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Poll: Tier 5 Premiums: Like or Dislike? (18 members have cast votes)

Like? (can select multiple answers)

  1. XFL-1 (9 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  2. I-180-3 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. P-40 M-105 (2 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  4. IL-2 mod (6 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  5. Me 209 V4 (3 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  6. A6M3 exp (5 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  7. Boomerang (3 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  8. Tomahawk 2B (3 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  9. AD 10 C2 (5 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  10. SE 100 (14 votes [27.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.45%

  11. None of the above (1 vote [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

Like? (can select multiple answers)

  1. XF4U-1 (1 vote [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  2. XP-77 (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  3. LaGG-3(34) (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  4. He-100 D-1 (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  5. Bf 109 E-3 (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  6. Me 210 (6 votes [16.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.22%

  7. Spitfire 1A (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  8. Miles M20 (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  9. Venom (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  10. Hurrican 2D (7 votes [18.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.92%

  11. None of the above (4 votes [10.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

Dislike? (can select multiple answers)

  1. XFL-1 (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  2. I-180-3 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. P-40 M-105 (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  4. IL-2 mod (3 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  5. Me 209 V4 (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  6. A6M3 exp (1 vote [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  7. Boomerang (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  8. Tomahawk (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  9. AD 10 C2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. SE 100 (1 vote [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  11. None of the above (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

Dislike? (can select multiple answers)

  1. XF4U-1 (3 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. XP-77 (2 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. LaGG-3(34) (1 vote [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  4. He 100 D-1 (1 vote [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  5. Bf 109 E-3 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Me 210 (1 vote [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  7. Spitfire 1A (1 vote [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  8. Miles M20 (1 vote [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  9. Venom (7 votes [29.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.17%

  10. Hurricane 2D (2 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  11. None of the above (5 votes [20.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

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Maqor #1 Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:52 PM

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So, what about Tier 5 premium planes? Vote to share your approval or disapproval of as many as you like. Period 2 has a ton of enjoyable tech tree planes, so these premiums have a lot to live up to if they want to compete for playing time.

 

(Also, thanks for the recommendations in the Tier 4 thread. Hopefully this one works a little better.)


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to fix weakness: F4F, XP-44, P-51A, I-210

to add speed: Hurricane II, Spit V, Bristol 146


LeastWeasel #2 Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:03 PM

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Welp, I’ve only got one on the list - the XP-77, along with the Pegas, was the first premium I ever had dropped into my hands...

I liked it, it has its fair share of quirks...

But, running from memory (it’s gathering dust at the moment)...


For all my love of the Fantome, this takes everything problematic about the Fairey, and bumps it to 11; tier V is not kind to the anemic engine performance, while I feel the Fantome had a fighting chance in same-tier matchups. That said, my XP-77 is a bit of a legacy build right now, running a pure turn build. If I were to go back to it, I would try and coax as much as possible out of the engine - you can already turn on a dime, but you are standing still as you do so.

That, and I’m always mindful of missions and credit gain - the tier V’s come in at the bottom for planes eligible for period 2 missions, and don’t earn as much as 6-8... so it almost always loses out to a Mustang Mk.I (which I weirdly love) or an XP-55, which is a better rep for the TnB style.


Dapprman #3 Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:03 PM

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Not a fan of the XP-77 - might just be my playing style since I do get on with the Venom.

Love the ME210, much prefer it to the SE100, which I like but I partly regret buying (at half price),

The one I really do not like, which i got from a loot crate, the Hurricane 2D


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SpiritFoxMY #4 Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:00 AM

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I don't have the Me210, but I want it :( I mean, it has a nuke. It has speed. Its firepower is decent. I want it as my hard carry machine.

 

Besides that, the Se100 is actually the best of the available tier 5 premiums, but I'm fond of the Boomerang for no other reason than it being my first real premium that carried me through the early game. An underrated gem of a plane with remarkable soft stats that allow it to spring a really nasty surprise on those Spitfire and Zero pilots who think they can just spin to win. 

 

IL2 mod. and Venom are just slow and useless. The Venom in particular is straight up obsolete with the M.20 around. 


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legoboy0401 #5 Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:42 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 27 November 2019 - 05:00 PM, said:

I don't have the Me210, but I want it :( I mean, it has a nuke. It has speed. Its firepower is decent. I want it as my hard carry machine.

 

Besides that, the Se100 is actually the best of the available tier 5 premiums, but I'm fond of the Boomerang for no other reason than it being my first real premium that carried me through the early game. An underrated gem of a plane with remarkable soft stats that allow it to spring a really nasty surprise on those Spitfire and Zero pilots who think they can just spin to win. 

 

IL2 mod. and Venom are just slow and useless. The Venom in particular is straight up obsolete with the M.20 around. 

 

Why must you insult my second most played plane? The IL-2(mod) is a decent little plane, though far from perfect, and far from truly justifying its own existence in the game apart from dollar signs in WG's eyes. None of the Tier V GAA are particularly great though(they all have massive, glaring faults), and it is really more a matter of opinion which one is the worst and which is the best. I know plenty of players who like the Tier V non-premium Duck, and plenty who think it is the worst Tier V GAA, for example. I know plenty of players who hate the Ju-87G, and think IT is the worst Tier V GAA, and I know players like myself who think it is at least the second best.

 

Although if we have to go with meta, the non-premium IL-2 does NOT seem to be all that popular with players, or at least I rarely see it played by players, and trust me, I play at Tier V a lot, so if there were lots of players playing it, I should see more than I actually am.


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SpiritFoxMY #6 Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:50 AM

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I generally hate GAAs tiers at 5 and 6. I find them too slow to respond to crisis so the IL2 mod. gets the thumbs down from me because of that.

 

Its all pretty subjective anyway. The Boomerang isn't a great plane but got my vote for being both my first real premium and a hilarious little barrel of surprises. Otherwise I would hate it for the same reason as the IL2 mod. - too slow to respond to situations 


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White_Widow18 #7 Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:55 AM

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T5 I have a hard time choosing which plane I love most.. which is best? Tossup between the SE 100 and AD10C2 and down to style. If you like sitting and spinning and dominating mid.. the AD10C2 is for you. If you like zerg-murdering the whole map without much turning, the SE 100 is for you.

 

hoom #8 Posted 28 November 2019 - 09:27 AM

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SE100 is probably THE must-have. 4*20mm in the nose & a 20mm tailgun, its a beast.

No ordnance, not all that fast or agile but see above.

 

XFL-1 was my first T5 premium, carried me through a lot of crap.

These days it sits idle well out-classed by other Specialised planes, it just doesn't seem to benefit much from the kind of builds that produce incredible performance in other planes.

I've tried several different builds but not found anything that really feels right.

 

P-40 M-105 another out-classed one, its nearly as fast as the Tree P-40 & has the guns but its severely crippled in altitude + the winterised nose is ugleh.


IL-2 mod I think its OK, another premium I got early but mostly idle now.


Me 209 V4 its hilariously fast but thats about all you can say for it, doesn't turn well & hasn't got much in the way of firepower.


Boomerang maybe it'll grow on me when I get round to specialising it but at the moment its sitting idle.


Tomahawk 2B I want to love it for its teeth paint but its lterally a slower, weaker firepower P-40, far out-classed by the tree P-40


AD 10 C2 one of the few Premiums I've actually purchased ...and then promptly almost entirely ignored since. Its a powerful TnB plane but a bit slow for my tastes these days, another one I need to spend some time with & get Specialised to see what can be done with Equipment wise.


He-100 D-1 I didn't play it much at first since its only got 3* weak MGs but in process of trying to get it performing well is where I pretty much learned the joy of boost/turn builds.

The performance you can get out of this thing is pretty amazing while maintaining good turn but its still only got 3* weak MGs


Spitfire 1A its a Spitfire I without the 20mms which does hurt its performance significantly.

 

Venom take a Spitfire Ia and make it slower with less altitude, also ugly. I sold this PoS.


Hurricane 2D pure hilarious joy. Definitely the most fun T5 premium for me.

I've been lusting after it since my early days when I had a run in with Mercsn in his & lengthy post-battle chat, won it in a crate just after the start of the Fall Campaign and I wish I'd forked out for it long ago.

Won't be everyones cup of tea though, the 40mm can get a bit hard to land & a good player in a faster/more agile plane can shut you down hard.


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Captain_Rownd #9 Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:42 AM

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He 100 D-1 is awesome-sauce

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CorvusCorvax #10 Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:02 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 28 November 2019 - 01:00 AM, said:

I don't have the Me210, but I want it :( I mean, it has a nuke. It has speed. Its firepower is decent. I want it as my hard carry machine.

 


Between it and the SE100, I like my P-38F best.  :)

 

OK, reality - the Me-210 is an excellent machine, and with two big, internal bombs, you can really do some serious capping with this thing.  Military bases all by yourself, no problem.  Command center caps before anyone can even get there.  Mining plant caps with help from red bombers/GAA.  :)

 

It is indeed a hard-carry plane at T5, but if you're up against a 38F driver that knows anything about flying the thing, you're in trouble.  They are faster and turn better.  But finding that mythical skilled Lightning player is hard...






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