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Pirschjaeger
02-28-2008, 06:08 AM
A couple years ago I was flying blue on a server. In the beginning the numbers were pretty equal but after about an hour I'd noticed the lack of balance.

I changed to the red side and grabbed a LaGG. Once I got in the air it didn't take long before I was surrounded by boggies. Luckily, I thought, these wingnuts were blind as bats.

I quicky turned on them and attacked ferociously. The first went down so quickly it seemed no one noticed. The handed the second the same deal. By the forth plane I was getting a little suspicious. Was it somehow lag? Why aren't they fighting back?

Then I saw the message that made everything painfully clear; "No teamkilling allowed!!!"

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Moral of the story? Don't forget you've changed teams. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

What really hurt is when they asked me to return to the blue side. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Ok, who's next? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Bewolf
02-28-2008, 06:10 AM
*coughcooughcoughcoughcoough*


no, that never happend to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Pirschjaeger
02-28-2008, 06:14 AM
C'mon, you know you've lost sleep over it and it's effected every aspect of your daily life.

Set yourself free. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Bewolf
02-28-2008, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
C'mon, you know you've lost sleep over it and it's effected every aspect of your daily life.

Set yourself free. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'd not know where to start! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Pirschjaeger
02-28-2008, 06:22 AM
50 pages, be sure. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
02-28-2008, 06:35 AM
I got lost and landed on the enemy airfield.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

There was no FlaK and I was coming in so selfconfident, obviously nobody doubted that P40 belonged on a German airfield... I noticed when I parked next to a 109...

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-28-2008, 06:37 AM
What's the dumbest thing you've done online?


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Feathered_IV
02-28-2008, 06:38 AM
Got paincky, dropped all my parafrags and wiped out my two escorts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

flyingloon
02-28-2008, 06:50 AM
going head on with 2 A20-G's when i thought i was closing on a diving and fleeing pair, as opposed to a climbing attacking pair... very brief, very messy. that or diving on a bomber in one of my earliest online sorties, rather efficiently taking a wing off, and then realising that it was a friendly. moral of the story? read server settings. i'd been on a server with all icons on, and thought this one was the same... oooo no.

Breeze147
02-28-2008, 06:56 AM
Making a date with a babe I met on a chat line and then, after sobering up, furiously backtracking to get out of it.

Billy_BigBoy
02-28-2008, 07:05 AM
Flying a Stuka on the east-front. In a distance I saw an aircraft attacking groundunits. Lots of tracers in the air. Because the server just had started I figured out that plane had to be a friendly attacking enemy ground-units.
But after dropping a way to big bomb on target I was banned for three days for attacking friendlies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

F19_Orheim
02-28-2008, 07:55 AM
1) Trusted AI wingman in coops

2) Thought I could hide in clouds from AI enemies in coops

3) Underestimated the P11c http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

4) continue to fly close formation (I mean CLOSE) with squadbuddies, just because it looks cool, forgetting SA

touchdown42
02-28-2008, 08:02 AM
Returning in a turning contest with a Ki27 with my Hurry I after i lost my left elevator and managed to separate

( Umph Umph Umph (sound of head hitting the desktop ) )

Mercwolf2
02-28-2008, 08:35 AM
I was flying Blue when the map changed over. Not thinking I selected a Red base and took off in my B17G. Flying to the tartget I saw 2 BF110's approaching the back end of the plane. I noticed a spitfire back there as well. I jumped into the tailgunner seat and opened fire on the 110's. I quickly disposed of one 110 and had the second one smoking which the spit and I quickly finished off. I then proceeded to target and got a message friendly plane destroyed. I assumed I had accidently hit the spit while shooting at the 110. When I got back to base after dropping my bombs and landed i realized that the 110's where on my team and the spit was an enemy and I was at -600 points. Talk about a brain cramp. Now I make sure what colour I am flying learning from my mistake

F19_Orheim
02-28-2008, 08:38 AM
ee what kind of server was that?? b17 and 110 on the same team and spit enemy??

Mercwolf2
02-28-2008, 08:50 AM
RCAF server

Mercwolf2
02-28-2008, 08:51 AM
It is set up as all planes can be selected with a few planes left out

stugumby
02-28-2008, 09:03 AM
Starting my sessions with my relentless attack strategy, usually ends up with me dying over enemy airfield, surrounded 4 to 1. Has something to do with its just a sim and im not dying for real.

Stew278
02-28-2008, 10:07 AM
Well, I feel pretty dumb every time I get bounced and shot down without even getting the chance to maneuver.

My dumbest move was probably coaxing Spitfire that had the elevator controls shot out all the way back to base, trying to land on the runway going the wrong direction, and crashing in the middle of the runway in the process. There were a bunch of friendly planes in the process of taking off that were probably a little PO'ed. Should have just bailed.

BAG.LordDante
02-28-2008, 10:21 AM
everytime i try to get just " ONE MORE " AA gun in my FW 190 and my monitor turns black http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
02-28-2008, 10:33 AM
One of my favorite things to do is take an I153 with rockets, set a 1.5sec delay and try to get some air-to-air rocket kills. Well one time I had just taken off and there were several planes attacking my base. I picked a light bomber to attack and dove after it over my airfield, thought I had a good shot and let go with all my rockets. Yep, you guessed it, managed to miss with all eight rockets and decimated all the friendlty planes trying to take off, lol. Needless to say I slunk off in shame and left the server.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Billy_BigBoy
02-28-2008, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by pehi001:
Not thinking I selected a Red base and took off in my B17G. [...] I jumped into the tailgunner seat and opened fire on the 110's.

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TheGozr
02-28-2008, 11:44 AM
I flew Spitfire ........

talengtp
02-28-2008, 12:37 PM
Flying around with my landing lights on while testing a new X52 profile.

cpt-rusty
02-28-2008, 01:48 PM
thinking i could bomb the enemy airfield defended by two salamanders in an ar-234... first they blew the control cable leaving me with only the tail to manoeuver http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif, then made my right engine fall in the water.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
as i tried to turn to *limp* back to base they followed me took their time and shot my left engine into flames... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif imagine the fireworks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

TTU_Phoenix
02-28-2008, 03:41 PM
Probably when I was flying to catch up to a teammate and failed to notice taht he had turned around to come back to me...Needless to say, the result was very messy and unfun...

SeaFireLIV
02-28-2008, 03:50 PM
Flying online (in a full real server-no icons)behind 3 109s in a spitfire, thinking I was in formation. All the time talking through comms to my squad who kept saying, "We can`t see you." and i`m saying, "I`m here, right in formation... uh oh!"

Those few seconds of panic were priceless.

Bearcat99
02-28-2008, 04:15 PM
I dont know about dumb... but bizzare... well I shot myself down... to this day I am not sure how I did it... but the message said 99th_Bearcat is destroyed by 99th_Bearcat or something like that..

I guess the dumbest thing would be when I shot down 99th_Patches trying to clear his 6. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

buzz999_077
02-28-2008, 06:13 PM
Was heading back to base and had to pee really, really bad, so I let my 7 year old take the stick with strict instructions not to engage. I came back to find him strafing my own base! LoL! Planes is planes to him I guess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. They took it well after some explaining.

coolcody77
02-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by pehi001:
RCAF server

My worst mistake was playing on the RCAF_FB.com server and expecting them to be friendly when I asked some questions. They were ignorant and quite frankly patronizing... Well I learned my lesson.

I find the folks on the Rogue-Saints server very friendly and fun to play with http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Korolov1986
02-28-2008, 06:37 PM
Hitting Crtl+E instead of bomb release.

D'oh.

Enforcer572005
02-29-2008, 12:01 AM
Mine is similar to above. I was in a big fight with my Hellhound/DangerDogz comrades one night, and I think I was trying to figure out how to activate my supercharger (or something like that).

Somebody said "hit control E", so...........

I kinda wound up on the bottom of a chute, and I still get reminded about it on a regular basis.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

cawimmer430
02-29-2008, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Flying online (in a full real server-no icons)behind 3 109s in a spitfire, thinking I was in formation. All the time talking through comms to my squad who kept saying, "We can`t see you." and i`m saying, "I`m here, right in formation... uh oh!"

Those few seconds of panic were priceless.


I bet the guys in the '109s were like:

"Uh, guys, do we have a 4th 109 on our team?" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ratsack
02-29-2008, 02:21 AM
Spawning into a full real server with my new X-45. Start engine. Check. Open canopy of Zero. Check. Flaps to take off. Check.

Sudden explosion. Bits of Ratsack everywhere.

Hmmm. Strafed.

Spawn in. Engine. Canopy. Flaps. Bang.

This time it took a friendly with me.

Hmmm. There's badies around the base...

Yes, it took me three tries to realise I had the flaps mapped to the bomb release key. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Quietly left server to play with Saitek profiler...


Ratsack

stathem
02-29-2008, 03:14 AM
After a 3-kill sortie to make a streak of 5 (when such things were important) on WC, I ran out of gas just short of the airfield. Bellied in deadstick OK, then for some unknown and pointless reason I decided to bale when the plane came to a stop, probably thinking to get to the mess bar quicker.

Unfortunately the plane hadn't actually come to a stop yet....

rnzoli
02-29-2008, 03:56 AM
Lots of.

Worst is when I collide with an already beaten, barely flying opponent http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


The other typical things also occurred to me
- accidentally turning off my engine due to typing messsages without activating the chat window first
- jamming flaps or losing aileron/rudder due to overspeed
- going for "just one more" strafing run
- underestimating an opponent "I must surely win this, no risk"
- flying around in undercarriage down with F4F and I16.

WOLFMondo
02-29-2008, 05:59 AM
One time on WC I followed someone I was flying with too closely while on a bombing run. There bombs had a bit of time delay (which they had mentioned) but I got caught in the blast and took out everything apart from the rudder and one engine. Made me feel dumb but made it back home determined not to get the guy a minus score for my own stupidity.

Oh, there was also flying with Megile. And letting Pingu pilot.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4858/il2mw051010220735c05100xg7.th.jpg (http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=il2mw051010220735c05100xg7.jpg)
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SeaFireLIV
02-29-2008, 06:13 AM
Oh yea, forgot one other...

I have (or rather had) my bail out button on the `delete` key.

I was typing on the ready screen before launch and tried to delete a letter. At that very point, the Host started the mission. My game registered a bail out and so I bailed onto the tarmac.

This was after we had had 4 restarts due to other hassles and my mistake did not make many friends!

Urufu_Shinjiro
02-29-2008, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Flying online (in a full real server-no icons)behind 3 109s in a spitfire, thinking I was in formation. All the time talking through comms to my squad who kept saying, "We can`t see you." and i`m saying, "I`m here, right in formation... uh oh!"

Those few seconds of panic were priceless.

Actually I've read of this happening several times in real life during the BoB. One guy flying hurris wrote something along the lines of "I kept wondering which squadron the stragler at the back of the formation came from, everone else in my group was ahead of me. There was the occasional sptifire that would form up when lost so we thought nothing of it. all of a sudden some one yelled "I'm hit!", I looked back to see if it was the stragler and realized the stragler was not a spit but a 109 opening fire!". That was paraphrasing from what I remember but thats pretty close to what he said, lol.

CUJO_1970
02-29-2008, 08:49 AM
I fell sound asleep flying in WarClouds one night.

Heavy_Weather
02-29-2008, 09:41 AM
accidentally folding my wings instead of dropping tail hook before landing on a carrier. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Choctaw111
02-29-2008, 10:08 AM
After having just gotten my Franken Potato CH Pro Throttle with all the extra buttons, I was flying online with my RAF squadron and we came under attack. There were 109's and 190's all over the place. As I was coming in to protect my squadron leader, I accidentally bumped (with my watch!) one of the new buttons that I had just mapped my "Toggle Engine" to. The Merlin engine shuts down at the most critical of times. My squadron leader is expecting me to clear his tail and I am quickly losing speed. Franticly I am trying to restart my engine. Over and over again this thing just will not start. Finally it does after he gets shot down. Talk about embarrassing. After I explained what had happened I remapped the key to another one that I would not accidentally bump. I did map something else to the button that I bumped, but the "function" was a lot less vital!

tjaika1910
03-01-2008, 09:32 AM
I had gotten a new stick and was taking off i a heavy sidewind. I crashed and didnt understand what happened. Next takeoff I understood I had the axes inverted. I managed to take off but it was an extremely bumpu ride and I either crashed or bailed, dont remember... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Other things is I had set up the computer for a descent offline preformance but online on big maps it had problems. When I got near an enemy aircraft in a dive, my computer froze for a second, me either miss the enemy or crash into it (esp. a bomber or two)

knightflyte
03-02-2008, 03:38 AM
I don't fly on line much at all, but on one of my ventures into the proverbial wild blue yonder I was determined not to do what I have seen a lot of other fliers do. I didn't want to floor the throttle and cut across the taxi way and landingstrip to get airborne.

So I putter the long way down taxiway to the end of the runway. I line up, set my flaps, apply throttle and rudder. The plane rolls and steadily gains speed. It starts to feel light and is ready to bounce into the air.

RUT ROO GEORGE!!!!!!! Those red and green lights aren't traffic signals. It was too late. I was mere inches off the ground and still too slow to evade the lights. I had a head on with a landing plane becasue I taxied down to the wrong end of the runway.

I can imagine a few of the explitives coming from the pilots mouth. He probably wracked up five kills and just wanted to safely land at home to collect his points.

Snodrvr
03-02-2008, 07:23 AM
Alright, but I think my confession is going to take the cake here.

There were a couple of guys doing high level formation bombing in B-25's and after a couple flights they invited me to join them for a sortie. Theres probably about 5 of us getting lined up on the runway and three or four people in escort fighters on the taxi way.

While we're sitting there the leader says he wants to get a screenshot and to hold for a second. I take the time to check my flaps but instead of hitting the flaps I hit Bombsight automation.

After the earth shattering KABOOM, there are 5 big craters on the end of our runway, and if that wasn't bad enough I hit refly in time to watch as at least 3 fighters broke their landing gear off in the craters.

I explained the mistake, and luckily made up for it with a pretty nice bomb drop the next flight.

AKA_TAGERT
03-02-2008, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Ok, who's next? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
Dumbest thing..

Hmmmm..

Has to be the time I shot down Billfish after she challenged me to a one vs. one match in my P38 vs. her Ki61..

In that now she won't talk to me anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I should have done what I always do with women..

Let them win..

Life is just ezer that way! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ImMoreBetter
03-02-2008, 08:57 AM
My first co-op. I chose a Spit VII.

I lined up second on the airstrip.

I did the responsible, I started up my engine and used the keyboard to power down.

However, I had left the throttle on my joystick at 100 from the previous flight.

The game became confused over which input to use.

I screamed "No! Ahhhh!" all the way into the tail pipe of the guy in front of me.

No one liked me much afterwards.



And the other time I tried to buzz a friendly a little too close.

Pirschjaeger
03-02-2008, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Ok, who's next? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
Dumbest thing..

Hmmmm..

Has to be the time I shot down Billfish after she challenged me to a one vs. one match in my P38 vs. her Ki61..

In that now she won't talk to me anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I should have done what I always do with women..

Let them win..

Life is just ezer that way! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rematch? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

JG52_SoraAkuma
03-03-2008, 05:59 AM
This is when I was flying with the Virtural New Zealand Air Force back in the CFS2 days.
Shooting down your wing leader, and he is the CO of the squad ( YIKES! ). I was winging him at the time and he was hot on a zero. For some reason I mistook his plane for a zero ( now that's dumb ), as he went down flamming, he said: thankyou Sora, you just shot me down. He took it really well and I made a promise to myself never to do it again, and a week later, it happened ( AGAIN! ). This time it was my XO ( Duh! ).

Xiolablu3
03-03-2008, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by BAG.LordDante:
everytime i try to get just " ONE MORE " AA gun in my FW 190 and my monitor turns black http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

I know this one very well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I am always trying to type in chat and trying to type too fast. I accidently miss the 'T' key and then type abouit 2 words really fast before I have realised.

Gear comes down, lights come on, engine stops etc. etc. and you are frantically trying to remember what you have pressed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pirschjaeger
03-03-2008, 01:21 PM
Xiolablue,

that has never happened to me........

since the last time I flew. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Choctaw111
03-03-2008, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Xiolablue,

that has never happened to me........

since the last time I flew. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Never happened to me either. Who am I kidding? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
I didn't consider THAT to be the dumbest thing I ever did though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

After I did that, from that point onward, I had EVERYTHING like that mapped to my buttons, with NO secondaries on my keyboard.

All these buttons I have with CH are INCREDIBLE, man. I LOVE this setup!!!

triad773
03-03-2008, 04:58 PM
Got online on HL, joined a coop... waited for the thing to begin. Spawned on a carrier, in Hellcats, wings folded. My wing fold toggle key didn't work! It was a new PC that I thought I had mapped all my previous controls/keys as before- I HADN'T. I sat there for what seemed like an eternity: the planes in front of me took off, then I could feel the eyes on my back as certainly the guys behind me were wondering what the heck was going on.

So I panicked- just released chocks, zipped down the deck and into the water http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Needless to say I went back and made sure after the fact those keys were set up; I could have just left the game and had AI take over the plane. Oh well.

Choctaw111
03-03-2008, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by triad773:
Got online on HL, joined a coop... waited for the thing to begin. Spawned on a carrier, in Hellcats, wings folded. My wing fold toggle key didn't work! It was a new PC that I thought I had mapped all my previous controls/keys as before- I HADN'T. I sat there for what seemed like an eternity: the planes in front of me took off, then I could feel the eyes on my back as certainly the guys behind me were wondering what the heck was going on.

So I panicked- just released chocks, zipped down the deck and into the water http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Needless to say I went back and made sure after the fact those keys were set up; I could have just left the game and had AI take over the plane. Oh well.

That must have been quite a sight! Got track? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Worf101
03-04-2008, 08:16 AM
Ohhhh...

I'd just finished a great bombing mission in a Corsair. Made a perfect trap landing. Bearcat had pranged his kite a little and was sitting next to the Island in a heap. I decided to go around him. I folded my wings, switched to externals and manuevered around him to the left.

Problem was in my noobishness I pushed the throttle forward, way forward, when I meant to pull back. Needless to say my plane went shooting down the deck like a Nitro powered Funny Car with me screaming "oh chit, oh chit, oh chit!" into the keyed mike. Of course I wound up taking a short bath at the end of carrier which was soon followed by a burial at sea.

Errr. Much laughter ensued at my expense.

Da Worfster

mortoma
03-04-2008, 09:17 AM
The dumbest thing I have ever done online?? How about fly online in the first place? I really don't like online all that much. I have better things to do than to sit an hour twiddling the old thumbs, waiting for a good Coop to start. And dogfight servers are not fun, just mindless furballs. No thanks!!

Breeze147
03-04-2008, 11:07 AM
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rnzoli
03-04-2008, 01:21 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif

Sour grape.

rnzoli
03-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Back on topic, I remember my very first SEOW mission. A nice squadron allowed me to fly with them. In exchange, I did this to them: after a very successful mission, where we avoided meeting the enemy flying superior aircraft, I managed to land literally on the top of my flight leader, as he turned off from the runway, subsequently destroying both aircraft.

To date, I cannot think of anything more embarrasing than this.

Lucius_Esox
03-04-2008, 06:12 PM
Dumbest thing..

Hmmmm..

Has to be the time I shot down Billfish after she challenged me to a one vs. one match in my P38 vs. her Ki61..

In that now she won't talk to me anymore

I should have done what I always do with women..

Let them win..

Life is just ezer that way!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Yep, gotta agree.

Funniest thing I did was watching my m8 crash on landing while I was taxiing out. He rarely plays the game and by his own admision is cr*p. He did a huge bounce straight into a couple of planes waiting to take off. Laughed so hard I slapped my keyboard,,, or to be more precise my space bar,,the one I have mapped to bail out!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif I had throttle on because I was taxiing. Sat there and watched my plane take out one of the poor guys that my m8 had just crashed into when he re-spawned..

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

JG53_Valantine
03-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Sat on a full real server in a HE111 about this time last year with 2 human gunners and 7 other HE111s in a similar state sitting slap bang in the middle of them all and accidently pressing bomb release as I power up, I got up fine as did the 4 bombers infront of me, the other 3 sadly went BOOM and said some rather nasty things about my presents I left behind on the runway!
V

MB_Avro_UK
03-04-2008, 06:31 PM
Dumbest thing for me?

Going online.

And travelled a few times to Germany to meet fellow pilots or as they say in Germany, 'FliegerKamarade'.

Seriously though, fantastic experience http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But German beer is far stronger than English beer as I found out to my cost! Does that qualify me as dumb?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Uncle_Stranger
03-05-2008, 01:11 AM
Mhm...

It was on War Clouds.
I chosed blue side and picked up the Ju-88 with
2x SC2000. While heading on runway for take-off I accidently droped the payload and killed myself and about 8 friendlies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Rattler68
03-05-2008, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Enforcer572005:
Mine is similar to above. I was in a big fight with my Hellhound/DangerDogz comrades one night, and I think I was trying to figure out how to activate my supercharger (or something like that).

Somebody said "hit control E", so...........

I kinda wound up on the bottom of a chute, and I still get reminded about it on a regular basis.
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That was me, Enforcer. You wanted to know how to check the fuel gauge, and I said "just hit ctrl-e and it'll give you your fuel state" You bit. We laughed (hard), but we don't bring it up anymore - YOU do!

Glad we can laugh about it still....now, who will we send off for a bucket of prop-wash?

For me, it's trying out dropping AB500's, setting the delay to 0, and then changing back to SC500's and blowing my *** off skip bombing ships....(forgetting to reset the delay) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LW_lcarp
03-06-2008, 01:23 AM
Dumbest thing online. Ive had a few numbskulled things happen to me.

But the one I remember the best is the time I jumped into a server with a fellow squadmate to do some DFing. Well after patroling the skys I finally see a bogie at about 9 OC low. So I wing over dive down to see whats happening.

Well I just so happens the bogie is shooting at another plane so I get on there 6 and wait for the oportunity to let em have it with all guns. Well the bogie trys to zoom climb and Im hot on there heals

I get the most beautiful shot ive ever seen and after a quick bust from my guns his wing falls off. My victim gives me a S! nice kill and it dawns on me wait im flying the same color he is.

So after apoligizing many time over for the friendly kill I always hit the S key to be sure of what color I am.

willyvic
03-06-2008, 10:47 AM
The 310th enjoys flying formation, from take off to landing. I was lead on a 4 bird flight from a carrier deck. I called chock release and started to roll. My tailhook was DOWN! We roasted weenies in the ensuing 4 plane inferno.

WV.

99th Obsidian
03-06-2008, 02:18 PM
In a recent coop, I engaged a 109 I suspected was a breather. I was in a P40 and had E on the 109. I followed him in a dive for the deck. After patiently peppering him in sissors fight for about 5 min I finally knocked out his controls and he went in. What a satisfying kill! So eager to acknowledge my foes valiant fight, I opened the chat to salute. While typing =S= a hill ran into my plane. Doh!

Urufu_Shinjiro
03-06-2008, 02:22 PM
I've had a few occasions myself to utter the words "Hey, who put that mountain there...?", lol.

DrHerb
03-06-2008, 02:56 PM
Full Real Server
Winter Map
Copius amounts of beer
BNZ'd a shadow straight into the ground.
Hung head in shame

Urufu_Shinjiro
03-06-2008, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by DrHerb:
Full Real Server
Winter Map
Copius amounts of beer
BNZ'd a shadow straight into the ground.
Hung head in shame

Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have a winner! or at the very least a weinner, lol.

rnzoli
03-06-2008, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by DrHerb:
Hung head in shame
You realised the situation quite quickly then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
When I fought my own shadow (offline), and exploded in the crash, my very first thought was "this idiot AI crashed into me in a head-on". Only the smoking crater gave me a hint "hey, wait a minute, there are no craters in the air...".
And yes, then head hung in shame, too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crucislancer
03-06-2008, 04:34 PM
I'm fortunate that I've never hit the wrong key at the wrong time, but I tend to do stupid things just the same.

In a recent (meaning in the last 30 days) DF on the Skies of Valor server, flying the Hurricane Mk I, I was on the 6 of a Mc202, at about 1000 feet. He goes into a negative G dive, and guess what stupid thing I do?

I let the guy go while I frantically hit the start engine button on my throttle. My former target comes around and hoses me down, taking out my elevator controls, which was right about the time I finally got the engine started again.

JG53_Valantine
03-07-2008, 11:40 AM
Well, I feel the need to share a stupid thing I done on HL about, oh, 10 minutes ago.....

I got in behind a P-51 whilst flying a 190A8, was about 50 meters off of him and closing as I had dived, I then decided to close my radiator and hit the wrong button - ENGINE: OFF - Fortunately the P51 didn't see me so i slipped off in my un-noticed shame.
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Manu-6S
03-08-2008, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by Uncle_Stranger:
Mhm...

It was on War Clouds.
I chosed blue side and picked up the Ju-88 with
2x SC2000. While heading on runway for take-off I accidently droped the payload and killed myself and about 8 friendlies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Mine is been continuous http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I just installed my copy of IL2 and all the utilities on my new PC (ant that time I used NewView instead of TI4).

With my friends on a FR server I was starting the engine of my Stuka (loaded with 1000SC) when after a pair of seconds we all exploded.

But nobody understtood it was my fault (nor me).

We press refly and after 10 seconds BOOM!!!

We just started to be pissed...

3th time BOOM!!! I'ts enough, we all were calling names to this unknown pilot (really I still don't understand why they didn't recognize me.)

Pissed I exit from the server and I went to bomb offline: only then I realize that setting the controls of IL2 il left the SPACE on bomb as second command (Oleg, why 2 commands for a single control? WHY???) but I was using SPACE to recenter my view on NewView...

So I finally understood...

PapaLazarou.LoG
03-08-2008, 08:04 AM
Got dragged into a turnfight against a p40 in a k4, I deserved to be powned.

crucislancer
03-08-2008, 09:15 AM
I was a meathead last night on Skies of Valor. I got in a turning fight with a Zero while flying a Wildcat. D'oh! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

NuMcA_of_CS
03-09-2008, 09:21 AM
on my first day online, second game, playing a dogfight in Pearl Harbor:
I respawned in a Ki-27 Otsu, started up the engine, opened radiator and let loose of the brakes to begin take off. When i looked in front i saw the crosshair, which had the cover on it and i could not see through it. After strangling to take off and succeeding, i finally started to gain altitude. Taking a few breaths, i tried to find out how to get the dark patch out of my way.
So, i asked everyone in the chat:
"how to enable the crosshair in a Ki-27 otsu?".

The response?: "Ctrl+E".

Seconds later i was watching my plane diving to its destruction, while i was hanging on my parachute..
That day i understood the meaning of "everything goes in love and war"...

MalaKa911
03-09-2008, 09:31 AM
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JG53_Valantine
03-09-2008, 09:36 AM
The Dumb things are running freely right now!
Last night as me and my buddies were taking off for an official mission to dive bomb an enemy convoy our rear guy dropped his bomb and set off a chain reaction -

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/JG53_Valantine/29th%20Sept%2042/il2fb2008-03-0913-02-49-65.jpg

If only I had the TS conversation recorded im sure it would reflect the disbelief and then the laughter!
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Aaron_GT
03-09-2008, 11:44 AM
Dumb things I've done...

Got target fixated and ended up colliding with the squadron leader when trying to get on the tail of a 109.

Another, on a hot day playing Warbirds my thumb slipped off the hat switch and hit one of the fire buttons, sending a burst of rounds from 8 .303s into, again, the squadron leader.

The other dumbest thing was having a bit of a brain f*rt and leading a 10 strong bomber mission in Warbirds 180 degrees the wrong direction for about 45 minutes.

Rood-Zwart
03-09-2008, 04:59 PM
I was once chasing a possible enemy for over 15 minutes until i realized it was a speck of dirt on my monitor http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif