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05-15-2006, 06:07 PM
iv had the FB,AE,PF pack for about 2 weeks now, i havent played to many flight sims in the past but im really starting to enjoy this game. im starting to get a little better and have gone online but everytime iv tried to fly against you guys online i have gotten totally owned. and advice, or is there possibly a squadron that would teach me some stuff

05-15-2006, 06:20 PM
Welcome and do not worry with practice and dillegent study your noobness will soon clear up.

There are many squads out there and indeed a forum for squads and the recruiting of members exists. I am sure you can find one that will suit your time zone.


Dont be disheartend by the ownage it happens to all of us and the echelons of the true elite are few, whilst the echelons of the mediocre, lucky and noob are legion.

Go forth, compete, and above all Enjoy.

The skills you lack will come with time and dedication.

05-15-2006, 06:41 PM
Also check here http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm
lots of good info on all aspects of the game
good luck and welcome!

05-15-2006, 07:06 PM
Yes looking at those guides will be helpful and to really give you a better idea of combat tactics and such. What I suggest is pick a that you are comfortable with and practice with it. Everyone is different in what kind of plane they feel comfortable with, but try to pick an early model plane so you don't get spoiled with HP, Speed, and weapons in the later models. I would suggest P-40, BF-109 F2, or an early model Zeke.

Get to know your plane and what you can and can't do with it. Just go into Quick Mission Builder and set to fly alone. Once you feel that you want to shoot something down, just set up 2 enemy bombers and set the loadout to empty... that way they won't shoot you, but still give you a target that will at least try to avoid your shots. Just keep practicing with your shooting, since it's quite difficult to master. I myself have been playing this sim for just over 2 years and I found that setting up that QMB battle really helped with my deflection shooting and aiming.

As far as setting your difficulty, this is your sim and you can do what you want with it. You may find it easier for you to set it to Novice settings, however you will learn a great deal more if you set it to some higher settings. Just pick and choose what you feel comfortable with and you can move on when you see fit.

Above all, Practice. I was really bad online when I first started, but I keep practicing and now I feel that I'm a heck of a lot better and can even complete several sorties. Welcome to the community!

05-15-2006, 07:13 PM
Welcome aboard.. hit the Essentials link in my sig... scroll down to In Pursuit.. DLd it and read it.. very good.. anong other things.

05-15-2006, 09:15 PM
Hey you'll get better with time, I have and welcome to the forum.Buckle up for safety and get ready for the ride. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

05-15-2006, 09:26 PM
Hehe, welcome!

When I saw the title of this thread, I thought you were referring to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

05-15-2006, 09:35 PM
You say you go online? you use hyperlobby I assume , whacha name there?

05-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Most bigger squadrons have online training nights for newer pilots.

Squadron choice should initially be by timezone .. no point finding a great bunch of guys that fly at 3.40 am every tuesday morning your time.

If you happen to be Australian .. WTE are well organised and a good mob to fly with. Check the squadron forum.