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Captain_Rownd #1 Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:11 PM

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My list of Specialists so far is:

SPAD S.510  - so easy to get Specialist in a turny fighter at Tier 2

P-40 - which I put a lot of work into a month ago as a playing style

MiG-3 - easy peasy

A6M1 - a plane that I do NOT like, but Specialist just happened while grinding the XP to research the offshoots

Some other things are gettting close

 

Which brings up my question: We have to purchase "Specialist" status, which I think was 250k credits for the A6M1.  Is that for the individual plane, or for the type of plane?  I always need more hangar slots, so I'm itching to sell the A6M1 after testing the Specialist configuration.  If I sell it now am I throwing away the Specialist status?  Does it still apply to any A6M1 I purchase in the future, or would I need to spend another 250k to get Specialist again?  This will also effect whether I bother grinding to Specialist for some other planes I may not keep long-term. 


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wylleEcoyote #2 Posted 21 January 2019 - 01:37 AM

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We have to purchase "Specialist" status ...
Not necessarily. some still folks prefer the other options.
For example: the P-38



Is that for the individual plane, or for the type of plane? 

When you purchase the specialist configuration it is for that plane only.
However you can also revert back to the elite version by clicking onto Upgrades in your Hanger UI
when you do so in the upper left of your screen you will see the the name of the plane followed by its current xp and free xp earned.
Directly underneath that is the line that says   
Configuration:  Stock  Specialist
by clicking on stock it will revert you plane to the old non specialist configuration.
(if you have the various engine frame guns etc in your depot. if not it will prompt you to buy that stuff back first)
Doing this and the configuration line will now look like this:
Configuration: Stock Specialist

You can switch back and forth between them and it will not cost you a separate hanger slot. (two different planes; one hanger slot)


I always need more hangar slots, so I'm itching to sell the A6M1 after testing the Specialist configuration.  If I sell it now am I throwing away the Specialist status? 
No. You are not. 
However selling the plane means that all your equipment currently mounted in the plane will be disassembled for parts. Unless you spend Tokens to demount them beforehand.

Does it still apply to any A6M1 I purchase in the future, or would I need to spend another 250k to get Specialist again? 
I am almost certain that once you unlock the specialist status for a particular plane you will not loose it.
(just like paint jobs paid for with gold or various modules that you spent experience to unlock)

But presuming you sell your A6m1 and all of its associated modules and equipment back to the game to free up a hanger slot.
Then use that slot for something else for a while
Later on you acquire a new slot.
then you buy back your A6M1
you will most likely have to buy back the specialist status to gain the extra configuration and bonus xp gain
just like you would have to buy back the engines, airframe, guns, etc of your Elite A6M1.
But at least this time around its just a matter of spending credits. No grinding out stuff you have already done for that particular plane once before.

Honestly its pretty painless to do this with the Singular Exception of the Token Cost that comes with de-mounting equipment you actually want to keep.

1 token for Improved
2 tokens for Advanced
3 tokens for Ultimate.
Stock Equipment is still free to move around
the token cost is the same with no regard to how much any of this stuff is calibrated. Only if you enhance it  will the token cost go up.


 


        


Captain_Rownd #3 Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:11 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 20 January 2019 - 10:11 PM, said:

 

My list of Specialists so far is:

SPAD S.510  - so easy to get Specialist in a turny fighter at Tier 2

P-40 - which I put a lot of work into a month ago as a playing style

MiG-3 - easy peasy

A6M1 - a plane that I do NOT like

 

Specialist #5 is XP-44 Rocket

 


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gerr22 #4 Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:36 PM

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never sell a plane i rather gather tokens and buy hanger slots imagine my hanger has 144 planes yes i have been playing a long time but now i play what i feel like on the day instead of wishing 

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View Postgerr22, on 16 February 2019 - 01:36 PM, said:

never sell a plane i rather gather tokens and buy hanger slots imagine my hanger has 144 planes yes i have been playing a long time but now i play what i feel like on the day instead of wishing

 

If you can afford to keep all your planes, then sure. But if you can't (plus if you don't like the plane) then there is no harm in selling a plane. Just keep in mind that if you ever want the plane back it will cost you the original price.

 

Personally I make sure I have at least one plane from each tier for each aircraft class specifically so I can flight up if needed. After that I hang on to 'keepers'. But I've had to sell some good planes earlier in my WoWp career that I knew I wanted back but I had to keep the grind alive. I just waited til I could afford the slot and plane at a later time (the Me 410 I just bought back is a prime example).



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i've got too many planes, most i never fly       i should clean house, but i'm a hoarder

 

i rarely never ever fly my Spits, but i just can't bring myself to get rid of them

 

i deleted my 190s, but kept the Dora, because i promised myself that i will learn to fly it better somehow someday

 

i've got the best 190 pilot in the world on speed dial, but nope... it's just out of my reach, talentwise

 

tons more planes are so fun to fly, but don't get in the rotation because i can't really contribute much in them

 

but i've bought back planes after selling them, even if the point production wasn't there, because i missed flying them


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Postal_Monkey #7 Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:18 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 16 February 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

i rarely never ever fly my Spits, but i just can't bring myself to get rid of them

 

i deleted my 190s, but kept the Dora, because i promised myself that i will learn to fly it better somehow someday

 

i've got the best 190 pilot in the world on speed dial, but nope... it's just out of my reach, talentwise

 

I'll flight up if you want, the Dora is SO good once mastered.

Or we can take out some Spits for shiggles. They're fun usually too :)



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View Postgerr22, on 16 February 2019 - 01:36 PM, said:

never sell a plane i rather gather tokens and buy hanger slots

 

I rarely get tokens
Specialist: SPAD S.510, P-40, MiG-3, A6M1, XP-44, Fw 190 A-5, Me 209 V4

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 16 February 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

 

I rarely get tokens

 

If you have time try and complete the dailys. Or at least one of them each time you log on. I had over 300 at one point and they come in handy for sure.

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In order of tier: Things i liked enough to specialize
  • things on the list to get around to specializing, eventually. Maybe. or Probably.
Tier 2: Fw 96

Tier 3: Ha 137

Tier 4: He 122, Bf 109 B, Bf 110 C-6, HE 111 H-2
  • Do 17 Z (because SOMEDAY ill get those last 2 aerial kills...)
Tier 5: P-40, P-38F, Bf 109 E, Bf 109 E-3, Ju 87 G
  • XP-44 (is kinda fun. a definite maybe unless i use the slot to go up the us bomber line)
  • F4F (The paint is hilarious, and if i manage to kill you with it its cause im trolling you)
  •  IL-2 (mod), Bf 110 E  (Those valkyrie wont train themselves)
  •  Me 209 V4 (because soooo much speeeed)
  •  He 100 D-1 (because its a trainer, so it will happen eventually)

                      (Also if i manage to kill you with its 3x 7.62mm LMG's in tier 4-6, you need to #GetGudScrub )

  •  Spitfire 1a   (Not because im into the playstyle. but people that i flight with sometimes do.

                                so having a compatible plane is important)

  • Beaufighter, SE 100 (because they are still Broken As Fuq i dont play them so much but eventually it will happen)
Tier 6: P-38J, Fw 190 A-5, Do 217M
  •  P-39N-1, P-47B, IL-2(t),
  •  XP-55 ( i just need to earn that Marseille Medal ... ) 
  • Spit.V DB605, Spitfire Vb IM

            (maaaybe not though. the DB is more fun. But on the other hand, IRON FU**ING MAIDEN )

Tier 7: Me 265 (and every other german GAA i get my hands on from here on out)
  • Bf 109 G, Fw 190 D, Typhoon
Tier 8:  XP-58, Do 335 A-1
  • Me 209 A, Tempest, Ju 288 C        

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View PostPostal_Monkey, on 16 February 2019 - 06:25 PM, said:

 

If you have time try and complete the dailys. Or at least one of them each time you log on. I had over 300 at one point and they come in handy for sure.

 

The only Tier 8-10 I have is Tempest, and I tried for a few days but wasn't really completing any of them. 

 


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 16 February 2019 - 11:44 AM, said:

In order of tier: Things i liked enough to specialize
  • things on the list to get around to specializing, eventually. Maybe. or Probably.
Tier 2: Fw 96

Tier 3: Ha 137

Tier 4: He 122, Bf 109 B, Bf 110 C-6, HE 111 H-2
  • Do 17 Z (because SOMEDAY ill get those last 2 aerial kills...)
Tier 5: P-40, P-38F, Bf 109 E, Bf 109 E-3, Ju 87 G
  • XP-44 (is kinda fun. a definite maybe unless i use the slot to go up the us bomber line)
  • F4F (The paint is hilarious, and if i manage to kill you with it its cause im trolling you)
  •  IL-2 (mod), Bf 110 E  (Those valkyrie wont train themselves)
  •  Me 209 V4 (because soooo much speeeed)
  •  He 100 D-1 (because its a trainer, so it will happen eventually)

                      (Also if i manage to kill you with its 3x 7.62mm LMG's in tier 4-6, you need to #GetGudScrub )

  •  Spitfire 1a   (Not because im into the playstyle. but people that i flight with sometimes do.

                                so having a compatible plane is important)

  • Beaufighter, SE 100 (because they are still Broken As Fuq i dont play them so much but eventually it will happen)
Tier 6: P-38J, Fw 190 A-5, Do 217M
  •  P-39N-1, P-47B, IL-2(t),
  •  XP-55 ( i just need to earn that Marseille Medal ... ) 
  • Spit.V DB605, Spitfire Vb IM

            (maaaybe not though. the DB is more fun. But on the other hand, IRON FU**ING MAIDEN )

Tier 7: Me 265 (and every other german GAA i get my hands on from here on out)
  • Bf 109 G, Fw 190 D, Typhoon
Tier 8:  XP-58, Do 335 A-1

 

Hmm. I happen to own a Specialized SE-100 myself. It's as fun as all get-out. Do 217 M, which I just got, I probably WON'T keep to specialize because if the German high-tier Bombers come and among their ranks is a He-177, I'm going there and stopping until I have another slot to continue the line. I have, however, kept both my Do 17 Z and my Ju-88a.


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I like the 217. instead of dropping cluster bombs from the Ju 88a (which is just like the Do 17 Z at tier 4 only amped up to tier 5)
it carries nice big fat juicy bombs that do a nice job of blowing up exactly what you want to blow up.
And doing it exactly when you want to blow it up.
And can do it from low earth orbit with an ultimate bomb sight :B

As opposed to the Americans that just throw so many bombs at the target that eventually they have to hit something.

Or for that matter the Russian Bombers flying around like Brian Blessed Himself told them that Flash lives so they must DIVE!!!

        


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM, said:

I like the 217. instead of dropping cluster bombs from the Ju 88a (which is just like the Do 17 Z at tier 4 only amped up to tier 5)
it carries nice big fat juicy bombs that do a nice job of blowing up exactly what you want to blow up.
And doing it exactly when you want to blow it up.
And can do it from low earth orbit with an ultimate bomb sight :B

As opposed to the Americans that just throw so many bombs at the target that eventually they have to hit something.

Or for that matter the Russian Bombers flying around like Brian Blessed Himself told them that Flash lives so they must DIVE!!!

That's not true. The American Heavies don't throw lots of bombs at a target to make sure they hit, (they don't stay over any ground target long enough to get more than two on most ground targets, and 3 or 4 on the Mining Plant's Workshops special ground target), rather they have so many bombs in order that they may guarantee the 100% utter obliteration of as many ground targets as possible, and thus the 100% capping of a zone as fast as possible, with some margin of error for enemies destroying ground targets or taking out a plane.

 

Also, the reason those 500-pound bombs are almost 100% guaranteed death to any ground target they are aimed in the general direction of, is they have a HUGE blast radius(period, but especially for a bomber) with Ordinance Expert. I'd be only half joking to say that with Ordinance Expert and the premium consumable for blast radius(I don't remember its name right now), it would feel like dropping AT LEAST 1,000 pound bombs, if not far short of the F2G's COLOSSAL 1,600 pound bomb with its INSANE 120 METER BLAST RADIUS!

 

Yeah, yeah, it wouldn't actually be anywhere close to that number, BUT DARN IT, IT WOULD FEEL LIKE IT!


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 16 February 2019 - 11:27 PM, said:

Or for that matter the Russian Bombers flying around like Brian Blessed Himself told them that Flash lives so they must DIVE!!!

 

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Thanks for posting these questions, OP. I've learned a lot from reading this thread.

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 16 February 2019 - 11:52 PM, said:

 

The only Tier 8-10 I have is Tempest, and I tried for a few days but wasn't really completing any of them.

 

 

Ah ha, that will do it. Tempest is good but you'll need some other options to use for dailies.

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View PostPostal_Monkey, on 21 February 2019 - 03:08 PM, said:

 

Ah ha, that will do it. Tempest is good but you'll need some other options to use for dailies.

 

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I just saw the option for specialist on my Spit dbv and clicked it and now I got wings.

 

I know I go after the "wingers" because their human and most are pretty good so i'm not sure if this was a good idea because having my username gets me head hunted enough as it is. 

 I'm pretty good at getting out of the way and coming up behind attackers now so with wings I may have to take this into consideration.

 


 

 


 

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View Posttrikke, on 16 February 2019 - 04:05 PM, said:

i rarely never ever fly my Spits, 

 

I started flying them again for missions ; felt cheap in them. But after constantly being pitted against teams with nothing but Spits and Zeros, I thought ; what the heck... if you can't beat them, join them. Only way to beat MM ...


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