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LGCaptain #1 Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:25 AM

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I have been playing Warships for a little bit, and recently started playing Warplanes.  In Warships, the American tech tree is one of the most filled out, containing every time of ingame warship.  Why is the U.S. tree lacking in this game?  There are only 3 bombers, and 0 ground attack aircraft.  Is this for historical reasons, or are the developers just focusing on other nations?

Maqor #2 Posted 20 November 2019 - 02:46 AM

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Bombers are the most recent class added to the game. High tier Soviet and German bombers were just added this spring. US bombers are next up (maybe in the December update?).

 

The US tree focuses on multiroles, at least for now. The US Navy used dive bombers and torpedo bombers as their primary ground (or sea) attack planes. I have no idea how the developers could balance dive bombers. I don't think torpedo bombers have a place in this game.



trikke #3 Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:13 AM

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the US lines are so quirky... 

 

many iconic planes are AWOL, but we got the absolute freakshow acts, the pancake and the goblin

 

still think 'someone' is yanking us around a bit with those

 

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SpiritFoxMY #4 Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:53 AM

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Warplanes has been the red headed stepchild of the Wargaming-verse for a long time so not a lot has been done outside the two base tech trees (German and Russian). We've been teased the American Naval fighters but that's it other than the tier 8, 9 and 10 bombers

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GonerNL #5 Posted 20 November 2019 - 10:15 AM

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View PostLGCaptain, on 20 November 2019 - 02:25 AM, said:

 and 0 ground attack aircraft.  

 

I use the Thunderbolts for that ...


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BB3_Oregon_Steel #6 Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:12 PM

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View PostLGCaptain, on 19 November 2019 - 05:25 PM, said:

I have been playing Warships for a little bit, and recently started playing Warplanes.  In Warships, the American tech tree is one of the most filled out, containing every time of ingame warship.  Why is the U.S. tree lacking in this game?  There are only 3 bombers, and 0 ground attack aircraft.  Is this for historical reasons, or are the developers just focusing on other nations?

 

One would hope that WG will eventually get off their "weirdest, most inconsequential planes to ever fly" kick and start work again on the tech trees. Thankfully, adding to existing tech trees is easier than creating new ones so I'm going to assume WG will eventually get around to these.  Just don't expect it to happen anytime soon.  

 

But if you get bored, just remember, there are a lot of BIPLANES!!!  

 

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yyt_hero #7 Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:20 PM

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hey there I like the goblin, lol

 



Captain_Rownd #8 Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:19 PM

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View PostGonerNL, on 20 November 2019 - 12:15 AM, said:

 

I use the Thunderbolts for that ...

 

They don't have the guns for it.


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wylleEcoyote #9 Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:19 PM

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The american tree does have certain gaps in it. But it is definitely more diverse than most .
Noting the single exception for carrier based attackers. Which No country has access to at this time...

  America is filled out enough to have everything you want to fly covered in the mid tiers.
excepting for dedicated attackers which the Thud line technically is not but does the job anyway.  

Russia has everything but a dedicated Heavy branch. But the Bombers can sorta kinda almost do it in a pinch
Germans have access to all the classes but lack diversity outside of their premium list until tier 8

England Japan China are so far from this discussion that any of them can be combined with the whole European tree and still be incomplete.

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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 ... 
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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, Me 209 v4 / A, Me P.1092, I-17
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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_Rownd #10 Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:20 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 19 November 2019 - 05:13 PM, said:

 

many iconic planes are AWOL, but we got the absolute freakshow acts, the pancake and the goblin

 

We always heard some of them were problems with licensing

 


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wylleEcoyote #11 Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:30 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 21 November 2019 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

They don't have the guns for it.

If you want american cannons to shoot buildings with, fly a Corsair.

Spraying those 8-12 HMG's will start fires good enough. And can chew up that one heavy ADA you need to kill to flip a cap.
But the bulk of the groundwork is being done by the 1000 lbs each of Rockets and Bombs.  Especially with Mary Lovehart doubling their damage in a dive.


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, Me 209 v4 / A, Me P.1092, 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
 





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