View Full Version : Poll: Points junkie?

01-12-2004, 04:41 PM

01-12-2004, 04:41 PM

01-12-2004, 05:08 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Point junkies are best targets!

Let them crash and hear whining... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

01-12-2004, 05:32 PM
I look at the points just to see if I've got any! Most times the answer is no. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


01-12-2004, 05:38 PM
Playing for points is ghey.
Play for the compitition and have some fun.



01-12-2004, 06:06 PM
The point system is all screwed up anyways - manage to safely belly land your battered plane in the middle of the runway and you only get 10 points. Bail out after said plane and you get 70. Plus, I don't know how many times I've gotten kills for planes I didn't even shoot at - or when it says I've been shot down when I just landed.

Still, I like to have the most points http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-12-2004, 06:07 PM
I sometimes enjoy being a "points junkie"
But usually pilots with the highest scores aren't always the best pilots in the server.

I kind of miss the old CFS style of markings kills/deaths rather then the Il-2/FB style of points.
Oh well, hehe.

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01-12-2004, 06:26 PM
Kills works is all I need to know. Pertaining to the answer. I pull up SHIFT TAB and it gives me players statistics so I can really find out who is doing what in terms of killing and it gives me an idea what other plaers are doing as well. It gives the shots fired and hits. It's a good measure to see who is accurate and who sprays and prays.. I fall into the latter catagory...

01-12-2004, 06:32 PM
Did they use points in WWII?

Kills and survival only. Ground targets are important if they move the mission forward. Count em. Forget the points.

01-12-2004, 06:34 PM
~S~ Orheim!
I voted "other" because it depends on whether or not the server has a good bunch that really want to work together. If everyone is "out for number one", then I tend to be that way as well, but as a rule, I don't stay on a server like that for very long. Kill-stealing runs rampant on those servers.

I much prefer organized missions that allow me to fly to an area or target, do the job, then make it back to base for a safe landing. Even if I get no kills at all, I am very satisfied knowing that I did my part. . . oh yeah, the thrill of seeing another plane go down, full of my lead, gives me alot of joy as well. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Tsalagi Asgaya Equa

01-12-2004, 11:49 PM
I look on the score to hunt for the score*****s http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

cu http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


01-13-2004, 04:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Slater_51st:
usually pilots with the highest scores aren't always the best pilots in the server.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, you did include the word "always" but...

Usually the better pilots will have like 800 points and the other guys will have like 230/170

If you are playing good you will have (more) points eventually.

It's just a byproduct of your skills, not a goal.

Aces don't care if people steal their kills, because the goal of the team is to eliminate, and move on. They know that they will get their points eventually (why complain about people stealing your kills unless you are a points hore). Aces just want to have fun, but seeing lots of points is ok with them too.

I definitely check to see who has the points on the server.

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01-13-2004, 07:11 PM
Wow, that was acutally a good post RBJ.

Anyway, i usually just look to see if i have *any*. I'f i'm over 200 its a very good day for me. I just got off a great time at Slammin's server, where we had 5-6 bombers up and the rest were fighters covering them, on a small map, it was insanly fun and i came out with a score in the thousands. I didnt eve care about the score though, it was just a really fun game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-13-2004, 09:18 PM

Good to have you back here on what seems to be a regular basis. Missed your wit, and controversial comments. Want you to know that your efforts to stir up people, and to help newcomers is appreciated.

Salute to the funniest member of our community.


(funny doesn't mean that I do not take you seriously. It's taken me a long time to figure out how an "ace" behaves in a public forum.)


Tsalagi Asgaya Equ***

01-13-2004, 09:54 PM
not all good pilots have high scores.

chances are however, the pilots with the high scores are good.

01-14-2004, 05:45 AM
I only use S to see who I am flying against.


01-15-2004, 07:17 AM
I usually decide before a game, depending on what sort of mood im in, to either go for a high points game - where i kill once then land a lot, or if im just gonna get as many kills as poss without landing.

I press S all the time, usually looking for the pilots with the highest points, then I'll know to watch my back if there around. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Generally though, the more ive played the game, the less I am bothered about points as when you kill then land all the time you are wasting precious time that could be spent dogfighting and honing your skills. A lot of the time if i run out of ammo ill just eject and start over quick, coz i want to fight and not be wasting time flying back to base.

I voted other btw.


01-15-2004, 08:00 AM
I don't watch points too close. But I do look it would be nice to have a kill point list compared to a sucsesful return. I get plenty of kills but seldom get home with them.

Kill stealing only irratates me when working as a team. If you see your wing has mortally wounded a foe you should not waist limited ammo on it to boost your score and ego. You should save it to cover a out of amo or wounded wing till you get him home.

I voted other. It just depends on the game I'm in. Coop don't care dog fight malay sure I look and try and hunt the highest scoring pilot. Much harder to do in IL2 than CFS http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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01-15-2004, 11:04 AM
Yeah, if i see a teammate has a bogie in the bag, i let him finish the person off. Though i hate situations where there are 2-3 freindlies following a badguy (usually a bomber), and they are all missing it. I can never decide to jump in and see if i can down it, or let them continue on as is :X

01-15-2004, 11:21 AM
i dont care for points but its fun to see how i do,but i do look at the points to pick my target i tend to go for the ppl who have high scores and shoot them down,but as stated before points dont mean anything the score system is messy and inaccurate

imo if i make 5 kills in 1 run and dont make it home its a bad run

if i make 1 kill and make it back to base its a very good run
a good pilot gets back to base even without alot of kills

i have seen plenty of ppl who get 4/5 kills in a run and always screw up in the end by crashing,wrong landing ,bailing etc


01-15-2004, 11:34 AM
I vote other. I'm into VEF. So, for me the successful completion of a mission (read: me and as many of my teammates as can surviving) is most important. If I get a kill then that's just gravy. I see DF rooms and the like as practice for gunnery, navigation and other skills.

01-15-2004, 11:40 AM
kill em'.......kill em all!!!!!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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01-15-2004, 05:42 PM
I bet those points guys think I am nuts cause I always bail out of my plane, most of the time its undamaged and I have plenty of fuel. I could care less about getting a couple of hundred points for landing. im mr instant gratification and I want another plane as fast as possible so that I can go back and shoot at some more planes :O points junkies probably give me the same disbelieving glare that I give normal people when they leave half a bottle of beer laying and leave.........yes I am a drunk.