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Content_WG #1 Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:06 PM

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Enemy bombers incoming! Join the major confrontation between the USSR and Germany, deplete enemy resources and make a precision strike to win the battle of nations!

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Oh gawd! Bombers :ohmy:
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hoom #3 Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

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Ugh bomber play is [edited]cancer.

Its completely unfun just dying over and over to Player Seeking Missile Heavies that you can't shake and you can't fight.


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GonerNL #4 Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:51 PM

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I got a bunch of bombers - even the Su-10 with discount - but I hardly fly them ... it's so boring.
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losttwo #5 Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:59 PM

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So glad I have been taking the time to learn bombers.

Although I fail miserably, at least I try.

Hoping for at least 1 chevron out of this mess.



Stygian_Alchemist #6 Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:17 PM

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Gods I hope I can manage to actually have time to play this weekend. *claps madly*

*continues hard-carrying match after match while ducking, dodging, weaving, and averaging 2-3 turret kills a match*
 

NovaTempest #7 Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:10 PM

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Glad I have the EF-131 and started the Russian Bombers when I did. Too bad American Bombers are not involved here. Oh well.

DamienSked #8 Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:59 PM

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If anyone wants to track their own progress, here's a spreadsheet for you. I've been using a variant of it since the first event. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LZFchhylNh5fKG8CSOiYoLX6lia0YKiStobyB54UztM/edit?usp=sharing

Deciballistic #9 Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:08 PM

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First off, sorry to anyone that gets on my team this weekend while I am playing bombers.  I don't play bombers much and I am not very good in them.

 

Second off, just so I can have a rough estimate of what I need to shoot for, what is an average number of ground targets destroyed per match as well as what would be an outstanding number of ground targets destroyed per match?

 



Captain_Underpants53 #10 Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:36 PM

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Generally speaking, I average 11 GTs a match.  I would say getting a Lang = Outstanding.
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trikke #11 Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:01 AM

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I fly heavies most of my sessions now.   
 

It's going to be a better than average weekend for me, maybe


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wylleEcoyote #12 Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:16 AM

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WARNING WARNING WARNING
 

View PostDeciballistic, on 08 October 2019 - 06:08 PM, said:

Second off, just so I can have a rough estimate of what I need to shoot for, what is an average number of ground targets destroyed per match as well as what would be an outstanding number of ground targets destroyed per match?

 

View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 08 October 2019 - 06:36 PM, said:

Generally speaking, I average 11 GTs a match.  I would say getting a Lang = Outstanding.


While the above info is correct in and of itself. And really important; if you want to win.

I feel It must be mentioned that the particular metric being scored is the number of Ground Target <SECTIONS> that are destroyed.

Just like any other day in a Bomber; 'Not completely destroying a target' will adversely affect your capture points earned and will affect your teams ability to win
(unless the target gets finished off by someone on your team) so no changes here.
Occasionally a ground target kill (and all the points associated with it) can get stolen by some other bot/player that breaks that one last section.

HOWEVER such stuff happening will Not adversely affect your standing in the contest. You will be Judged by what You actually Destroy. 
'Kill stealing" large targets will absolutely help you win individual games;
but Kill stealing's effect on your standing in the contest will be negligible. 


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 : 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, Me209v4, Me209 A, I-17
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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, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 Japan: not even once.


Captain_Underpants53 #13 Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:36 AM

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To clarify, I did mean completely destroyed.  I did not realize that the contest referred to damage done rather than destruction of targets.  THX
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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 08 October 2019 - 07:36 PM, said:

To clarify, I did mean completely destroyed.  I did not realize that the contest referred to damage done rather than destruction of targets.  THX

It will count the sections of ground targets destroyed. So, by my calculations 10-15 targets, would need at least 70 sections of ground targets.

Getting that would not be easy, especially if some people will fly heavies and making the average bomber game around 20-30 sections (4-6 targets).



Captain_Underpants53 #15 Posted 09 October 2019 - 02:00 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 08 October 2019 - 08:01 PM, said:

I fly heavies most of my sessions now.   
 

It's going to be a better than average weekend for me, maybe


Just asking for a friend, but what tier are you planning to fly heavies on?   :hiding:


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hoom #16 Posted 09 October 2019 - 02:11 AM

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 I feel It must be mentioned that the particular metric being scored is the number of Ground Target <SECTIONS> that are destroyed.

 That.

 

Its the major redeeming feature of this nightmare.


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wylleEcoyote #17 Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:56 AM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 08 October 2019 - 09:00 PM, said:


Just asking for a friend, but what tier are you planning to fly heavies on?   :hiding:


Given what can be chasing you in any of those tiers none of them are gonna be anyone's happy place.

With the possible exceptions of

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Junkers and Tupelov pilots will have it pretty rough.

Because ...
 

View Posthoom, on 08 October 2019 - 08:47 AM, said:

Its completely unfun just dying over and over to Player Seeking Missile Heavies that you can't shake and you can't fight.


What with American heavies taking away the LEO safe-space from Germans. 
And the German heavies having enough guns to make Russian-Stronk turrets just dead weight.

Better to just focus on getting the bombs on target and worry about the other stuff later.


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 09 October 2019 - 04:24 AM.

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 : 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, Me209v4, Me209 A, I-17
Multi-Roles: 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, 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, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 Japan: not even once.


Stygian_Alchemist #18 Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:41 AM

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Dunno how this weekend will work, but tonight I was averaging just below 160 ground sections per match (not a stat I usually track actually). Even with opposing player heavies.

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View PostStygian_Alchemist, on 09 October 2019 - 01:41 AM, said:

Dunno how this weekend will work, but tonight I was averaging just below 160 ground sections per match (not a stat I usually track actually). Even with opposing player heavies.


It is a stat I don't track either.  But I suspect my average is less than that.  Don't really know.  :unsure:


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hoom #20 Posted 09 October 2019 - 08:32 AM

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I've been doing some practice, lucky to hit 40-60 :sceptic:

 

I go as high as I can and get killed effortlessly by Heavies, I hug the ground and get killed effortlessly by Heavies.

And thats without the AA ripping the crapout of me because Bombers can't adequately dodge.

 

Literally bot heavy kills me in one corner of the map, I spawn in the opposite corner and watch him straightline to intercept me before I can even get to the nearest cap.

 

There is no fun in this at all and winrate is something like 30%.


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