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Trauglodyte #21 Posted 19 January 2022 - 05:24 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 19 January 2022 - 05:01 PM, said:

I think you might be mixing up bombers.  The Ju 287 has 1000 lb bombs.

 

I mentioned the SD 500 stock bombs, as reference to the Ju 288's bombs and the 1,000 KG bombs shared by the Ju 287 and the EF 131.  I should have written that more clearly, so as to avoid the confusion.  Thanks, Underpants.



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View PostTrauglodyte, on 19 January 2022 - 04:41 PM, said:

 

 

Adding new bombers doesn't make the problem different.  Remember, the game only allows, for 2x per side.  So, the aspect of them being American, German, or Soviet is no different from them being Japanese or British.  If you don't want new planes, that's fine.  It is ok, to disagree.

There is a spectrum of want, I guess.

 

I want new planes, but I really don't care much about bombers.  I don't find the playstyle fun,  even though I own two of the three most OP bombers in the game.  If I never slapped another spacebar in the game, I wouldn't miss it, at all.

 

BUT, new content is life for the game.  So, if new American or German or Japaneses bombers help to drag more humans to play, OK.  Maybe I'll play the B-32 more to build XP for the new T8 American bomber.  

 

If new planes were to be added to the tech trees, I would be happy to see that.  Happier to see U.S. Bearcat line planes, or U.S. GAA planes, or Japanese GAA planes, or British bombers, or lower tier U.S. bombers...

 

But I like new content.  So, if it has to be bombers, fine.  I'd rather not, but will take what I can get.

 

Wanting new planes is not necessarily a binary condition.  Yes, new planes, but [insert preference here].

 

Indeed, it is OK to disagree.  Some folks use that as an excuse to be disagreeable,  which is unfortunate. 


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View PostRoIand, on 18 January 2022 - 09:35 PM, said:

Do you seriously want more bombers in this game ???
Look at T10 and see where this is going. There is only one choice to fly either Bombers or Bomber-Killers.

If you don't follow this choice you can only hope someone (either human or bot) in your team does...

 

It's not more bombers or not.  The amount of bombers per battle, per side, (two), remains the same.  The selection of different bombers is what needs to be increased and that is very good for the game for the people that don't have the manual dexterity or fast reactions to play fighters.  Remember, this is not World of Fighter Planes, but World of Warplanes. :)



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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 19 January 2022 - 07:36 PM, said:

There is a spectrum of want, I guess.

 

I want new planes, but I really don't care much about bombers.  I don't find the playstyle fun,  even though I own two of the three most OP bombers in the game.  If I never slapped another spacebar in the game, I wouldn't miss it, at all.

 

BUT, new content is life for the game.  So, if new American or German or Japaneses bombers help to drag more humans to play, OK.  Maybe I'll play the B-32 more to build XP for the new T8 American bomber.  

 

If new planes were to be added to the tech trees, I would be happy to see that.  Happier to see U.S. Bearcat line planes, or U.S. GAA planes, or Japanese GAA planes, or British bombers, or lower tier U.S. bombers...

 

But I like new content.  So, if it has to be bombers, fine.  I'd rather not, but will take what I can get.

 

Wanting new planes is not necessarily a binary condition.  Yes, new planes, but [insert preference here].

 

Indeed, it is OK to disagree.  Some folks use that as an excuse to be disagreeable,  which is unfortunate. 

 

Exactly.  I don't care if it is new bombers, Italian planes, a Romanian fighter, or the Snoopy doghouse.  What we cannot have is new content limited, to bi-annual premiums.  WoT, albeit a much more lucrative title, has done well by introducing long grinds, for pilots and premium tanks as well as just releasing new tanks and even lines.  New content won't bring humans in droves.  But, it would at least keep people playing and maybe, MAYBE, bring in some new players (so that we can complain about sub-45% win rate people jacking up our games :izmena: ).



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Just give me a Fokker Dr1 for T2/3 and I'll call it good. (If we get Snoopy's doghouse it's going to need a counter!)

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06/2019 -- Development Plans for World of Warplanes

 Specialists-2 Just like we announced earlier, the alternative configurations for several of the most celebrated aircraft of World War II will make their way into the game. Unlike the existing Specialist configurations, which are essentially top module sets with the maximum number of equipment slots, the Specialist-2 configurations will be quite different from the stock ones in modules. This is going to change the gameplay significantly for such aircraft. For example, a quick and maneuverable light aircraft can become a heavily armed fighter for securing air corridors or even a bomber interceptor.

 

^ this is a very important bit of news, in my opinion, and probably a major undertaking because it may radically alter the function of aircraft as we know it.  Imagine you are flying your bomber with peace of mind, and you observe an A7M on the horizon climbing towards you.  You lift your coffee so it doesn't spill before climbing up and away.  The A7M appears to have leveled out, but he's still approaching.  He's practically below you without a chance in the world, you laugh to yourself.  He fires some schrage-musik cannons and now you've spilled your coffee.  As your bomber descends in flames, and coffee soaks your flight jacket, you think to yourself, gosh, I really underestimated that A7M!  It must have been an A7M3-J!  I should have gone to work for Delta to fly the friendly skies.  Oh well // respawn

 

So, I think some patience is in order because if implemented, that feature is going to change the game in a major way and we're going to have to challenge old assumptions.  If you look at the duration of time between major iterations of the game, it does not seem unreasonable to me to be patient.


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J311yfish #27 Posted 22 January 2022 - 07:21 PM

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Added links for:

-- many videos (Developer Diaries, Bruce Dickinson warplane diaries, more)

-- news from Wargaming relevant to World of Warplanes (for context)

-- recent 'Start Your Engines' events for premium aircraft


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J311yfish #28 Posted 31 January 2022 - 11:21 PM

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History project is far along and cleaned up considerably.  If there is anything you (yes, YOU!) remember, or think should be added (such as fan-made equipment calibration tutorials on youtube), or other news, glad to do it.  I've also highlighted some of the things that have been mentioned, but not yet implemented -- such as Albrecht Schneider (Me 410 unique pilot), Experimental Reinforced Airframe, Experimental Long Gun Barrels.

 


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thehelmsman #29 Posted 01 February 2022 - 08:48 AM

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View PostItsSubmersible, on 19 January 2022 - 08:08 PM, said:

Just give me a Fokker Dr1 for T2/3 and I'll call it good. (If we get Snoopy's doghouse it's going to need a counter!)


Anything from WW1 would be hopelessly outclassed even against the tier 1s we have. Those planes were delicate and SLOW.

WW1 fighters would be pretty awesome to see in the game, but they'd need their own dedicated game mode.

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They announced that they aren't doing the specialist two thing on one of the forums



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View PostJ311yfish, on 31 January 2022 - 06:21 PM, said:

History project is far along and cleaned up considerably.  If there is anything you (yes, YOU!) remember, or think should be added (such as fan-made equipment calibration tutorials on youtube), or other news, glad to do it.  I've also highlighted some of the things that have been mentioned, but not yet implemented -- such as Albrecht Schneider (Me 410 unique pilot), Experimental Reinforced Airframe, Experimental Long Gun Barrels.

 

important moderator announcements could be usefully such as

They have no plans for amphibious planes or Japanese heavies beyond tier 7

canceling specialist 2

bearcat line in development

 

​I don't see the I-21 highlighted

 

an index of what the different colors mean would be nice



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View Post12_inch_Hawk, on 01 February 2022 - 06:49 AM, said:

important moderator announcements could be usefully such as

They have no plans for amphibious planes or Japanese heavies beyond tier 7

canceling specialist 2

bearcat line in development

 

​I don't see the I-21 highlighted

 

an index of what the different colors mean would be nice

 

Thank you for the update.  However, I have included only information that can be substantiated with an actual/verifiable source (links provide, direct quotes, etc.).  Anything that is not verifiable is hearsay!  

 

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 "My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Ferris pass-out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious."

 

I understand there are rumors/whispers, from various sources, but they are to be treated as hearsay until they are verifiable.


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J311yfish #33 Posted 06 February 2022 - 05:09 AM

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Birthday event 11/2018.  A-26B in background, and a flying wing bomber under the tarp

 

 

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J311yfish #34 Posted 06 February 2022 - 05:14 AM

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Japanese heavy fighters vs. U.S.A. heavy bombers 11/2018


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J311yfish #35 Posted 08 February 2022 - 11:21 PM

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Albrecht Schneider mid-Spring per RU forum

Edited by J311yfish, 09 February 2022 - 12:24 PM.

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Historical scenarios:  Spanish Civil War (skins•  Invasion of Poland  •  Winter War  •  Continuation War // History of World of Warplanes

Map proposals:   Panama Canal    Great Wall of China    Cliffs of Dover   //  Clan:  343 Kokutai  //  Tutorial:  How to ignore forum posts and signatures


J311yfish #36 Posted 13 February 2022 - 12:25 PM

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Added 'developer blog disabled' to Update 2.1.12.  Unfortunate, because many of the game mechanics have been explained there and this was a way to find them quickly.

Edited by J311yfish, 13 February 2022 - 12:29 PM.

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Historical scenarios:  Spanish Civil War (skins•  Invasion of Poland  •  Winter War  •  Continuation War // History of World of Warplanes

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J311yfish #37 Posted 19 May 2022 - 05:35 PM

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Added 'future birthdays' -- in 2023 it will be "25 & 10"


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