Jump to content


should new pilots pick a class and master it?


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

Wombatmetal #21 Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:59 AM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Member
  • 1099 battles
  • 1,013
  • [A-S-S] A-S-S
  • Member since:
    06-02-2013

I'm back in the game after a long absence this weekend. The game moves faster at higher tiers, and I found myself not processing the map fast enough, and I'm not struggling with the mechanics. I do think that new players should move up slowly just from the speed of the game. I also think you should try a few lines at T5 to get a feel for the traits, because that's when planes really start to differentiate themselves. They are sort of generic before.

 

I also think tool tips should be removed from the game. Put quotes from pilots there. Because a lot of players read them and think that shooting ground targets in a TA 152 is a good idea.  



mad_dog_morgan #22 Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

    Master Sergeant

  • Member
  • 8161 battles
  • 54
  • [DAA] DAA
  • Member since:
    10-18-2017
ok I have 3 accounts and in the current meta of bombers and GA's I find myself in heavies mostly for the mobility and to an extent the firepower but I play on the Asian server mostly now better ping 150 v 350 thanks wargaming for moving to Texas  from CA got me an extra 100 ms turn and burning is very interesting there some of those guys are masters at it and they have a samurai knights of old view of it change to the middle till the last one standing. then there the internet cafe accounts these are noobs often not a clue dumb as rocks but i just find myself in heavies because of the meta bombers played lots of them just not fun same with Ga's targets is my view of them.

CorvusCorvax #23 Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:25 PM

    Captain

  • Member
  • 3979 battles
  • 4,015
  • [OWSS] OWSS
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012

View PostWombatmetal, on 27 August 2019 - 01:59 AM, said:

 Because a lot of players read them and think that shooting ground targets in a TA 152 is a good idea.  

Heh.  *raises hand*

 

I have flighted with a friend flying his Ju-288C a few times, and we go to a mining plant together.  Well, before the red guys show up, I have nothing to do, so I stooge around for 30 seconds popping AA guns from 1200m.  Clears the field so he doesn't have to dodge flak, and gives me something to do before I have to shoot up red planes.  But hey, new players, please listen up:  If you are in a light fighter, PLEASE do not try to destroy ground targets unless there is really NOTHING else to do.  Like NOTHING else.  If there are any aerial targets at all, that's your job.  At least a 30mm cannon-equipped aircraft can do SOMETHING to armored ground targets.  Your .50cals in a Mustang?  No.



trikke #24 Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:31 AM

    Captain

  • Member
  • 3371 battles
  • 3,287
  • [R-A-W] R-A-W
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012

there's no way I could fly just one class, as a new guy

It took me 2k+ battles to finally learn that I will always suck at bomber-ing and GA-ing and don't get me started on MRs   


the only thing I really enjoy is flipping caps by shooting down planes, so why should I try something that doesn't fit me?


I just feel like I might have wasted a lot of time trying all of the classes, so I thought I'd ask if others had felt the same


Spittoon says #smarterpilotswinmore

losttwo #25 Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:07 AM

    which way do we go?

  • Community Ace
  • 4359 battles
  • 13,726
  • [S-S-G] S-S-G
  • Member since:
    05-15-2012

I am thinking this thread is bated

 



Jenko1957 #26 Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:00 PM

    Master Sergeant

  • Member
  • 6819 battles
  • 55
  • [OWSS] OWSS
  • Member since:
    12-21-2015
My approach is simple. Try everything, keep what works for you, don't be in a hurry to get to the next tier.

Dru83 #27 Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:46 PM

    Senior Master Sergeant

  • Member
  • 3323 battles
  • 286
  • [X3M] X3M
  • Member since:
    03-27-2016

It's not so much picking a class as picking a line because they all play differently. Even planes within a line play differently. The tough part is beginners usually don't realize the difference between a boom and zoom and a turn and burn. You could say, oh I made it to tier 5 and I want to fly fighters, so you focus the P-40 and the Spitfire... but they are two completely different play styles. Some of these playstyles are available in more than one class. If you like to boom and zoom, there's lines in 3 different classes that might appeal to you. So, yeah I'd say at least get every line up to tier 5 and then pick two or three lines to focus on, but I wouldn't say to focus on a specific class unless there's really only one playstyle you like, like if your only into bombers or GA.

 

 

 

The other way to do things is to just play every single line at the same time. That's what I have done. While that can be a lot of fun, it does slow you down as far as how fast you can get tier 10 planes. Which may or may not be a good thing.



Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #28 Posted 28 August 2019 - 04:14 PM

    Captain

  • Member
  • 1084 battles
  • 4,599
  • [3NIC] 3NIC
  • Member since:
    01-26-2014

View Postlosttwo, on 28 August 2019 - 04:07 AM, said:

I am thinking this thread is bated

 

but, but master...

 


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.


wylleEcoyote #29 Posted 29 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

    Command Chief Master Sergeant

  • Member
  • 5002 battles
  • 780
  • [ALAS] ALAS
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012

View PostCorvusCorvax, on 27 August 2019 - 10:25 AM, said:

Heh.  *raises hand*

 

I have flighted with a friend flying his Ju-288C a few times, and we go to a mining plant together.  Well, before the red guys show up, I have nothing to do, so I stooge around for 30 seconds popping AA guns from 1200m.  Clears the field so he doesn't have to dodge flak, and gives me something to do before I have to shoot up red planes.  But hey, new players, please listen up:  If you are in a light fighter, PLEASE do not try to destroy ground targets unless there is really NOTHING else to do.  Like NOTHING else.  If there are any aerial targets at all, that's your job.  At least a 30mm cannon-equipped aircraft can do SOMETHING to armored ground targets.  Your .50cals in a Mustang?  No.


but .. but ...   muh FREEDOM's  (and that ultimate Gas Operated Action that grants 20% fire chance)

 


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:
USA: XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C,
F11C-2, F4F, P-47B,

P-38 F/J,  XP-58 

USSR: Tu-1  UK: DH.100 F1. Japan: not even once. France: SE 100
Germany: Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D,
Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A,
Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Do 217 M,
Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2, 
Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1,


SpiritFoxMY #30 Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:20 AM

    First Lieutenant

  • Closed Beta Tester
  • 4574 battles
  • 2,543
  • [R-A-W] R-A-W
  • Member since:
    12-31-2012

View PostwylleEcoyote, on 29 August 2019 - 12:05 PM, said:


but .. but ...   muh FREEDOM's  (and that ultimate Gas Operated Action that grants 20% fire chance)

 

Can't fit it on a Mustang. In fact the only Freedom Cal equipped plane that gets a gun slot is the Fisher Eagle


***

But a truce to this mournful story

For death is a distant friend

So here's to a life of glory

And a laurel to crown each end





2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users