View Full Version : My first online kill. Do you remember yours?

12-23-2004, 06:18 AM
Hello everybody!

Finally I got cable connection in my home, and the day before yesterday I went to play on UBI server. I never played anything on-line up to now, just LANs with friend. I jumped into hurri with 12 mgs, and, I admit, during waiting for loading, my hearth went crazy...

Mission began, I felt like home immediately. I checked the surroundings and noticed enemy spit climbing towards me from my 2 o'clock, some 2k's away... We went head to head, both scored some hits, but I got him smoking! God, I felt good! I tried to turn with him, which was not a problem since I had more energy... Once on his tail, I just wasted my ammo towards him... He went straight down, exploding in a woods! O yeah, I felt so freaking good! To score online kill before getting killed for the first time... OK, I will not describe what happened after... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What about you? Do you remember your first moments on-line in Il2?

12-23-2004, 06:18 AM
Hello everybody!

Finally I got cable connection in my home, and the day before yesterday I went to play on UBI server. I never played anything on-line up to now, just LANs with friend. I jumped into hurri with 12 mgs, and, I admit, during waiting for loading, my hearth went crazy...

Mission began, I felt like home immediately. I checked the surroundings and noticed enemy spit climbing towards me from my 2 o'clock, some 2k's away... We went head to head, both scored some hits, but I got him smoking! God, I felt good! I tried to turn with him, which was not a problem since I had more energy... Once on his tail, I just wasted my ammo towards him... He went straight down, exploding in a woods! O yeah, I felt so freaking good! To score online kill before getting killed for the first time... OK, I will not describe what happened after... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What about you? Do you remember your first moments on-line in Il2?

12-23-2004, 06:30 AM
Hm, all I know is that it took a long time before I had my first kill. I played with a few friends who already flew for a year or so when I joined their server. Flying FWA4's or A5's they BnZ'ed the cr4p (**** is filtered out?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) out of me for several months. Which was a great way to learn how to deal with losing the fight. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Plus it taught me a lot about dodging BnZ attacks, with the main point: its impossible if two "or more" well flown FW's are after your ar$e. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I did the cliché thing, I couldnt beat them, so I joined them. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My first kill, I think was a 109 which was unlucky enough to fly in front of my 37MM gun when those formentioned FW pilots where performing their BnZ ritual somewhere else. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Yes, it was great and that feeling of the heart pounding still occurs sometimes when you can surprise an enemy and prepare to shoot him out of the sky on the first pass.

12-23-2004, 06:45 AM
My first online flight was in DF server.I met a Yak9T in a Me109G2 and began turning with him.Needless to say 15seconds later I was torn in half.

This was a shock for me cuz offline I was unbeatable heheh

My first online kill was a FW190 while flying FW190A8 with MK108loadout.Got one burst on the guy and saw my first "... was shot down by carguy" message.

This was a DF server with icons,no cockpit,external views.

12-23-2004, 07:53 AM
check out my experience in my first week of online combat here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=3941079842), I started playing online just a month ago.

And yes, now I still feel my heart pounding like he11 when I am sneak in behind someone's tail unseen http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-23-2004, 09:21 AM
My first online kill... oh boy...

This was back in the old IL2 FB 1.0 days. After being an offline only guy in the original IL2 Sturmovik, I did a lot of practice, and I finally decided it was time. So I d/led Hyperlobby and went forth into the arena of combat.

My first map was the online mountains map. I picked one of the higher bases for an advantage. I loaded myself into a plane I didn't normally use, the Fw-190A-4. One of my theories is "screw the runway!" I started up the engine and gunned it straight off the mountain! Pulling my gear up I found everyone dogfighting in the valley off to my 3 O' clock.

By this point I had learned to conserve ammo, and get close, but I was stupid and used altitude too early. Nonetheless, I found an easy target for me, a MiG-3, He tried to turn, but I fired with all my guns in a slashing attack and his engine burst into flame and his wing ripped off. I was hanging around that server for a few more minutes, and I couldn't believe I got an online kill! I was having a lot of fun watching some people in P-40's exploding when they tried to dive!!!!

Eventually there were only 3 people left on it, Any of you remember Captain America? Well it was him, me, and one other person whom I don't remember. Captain America "moderated" our fight between me and this other guy. He was in an La-5FN, and I was in a Fw-190A-4, which I had been doing pretty well in and surprised myself greatly. Apparently he'd been flying online for a long time, I was able to hold my own! I even got a few hits on him. But we couldn't bring each other down. After an hour of dogfighting he ran out of ammo and I ran out of fuel. Then I left the server. It was great!

12-23-2004, 09:26 AM
tigertalon, now that you're online go download Hyperlobby. More pilots and better servers.


Oh, and congrats on your first kill. I hope that there are many more to come. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

12-23-2004, 09:41 AM
I took a while for me too, even considered stopping right there because of my incompetence. Eventually my first kill was while flying the B-239. Good maneuverability for a newbie.

Of course, you learn fast online. A few months ago, at sea level, I managed to shoot down 3 planes in 15 seconds with a Hurri IIc. All 3 were chasing another plane and I just came right behind them... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


12-23-2004, 10:10 AM
My first real-life-on-line kill was actually in Lock On. With a niner-lima I blew a MiG to smithereens. Man, what a thrill.
First kill in FB was a 109 with a Spit Mk IX. Still have the screenshot hanging on the wall.

12-23-2004, 11:24 AM
Believe me or not... I was flying an I.A.R. 81(forget which model/AEP 2.01), took down 'both' a BF 109(dont know which model) AND and IL2. I was so excited I tried to take down a 190... but got BnZ to death. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

12-23-2004, 11:40 AM
The earliest online kill I can remember is an IL2 Tangmere Pilot co-op involving Bf-109 e4's and our 1st mount, the Yak-1 (cloest aircraft to a Hurricane in the original game) back in January 2003. I was flying a 109 and came up from the 5 o'clock position on a Yak-1 flown by my old flight instructor Punch (sadly no longer with TP) who in turn was on the tail of another 109. I gave him a good burst of cannon and machine gun fire into the fuselage just forward of the tail section and promptly took off his tail and elevator section, leaving him to fall earthwards.

12-23-2004, 12:06 PM
Mine was in BBloke's server in the island map, I was in a g6 and blew a spit 9, only after some 40m of being there and being killed more than 8 times.

12-23-2004, 12:44 PM
Oh, yes i remember..... that good old il-2 sturmovik was the first game that i played online... I had been playing it offline, for couple of months, when my friend asked me; why not play it online? well... why not??

First i thought that playing online would be expensive and getting online difficult, but to my surprise, it wasn´t.

But flying online...? i was shockedhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Since i had never flown il-2 with somewhat realistic settings, i had to figure out how to take off, first... when i finally got in the air, the next trick to learn, was how to STAY in airhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I stalled about 150 times, before i could actually stay in the air more than 10 minuteshttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

First fights were very difficult, because number of times, if i wasn´t shot down by the enemy, i managed to stall my plane, and therefore crashed and burned.

But then came the day, i had been waiting for so long... I found a big furball from the sky... maybe 5 enemies and 4 friendlies. I joined the fight, and pretty soon i got in the 6 of some enemy who was so obsessed of chasing my teammate, that he forgot to cover his ****...

I fired my 4 20mm cannons (i was flying a hurricane) and a few lucky shots ripped off his ailerions... he bailed, and that was the first time i got to make my "Tally Ho"-announcement online. 5 seconds after my very first kill, i stalled of course and had to bail out from my spinning planehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It´s been a little over a year now since that happened, and there is still a lot to learn about flying online... that´s why i love il-2 and PFhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-23-2004, 03:48 PM
My palms were sweating, my heart racing, I could hardly breathe, take it easy, don't fire too soon, ...oh wait, that was the first time I had sex.

But the first time I shot the wing off a 109 online with my Cobra was pretty exciting, too.

12-23-2004, 04:02 PM
I remember mine. It was a coop and my victim was himself the victim of his own target fixation. Had he not been totally focused on his own target, I'd not have had a snowballs chance in hell of lining him up and shooting him down.

12-23-2004, 04:15 PM
mine was on greatergreen La5FN vs 109whatever.
this was Il-2 1.2.

12-23-2004, 05:01 PM
Does vulching count? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

When I finally figured out how to get my 37 mm Me-110 Vulchmobile off the ground I had a lot of fun annoying flyboy racers as they tried to get off their airfields

Did get kicked tho, which spoiled the fun

12-23-2004, 05:56 PM
Hmmmmm my first kill in IL2? I dont remember the details.. I know I was in an La-5. My first day online? OH YEAH!!!!! I remember that. I got into the Redwulf server. It was my first time online in HL and the thing that startledme most was that I was on the ground. Engine off. I was used to QMs and CFS....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Anyway... it took me about 6 attempts to take off...... Actually I was flying a Yak I think...... or was it a Lagg... Redwulf1 was the one who turned me onto the La-5. It was a bit easier to use. Any way he was way cool and I'll never forget when I crashed after the third attempt he said in the chat "It's not a pony Bear...." LMAO!!!!! I said.. "Howd you know I was a Pony driver?" LOL.. anyway I finally got up..... got shot down a few times.... I think I got my first kill later that night... I dont remember who it was against.... I will always remember Redwulf1 and his coutesy... him and IAFS Painter..... they were key in my appreciation for this community.

12-23-2004, 06:16 PM
Don't remember well my first kill, but it was in IL2. The one I remember as one of the earliest was flying a Yak-3 in the online Crimea map against two 109 flying in a rotte: they dived on me from in front and about 600ft above but they were so busy keeping formation that I managed to bank into them and shoot the wing off one with a long burst of my 12.7's. The other dived after me but crashed while I was pulling up.

I remember feeling smug after that: the first time ever I survived an encounter with two bandits...


12-23-2004, 08:18 PM
Oh yeah. Took me forever,but one day on Snoop vs Red Baron server,with and Emil, I attacked a smoking IL2 and pulled up when a P40 came at me. I had just learned BnZ and used it. We danced and I amazingly got on his 6. He started to dive and I scored some hits. Had the exquisite pleasure of watching him crash into the trees.

Due to my overwhelming ineptitude I have probably served as other people's first kill numerous times. My HL icon is II./JG1 Heide.

12-23-2004, 10:05 PM
I hammered I-153 with long burst from Bf-109F-4. So I remember http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

12-23-2004, 11:51 PM
Oh ...threads for Il2 only. I was thinking back to Air Warriors and flying with a mouse before there were joysticks....thrill was just as exciting when the rounds struck home.

12-24-2004, 12:35 AM
I dont remember my first online kill in IL, but the first weeks were continuos sweating and heart-beating, that is for sure.

But I do remember my first kill overall. I was flying Warbirds trial with my friend who was just as rookie as me. We planned to stick together, no matter what. Well, then there is the contact, some poor 109 returnig home straight & level. I dived on him and my buddy lost me at the same second. Hands were shaking. I started firing on him, 109 started evasion manouvers. I have no idea how long we fought, I lost time and orientation completely. When my guns were empty I turned away, but then I saw him go down smoking! Boom! Man, what a rush that was! It took a long long time untill I managed to find our airfield, but I couldnt land anymore I was still so thrilled that I eventually landed too hard and wrecked my plane.

12-24-2004, 06:07 AM
I remember my first online kill pretty well. After flying offline (with relatively easy settings) for a long time, I decided to take it online. Like everyone else on the first online, near full-real kick-at-the-can, I could hardly get my plane in the air, and had a lot of difficulty adjusting to the fact I couldn't pause the game to take a look around or use the autopilot. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway, after a few aborted attempts, my first kill came - flying a Brewster B-239, I took down a P-51D. I happened upon a dogfight between the Pony and some other aircraft, practically on the deck, but by the time I made it there my Blue colleague was taken out by the 'stang. Unfortunately for him, he was probably slightly above stall speed by then, so I latched onto him and after some twists and turns, and me firing wildly, I brought him down - I had a crazed grin on my face, which was only magnified went he congratulated me on a good kill...

Unfortunately for me, I spent all of my ammo shooting that guy down, and another 3 P-51s showed up. I bugged out for my base, trying my best to dodge and weave, TnB, but those guys slowly ripped me to shreds with high speed passes. Another good lesson learned.


12-24-2004, 06:39 AM
My first online kill, well does it count if it was me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I pressed a button on the joystick and boom. dropped my bomb whitout even starting my engine. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

My first proper kill was lame. I shot someone and then spent ages spinning, stalling and just about keeping it in the air (probably the only reason I wasn't shot down immediatly as i was all over the place). Then I think he stalled and crashed but I got a kill message so it wasn't quite the smoking/exploding kill I wanted http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

12-24-2004, 06:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kannaksen_hanu:
I dont remember my first online kill in IL, but the first weeks were continuos sweating and heart-beating, that is for sure. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I get that with every kill!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Im a nervous wreck after several hours of online play.

12-24-2004, 12:14 PM
One of my first was a twin engine bomber on the Finnish map. I didn't feel good about it as the pilot had to have flown a long way and was almost at our field. The best part of the online experience at Hyperlobby was not shooting things down (which was a rare event :-) but meeting some good people in Europe whom I never would have met otherwise.

12-24-2004, 01:29 PM
True story. My first OL experience was with FB. Got onto Slammins server and took up a P-51. Almost immediately, a dogfight ensured near my base at low, low alt. (my, how things remain the same!)

First plane I spotted was a Gladiator. "Great, easy kill," I thought. Made one pass, missed, turned and was promptly shot down by the Gladiator jock! Oh, the humanity!

Felt much better later on thoug. Still at low alt., I spotted a Frank at treetop level. I more or less dove at him wildly and luckily hit him with all guns at close range. Down he went.

Talk about highs and lows lol!

12-26-2004, 02:41 AM
I posted this on October 6th I was my first kill on a cockpit on server, namely Warclouds44.

so, here it is:

"Wow, even I made my first kill. Actually, I got a kill earlier this week, but I am not sure if I really hit the Yak... I just shot by an instinct and if I hit him, It must have been in the wing, but The Yak turned and then fell like rock... But my "first" kill was tonight on Warclouds. I climbed the dora to 5000 m, staying above the furball. Then I saw a FW190 chased by a Spit. I rolled over and dived for more than 3000 m, finally leveling out with more than 840 on the speedbar, the whole aircraft shaking like mad. the spit in front must have been totally fixed on his target, because he didn't do any evasive maneuvers. And I thought I missed him because my screen froze for about 3 sec when I opened fire.And then I was climbing back up and turned for another dive. But to my amazement that spit was smoking. The chased FW190 was going away, and behind my wounded prey were a Me109 and a second Spit. As the Me109 closed in on the smoker, I started thinking, "so, I got him, but this Me109 will take the credit?! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif But as I dived again the Me 109 missed and in a Sp(l)itsecond he was a target. The second Spitfire set him ablaze http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif with the very first burst and then broke madly to the left. at this time the smoking Spit went staight down in the drink and I got my first confirmed kill. Then, of course came the adrenaline and the feeling that nothing can stop me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif But as I climbed back a P-51 dived on me and started peppering me. Then another Spit joined, eventually half the panel was gone, the cockpit glass resembled swiss cheese but my sights and I went untouched. I said to myself "I WILL return to the airfield with that kill" and I fought harder to shake them than I've done ever before. I then dived for the deck where a Spit and a Mustang were chasing a smoking Ta-152. I made the Mustang brake the chase, but the Ta-152 was doomed. My chasers apparently did not follow me down, so, after a bit of cruising around I headed for the base. In the circle around I noticed that I had plenty of ammo. and then the game froze. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif"

12-26-2004, 03:17 AM
I remember it well flying in warclouds a noob to the game flying my P51 low and slow like I said a Noob when I happened to see a 109 closing in on me I must have got lucky because somehow I pulled in behind him and pulled off this impossible shot and he went down in flames I was sweating afterwords. Then I got jumped by leadspitter and that was that

12-26-2004, 04:13 AM
First kill? How about the most exciting?

I was flying a kunfurst and spotted a FW 190 down below. I dived in and came fast from his 7 o'clock low. A fine movement of the stick, just a pinch of rudder from the twist grip ( http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif) and a .2 sec burst of the 30mm cannon put a round on his engine. He stood there smoking and flying strait, as if confused, and after 2 seconds he blew up.

12-26-2004, 04:39 AM
Of course I remembers... i was in a 109.. and a p51 was on my tail... he got so close that after a hard move from me his propellor connected with my rudder. I kept flying.. he went down... firsts kill withut even shooting !!!

12-26-2004, 04:45 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif good topic

12-26-2004, 05:08 AM
My first kill against a human pilot was somewhat embarrassing. It wasn€t online per se, but some friends of mine had rigged up a network for just the five of us, and we spent the afternoon away from our girlfriends, flying, shooting, eating chips etc.

Anyway, my first kill:

When we had finally sorted out all the wiring, we started off with a Pacific dogfight scenario. I grabbed a clipped wing Spitfire IX (I very much prefer "on the deck" flying). I managed to get off the rather confusing airfield (flat island, no topography to navigate from) and climbed up to where the action was.

The first thing I saw was a fight in progress where some non-script Japanese plane was getting holes punched in it by a rather ugly, inverted gull-winged plane (a Corsair). The icons proclaim the corsair as blue, and since I flew a Spitfire, I thought I was red. Since the Corsair was turning slowly, I put the dot of the sight right across his nose and squeezed off a quick burst. I registered a few flashes of 20mm grenades along the wing-root, then some intense swearing from the guy next to me.

Needless to say, I had just shot down my team-mate. Moreover, I had just team-killed the guy who had spent the better part of the day getting it all set up, patching us to the latest version etc.

I think the corsair went down eventually, but I never got around to land. We terminated the game, and started flying co-ops in stead, which we all found a lot more rewarding.

12-26-2004, 06:34 AM
Hey Owlsphone!

Your sig says "You know what they say about pilots with big feet...?"

No, I don´t... What DO they say about pilots with big feet? Do they get stuck with the rudder pedals? Or does it have anything to do with that cute little Oriental girl? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

12-26-2004, 02:07 PM
To be honest, I've achieved so many victories flying the mustang that I do not recall my first victory.

12-26-2004, 04:47 PM
Pe-2 with an Me 109G 6 Late 43

Original IL2, a bunch of Pe-2's where heading towards the harbour.

Did all my best and finally I managed to send one to the ever lasting hunting fields.

Made a screenshot and sended it to a friend that also played IL2 straight away.

12-26-2004, 05:31 PM
Well...hehheh..Ill admit I didnt have the best online debue of all. My first kill was a friendly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. I went into the server thinking it was a free for all. Needless to say I was wrong, and at least the victim was quasi cool about it.