View Full Version : Greetings to IL2 community

03-10-2009, 09:58 AM
I just wanted to say I have only recently stumbled across this game and I can't tell you how impressed I am by it. I am a longtime gamer with forgotten hope taking up most of my spare time the last 7 years and I have been looking for something new as FH has gotten a bit stale, as good as it is. I think I may have found it with IL2. The only thing I can say is it'll be weeks before I'm able to fly good enough to get a kill, or take off successfully for that matter, lol. I've already chatted with quite a few players and I can honestly say most of the people have been very helpful and understanding of a total noob. I look forward to seeing some more of you online.

03-10-2009, 10:12 AM
Welcome MarvinFowler!

Check out the Nugget's guide in the thread by Bearcat as well as my training campaign (for takeoffs and landings).

03-10-2009, 10:24 AM
Welcome to the Forums Marvin. Good to see someone who is new to the game, be so positive.

03-10-2009, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by MarvinFowler:
I can honestly say most of the people have been very helpful and understanding of a total noob. After 4 years I am still a noob. The other day I was killed in my IL-2 after a series of 8 successful missions (many of them hair-raising), just because I forgot to note the shortest path back to the frontline and went towards my base over enemy territory for a longer time, being chased by 4 AI Bf-109s... doh! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

03-10-2009, 11:27 AM
What kind of hardware do you have? Besides a good joystick, rudder pedals make managing the torque of the aircraft during takeoff much, much easier than using the keyboard. Rudder pedals are also necessary for mastering maneuvers like side-slips, hammerheads, scissors and rolling scissors. CH pro pedals might cost you about $90-$100 from various web retailers, but they will last you for years and years.

You might also want to practice in the P-38: its counter-rotating props combined with tricycle landing gear make takeoffs easier than any tail-dragger.

Good luck!

03-10-2009, 12:09 PM
I would also recommend getting a head tracker such as Freetrack or TrackIR.

In fact, I'd say that given the choice between my trackIR and my rudder pedals, I would choose the trackIR.

03-11-2009, 06:55 AM
But you don't need anything except a joystick, really. Those other things may help make it more enjoyable but they're not essential.

Welcome aboard, anyway.

03-11-2009, 07:05 AM
Welcome aboard........

03-11-2009, 09:46 AM
Hello there.
Il2 is hands down the best WW2 combat flight sim available and is no wonder you are enjoying it so much.
I am curious. You say you stumbled across it. How exactly did you find Il2?

03-11-2009, 01:25 PM
Hi marvin, hows tricks? Glad to see new people still discovering il2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I have been out of the loop for 2 years myself and feel like a noob all over again, have had to learn all about mods and everything else, been flying for almost a week now and feel like i have come home http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I cant express my happiness at a perfect carrier landing in a Corsair last night in one of my coops http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif I used to do these in my sleep but relearning it all is so satisfying, you have it all to come http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

03-11-2009, 02:36 PM

03-11-2009, 04:08 PM
We're all still noobies mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif , Welcome!

03-11-2009, 06:11 PM
Welcome to the forums Marvin.
Good to have a new face joining us.

Originally posted by Choctaw111:
I am curious. You say you stumbled across it. How exactly did you find Il2?
I'll second Choctaw's question.
Kind of curious myself.