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NorthernPorter #21 Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

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Good to hear, will have to get into some games this evening. Wish it was Friday already...

Captain_Rownd #22 Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:58 PM

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View PostblindfoId, on 10 September 2019 - 03:49 AM, said:

 

They are the same, it's Personal Points after all, not Capture Points :)

 

 

Oh trikke, it's not a highlight. The listed aircraf are the most popular (e.g. - the most players have them) fighters. The reason is simple: the more players have planes that participate in the event, the more of them can try. :)

 

  I don't have any of those.  :/  

 

  However since it's a point scoring competition I wouldn't have any chance at prizes anyway. 

 

 


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hoom #23 Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:37 AM

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1hr 20min until start yes?
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GonerNL #24 Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:07 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 12 September 2019 - 11:58 PM, said:

I don't have any of those.  :/  

 

Not even one of those 9 planes ?! 

Can't you just re-purchase one you had researched ? Just buy the cheapest one and play 10 battles, with the number of players on NA you can't fail to get at least some prize ...


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Jenko1957 #25 Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:54 AM

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OK, so where is it?

 



losttwo #26 Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:55 AM

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View PostJenko1957, on 13 September 2019 - 04:54 AM, said:

OK, so where is it?

 


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wylleEcoyote #27 Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:59 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 12 September 2019 - 05:58 PM, said:

 

  I don't have any of those.  :/  

 

  However since it's a point scoring competition I wouldn't have any chance at prizes anyway. 

 

 


The advantages of the low tier ones are that they are cheap and easy to acquire. And killing bots in that tier is easy. It is a very low barrier for entry.

Competing in the mid tiers with those british meme-for-a-reason planes is not as difficult as you would believe.
Some otherwise bad pilots do well enough in them that they dont get much better.
If you are a competent pilot because you make a habit of flying planes that actually require a bit of foresight and skill to use effectively; you can easily surpass the bulk of the competition.

I hopped into a Brokeneaufighter for the first time in over a year. It was a stock plane except for the upgraded turret.
And out scored a red team Beaufighter specialist by a factor of two.

Dont sell yourself short. Release your inner try hard and you may surprise yourself by how well you do.
 


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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.

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Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Fw 56, He 112, Bf 109 B / E / E-3 / F, Me209v4, Me209 A, I-17
Multi-Roles: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
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wylleEcoyote #28 Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:12 AM

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View Postqu33kKC, on 10 September 2019 - 06:59 PM, said:

Wombat, I see you and raise.  The only one that I have is the Tier III German heavy.  Which I haven't flown for ages until today. With the 58% crew.

 

View PostWombatmetal, on 11 September 2019 - 11:25 PM, said:

 

I'll pick up the FW 57 and hope we meet in battle :)





I 'just' unlocked the 262 in time for this event. 

However i am well aware of how treasured the Fw 57 is among the try-hard set for ... 'token grinding'.  

Decisions :popcorn:decisions :popcorn: decisions.  

 


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is much like my WinRate. 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 : Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Fw 56, He 112, Bf 109 B / E / E-3 / F, Me209v4, Me209 A, I-17
Multi-Roles: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

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, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 


Captain_Underpants53 #29 Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:08 AM

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hoom #30 Posted 13 September 2019 - 01:01 PM

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If I got the time conversion correct I'm at 6 battles for each of my 4 planes.

 

Some battles much better than others lol, top so far 3350 from an 18k monster battle in the Corsair :playing:

Bottom is a rather pathetic 1025 in Beaufighter :facepalm:


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Bobby_Tables #31 Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:43 PM

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Looks like a lot of players did not get the memo, which is fine by me, I guess.  Was expecting to see epic F4U-1 vs F4U-1 action.  Instead, usual Spit-spammers spamming their Spits, and a lot of people flying planes not in the running for prizes.  

 

Personally, if I did not peruse the forums, I would not know about this as I pretty much ignore the messages in the launcher as do 90% of the other players I am willing to bet.  

 

Ah well, more chance that I will get a slice of pie.  



Captain_Rownd #32 Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:52 PM

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View PostGonerNL, on 12 September 2019 - 11:07 PM, said:

 

Not even one of those 9 planes ?! 

Can't you just re-purchase one you had researched ? Just buy the cheapest one and play 10 battles, with the number of players on NA you can't fail to get at least some prize ...

 

No.  I guess I had the 3 lowest Tier planes once, but I'm not planning to spend 18 tokens or 300 gold for a garage slot for em.  Don't you have to be a top ranked player (i.e. fly more battles than 95% of players) to get prizes? I never get a prize-worthy ranking, even when I'm grinding the most.  Not enough time.

 

I think my weekend goal is working up to the XP-72.  Oh...I just remembered before vacation I got a Yak-19 too.

 


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Captain_Underpants53 #33 Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:24 PM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 13 September 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

 

No.  I guess I had the 3 lowest Tier planes once, but I'm not planning to spend 18 tokens or 300 gold for a garage slot for em.  Don't you have to be a top ranked player (i.e. fly more battles than 95% of players) to get prizes? I never get a prize-worthy ranking, even when I'm grinding the most.  Not enough time.

 

I think my weekend goal is working up to the XP-72.  Oh...I just remembered before vacation I got a Yak-19 too.

 


10 good battles will get you a prize.


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Captain_Rownd #34 Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:33 AM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 13 September 2019 - 12:24 PM, said:


10 good battles will get you a prize.

 

  It appears to be a ranking system from the description.  I don't see any way I'd be able to get a top ranking.  10 battles is about my limit for a weekend day, and the people who do far more than 10 will end up with much better scores.  Plus a lot of players will have these planes all tricked out and better pilots.  There'll be another day and an easier way to get a boomerang. 

 


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hoom #35 Posted 14 September 2019 - 01:34 AM

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Well I've done 10 battles in each of the 4 planes I have so I'm in for all categories.

Will probably run at least another 5 battles each to get some bad battles out of the average & incase it started later than I thought.

 

F4U-1 is top average so far, Spit XIV a little behind.

I've upgraded the Spit to a fully calibrated Improved build, definitely much better than when I started, both getting close to Specialised.

 

A6M1 & Beaufighter have both been pretty frustrating.

A6M1 just so fragile & can be really hard to take caps with, inevitably if there is a central airfield I can't even just hold that because every other player on my team is there regardless of what they're flying so I gotta go cap some points or we lose :facepalm:

Beaufighter I've probably just been flying too many other T5 fully optimised & Specialist planes, its just too sluggish to feel great now. I even tried it out Specialised & couple of other builds to try to get it to perform, did find I had a spare Ultimate Uprated Engine in Depot & that helps.


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 13 September 2019 - 07:33 PM, said:

 

  It appears to be a ranking system from the description.  I don't see any way I'd be able to get a top ranking.  10 battles is about my limit for a weekend day, and the people who do far more than 10 will end up with much better scores.  Plus a lot of players will have these planes all tricked out and better pilots.  There'll be another day and an easier way to get a boomerang. 

 

Won't know unless you try but I can guarantee your prediction of failure will come true if you don't try.


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hoom #37 Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:27 AM

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15 battles per plane done.

I thought I hit the low point when my Spit XIV ran into and got absolutely smashed by Houjounou & Desert F-94D flight with a miserable 425pp for kills.

But then I got one where I was forced to try to break into an Airfield with my A6M1 while it was defended by 2 Specialised Spitfire Is & a Beaufighter, at least a couple of them using Bot commands as well so 200 for that battle :(

 

Gonna take the Beaufighter out of circulation now since its irredeemably out-scored by the Corsair & go to 20 battles each for the other 3.

 

Got F4U-1 Specialised & poached an Advanced Boost Injection off another plane, wow 745km/h top speed which makes it my fastest T6 by some margin.

Fw 190-A5 only hits 734 with equivalent Boost Injection but its only got an Improved one permanently mounted & the Corsair has clean 2s better turn time.

Technically the A5 has better altitude but the Corsair feels much more comfortable up shooting bombers etc.


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This is totally unfair to the new player, they do not stand a chance.

There is going to be so many experienced players buying back a tier 3 FW-57

with the sole purpose of spamming the low tiers to win the tier 9 premium Goblin.

Some of them will even flight up, thus adding insult to injury.

 

Oh wait a minute. This is an online game of random game play with a random match maker.

Never mind, carry on.

 

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hoom #39 Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

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Yes flights of Specialist Fw57s are pretty much impossible to beat in an I-16 or the A6M1.

But honestly I haven't been seeing very many of them at all.

 

I'm at 20 battles for the 3 planes now.

Gonna drop the A6M1 & fly on with Corsair & Spit XIV.


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hoom #40 Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:19 PM

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So my day of playing WoWP:

15 battles in Beaufighter, 1780 top 10 average

20 battles in A6M1, 2083 top 10 average

25 battles in Spit XIV, 2788 top 10 average

30 battles in F4U-1, 2880 top 10 average

 

In retrospect when it became clear that Beaufighter was falling behind I would have been better off stopping playing it & just playing the Corsair instead.

Maybe just outright only play the Corsair...


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