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Lord_Krashrak
01-17-2004, 04:15 AM
i'am new to flight sims my friend got me into them when he gave me a copy of lock on modern air combat. my problem is the only hard part in the game is landing the aircraft. other than that you turn or air to air radar the computer locks on to some dot and then you fire bang he is dead not very much fun. My neighabor say i should look into a WW2 flight sim. well i figure the best way to learn about a game is go into the fourm and ask. so here i am. please tell me what you think good or bad just be honest. i am just looking for a great and fun game thank you for your time Krash. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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Lord_Krashrak
01-17-2004, 04:15 AM
i'am new to flight sims my friend got me into them when he gave me a copy of lock on modern air combat. my problem is the only hard part in the game is landing the aircraft. other than that you turn or air to air radar the computer locks on to some dot and then you fire bang he is dead not very much fun. My neighabor say i should look into a WW2 flight sim. well i figure the best way to learn about a game is go into the fourm and ask. so here i am. please tell me what you think good or bad just be honest. i am just looking for a great and fun game thank you for your time Krash. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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pourshot
01-17-2004, 04:48 AM
What can I say if your looking for fun then il2 is for you.The great thing about any ww2 sim is it's more about the man not the machine.To be good at this game you will need to learn alot about tactics and to be great at it learn how to work as a team.

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nicolas10
01-17-2004, 04:56 AM
This one sure isn't too easy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Bearcat99
01-17-2004, 06:16 AM
Even thoug i know there is more to modern sims.... that is why I dont like them as well. If you want a sim that is fun (Ive been flying IL2 for almost 18 months now....daily... and i still look forward to it. I sometimes grab a mission or two in the morning before I go to work) a challenges and extremely versatile as far as difficulty level then this is the one for you. Make sure you get a decent stick though..... .... what you are still reading??? GO!!! RUN TO THE STORE NOW!!!!!!!! See you on Hyperlobby soon!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Welcome aboard!!

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Cajun76
01-17-2004, 07:49 AM
LOL Bearcat. I almost ran out and bought FB again! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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IV_JG51_Razor
01-17-2004, 07:55 AM
"is this a better alt." YES

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tsisqua
01-17-2004, 08:59 AM
Jet sims require knowledge. FB requires skill. Its the difference between "locking on", and lining up a deflection shot . . . its the difference between frustration and fun respectively.

Wait for the IL2/FB gold version that will ship with the new addon next month, and fly the IL2 demo in the meantime.
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/download/demo.php

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mllaneza
01-17-2004, 09:42 AM
I'll second tsisqua's recommendation. Unless the Il-2 demo is too much fun, then get the add-on seperately in a couple of months.

I was in an Electronics Boutique yesterday (looking for CoD for less than $50) and they have FB back on the shelves. IL-2 and Operation Barbarossa as well. I shoulda picked up OB just because, even though I much prefer dynamic campaigns.

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Fillmore
01-17-2004, 10:15 AM
I find WWII airconbat to be the best and the most varied.

-post Korean jet sims it's a matter of getting a solution/lock and launching, the later you get the more all-aspect the missiles become and the easier it is to get a lock. AtG is mostly unguided early on but gets to be fireandforget later.

-Korean jets are guns-only, but the speeds are so high that it can be difficult/tedious to get a good firing solution. AtG is unguided, but with such high speeds precision leaves much to be desired.

-WWI is also guns-only, and at very low speeds which can make the action a bit slow at times. AtG is unguided but bombloads are fairly small are target variety is lacking (recon is more significant than actual bombing/strafing).

-WWII is, I think, the best of both worlds. Earlier planes are slower and lighter making gunnery easier, later the planes get faster and tougher and the gunnery more difficult. AtG ranges from precise but slow moving divebambers, to level bombers with level bombing sites, up to fighter-bombers with higher speed and lower bombing precision. Rockets, cluster bombs, napalm, and cannon give a wide variety of ground pounding options, and potential targets are many and varied.

LEXX_Luthor
01-17-2004, 10:25 AM
Dude/Dudette, FB is the Only Way

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F19_Ob
01-17-2004, 10:32 AM
The really interresting part with ww2 sims is the close combat, u actually see your opponent and you are able to interact in a totally different and more nyanced way.

jet flying is also more limited in maneuvers in a sence bcause of the often very high speeds.

U are also much more "in" the game and se parts fly off, props stop when engine is shot up, and even seing the hood fly of and pilot bail.

since everything goes a bit slower u see more details.

AirBot
01-17-2004, 12:18 PM
The things I like about WWII flying is it offers a combination of technlogy - extremely advanced prop planes as well as the beginning of the jet age, powerful and effective weapons etc... - with pure and basic combat - no guided missile, very little radar if at all, and the need to visually acquire your target as well as maneuver closely to get a gun solution. Basically, it offers the best of both worlds, so if you like powerful machines but don't like technology doing the work for you, WWII is the way to go.
However, if you prefer basic, primal fighting with wooden wings and tight turns, WWI air combat is probably more your thing.