plane I bought above Tier 4 or so was the VB 10, using the 40% discount coupon we got a while back.  I'd also like to have the oddball C.714 for my french pilot to fly.

 

 

 

Which one doesn't mesh with you well? I personally just can't get into the Tomahawk IIb. I actually like the concept of the Me 209 V4, though I'd play it more if it was specialized and had Raptor Strike on it's pilot.(it is and has neither right now)

 

I know others love the Tomahawk IIb, I just can't seem to figure out how to play it without dying easily and how to take down enemy planes with it easily. The firepower is just awful and it's speed is only decent, and only with boost.


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 30 January 2019 - 09:14 PM, said:

The only plane I bought above Tier 4 or so was the VB 10, using the 40% discount coupon we got a while back.  I'd also like to have the oddball C.714 for my french pilot to fly.

 

 

 

i flew my vb10 today, i got it with that same discount, but i rarely think to fly it 

 

i'm always surprised how much fun it is!


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View Postlegoboy0401, on 31 January 2019 - 02:41 AM, said:

 

Which one doesn't mesh with you well? I personally just can't get into the Tomahawk IIb. I actually like the concept of the Me 209 V4, though I'd play it more if it was specialized and had Raptor Strike on it's pilot.(it is and has neither right now)

 

I know others love the Tomahawk IIb, I just can't seem to figure out how to play it without dying easily and how to take down enemy planes with it easily. The firepower is just awful and it's speed is only decent, and only with boost.

 

I feel pretty good in the Tomahawk IIb, at least against teams of mostly bots.  Last month I flew P-40, Tomahawk IIb and the russian P-40 M-105 one after the other a lot to get used to them, and ended up comfortable with them.    

 

My big trouble spot is planes with guns that overheat fast or have mixed caliber guns and cannons.  I don't do very well in the japanese fighters with the overheating guns.  I don't have good enough battle vision or experience to set up an attack so I can make the most of the gun while it's cool and finish the enemy off before the guns overheat

 

View Posttrikke, on 31 January 2019 - 02:43 AM, said:

 

i flew my vb10 today, i got it with that same discount, but i rarely think to fly it 

 

i'm always surprised how much fun it is!

 

It's pretty fast and puts the hurt on bombers.  Maybe fast is the norm at those Tiers and I'm just a noob in my first fast plane. 

 

 


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 30 January 2019 - 07:06 PM, said:

 

I feel pretty good in the Tomahawk IIb, at least against teams of mostly bots.  Last month I flew P-40, Tomahawk IIb and the russian P-40 M-105 one after the other a lot to get used to them, and ended up comfortable with them.    

 

My big trouble spot is planes with guns that overheat fast or have mixed caliber guns and cannons.  I don't do very well in the japanese fighters with the overheating guns.  I don't have good enough battle vision or experience to set up an attack so I can make the most of the gun while it's cool and finish the enemy off before the guns overheat

 

 

It's pretty fast and puts the hurt on bombers.  Maybe fast is the norm at those Tiers and I'm just a noob in my first fast plane. 

 

 

 

I just don't like the Tomahawk IIb's capabilities against other players, especially in specialized turn fighters. With that said, I have no business playing an XFL-1, and it shows. I am horrific with that 37. I think I miss like 9 out of every 10 shots on maneuvering/heavily maneuvering planes with that gun.

 

It's partially why I have stopped at the I-16(l) for now, as I have a feeling that I would be even worse with the Yak-7, which fully upgraded plays a bit like a less turny inferior XFL-1.

 

In fact, when I got my first cannon-armed plane, the Fw 57, I was so bad at aiming with those twin 20s that I pretty much gave up on grinding it and only grinded through it to get to the Do 17 Z

 

Thankfully, though, the SE-100 and IL-2(m) I got from promotional codes both considerably helped me with 20 mm gunnery, and now I am pretty decent with 20s. Partially because of that, I may end up going up the La line instead of the Yak multirole line for the moment, just because it's a much easier line for somewhat new players who aren't the best shots.


Edited by legoboy0401, 31 January 2019 - 03:31 AM.

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