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Captain_Rownd #41 Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:12 PM

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View Postlegoboy0401, on 31 January 2019 - 03:31 AM, said:

 

I just don't like the Tomahawk IIb's capabilities against other players, especially in specialized turn fighters.

 

P-40s aren't turn fighters, so that's a given.  If you gotta turn more than about 30 degrees from your initial direction it's probably time to hit the boost and GTFO  :D  I love how the machine guns never overheat. 

 

Derp cannons take some getting used to.  If they're really good derps you can just focus on cruising around derping things that are showing their side, and hoping to punish things that try to head-on you.  They can do damage from a longer distance, hoping to avoid attacting attention.

 

I found the La-5 to be a difficult plane for me because the guns overheat fast. 

 

 

 

 


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Captain_Rownd #42 Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:04 AM

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Last night:

 

P-47B - a routine day at work

XP-44 - second shift

Ar-2 - sucks to be a bomber when the caps are falling just as you get there  :/

Do 17 Z - OK, better

Ba.27M - Metallico Domination

Tempest - give up after 5 losses

I-220

He-100 D-1 - this plane is so fun when nobody has your number

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 03 February 2019 - 05:05 AM.

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Captain_Rownd #43 Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:06 AM

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This evening:

 

Ju 86 E - my other bombers didn't have their daily x2 XP bonus reset yet

Fw 190 A-5 - my old paint expired, so it was time for that goofy goblin face nose art  :D

Me 209 V4 - Der Interceptor blasted bombers, harrassed heavies and popped P-47s.  Still working on Specialist status

Yak-3 - I call this Yuck-3 because it gives me a "meh" vibe.  Got enough XP for the top cannon after a win.

Yak-7 - BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  :D

I collected enough credits to finally buy the Yak-9, which is one of the Yaks I have a gift camo for. 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 03 February 2019 - 09:09 AM.

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CorvusCorvax #44 Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 03 February 2019 - 09:06 AM, said:

This evening:

 

Ju 86 E - my other bombers didn't have their daily x2 XP bonus reset yet

Fw 190 A-5 - my old paint expired, so it was time for that goofy goblin face nose art  :D

Me 209 V4 - Der Interceptor blasted bombers, harrassed heavies and popped P-47s.  Still working on Specialist status

Yak-3 - I call this Yuck-3 because it gives me a "meh" vibe.  Got enough XP for the top cannon after a win.

Yak-7 - BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  :D

I collected enough credits to finally buy the Yak-9, which is one of the Yaks I have a gift camo for. 

 

You crazy.  The Yak-3 is the best T7 fighter.  Well, maybe the Ki, one could argue.  Big guns, turns like crazy, what's not to love?



Captain_Rownd #45 Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 03 February 2019 - 06:28 PM, said:

Big guns, turns like crazy, what's not to love?

 

Overheating guns, slowness, limited altitude.  After 3 fast (at times) high-flying planes it feels like pedalling a kiddie tricycle onto the freeway.  "go!  go!  go dammit!"  ;) 
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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 03 February 2019 - 02:47 PM, said:

 

Overheating guns, slowness, limited altitude.  After 3 fast (at times) high-flying planes it feels like pedalling a kiddie tricycle onto the freeway.  "go!  go!  go dammit!"  ;) 

 

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Captain_Rownd #47 Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:22 AM

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I've fallen into a pattern of grinding pretty much the same stuff every night, and wish I could fly more of my premiums:

 

Ar-2 - a couple of bad games where I was not getting to the caps at the right time to get the points

Do 17 Z - this was a 400-3 game where we had all the caps most of the game, so I spent the second half of the battle flying a circle waiting

  researched and bought the Ju 88 A

P-47B - Bombers, GAA, AA guns....nothing is safe!

XP-44 - still trying to get to Specialist

Yak-3 - plane is so fragile

I-220 - this is more like it!

XFL-1 - my daily dose of DERP

Fw 190 A-5 - Although I have the D researched I'd like to use the A-5 until I get to Specialist, and I don't really have the credits to buy and equip D anyhow

 


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 03 February 2019 - 04:06 AM, said:

Me 209 V4 - Der Interceptor blasted bombers, harrassed heavies and popped P-47s.  Still working on Specialist status

 

the most enjoyably frustrating plane that i own...   such a dream to fly, but you might as well throw rocks at other planes because of the ridiculous T2 guns on it


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Captain_Rownd #49 Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:22 AM

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I lost every battle tonight, so I only flew two planes:

 

Fw 190 A-5

P-47B

 


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LeastWeasel #50 Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

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Ah, I miss flying my P-47B. Working on the XP-72 right now, the one plane that’s really refused to “click” back in place since I started playing again. What was your achille’s heel during your string of losses in the P-47B?

Last nigjht was mostly money & fun - Pushing a Mustang mk.I & the hilariousy beefy Me 265 up to specialist, slowly....

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 03 February 2019 - 02:06 AM, said:

This evening:

 

Ju 86 E - my other bombers didn't have their daily x2 XP bonus reset yet

Fw 190 A-5 - my old paint expired, so it was time for that goofy goblin face nose art  :D

Me 209 V4 - Der Interceptor blasted bombers, harrassed heavies and popped P-47s.  Still working on Specialist status

Yak-3 - I call this Yuck-3 because it gives me a "meh" vibe.  Got enough XP for the top cannon after a win.

Yak-7 - BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  :D

I collected enough credits to finally buy the Yak-9, which is one of the Yaks I have a gift camo for. 

 

 

Yak7 is a blast and it's a good plane to get rocket kills in. It turns well and can be whipped through a mountain pass or canyon outrunning or outmanouvering a tail and then loop up and come behind him.My guns rarely overheat and I have been down to 3 health with 4 guys chasing me and still killed a few and survived way longer then I thought I would.Still the first plane I fly when I get home.I kill il2's with that thing.

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View PostLeastWeasel, on 05 February 2019 - 06:44 PM, said:

What was your achille’s heel during your string of losses in the P-47B?

 

My capping contribution is probably fairly low.  The only caps I contribute much to winning are mining plants, and then do a lot of defending caps from small numbers of reds invading them.  I love battles with mining plants. 
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legoboy0401 #53 Posted 07 February 2019 - 03:40 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 06 February 2019 - 07:04 PM, said:

 

My capping contribution is probably fairly low.  The only caps I contribute much to winning are mining plants, and then do a lot of defending caps from small numbers of reds invading them.  I love battles with mining plants. 

 

I only really ever did much in my XP-44 Rocket in Rocket Bases and Mining Plants, fair enough.

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 06 February 2019 - 10:04 PM, said:

 

My capping contribution is probably fairly low.  The only caps I contribute much to winning are mining plants, and then do a lot of defending caps from small numbers of reds invading them.  I love battles with mining plants. 

 

Okay, here’s some off the cuff advice - Number one, the obvious, is always make sure you’re contributing to caps, not soloing until you’re very comfortable. I constantly have to check myself - but making sure you’re going in with (and ideally AS cover for) a GA or a few fighters. Things are easiest when you hang back just enough to use your speed to mop up either occupied enemy fighters  or unfinished sites. When you’re first in, it takes a lot of discipline to not get caught up in a furball. Also, know when an attack run has gone bad, and use your speed to  reset the engagements! 

 

Secondly, I’d suggest using your ordnance in one of three ways: 

1. Don’t be greedy - be sure! An absolute must if you’re capping a neutral site - overdo it with your payload! Split it between 1-3 high-value targets in a single run. If the site’s hot, try to take an angle other than towards the enemy spawn; this makes it way easier to lose pursuers, or drag them in to allies.... and sets you up for a safe reset. 

 

2. Cleanup - follow in after a GA/bomber hit and finish sites. 

 

3. Clear AA with rockets - if it looks like it’s going to be a drag-out fight, sweep the AA with a rocket each; this is good for airfields. Don’t worry about finishing the site if it’s not neutral, just get those guns! 

 

 

But above all - whatever you do with your payload, do it FAST & CONCLUSIVELY. Don’t let your groundpounding ability blind you to the fact that it’s the things in the sky that will kill you the fastest. Unless you spot a ground target that will flip the cap right now, you should be clearing tails & making slashing attacks. Sky > ground - but the moment you have a second to breathe - launch & drop! And  once more, use enough to finish a site in one pass. 1-2 locations wiped & points scored is better than trying to be too clever and having nothing to show for it. 

 

Probably all stuff you already know... but  GL out there!


Edited by LeastWeasel, 07 February 2019 - 04:04 PM.


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View PostLeastWeasel, on 07 February 2019 - 07:54 AM, said:

 

Okay, here’s some off the cuff advice - Number one, the obvious, is always make sure you’re contributing to caps, not soloing until you’re very comfortable. I constantly have to check myself - but making sure you’re going in with (and ideally AS cover for) a GA or a few fighters. Things are easiest when you hang back just enough to use your speed to mop up either occupied enemy fighters  or unfinished sites. When you’re first in, it takes a lot of discipline to not get caught up in a furball. Also, know when an attack run has gone bad, and use your speed to  reset the engagements! 

 

Secondly, I’d suggest using your ordnance in one of three ways: 

1. Don’t be greedy - be sure! An absolute must if you’re capping a neutral site - overdo it with your payload! Split it between 1-3 high-value targets in a single run. If the site’s hot, try to take an angle other than towards the enemy spawn; this makes it way easier to lose pursuers, or drag them in to allies.... and sets you up for a safe reset. 

 

2. Cleanup - follow in after a GA/bomber hit and finish sites. 

 

3. Clear AA with rockets - if it looks like it’s going to be a drag-out fight, sweep the AA with a rocket each; this is good for airfields. Don’t worry about finishing the site if it’s not neutral, just get those guns! 

 

 

But above all - whatever you do with your payload, do it FAST & CONCLUSIVELY. Don’t let your groundpounding ability blind you to the fact that it’s the things in the sky that will kill you the fastest. Unless you spot a ground target that will flip the cap right now, you should be clearing tails & making slashing attacks. Sky > ground - but the moment you have a second to breathe - launch & drop! And  once more, use enough to finish a site in one pass. 1-2 locations wiped & points scored is better than trying to be too clever and having nothing to show for it. 

 

Probably all stuff you already know... but  GL out there!

 

One must note that one can do this when one is in a multi-role(preferably bomb-armed) and one is chasing (and shooting up) a enemy GAA that is trying to take out ground targets. Any time that your bombs are up and the enemy GAA fails to entirely get a ground target, you can easily and quickly drop a bomb on the unfinished target(and steal the cap points therein) and go right back to attacking that GAA without skipping a beat.


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View PostLeastWeasel, on 07 February 2019 - 03:54 PM, said:

 

Okay, here’s some off the cuff advice - Number one, the obvious, is always make sure you’re contributing to caps, not soloing until you’re very comfortable. I constantly have to check myself - but making sure you’re going in with (and ideally AS cover for) a GA or a few fighters. Things are easiest when you hang back just enough to use your speed to mop up either occupied enemy fighters  or unfinished sites. When you’re first in, it takes a lot of discipline to not get caught up in a furball. Also, know when an attack run has gone bad, and use your speed to  reset the engagements! 

 

 

Since I'm a joystick player I can only see forward, so in these non-turny planes I vector towards something to do that isn't too risky (dying in cap is bad) and unless there are one-on-ones I can win I vector back out to regenerate boost or at least do my dying outside of cap.  I can't really respond to what anyone else is doing since my view is strictly what's in front of me.  If there are a lot of reds in a cap (including defense aircraft) I don't go there unless there are no other options.   Central caps are usually a no-go zone.  I know people like to say that you can "use speed to get away" in faster planes, but there are a lot of aircraft that can take half your hit points or more before that speed can generate enough separation for safety, and for most of the battle I'm often already running on half hit points after recovering from the previous engagement. 
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LeastWeasel #57 Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:25 PM

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Stick-only pilot here, as well! I feel your pain. I’ve got “snap to target” mapped to up on the hat - I use that with “lock nearest” to get a look around me. Both the map view and ALT-info are bound to the joystick base... I use all three to try and gather the info I need. Snap to target is a godsend; just wish their “lock” variations (closer, enemy threat) worked a little better...

I’m getting reacquainted with the XP-72 right now - a very similar beast, but the added wrinkle of facing jets is giving me some pause. I know pre-2.0.5, the Thunderbolts really rewarded me when I built them for speed/boost - but I am still sussing out the ups and down of new equipment. When it finally clicks again for me, I’ll have some better input for you!!

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Curtiss XF15C still trying to figure that one out

P80A - little better at this one, got the second of two McCampbell gongs (surprised at that, really)

P51H and XP 72 to finish off a daily mission.

Still waiting on the Arrow to go on sale.


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Captain_Rownd #59 Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:26 AM

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I flew for quite a while today, but at a 25% win rate I didn't get to fly many planes and couldn't get the x3 XP in all of them. 

 

XP-44 - inching closer to Specialist, soooo slowly.  lots of medals, great scores, only one win.

P-47B - finally researched P-47N, but I never have the credits to buy new planes anymore.

Ar-2 - too many players during daytime to do well in bombers.  I often had to play fake "fighter" because there was nothing to bomb, and one game didn't even score any ground damage points.

I-220 - after a few games with machine guns I forgot how to pace my gunfire to avoid cannons overheating

Fw 190 A-5 - the one plane that worked for me today and got a win right away.  I still don't have nearly enough credits to buy the Fw 190 D

Tempest - I wouldn't be surprised if my win rate is as low as 15% in Tempest.  It does lots of damage, but at Tier 8 I don't do quite enough damage to have an impact.  

 

Argh, in the last game in Tempest I was on one of the maps with tons of clouds and often couldn't see anything around me as a result.  :/  Hate those maps. 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 11 February 2019 - 04:00 AM.

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i love reading these posts       

 

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