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trikke #1 Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

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I still jump back and forth between heavies and lights a lot, but from the first time I flew the FW-57, I knew that heavies just fit me.     I don't always do well, but I do have a certain confidence level 


since there's a big difference in tactics and strategies between classes, would a new pilot advance faster in the game if they stay in a single class longer, instead of hopping around like I did?

How about... try everything up to and including T4, then pick a class?

Probably a dumb idea, who could possibly be that disciplined to stay in one class, just to perfect it

 


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View Posttrikke, on 25 August 2019 - 06:17 AM, said:

I still jump back and forth between heavies and lights a lot, but from the first time I flew the FW-57, I knew that heavies just fit me.     I don't always do well, but I do have a certain confidence level 


since there's a big difference in tactics and strategies between classes, would a new pilot advance faster in the game if they stay in a single class longer, instead of hopping around like I did?

How about... try everything up to and including T4, then pick a class?

Probably a dumb idea, who could possibly be that disciplined to stay in one class, just to perfect it

 

 

Not a dumb idea. I think new pilots should climb all trees and fly all classes. Keeps new pilots in the lower tiers longer. But that's just me.  :honoring:


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Quit often our ego's get in the way and we begin thinking of what others should do.

We even consider what is best for others because perhaps we should have done it.

It is called advice and we often try to give it away because we do not use it.

 

Here is my advice, because i do not use it.

New players should spend 100 hours learning each plane before jumping to another one.

That means 100 hours in a P-12 before moving to tier 2 or even to the I-15.

New players should also master map tactics before they move to higher tier levels.

 

Here is the reality of it all.

Anyone and everyone should just play how they feel comfortable.

We are all different and play different.

Experimentation shall lead them down the path they choose.

They will ultimately just play the game for their enjoyment and learn at their own pace.

A new player could in reality just purchase a tier 8 premium and only fly it for a bit.

Resulting in learning even the basics of this game and mastering a tier 8 premium.

There are no rules that state one  must start at the bottom and work their way up.

 

 



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Try them all then concentrate on the one or more that you have the most fun in.
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Fly whatever floats your boat...I mean lifts your wings.  No need to overthink things. 

 


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Maqor #6 Posted 25 August 2019 - 01:08 PM

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I recommend new players get all the Tier 5 planes. Then for any Tier 5 plane you find tolerable, go for the Tier 6. By the time you have all the Tier 5 and a handful of the Tier 6 planes, you should have an idea of what each line is like and where you want to go from there.

 

As for premiums, you're probably going to want some credit earners to afford the millions upon millions of credits that you'll need for all this. Study the stats and watch a lot of videos. Then get the Tier 8 premium that is the most like your favorite Tier 6 plane (as in, wait until you have and are proficient in at least one Tier 6 before you get a Tier 8 premium).

 

For my first 6 months, I went up all the fighter, multirole, and ground attack lines. I disliked slow turnfighters and liked altitude fighters. My first plane that felt really natural was the Bf109 Friedrich (so I got the similar P-80A as my cash cow). In the past month or so, I've focused on heavy fighters and Boom N Zoom multiroles. That's all I've been playing for the past month because they've been so great (Ki-45, Ki-102, Bf110B, Bf110E, Fw 190A-1, Fw 190A-5, Beaufighter, Mosquito, F4U-1, XP-44, P-47B, P-38F, and the Me 109 TL).

 

I would like to resume playing the P-51A, Bf109F, I-210, IL-10, and Me265 at some point, but the Boom N Zoom lines are just too fun for me to play anything else. (This is what a new player should look for, tech tree lines and playstyles that make you feel like this.)



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With the game dynamic (skills, equipment, dailies, specials, etc.) the player is all but forced to have aircraft of every type in low, med and high tier.  Having at least some skill in tier and type is a plus.

 

Thinking back to the beginning, I was a light fighter guy.  It wasn't until well into the game I found out I liked, excelled and had fun in heavies.

 

In the early days, I did fly with a gent who flew 100 battles in every plane, hate it or not.  I had to hand it to him, he had serious dedication.  There were some planes that would really stink up a hangar.



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I think everyone who plays this game should

perfect their own silly walk...

before going onto learning the safety dance

 


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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It took me a while to figure out which sorts of planes fit my flying style.  It's a good idea to fly all the planes up to T4/T5.  Then, after that, decide which style suits you, and go for those.  I found the Ao-192 to be fun, back in 1.x.  I found the FW-57 to be intoxicating - bombs, plus fast, plus altitude, plus guns, plus a rear gun that could really lay the wood to a tail-camper...

I loved T3 battles.

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 25 August 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

I loved T3 battles.

 

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View PostToggle, on 25 August 2019 - 10:19 AM, said:

With the game dynamic (skills, equipment, dailies, specials, etc.) the player is all but forced to have aircraft of every type in low, med and high tier.  Having at least some skill in tier and type is a plus.

 

Thinking back to the beginning, I was a light fighter guy.  It wasn't until well into the game I found out I liked, excelled and had fun in heavies.

 

In the early days, I did fly with a gent who flew 100 battles in every plane, hate it or not.  I had to hand it to him, he had serious dedication.  There were some planes that would really stink up a hangar.

 

I think that I just saw a ghost


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Captain_Underpants53 #12 Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:55 AM

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Part of it has got to include some common sense about how much experience you need before you jump to the higher tiers in whatever class of plane you prefer.

 

I had back-to-back battles tonight where two different guys, one in a P-51H and one in a Ta-152 spent the entire match trying to take ground targets.  You can guess how well their teams did in the battle.  At least, I didn't get both of them on my team in the same battle.

 

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losttwo #13 Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:40 AM

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good round of ammo 25 gold

quality paint job with bonuses 100 gold

Fully trained pilot 400 gold.

P-51H hitting ground targets ....................PRICELESS



gerr22 #14 Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

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fly em all and KEEP them all just my opinion

BB3_Oregon_Steel #15 Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:45 PM

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Ok, I've sort of struggled with this question myself and as most of you know, I'm kind of a analytical girl. 

 

How you approach this question depends almost entirely on what your end goal is. A sort of form follows function thing.  

 

1) I want to work my way to T10 and quickly as possible.   If that's the goal, pick a line, home in on it and work on it exclusively.  Use Free Experience whenever possible to upgrade aircraft and to move through the tech tree faster. 

 

2) I want to specialize in a line or plane I really like. In this case you want to fly enough types and nations in the lower tiers to figure out which kind of plane best "speaks" to you.  You then start flying that line exclusively and hone your skills to the point where you are amongst the best of the best in that particular type of aircraft. 

 

Now, either of these approaches have obvious advantages.  They move from low tier to high tier planes pretty rapidly and, since you're only flying one type of plane or just flying a couple of planes overall, you get to know your aircraft in great detail, what works, what doesn, how to handle any number of situations while flying that aircraft. 

 

Do I use either of these approaches ... well the answer is no, no I don't.  Am I aware that, statistics wise I could improve my numbers dramatically by adopting one of these strategies then the answer is yes, yes I am.  

 

I personally adopt a very broad approach which encompasses all lines in all nations where I simultaneously attempt to move up all lines at the same time. As such, all of my top earned planes in each line are all T4's or T5's and I am just now sufficiently advanced that I can see my first earned T6 aircraft arriving in the not too distant future. 

 

Advantages of this approach?  It's fun, really no better answer than that.  I kind of get bored flying the same plane over and over again so it's fun for me to shift gears from plane to plane and figure out how to take what I've learned and apply it to each aircraft. That challenges me more I think that I would feel grinding my way up a particular line to the exclusion of most other things, but then again I'm kind of weird soo ... 

 

In the meantime however. 

 

BIPLANE FIGHTERS ATTACK!!!! :izmena: 


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Yes, it's haughty and its arrogant but you're a battleship with 16 inch guns and Britannia Rules the Waves.  Maybe a bit of arrogance in this case is appropriate.  


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View PostBB3_Oregon_Steel, on 26 August 2019 - 07:45 PM, said:

 I kind of get bored flying the same plane over and over again so it's fun for me to shift gears from plane to plane 

^^^this

 

I don't want to fly just one kind, from one era.  I want to try them all.



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there is an old proverb; those who cannot do, teach.

 

there are a lot of teachers in this thread. just sayin



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View Postdesert786, on 26 August 2019 - 10:42 PM, said:

there is an old proverb; those who cannot do, teach.

 

there are a lot of teachers in this thread. just sayin



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View Postdesert786, on 26 August 2019 - 02:42 PM, said:

there is an old proverb; those who cannot do, teach.

 

there are a lot of teachers in this thread. just sayin

There's and older saying that goes like this ... 

 

"Rude people should get drop kicked through the window."

 

Pretty sure that's how it goes ... :great:

 

Just sayin' 


"Don't mess with me because I can squish you like a bug, that is If I should decide to notice your existence in the first place".  

 

Yes, it's haughty and its arrogant but you're a battleship with 16 inch guns and Britannia Rules the Waves.  Maybe a bit of arrogance in this case is appropriate.  


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View PostBB3_Oregon_Steel, on 26 August 2019 - 07:08 PM, said:

There's and older saying that goes like this ... 

 

"Rude people should get drop kicked through the window."

 

Pretty sure that's how it goes ... :great:

 

Just sayin' 


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