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F19_Ob
08-22-2005, 01:17 AM
I flew online on GreaterGreen for the first time in 9 months or so yesterday.
I opened my score by killing a friendly, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif but this friendly teammate took it grandly assured me it was no big deal. (Thanks)

After some horrible takeoffs, landings, crashes and all sorts of mishaps I slowly began to score and adjust to the higher pace online.
I got my butt handed to me (as americans say) repetedly by ki84's, while trying to cover my bombing friendlies, and damaged mates, flying my p38.
One later sortie I got three 109's in a p-38 although I did recieve some scratches myself. Felt like the old days. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
I'm glad I had some team mates keeping an eye on me on my nooby re-intruduction to online combat.

I'm going to examine my tracks today and see what happened around me and how the situations developed.
I like watching tracks. It's very interesting since one get all sorts of info about many things wich are impossible to know from cockpit in realtime.
I wonder if online fihting, or this sim for that matter would be as enjoyable and informative if it lacked this important replay feature?
I don't want to imagine a sim without it.


I'm just happy to be back online with mates again. Love this sim. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

96th_Nightshifter
08-22-2005, 01:28 AM
Welcome back!!!
Totally agree on the recording feature, though the best sorties always seem to be the ones where you forget to record, well that's how it is for me anyhoo.

dazza9806482
08-22-2005, 01:33 AM
I know what u mean about long absences, I had a shot on Greatergreen at the weekend

i hadnt played online for weeks....

not usually very good anyway, but this time I was simply prey.

one pass by a 109 and suddenly he was behind me, I was in a 51 and decided to dive and perform a fast break to shake him.

he held the dive as I twisted and bucked, until finally at around 600kph I sharply rolled inverted and ripped my wing off with a turn.

'FOR FECKS SAKE' i typed... 'I thought the 51's wing held until 650kph'

then i meekly shuffled off...

track wouldnt have helped me there



but I do agree, usually tracks are an extremely useful aid to flying and combat. In fact my new convert mate wasnt even aware of the feature and already loved the game.

then i intimated that he could record our sorties and watch them back. 'WOW!'

then i showed him the time slow function 'CLASS!'

so from now on our dogfights become challenged to see who can inflict the most embaressing kill or avoid another botched landing.

in fact we should probably release a compendium of gash flying....

JG54_Arnie
08-22-2005, 02:05 AM
Tracks are indeed great! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Ankanor
08-22-2005, 02:18 AM
to answer your original question, without tracks, we would have 10:1 ratio of kill claims to reality ratio http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Much like 60 years ago.

krmichal
08-22-2005, 02:38 AM
Maybe someone could share some nice online tracks? I always like to watch how good pilots fly, since I'm a bad one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-22-2005, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by krmichal:
Maybe someone could share some nice online tracks? I always like to watch how good pilots fly, since I'm a bad one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Agreed. I love watching tracks. Especially if there's a specific encounter or it was a competition. I'd also like to suggest (for those able) to convert some of their tracks to .mpeg or some other more universal format to facilitate watching on a "non-FB+PF" machine.


TB

Monson74
08-22-2005, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by krmichal:
Maybe someone could share some nice online tracks? I always like to watch how good pilots fly, since I'm a bad one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Agreed. I love watching tracks. Especially if there's a specific encounter or it was a competition. I'd also like to suggest (for those able) to convert some of their tracks to .mpeg or some other more universal format to facilitate watching on a "non-FB+PF" machine.


TB </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There was a program which could do just that but I forgot what it was... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Kuna15
08-22-2005, 01:09 PM
Tracks are good, we can watch them and correct our flying accordingly. Also they got some kind of attractiveness, you can watch fly-by externals you name it. Also it can be used for producing good videos.

All in all excellent feature.