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CorvusCorvax #681 Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:33 PM

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Ki-84 II for grinding to the Ki-162.  With a flight mate, this is a GREAT aircraft.  I can hold down any sector, by myself, no issues at all.  Even against flighted humans (heads up to P-51H pilots - your plane is not about the turn.  It is a very fast, deadly MG platform.  DO NOT try and turn with a Ki-84 II, even when you have a flight mate also flying a P-51H)  Ground most of the way to the T9 He-162 Salamander, errrr, Ki-162, but will save the rest of the grind for some other time.

Flew the FW-57 to help a clan mate with daily token missions.  It feels dirty to fly that plane.  :)

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View PostGonerNL, on 20 August 2019 - 02:00 AM, said:

 

The Yak-30 is great.

It out-turns everything at that tier, as long as you stay low !! Speed and guns are OK.

 

Ooops, I meant Yak-19


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 20 August 2019 - 05:02 PM, said:

 

Ooops, I meant Yak-19


The -19 is also very turny.  Also down low.  I LOVE zapping these guys with my Me-262 HGII. :)



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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 20 August 2019 - 04:47 PM, said:


The -19 is also very turny.  Also down low.  I LOVE zapping these guys with my Me-262 HGII. :)

 

I fly the Yak-15 pretty high.  I usually go into a cap at the altitude the heavies spawn, between 1700m and 2000m.  Start at the top, work my way down.  If I need to catch something up above again I work my way back up there. 

 

A couple of battles after work, which didn't earn much credits:

 

P-47N - Used the old loop around the mountain peak trick to shake a corsair that probably had me dead otherwise.

Ki-84 - Pretty much every plane I had no answer for shot me down or zoomed away to leave me in the dust.  BV210's invisible air-air rockets, GA tail gunners, bomber tail gunners, german pontoon planes.  Evaporated.  I probably lost credits in that battle. 

 


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SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb :: TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 21 August 2019 - 05:36 AM, said:

 

I fly the Yak-15 pretty high.  I usually go into a cap at the altitude the heavies spawn, between 1700m and 2000m.  Start at the top, work my way down.  If I need to catch something up above again I work my way back up there. 

 

A couple of battles after work, which didn't earn much credits:

 

P-47N - Used the old loop around the mountain peak trick to shake a corsair that probably had me dead otherwise.

Ki-84 - Pretty much every plane I had no answer for shot me down or zoomed away to leave me in the dust.  BV210's invisible air-air rockets, GA tail gunners, bomber tail gunners, german pontoon planes.  Evaporated.  I probably lost credits in that battle. 

 


The Ki series is kinda funny.  If you don't turn, you're dead.  Turn, always turn.  In 3 dimensions.  Turn.

NOTHING can keep up with you in a turn, ever.  Even batplanes with turn stuff.  My major frustration is how slow it is.  I can't wait to specialize it - then I get to give it a speed build.  Since it already turns better than everything, sacrificing a little turn for speed doesn't hurt it.



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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 21 August 2019 - 04:23 AM, said:


The Ki series is kinda funny.  If you don't turn, you're dead.  Turn, always turn.  In 3 dimensions.  Turn.

 

If you're always turning you can never get anywhere, have any situational awareness, or do any damage to contribute.  Its speed and altitude range are decent, and the guns can do some damage if you can get them to hit.  Fragile as a paper kite, though.  When you meet another fighter the question is whether they'll blap you in one pass, or miss and let you chew on their tail a bit. 

 


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SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb :: TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 21 August 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

 

If you're always turning you can never get anywhere, have any situational awareness, or do any damage to contribute.  Its speed and altitude range are decent, and the guns can do some damage if you can get them to hit.  Fragile as a paper kite, though.  When you meet another fighter the question is whether they'll blap you in one pass, or miss and let you chew on their tail a bit. 

 


My very favorite thing to do is get in a turnfight with a Spitfire.  Never fails to make me smile.  :)

 

Finally got enough XP for the Ki-162.  Flew one flight, a win, but a lackluster performance at bone stock.  I'll need 120k XP just to get it to elite, never mind specialization.  I guess I need to fly my F2H more.  :)


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Funny this topic turned to the Ki line as I am currently grinding the T7 Ki-84 and what a grind it is.  Still trying to get the top level 30mm guns.  I refuse to spend free XP on a T7 plane because.  Saving it all for the T8+ planes.  

 

I actually like having the 4 20mm guns as it holds on against other T7s and obliterates the ADA.  When against T8s, it's meh in terms of firepower.  

 

And yes, this thing can turn.  

 

Not sure if this plane is a keeper or a stepping stone.  I moved my T3 P.38 over to the JPN line to train pilots and gunners (also moving up the JPN heavy line) and that has worked out well.  Also have the T7 JPN heavy premium for training purposes and for grins.  

 

Anyway, I am liking this plane and the line so far.  Not very fast, but it can climb unlike the Zeros.  It really fills a gap in the whole JPN tech tree for me as I am used to being able to get up there and work down rather than stay down in the AA fire or play defender all game (looking at you Zero line).  

 

Looking forward to the T8 in this line, but wow, what a grind.  Need daily missions to match up with the capability of this line.  


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View PostFour_Leaf_Tayback, on 22 August 2019 - 04:34 AM, said:

Also have the T7 JPN heavy premium for training purposes and for grins.  

 

The J4M ?

It's a multi-role actually ... and a lot better than I expected. Bought it with a Black Friday coupon because I was curious after fighting them as ADA ; if you get ambushed by them, you're dead.


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Flew the F2H some, and the Ki-162 some.  I guess I need to also fly the Sea Hawk some.  :)  Get working on ALL my T9 planes that need some sort of XP grind.  I keep hearing that I need to work my Yak-15 so that I can grind to the Yak-19 and the Yak-30.  I will save that for later - after the F2H , the Ki-162, and the Sea Hawk are done.

 

I will say this - I like the Yak series, but the lack of altitude makes me have sad face.



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Sorry I haven't been back too much recently or posted at all in a while.

 

Just one battle tonight, I have a bit of a headache which can make gaming, especially gaming requiring concentration, uncomfortable and/or unnecessarily difficult and exhausting:

 

 

Me-410(pretty darn decent match. The one other player on my team never loaded in until the battle was almost over, so I was 1 v 2 in that top tier match on Peripheral Mission: Harsh Times. Luckily, their two players were a somewhat decent, though new, player with a unrealistically good WR of sixty-point-something-or-other in a specialist P-40, and another new player, this time with a rather dismal WR of about 40%, who apparently had failed his way to one tier higher in the same line and was in a non-specialist P-51A. The P-40 player got me once, but I got him 4 times, whilst the P-51A once found me when I was on very little HP and ALMOST got me, but at the last second had his kill stolen. I killed him once, he crashed once, and twice he was taken out by one of our better bots. We won, and I got Grade II Heavy Fighter and 12,295 personal points. But the best part? I made enough base XP(almost 3,000) that the first win of the day x2 XP was enough to allow me to(FINALLY!) research the Me-265 without using a single Free Experience Point. YAY! About time.)

 


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View Postlegoboy0401, on 23 August 2019 - 12:43 AM, said:

Sorry I haven't been back too much recently or posted at all in a while.

 

Just one battle tonight, I have a bit of a headache which can make gaming, especially gaming requiring concentration, uncomfortable and/or unnecessarily difficult and exhausting:

 

 

Me-410(pretty darn decent match. The one other player on my team never loaded in until the battle was almost over, so I was 1 v 2 in that top tier match on Peripheral Mission: Harsh Times. Luckily, their two players were a somewhat decent, though new, player with a unrealistically good WR of sixty-point-something-or-other in a specialist P-40, and another new player, this time with a rather dismal WR of about 40%, who apparently had failed his way to one tier higher in the same line and was in a non-specialist P-51A. The P-40 player got me once, but I got him 4 times, whilst the P-51A once found me when I was on very little HP and ALMOST got me, but at the last second had his kill stolen. I killed him once, he crashed once, and twice he was taken out by one of our better bots. We won, and I got Grade II Heavy Fighter and 12,295 personal points. But the best part? I made enough base XP(almost 3,000) that the first win of the day x2 XP was enough to allow me to(FINALLY!) research the Me-265 without using a single Free Experience Point. YAY! About time.)

 

 

Welcome back, brother!      Congratulations on a win with adverse conditions, but the 410 can do amazing things for you


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View Postlegoboy0401, on 22 August 2019 - 11:43 PM, said:

. But the best part? I made enough base XP(almost 3,000) that the first win of the day x2 XP was enough to allow me to(FINALLY!) research the Me-265 without using a single Free Experience Point. YAY! About time.)

 


You are in for a treat. The Me 265 is where the German GAA line Really gets its act together and takes all the nice things from the earlier  tiers and puts it into one plane.

Spoiler


I have been on a Thunderbolt kick for the past few days and am now getting to the point where 10k+ pp games are a thing now.
Still not super comfortable with the rockets as I am with the bombs; but im getting there. 
My winrate is still about 50-50 solo so i need  to get from A)lways B)e C)apping
to
Always Be Capping the Best Zone at the Best Time
 


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very 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 : USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A
Multi-Roles: F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Tu-1, Bf 110 C-6, SE 100, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262

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, Do 217 M
 Japan: not even once.


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View Posttrikke, on 23 August 2019 - 03:19 AM, said:

 

Welcome back, brother!      Congratulations on a win with adverse conditions, but the 410 can do amazing things for you

 

I do enjoy my Me-410. As a matter of fact, I'm keeping it.(also have the special Russian Long Gun Barrels on it)


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View Postlegoboy0401, on 22 August 2019 - 06:43 PM, said:

 

 another new player, this time with a rather dismal WR of about 40%, who apparently had failed his way to one tier higher in the same line and was in a non-specialist P-51A.

 

  We can't know the circumstances of other players.  Some people have bad internet, some people have potato computers, some people don't do hand-eye coordination well, some people are very young/old, some people have bad eyes, some people don't get the strategy part, some people have naughty pets, some people have domestic issues, etc etc etc.  There are always going to be people who struggle with the game one way or another, but everyone should be welcome to fly - we're all here to have friendly fun.  (I hope)  :kamikaze:

 

 

 


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 23 August 2019 - 10:43 PM.

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SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb :: TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 23 August 2019 - 03:16 PM, said:


You are in for a treat. The Me 265 is where the German GAA line Really gets its act together and takes all the nice things from the earlier  tiers and puts it into one plane.

Spoiler


I have been on a Thunderbolt kick for the past few days and am now getting to the point where 10k+ pp games are a thing now.
Still not super comfortable with the rockets as I am with the bombs; but im getting there. 
My winrate is still about 50-50 solo so i need  to get from A)lways B)e C)apping
to
Always Be Capping the Best Zone at the Best Time
 

 

The P-47N is a tech tree follow-on from the B-32 (whiskey tango foxtrot), and I am thinking hard about going down that line.  I'd have to poach a junk pilot from somewhere and train him up.  Ooooo, maybe use the American lady pilot???

 

Anyway, planes I flew:

 

BOMBER-FEST!!!

B-26

B-32

RB-17

Su-10

 

Every flight was a win.  I made a giant pile of silver and got two crew points (on two different gunners), plus a decent amount of mechanical parts, so I can upgrade some sights and gun stuff.

 

All of my runs were at low level.  No outer space bombing.  Got 7(!!!) turret kills, including two humans in heavy fighters.  Something interesting - if I follow a bot bomber into the zone, I can not only clean up his mess, I can also avoid some of the ADA attention.  In addition, the bot HFs go after high-altitude bombers, leaving me down low with lights and multiroles.  Which blow up fast.  :)  The B-32 as a mobile flak battery is hilarious.



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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 23 August 2019 - 02:23 PM, said:

 

The P-47N is a tech tree follow-on from the B-32 (whiskey tango foxtrot), and I am thinking hard about going down that line.  I'd have to poach a junk pilot from somewhere and train him up.  Ooooo, maybe use the American lady pilot???

 

 

 

What?  I don't have a lady pilot!  :(  (At least....I don't remember having one.)  Anyhow, P-47N can be a really fun plane on maps that have Mining Plants.  (and of course all good maps should have Mining Plants)  However, I'm a little worried about the negative buzz I've heard about the XP-72. 

 

 


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SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb :: TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 23 August 2019 - 09:50 PM, said:

 However, I'm a little worried about the negative buzz I've heard about the XP-72. 


if the negative buzz about the entire p-47 line didn't stop you, then you'll do well in the Superbolt, brother!


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 23 August 2019 - 02:41 PM, said:

 

  We can't know the circumstances of other players.  Some people have bad internet, some people have potato computers, some people don't do hand-eye coordination well, some people are very young/old, some people have bad eyes, some people don't get the strategy part, some people have naughty pets, some people have domestic issues, etc etc etc.  There are always going to be people who struggle with the game one way or another, but everyone should be welcome to fly - we're all here to have friendly fun.  (I hope)  :kamikaze:

 

 

 

 

True that, but I think you would be lying if you said you would be perfectly fine with more than a few Tier X players of the same stats and skill level.


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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 23 August 2019 - 07:23 PM, said:

 

The P-47N is a tech tree follow-on from the B-32 (whiskey tango foxtrot), and I am thinking hard about going down that line.  I'd have to poach a junk pilot from somewhere and train him up.  Ooooo, maybe use the American lady pilot???


ABSOLUTELY. YES.  In point of fact if you have Mary Lovehart in your barracks she is already trained up in the P-47B.   her special super power is more 10 % more Boost time   and doing double damage with ordinance while in a dive attack.
 

View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 23 August 2019 - 08:50 PM, said:

 

 

What?  I don't have a lady pilot!  :(  (At least....I don't remember having one.)  Anyhow, P-47N can be a really fun plane on maps that have Mining Plants.  (and of course all good maps should have Mining Plants)  However, I'm a little worried about the negative buzz I've heard about the XP-72. 

 

 


Don't worry pilot. the Army Aircorp can explain to you in detail why The Thud will win any war as long as You are driving it.


 

View Posttrikke, on 24 August 2019 - 07:34 AM, said:


if the negative buzz about the entire p-47 line didn't stop you, then you'll do well in the Superbolt, brother!


How does a fellah such as yourself manage to get so much grief in the Fw190 (a high speed bullet and sometimes bomb delivery service) and yet have such love for the almighty Thuds? (a high speed bomb and sometimes bullet delivery service)

Super Bolt is an awesome name btw.
Thats right up there with Dora the Exploder.

So this means that with tier 8 is SuperBolt-72, then tier 7 is Thu(N)derBolt, Tier6 is (B)abyBolt,
and tier 5 is ProtoBolt-44 ???
 


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 24 August 2019 - 05:49 PM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very 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 : USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A
Multi-Roles: F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Tu-1, Bf 110 C-6, SE 100, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262

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, Do 217 M
 Japan: not even once.





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