View Full Version : Are you a Fanboy?

11-17-2004, 06:52 AM

11-17-2004, 06:52 AM

11-17-2004, 07:02 AM
I have a strong preference for either the Spitfire, the FW190, or the Hellcat these days. But I fly anything they can give me...in order to even the teams out (which means I fly Japanese alot).

11-17-2004, 07:04 AM
I'm the same way. I really do want to fly Allied planes in PF, but the japanese side is always outnumbered. So I end up flying for the IJA/N.

When I start to see the japanese side overtake the allied side in numbers I usually switch (I only saw this happen once)

In Western/Easter Front FW-190 all the way.

11-17-2004, 07:11 AM
I'll give anything a go online.

11-17-2004, 07:11 AM
I'm a Jug mainly, Mustang second guy. But I will fly anything that needs it. I'll fly red or blue unless in a squad practice server.

11-17-2004, 07:13 AM
prefer japanese as planes better for me interest more than american/british plane, but will fly american to balence but prefer always ki43 to other plane ^_^

11-17-2004, 07:21 AM
If it wasn't for the Beaufighter, I'd probably by IJN/IJA all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

But really, online I just pick the team that has the fewer players and figure out the plane from there. Anything that drops bombs works for me, though recently I'm starting to enjoy the Zeros too.

11-17-2004, 08:11 AM

My answer is "I have a strong pref..." but it is becautse the Tempest is not yet in the game and per this fact not flyable.
I have a big big preference for the Tempest and could change my ansqer then.


11-17-2004, 09:15 AM
I voted strong pref. But this is usually how it breaks down for me per front. Eastern front I'm a 109 flier almost always. If the Reds are at a slight numerical disadvantage I'll still join blue since that's sort of "evening things out" lol. The only VVS planes I like to fly are the IL2 series or the I-153 but only for ground attack.

Western front I still prefer the 109 but will fly Allied if there are Jugs. Same holds true for numbers here as well. I'll still join blue even if they have a slight advantage.

Pac theater, well I must admit I'm not much for Japanese planes. I mean the Zero is really beautiful and fun to fly, but I just don't like planes where turning is the method of combat. But if I must fly Japanese I'll take whatever ride is least uber. Maybe early Zero or Ki-43.

11-17-2004, 10:03 AM
I always join the american side, spawn with bombs on the carrier deck, and drop them.

Ya only have to do it a few times to sink it.

Then I change sides and go vulching. That'll teach em.

11-17-2004, 10:20 AM
I fly all planes equally as bad so anything with a trigger will do me.

11-17-2004, 10:23 AM
Im flexible but will try to go allied if the team balance allows. If not I go IJN.

11-17-2004, 10:47 AM
Normally I select 109 whenever I can,sometimes the FW190.

In coops I select red side just to have fun and shoot down buddies.

11-17-2004, 11:31 AM
Online (of offline) I'll fly anything ... I'll even jump into the gunnery position of an SBD, or whatever. I enjoy it all. At this moment I like the Spitfire with the clipped wings a lot, but a Zero 's nice too.... However, I will choose sides based on what others do... seems I like the underdog position.... (maybe as an excuse to get shot down and fail the mession... my flying is average I guess, but situational awareness is very poor... many times I take off to join my mates... to find: hey where's everybody?! What a nice blue ocean, and nice blue sky over here.... all empty...

11-17-2004, 11:39 AM
For the Most part i'll fly the JUG almost exclusivly...some time opting for other US fighters or bombers. So 90% of the time i fly Allied side. Sometimes i'll switch it up for a something new. One of the reasons i DONT fly axis more is so i'll have the chance every so often to have a few planes to break the boardom with. like the 190A-6. And then it depends on the situation. Some nights if i'm on late i'll hang out and fly with my buddies in JG 27 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif & they almost always fly 109-G's...in wich case i'll fly the p-47 anyway if avalible..if not then it's the 190A-6 or 109G-6As.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif& Yea...belive it or not i acutally have friends in an axis squadron...amazing ain't it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

11-17-2004, 11:58 AM
With PF I always fly the corsair regardless of the balancing side. Only because i am really trying to figure out this planes pluses and minues and become proficient in it. If the sides are obviously in favor of the allied side, i use the corsair as a ground pounder. I mean having six corsairs doing a conga line on one ki84 is not fun. The japanese planes well i just dont care for them. If i join a ETO i fly the german 109s.

11-17-2004, 12:39 PM
I'd fly a kite, if it came with guns, but I think that allies should always leave one spot for me to fly the 51 or the F6F.. Kinda rude that they don't actually... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

11-17-2004, 01:05 PM
I can think of one very good reason why people would want to join a particular side: aircraft familiarity. Becoming intimately familiar with the flight characteristics of a given aircraft makes you much more effective in the aircraft.

That being said, I'm more interested in flying on the same side as my squaddies than I am which flag I'm flying under. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-17-2004, 01:11 PM
I fly and own on both theatres, in the Mustang.

11-17-2004, 02:56 PM
haven't flown much until recently, but when i do I join the side with the least folks. I' don't take the whole online thing very seriously tho, so I don't mind dying in a plane i'm not familiar with.

11-17-2004, 03:28 PM
When I first started IL2, I refused to fly anything Axis. Even if it meant lop-sided online dogfights. But the ridiculous situation of 10 Allied versus 2 Axis bothered my sense of fair play and I soon found myself regularly flying Axis. Most of my Axis knowledge has come from flying Axis online and I think it`s helped me understand more about flying and fighting with WWII aircraft than flying just Allied planes ever could, especially when it came to energy fighting, using B&Z tactics, etc.

I`m less fussy in flying the Pacific, Allied or Zeros is pretty equal (although, I still prefer Allied, Especially the Seafire).

Offline, I still pretty much stay Allied, even in the Pacific.

So all in all, the Online flying community`s made me a lot less picky when choosing aircraft. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-17-2004, 03:53 PM
If it can be "lawn-darted", I'm game.

11-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Strong preference towards high altitude bombing , prefer the b-25 over the he 111.

11-17-2004, 04:17 PM
Doesn`t matter to me, i`ll fly anything as long as there is a balance. But my first choice will be 109, always http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

11-17-2004, 04:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
Doesn`t matter to me, i`ll fly anything as long as there is a balance. But my first choice will be 109, always http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


11-17-2004, 05:50 PM
I like alot of planes but whenever i have the chance ill fly the FW190A/D but i have my time in Allied planes aswell like the P47 (love her) and P40s or bombers

it depends on the mood wich im in to choose wich side im going but my heart lies with the LW planes so its about 70% blue 30% red
on our squad server i fly alot of red to balance the teams because we are a LW squad http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

with PF i dont prefer any side ,i dont feel at home in teh zero and flying US planes like the corsair gets boring quick because its easy flying/killing

11-18-2004, 03:49 AM
I voted for strong pref. I.e. Strong pref for
Minerva Mink, Lola Bunny, Sheila Vixen and
various other (female) furries, after all I'm a
pilot in Furvert Virtual Squadron...
As for planes, if it got at least one wing and
an engine I'll fly it. Any guns on the plane
just make it more fun.

11-18-2004, 04:05 AM
I fly and try to master every plane in the sim, so, of course I always join the team with the fewer pilots. Infact I really get mad, if I have to play 3 vs 12 (happeneds just 2 days ago) and nobody wants to switch because of the planeset or something and even tells me "war isn't fair" - sorry, I'm not in war. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

This is a game and who wants to see or play soccer, if its 18 vs 4, just because the other team has the colors you prefer?

11-18-2004, 05:31 AM
I'll generaly pick the side with fewest players, which means I fly for The Emperor a lot these days. And at that I will generally fly the Ki61, even with it's porked FM.

If I do have a choice I prefer the P40s or F4F for Allied fighters,and the Ki61 and Val for Imperial Japan. If forced, I will fly German, but I really don't like to. Perhaps if the F4 was returned to it's former status as the best flying of the 109s, I would try them more, but when I'm in a German fighter I always feel like im trying to turn a locomotive.

11-18-2004, 05:56 AM
im a Fanboy of a lot of planes in FB/PF , from a lot of countries.

and you can find me on HL as

the only planes i stay off are Yaks & LaGGs/Las , i cant become familiar with this birds , cant tell exactly why . i still love flying MiGs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif so its no "anti soviet" feeling http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

11-18-2004, 05:59 AM
Voted last option. Although my primary ride is Bf109(series)G14, and KI84 for japanese (I don't have v3.0 yet) I *always* join the weaker flying group. But when I join on allied side (they are usually stronger team), then I prefer Cobra, Spitfire, P40/51 (in that order) but that depends on theatre, year and.. situation.

I'm a fanboy when I summarize all, but when I'm online that really doesn't matter. I always choose weaker group. What matter is to help my team (red or blue) to win.

11-18-2004, 10:14 AM

I'll try to fly the 190 if at all possible. 262 is also a top ride and the 109 is a last resort, really although I do like the E.

If I fly allied, it's normally the Spitfire or P47.

Ki84 for Japanese as everything else doesn't suit my style.

Russian? I like the MiG3 and also the I16.


11-18-2004, 12:57 PM
This isn't really a problem for me, with the exception of russian planes, there is atleast 1 from each nation that I like. On the russian side, the only thing I even remotely enjoy is the I-153 but that is a little limiting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif.