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trikke #21 Posted 02 July 2021 - 11:53 AM

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"small update"

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cobra_marksman #22 Posted 02 July 2021 - 01:57 PM

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View PostblindfoId, on 02 July 2021 - 03:35 AM, said:

 

Ah, don't be! We'll launch a small update with a hot-fix for this issue soon. :honoring:

 

 

In case you didn't get the memo : :bajan:

It's been modified as per your request of being ....  " way too easy to shoot down " by your heavy fighter. :playing:

Wowp B-29's were just modified to match the Silverplate  B-29 series  ( extra Bomb slot ) and now will drop the atomic bombs.:ohmy:

Like Horse shoes, Handgrenades and Atomic weapons.... all we need to do now..."  is get close to your base ".:hiding:

Now we don't have to hang around over your base, one drop....and it's our's.:popcorn:

ps : Atomic bombs can be purchased or found found in those Steel Crates....lol :trollface:


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trikke #23 Posted 02 July 2021 - 03:05 PM

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IF you shoot one down, it's a butt-load of PPs

 

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Wrongway_Conway #24 Posted 03 July 2021 - 10:26 AM

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At least we get a month to grind the B-29C missions. The XP-54 time of 2 days to grind it out (yes, I know we could use tokens to extend it) was way too short. And yes, I know any of these special missions for planes is another money grab for Wg as in "just use certificates to skip a part". But at least Wg has finally reacted to the significant voices "yelping" their desire for more bombers in this game. 

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You've got to grind, grind, grind...

94EXPOS #25 Posted 05 July 2021 - 11:04 AM

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Once again a time limited mission which forces players to grind incessantly non stop for a month. Insane!! Why are these missions no longer permanent as they were for the Vampire and XP-55??? Players will still purchase these planes early so Wargaming will continue to profit. It's a shame that Wargaming Devs spend all their time it seems trying to come up with ways to try and get players to spend more $ when in fact this probably does the opposite. I know for me I refuse to be bullied into spending $$ for planes that I don't really need. My focus is to get Specialist status for all my planes. I have 36 of 94 that are Specialized. Wargaming's disgusting greediness also has convinced me to refuse to spend any $$ to support their greed. If they run Warplanes anything like Tanks, they sell OP premiums and then within a year they nerf them. Basically it's a scam. Players pay big $$ to get the OP premiums when they come out and then Wargaming nerfs them so that they can move on to newer OP premiums that players once again pay big $$ for till those newest premiums get nerfed and so on and so on and so on. Also on the original missions before Wargaming became super greedy, we could complete sections with tokens, which are now basically useless as we now are required to purchase certificates. Nothing but sickening greed ruining this game and ruining the world in general.   

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View Post94EXPOS, on 05 July 2021 - 06:04 AM, said:

Once again a time limited mission which forces players to grind incessantly non stop for a month. Insane!! Why are these missions no longer permanent as they were for the Vampire and XP-55??? Players will still purchase these planes early so Wargaming will continue to profit. It's a shame that Wargaming Devs spend all their time it seems trying to come up with ways to try and get players to spend more $ when in fact this probably does the opposite. I know for me I refuse to be bullied into spending $$ for planes that I don't really need. My focus is to get Specialist status for all my planes. I have 36 of 94 that are Specialized. Wargaming's disgusting greediness also has convinced me to refuse to spend any $$ to support their greed. If they run Warplanes anything like Tanks, they sell OP premiums and then within a year they nerf them. Basically it's a scam. Players pay big $$ to get the OP premiums when they come out and then Wargaming nerfs them so that they can move on to newer OP premiums that players once again pay big $$ for till those newest premiums get nerfed and so on and so on and so on. Also on the original missions before Wargaming became super greedy, we could complete sections with tokens, which are now basically useless as we now are required to purchase certificates. Nothing but sickening greed ruining this game and ruining the world in general.   

 

In the end, they exist to make money.  We all have bills to pay.  Can they be faulted for that?   The game industry is a luxury/entertainment industry.  

 

However, as consumers, we can stop funding them to show our disapproval.  I know since removing anniversaries and staff changes so that apparently no NA staff actually are involved anymore, all the dollars spent go to a private company in Cyprus, and I won't donate to that.  The games are good for free to play, and there's little competition. 

 

They don't necessarily need dedicated customers, just recurring fresh blood to elicit occasional purchases.  7.5 billion hairy apes on this planet, a fraction with the means to play and purchase will keep them viable for some time, as long as they minimize the and sugar coat the bad PR that occasionally happens.



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View Post94EXPOS, on 05 July 2021 - 06:04 AM, said:

Once again a time limited mission which forces players to grind incessantly non stop for a month. Insane!! Why are these missions no longer permanent as they were for the Vampire and XP-55??? Players will still purchase these planes early so Wargaming will continue to profit. It's a shame that Wargaming Devs spend all their time it seems trying to come up with ways to try and get players to spend more $ when in fact this probably does the opposite. I know for me I refuse to be bullied into spending $$ for planes that I don't really need. My focus is to get Specialist status for all my planes. I have 36 of 94 that are Specialized. Wargaming's disgusting greediness also has convinced me to refuse to spend any $$ to support their greed. If they run Warplanes anything like Tanks, they sell OP premiums and then within a year they nerf them. Basically it's a scam. Players pay big $$ to get the OP premiums when they come out and then Wargaming nerfs them so that they can move on to newer OP premiums that players once again pay big $$ for till those newest premiums get nerfed and so on and so on and so on. Also on the original missions before Wargaming became super greedy, we could complete sections with tokens, which are now basically useless as we now are required to purchase certificates. Nothing but sickening greed ruining this game and ruining the world in general.   

So, evidently you work for free, your electricity is provided for free, your internet is a free service, your chow is given to you along with the clothes on your back, and you don't pay rent.....................wait!  I'm describing your mom's basement!

 

Grow up and get real.

 

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trikke #28 Posted 05 July 2021 - 09:02 PM

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frankly, i agree w/ Expo        maybe a little edgier that i would have phrased it, but i agree           

 

we've all seen stuff get nerfed just months after sales slumped       i've said that very thing in person and have typed it here

 

i support WG with an open wallet, because i'll never get that fun stuff without it     

 

flew with SFMY and InfiniZ3ro today as they were collecting Gabreskis and Doolittles without even knowing it       i can't do that

 

(however, i did grab my first Lang today!!!   without even knowing it!      i was shocked      driving the EF     i flew high and fast)

 

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BigBadWolf #29 Posted 05 July 2021 - 09:28 PM

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Mission 14 is not cool. Seems red planes do not stick around red bases, they tend to move on. This missions requires a combination of luck, gamesmanship and playing compromised with a sub-standard performance, emphasizing sub-standard performance a lot. Learning how to suck even more in order to complete it. Imho whoever created this mission needs to be taken to the woods and left there. 
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lol      mostly i just misread them      or forget everything it said, by the time i drop into battle 

 

WG made wowp hoping for guys just like me to show up on their doorstep

 

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OK, who would have thought that shooting down 100 Air Defense Aircraft (i.e. ADA) would become such a clusterflock?

 

Mining plant X2, Mining plant X2, Mining plant X2, 3 cap map, Mining plant X2, 3 cap map, Mining Plant X2.

 

On any given day, I shoot down 100 in like 10 battles. Since this crapola event NOOOOOOO!

 

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trikke #32 Posted 06 July 2021 - 01:49 PM

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SFMY grinded/ground all the way up to his today      i watched him get the last three missions done pretty easily, too!

 

because of course...     it's SFMY         big congrats, my brother         metastasize that cancer! 


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View PostFour_Leaf_Tayback, on 06 July 2021 - 01:04 AM, said:

OK, who would have thought that shooting down 100 Air Defense Aircraft (i.e. ADA) would become such a clusterflock?

 

Mining plant X2, Mining plant X2, Mining plant X2, 3 cap map, Mining plant X2, 3 cap map, Mining Plant X2.

 

On any given day, I shoot down 100 in like 10 battles. Since this crapola event NOOOOOOO!

 

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No kidding! All of the sudden I get like 2-3 a battle if lucky. This one is going to get certificates I think.



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View PostBigBadWolf, on 05 July 2021 - 04:28 PM, said:

Mission 14 is not cool. Seems red planes do not stick around red bases, they tend to move on. This missions requires a combination of luck, gamesmanship and playing compromised with a sub-standard performance, emphasizing sub-standard performance a lot. Learning how to suck even more in order to complete it. Imho whoever created this mission needs to be taken to the woods and left there. 

Agreed!  Nobody defends anything anymore (humans or bots) so there are just not enough enemy planes over caps to get 8.  I spent a lot of battles avoiding shooting down ADAs hoping some bot would come over to defend and they rarely did.  Then my bots would flip the sector and the only one to attack was all the way across the map.  Frustrating.  It took 15 or 20 battles to finally complete that.  I'm on the Marseille mission now.  I wouldn't be surprised if that one goes quicker.



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View PostCommodore_Sailracer, on 06 July 2021 - 08:12 PM, said:

Agreed!  Nobody defends anything anymore (humans or bots) so there are just not enough enemy planes over caps to get 8.  I spent a lot of battles avoiding shooting down ADAs hoping some bot would come over to defend and they rarely did.  Then my bots would flip the sector and the only one to attack was all the way across the map.  Frustrating.  It took 15 or 20 battles to finally complete that.  I'm on the Marseille mission now.  I wouldn't be surprised if that one goes quicker.

Did you have to wait for the ADA planes to appear before shooting down the red planes, or can you start shooting them down the moment a sector is flipped? 

 


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View PostBigBadWolf, on 06 July 2021 - 03:28 PM, said:

Did you have to wait for the ADA planes to appear before shooting down the red planes, or can you start shooting them down the moment a sector is flipped? 

 

You have to wait for the sector to unlock.  Enemy kills right after it flips don't count towards attacking/defending.



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hello guys
I don't like bombers at all.
With this one, it's still a *** plane whose only talent of the pilot is to have a great rear shooter. With this kind of plane, our grandfathers would have won the war by themselves and without escort.
Frankly, this game just lost a little more realism. I have many level 8 planes with well trained pilots and I have been shot down by the shooters at a distance of over 800m? Besides, the "pilot", sorry, the owner didn't bother to do anything else than flying at 500/600m...what's the point? where's the piloting? it doesn't look like anything...moreover all these super fast bombers make the ground attack planes lose their time, making them useless .... It's sad and pitiful, it looks like they put Mario Kart-like vehicles in the game

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Event should be called:

Boeing B-29C Superfortress: Start your grinding!



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View PostMalpeyre19, on 06 July 2021 - 06:21 PM, said:

 With this kind of plane, our grandfathers would have won the war by themselves and without escort.

 

yep, you are so right!      100000+ Allied deaths in the Pacific theater alone, but it took only two B-29s to win it      without escorts

 

well, the bombs helped


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View Post_Panzerkunst_, on 01 July 2021 - 08:32 PM, said:

Aww, how cute. A bomber pilot excited about a new toy under the tree! Lol, the only thing I really care about in a bomber is its speed so I don't think the B-29 will be a problem for my 262. With all the equipment the HP can be increased about 30-35% so we're looking at about 3300HP? I don't think I can 1 pass that much HP but with rockets to finish the job, certainly. .50cals Don't scare HFs and looks like only one 20mm on the rear turret, should be easy enough to approach from the side or directly below. Any tier 7 aircraft will almost certainly not be able to kill it as B-32's are hard enough for them.  I'd rather face a B-29 than a RB-17 with 1400m rear turret range & insta-crits...All while flying at 800kph+   <o

There were fast-bomber variant of B-29, The B-29B.It removed all the turrets to reduce weight off her. Like Ju288A, this version aimed at high speed bombing run. Tho i don't think this nor B-45A be in the game.






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