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01-20-2007, 01:18 AM
Hey I flew in zekes vs wildcats tonight and got my fist kill in full real with a hellcat! But I also got shot down alott http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif Maybe I will see some of you there sometime

01-20-2007, 01:23 AM
welcome to the addiction

01-20-2007, 02:15 AM

I just flew on Winds Of War for the first time in ages, I love having to ID planes first, it adds a lot to the game.

Was a Desert 1942 map with p40's/SpitV's vs FW190A4.109G2.

It really hammered home just how good the FW190A4 is for me.

Flew the FW190A and got 3 kills in 5 minutes (one sotlen by flak)

Flew Spit Vc (Red were seriously down on players) and couldnt even get one kill in half an hour. Its just too slow, I couldnt catch anything.

Well done with the kill and keep practising! YOu are on a very tough server. I went throught he arcade servers first before I started on the full real settings. How long have you been playing online? -> Me about a year.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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01-20-2007, 02:28 AM
Been flying on Zeke v Wildcats quite a lot myself recently, so see you there! I ran out of fuel in a Corsair yesterday and shot a D3A full of holes whilst gliding down - priceless!

I usually fly off-line, and it's very different. In some ways its easier - you can never surprise the AI for example, it always knows you're there, but in others harder - identifying aircraft from a distance is something I have trouble with and so am having to adapt my tactics accordingly - high speed fly-past to visually ID a potential target, or looking for appropriately coloured tracer which is often more visible than the aircraft themselves.

Don't worry about being shot down often to start with. There's a steep learning curve and you can meet some expert players out there. I usually end up swimming at the moment. But that makes the successes all the sweeter.

Great fun. See you around!

01-20-2007, 02:50 AM
My favourite server http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

See you there too!

01-20-2007, 03:13 AM
I tried Zekes VS Wildcats not too long ago - SHot up a Hellcat....in my P51 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif (He looked JUST like a N1K2, stubby wings dark color, fat body)

Been scared to go back since. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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01-20-2007, 03:53 AM
I've also just started flying online, and I agree that it's awesome. I've managed to get a few kills, and have been shot down lots, but the greatest thing is communicating with other players on TeamSpeak.
The thing I find most interesting is navigating without the minimap path - had lots of fun on one server in a New Guinea map finding my way to the front line to bomb tanks (and skimming so low that I caught my prop on a tank...)

01-20-2007, 04:00 AM
If its one thing I like most of the time its a minimap path, especially on the total land maps.

SO hard to pick out landmarks on a computer generated landscape sometimes.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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01-20-2007, 05:14 AM
I would be quite happy to use the mini-map path and also the speed/altitude bar.

Full Real is often used to mean Full Difficulty, and not just in this sim. From the times I have flown an aircraft reading the instruments wasn't a problem, but in a PC game, especially if you fly different types often rather than concentrating on one, finding the instrument and then zooming in to read what it says can be difficult. I would be prepared to compromise to make allowances for flying a PC rather than a real aircraft.

Similarly a real pilot is likely to have been briefed on the area he is flying over and so locating where he is would not be too doifficult. It's ok with coastlines, but over jungle I have trouble!

Having said that, I'm heading back to Zekes vs Wildcats tonight. So what if I get lost? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

01-20-2007, 05:55 AM
It's not that hard to navigate - it boils down to "Fly approximately southwest, climb and watch for the gunfire"!

I remember one of the last times I flew Zekes vs Wildcats - had a long and involved fight with someone while flying a Hellcat, eventually shot him down - "Friendly Aircraft Destroyed" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif . I must have got the planes mixed up (and failed to notice that he was flying towards our fleet with a smoking engine). I left the server, feeling like a complete idiot. But when I reviewed the .ntrk, I discovered that my worthy adversary was flying a Hellcat with IJN markings. The prat.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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01-20-2007, 05:59 AM
The great thing about the no-minimap is that you are occupied for the entire flight. Sometimes, just getting there and back is a really rewarding experience. I had a mission on ZvsW recently where I fought a drawn out battle with 2 F4F's, far to the south of Wake Island. More by luck than skill, I was able to eventually take out one and send the other home smoking (got the credit for it later). After the fight, I was slightly damaged, low on fuel and out of ammunition. I only had the vaguest idea where I was. I circled for height and plotted a course for where I hoped the friendly carriers would be. Twenty minutes later, after much angst and worry I could see the distant ships through the scattered cloud. Just as I was cutting the throttle for touchdown, the engine conked out for lack of fuel. Just made it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

That was one of the best flights ever. You just don't get that kind of gameplay value out of pointing your plane-shaped icon at the front line, and picking your nose all the way to the target. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">



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01-20-2007, 07:51 AM
Zeke's is great, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif just last night I'm flying along in my trust P-38 folding Betty bombers in half like soft Taco's, when I spot a contact at co-alt I turn to investigate, its a single engine so I know its not a bomber, so I turn to do a head-on (applied directly to the forehead) closer and closer we get finger on the trigger waiting to blast him, just then I notice its not a Zero, its a P-39 so I level wings to pass on by, but he keeps coming at me. I'm thinking he's got to recognize I'm in a 38 and friendly, nano-seconds pass then <span class="ev_code_RED">BOOM</span> he clips my wing and sends me in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

so much for plane recognition http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Just for the record to that Pilot, this is what a P-38 looks like.
and this is what a Zero looks like.


if your flying on the Aliied side you dont fly into or http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/violent.gif the one in the first picture<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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That was some of the best flying I've seen yet! right up to the part where you got killed.
you NEVER NEVER leave your wingman.

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01-20-2007, 08:20 AM
Yep, it's a good server. I don't often play online but I flew there for a while last night, taking a Ki-61 so that if I got shot down I could always blame the aircraft rather than my uncoordinated flying, poor gunnery and terrible lookout. I claimed a few Hellcats at low level (one spun in after I hit its wingtip, seconds before his wingman splashed me - was that you Trigger?), and I also got a couple of P-38s higher up so I didn't feel too bad.

One thing which made a huge difference for me was changing from my regular resolution of 1600 x 1200 down to 1280 x 960. I could actually see aircraft further away than 1 km after I did that. That seemed to help.


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01-20-2007, 11:25 AM
I remember seeing you Trigger_88. You were doing pretty well despite your one kill, I believe.

My squad mates and I have a blast on that server every night.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">