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ranma7
01-08-2004, 10:43 PM
I'm a total newbie, but online playing against humans is much better than against the computer in my opinion, so I downloaded hyperlobby and entered a server the other day, but I have a few questions:

1. Are there any newbie specific servers?
2. Are there any pro servers where I shouldn't enter ruining the game of other people?
3. The server I entered had some rules that I didn't fully understood, like, it said I had to be correctly identified, what does that mean?
4. I also said something about the allowed planes, aren't they just blocked to choose them?
5. what plane do you recomend as the first plane to learn for dogfight?
6. Finally, some servers let you use the cockpit and some others don't, how do you recomend I learn to play?, I've always played with the cockpit on, but if other players are playing with cockpit off they will have advantage right?

Thats all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Thank you.

ranma7
01-08-2004, 10:43 PM
I'm a total newbie, but online playing against humans is much better than against the computer in my opinion, so I downloaded hyperlobby and entered a server the other day, but I have a few questions:

1. Are there any newbie specific servers?
2. Are there any pro servers where I shouldn't enter ruining the game of other people?
3. The server I entered had some rules that I didn't fully understood, like, it said I had to be correctly identified, what does that mean?
4. I also said something about the allowed planes, aren't they just blocked to choose them?
5. what plane do you recomend as the first plane to learn for dogfight?
6. Finally, some servers let you use the cockpit and some others don't, how do you recomend I learn to play?, I've always played with the cockpit on, but if other players are playing with cockpit off they will have advantage right?

Thats all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Thank you.

Fennec_P
01-08-2004, 10:56 PM
1. Good luck on finding one

2. I'm sure pros would love you in their game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

3. Probably means to use correct national markings (german for 109, FW, British for Hurri, etc).

4. Only allowed planes are selectable.

5. Normally I'd say La-5FN or Yak-3, but the Zero has to be the safest, most stable thing around.

6. Personally I started off no-cockpit, but if you are already used to the cockpit, thats great.

JZG_Winter
01-08-2004, 11:39 PM
I would stick to cockpit on servers at the moment, as if you want to join a squad, and join in the online wars, most of them do fly with cockpit on.

Cockpit off is fun as well though

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XyZspineZyX
01-08-2004, 11:56 PM
Welcome to the online world. You've chosen the right place (Hyperlobby) IMHO to fly.

1. Are there any newbie specific servers?
When you click on the game look at how many boxes are checked. The fewer checked, the more "newbie" friendly IMO.

2. Are there any pro servers where I shouldn't enter ruining the game of other people?
No. You might have a more difficult time, at first, scoring kills but generally the players are freindly enough. They might even help.

3. The server I entered had some rules that I didn't fully understood, like, it said I had to be correctly identified, what does that mean?
They probably meant that you must fly a properly marked Allied or Axis plane. i.e., if Red is Allied, you can't use German markings.

4. I also said something about the allowed planes, aren't they just blocked to choose them?
If the host has set a specific planeset they should be the only ones you can choose.

5. what plane do you recomend as the first plane to learn for dogfight?
Depends on your style. Most Luftwaffe planes are good B&Z'ers. (Boom and Zoom). USSR planes tend to be T&B. (Turn and Burn). A good T&B plane usually can beat a B&Z plane at low altitudes. Good starter planes for most are the La5/La7's and Yak 9 series. 109's and 109 are terrific B&Z planes but it takes a while to master them.

6. Finally, some servers let you use the cockpit and some others don't, how do you recomend I learn to play?, I've always played with the cockpit on, but if other players are playing with cockpit off they will have advantage right?
The "Wonder Woman" view (no cockpit) has definite view advantages but pilot skill is still the determining factor. True, a good pilot would do better in theroy with the "WW" view. To get the most out of this sim, stay with "cockpit on" even if the server allows it off.

Keep asking questions and practice, practice, practice.

Hope this helps.

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RayBanJockey
01-09-2004, 12:00 AM
Play with the cockpit on (in cockpit-on servers of course)

Then, when you get good, make the jump to the cockpit-off severs.

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F19_Ob
01-09-2004, 06:27 AM
Here is 2 short online tracks from GreaterGreen server if U want a peak.
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=77210539
There is also explanations .


I will post more online tracks showing various aspects of combat and situations and own both sucesses and mistakes.

p1ngu666
01-09-2004, 06:47 AM
i like the cockpit off servers normaly, if the no cockpit option is there, then use ithttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ranma7
01-11-2004, 10:17 AM
Thank you very much to everyone for your help. I will try to play with the cockpit on since I feel it's more realistic.
My concern on playing games with pro players was that maybe if they play with people like me it would make the game too easy and not enjoyable.
The only thing it still is too hard is to identify wich planes are friendly and wich are not. There are some servers that display the player name on top of there plane, how is this function called?, I think that I will play with that on, at least at the beginning.

BM357_Raven
01-11-2004, 10:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> how is this function called? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's called "Icons on"

I recommend that you pick the Yak, La, or Zeke for a first timer. Also, I highly recommend starting with 'icons on' so you wont be mistakenly shooting down friendlies and getting everyone all ruffled.. People can be kinda cruel sometimes..

Further, I think it's better for you to fly in the less difficult games to begin with until you get the idea of the dynamics and physics of the game, ie "SA" or Situational Awareness. You dont wanna have to keep track of navigation, scanning the skies, and all the other stuff while trying to learn SA imo... It just makes things too confusing. Guess that's why in school we have grades-- to kinda work your way up.. No?

Try to keep tabs of the servers you get kills in to begin with, so you dont get too frustrated and burnt... But it depends on your threshhold for punishment.. If you're like me, then head straight for the hardest servers and just grit your teeth.

However, I find this really wears most people's ego's down making them kinda negatice on the game when they are a perputual target.

I recommend flying on UBI rather than H/L for the newcomer...Then we you think you got game, graduate up to H/L...

GL!

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