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    I just got to the point that I'm ready to try on line, have set up HL and figured out how it works.

    Question is, am I required to announce in general chat that I'm interested in joining a game thats running, or do I just jump in, and take what comes? Whats the etiquette on that?

    I wouldn't want to barge into what amounts to being a private game.

    Sabre
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    S` Sabre welcome to the community no you do not have to announce yourself on HL if you want to join in man jump on in if you are not welcome someone will politley tell you in chat or bump you out of a room


    Have fun in the friendly skies
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    I guess it's like in real life - of course you can just go somewhere and do whatever you want, but it's always nicer to say "hello" or something, to read and obey the house / server-rules and act chivalry or at least politely as most other people do, too. (Like don't shoot an allready shot down a/c, shoot parachutes, shoot friendlies, etc.)

    Oh, something else, if you're new to the online community: "S!" or "S" in any other form means "Salute" - a chivalry gesture to greet you or to say "tough/fair fight", after you shot down an enemy or somebody else downed you.
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    Blackdog5555's Avatar Banned
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    Now you get to learn about Vulching and kill stealing! Dont forget push "print Screen" everytine some one is shooting at you..cheers mate! BD
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    MEGILE's Avatar Senior Member
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    Don't listen to blackdog, he got owned last night and is a little cranky.
    Jump in HL and have some fun
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    Any suggestions as to which server I should enter? Kill stealing I'm already aware of, Vulching? Was ist Vulching?

    Sabre
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    PS. I have a tendency to play Blue side most of the time, so the player imbalance should be improved somewhat. Course I expect my life expectency will be measured in milliseconds, so only for a while. (8p)

    Sabre
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    Tully__'s Avatar Global Moderator
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    HL is divided into a number of rooms. If you click on the text "General Room" (next to the time readout in the middle of the display) you'll get a drop down list showing all the options.

    The DF servers in progress are listed in the left column in the General Room. Unless they're passworded, just jump in. Be sure to read the brief and follow any instructions once you're connected.

    Any coop starting from the general room or the Cooperative Room can safely be considered public. When things get busy, some hosts will also run public coops from the Team Room too, but always ask before joining anything in Team Room.

    As mentioned above, it's good form to say a brief "Hi" to the host when joining public coops, but not essential.

    The remaining rooms are all set up for one form or another of formal competition and you'll need to be registered for the competition in question to join. Some of them also require you to be a member of a registered squad.

    As with DF's, when joining a coop read the brief carefully. It will usually save you having to ask where the target is once you're in flight.

    You'll notice that the coop assembly areas are divided with dark grey slots in the top half and black in the lower half. Some hosts will ask you to join using an upper or lower slot based on which side you intend to fly. This is to avoid the mad scramble for your favourite side once you're in the mission. Most of the competitions have rules about top or bottom being for one side or the other. This makes it much easier to work out whether there are enough registered pilots for each side.
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    Thanks Tully!

    Sabre
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    MEGILE's Avatar Senior Member
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    Which server to go on will be determined by the settings which the host has chosen.
    Click on a server in the list, and this shall give you a detailed view of the realism settings.
    UK-Dedicatd is one of the more popular "externals on" servers. lots of fun to be had in there.
    As for "full real" servers (externals off, cockpit on yadda yadda) Zekes vs. Wildcats and GreaterGreen are the most highly populated servers.
    Jump into any server and get a feel for the settings you prefer. There is pretty much something for everyone on hyper lobby.
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