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raaaid
06-27-2005, 12:20 PM
i have noticed that when you go in a group is much easier to score and when you go solo you usually find a group who shoots you down

is there anybody who goes solo and gets high scores in war clouds what tactics do you use?

lbhskier37
06-27-2005, 12:33 PM
If you want to get kills in warclouds flying solo, get in a stuka. If you can master maneuvering from the gunner position while useing the mouse with your left hand to shoot, you can rack up tons of kills on P51s and Spits that think they can just camp right on your butt and shoot. As a bonus if you are flying the D5 or G2 versions, if they overshoot and you can get your guns on them, they are toast. Me and one of my squad buddies used to do this all the time and have a blast laughing at all the P51s smoking and crashing into the ground.

WWSensei
06-27-2005, 12:40 PM
Pilots in WW2 found the same thing to be true.

The day of the Lone Wolf died back in WWI. The fact that it is still used in virtual wars and servers is one reason I find arguments over flight model accuracy down to ridiculous degrees are moot when ******* tactics are used.

If you want to survive in servers like Warclouds learn to play with others. Don't need a squad just get on the provided TS channels and let your team know where and what you are doing and you can have help as well.

VW-IceFire
06-27-2005, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by raaaid:
i have noticed that when you go in a group is much easier to score and when you go solo you usually find a group who shoots you down

is there anybody who goes solo and gets high scores in war clouds what tactics do you use?
I only fly solo missions on WarClouds as low altitude bomber interdiction runs attacking targets at lowest possible altitude with the biggest payloads possible and then returning to base very quickly. This is something Mosqutio pilots would do often, except at night.

As for fighter vs fighter techniques. Its all teamwork. Solo pilots get shot down in droves.

Aeronautico
06-27-2005, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Solo pilots get shot down in droves.

I can confirm this statement firsthand. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

SlickStick
06-27-2005, 02:27 PM
Flying solo in Full Real is not conducive to large amounts of success. With no one to watch your blind spots and you watching theirs, it's much easier to get bounced when you don't even know it's coming.

As stated above, jump on the provided TS channel of the side you are on and you'll find other solo and squadron pilots that will fly with you to engage the enemy. Sometimes, you will have a different wingy for each sortie (depends who is spooling up at the same time), but I've found most eager to help.

As I haven't been in a squadron for years, I went into the Zeros vs P-40 server a couple of months back and found many willing wingmen who were kind enough to team-up with me and we had much success watching out for each other.

It's the part of Full Real that I like the most. The "feeling" of actually being on a sortie and constantly scanning the skies for inbound bogeys, listening to radio chatter to find the action or help out M8s in trouble and the thrill of working together with someone to take out bogeys like they did in WWII. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Chivas
06-27-2005, 02:35 PM
What works best for me is high speed passes through the furballs stealing kills. Then when you get a couple on your six, just run for home screaming like a little girl. All the while calling for help from the guys you just stole kills from. It doesn't alway work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Lixma
06-27-2005, 02:43 PM
I fly alone almost always...I just prefer looking after myself. I'll give a '6' call if I see someone in bother and help if I can but generally I go looking for my own trouble.

Saying that, though, as Slick mentioned, hearing the radio chatter over coms can be one of the most immersive elements of the game. You'll hear the initial banter, then comes the visual....and then all hell breaks loose. Colourful language combined with grown men screaming like girls followed by hysterical laughter as a well planned action deteriorates into farce. Great stuff!

Loki-PF
06-27-2005, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Chivas:
What works best for me is high speed passes through the furballs stealing kills. Then when you get a couple on your six, just run for home screaming like a little girl. All the while calling for help from the guys you just stole kills from. It doesn't alway work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Oh...That's you!?!?

Diablo310th
06-27-2005, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Chivas:
What works best for me is high speed passes through the furballs stealing kills. Then when you get a couple on your six, just run for home screaming like a little girl. All the while calling for help from the guys you just stole kills from. It doesn't alway work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I thought I was the only one wo did that Chivas. Guess Blue has you and Red has me. LOL

ImpStarDuece
06-27-2005, 05:10 PM
If you fly solo, fly high and don't turn!

Seriously, you can do well flying on your own if your are HIGHLY disciplined. That means climbing well above the battle height, keeping your eyes open, engaging when you have the advantage and evaing when you don't.

TAke a 190 or a P-47. It goes against their usual norms but I can do quite well in them by myself. Curise at 6000m, pick of the solo flyers below you and make high speed passes at any groups that outnumber you.

Play it very safe and very smart. Altitude gives you an energy advantage and the possibility to disengage when you need to.

AerialTarget
06-27-2005, 06:22 PM
How do you see them? Even when I see tracers, I cannot see the airplanes right behind them. I can be staring directly at the source of a stream of tracers below me, and never see a dot at any zoom. I simply cannot see anything below me. In fact, I have never spotted an enemy below the horizon unless he was firing or over a cloud.

Hrdina
06-29-2005, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by AerialTarget:
How do you see them? Even when I see tracers, I cannot see the airplanes right behind them. I can be staring directly at the source of a stream of tracers below me, and never see a dot at any zoom. I simply cannot see anything below me. In fact, I have never spotted an enemy below the horizon unless he was firing or over a cloud.
You aren't kidding. I have only been flying online for a couple of months now, and not very frequently at that. My vision must not be very good, as the only consistent way I have found to identify other aircraft is that they are (probably) enemy if they shoot at me.

BSS_CUDA
06-30-2005, 06:54 AM
do what most solo pilots do, vulch!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif then you get chased by 25 reds or blues and either get blown out of the air or chute killed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif and then your kicked and someone that flys team tactics can join and make the game more of a challenge. I hate it when I'm on coms and someone is flying infront of me about to get turned into confetti by the 108's or I've got someone on my 6 and need help and some ***** who is nearby isnt on coms and I cant either get help from them or give help to them. there are a great group of guys on red coms to fly with, dunno bout you blue b@stards coms http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif there are 3 unwritten rules for flying on WC.

1. dont fly solo, you wont live long.
2. dont kill steal, you wont live long, either your teammates will shoot you down to get you kicked, or when you get introuble you'll get no help.
3. dont vulch, base raids are ok, but a single vulcher isnt

geetarman
06-30-2005, 08:00 AM
True aerial team work really doesn't exist on WC, at least on the red side when I'm around. Yes, guys fly and fight together, which helps ALOT. However, red scores (particularly US planes) would soar if red had the discipline to fly in flights of 4 broken into two-man elements.

Stick to those elements when fighting, and scores would rise. It's very hard to do however, due to a whole host of reasons.