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trikke #2921 Posted 03 August 2021 - 11:33 AM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 26 July 2021 - 05:36 PM, said:

All this talk about how OP the Goose is and no one is complaining about the I-17.

 

not a fan      it's not really a complaint       love the Mig-3, but not a fan of the i-17

 

otoh, rapidly becoming a fan of the goose!      one day in mid-July, it just clicked      props to good pilots who got it working on zero day


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ItsSubmersible #2922 Posted 06 August 2021 - 01:10 AM

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So, have one of those destroy 10 grnd targets in a single sortie missions. Only 1 token, but tokens are tokens. Blew thru P1,P3 in single battles. Cannot get ten in a row at P2 to save my life. Keep giving us superiority and nothing to bomb. Gotta play worse!

 

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cddlbunny #2923 Posted 07 August 2021 - 07:24 PM

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Well I must be slow or something, but I go with the daily missions and just fly what is called for. Finished specing the XP77. Had a rough start with it, but once gotten used to it, got the job done. Took forever to get the three last air defense aircraft to do that. Working on the Yak 1 on the middle tier of the 25000 point mission and hope to have that done soon. Find it easier for one who does not play on a regular basis due to working nights to take this one plane at a time and work on the daily mission that way. It would be fun to take the laptop into work, but I guess not'

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Flew the Goose yesterday. In a match with red team having a Special Goose ( mine is not ). Head on twice shooting all the way, ended up ramming. In game chat the pilot told me " You know that plane has guns ". Replied " Yes, but yours is special and I would lose. At least I'm keeping you out of the fight". Which was important because he was biggest threat. My fellow human in a bomber was blowing stuff up, so I knew we were good. Last encounter in game he was climbing and not paying attention. Used guns. :playing:. Got called a bad name. :teethhappy:
 
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Corsair4790805 #2925 Posted 08 August 2021 - 09:54 PM

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I've been all over the place the last several weeks, mostly T 6 an 7, working the tech tree grind.   Last night, on something of a whim, I decided to pick up the Bf 110 B.   I already had it researched, and 2K Free XP got my Fw 57 crew to 4 points each, and I had a free hangar slot.....so....

 

Wow.....what a fun plane to fly!   Those guns make the Fw 57 look like it was shooting BBs.   I think this will be my go-to plane for a while for Period I dailies.   I went 4-2 in it last night, took 1st in 5 of the 6 battles, got it elited and am well on my way to researching the Bf 110 E and spec'ing  the B.   I'm asking myself why I waited so long to get this plane.

 

I hope the E is just as much fun (I haven't looked at its stats yet).

 



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Corsair, the E is pretty much the same as the B for its tier. 

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Yeah, except the E isn't that much of an upgrade and has to fight a lot more planes that have more firepower than it than the B does.

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Ok, so I've decided after 2,295 battles that I need to buckle down on the tech tree grind, or I'll be pulling social security before I get to Tier X.   I'm also trying a new approach so I don't bankrupt myself - each plane has to pay for it's upgrades, configuration, paint and the cost of the next plane, plus pilot retraining, before I get the next one.   I may abandon that as I'm sitting on 18 million, but that can go fast if one isn't careful and somewhat miserly.

 

I'm also trying to take advantage of the first win bonus, so I'm actually rotating through planes (started tonight).   Flew 4 planes, 4 battles, with ok to so-so results overall (for me).

 

1. I-210, Win, 1v1, 2nd place, 6,195 points, 2 captures, 180 capture points.  I'm closing in on specializing this puppy, and I recently switched from the MGs to the cannons, to force myself to learn how to use them effectively.   The effort is paying off slowly - I got 6 kills with the cannons tonight.

2. Bf 110 B, Win, 2v2, 2nd place, 6,900 points, 1 capture, 200 capture points, 4,675 ground damage.  At least this time I didn't place behind a bot.....failed to close a lot of kills though and wound up with 8 assists.

3. F4U-4, Win, 1v0, 5th place, 7,155 points, 1 capture, 80 capture points, 7,468 ground damage.   Taking 5th in an all bot battle is disappointing...I think I made a mistake early on in going for the MP red was trying to cap.  Was working over red and ADA and got popped by a Yak.  I'm really starting to hate the Yaks....I should probably buy one and learn it.

4. P-51A, Win, 1v1, 1st place, 7,515 points, 2 captures, 220 capture points.  A really solid outing for me in the P-51A.   Got taken out just after squall line by a human 190 A-5, but we had enough points to run out the clock.

 

4-0 is a great night for me (granted, MM was showing me favor tonight).  I did make a 7.7 kill rate, but there's a vast array of opportunities for improvement. 

 

I need to add my Bf 109 F into the mix as well.

 



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View PostCorsair4790805, on 10 August 2021 - 02:49 AM, said:

Ok, so I've decided after 2,295 battles that I need to buckle down on the tech tree grind,

yada yada yada

 

I need to add my Bf 109 F into the mix as well.

 

 

Dude do not take as long as me. 

I started in Closed Beta ( 2012 I think ) I finally got my 3rd tier X last year 

I think the total battle count for me was 40K battles to finally have ALL my tier 10's 

Kick myself in the Zukerburg for taking so long. There are some really fun tier 9's and 10's to play.

 

One of the reasons I took so long was i really enjoyed the lower tiers vs all humans, 

Playing low tiers vs mostly bots is just a kill joy. 

Also was a strictly play for free cheap MF and the only thing i spent money on was premium planes. 

 

My best advice is to not worry about anything but getting them all. 

Spend if you got it. grind all you can and KEEP PREMIUM TIME. 

 

You can work on proficiency in each plane later



trikke #2930 Posted 10 August 2021 - 07:24 PM

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View PostCorsair4790805, on 10 August 2021 - 03:49 AM, said:

  Was working over red and ADA and got popped by a Yak.  I'm really starting to hate the Yaks....I should probably buy one and learn it.

 

9Us are dangerous, but i don't see a lot of humans flying them       is there something goofy about that 45mm lead, to hit something?

 

bots don't seem to have problems, though        i'm intrigued, but certainly not enough to grind a bunch of yaks to see

 

slow, low altitude and can't climb out of a shoebox      seems like death served on a paper plate to me


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Did Period 1 derping around in MR and HF towards a 10 token mission, after that had a trio of doozy games

 

22 Kill 6 medal game in the Swoose.  Got compliments from human in red, had discussion about what could slow the Swoose down.

 

15 Kill game in Pancake, on most h8ed map.  (Rome Breakthrough) lost an allbot game, got too low over airfield and got turret-crossfired to death.  Was able to take back 3 of the 4 bases, but not enough to claw back the points. I hate that map, doesn't matter which spawn.  When the only tactic is "RUSH THE MIDDLE" from both sides, that's a bad map. 

 

Final game was a 1 v 1 my Pancake vs a Horton.  We shot each other down twice, but even with the Horton holding the center Missile Base most of the time, I was able to taken enough stuff around the perimeter for a win.  Another nice conversation about Tier VIII rock/paper/scissors.   (Pancake has little options vs a Horton, but Vampire tends to take down Horton.)

 

Some very nice games, and good post-game conversations.  :honoring:

 

 



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View Posttrikke, on 10 August 2021 - 07:24 PM, said:

 

9Us are dangerous, but i don't see a lot of humans flying them       is there something goofy about that 45mm lead, to hit something?

 

bots don't seem to have problems, though        i'm intrigued, but certainly not enough to grind a bunch of yaks to see

 

slow, low altitude and can't climb out of a shoebox      seems like death served on a paper plate to me


Yes.

The Yak-9U, if you hit with that 45mm, So MUCH FUN.  If you hit.  I prefer the 37mm on that plane.  I stopped the Yak MRF line at the Su-9, because I just don't have any more patience for the Yak MRF line.  The Yak 7 was fun, the Yak-5 is actually a pretty good plane that I might buy back, and the Yak-9 was OK, but outclassed at T6 by all the other MRF.



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Flew one battle last night to test my network/controller issues, so I picked something slow - the mighty Pegasus, and got matched with a Do 17 Z-7 for a very Odd Couple team.  One of the enemy players didn't crack 2000 points so it was a fairly easy win.  I only tangled with the enemy Hs 123 once, ambushing it and getting locked in a turning fight, and I think a bot saved me in the end. 

 

plane        result  points  caps  kills  deaths  Ground  damage  notes

Pegasus     win    8135     3        5       0            3          6390     2 Mining Plant map

 


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 11 August 2021 - 01:35 PM, said:

 

Flew one battle last night to test my network/controller issues, so I picked something slow - the mighty Pegasus, and got matched with a Do 17 Z-7 for a very Odd Couple team.  One of the enemy players didn't crack 2000 points so it was a fairly easy win.  I only tangled with the enemy Hs 123 once, ambushing it and getting locked in a turning fight, and I think a bot saved me in the end. 

 

plane        result  points  caps  kills  deaths  Ground  damage  notes

Pegasus     win    8135     3        5       0            3          6390     2 Mining Plant map

 

I do love the Pegasus, though I have not flown it in forever.  I like it because it was a bot GAA rocket plane back in the day and was a bit of a thrill when it became available.


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Corsair4790805 #2935 Posted 12 August 2021 - 01:09 AM

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Had a so-so nite w/r wise (5-2), but had some decent games despite the loss and two really good (for me) games that were wins.

 

1. Win, Bf 110 B, 2v2, 1st place, 7,440 points, 2 captures, 140 capture points, 1 ground target, 2,749 points.

2. Loss, I-210, 3v3, 3rd place, 5,775 points, 2 captures, 240 capture points.  We had solid control the first part of the game, but a clan mate on Red was able to carry his team to the ultimate victory.

3. Win, IL-2, 3v3, 3rd place, 5,045 points, 2 captures, 180 capture points, 3 ground targets, 12,771 ground damage.  Bringing the IL-2 back into the rotation, ran out of sectors to flip in a pretty thorough stomping of red, despite red having significant more battles than blue.

4. Loss, I-210, 3v3, 1st place, 10,605 points, 3 captures, 460 capture points.   One of my best games in the I-210, this time with the cannons and 3 chevrons, just couldn't get the win in a fairly close loss.  Had a 13:1 kill ratio this game.

5. Win, F4U-4, 2v2, 1st place, 10,310 points, 1 capture, 395 capture points, 1 ground target (special target at AB), 6,187 ground damage.   Probably my best ever game in the F4U-4 (currently 5-6 in that plane) and was able to get the next to last upgrade to elite it.   I think over on Discord LMG was discussing why he preferred bombs to rockets (at least on the Corsair), so I've been flying with the bombs lately.   The ability to take out large targets with those bombs is quite nice..I think I've gotten special targets 2 or 3 times now with the 2 500s.

 

I'm focusing on trying to improve my skills and performance in each game, like captures, killing planes effectively, especially with the I-210's cannons, paying attention to the map, keeping kills in sector, etc.   You know, all that elementary L2P GitGud.   I think my learning on these items is going slower than my tech tree climb :)

 

 



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Hoo boy...last night started out poor and went that way until near the end.   I wasn't in the right frame of mind to "fly" last night, and it really showed in the first 3 battles.

 

1. Win, Bf 110 B, 3v3, 7th place, 3,095 points, 0 captures, 40 capture points, 0 ground targets, 0 ground damage.  This was an off game from the start.  The other 2 humans carried me - I just couldn't find a spot to engage that wasn't already taken by blue or shortly swarmed by red.   3 sector map (2 CC, 1 G, Archipelago).   Embarassing performance in the Bf 110 B.

2. Loss, IL-2, 2v2, 2nd place, 5,010 points, 1 capture, 60 capture points, 3 ground targets, 14,438 ground damage.  

3. Loss, P-51A, 2v2, 4th place, 6,545 points, 0 captures, 40 capture points.   At this point, I'm beginning to question my choices in life......I did everything wrong this time.   Got low.  Got slow.  Tried to turn with turny birds.....

4. Loss, I-210, 1v1, 1st place, 9,615 points, 2 captures, 380 capture points.   Another great game that resulted in a loss (3 straight in the I-210) - Grade IV, 8 aerial kills, lost by 10 freaking points.

5. Win, F4U-4, 2v0, 2nd place, 9,790 points, 1 capture, 240 capture points, 1 ground target, 6,737 ground damage.  A good game, got the win and took 2nd due to chevrons with the other pilot in the battle.  My one ground target was another special ground target at a CC.   Those 500 lb bombs are effective when you can land them.

 

We'll see how tonight goes.  My overall winrate is still hovering at 58%, but my 4 week average is almost 62%, so I'll keep plugging away and see if I can perform better consistently.

 



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Had major T-storms last night so Internet was pretty flakey. Flew the P82b very carefully so when I teleported from lag it wasn't too bad. Ended up with best game ever in that thing. Never went below 1500m, never dropped a bomb or fired a rocket. 17k, HoS, etc. Just cruised around zapping bombers, heavies and the occasional LF that strayed too high.

 

Took out the Ho out for a spin tonight. Damn it's hard to hit with those guns, but when you do, things vaporize!


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Only flew twice tonight, went 2-0 and had some interesting battles.

 

1. Win, Bf 110 B, 1v1, 1st Place, 11,515 points, 0 captures, 320 capture points, 0 ground targets, 3,770 ground damage.  Got blasted by AA right at the start, but pulled it together to get Grade II and a McCampbell.

2. Win, IL-2, 2v2, 1st Place, 7,130 points, 1 capture, 150 capture points, 4 ground targets, 19,543 ground damage.   Where to begin on this one....first, other human in blue was flying a spec'd Ki-88, and spent most of the battle strafing ground targets(!) at Mining Plants.  He got 5,802 ground damage (plus 5 kills).  I made multiple terrible attack runs on the Mining Plant, but we eventually flipped it.   I then began working towards our MB, which was flipped, then the enemy MP, which flipped right when I got there (this was Cold Peak: Piercing Wind, not a GAA favorable map).  I did take out a low flying human Mosquito 26 attempting to retake the MP.  Then I headed to the red MB....and literally flew *right* over the red spawn point (probably one of the absolute stupidest things I've done yet), picking up a LF and an MRF for my trouble.   My fellow human in the Ki-88 was nowhere to be found (probably strafing ground targets at the MB).  I somehow managed to survive and defeat BOTH the LF and MRF (completely forgetting that I had bombs *and* rockets), though the second kill was a ram.

 

Honestly I was amazed we won this, and even more amazed that I took 1st place with only 1 capture and 150 capture points.  One of the most bizzare battles I've flown in just over 3,000.

 


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Some morning games:

 

Tu-10 - 1 v 0 match - 8k pp win

 

Attempted to fly my B-32, but was disconnected in the count up screen. It took several tries to get back in as it said either the server was unavailable or my network connection was bad. Of course when I finally got back in, my poor B-32 wasn't available until it came back from its mission. :(

 

Il-2t - 1 v 0 match - 10k pp win... and disconnected on the way to the hangar... arg!

 



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Took out the I-260 twice yesterday. First match downtier and got owned by human in Ta-163. Second match uptier did pretty good.

 


 
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