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Circ100
05-23-2005, 04:03 AM
Hello all.

Well been looking at some Flight sims and well i played Lock on Modern Air combat but that was really hard for me to understand (modern planes bah too complicated)

And i was wondering if this game is really complicated? Of course its going to have a learning curve but i mean is it quite easy to learn and get flying and fighting?

It looks really good but im not the most intelligent person for planes and learning all the 'stuff'.

Also one more question. When you are playing online does this game come with lots of radio voice 'chatters' you can send to each other, or do you guys use a voice program such as Teamspeak?

Cheers

Circ

Circ100
05-23-2005, 04:03 AM
Hello all.

Well been looking at some Flight sims and well i played Lock on Modern Air combat but that was really hard for me to understand (modern planes bah too complicated)

And i was wondering if this game is really complicated? Of course its going to have a learning curve but i mean is it quite easy to learn and get flying and fighting?

It looks really good but im not the most intelligent person for planes and learning all the 'stuff'.

Also one more question. When you are playing online does this game come with lots of radio voice 'chatters' you can send to each other, or do you guys use a voice program such as Teamspeak?

Cheers

Circ

JG54_Arnie
05-23-2005, 04:29 AM
Welcome! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

You'll find flying in this game in itself very easy. But when it comes to landing and taking part in combat you will find yourself learning for a few years to come! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Which is the beauty of this game, there's so many things to discover and find out and new challanges after you master one.
The way to master this game in my opinion is not by setting difficulty levels on easy and do everything that way, but to put it on realistic and slowly learn everything that way. Just dont expect to be able to take off, land and shoot down boogies on the first week of flying. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif To make the learning curve easier for yourself, start with flying around a bit, get a feel for your plane (take one plane to fly with first, best would be a Spitfire or russian plane. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ). Then start shooting at empty bombers to get an idea of how your guns work and as you succeed in your simple objectives, slowly proceed to harder ones, but make sure to keep having fun in the process and not to frustrate yourself. Getting someone to fly online with will help a huge ammount also.

And online Teamspeak or Ventrilo are used most. There's no ingame radio messages, which is a pity actually, that would be nice. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VV_Holdenb
05-23-2005, 04:48 AM
Hi Circ100,

Welcome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

"wondering if this game is really complicated"

You can jump straight in fly with "quick mission" ,easy! When you get hooked on flying the sim read the FAQ for links on tutorials etc. and learn to fly well.You need patience and practice (lots of) to learn to fly and fight well, particularly if you are going to join the on-line crowd.


Teamspeak is very popular for voice messaging, but depends on which server you are playing on.
Hyperlobby is where most of the "crowd" fly.

Some light bed time reading for you: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

FAQ
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9571058482
http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101/faq_index.htm

The essentials link
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=51910959

Aero_Shodanjo
05-23-2005, 05:36 AM
Welcome aboard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

No, this game/sim doesnt have all the bells and whistles - punchbuttons style, BVR engagement etc, so in that regards, it is not complicated to learn to fly with.

However, "not complicated" doesnt necessarily means that you can take any plane, set the realism difficulty level full switch and master it in one day. As many folks around here will agree, it's often take weeks just to learn how to take off and land properly.

But fear not m8, because we'll gladly help you should you find any difficulties about this sim. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And prepare yourself to download hundreds of megabytes patches and addons for this sim http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Bearcat99
05-23-2005, 05:48 AM
Complicated? Yes... Steep learning curve? Yes... Tons of fun? Absolutely..... when you get it go for the merged install... FB+Aces+PF.. Plus patches 3.-3 and 3.04. Hit the essentials link in my sig. Welcome aboard.

major_setback
05-23-2005, 05:57 AM
If you want to make life a little easier for yourself you can start with 'complex engine management' tuned off in the 'difficulty' menu.
The flight models are quite forgiving, even with the other difficulty settings turned on. If you've flown any other flight sims you'll pick things up quite quickly; at least to the level at which you get lots of enjoyment from the game. Don't worry if you get shot down a lot (you will!). One main tip: Keep your eyes open so that no-one can get on your six (on your tail), once they're there it's very difficult to shake them!
Good luck, and enjoy!

VW-IceFire
05-23-2005, 08:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Circ100:
Hello all.

Well been looking at some Flight sims and well i played Lock on Modern Air combat but that was really hard for me to understand (modern planes bah too complicated)

And i was wondering if this game is really complicated? Of course its going to have a learning curve but i mean is it quite easy to learn and get flying and fighting?

It looks really good but im not the most intelligent person for planes and learning all the 'stuff'.

Also one more question. When you are playing online does this game come with lots of radio voice 'chatters' you can send to each other, or do you guys use a voice program such as Teamspeak?

Cheers

Circ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well some suggestions and personal thoughts and feelings.

This is the first simulation I've bought in a really long time. For quite some time, my favorite games were C&C (all various types), Rainbow Six, and the Wing Commander games. None of those are particularly complex in comparison to this game. But don't get too discouraged quite yet.

I downloaded the IL2 Demo (which you should do too) before I went out and bought Forgotten Battles. The demo is very old...the planes fly differently now than they did but it got me started. I used the QMB to try and learn how to fly...and it takes a bit but once you get there its very fun.

I've played Lock On and didn't find it quite as satisfying. There are MANY more controls in Lock On than there are here...my biggest problems is that you don't just learn to fly the plane but you learn to play with the avionics and radar and that was more of a learning curve than I'm used to right now. WWII aircraft by nature are simpler...basically for combat you have a gunsight and a firing trigger and the rest comes down to marksmanship/gunnery skills and air combat tactics. There aren't guided missiles and that sort of thing...

This is the best game of the WWII flight sim genre. If you have the slightest amount of interest in the subject, a joystick, and a willingess to overcome the initial learning curve (which you can modify by changing the settings to be easier on yourself) then this game is for you. I made the switch from less complicated games to this one without any hassles. There are lots of people in the community who can help you with everything from setting up your computer to play to flying to gunnery to bombing or whatever you want to do. The game is big enough that you don't have to be a dedicated fighter jock...some guys are bomber pilots. Find what works for you!