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raaaid
02-19-2006, 01:54 PM
usually im thinking explode bastar explode into litle pieces

i would prefer to be more respetfull with the enemy and dont want to humiliate him

the long dogfights are good for this you begin to admire your foe and respect him and at the end there are usually some words that build up friendship

AFJ_Locust
02-19-2006, 02:01 PM
Agreed

Skycat_2
02-19-2006, 02:14 PM
I usually think, "Ha ha, wingman, you didn't steal THAT kill!"

stansdds
02-19-2006, 02:23 PM
I'm usually thinking "better him than me, now who's on my six?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

SeaFireLIV
02-19-2006, 02:27 PM
Usually, i don`t think anything about the enemy plane at all after he`s shot down on or off-line. I usually think:

"Where`s the next enemy?" or

"Where`s my wingman?" or

"What`s the situation now?" or sometimes:

"He blew up! Didn`t expect that."


Only truly difficult pilots get any thoughts, like:

"Nice try, but not good enough."

"Damn, he was hard to get."

"S!"

I do have have special ones for chute-shooters and vulchers like:

"Ha! Served you right!"

"Taught you a lesson in manners!"

"Eat dirt, boyo!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Gumtree
02-19-2006, 02:31 PM
Wow I was aiming at the other bloke :O

djetz
02-19-2006, 02:52 PM
Depends on how hard he was to get and whether he did any damage to me in the process.

If I've been damaged I tend to think "Up yours" or something similar.

If it was relatively easy, I tend to think "That would have been quite sad in real life."

TC_Stele
02-19-2006, 03:24 PM
I usually think. Well thats the result of being the best fighter pilot online.

But when I'm shot down I think, "well thats the exception of the rule."

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Alqvist
02-19-2006, 03:32 PM
I try to build up a picture of what the guy in the trashed plane is doing and how is hes situation right now, after that i dp a damage control of my plane!

GoToAway
02-19-2006, 04:13 PM
I pretend that I am fighting a raaaid clone army and that the raaaid clones in the planes are devising ways to use the energy of their uncontrollable spin to power spacecraft from the future.

Kajun442
02-19-2006, 04:26 PM
Don't wake up! Don't wake up! Don't wake up! Please..........don't wake up!

VFA-25_Peckens
02-19-2006, 05:55 PM
"Where are my wingmen, they better not be shooting over my wings trying to take my kill."'

ive gotten to the point where im more concerned about the planes around me rather than the one im chasing

Heavy_Metal1982
02-19-2006, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by Kajun442:
Don't wake up! Don't wake up! Don't wake up! Please..........don't wake up!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Yeah I think the same thing too, just stay asleep

Grey_Mouser67
02-19-2006, 07:06 PM
I think "its time for another beer before the next bandit camps on my six"

elphifou
02-19-2006, 07:21 PM
I only fly offline, so it's a bit hard to somewhat sympathize with the enemy, but I try to keep a sense of immersion by thinking that "we" are fighting for liberty, or something like that. Quite idealistic, I know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
In this context, when I shoot down an enemy, I usually think "Gotcha !" (some abuse might follow, but I really don't think it would if I was online) and then "Sorry dude, but I had no other choice, did I..."
Then my next concern is to assess the new situation (someone else on my six? where are the others?)

slo_one23
02-19-2006, 10:17 PM
i think boy i hope i didnt kill em
i dont like doin that i feel bad dont ask why i just do

RAF__Swede51
02-19-2006, 10:38 PM
.. damn.. its about time I hit something.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

CornbreadPattie
02-19-2006, 11:43 PM
"...here's a few more just to make sure he doesn't come back up...... now where's his mom......now where's his dad........now where is the rest of his family.......ahhhh now to hide the ax"

shinden1974
02-20-2006, 12:02 AM
I feel guilty and cry a little.

I think about how much better off I would be if I just let him shoot me instead...I'd be dead but the world would be a better place...sniff.

I think about how bad war is and stage a little war protest in the cockpit...I bring over Joan Baez and Lennon and we sing songs about how next time instead of bullets, I should fire little hearts of love and understanding at my enemies. It's cramped but I feel joy/stoned.

It's all very sad...I can't take anymore, so I'm going to go and spread more love.

major_setback
02-20-2006, 01:06 AM
Elated if I've flown well, though even more if my opponent has flown well too. Same if I get in a good deflection shot.

Billy_BigBoy
02-20-2006, 02:45 AM
First I think: "Damn, I'm good!"
Then I think: "Hope I hit the track-button..."

alert_1
02-20-2006, 03:31 AM
I though myself "poor noob..eh, where are all the aces dweling on the server?" Three seconds later "Alert has been blown of the sky by xxx"
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

nakamura_kenji
02-20-2006, 03:36 AM
feel bad kill sometime. example fight f4f v a6m i shoot airleon off but still able fly were low hieght 100m. no able bail i hope ditch but keep try fight me >_<. i try drop hint just fire 7.7mm no 20mm so get idea but also so no damage bad enough he crash after 2-3min run out 7.7mm still fly still fight. tap fire 20mm i hit fuel tank >_< boom he explode. if had show sign he try ditich(lights, smoke, gear, flaps) i would have leave but was still try fight v_v

Beirut
02-20-2006, 04:06 AM
"Well, he's no longer a threat. Next!" Then let him bail or flee.

But if he had done something nasty beforehand, I'll follow him almost to ground level and chop him into pieces out of pure spite.

x6BL_Brando
02-20-2006, 06:03 AM
I usually focus on walking the tracers into the cockpit area. Pilot death is the surest kill. Getting distracted by an emotional response is a sure way to miss the guy creeping up behind me intent on revenging his wingman's death. Elation, and maybe regret, come later when the skies have cleared.

It's a game though, and I'm not so callous in real life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B.

Brain32
02-20-2006, 06:17 AM
First thoughts: contacts, speed, altitude, direction(heading), engine temperature, fuel amount left...

henriksultan
02-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Im the bastard you guys shoot down online http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mostley I cheer endlessly, even if I sometimes thinks about what it must have been in real life... poor ppl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Doug_Thompson
02-20-2006, 01:37 PM
"Finally!"

And I'm just single-player.

Yog_Shoggoth
02-20-2006, 01:57 PM
... What the hell?

Seriously, recently I was flying against 3 ai b29s in an 84. On the first head on pass I flew about 100 meters below and opened up with a very small burst at the underside of the middle plane, I literaly just tapped the trigger. Boom. I came out of a fireball with a badly damaged plane and singed eyebrows. All three planes were gone.


I've only ever played multiplayer 2 or three times and I only had one kill very early on, so my thought was "hmm. I don't understand why people think this is so hard." Then the internet decided to educate me with a good 20 scoreless deaths/bails/RTBs.

Chuck_Older
02-20-2006, 03:17 PM
Every time I shoot down an enemy a/c, I think, "Take that, D!ck Tracy!". I'm a little weird

Treetop64
02-20-2006, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Skycat_2:
I usually think, "Ha ha, wingman, you didn't steal THAT kill!"

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MoPai
02-20-2006, 05:36 PM
I usually think ...break! and try to clear my 6

SnailRunner
02-20-2006, 11:43 PM
"Where is the next one??" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif lol

DoBravery
02-21-2006, 07:39 AM
I think: "Wow! This is my new favorite plane!"

"Damn, out of bullets. He better be dying or I'll ram him." offline


"That'll teach ya for trying to take off!"


Ok, that last one was a joke.

general_kalle
02-21-2006, 07:52 AM
i think YEEEEHAAA I GOT ONE
NOW WHO'S NEXT...
usually i only get one or two before i crash mysself

i think 20% of the times im staaling myself

3.JG51_BigBear
02-21-2006, 09:47 AM
When I'm flying the Focke Wulf - "nice explosion"

When flying the P-51 - "why did it just take 3/4s of my ammo to bring down a 109"

Airmail109
02-21-2006, 10:04 AM
I think....."Im cool.....punk" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Markku38
02-21-2006, 10:10 AM
I think..." OK, now it's my turn..." and then wingman shout warning and monitor is black... Black-Out??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

kearsarge007
02-21-2006, 01:34 PM
After I shot down my opponent I ram i'ts pilot with my wing & my A/C breaks up! <<Thats Bull****!
the body should hang on the wing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

But a kill by deflection makes me feel good,it's a testiment of skill,calculation & instinct http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

slo_one23
02-21-2006, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by Yog_Shoggoth:
... What the hell?

Seriously, recently I was flying against 3 ai b29s in an 84. On the first head on pass I flew about 100 meters below and opened up with a very small burst at the underside of the middle plane, I literaly just tapped the trigger. Boom. I came out of a fireball with a badly damaged plane and singed eyebrows. All three planes were gone.


I've only ever played multiplayer 2 or three times and I only had one kill very early on, so my thought was "hmm. I don't understand why people think this is so hard." Then the internet decided to educate me with a good 20 scoreless deaths/bails/RTBs.
too bad for you but did you know

littlemosquito
02-21-2006, 06:40 PM
well, i just think let's blown this bastard off the sky lol
HAMMER DOWN !! lol

knightflyte
02-21-2006, 10:02 PM
Super Greg is no longer SUPER!

stansdds
02-23-2006, 04:26 AM
I will admit that I do have another thought when I shoot down an AI. I'm thinking "did he have a virtual family waiting for him to return home? Virtual kids? Virtual wife? Wonder if she looks hot? If so, wonder if she would be interested in me now that she is no longer married?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

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Akronnick
02-23-2006, 05:07 PM
"When engaged in combat, the vanquishing of thine enemy can be the warrior's only concern...
...Suppress all human emotion and compassion...
...Kill whoever stands in thy way, even if that be Lord God, or Buddha himself...
This truth lies at the heart of the art of combat."

--Hatori Hanzo

Treetop64
02-23-2006, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by stansdds:
I will admit that I do have another thought when I shoot down an AI. I'm thinking "did he have a virtual family waiting for him to return home? Virtual kids? Virtual wife? Wonder if she looks hot? If so, wonder if she would be interested in me now that she is no longer married?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

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You're sick, man!

...let me know if the widow has any hot virtual sisters, 'kay?

Jumoschwanz
02-23-2006, 09:54 PM
It all depends. If it is a pilot who I know is a good joe, then he deserves a salute. If he is some a s s hole, then it is good riddance to bad rubbish.

If some guy on a server is repeatedly getting his a s s shot off over and over, I feel kind of bad and worry about them getting discouraged and maybe leaving the sim, I have seen it happen before to some good guys. I have let a lot of beginners I have hit and got smoking just fly home and land instead of shooting them down.

If you shoot someone down after a lengthy and tiring fight, you got to have respect for them as a virtual pilot anyway, and as a person if they are gracious about it and don't throw any excuses up on the chat bar after the fact instead of a simple S!.

Jumoschwanz

FPSOLKOR
02-24-2006, 12:34 AM
Online: What the he11 he thought of trying to take Il-2 headon?
Offline: I've had enough of you stealing my kills, take this!

Dash_8
02-24-2006, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Jumoschwanz:
It all depends. If it is a pilot who I know is a good joe, then he deserves a salute. If he is some a s s hole, then it is good riddance to bad rubbish.

If some guy on a server is repeatedly getting his a s s shot off over and over, I feel kind of bad and worry about them getting discouraged and maybe leaving the sim, I have seen it happen before to some good guys. I have let a lot of beginners I have hit and got smoking just fly home and land instead of shooting them down.

If you shoot someone down after a lengthy and tiring fight, you got to have respect for them as a virtual pilot anyway, and as a person if they are gracious about it and don't throw any excuses up on the chat bar after the fact instead of a simple S!.

Jumoschwanz

I too have left a smoking plane go. I did it twice yesterday online. Once I guess the guy made it in for a landing, the other I got an 'enemy aircraft destroyed' message. I guess he crashed.

I am a good airline pilot, but my dogfighting skills have A LOT of room for improvement. I die 90% of the time in a one of one fight no matter what aircraft I'm in. But if I have other wingmen or teamates around, I get a lot more kills. I don't kill steal (I've left many a plane go if a teamate has a better chance of finishing him off then I do), but if we work together all taking passes at an enemy, we usually get the kill. Sometimes I fire the killing blow and that is how I get most of my kills; with good teamwork, just as in real life.

I only have one REALLY memorable online dogfight that was one on one. In was years ago in when only FB was out. I was in my favorite ride, the 109 F-2, against another 109 F-2. The fight went on for about 15 minutes and that is not an exaggeration. I was exhasted after it. Nobody interfered and just left us fight it out. I got the kill but it was an incredible dogfight between two equally skilled opponents. I've never forgotten it as it was one of the best times I've ever had online. I actually felt bad killing such a good opponent with a lucky snap shot during a rolling scissors that got me a PK on him.

PILOT-SF
02-24-2006, 03:52 PM
Closer, closer... even closer! Now! YEEEEEES! Get up, get up, get up!!! Where's my airfield. I did it! Oh no... where did he come from?!!? Dive, dive, dive!!!

It's not easy to down you gyus, but when I do it, I'm very exited. It's good to change from offline to online and see your real skill level and lack of it.

carguy_
02-25-2006, 07:59 AM
Depends on how was the fight.

If it was one sided I think "phew again I come out of this alive".

If it was a tough fight where I was damaged by my enemy but managed to get him with a lucky deflection I think "DIE DIE DIE YOU BASTID DIE FOR WHAT YOU DONE TO MY MATES DIE FOR MAKING ME PEE IN ME PANTS!!".

The feeling when seeing your enemy go down is quite addictive I mussay.

Opie-won
02-27-2006, 08:58 PM
What do I think when I finally shoot someone down?

Where is your wingman?
Just how the f*** did I manage that in an SBD-5?? (since I normally fly Dive bombers or mud movers)

Get low and fly NAP...who would follow me down?

usually right after I think that is when I start getting large holes blown outta my A/C..

Zeus-cat
02-27-2006, 09:23 PM
What do I think when I finally shoot someone down?

This guy was bad if I managed to get him!!!

Bartolomeo_ita
02-28-2006, 05:08 AM
i'm better than him (if i won the fight)
LAG! (if i lost the fight)

msalama
02-28-2006, 06:37 AM
I was flying the Jug in IL2War / Normandie just now - I attacked the enemy base first, got some flak hits and 2 parked G14's with my rockets. Well nothing special there, but then, just as I started to climb back, I spotted a formation of good-sized ships coming in from the east at 3-4000ft. AGL or so. I went nearer to investigate, because they didn't seem to have any escorts at all...

Turns out it's a flight of He-111's, so I get behind one & promptly open up @ 200m or so, throwing my bird around every once in a while so's not to get hit too badly... and while I'm closing in I'm thinking "he's not firing back, wonder if I killed the gunner there"... and then it occurred to me: "what if I try rockets, he's kinda near and the firing solution is just ideal"... so I did and: KA-BOOOOOOOM!!! A bullseye, that there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

And my thoughts immediately after? Well I was like "Huh? Wha'? Good, that'll surf him right, the bastage!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

***CUES IN SOME VENTURES*** http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

ricey2005
02-28-2006, 06:54 AM
When I "shoot up" an enemy aircraft, especially bombers, I focus my fire on the engines and any other weak spots.

I never ever intentionally fire into cockpits, and I get a lot of satisfaction watching the crew or the single pilot bail, as the aircraft spins and plumets into the earth / water.

My grandfather flew for the allies in WW2, thats the ethos he followed, and I mirror that, "kill the machine, not the crew, they are the same as you!"

I suppose it the old knights / chivalry thing, tip the wing as a mark of respect, to the beaten pilot, he busted up a 109 over the channel, the german dropped his gear, the 109 was in bits, spewing oil, and smoking heavily, loosing a lot of altitude, and was clearly heading for the sea, he stopped firing, flew alongside, saluted, got one back from the german, and returned to base. The german was picked up later by a RAF rescue launch and spent the rest of the conflict in a POW camp.

Thats just my thoughts.

Ricey

russ.nl
02-28-2006, 07:02 AM
I get a rush of excitmend and think, thank god this is a game.
Then I do a "check all systems" and go for the next one.

OT:
It's a little bit like when some here posts a real guncam clip and announces it with "cool ww2 guncam clip" or something.
I think they don't realise that you are seeing some one beeing shot up, killed maybe. I always feel sad then no matter what side the pilot is.

msalama
02-28-2006, 07:39 AM
Hey Ricey, your POV is absolutely correct, as is Russ.nl's. I personally tend to take this pretty much as a game only, OTOH... but it's _not_ that I'm against any other viewpoints either, mind you!

Just my $0.0002 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

slipBall
02-28-2006, 02:57 PM
I'm thinking this will enable me to receive a award, golden iron cross, promoton, anything. I fly mostly pilot career.
SlipBall ( I was only following orders )

Snootles
02-28-2006, 08:29 PM
One of two things happens:

Either I flame out the adversary's engine at high altitude. So I watch the plane go down in a sweeping arc of fire as the adversary jumps out, and I think to myself, "Whew. I can't believe I still have a working plane."

Or I get into a maneuver fight literally feet above the ground and my adversary crashes into the deck. I don't realize this right away and I spend a couple minutes frantically circling around trying to find him. My thoughts are, "What?! Where did he go all of a sudden?! He's right behind me, isn't...oh wait, there's a smoking crater in the ground, isn't there..."

jds1978
02-28-2006, 08:44 PM
RIP http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Siwarrior
03-01-2006, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Gumtree:
Wow I was aiming at the other bloke :O

lmao it happened RL
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 3sqn pilot i think..............

Max.Power
03-02-2006, 03:55 AM
Quite frankly, I don't really think anything. I'm usually focussed on what my wingman is doing.

If I score hits on an attack run, I announce, "hits."

If I see lots of damage, I say, "hits- hard."

If I see fire or a wing come off, I say, "He's down."

...at which point I look to judge my situation in relation to my wingman and to see if there are any other threats. If no threats on my wingman or myself, I look for potential targets. If none are in vis', we form up and go look for trouble.

So, basically, I'm usually just rudimentarily communicating the situation.

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-02-2006, 02:34 PM
Kiera Knightley