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02-16-2004, 11:12 AM
Hi all,

Just a little note to thank all you people who made up the FAQ. It saved me from asking a whole bunch of 'damn-fool' questions, plus ended in my first successful sortie last night!

I got the game just before Christmas after a very long absence from flight sims. I was annoyed as all smeg when my old moves lead to me crashing into the ground in a stall/flat spin.
This was without a joystick.
I joined up here, found the FAQ a week or so ago, and have been improving steadily ever since. I got a Joystick. I learned to be gentle (still learning that one...). I learned to wait and get really close before firing.
Taking the advice and taking my Bf109 against friendly bombers first, then enemy bombers, then friendy fighters, then enemy fighters instead of trying to take on fighters after jumping right into the cockpit. Aiming for a vital component rather than blasting away at the centre of the target.
Actually, I haven't shot down a friendly bomber yet (they get kinda annoyed and I don't like to push them... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) but I nailed a Li-2 transport and made a safe (if bumpy) landing at my home base afterwards! Wooo-Hoo!
So, all this rambling is just to let you know I really appreciated the FAQ, especially as I read it was created by trhe other pilots rather than any moderator or 'official' entity.
Thanks again, guys!
Next sortie will be an enhancement: 3 fighters escorting the Russkie Dakota against my 'finger four' of 109s. Here's hoping I don't have to wreck too many German fighters in the process...

"Um... Herr Staffelkapitan..."
"What? You crashed another plane? You're the Allies' secret weapon, I swear!"

02-16-2004, 11:12 AM
Hi all,

Just a little note to thank all you people who made up the FAQ. It saved me from asking a whole bunch of 'damn-fool' questions, plus ended in my first successful sortie last night!

I got the game just before Christmas after a very long absence from flight sims. I was annoyed as all smeg when my old moves lead to me crashing into the ground in a stall/flat spin.
This was without a joystick.
I joined up here, found the FAQ a week or so ago, and have been improving steadily ever since. I got a Joystick. I learned to be gentle (still learning that one...). I learned to wait and get really close before firing.
Taking the advice and taking my Bf109 against friendly bombers first, then enemy bombers, then friendy fighters, then enemy fighters instead of trying to take on fighters after jumping right into the cockpit. Aiming for a vital component rather than blasting away at the centre of the target.
Actually, I haven't shot down a friendly bomber yet (they get kinda annoyed and I don't like to push them... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) but I nailed a Li-2 transport and made a safe (if bumpy) landing at my home base afterwards! Wooo-Hoo!
So, all this rambling is just to let you know I really appreciated the FAQ, especially as I read it was created by trhe other pilots rather than any moderator or 'official' entity.
Thanks again, guys!
Next sortie will be an enhancement: 3 fighters escorting the Russkie Dakota against my 'finger four' of 109s. Here's hoping I don't have to wreck too many German fighters in the process...

"Um... Herr Staffelkapitan..."
"What? You crashed another plane? You're the Allies' secret weapon, I swear!"

F19_Ob
02-16-2004, 11:16 AM
good work U'll be an ace in notime.

XyZspineZyX
02-16-2004, 12:04 PM
Welcome ScottishAndy. Glad you found the FAQ useful. You'll find that around here, for the most part, there's no such thing as a "damn-fool question." We're all ready to help and, at least for me, your "damn-fool" question might bring a reply that can help me too.

And BTW....you poor bastage....your life has changed forever. You know that don't you? If not, you'll soon find out. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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RobertNighthawk
02-16-2004, 12:32 PM
Yes, might as well begin explaining to friends/loved ones that you will be very busy for a while. There is no known cure for Il2 addiction. You should know that now.

Try to set aside a few minutes every week to come up with clever fresh excuses for the inevitable upcoming unexplained absences. You know, stuff like, " Sorry, I have to "fly off" for a few hours." This goes over a lot better than, "look, I haven't time to explain, I must go defend the free world and stop the Hun". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I have used both excuses. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Welcome to the forum.