View Full Version : Flying the "Filthy Few" co-op missions online

02-12-2007, 07:25 AM
This just to inform you that a small group of individuals is flying Dubbo's excellent "The Filthy Few" co-op campaign (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=13) every Wednesday starting at 20:00 GMT. This is a special themed campaign in many ways, but most importantly, we all fly on the same side, helping each other to survive! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

By now, we have passed the training missions and the first part of the combat missions, from this Wednesday we will continue with the 2nd part. We have received Hellcats (F6F) as a replacement for our SBDs. Besides, we have our old Wildcats as well (F4F).

If you are interested, you can drop in any time between 20:00 and 22:00 GMT for one or more missions with us. No squad membership and no prior registration is required.

Normally it takes 4 flight leaders to fly, all connected via TS, because there are no waypoints for the AI, they only follow the flight leader instructions. So combat tactics have to be entirely defined by us, together, quite similar to online wars. Now you can experience that a good engagement plan is actually more important than the turn radius of your favourite ride http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif If you are an experienced flight leader, we can happily wing for you, but if you are not so experienced, we can lead the flights for you as well, no worries. Whatever you prefer, you can judge the difficulties from reading the briefs. The prospective flight leaders are encouraged to read the mission notes (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/cmirko_mission_briefings/FF/Mission%20Notes%20(Please%20Read).txt).

As the missions are about 30 minutes long, it is advisable to monitor the server status page (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/status-cmirko.html) and join the server when the next mission starts (a small warning window gives the exact moment), you can even fly elsewhere in the meantime. The TS info is in the briefings and the status page as well. You can join the server as a normal DF server from the main HL room, but beware, it is running co-ops, so we can only start missions at the same time, together.

Another recommendation is to download the special Filthy Few skins (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&get=1523) for the campaign. If you get the right skins, you might even star in the comics drawn by one of our regular flight leaders (you can check out his previous work here (http://www.gaming4grownups.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=12980).)

If you think your rusty skills need refreshment, you might re-run some training missions (no combat) at your leisure in map 30 (DSC MAP 30_). Actually, it's quite good to do navigation and carrier landing exercises without being worried about enemy.

Any questions? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-12-2007, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by rnzoli:
Any questions? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-12-2007, 09:43 AM

02-12-2007, 10:05 AM
I flew a few of these with Dubbo and the other Hell Hounds, but I was on vacation most of the time our squad flew these missions. Good stuff!

I'll let Dubbo know someone is playing it. He's gotten zero feedback so far on this campaign.

02-12-2007, 08:16 PM
I liked it. But then I'm biased. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Happy told me you guys were doing this.He does good comics. And the skins are great, Beebop did a great job.(I use those skins offline too)

I hope you really enjoy it. Let us know how you go.

02-12-2007, 08:35 PM
I have it on good authority that this "Dubbo" chap is of suspect integrity and dubious personal hygiene but makes damn fine missions.

02-12-2007, 08:55 PM
I resent that. I am not a "chap"

02-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Yea Udidtoo, he is not a chap.

He wears 'chaps' all the time though.

02-13-2007, 08:25 AM
The leather ones? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

02-13-2007, 09:47 AM
For those of you who have never seen Dubbo, think of Wilford Brimley. Now imagine him wearing chaps. Now go find a therapist cuz you're gonna need one after imaging that.

02-13-2007, 08:19 PM
I always kinda figured he looked more like a Mr. Bean in chaps...but with closed cropped hair.

Oh, and more creapy looking.

Oh man, my shrink bills are going to be huge this month.