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ECA_
07-30-2004, 07:27 PM
Who are the best and most well-known players in this game ? What plane do they fly in general ? Do good players play at realism ? Do they play with or without cockpit ?

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ECA_
07-30-2004, 07:27 PM
Who are the best and most well-known players in this game ? What plane do they fly in general ? Do good players play at realism ? Do they play with or without cockpit ?

Mods, please remove my post in the Help section.

Alexander_Seil
07-30-2004, 07:37 PM
As far as I know the "best of the best" tend to play on full realism, as does about everybody else (heck, I'm a n00b and even I turned off the HUD messages...flying by the instruments is always fun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ). Probably a majority of players prefer cockpit-only view. I don't know about the planes and am not in any real position to comment, but it seems, at least, that P-38, P-51, FW-190 and Bf-109 are considered to be the ueber planes online. Doesn't mean that they are more fun to fly than, say, a CR42, but it's just that those planes are bound to be popular from the start, hence most people and most "aces" pilot the most popular (and hence numerous) planes.

Maj_Death
07-30-2004, 07:43 PM
Strange question but I'll try to answer it. There are alot of well known players here, I wouldn't say there are any best known players though. I am reasonably well known and fly Fw-190's mostly but that is just me. VFC*Korolov is well known and flies mostly P-38's these days. Most of the best players play at atleast medium realism and many of them play at full or near full realism.

Edit: In response to the first reply, uber and Fw-190 or P-38 simply do not belong in the same sentance. Both of them are extremely difficult to master and very unforgiving. The best planes for novices are and always have been the La series, Yak-3 and P-51. The Spitfire and IAR-80 are also very novice friendly.

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ECA_
07-30-2004, 07:50 PM
Thank you for answering my question.
Another thing is: i need a joystick/whatever to fly my planes because the keyboard is just incredibly annoying.

Is any joystick around the price of 100,- euro's good enough or do i need specific equipment. My budget for this is 120 euro's.

Alexander_Seil
07-30-2004, 07:52 PM
I found the P-38 to be extremely easy to control, fly and dogfight in http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Never even tried any of the FW-190s, though.

ECA_
07-30-2004, 07:52 PM
Another question, what is HL/Hyperlobby ?

civildog
07-30-2004, 07:58 PM
Hyperlobby is the online place to play...here it is:http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/

Download the Client software and it'll get you onto all the best servers.

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civildog
07-30-2004, 07:59 PM
And check out the Saitek EVO. It's a good compromise between price and no compromise on quality. Has a throttle, and 11 buttons. Plus the hat-switch. Fully programmable through it's own software or through the game's setup.

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El Turo
07-30-2004, 08:27 PM
If you're looking for help in getting started with tactics and/or basic fundamental air combat topics, you can try out www.il2flying.com (http://www.il2flying.com) as well. I was asked to write a few articles over there and have submitted a few rewritten notes/responses I had saved. There are another 4-5 articles due to be published within the next few days or so.

Hopefully a few folks find it useful. The "fundamentals" article was a big one and I finished it today and emailed it to Mad Piglet but I don't know that it's been uploaded just yet.

!S and welcome to IL2FB/AEP.

I would also second what others have said regarding new/powerful aircraft. Real men fly cra-p planes though.

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Maj_Death
07-30-2004, 10:16 PM
A joystick is a minimum system requirement to play any flight simulator. I recommend a Saitek joystick. They are very good sticks for the price. I have an X-45 and a Cyborg Gold. Both are first rate sticks. The X-45 costs $85 US, the Cyborg costs about $35 US. I don't have an EVO but I've looked at them at it seems to be a very good joystick as well. I suggest you stay away from Logitech stuff, they are very well known for breaking after only 1 or two months of use. CH products are good, but very expensive and you really don't get much for your money with them.

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I build COOPs and DF maps. If you would like some of them you can get them atmy COOP page (http://www14.brinkster.com/triggerhappy770/default.htm)

I/JG1 Oesau is recruiting axis pilots who prefer to fly maximum realism. We accept both veterans and rookies. We fly in VEF2, VWF and may join other online wars in the future. I am currently the acting CO, if you are interested in joining please PM me here or page me in HL.
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Doc_Hollydayz
07-31-2004, 07:07 AM
I use a Saitek X45 which cost me about 60 which puts it in your budget range. Its a great stick, very popular here and has a separate throttle. Most of your flying can be done without using the keyboard. Its programmable and there are some thoughtful people out there who have done all the work for you so you can just download their profile and use that. I use the Adlabs6 profile.

As for difficulty settings, you will often get the feeling from reading some of the posts on this forum that the only way to fly is full real. I have come to the conclusion over the last 6 months of flying that the only way to fly is the way that makes it most enjoyable for you. Remember its only a game, it has its limitations so adapt the game to suit your own preferances. You can always change difficulty settings later, which is better than getting frustrated with it and jacking it in.

As El Turo says check out www.il2flying.com (http://www.il2flying.com) he, Mad Piglet and others have written some good easy to understand tutorials that should help you learn to fly and fight - looks like www.il2flying.com (http://www.il2flying.com) might be THE place to go for those of us who arent aces and need to improve(that is definately me!)

Well thats my two penneth worth, welcome to the madness http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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