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WhosVille
01-20-2004, 09:02 PM
Hi all. I'm just wondering if I'm alone here. lol. Buy all the goodies... hotas this and that. Practice my butt off hours and hours. Think I might just maybe be getting somewhere... Then go on HL and find that only thing I'm good at is bailing. (and even that can be measured). Maybe I should stay with Backgammon or something..... thoughts?

WhosVille
01-20-2004, 09:02 PM
Hi all. I'm just wondering if I'm alone here. lol. Buy all the goodies... hotas this and that. Practice my butt off hours and hours. Think I might just maybe be getting somewhere... Then go on HL and find that only thing I'm good at is bailing. (and even that can be measured). Maybe I should stay with Backgammon or something..... thoughts?

Slammin_
01-20-2004, 09:21 PM
Roger that! Now that you have the tools, and since you have wondered into HL, you need some new/basic skills :-)

Get yer mind right boy!

Translated; Get your head into surviving this 'mission' that your job requires you to be a part of. In other words, come home!

If you fly with this in mind, you will more than likely come home. But also keep in mind that the odds of you making it back without the dude you saw out their helping you out are slim. You may want to help him too, ya know.

Dude, after you graduate from pooter AI, it all becomes so REAL, in a sense. You really can almost see the expression on their face when they screw up.

Grab a ride that you can survive it. Weird to choose because the choices require INPUT from YOU!

Choose a 190A9 if ya can, or a P-47 if ya will. Only YOU know what will bring you, and your wingman home.

Bearcat99
01-20-2004, 09:28 PM
Keep on flying and have fun. I do pretty well against AI even Ace but online .... I get my chute handed to me often. Different things come into play. You will notice the planes dont act the same way online. Just have fun. Its nice to have the stuff..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I have pedals..and X45 and a MSFFB2 stick..no TIR2..... yet.... but Im thinking about it.

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ElfunkoI
01-20-2004, 11:30 PM
Try flying to Russian a/c for TnB, they are much more forgiving, or the Zero. Once you learn how to TnB, then you can learn how to TnB better than all others TnBing (called E Fighting, you'll figure out why when they stall and you shoot them). Once you learn to E fight you will probably pick a 109 because it climbs so well (unless its a later war server) and dives well also. Otherwise, just stay with the Ruskie a/c and then try the P-51. Its better than the 109s except in climb (and maybe turning). Or just fly the La-7 and then you can do anything in any flight attitude better than any other a/c out there.

XyZspineZyX
01-21-2004, 12:58 AM
Don't sweat it. We all (if we're honest) get to practice bailing out a lot.

Online is the closest we'll ever get (hopefully) to real air combat. Why do you think there were so few aces? A lot of real pilots got their behinds handed to them.

The big difference is we can hit "refly"

Just keep practicing. Maybe we will meet in the virtual skies and you can register your first kill. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



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NegativeGee
01-21-2004, 04:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WhosVille:
Hi all. I'm just wondering if I'm alone here. lol. Buy all the goodies... hotas this and that. Practice my butt off hours and hours. Think I might just maybe be getting somewhere... Then go on HL and find that only thing I'm good at is bailing. (and even that can be measured). Maybe I should stay with Backgammon or something..... thoughts?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Backgammon can be one mean game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Seriously.... it takes a while to get used to flying against human players..... they can do a whole lot more than the AI can.

Don't forget though, there are things that the AI does do that people don't, so it not all an uphill struggle http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Planes.... to begin with go for things like Yak 1B/9/3/ LaGG 3 1943 as these are very forgiving airplanes to fly against human opponents with (particularly if you want a classic dogfight style flight). You just need to be precise with your gunnery as your ammo supply is limited.

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Arnie_OT
01-21-2004, 05:49 AM
*points at avater* http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

yarbles67
01-21-2004, 06:10 AM
The biggest difference between offline and online, other than obvious difference between ai behavior vs human behavior, is lag. Flying tactics must change a bit to accomodate this behavior. You'll scratch your head in amazement as you line up a perfect dead 6 shot on a bandit from a 100 meters only to have him magically warp up about 5K meters in a nanosecond and then re-appear on your dead six http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I just kidding of course. This sort of thing doesn't happen.

Just enjoy your time on HL and expect to be on the recieving end of many thrashings. The more you play out there the more you'll learn and adapt and get more confidence. It takes time brotha. Just remember that all those guys on HL have been playing forever and spend hours online so they are good, some really, really good. Just go with the flow and have fun. It's all about attitude. Got to learn to laugh at your own flaming corpse and embrace the act of hitting 'refly'. I find that a cold 16oz improves the overall experience. All I can say is that I've been doing online for quite some time and I still get my *** handed to me a routine basis. Some sick part of my soul finds enjoyment in this and I return to the feeding grounds. It's sort of like golf.

michapma
01-21-2004, 07:49 AM
You could try recording your online performance (online track, you can assign a hotkey) and then analyzing it afterward. When you play it back offline, select the manual view option and go to externals on your adversary, then use F6 or the mouse to watch how he sees you. I'm not that bad a pilot, but I get killed plenty, especially online. Most of the time it's because I didn't realize someone was on my six--in this case I was either target fixated or I flew too straight for too long--or it's because I lost most of my energy in a furball. Not many can survive a furball very long if they burn off all their energy.

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madsarmy
01-21-2004, 08:08 AM
WhosVille
lol! join the club.

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