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Poll: Tier 8 Premiums: Like or Dislike? (17 members have cast votes)

Like? (can select multiple answers)

  1. P-80A (6 votes [12.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  2. XP-58 (7 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

  3. I-260 (2 votes [4.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

  4. RB-17 (9 votes [19.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.15%

  5. Me 109 TL (2 votes [4.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

  6. Do 335 A-1 (8 votes [17.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.02%

  7. J8M Shusui (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  8. Seafang (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. IL-10M (4 votes [8.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

  10. NC 1070 (5 votes [10.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  11. None of the above (1 vote [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

Like? (can select multiple answers)

  1. J 21RB (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  2. XF15C (3 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  3. La-11 (1 vote [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  4. Ho 229 (9 votes [21.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.95%

  5. BV P.203 (5 votes [12.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.20%

  6. Vampire F1 (12 votes [29.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.27%

  7. JL-1A-37 (5 votes [12.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.20%

  8. None of the above (2 votes [4.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

Dislike? (can select multiple answers)

  1. P-80A (1 vote [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  2. XP-58 (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. I-260 (3 votes [10.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  4. RB-17 (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  5. Me 109 TL (4 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  6. Do 335 A-1 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. J8M Shusui (3 votes [10.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  8. Seafang (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  9. IL-10M (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  10. NC 1070 (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  11. None of the above (7 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

Dislike? (can select multiple answers)

  1. J 21RB (1 vote [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  2. XF15C (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  3. La-11 (1 vote [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  4. Ho 229 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. BV P.203 (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  6. Vampire F1 (1 vote [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  7. JL-1A-37 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. None of the above (12 votes [63.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.16%

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Maqor #1 Posted 29 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

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Tier 8 premiums, the ultimate credit earners. Expensive but having at least one is a game changer. Which do you like, which do you dislike?

LeastWeasel #2 Posted 29 November 2019 - 06:43 PM

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Only have the Orbital Cannon - AKA the BV P.203.

And I love it. A little clumsy, but.... it’s very good at knocking off huge chunks of damage at long range, and chewing apart anything it gets the drop on. I suppose it’s the harmonica gun setup that sees me loving this, but so-so on the similarly flavored BF110 C-6.

Things I want don’t have - J8M for its wackiness, Horton for sex appeal, P-80A for a little of everything. Working on the vampire missions still - it remains the one tier 8 premium that can give me consistent problems. Have a love/hate relationship with the RB-17 - equally fun and frustrating to hunt, they are always packing crazy tailgunners.


Captain_Underpants53 #3 Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:03 PM

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My second favorite bomber is the RB-17.  I credit it with getting me over a billion credits.  Earns huge chunks of silver.  It used to earn even more but the old nerf bat,,,,,,,,,  :(
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CorvusCorvax #4 Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:04 PM

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I can't remember what tier the Kostikov 302 is, but I would put it in the "dislike" column.  It is hilarious to play, but I haven't yet done well in it.

 

The Do-335 is my second-favorite plane in the game, but the plane at which I do the best.  I find it effortless to fly, and I consider it a hard-carry plane.

 

The Vampire can do it all, and is a fantastic credit farmer.  Credit-farming is also good with the RB-17.

 

The Horten is an interesting plane.  I am still learning how to fight it effectively, but it is VERY derptastic.  If you like the derp, you'll love the Ho-229.  I find it can do a decent job on bombers from outside their tail stinger range.

 

The B&V P.203 is a plane I don't play nearly enough.  It is also derperrific, but also has guns that you can use closer in.  If you can get your opponent within the range of all the guns at the same time, this plane will straight up vaporize stuff.  Knock off gigantic lumps of HP.  But don't try and turn - it is NOT a turny HF.  Conserve energy, like with the Me-262. 

 

The IL-10M is a heavy fighter with no altitude or speed.  But if you run up against a human in one, be VERY careful.  The main guns will shred you, and the human can get around on you. 



Moonrider #5 Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:34 PM

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I only have one, the J8M Shusui. 

I checked both the like and dislike column for it, since I have a true love/hate relationship with it. It's an extremely challenging fighter to fly. I consider a match where I make 6000 PP a very good one for me in this plane. 

Pros: It goes up really well, like accelerate in a vertical climb well. It prints credits like the mint prints dollar bills.
Cons: Good luck trying to do anything but go straight up and down. Turns? Whassat? Accuracy? Tape 9 barns together and MAYBE you'll hit one. All zoom and no boom.

It's my most flown fighter. Seriously.

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CorvusCorvax #6 Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

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View PostMoonrider, on 29 November 2019 - 07:34 PM, said:

I only have one, the J8M Shusui. 

I checked both the like and dislike column for it, since I have a true love/hate relationship with it. It's an extremely challenging fighter to fly. I consider a match where I make 6000 PP a very good one for me in this plane. 

Pros: It goes up really well, like accelerate in a vertical climb well. It prints credits like the mint prints dollar bills.
Cons: Good luck trying to do anything but go straight up and down. Turns? Whassat? Accuracy? Tape 9 barns together and MAYBE you'll hit one. All zoom and no boom.

It's my most flown fighter. Seriously.


This post made me LOL.

 

You, sir, are a certified masochist.  Bravo!



wylleEcoyote #7 Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:08 PM

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THe XP-58 is like flying an ang-er-y shotgun on a one way trip to Poundtown.  Population: all dat bomber booty!
I fly through the middle of a large dogfight and shoot at anything that gets in front of me as the turret shoots at whatever is left over behind me.
And then keep on going. Poundtown's bomber population has a lot of cheeks in dire need of some clapping ... 

The Do 335 can deliver 1000kg of bombs at 1000 km/hr every 2 minutes. and has a gun that can shoot (and hit) a bomber almost a mile away.
Or you leave the bombs at the hanger and slap a turn build on it and treat it like an Me 209 A with guns that dont overheat. boost that doesnt quit, and a heavy hitpoint pool.
It out turns just about every multi engine thing it sees. and out climbs almost any single engine craft and can still kill things a mile away if it wants.

The only thing fair about a Vampire is that you have to earn them. Buying one is out of the question.

What to say about the XF15C? It is Monsterous Freak of a Fighter Plane.
cobbled together from the corpses of other american teir 8s in the laboratory of Dr Weird somewhere off the south jersey shore ...
 
Gentlemen ... BEHOLD!

Lucky for you this Premium Technological Terror flies around in tier 8 so it prints credits and xp like a champ.
I put in a fresh pilot to see how it flies (its been a while for me) to write this. In one 11k point victory scored 30k pilot xp. which is his first two skill points. and 250 thousand credits.

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 30 November 2019 - 09:29 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 : 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
 


hoom #8 Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:23 PM

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I only have the Vampire & its super.

 

I hate having to go up against enemy XP-58, RB-17, Me 109 TL, I-260 & NC 1070, they're all a PITA to deal with.


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Captain_Rownd #9 Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:50 PM

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I dislike all.  They are vastly too expensive for pixels. 

 


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hoom #10 Posted 29 November 2019 - 11:53 PM

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Vampire is free & really good.
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SpiritFoxMY #11 Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:20 AM

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Again: special shoutout to Reitousair's guide to premium airplanes tier 6 and above.

 

So tier 8 is literally the tier where I have both a huge number of premium planes and fly them to the exclusion of all the tech tree airplanes for two reasons - tier 8 premiums give you the best time-to-earnings ration of any of the other premiums and tier 8 has the largest number of insanely overpowered premiums. Whereas tier 5, 6 and 7 had a mix of good planes, meme planes and outright trash, tier 8 is almost consistent in its menagerie of overpowered monsters.

 

The Horten Ho-229 and DH.100 Vampire are the two biggest culprits here. And the Vampire is free! Its not easy to get it but you can technically get it for free if you just play well enough and long enough to accumulate the tokens to bypass the hardest missions while grinding out the rest. 

 

The DH.100 Vampire is an AMAZING tier 8 plane that has only two minor weaknesses - its pretty fragile, especially if fully upgraded with maneuvering equipment, and its altitude isn't the best. However, even with its relatively limited altitude, it doesn't start losing power until right at the edge of the red altitude band and it has incredible if short lived boost so it can do surprisingly well up high. It is extremely maneuverable for its speed and is easily capable of out-turning what it cannot outrun (which is basically only the 262, J8M and Westland) and its low-speed maneuverability and handling are spectacular, meaning that while it is technically on par with the P-80 performance-wise, the Vampire actually dramatically outperforms the P-80 in low-speed dogfighting. And on top of all this, it has quad nose-mounted 20mm Hispanos; the same kind of firepower you find on the tier 9 Attacker. In fact, the best way to describe this superb airplane would be "Attacker, but tier 8". 

 

The Ho-229 is an entirely different level of broken compared to the Vampire. While the Vampire is "Attacker but tier 8", the Horten is "Ta-152 but better". It isn't as easy to fly as the Vampire nor as flexible but in the hands of a pilot who knows how to use it, it is capable of dictating the pace of any battle. The Horten is the ultimate bully airplane in that it has excellent acceleration on top of a longer boost than the Vampire, a higher top speed, decent maneuverability and extremely long range sniper guns that have better handling than the Ta-152. The guns have shorter burst length (two instead of three) but cool down a lot faster than the Ta-152 making for overall higher DPM and its high cruise and even higher boost mean that it can easily escape enemies the Ta-152 cannot. Its primary weakness is its ability to deal with mobs as the sniper guns can be wonky and it takes time to disengage-reengage against swarms of hostiles. Overall though, I much prefer this over the Vampire primarily because it can more easily dictate the pace of battle and doesn't have to get stuck in if it chooses not to.

 

The Do-335 Pfeil was my preferred tier 8 premium before the arrival of the Horten. Its an interesting beast - it soars like a homesick angle and dives like a hawk, with four massive 250kg bombs giving it more ordnance than an equal-tier German Ground Attack Airplane. Its turn time is on par with most heavies its tier but the Pfeil has light-fighter levels of roll at 120 degrees per second. This makes it very easy for a Pfeil pilot to track a heavily maneuvering target during the boom - something most other heavies struggle with. Its one weakness is firepower - the Pfeil literally has the firepower of a light fighter (the Me209A to be specific) but longer burst lengths, making it more consistent with higher DPM but also lacking the massive knockout punch most other heavies have. Otherwise, its a superb multirole (better than the actual premium multirole, the 109TL) that can do anything you need it to do in a pinch. As an aside, I fly mine with Strengthened Hardpoints so my reload is down to 90s for its four bombs. 

 

The I-260 and JL-1A-37 are two sides of the MiG-9 but tier 8 coin (seeing a pattern anyone?). The JL-1A-37 has the same firepower as a MiG-15bis but flies around at tiers that the MiG-15 would never be. It has massive DPS but lacks DPM owing to the almost instant overheat of its 37mm main gun. You get two seconds of fire and that's it. The Shenyang, though, marries this phenomenal, if fickle, firepower to an airframe that has excellent speed, acceleration and vertical performance. It actually has a lower overall sustained speed than the 109TL (wylleEcoyote thought me that once upon a time), but superior turn and acceleration. The I-260 OTOH has even less maneuverability than the Shenyang, but has a gigantic 50mm potato cannon that deletes ANYTHING in two hits. Its a giant, low velocity weapon that's hard to connect with but when it does, it kills. And another thing that most people overlook is that it has excellent boost speed - faster than any other light fighter of its tier except the Vampire, which it can outspeed in a dive. Which means that, despite its abysmal optimum altitude, this flying meme machine can actually work as a Soviet Horten - blatting you from nowhere then running away giggling as your teammates rage helplessly.

 

 

Speaking of blat machines - the XP-58 deserves an honorable mention for having the maneuverability and soft stats of a P-38F but at tier 8 and a tail turret and four gigantic delete guns on the front. XP-58 hunter-killer bots are what made the BVP.210.02 my favorite tier 8 at the time because I could just rocket them in the face. The XP-58, like the Horten, is prone to getting trolled by wonky hitreg, high ping and packet loss, but when all things work, its a hilariously powerful murder machine with a sting at both ends.

 

RB-17 is just mean. Its the epitome of evil and despite no longer being broken, its still a really good tier 8 bomber.

 

About the only tier 8 airplane I utterly loathe is the XF15C - this ugly fat lump that doesn't do anything well. It has a decent boost, but its top speed is poor. Its turn is low for its speed, so it easily gets slaughtered by just about any light fighter and multirole at tier 8 yet it lacks the ability to dive, climb, or chase down bombers. It can pick on GAAs but its quad 20mms while good aren't outstanding at this role and you're better off with the 109TL which is already considered a difficult plane to fly. The XF15C is the only real turd of a plane at tier 8 and Oh Boy is it a turd...

 


Edited by SpiritFoxMY, 30 November 2019 - 08:06 AM.

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wylleEcoyote #12 Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:21 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 30 November 2019 - 01:20 AM, said:

 

About the only tier 8 airplane I utterly loathe is the XF15C - this ugly fat lump that doesn't do anything well. It has a decent boost, but its top speed is poor. Its turn is low for its speed, so it easily gets slaughtered by just about any light fighter and multirole at tier 8 yet it lacks the ability to dive, climb, or chase down bombers. It can pick on GAAs but its quad 20mms while good aren't outstanding at this role and you're better off with the 109TL which is already considered a difficult plane to fly. The XF15C is the only real turd of a plane at tier 8 and Oh Boy is it a turd...

 


When i bought mine it came with 4 pieces of ultimate equipment. So of course i paid up. opened it up and found out WeeGee gave me a cruise build.
(Lightweight+Uptuned Engine w/Polished skin. A gunsight and  RBC rounds it out)
With this equipment set up; she is a pure Boom & Zoom machine. 

Spoiler


All in all; in its high altitudes, it can readily out turn what it cant outrun and out run what it can not out turn. And easily switch between the two tactics from moment to moment as needed.
As for stuff lower to the ground? Use a falcon strike to take a unexpected dump on someone and then coast away cackling like a Postal Monkey .


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
 


SpiritFoxMY #13 Posted 30 November 2019 - 01:52 PM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 30 November 2019 - 07:21 PM, said:


When i bought mine it came with 4 pieces of ultimate equipment. So of course i paid up. opened it up and found out WeeGee gave me a cruise build.
(Lightweight+Uptuned Engine w/Polished skin. A gunsight and  RBC rounds it out)
With this equipment set up; she is a pure Boom & Zoom machine. 

Spoiler


All in all; in its high altitudes, it can readily out turn what it cant outrun and out run what it can not out turn. And easily switch between the two tactics from moment to moment as needed.
As for stuff lower to the ground? Use a falcon strike to take a unexpected dump on someone and then coast away cackling like a Postal Monkey .

 

To be fair, I have not flown this thing since before Ultimate Equipment and specialization was a thing - I barely even know what kind of equipment and consumable loadout it has these days. 

 

My aversion to this machine is largely due to... someone. I can't remember his name anymore, but it was basically a 1v1 vs an [edited]in an Me209A. After I stalled him out long enough for my bots to kill him over the middle missile base, he spent the rest of the match headhunting me, hurling insults and calling me a useless 45% who didn't know how to fly and I couldn't do a thing about it. He was faster on the level, could turn tighter and could keep up in a dive. After that battle, I swore I would humiliate the guy and beat his win rate (at the time I was only at 59%, he was at 65%) and that I would never allow myself to be in a situation where I would not be able to adequately respond to an opposing airplane (part of my hatred towards bombers stems from this). Part of that was never touching the XF15C again because it had already proven to be incapable to responding to a semi-competent opponent in an Me209A and reviewing all of its stats vs likely opponents I came to the conclusion that it had literally no advantages and plenty of drawbacks against any likely opponent. So I just mothballed it and have only flown it out twice since - both times in training rooms for the lols.

 

Maybe it can be saved by sticking tons of equipment on it and specializing it but if so, what's the point? I might as well use that equipment on a plane that's already extremely strong and just boost it to the nines. I don't see any reason to ever spend a single dime on this fugly lump when I can spend that time, money and resources on something like the I-260, RB-17 or 109TL (My Vampire, Pfeil and Horten are all fully Spec with ultimate equipment already). And if I did, would I be able to take it up against a similarly equipped Me209A flown by a similarly competent pilot? I don't think so. And I refuse to EVER be in that situation ever again.

 

Bottom line - my hatred for the XF15C stems from more than just it being a stunningly mediocre airplane. Its a symbol of my personal humiliation and a reminder that I was not good enough to beat a raging turd of a human being. 


Edited by SpiritFoxMY, 30 November 2019 - 01:55 PM.

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legoboy0401 #14 Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:08 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 30 November 2019 - 05:52 AM, said:

 

To be fair, I have not flown this thing since before Ultimate Equipment and specialization was a thing - I barely even know what kind of equipment and consumable loadout it has these days. 

 

My aversion to this machine is largely due to... someone. I can't remember his name anymore, but it was basically a 1v1 vs an [edited]in an Me209A. After I stalled him out long enough for my bots to kill him over the middle missile base, he spent the rest of the match headhunting me, hurling insults and calling me a useless 45% who didn't know how to fly and I couldn't do a thing about it. He was faster on the level, could turn tighter and could keep up in a dive. After that battle, I swore I would humiliate the guy and beat his win rate (at the time I was only at 59%, he was at 65%) and that I would never allow myself to be in a situation where I would not be able to adequately respond to an opposing airplane (part of my hatred towards bombers stems from this). Part of that was never touching the XF15C again because it had already proven to be incapable to responding to a semi-competent opponent in an Me209A and reviewing all of its stats vs likely opponents I came to the conclusion that it had literally no advantages and plenty of drawbacks against any likely opponent. So I just mothballed it and have only flown it out twice since - both times in training rooms for the lols.

 

Maybe it can be saved by sticking tons of equipment on it and specializing it but if so, what's the point? I might as well use that equipment on a plane that's already extremely strong and just boost it to the nines. I don't see any reason to ever spend a single dime on this fugly lump when I can spend that time, money and resources on something like the I-260, RB-17 or 109TL (My Vampire, Pfeil and Horten are all fully Spec with ultimate equipment already). And if I did, would I be able to take it up against a similarly equipped Me209A flown by a similarly competent pilot? I don't think so. And I refuse to EVER be in that situation ever again.

 

Bottom line - my hatred for the XF15C stems from more than just it being a stunningly mediocre airplane. Its a symbol of my personal humiliation and a reminder that I was not good enough to beat a raging turd of a human being. 


So it’s basically the Tomahawk IIB then, stunningly mediocre enough to never really justify playing it, when EVERYTHING in the tech tree at least has something that it can do well(well, in the IIb’s case, the F4F is pretty darn mediocre itself at the same Tier, despite being tech tree, but what the heck? It’s a multirole, it can, should it be thoroughly outclassed, at least pound the ground and occupy itself with something that it is at least okay at, unlike either the Tomahawk or the XF-15C which are fighters and thus have no ord option at all). The XF-15C has the better guns for its Tier, though they still aren’t great, while the Tomahawk IIb has more speed for its Tier, but still not nearly enough by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Thanks for for the information, it will be quite useful to me now that I’m starting to have Tier VIIIs of my own. It is good to know that the XF-15C is a very pawn-able aircraft.


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For credit farming, I recommend:

 

1. Do-335, unless you're just not that comfortable flying heavies (that is you gotta have a plane that turns). Drop your bombs, stay high and shoot bombers and other heavies. Also, my understanding is that you can still do the missions for it. Is that correct?

 

2. Vampire. Moderate firepower, but great speed and maneuverability. Most will find this plane easy to fly, to the extent of being yawn inducing at times. 

 

3. Horton 229. Oh so much fun, but requires more skill than most planes. If you can learn to aim its guns, it will pay off. Doesn't typically generate as much silver as the 335, but for me it delivers enough in the wallet and quite a bit in the smile department.

 

 

 

 



CorvusCorvax #16 Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:04 PM

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View PostDeathnail, on 01 December 2019 - 07:43 AM, said:

For credit farming, I recommend:

 

1. Do-335, unless you're just not that comfortable flying heavies (that is you gotta have a plane that turns). Drop your bombs, stay high and shoot bombers and other heavies. Also, my understanding is that you can still do the missions for it. Is that correct?

 

2. Vampire. Moderate firepower, but great speed and maneuverability. Most will find this plane easy to fly, to the extent of being yawn inducing at times. 

 

3. Horton 229. Oh so much fun, but requires more skill than most planes. If you can learn to aim its guns, it will pay off. Doesn't typically generate as much silver as the 335, but for me it delivers enough in the wallet and quite a bit in the smile department.

 

 

 

 


^^^This is a completely accurate assessment.



Maqor #17 Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:04 PM

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XP-58 - Like: Short-range shotguns with massive damage, decent turning for a heavy, somewhat inaccurate, decent speed. Very powerful plane if you like heavy fighters.

 

Do335A-1 - Like: Trades firepower for ordinance. Great at capturing zones. Long range gun somewhat makes up for lower dpm, at least enough to still perform Boom-N-Zoom passes. Very powerful if you use the ordinance.

 

RB-17 - Like: First tried it today, wanted to do a few battles... ended up playing out a whole 2-hour booster. I know nothing about bombers other than using the "A" and "D" keys in turret mode to wiggle and slide out of enemy fire... That was more than enough to average over 10k PP and win 6 out of 10 battles. This one is overpowered, versatile, and the gameplay is surprisingly fast-paced (unless flown at extreme altitudes).

 

Me109TL - Like/Dislike: It's greatest strength is that it sits right in between two playstyles: speed or turn build. Biggest weakness is that it needs ultimate equipment to realize its potential. I go for a full turn build and play it like a Corsair, turning with some targets and boom-n-zooming others. I prefer the Do335 and XP-58, but this one is still strong.

 

P-80A - Like: A P-51 but with more speed and nose-mounted guns. Very fast, fun to fly. Having the Vampire F1 in the game is unfortunate for this plane. It's a tough matchup and once you get the Vampire you probably won't play this anymore.

 

IL-10M - Dislike: Turn fighter-ground attacker hybrid. Can out turn almost everything if you slow down to near your stall speed. AA guns are a huge threat to you, especially in command centers. You can't take as much of a beating as other GAA's. Have to micromanage a lot of small details. Strong but not for everyone. I personally don't enjoy this one.






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