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Content_WG #1 Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:37 AM

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Update 2.1.4 introduces two unique pilots with special skills!

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jack_wdw #2 Posted 09 February 2021 - 12:48 PM

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That La-5 pilot increases boost duration for 25% on the La-5?

I recall the La-5 as a tier VI fighter with already a very high boost duration (didn't fly La-5 in 2.0 yet)

ncoof13th #3 Posted 09 February 2021 - 01:08 PM

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Glad Japan is finally getting a unique pilot!

qu33kKC #4 Posted 09 February 2021 - 01:11 PM

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J311yfish #5 Posted 09 February 2021 - 01:12 PM

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La-5 boost = 8 sec.

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trikke #6 Posted 09 February 2021 - 01:57 PM

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so... boost is increased to around 10 seconds, from 8 seconds       

 

math folks, would it be exactly 10 secs?    i really don't care, i'll just waste it anyway     

 

i really should take the keycap off the boost key, or glue a tack to it

 

i've loved the La-5 since alpha, but i just don't fly it much anymore 


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J311yfish #7 Posted 09 February 2021 - 03:01 PM

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Very thoughtful name for Akira Akane -- "bright deep red".  Looking forward to seeing what she can do in the A6M5.


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Panoptic #8 Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:37 PM

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When will these pilots be available for purchase?

trikke #9 Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:56 PM

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View PostPanoptic, on 09 February 2021 - 05:37 PM, said:

When will these pilots be available for purchase?

 

tomorrow the 10th after server reset         you have to do missions, though


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WhoaBlackBetty #10 Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:12 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 09 February 2021 - 03:56 PM, said:

 

tomorrow the 10th after server reset         you have to do missions, though

 

Yes, he asked the same thing I am wondering. At what point will they be for sale after the initial earn them season.

 


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AKMoney #11 Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:19 PM

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Glad to see these new pilots!  Look forward to earning/purchasing them!  Hope they continue this trend!

ItsSubmersible #12 Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:24 PM

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I guess I need to start working on the Japanese planes now!

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(disregard -- edited for clarity)

Edited by J311yfish, 10 February 2021 - 12:39 PM.

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MrNellis #15 Posted 09 February 2021 - 11:37 PM

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I see that it says "one of the skills is locked to one particular plane forever and cannot be transferred with the pilot to another plane".

 

Has that always been the case for special pilots? I've been moving my female pilots from plane to plane, assuming all the skills transferred with them. Any ideas?

 

(One skill is tied to the aircraft the pilot was originally trained for and will not work when retraining to another aircraft).


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J311yfish #16 Posted 10 February 2021 - 12:42 AM

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Charlotte, Mary, Marina -- both abilities transfer to any aircraft

Charles, Hans, Rudolph -- one ability transfers to any aircraft ('Master' ability not transferable)

Vasiliy, Akira -- probably like Charles, Hans, Rudolph due to presence of a 'Master' ability


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Captain_Underpants53 #17 Posted 10 February 2021 - 01:24 AM

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So light fighters get all the luv?  When do we get the Special Gunner or Special Pilot for the bombers?

 


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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 10 February 2021 - 01:24 AM, said:

So light fighters get all the luv?  When do we get the Special Gunner or Special Pilot for the bombers?

 


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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 09 February 2021 - 07:24 PM, said:

So light fighters get all the luv?  When do we get the Special Gunner or Special Pilot for the bombers?

 


 

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View PostPanoptic, on 10 February 2021 - 12:37 AM, said:

When will these pilots be available for purchase?

 

Bundles will be available on February 15, as well as the set of missions :honoring:

 

View PostJ311yfish, on 10 February 2021 - 02:28 AM, said:

Looking closer, the pilots appear to have 5 skill points each, with 3 of those being free, meaning the fixed/special abilities cost 1 skill point only each -- if that is true then advancement should be faster/easier than Valkyries, Hans Weber, Charles Donovan, Rudolph Hawker

 

Not exactly. 2 points are used for one skill (aircraft-tied one, La-5 Master and A6M5 Master accordingly), the second skill is not applied by default, however you'll have 3 free skill points so you can learn that second skill immediately. So, basically you receive a pilot with the mastery skill unlocked and free skill points. 






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