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Captain_Underpants53 #21 Posted 21 November 2019 - 01:27 PM

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The B-17D seems oddly popular, too.

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Stygian_Alchemist #22 Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:17 PM

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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 21 November 2019 - 07:22 AM, said:

 

I want to join in and complain but I just can't seem to find anything to complain about.  :sceptic:

Same. I don't understand gamers these days. My neck... just isn't flexible enough I guess


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Stygian_Alchemist #23 Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:19 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 21 November 2019 - 07:27 AM, said:

The B-17D seems oddly popular, too.

:sceptic:

Eh.. yes.. no.. It's a fly-through plane that requires a -lot- of games to get to the next one in the line... that and weirdly I've been noticing quite a few players flying it and doing so.. mmm.. I won't say -successfully- just not badly either. I actually -died- to a player controlled B-17D just a few days ago. BLEW my bloody mind.



ebp_si #24 Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:28 PM

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View PostblindfoId, on 21 November 2019 - 04:08 AM, said:

 

Yes, as usual. The timeframe is pretty the same for all such events. If we go into details it'll be "From November 22 at 00:00 PT / November 23 at 03:00 ET till November 24 at 23:59 PT / November 25 at 02:59 ET"

Shouldn't that be "From November 22 at 00:00 PT / November 22 at 03:00 ET till November 24 at 23:59 PT / November 25 at 02:59"?  Most of Friday counts, right?



ebp_si #25 Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:34 PM

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View PostBobby_Tables, on 21 November 2019 - 12:24 AM, said:

Since I have already clinched the Hurricane IID, I am at a impasse.  Do I play my IL-40/IL-40P to the max or do I just slack off and play Yahtzee with the family in front of the fire?  


How does the Hurricane IID compare to the Hurricane II  (and the P-39-N1)?  I like the Hurricane II a lot- if the IID is significantly better, I might be tempted to forgo no-lifing this weekend for more perseverance chevrons and stick with the IID instead of trying for 2 more to get the P-39. 



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View Postebp_si, on 21 November 2019 - 03:28 PM, said:

Shouldn't that be "From November 22 at 00:00 PT / November 22 at 03:00 ET till November 24 at 23:59 PT / November 25 at 02:59"?  Most of Friday counts, right?

 

Yeah, that is what it should be if it is the same as every other fall campaign event



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View PostStygian_Alchemist, on 21 November 2019 - 07:19 AM, said:

Eh.. yes.. no.. It's a fly-through plane that requires a -lot- of games to get to the next one in the line... that and weirdly I've been noticing quite a few players flying it and doing so.. mmm.. I won't say -successfully- just not badly either. I actually -died- to a player controlled B-17D just a few days ago. BLEW my bloody mind.


What can I say? I don't know. I had an average of almost 6 ground targets destroyed per sortie in it, and was arguably one of the better players of it, if not of all servers, at least this one.


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SkyWolf__WM #28 Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:50 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 21 November 2019 - 08:27 AM, said:

The B-17D seems oddly popular, too.

:sceptic:

 

I flew it 3 times. I was lucky enough to have enough free XP to bypass it, upgrade the 17G and fly it instead. I sold the 17D immediately.

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Captain_Underpants53 #29 Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:51 PM

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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 21 November 2019 - 12:50 PM, said:

 

I flew it 3 times. I was lucky enough to have enough free XP to bypass it, upgrade the 17G and fly it instead. I sold the 17D immediately.

:teethhappy:


Somehow it seems to get more ground targets than the G model per battle.  I don't say I understand that unless it is the lower tier, easier targets for the same bombs.  But it sure is abysmal at defending itself.


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 How does the Hurricane IID compare to the Hurricane II  (and the P-39-N1)?

 IID flies basically identically to the II but its got 2* 40mm cannons & 2* 0.303s.

The 40mm shoot fairly similar to the 40mm on the P.1056 which I see you've been through, its a lot of fun landing them.

 

P-39-N1 is also really good, same 37mm hub gun as P-38s but on a 9.6s turn fighter with a bunch of MGs backing it up, its also lots of fun to play &  makes pretty good bank.

The free cammo will probably be the 20% XP bonus garish US flag cammo.


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ebp_si #31 Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:00 PM

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View Posthoom, on 21 November 2019 - 01:52 PM, said:

 IID flies basically identically to the II but its got 2* 40mm cannons & 2* 0.303s.

The 40mm shoot fairly similar to the 40mm on the P.1056 which I see you've been through, its a lot of fun landing them.

Thanks Hoom.  Most of what I like about the Hurricane II is the 4x20mm guns- I get fast kills with those and they have decent range.  Are the 2x40's dominant on the IID?  I don't recall them being anything special on the P.1056, but it seems like  a tier 8 canon should tear up tier 5 targets pretty well.

 

I'm probably going to go all out this weekend just for the challenge and try to get the SE-100 or IL2 which would also put me in the P-39-N1 if I achieve that.



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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 21 November 2019 - 12:50 PM, said:

I flew it 3 times. I was lucky enough to have enough free XP to bypass it, upgrade the 17G and fly it instead. I sold the 17D immediately.

 

same for me     but I'm just not clicking correctly in the G to get any real production, or I'm not living long enough

 

either way, I'm making somewhat more money flying heavies.    but I'm keeping the G, not the D


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View Posttrikke, on 21 November 2019 - 09:51 PM, said:

 

same for me     but I'm just not clicking correctly in the G to get any real production, or I'm not living long enough

 

either way, I'm making somewhat more money flying heavies.    but I'm keeping the G, not the D

 

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Stygian_Alchemist #34 Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:27 AM

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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 21 November 2019 - 08:57 PM, said:

 

Every bomber is a sitting duck until you specialize it. It's a brutal grind.  :(

This, I'll agree with. One of the few classes I ever go "Hmm.. should I just bloody token this spec?" that and MRFs... specifically the high-tier MRFs. The insane # of air to air points you have to generate to get spec in a T10 MRF is ouchie.



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  Are the 2x40's dominant on the IID?  I don't recall them being anything special on the P.1056, but it seems like  a tier 8 canon should tear up tier 5 targets pretty well.

 

I'm probably going to go all out this weekend just for the challenge and try to get the SE-100 or IL2 which would also put me in the P-39-N1 if I achieve that.

 The 40mms are brutal as heck, land both on a Light ADA, it either vaporises or gets left with single-digit health that your 303s will finish off in a jiffy.

 

But P-39-N1 was my favourite for a long time as my first T6 Premium, its out of my regular rotation lately & I'm not really sure how to build it with modern Equipment setup but I know when I see a Specialist one on the enemy team I need to be careful.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

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View Postebp_si, on 21 November 2019 - 06:28 PM, said:

Shouldn't that be "From November 22 at 00:00 PT / November 22 at 03:00 ET till November 24 at 23:59 PT / November 25 at 02:59"?  Most of Friday counts, right?

 

Yes, you are right. Apologies for the misprint :honoring:



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At least there isn't server lag issues this weekend. Haven't had any problems. 

 

 



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Possible stupid question, but if one only has T V's from that list, and isn't a top tier Unicom player, is there really any hope at all of placing?  New to the game, actually playing for maybe a month, and thought I was doing ok, until today, when I got smoked multiple times by the same top clan player, and watched him get three times more XP than I EVER have so far.  Just not sure if I am just wasting my time trying for this one or not.  

 

EDIT: realized my tag says ive been around since 2012, but only ever played tanks until very recently.  


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View Postncoof13th, on 23 November 2019 - 04:19 PM, said:

Possible stupid question, but if one only has T V's from that list, and isn't a top tier Unicom player, is there really any hope at all of placing?  New to the game, actually playing for maybe a month, and thought I was doing ok, until today, when I got smoked multiple times by the same top clan player, and watched him get three times more XP than I EVER have so far.  Just not sure if I am just wasting my time trying for this one or not.  

 

EDIT: realized my tag says ive been around since 2012, but only ever played tanks until very recently.  

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It can be surprisingly easy to get in to the Persistence ranks.

For a really new player, probably not so much but maybe give it 20 battles or so & you might be surprised.


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