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Brackus78
06-10-2004, 10:25 PM
Should you follow the vectors given to you by the calls during the mission? A lot of times when I do this, it leads me way off course.

Also, can someone explain the altitude notation to me please? Does 10=1000 or something?

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Brackus78
06-10-2004, 10:25 PM
Should you follow the vectors given to you by the calls during the mission? A lot of times when I do this, it leads me way off course.

Also, can someone explain the altitude notation to me please? Does 10=1000 or something?

Thanks again for any help http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Hopefully this is the last newbie question for a while.

--Brack

Franzen
06-10-2004, 11:27 PM
Thx for reminding me, I wanted to ask a similar question. What the leader or control says and what the planes do are 2 different things. When a vector and an alt is given, it's either wrong or some sort of code. I don't know which so I just ignore them and follow the other planes.

Fritz Franzen

WTE_Galway
06-11-2004, 12:04 AM
no they are not a code

there are two problems here:

1) all the voices are similiar sometimes the vectors are for a totally different flight to your own

2) assuming its your own flight leader .. he is giving the vector and height that HE is about to take up .. it is NOT a vector for you to find him but the vector you would take if you were in close formation with him

Templar_4450th
06-11-2004, 12:18 AM
Navigation is very difficult in this game, just like it really was. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sticking with your wing leader like glue is vital in my opinion. But when theres a brawl and I inevitably get seperated from my flight, 7 times out of ten I will request a vector to base and fly home on my own...quite dangerous however. I once did that exact thing and was jumped by four Focke-Wulf 190's (one of the A series, couldn't identify). I was flying a Hurri so there was no outrunning them, my crate looked like a piece of swiss cheese, and last but not least, I probably had only 10 rounds of 20mm ammunition left. Needless to say, once my guns were dry I had to ditch.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill

Franzen
06-11-2004, 06:59 AM
But when I'm flying, and my leader gives a new vector or alt, he doesn't go there. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

That's in missions with no other planes on my side. And if I follw the leader's instructions I soon hear "What the hell! Stay on leaders course!". Then I get irritated and shoot him down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Fritz Franzen

Zayets
06-11-2004, 08:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Franzen:
Then I get irritated and shoot him down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Fritz Franzen<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's the spirit ! Don't take any s*** from those ******ed AI's! I know I don't.

Zayets out

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Tully__
06-11-2004, 09:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brackus78:
Also, can someone explain the altitude notation to me please? Does 10=1000 or something?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

10 means 10x100m (1000m). 25 means 25x100m (2500m) etc..

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horseback
06-11-2004, 11:59 AM
That is one of my long time gripes about this series- from the old Il-2 onwards, the AI "flight leaders" all sound the same, and don't differentiate between your flight and the others. In RL, a radio communication ALWAYS identified the flight and/or squadron in some way ("Buttercup Leader to Buttercup Blue Flight, take high perch while we bounce those Jerries.").

It would be very useful if your flight leader identified your flight in his instructions (just say 'Blue' or 'Red' flight before giving instructions for the player's flight).

Maybe we can hope for Pacific Fighters or Battle of Britain to remedy this flaw...

cheers

horseback

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