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hoom #21 Posted 11 May 2019 - 01:46 AM

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[edited]me this would be a lot nicer if RNGesus would actually give an approx 50|50 ratio of Attack|Defend instead of like 7 straight Defends between Attack rounds.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le SerB.

legoboy0401 #22 Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:26 AM

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View Posthoom, on 10 May 2019 - 05:46 PM, said:

[edited]me this would be a lot nicer if RNGesus would actually give an approx 50|50 ratio of Attack|Defend instead of like 7 straight Defends between Attack rounds.

 

You need to flight. That's what I did. But I did win the one Defense battle I played this round, just a few minutes ago in my first battle in my new P-38F Lightning.

 

DARN this plane is good.


Edited by legoboy0401, 11 May 2019 - 02:27 AM.

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wylleEcoyote #23 Posted 11 May 2019 - 05:57 AM

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I am somewhat used to the intricacies of this mode by now.
And did very well after a game or two to determine how WG changed the settings this go around.
 
Consistant winning because they made the bombers a bit tougher than last time.
Though AAA was still devastating if you didnt work to keep that in check.  
Flew my german Bombers (with the occasional b-17 break.) the first night.
Definitely got focused hard but when bots and humans go out of their way to kill me then they ignored a bomber flight.
And unlike last time you could not ignore the bombers until the last moment and still win.

Winning 5 was easy. (a little too easy) until the defenders finally figured out how to defend.
Then the fights actually last for more than 3 minutes and the points just pour in.
farming the ground target kills ... not so much . A lot of greedy pilots were making that more of a pain than it needed to be.

So i hopped into german GA. :D
I forgot how bad those gun birds do against well armored buildings without HEAP ammo.  :facepalm:

And that's a problem in strongholds
Conveniently i have a tier 8 with ordinance. Defenders were still getting the hang of defending so winning 5 was simple.
aND ASIDE FROM YAK DRIVERS :angry: had alot of fun flying close enough to the ground to hit the enemy with my sword! :izmena:
And if i managed to remain unmolested would run up some ridiculous cricket scores.

How crazy? I ground out, paid for (upon selling the tier 8 it replaced), and equipped a teir 9 GA in a day of play.
(its a very fun jet too)  Even got a few red comet badges. :medal:
(none for the bombers though :()

Ill see if i can duplicate my results with MultiRoles when the second go around happens.

All in all, i think that WeeGee got it just about right this time around. (3rd time is the charm!)

Well except for the low altitude fighter pilots that try to play the game mode like its Attrition and [edited]about their resulting failure rate.
Their tears are tasty and refreshing with tequila.:P
 

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.


wylleEcoyote #24 Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:00 AM

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View Posthoom, on 10 May 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

[edited]me this would be a lot nicer if RNGesus would actually give an approx 50|50 ratio of Attack|Defend instead of like 7 straight Defends between Attack rounds.

 

flight up with a dedicated attacker and you dont have to worry.

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.


hoom #25 Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:40 AM

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 Consistant winning because they made the bombers a bit tougher than last time.
Though AAA was still devastating if you didnt work to keep that in check.  

 Winning on Assault team was about as hard as hitting the ground when falling.

Its how to win Defense that is of interest when you get it [edited]6-7 times straight because some [edited]are flighting with a bomber/GA.

 

Entirely plausibly less alcohol, starting later in the day & from a lot more sleep probably helps :hiding:


Edited by hoom, 11 May 2019 - 07:41 AM.

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le SerB.

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 10 May 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

 I personally like bomber escort... but only when I'm flying with someone who at least knows which end of the plane is pointing forward.

 

i always put a large piece of masking tape on the monitor where the nose is pointed 

 

scotch tape leaves adhesive residue behind, so...


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View Posttrikke, on 12 May 2019 - 10:19 AM, said:

 

i always put a large piece of masking tape on the monitor where the nose is pointed 

 

scotch tape leaves adhesive residue behind, so...

 

Sad part is I never get to fly this mode with you :/

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GonerNL #28 Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:09 AM

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Started out in heavies, got nothing but defense and defeats.

Switched to GA and also got lots of defeats in attack ... but managed to get enough wins and destruction to get 2 crates.

After that went back to heavy and I NEVER got one (1) single battle in attack, defense only !! Barely managed 5 wins for gold.

 

To me it looks as if attack gives a slightly better chance of victory, but MM regularly messes up so completely that the defenders completely annihilates the attackers.

 

 


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losttwo #29 Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:48 AM

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View PostGonerNL, on 13 May 2019 - 02:09 AM, said:

Started out in heavies, got nothing but defense and defeats.

Switched to GA and also got lots of defeats in attack ... but managed to get enough wins and destruction to get 2 crates.

After that went back to heavy and I NEVER got one (1) single battle in attack, defense only !! Barely managed 5 wins for gold.

 

To me it looks as if attack gives a slightly better chance of victory, but MM regularly messes up so completely that the defenders completely annihilates the attackers.

 

 

 

My experience on the round 2 of this thing (5/11-5/12 )

was 17 games to win 200 gold between the Heavies and GAA.

The game seemed to rigid and controlled.

Like you were forced to play a certain way

And yes it felt rigged towards win /loss depending on what side you were on.

Like there was no choice of input towards the win,

 

I took out my IL40P for the GAA section and it felt like every match

the AA focused on me, it was so over powered I could not make it past the first cap.

Each game was a total loss.

After 4 losses in a row I switch to my Tier 4 LBSH and won 2 matches in like 2 minutes.

IL2 ( mod) =win, IL-2(t)=win, IL-10=win.


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View Postlosttwo, on 13 May 2019 - 08:48 AM, said:

felt like every match the AA focused on me, it was so over powered I could not make it past the first cap.

 

Yeah, the light AA was fierce.

After being shot up a couple of times I made it my priority to take out light AA first so I could then concentrate on the heavy AA. And I only attacked strongholds with other GA around, so AA didn't focus.


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StoptheViolins #31 Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:46 PM

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That explains why I was doing well in my Tu-2. Offensive bombs and forward firing guns so it can be used to hunt.  I just wish i could zoom in to cross-hair mode.





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