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msalama
10-05-2007, 05:46 PM
http://war.by-airforce.com/

...is just effing great. If you don't participate, then at least do yourself a favor and watch my sordid person a.k.a. RBD_Make getting his a*se handed to him every which way imaginable!

No but really, if coops are your thing then it doesn't really get much better than this IMO. Highly recommended!

Waldo.Pepper
10-05-2007, 06:22 PM
If I only had the time to play online again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

major_setback
10-05-2007, 07:30 PM
How do you play it online? At Hyperlobby?

DKoor
10-05-2007, 07:38 PM
Use XFire. It's great.

msalama
10-07-2007, 11:16 PM
I use Hyperlobby, which seems to work well and has its own AW subroom w/ plenty of slots.

Check the link I posted and read the rules before playing however. You f.ex. have to register and join a squad (well that's optional IIRC but still recommended), etc. But still, as highly recommended as it was during Friday night w/ a couple of beers under my belt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

F19_Orheim
10-08-2007, 01:12 AM
This is a very nice online war indeed. I wish I has time too fly it more often. The downside with these online wars, is that it takes forever for a mission to start

First a guys has to host, then one (or two) other guys need to create a mission, then there must be enough people who join that particular mission (6x6 at least) then 10-15 minutes before everyone has pressed "fly"...

A typical mission would take 1-1 1/2 hour - with maybe 5 minutes of combating - realistic yes, but when time is scarce you don't want to wait that long http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But when time (and mood) allows me to fly, I certainly do. Very nice indeed.

PS. If you decide to be a "planner" of a mission, be SURE to ask for permission to your side's HW forum (RED or BLUE). Here you can read the major strategical objectives for that day. If you plan a mission that conflicts with the overall objective, be sure that you will first be warned and then hunted down by your HQ officials http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Manu-6S
10-08-2007, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
A typical mission would take 1-1 1/2 hour - with maybe 5 minutes of combating - realistic yes, but when time is scarce you don't want to wait that long http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


I agree. My squad love AW (I can say they are addicted to it) but I don't like to wait all that time...

Then, the last time I spend all my 109F2's ammo on 2 AI SpitVc4 (did they really fly over the channel?) and one went down, while the other chased me with smoking engine for 10 minutes... I was the only one in the server so I decided to land with all the risk...

I can't really understand how people can fly offline...

SeaFireLIV
10-08-2007, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by Manu-6S:


I can't really understand how people can fly offline...

Speed. Accessibility. No nonsense. Gets you to the war quicker. AI`s good to forget they aren`t Human... especially someone who`ll tap some whiny comment because they got shot down by you when they should say nothing cos they`re dead!

JG52Uther
10-08-2007, 03:49 AM
Yep AFW is great.thats mainly where JG52 fly these days.

KRISTORF
10-08-2007, 05:00 AM
In my opinion one of the main ways to fly online, its not a 'kill fest' of shot/die/respawn, you need to plan (mainly as a squad) what you are going to do and how you are going to do it.
You need to read the objectives as failure can effect the whole front.

Do you get involved in someone elses fight or push on to objective?
Do you hope someone comes to help you at the expense of the objective?
What mission is planned, will it save a city/sector, airfield, or will it win any of the mentioned?

I flew a 55min mission last night to protect a ground convoy in a re-supply mission, in that time I engaged (and destroyed) one F4 in a LAGG 3 (swetted a bit to do it) and saw one JU87 that I could have chased, but it would have taken me away from my objective.
In the end I landed after watching the convoy park up.
A most satisfying feeling at the end.

Anyone who has not tried AW, I suggest you do.
If you are in a squad, register and give it a go, its a blast and if you do lots of training it will show in the payback, human opposition always outhinks AI and is more a test.

Maraz_6S
10-08-2007, 05:17 AM
Yes, this online war is great, it has been running for almost 2 years now (including the test phase).

The Admins are always doing their best to keep the war well balanced, that is not simple!

Online wars IMHO are the best way of enjoying this simulation, you really think as if you were a real pilot (sort of http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) you try to do your best without losing your life (i.e. your career). Once you die you lose all your experience and medals, and start again...

Also you are involved in a battle much larger than the single mission you are flying. It's where cooperation among pilots reaches its best.

I hope that BOB will have enhanced support for online wars, such as extended logging, support for dynamic mission generation, support for parsing the missions result...

Salute to the BY guys, the good Admins of this online war, in particular my friend BY_MAGISTER and the guru of the whole thing BY_RUDY! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Maraz

BY-WEST_KIS
10-08-2007, 05:36 AM
Thanks a lot! I'm very happy to hear this words.
Welcome to our war!

Manu-6S
10-08-2007, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Speed. Accessibility. No nonsense. Gets you to the war quicker.


Dogfight servers?


Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
AI`s good to forget they aren`t Human... especially someone who`ll tap some whiny comment because they got shot down by you when they should say nothing cos they`re dead!

I disagree on this. AI IS very stupid and usually "cheats".

1) against 2 human SpitVc4s I could never win in a F2... (if the human are smart, of course)... To take them down in the mission I told you above I verified I was alone against them and then I tuned fight with them... something impossible online.

2) One of my mate died flying in a F4 in this way: faster than SpitV he was extending but didn't know that the SpitV behind him was an AI... he died because AI "cheats": instead of gaining space he was losing it...

For the guy who whine on the chat bar... all depends on what server you are flying in. In serious server the guy that you downed usually salute you with an S!. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Jaws2002
10-08-2007, 11:04 PM
Playing this game offline is like having secs.....without a women. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

No honestly, I find it to be so boring playing offline. I bought pritty much all sims i found in the last five years and the ones that died first, for me, were the ones that didn't have good online play.

For me if it wasn't the great online part of this game, i would be still playing Aces high and other older good online flight sims.
For me is the comunication and contact with others that makes it fun, on top of knowing that in the other plane i'm fighting is another human. Humans are not going to be fooled over and over again with the same trick.
Ai won't have so much fun over my botched landings. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif