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Master_Cylinder #1 Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:05 PM

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Now I know that the vast majority of players will not know what I am talking about when I refer to the API or Application Program Interface.  This database returns stats on players and clans and other useful things.

 

Here is my question... ... ... with the start of 2.X and the death of 1.X the API changed and one of those changes was the elimination of stats on Rocket Kills and Bomb Kills.  I brought this to the attention of the QA people in the beginning of 2.X and was told that those two stats were going to be brought  into the game.  Well 2.X is now about a year old or just over a year and still no R&B Kills.

 

So please give us an update on if it is ever going to be in the game and if not why not put it back into the API.

 

Which begs the question... why was it removed from the API in the first place.

 

We use to have in-clan competion on these two stats

 

Now Evilsnowman and I are in a competion on Rocketeer medals but that is not the same as knowing exactly how many we have both killed.

 

So please give us an answer oneway or another.  If the answer is no or never I will live with that and not just go away but go away mad

 



Azis_ #2 Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

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Isn't there still a medal count for each?
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PoliticallyIncorrectName #3 Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:08 PM

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View PostAzis_, on 23 January 2019 - 07:52 PM, said:

Isn't there still a medal count for each?

 

There is only award (ribbon) on killing at least one aerial target with bomb/rocket per battle. So for example if you get golubev medal (3 aerial kills with rocket in sortie & win) you'll get only one rocketeer ribbon.

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Azis_ #4 Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

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That makes sense I guess only one medal per battle regardless of how many kills.
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Master_Cylinder #5 Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:49 AM

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PIN is correct there are two medals for rocket kills and none for bomb.

 

Prior to 2.X in the FK clan we were tracking total number in kills and if I am not mistaken Wapitipac was number one in bomb kills for the clan and I was number one for rocket kills.

 

At that time ZapperGuy was number one in the game for total rocket kills at well over 1,300.  I had just gotten the BVPs and was trying to catch up.  Then 2.X came along and we were left with just the medal counts for rockets and nothing for bombs.

 

Now I will admit that killing with rockets ever since the introduction of minis makes it easier to get them bomb kills are now the dificult one  to get.

 

So all I am saying is follow through with putting the stats into the game which whould be nice or put the stats back into the API.

 

If you all remember correctly an ACE was 5 planes in a battle back in 1.X.  I still have the video of my BVP215 doing 5 rocket kills in one battle.  Correct me if I am wrong oh WG gods but I think I am the only one that had accomplished that.

 



Master_Cylinder #6 Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

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hey Underpants, do you follow all the forum topics or just the ones I contribute to just waiting for me to fly off the handle???

Master_Cylinder #7 Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

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hey here is another thought... ... ... with bombers in the mix now wouldn't it be nice if you bomber guys could see how many planes you have killed with bombs????

Zigfreid #8 Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:10 PM

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View PostMaster_Cylinder, on 24 January 2019 - 04:49 AM, said:

PIN is correct there are two medals for rocket kills and none for bomb.

 

Prior to 2.X in the FK clan we were tracking total number in kills and if I am not mistaken Wapitipac was number one in bomb kills for the clan and I was number one for rocket kills.

 

At that time ZapperGuy was number one in the game for total rocket kills at well over 1,300.  I had just gotten the BVPs and was trying to catch up.  Then 2.X came along and we were left with just the medal counts for rockets and nothing for bombs.

 

Now I will admit that killing with rockets ever since the introduction of minis makes it easier to get them bomb kills are now the dificult one  to get.

 

So all I am saying is follow through with putting the stats into the game which whould be nice or put the stats back into the API.

 

If you all remember correctly an ACE was 5 planes in a battle back in 1.X.  I still have the video of my BVP215 doing 5 rocket kills in one battle.  Correct me if I am wrong oh WG gods but I think I am the only one that had accomplished that.

 

 

Rocket & Bomb kills were something special in 1.9, there was no resupplying.

Looking at TeamTerrible 1.9 stats they show he made over 3,000 rocket kills.

My bomb kills were over at 3,400 at last count in 1.9, aahh the good old days!



Master_Cylinder #9 Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:27 PM

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good job Zig, as I said ZapperGuy had over 1300 rocket kills and I was catching up to him with I want to say about 1100.  I do know that I had 700 Rocketeers

Yodiis #10 Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:32 PM

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Hi i just wanna ask on how to use the rockets on a enemy plane, i just get to is there a distance on firing them it would be a great help  :)

Master_Cylinder #11 Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:37 PM

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unless you are doing mini rockets it is very dificult and there are a number of threads in here that talk about it.  Blindfold or Eeekeeboo can help you find them.

 

Minis go off in volies of 2 4 or 8 rockets which makes it easier.

 

 



Vradin #12 Posted 25 January 2019 - 05:02 AM

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Zapperguy and TeamTerrible(as mentioned above by others) were some of the best for rocket and bomb kills during pre 2.0, and produced some top notch videos demonstrating this as well. No shame here, I'll admit they've both caught me a couple times in some perfectly timed traps....before the dark times...before 2.0 :P. Just to add another point, the replay option was much better pre 2.0,  you could rotate freely around and behind your plane showing bomb kills or for that matter different view points from many angles instead of just the uncontrollable floating disembodied head view they give you from around the the cockpit with 2.0+

 

  Why did they exclude bomb and rockets kills from API ?.......(Puts on Tinfoil Hat). Well, part of me  thinks either a small but loud enough group complained, or Wargaming believed, or a combination of the two; that these were considered elitist stats, the videos of rocket/bomb kills were embarrassing to some players, and bragging of such said stats were considered toxic, so they had to go.  Again....not totally tinfoiled hat here, maybe they're just lazy, maybe there are programming reasons.... I don't know, I just have my suspicions and bias having played this game for quite a while. Seriously though, how hard is it to just keep on recording total rocket and bomb kills ?:sceptic:

 

  Either way I'll leave you with this rocket video from much over a year ago, it was my last, never posted it...It was before the dark times, before 2.0. Serious question though.....is this not better quality than what's do-able with today's game replay version ?(I've even upgraded my computer since then....GTX1050 mini and already outdated computer when this was recorded).

 



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View PostVradin, on 25 January 2019 - 12:02 AM, said:

 Why did they …

 

Too many to list … 

 

 

Time to fire them and get a real dev team on this property.

 


 

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View PostVradin, on 25 January 2019 - 05:02 AM, said:

Zapperguy and TeamTerrible(as mentioned above by others) were some of the best for rocket and bomb kills during pre 2.0, and produced some top notch videos demonstrating this as well. No shame here, I'll admit they've both caught me a couple times in some perfectly timed traps....before the dark times...before 2.0 :P. Just to add another point, the replay option was much better pre 2.0,  you could rotate freely around and behind your plane showing bomb kills or for that matter different view points from many angles instead of just the uncontrollable floating disembodied head view they give you from around the the cockpit with 2.0+

 

  Why did they exclude bomb and rockets kills from API ?.......(Puts on Tinfoil Hat). Well, part of me  thinks either a small but loud enough group complained, or Wargaming believed, or a combination of the two; that these were considered elitist stats, the videos of rocket/bomb kills were embarrassing to some players, and bragging of such said stats were considered toxic, so they had to go.  Again....not totally tinfoiled hat here, maybe they're just lazy, maybe there are programming reasons.... I don't know, I just have my suspicions and bias having played this game for quite a while. Seriously though, how hard is it to just keep on recording total rocket and bomb kills ?:sceptic:

 

  Either way I'll leave you with this rocket video from much over a year ago, it was my last, never posted it...It was before the dark times, before 2.0. Serious question though.....is this not better quality than what's do-able with today's game replay version ?(I've even upgraded my computer since then....GTX1050 mini and already outdated computer when this was recorded).

 

 

Vradin, it is good to know that I am not the only one that remembers those Beta Testers that are long gone it brings wormth to my heart.  A little story about minis... ... ... when the BVPs first come out ZapperGuy was not playing for about tow weeks and his first morning back he was in a flight with me on the other side.  The opportunity to hit him with rockets came up and so I did...  His first reaction during the battle and after the battle was "What The Hell Was That???"  We had a very indepth converstation after that battle and that is when I started trying to catch him in Rocket Kills.





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