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lnnokenity #1 Posted 02 August 2022 - 12:40 AM

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I was working on specializing my P-40, and playing in both Tier V and VI.  I played 13 games, and was bottom tier in all but 1.  I have never had a string of games like that before.  Really weird is that 4 of those games ended with all the planes on the red team destroyed. Before 2.0, that was how most of the games ended, and winning on points happened only every now and then.  But after 2.0, I can't remember winning this way except maybe two or three times.  Is 4 times in one sitting weird, or am I just out of touch with the current game?  Did the patch do something to the game to make this happen?  Another thing I noticed that I saw zero XP-54s being played, and that many of the real people playing were muppets.  Is this normal for Tier V and VI?  I haven't played much in 2.0, but I remember before that there were some really impressive players playing these tiers.  The names that come to mind are GreenBay and BEARSS.  They used to be able to kill me at will.  I have to admit I miss the days before 2.0 a little bit.
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Captain_Underpants53 #2 Posted 02 August 2022 - 12:55 AM

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The XP-54 has acquired a stigma to those abusing it. 
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Blizofoz45 #3 Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:54 AM

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Saw plenty of XP-54s yesterday unfortunately.  The hit box on that plane seems to be about the same dimensions of a house fly. 

 

They mostly stick to farming kills in the center sector instead of capping so some games I never had to deal with them.



qu33kKC #4 Posted 02 August 2022 - 12:15 PM

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View PostBlizofoz45, on 02 August 2022 - 01:54 AM, said:

Saw plenty of XP-54s yesterday unfortunately.  The hit box on that plane seems to be about the same dimensions of a house fly. 

 

yeah, along with the Ascender and the J4was, it can be a pain.



gerr22 #5 Posted 02 August 2022 - 12:28 PM

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love my 54

 



wylleEcoyote #6 Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:59 PM

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To answer OPs question ... 

Having that happen 4 times in one night is a bit of a statistical anomaly

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lnnokenity #7 Posted 02 August 2022 - 03:28 PM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 02 August 2022 - 01:59 PM, said:

To answer OPs question ... 

Having that happen 4 times in one night is a bit of a statistical anomaly

Thank you.  It seemed weird at the time, along with the repeated bottom tier matchmaking.


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Flushmaster #8 Posted 05 August 2022 - 03:31 AM

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@ OP: That high of a percentage of wins by elimination is indeed a statistical anomaly, but there are certain conditions that make it more possible. First, the game has to be low scoring enough for there to be enough time after the squall for that to happen. Often this is due to both teams fighting over the same sectors but not capping any for several minutes, thus resulting in lower score totals by squall time and therefor more time to shoot each other once respawns are no longer available. Muppets on both sides charging in and getting repeatedly blasted is definitely conducive to such a situation.

 

XP-54s are still around aplenty, they just show up randomly depending on when the schmucks and/or stat padders who use them as crutches are online to fly them at any given time. Also you could have just gotten lucky with MM and been off sync with any that were flying at the time.

 

I did see GreenBay in his B-29C yesterday (and you too, IIRC).






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