View Full Version : Online Newbee

06-06-2008, 03:17 AM
Hello, I have a few questions about playing online. I decided to try my hand at online play to see what it was like and I have some mixed feelings about it. Well, I got shot down a few times, but I expected that to happen. Then someone kept calling me a vulching newb. I looked that up online and figured out what that means, but I read the rules and never attacked anyone while they were on the ground, taking off, or landing so that didn't make sense to me. Am I wrong in assuming you can enter any of the dogfight rooms on Hyperlobby? I thought that was the whole idea. Are people on Hyperlobby just sensitive? I don't want to piss anyone off, I just want to dogfight people and more than likely get shot out of the sky. By the way, there are some pilots here with a damn good shot. I can take down the cpu pilots when they are on the ace setting, but I don't seem to stand a chance against whoever kept shooting me down. Anyways, if anyone can point me in the right direction for online newbies like me that would be great, thanks.

06-06-2008, 03:32 AM
Hello there, I would recomend joining a squad. See squadron forum for info. There are a lot of squads looking for members and i am sure that you will find one to suit you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-06-2008, 03:38 AM
Hello Airacobra,
A guide for guys just like you has been written and may help you out with the ins and outs of online flying with Hyperlobby. It will help explain many of the mysteries of HL and hopefully make your opening weeks online a little less frustrating.

Here is the link:

Hope this helps you down some of those guys. Also, the AI controlled Aces do not compare to real life human pilots as you have found out. Anyone with more than a few weeks experience on HL will fly better than a computer controlled AI Ace.

Take care,

06-06-2008, 04:03 AM
Whistling Death, I tried to reply to you during the online game, I just don't know how to do that yet. I think I better check out that link you posted before I really piss someone off. Thanks for the help.

06-06-2008, 04:16 AM
hi and welcome,

online can be fraugth but a few things to keep in mind

1) read the breif for the mission-

this will tell you of any rules or restrictions

for example correct markings , wether vultching is allowed etc

2) communicate -

either use the chat bar to type in or use teamspeak.

you can get the chat bar by bringing up the map or assigning a key in controls to chat.

type in a greetting when you join and ask which side to join and that youd like to wing up with someone, most folk are helpful and wish to encourage folk onto their servers

teamspeak is a program that allows you to talk direct to other players via a microphone.

3) visit the homepage of he servers for more details and get a feel of the crowd

a good place to start is ukded servers , they have 3 servers with increasing difficulty

their home page is here


and il2 forum here


hope this helps

06-06-2008, 07:03 AM
Are you sure they were even talking to you when they said 'vulching newb'?

Vulching is attacking planes on the runway, if you didnt do that then you definitely were not vulching.

Make sure you make yo0ur chat box bigger, when its only one line you miss lots of messages.

06-09-2008, 02:23 PM
Join a squad and play co-ops they are far more enjoyable to play than the usual rat run that is hyperlobbys dogfighting servers.

If your not doing nothing wrong then no worries just ignore them as servers are full of people non-stop moaning when something they don't like happens. (yet strangely silent when they are doing the same thing). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

06-09-2008, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Airacobra_Ace:
Hello, I have a few questions about playing online. Airacobra, I would be happy to host an online mission with just you and me to answer your questions and show you some of the basics (as others have done for me in the past).

Just PM me if you are interested in this and we will set it up.


06-09-2008, 02:40 PM
Yambretta I hope that's not a sheep in you avatar. Us dogs have a thing about sheep http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

06-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Baaaaaaaaaa http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

06-11-2008, 12:02 AM
Welcome to the 'nuthouse'. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

'In the beginning' you'll most probably join fairly easy servers, but they have rules in the briefings. People do tend to get worked up about 'offenders' but not to worry.

AS your skills improve, you'll join more difficult servers, where anything goes. Except this time airports will have AAA guarding them - this is where the 'fun' begins.


06-11-2008, 05:47 AM
Best solution on a server, join the teamspeak of the server, find a wingman and stick with him. That'll improve your chances of surviving by 10 times.

06-11-2008, 07:55 AM
... maybe you should change your pseudo into something less presumptuous than aircobra_ace in you are still in pratice perdiod http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

06-11-2008, 03:23 PM
As stated before...

Download TS and install it...

Joins a server TS... you will find the IP for the TS on the server web page... or in the breifing screen of the server you join

Announce yourself as being new... somebody will come forward and help you...

Come and visit us on Spits vs 109s... Many SAF guys there will lend you a hand...


06-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I haven't been to this forum in a few days and I was supprised by everyone responses. Since I first posted here I have flown a few more times. I usually fly on the AAA server because it is fun and the action comes quick. I have become a better pilot and I score kills relatively frequently, but not as frequently as I get shot down. That doesn't bother me much right now because I love this game even if I'm getting shot out of the sky. This leads me to a question. Why can everyone out turn me? I have an average flight stick, but it has rudder control and I still get out turned by everyone regardless of the aircraft I fly. I have corsairs out turning me in my spitfire, wtf? I even had an FW-190 out turn my spitfire with ease. Would it help if I switched from my old wingman stick to the X-52? I know some of it is my flying, but a corsair out turning a spitfire? Just doesn't add up to me. As far as my call sign, Airacobra_Ace, it has more to do with my love of the plane than my flying skills. Airacobra was already taken so I just added the ace part. If that makes me a mark great, more practice I guess. Oh, anyone have any advice for landing? This skill still eludes me.

06-11-2008, 08:17 PM
To land well, you should learn the stall speed of your aircraft with it's flaps, and gear down and fly just a little above this. Going that slow you lower your throttle to lower your altitude, not your joystick. when you get close to the ground you throttle up just a tad to slow your decent then touch down. There is more to it than that. And a little training helps, but that's about it...