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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. 



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 Today, 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

 



gerr22 #4 Posted Today, 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 

Postal_Monkey #5 Posted Today, 02:41 PM

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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).



trikke #6 Posted Today, 03:05 PM

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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 Today, 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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