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DKoor
04-13-2009, 03:31 PM
...and where, please?
Coops are the next best thinghttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.

DKoor
04-13-2009, 03:31 PM
...and where, please?
Coops are the next best thinghttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.

danjama
04-13-2009, 03:37 PM
I run an online campaign

normally a different one every 2 weeks or so]


this week i'm doing an Ardennes 44 campaign, come join

DKoor
04-13-2009, 04:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
I run an online campaign

normally a different one every 2 weeks or so]


this week i'm doing an Ardennes 44 campaign, come join </div></BLOCKQUOTE>0o0oo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
What's your HL name (or XFire if you use it)?
I'm DKoor at bothhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

rnzoli
04-14-2009, 03:53 AM
What a question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

These co-op servers run a large number of user selectable dynamic online campaigns, with Paul Lowengrin's DCG (dynamic campaign generator) inside:

4.08 standard CRT=2: http://nkp.mohaces.com (go to Campaigns tab) HL tag "Na Kane Pono"

4.09b modded, CRT=0: http://214th.com/sheep/server_campaigns.cfm, HL tag "214th.com"

These 2 servers are open 24/7, no prior registration is required. Results (promotions and medals) are tracked for each person individually.

DKoor
04-14-2009, 07:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
What a question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

These co-op servers run a large number of user selectable dynamic online campaigns, with Paul Lowengrin's DCG (dynamic campaign generator) inside:

4.08 standard CRT=2: http://nkp.mohaces.com (go to Campaigns tab) HL tag "Na Kane Pono"

4.09b modded, CRT=0: http://214th.com/sheep/server_campaigns.cfm, HL tag "214th.com"

These 2 servers are open 24/7, no prior registration is required. Results (promotions and medals) are tracked for each person individually. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks!
I just flew a sortie over Kuban in Yak-1 (Na_Kane_Pono_Coop)... nice stuff. Loaded with planes... however being a wingie, I opted to just cover 6 of my leader and stay in the formation at all times. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
This stuff is as close to real ww2 aircombat as it possibly can nowadays...
Outstanding;
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/na-kane-pono1.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

rnzoli
04-14-2009, 08:53 AM
Glad you liked it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The server operator is a MOH squad member, that's why you see lots of them in the stats, but there are plenty of other visitors also.

I am flying the "public opposed" version of the same theater on that server, 017_, which means that the Axis planes are also flyable by humans.

After surviving 11 sorties in a single-seater IL-2 against Bf-109 G2s and 88 mm guns, being promoted to Leutenant, and receiving the Order of the Red Banner and then later the Red Star, I am quite happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif My next goal is to surpass 15 missions without being killled or captured, which is damn hard. But stats are reset for your pilot, if that happens, and man, that drives the RIGHT behaviour more than anything else, if you know what I mean... I had to unlearn so many bad habits.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DKoor
04-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Yes that makes you real careful!
Almost like a real pilot!

I mean what is good of a sortie in which you kill 3-4 planes and few ground targets if you are to die? All stats are losthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

My only goal is to survive there as long as possible.
And of course to make sure that most of the squaddies make it toohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

rnzoli
04-14-2009, 01:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
And of course to make sure that most of the squaddies make it toohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Did you know that the more missions flown by your AI flight members, the more experienced they get also? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I think this is a DCG feature, really cool. You can see the effect on the campaign quite quickly, it makes a big difference whether you are backed up by rookies or veterans. So saving squadron members is good for your own safety! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My only problem with DCG is that the mission targets are not always logical. So I take a bit of freedom in selecting targets, based on the general briefing or simply due to my observations from earlier missions. The beauty of a dynamic campaign is when you see an advancing column somewhere, it will be around in the next mission too (unless something destroys it).

Have fun and if you want, you can also post comments or questions about the campaigns on the public MOH forum.

DKoor
04-14-2009, 05:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
And of course to make sure that most of the squaddies make it toohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Did you know that the more missions flown by your AI flight members, the more experienced they get also? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I think this is a DCG feature, really cool. You can see the effect on the campaign quite quickly, it makes a big difference whether you are backed up by rookies or veterans. So saving squadron members is good for your own safety! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My only problem with DCG is that the mission targets are not always logical. So I take a bit of freedom in selecting targets, based on the general briefing or simply due to my observations from earlier missions. The beauty of a dynamic campaign is when you see an advancing column somewhere, it will be around in the next mission too (unless something destroys it).

Have fun and if you want, you can also post comments or questions about the campaigns on the public MOH forum. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Yeah I didn't quite realized they could get up in skill (although I was used DCG for myself albeit briefly).
DCG is an awesome piece of software... however I never fully understood it. For instance I really disliked that I stuck on virtually every map flying as much as 50 missions there, and more, and not switching to next map. My plane was already upgraded in the process etc. Eh...

But I understand that is not a minus online. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I'm having fun with eastern front. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Stiletto-
04-14-2009, 08:12 PM
This looks interesting. I've been bored out of my mind with dogfight servers lately.

MOH_SKID.
04-14-2009, 09:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
Yeah I didn't quite realized they could get up in skill (although I was used DCG for myself albeit briefly).
DCG is an awesome piece of software... however I never fully understood it. For instance I really disliked that I stuck on virtually every map flying as much as 50 missions there, and more, and not switching to next map. My plane was already upgraded in the process etc. Eh...

But I understand that is not a minus online. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I'm having fun with eastern front. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, if you are flying flight lead (#1) and your number three has some experience (and some kills), keep an eye on him. He may just spot the bandits before you do (he's got AI eyes) and he and #4 will break off and go attack. All without telling you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Enemy AI can become aces too... they can be relentless.

The key items to remember are:
1. Bring that plane back! (Only so many to go around)
2. Kill the tanks! (You can shoot down the whole enemy airforce and still LOSE)

Oh, one last thing, it is bad to be a pilot on the losing side.

Enjoy.

S~
Skid

DKoor
04-15-2009, 02:28 AM
Yeah... I noticed some of that yesterday... I tend to always fly a wingman when Ai is involved because they will surely see bandits before me. Only in rare cases that is not true (mostly when flying JABO, squad will not react until they are attacked but then it is usually too late already).
Yes once engaged with Ai they probably wont stop until they are destroyed (or damaged) or they destroy you.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stiletto-:
This looks interesting. I've been bored out of my mind with dogfight servers lately. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think if you try these you wont regret it... first check out the maps which you like to play so you can switch to that map (of your liking) once when you are on server.

slipBall
04-15-2009, 07:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
What a question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

These co-op servers run a large number of user selectable dynamic online campaigns, with Paul Lowengrin's DCG (dynamic campaign generator) inside:

4.08 standard CRT=2: http://nkp.mohaces.com (go to Campaigns tab) HL tag "Na Kane Pono"

4.09b modded, CRT=0: http://214th.com/sheep/server_campaigns.cfm, HL tag "214th.com"

These 2 servers are open 24/7, no prior registration is required. Results (promotions and medals) are tracked for each person individually. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks!
I just flew a sortie over Kuban in Yak-1 (Na_Kane_Pono_Coop)... nice stuff. Loaded with planes... however being a wingie, I opted to just cover 6 of my leader and stay in the formation at all times. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
This stuff is as close to real ww2 aircombat as it possibly can nowadays...
Outstanding;
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/na-kane-pono1.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



This look's like alot fun, I will have to give it a try

K_Freddie
04-15-2009, 08:13 AM
I see ADW (http://www.adw.alkar.net/en/) is still going strong.

If you read the 'rules', then setup is the easiest I've seen. You create your own squads with teammates.
You learn teamwork very quickly, as it does have a 5 minute death-kick.
This gives you time to cool down and make some tea or coffee, or grab a beer from the fridge.
An then think about how you 'stuffed up' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DKoor
04-17-2009, 01:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slipBall:
This look's like alot fun, I will have to give it a try </div></BLOCKQUOTE>...but if you try here's one friendly advice, you don't want to attack the bombers! They all seem to be way above rookie level thus making any kind of high speed 6 attack impossible in practice.
I wasted two good careers (dead is dead) because of that. From now on I take minimum risk when attacking them, usually meaning that I don't attack them at all in practice.

So far that is the only complaint of mine.

And I have virtually tons of praise for other things... this may be the thing I have looked for online playing of this game.
Beats all those airquakes by 3 light years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif .

danjama
04-17-2009, 02:59 PM
I just finished flying with Dkoor on this server and i was very impressed. Havn't been so immersed in a long time, i felt like the atmosphere just captured me, luckily the enemy did not, 2 missions survived flying IL2's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Good to have your support DKoor.

DKoor
04-17-2009, 03:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
I just finished flying with Dkoor on this server and i was very impressed. Havn't been so immersed in a long time, i felt like the atmosphere just captured me, luckily the enemy did not, 2 missions survived flying IL2's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Good to have your support DKoor. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks for your kind words mate!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I just flew an outrageously good sortie in A-20 (Boston)... I never really achieved anything quite like it before... 21 ground targets in one hit. It looks right down ridiculous on debrief;
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/a20_21kill_sortie.jpg
they were really packed up closely together like sardines http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
(ps. I'm not bragging about it, I'm just happy about ithttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

It's a great thing having you Dan and other guys up... it's always much more interesting to fly in coop with other players. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

BTW on that Kuban map, we need more Soviet mudmover hunters to stop the Germans from capturing Tuapse oil fields... if they capture it Soviets will lose the Kuban battle. And reds need to hold out only 17 days morehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

slipBall
04-17-2009, 03:59 PM
DKoor you bad, in a good way http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

na85
04-17-2009, 04:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:

BTW on that Kuban map, we need more Soviet mudmover hunters to stop the Germans from capturing Tuapse oil fields... if they capture it Soviets will lose the Kuban battle. And reds need to hold out only 17 days morehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Count me in. What aircraft are available and when do people usually fly?

DKoor
04-17-2009, 04:30 PM
Don't know... I guess the server isn't really highly populated... but there are people flying there from time to time.
It is actually interesting to fly solo too (single on server)!http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
You never know what's gonna happen... what I try there is to make sure (with best effort) to first everyone stay alive in my group, then to actually kill something in our way, if possible.
It is VERY demanding since you make one "wrong move" and you die (or get captured) and all your stats are reset. So it is an actual challenge to last as long as possible. My goal now is 20 missions... I have over 10 now.

Planes available for red side on that map are (usually);
LaGG-3s35
LA-5
P-400
P-40E
Yak-1
Yak-1B
Yak-7B
A-20C
Il-2s3
Pe-2s110
...don't know if I missed some.
They are not all available in every mission but there is as much as 40 (or more) flyable positions (incl gunners).
A lot of planes airborne... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DKoor
04-17-2009, 04:41 PM
Here are some Na_Kane_Pono server links;

Statistics;
http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/...stats-coop-soda.html (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/stats-coop-soda.html)

Here is a lot more detailed description from their site;
http://nkp.mohaces.com/17_Tuapse.htm

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/p40_enroute.jpg
...me and my Ai buddies in P-40's en route to target (JABO). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Here is an interesting excerpt from Na Kane Pono site;

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Pilot Service Records

How long can you survive in this WWII air combat environment?

The most distinctive feature of NKP is the value placed on the player's virtual life. Achieving the campaign victory condition is the primary objective, but how a player does that is greatly impacted by NKP's use of dead is dead settings. Campaign specific Pilot Service Records including rank, number of sorties flown, confirmed air kills, confirmed ground kills and commendations awarded are kept for all active pilots in each campaign. While destruction of enemy resources & loss of friendly directly impacts dynamic progress of campaign, the game assigned 'points' associated with these actions are meaningless, as is gunnery hit %, kill to death ratios, who killed who and other player stats we are accustomed to seeing. A player's success is measured by their ability to support team objectives while getting themselves, their wingmen and planes home for use in the next mission. There is no glory in past victories, there is no second chance. If killed or captured, service record and related past accomplishments of player are deleted from public record. A new pilot & career will be created for player at start of next mission. At the end of a campaign, service records of pilots flying for victorious army will be archived and included next time the campaign is played. All others are deleted. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So... in a way, failure is not an option http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif .

na85
04-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Anyone want to fly some missions?

DKoor
04-17-2009, 07:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by na85:
Anyone want to fly some missions? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>We sure bust some German armor&vehicles tonighthttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif. S!

na85
04-17-2009, 07:10 PM
S~ DKoor

That was a lot of fun.

crucislancer
04-18-2009, 08:03 AM
This looks like a blast! I'm going do my best to stop by this weekend.

rnzoli
04-19-2009, 10:25 AM
LOL guys, now I have second thoughts, maybe I should have kept that little server as a secret for the insiders only! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I am sitting here for days, unable to fly, while you drive MY favourite campaign forward, get promoted, get awards etc! I am green with envy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

By the way, even though failure must be avoided as far as you can, but it takes no more than a dozen missions to realize that it can be only a matter of time to be killed. Sometimes when I sit in the IL-2 cockpit, prior to takeoff, waiting for the bombers or their escort to take off in front of us, it often re-occurs to me what I read in the famous book by Anne Noggle

"To fly a combat mission is not a trip under the moon..... Every attack, every bombing is a dance with death."

I have never seen any other server, which could convey this heart-wrenching feeling so well...

danjama
04-19-2009, 12:07 PM
I agree.

DKoor
04-20-2009, 01:01 PM
Yes... some nice thoughts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
However... what I really, really dislike is when they chew me up slowly and I'm unable to effectively defend myself. Or my buddies. That is what I really dislike... you have a enemy fighter squadron which attacks you try to avoid (from above) and it is only a matter of time before you lost sight of some of them and they hit you.
When I die in first attack or by AAA (when get pked or I lawn dart as a direct result of AAA disabling me in attack dive) I don't mind but I really really hate to be slowly chewed to death...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

BTW rnzoli me and other buddies really tried our best on that server (Kuban 42 map) and we actually pushed Germans a little back!http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I'm gonna check the map now, I hope they are still at bay (until Nov 15th http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif).

DKoor
04-20-2009, 02:33 PM
Haha... it is still going relatively strong for Soviet side, probably thanks to us mudmover hunters... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif
Combined few of us destroyed well over 200 vehicles & tanks.
And some of axis aces stationed there payed the price in the process toohttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif.

I really am looking forward to winning this map if possible... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Vigotsky
04-20-2009, 03:02 PM
Maybe I will hop in too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DKoor
04-20-2009, 03:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vigotsky:
Maybe I will hop in too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Go ahead mate... I think you wont regret ithttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
BTW if I can make a small suggestion... to ensure that you live long and prosper, take as little risk as you can. It counts if you stay alive... I always make one pass at target and that's it (ground attack). That is why my preferred choice of weapons are bombshttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I just lay my eggs all at once and watch them hatchhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif, being at the AAA infested area as little as possible.
If I choose rockets & Il-2's I may get into a temptation to make a second run at targets and that is when most mudmoving bomber pilots lose their virtual lives. I prefer Pe-2... sometimes also A-20 (FAB-1000). Clean and simple. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Happy hunting! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

danjama
04-20-2009, 04:57 PM
Hey DKoor, i played there yesterday a couple of missions on the Kuban map we flew on, and in one mission i got 21 ground targets http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif I took a screenshot too!!! Then when i loaded the next mission, the line had moved away from Tuapse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif I felt i'd actually made a difference on thewar. The best part was i was very lucky to find the targets. I was actually returning to base from the City, and found them dug in around trees in the hills. So i destroyed some there. Then i found a few convoys heading west a bit further on and identified them as German!!!! So in i went. Me and my wingman destroyed at least 40-50 targets between us. A very good day for VVS http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I'm sad to report i had problems on the server this morning. I spawned for a mission (Kuban again) and the planes in front didn't takeoff so i had to scrap the mission. I assume a problem with DCG http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/danjama/il2fb2009-04-1921-13-27-82.jpg

rnzoli
04-21-2009, 03:08 AM
Yes, it's always good to have a bit of extra fuel on board, because it happened so many times to me that a surprise was waiting for me on the way home, after leaving the designated target. I have bumped into Stukas, Me-110s, heavy artillery, unexpected Axis columns, you name it, and it is really important and rewarding to keep an eye open all the time.

The only thing I hate is when enemy fighters approach the airfield while I am landing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Happened 2 times and what a scare http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

By the way, it would be great to win VVS for this map, because the situation was really unfavourable for the Red side. On the other ahnd, I suspect that maybe some Blue flier also want to win that map http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif so we might see some extensive battles there.

DKoor
04-21-2009, 04:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
By the way, it would be great to win VVS for this map, because the situation was really unfavourable for the Red side. On the other ahnd, I suspect that maybe some Blue flier also want to win that map http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif so we might see some extensive battles there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No worries comrade, we have a directive from above no one is supposed to land without at least 3 ground kills or at least 1 damaged E/A http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif.

Just joking...

Or not? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BTW I'll post a pic of my riddled Pe-2... it was a true miracle that I haven't died there... bailout wasn't an option (over enemy territory).
And it all happened because I dumped my own rule; instead of making one high speed pass on enemy column, I lost sight on enemy column due to fog & clouds so I descended a bit and circled in attempt to gain vis.... so I ended up attacking them at 300-350km/h at very low alt while they opened everything at me. Very wrong... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

DKoor
04-21-2009, 04:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
Hey DKoor, i played there yesterday a couple of missions on the Kuban map we flew on, and in one mission i got 21 ground targets http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif I took a screenshot too!!! Then when i loaded the next mission, the line had moved away from Tuapse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif I felt i'd actually made a difference on thewar. The best part was i was very lucky to find the targets. I was actually returning to base from the City, and found them dug in around trees in the hills. So i destroyed some there. Then i found a few convoys heading west a bit further on and identified them as German!!!! So in i went. Me and my wingman destroyed at least 40-50 targets between us. A very good day for VVS http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I'm sad to report i had problems on the server this morning. I spawned for a mission (Kuban again) and the planes in front didn't takeoff so i had to scrap the mission. I assume a problem with DCG http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://i11.photobucket.com/alb...04-1921-13-27-82.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/danjama/il2fb2009-04-1921-13-27-82.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>00ooo0 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif nice run http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif.

I'm gonna check the campaign now... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif don't know what the probs are...

DKoor
04-21-2009, 05:40 AM
Ahhh... my 24 mission long run just got deleted.
What went wrong. Damn. Jeepers... over 16 hours of playing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif
Last mission... I was in Lavochkin and shot down 3 Bf-109s... didn't died, so I can't guess what deleted my character from the campaign while most others (unsure if all) are present.

rnzoli
04-21-2009, 05:54 AM
Were you captured by any chance?

If that isn't the case, you might contact MOH_Soda with a PM over http://mohaces.com/bb/
I think the server operator saves the event logs, so there is a chance he can say what happened, or, if it's a bug, he might recover what you lost.

Vigotsky
04-21-2009, 06:34 AM
That's a pity, Dkoor...

Meanwhile we really have to push back on the Germans. They're less than 15 kilometer away from Tuapse, and it's still 10 days before ending.

DKoor
04-21-2009, 08:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
Were you captured by any chance?

If that isn't the case, you might contact MOH_Soda with a PM over http://mohaces.com/bb/
I think the server operator saves the event logs, so there is a chance he can say what happened, or, if it's a bug, he might recover what you lost. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No that's for sure I haven't died or captured (mission was over friendly territory we intercepted Me-110s). I even happen to have the last mission track (in LA-5) if that may help...
It's a bug all right... the only pity is that I really managed 24 missions without being killed.

I also flew two more missions today, in first with Il-2 I destroyed 8 enemy ground targets, in second with Pe-2 I got none (missed tanks).
I suppose I shouldn't have flew any more missions until the situation is resolved but I don't care.
Like Vigotsky said it only matters if we win the map anyway.

Thx for the tip, I'll drop pm to see what happens. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

DKoor
04-21-2009, 08:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vigotsky:
That's a pity, Dkoor...

Meanwhile we really have to push back on the Germans. They're less than 15 kilometer away from Tuapse, and it's still 10 days before ending. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Yeah. I'm gonna fly one now...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Leady-450
04-21-2009, 02:18 PM
Hi DKoor

I think you will find it's because you changed squadrons. When you jump into a new aircraft in DCG you start a new pilot with that squadron. If you jump back into your Yak you will have your mission and kill status restored.

Oh by the way I flew on the server last night, I'm very impressed!!

Cheers

Leady

rnzoli
04-21-2009, 03:08 PM
After another hair-raising mission completed with IL-2s (with DKoor on my wing), I received my 100 gramm Vodka and my commander told me I will be nominated to HSU! Unbelievable! So I couldn't resist a screenshot either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/HSU-Tuapse.JPG

DKoor
04-21-2009, 03:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Leady-450:
Hi DKoor

I think you will find it's because you changed squadrons. When you jump into a new aircraft in DCG you start a new pilot with that squadron. If you jump back into your Yak you will have your mission and kill status restored.

Oh by the way I flew on the server last night, I'm very impressed!!

Cheers

Leady </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks...! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif
I'm pretty much what they like to call "plane *****" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.giflike to fly all... I flew just about every plane available on the map (on red side). Glad you like the server, it's always better to fly with players http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif .

DKoor
04-21-2009, 03:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
After another hair-raising mission completed with IL-2s (with DKoor on my wing), I received my 100 gramm Vodka and my commander told me I will be nominated to HSU! Unbelievable! So I couldn't resist a screenshot either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/HSU-Tuapse.JPG </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DKoor
04-21-2009, 04:11 PM
Haha... I flew a mission where I got 4-5 E/A in LaGG, and after that I flew one in pe-2 got jumped by Me-109s which exploded me in mid-air. I guess my commissar wont be happyhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

stelr
04-21-2009, 08:05 PM
I have tried logging onto the TS server for the 214 COOP Server, which they say is required to fly the DCG COOPS on their server, but no success.

I enter using: 67.185.214.141 :8767 Password foxey ...povided by the website, but keep getting an "error" message on TS saying the server may be down or not running TS.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Looks like a lot of great maps there, and would love to give them a try.

na85
04-21-2009, 09:43 PM
Can't wait for the 24th when I'll finally have some spare time to fly more often

rnzoli
04-22-2009, 01:15 AM
Re. 214th TS server: it is temporarily down, just seen this post: http://214th.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=757
I guess the "being on TS" rule is somewhat relaxed then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
You can ask on the forums if there is any TS server preferred by the squadron, or maybe it will be only a few days without TS.

danjama
04-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Sorry to say i am no longer flying the Pono server, because just now i flew an hour long mission in an il2 and survived with a few ground kills all the way to my base, only to be killed by F-ING LAG in the final seconds of a landing!!!! Just a complete freeze for like 5 seconds and i knew the outcome before it even happened!! So now why bother?! No more for me.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

DKoor
04-23-2009, 05:05 AM
Ah Dan i understand completely... what should I say man... my 24 missions gone in vain too (probably my fault but I guess I'll never know). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
Now I started all over again... I have already 10 missions under my belt.
But now I take even less risk... really hate the stupid deaths like during landing and similar.
Germans are at gun range from Tuapse but I doubt they will make it... it is only 6 days left for them. It's Nov 9th, and Soviets have to held out until Nov 15th.

BTW I think you may ask MOH guys here http://mohaces.com/bb/index.php to reinstate your pilot, more so if you have a track of your mission. It will clearly show lag(ghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).
I think you have a valid case here.

ps. if you quit, you'd be missed therehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

danjama
04-23-2009, 09:10 AM
Hi Dkoor yea i've relaxed a bit about it now, i thought of the track thing strait away and regretted that i did not record http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I must start remembering to hit that button.

I'll probably keep flying there, i enjoy it. So, do you know what happens when this campaign finishes? Do they enter a new one at random? Take requests?

Obviously there are many available all day anyway, but i'm thinking they will probably need to fill the slot when it ends.

DKoor
04-23-2009, 10:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
Hi Dkoor yea i've relaxed a bit about it now, i thought of the track thing strait away and regretted that i did not record http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I must start remembering to hit that button.

I'll probably keep flying there, i enjoy it. So, do you know what happens when this campaign finishes? Do they enter a new one at random? Take requests?

Obviously there are many available all day anyway, but i'm thinking they will probably need to fill the slot when it ends. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Rules wrote:
At the end of a campaign, service records of pilots flying for victorious army will be archived and included next time the campaign is played. All others are deleted. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would like to progress until the end of war... that would be next to impossible challenge... to survive hundreds of missions. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif
I guess as it is now, campaign is effectively ended when we reach Nov 15th... sure, you can keep your score (if victorious) but I think we will play this thing again from beginning.

rnzoli
04-23-2009, 01:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
only to be killed by F-ING LAG in the final seconds of a landing!!!! Just a complete freeze for like 5 seconds and i knew the outcome before it even happened!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Oh, that's very bad http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I was actually very concerned about this myself. For some reason, co-op missions have this tendency that you freeze during landing, this is a frequent issue for example in AFW as well. What I did up to know, if I could, is to be very stable on approach, low sink rate, and I was ready to pull up at the slightest sign of getting a freeze. But I was lucky, didn't have any so far. Maybe because I try to fly over the airfields and land from the direction of the Black Sea. During this fly-by, my IL-2 can gather and put the ground objects on and around the airfield into memory in advance, so it is less likely to get a freeze due to memory swaps onto my hard disk. But ther risk of Internet outage, joystick malfunction, TrackIR going nuts etc. is constantly there too, and some people say this is fair, because this replaces the random aircraft malfunctions... Yea, I know, a cruel explanation, even if there's truth to it.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

rnzoli
04-23-2009, 01:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
So, do you know what happens when this campaign finishes? Do they enter a new one at random? Take requests?

Obviously there are many available all day anyway, but i'm thinking they will probably need to fill the slot when it ends. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Rules wrote:
At the end of a campaign, service records of pilots flying for victorious army will be archived and included next time the campaign is played. All others are deleted. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would like to progress until the end of war... that would be next to impossible challenge... to survive hundreds of missions. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif
I guess as it is now, campaign is effectively ended when we reach Nov 15th... sure, you can keep your score (if victorious) but I think we will play this thing again from beginning. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think the campaign will stay with the result announcement for some time (so it is showing he end result, i.e., which side won), and then it gets reset, so that other players, who haven't played it yet, will have a chance to play it also from the beginning.

But normally players move onto another campaign then, usually another theater (ETO, PTO), especially if they were on the winner's side. On the forums, there is a possibility to ask about the plans, there is something cooking already in the kitchen.

DKoor
04-23-2009, 01:30 PM
rnzoli summarized it well... I always land with zoom max out... also I conducted at least 90% landings from Black Sea direction... no signs of any freeze.

BTW guys it went bad lately... Germans are very near Tuapse... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

rnzoli
04-23-2009, 01:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
BTW guys it went bad lately... Germans are very near Tuapse... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>OK, then try to hit the nearest troops, not their supply lines. I am afraid once the German troops can shell Tuapse airfield, it's more or less end of story... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Perhaps DCG will relocate all squadrons (by ordering transfer flights to Archipovo-Osipovka), but it may happen that the next time we span, we will have to take off under artillery rounds hitting the airfield... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

DKoor
04-23-2009, 03:15 PM
Would be a tragedy really... less than 5 days left... I already flew Nov 10th mission.

edit. 11th Nov, Soviets are still holding. I struck few cars in the vicinity of Tuapse, rest of my Pe-2 flight perished but not before they delivered their eggs too.
I think we will probably make it. Weather is totally criminal now, you can't see anything from clouds unless you are near ground which in turn isn't so great idea because of mountains http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif.

DKoor
04-24-2009, 12:53 AM
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/tuapse94211.jpg

Flight path from Pe-2's route... any idea what to strike now?
I assume there is no much point in striking the designated grids since I think there is a lot of targets in the vicinity of Tuapse... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

And here one for impression; Danjama over German tanks;
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/danjamail2_armorattack.jpg

na85
04-24-2009, 12:56 AM
I'll do some low-level ground pounding tomorrow night.

Cassettes and big cannons on the il2 should take care of ground vehicles.

DKoor
04-24-2009, 04:45 AM
Hey guys I think this may be helpful if you enjoy NA_KANE_PONO server...

http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/status-soda.html

...it gives you status report, when to join... whether mission is locked or not.
Very useful so you save your time.

DKoor
04-25-2009, 06:51 AM
Eh... it looked like Germans will win in the last moment, but after successful ground run by our mates situation improved and there is virtually 2-3 missions left (tops).
It's Nov 14thhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif, only one more day to hold on...

rnzoli
04-25-2009, 08:02 AM
Last night Leady and I sweeped the North-East sectors of Tuapse, and shot up everything we could on the ground, taking maximum advantage of the good weather. As a result, no hostile actvities were reported in T6 and U6 grids in next briefing.

However the frontline didn't move back that much, probably because not all troops are visible in every misssion due to playability reasons. So there may be some of them still around, hopefully retreating http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But to be honest, I was expecting more columns around Tuapse, because your screenshot looked to me as if they were already in the outskirts of Tuapse. Wasn't the screenshot of Danjama's IL-2 taken there? If that's the case, the German last-effort breakthrough was stopped already by you guys, courageously flying against the tanks, advancing under the cover of bad weather conditions. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


*edit* so if the Tuapse campaign ends - with whatever result - where do we move next? Do we take a short break and then regroup to 019_Stalingrad and help the VVS efforts there ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DKoor
04-25-2009, 08:49 AM
Stalingrad sounds fine by me mate... just it seems that we are "stuck" with the Kuban.
Check this out;
anomaly
http://i42.tinypic.com/123p0g2.jpg

conditions
http://i43.tinypic.com/2psq14x.jpg

mission Nov 15th
http://i41.tinypic.com/hueuqt.jpg

How can this be? We are at Nov 15th, Germans haven't met their win conditions therefore they lsoe, but campaign hasn't ended? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

rnzoli
04-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Good question.
The in-game "anomaly" is no reason to worry, it has to do with the game having a bit too much to handle temporarily.
The date is more worrying, and now I recall, when I started this campaign, actually there was a problem with the date not stepping forward properly.
Or, maybe the victory condition is a bit misleading and maybe we also need to hold out 15th of November also. Not so bad for me personally, as I could fly a 15th mission, completing my original goal, but as life taught me, that could be exactly when I get shot down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DKoor
04-25-2009, 12:42 PM
You flew any missions?
Because I just loaded campaign and here's what I saw;

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/il2/tuapseend.jpg

We are teh win! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I'm also kinda frustrated taht I didn't flew my 10th mission... after my 24 mission run, I had another of about 16 missions (I was in hurry to strafe targets and I rammed wing of my Il-2 into a tree http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ), unfortunately I can't add to my ongoing series of 9 missions http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif .

rnzoli
04-25-2009, 01:00 PM
No, I saw from the public mission log that it was my friend and colleague, ISZOLE. He flew one more mission for the Axis side --&gt; imagine his monumental frustration after getting THAT result after his otherwise successful mission http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

He and I work at the same place, so I suspect he will have a few words with me next week, LOL.

Never bother about the stats. For long virtual life, patience must be elevated to extreme levels http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Got to be fatalist to survive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DKoor
04-25-2009, 01:25 PM
Yeah you're right... most of my demises were due to pushing it hard... when one pushes it hard accidents such are lawn darting, terminally bad landings and all that weird stuff that gets you killed are happening. And those even don't include enemy activity.

BTW sorry... must hurry... comrade commissar is calling me to board a train for Stalingrad http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

danjama
04-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Great we won, i love it when the underdog bounces back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

So, we doing Stalingrad now? A fresh start for pilot officer Danjama!!

Vigotsky
04-27-2009, 10:08 AM
Aaah so the mission ended? Too bad I can't fly in weekends... But it was with a victory we deserved ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyhow, I can't join mission 19, supposedly stalingrad. It also isn't listed under the campaign menu on Na Kane Pono's site. Hasn't it begun yet?

na85
04-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Quick comrades! To Stalingrad!

rnzoli
04-27-2009, 10:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vigotsky:


Anyhow, I can't join mission 19, supposedly stalingrad. It also isn't listed under the campaign menu on Na Kane Pono's site. Hasn't it begun yet? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It has begun for sure, see here (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/stats-coop-soda.html#019_Stalingrad_by_JastaV_July42_difficul tyEasy)

Just remember to switch to it by DSC MAP 019, not just 19.

Vigotsky
04-27-2009, 11:34 AM
He thank you Rnzoli,

I kept writing 'DSC MISSION 019'

Flying the campaign now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif But how does it come the Stalingrad map is not listed on Na Kane Pono's site? (under the 'campaigns' tab I can't find it).

DKoor
04-27-2009, 12:31 PM
I did couple of missions on Stalingrad front... I'll just say that as a map, it is somewhat easier than Kuban (no hills and fog - so far).. weather was nice... I actually hit a FW with RS-82 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ...
Unfortunately in the next mission, two Ai comrades and I in Yaks attacked 12 He-111's and I died from PK http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif .

Damn gunners!

I wanted to whine about gunners on MOH forum but I reconsidered, I see that was an error (I always set all bombers on rookie level if possible).

rnzoli
04-27-2009, 01:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vigotsky:
But how does it come the Stalingrad map is not listed on Na Kane Pono's site? (under the 'campaigns' tab I can't find it). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No clue honestly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Maybe the server operator forgot to update his website, or just didn't have time to update the site yet? I know that the campaign appeared no longer than 1-2 weeks ago, so it is pretty new in the list, that's the most probable reason.