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Captain_Underpants53 #1 Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:40 PM

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I am not complaining, just curious.  I really like Bomber Escort mode.  But when I read the Crimson Dawn details, it seems to say that it would terminate at 0200 hours Eastern this morning and resume at 2000 hours Eastern tomorrow.  But it evidently is going to play all weekend.  Again, no complaints from me about that.

 

What I can complain about is what's been done to the armor on the Ju 287 and the EF 131.  Apparently they removed all the armor and replaced it with balsa wood and tissue paper imitations.  I flew several battles in them last night and I was being shot down easily with a short burst .  I was shot down 5, 6, or 7 times in almost all the battles.  I have some hours in those planes and I can say this is not normal.  The gunners feel normal except they can't lock on for long before they are part of a collection of busted parts going down faster and more often than a three dollar  ............. pro.  The bombs seem to be nerfed also.  Adding to this, the Strategic Bombers seem much easier to take out this go around.

 

I know that the last Bomber Escort mode (over 2 years ago) was way too easy for the bomber side.  People complained, and rightfully so.  But we seem to have gone to extremes again.


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losttwo #2 Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:17 PM

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Yes, the entire game seems to be " ubered " in some fashion.

While it is easy to score an ACE and Legendary in my MR.

Bombers fall out of the sky like bricks.

More or less getting one shot by high calibers while low caliber just bounces.

I am definitely enjoying whatever sneaky underhanded tricks WG is pulling.

Now if I could just get one of KIAMs 60K games I would be happy.

This game in now more fun than a barrel of monkeys.,



Captain_Underpants53 #3 Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:24 PM

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I am getting a lot more Hero of the Skies, for whatever they are worth beyond that first token, but the losses are right there with them.
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Captain_Underpants53 #5 Posted 20 November 2020 - 04:39 PM

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I just noticed they have also nerfed the boost speed on the Ju 287.  When they set out to wreck-tify an imbalance, evidently they call in Ralph.

 

And Goldy locks, I don't care about the opinion of an NPC.


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Commodore_Sailracer #6 Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:04 PM

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Their day announcement was based on pacific time (ends Friday at 23:00 which is Saturday 02:00 ET, not Friday 02:00).

 

I'm not a fan of bomber escort mode, but it did make finishing specializing a couple of fighters very quick.  Lots of kills per battle.



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View PostCommodore_Sailracer, on 20 November 2020 - 03:04 PM, said:

I'm not a fan of bomber escort mode, but it did make finishing specializing a couple of fighters very quick.  Lots of kills per battle.

 

Reito specced whatever he was flying in just two battles           i don't remember what it was, i'm sure that it was something that would take me a month to spec


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Lose_dudes #8 Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:15 PM

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qu33kKC #9 Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:34 PM

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View PostLose_dudes, on 20 November 2020 - 08:15 PM, said:

I got my first two winged legends on my newly-got xp-58


Gratz on the Chain Lightning.  There is nothing else that deletes Attack Flights like that bird.  The guns can be wonky, but when they work, they WORK!



trikke #10 Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:54 PM

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we've been flying BEM for the first few battles every Saturday night in SNL for 17 months now     

 

you would think that would translate to suitcases full of cash and PP for me this morning, but nope         

 

fiery death after fiery death         21k for the first battle (in my new F7F!), 35k somewhere in the middle and 10-12k for all the rest, over 3-4 hours         i couldn't kill a thing

 

multiple deaths by the same guys, many times...   o7 tkso3383 who scored 46k in a battle against myself and SFMY, most of his points came from me


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Captain_Underpants53 #11 Posted 21 November 2020 - 07:52 AM

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View PostCommodore_Sailracer, on 20 November 2020 - 02:04 PM, said:

Their day announcement was based on pacific time (ends Friday at 23:00 which is Saturday 02:00 ET, not Friday 02:00).

 

I'm not a fan of bomber escort mode, but it did make finishing specializing a couple of fighters very quick.  Lots of kills per battle.


LOL, they changed the wording without saying anything.  A stealth correction, so to speak.

 

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jack_wdw #12 Posted 21 November 2020 - 12:25 PM

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It took me one battle to remind me how much i hate this mode.
I don't think i will be flying a lot the next two weeks.

My kids seem to have more love for it





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