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JSG72
06-13-2008, 05:42 PM
Since buying IL2 on its first inception. I have never had the urge to fly "Online". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I have been invited, on many occasion.
However I have never thought myself good enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

I fly "Blue" All of the time. mostly with the FW.190A-8 with; Sturmjaeger armament/colours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I fly As real as I suppose. Cockpit with Speedbar but not FEM. I fly No icons or padlock real ammo/fuel

Can this be arranged on Servers? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

My worst fear is that I will meet up with folks flying F4Us or Zeros with all their mates and made out with big jaggy teeth. Or something or other, way beyond historical accuracy

Is this likely?

I also don't have a clue about "Teamspeak"?

Due, for a ripping?

blairgowrie
06-13-2008, 05:56 PM
Why not join the UBI Zoo Friday night coops?

I can help you set up Teamspeak. I can also send you a document that outlines all the steps and will meet with you when you want.

There is no such thing as "not good enough". The perps that fly every Friday night are first class gents. The only riff raff allowed is yours truly. They will protect you from marauding Spitfires....... some of the time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Seriously, on line is a big step up and well worth it.

JSG72
06-13-2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I was spurred on by the rejuvinating thread.

I could see me, in there. (Must try harder.)

jayhall0315
06-13-2008, 06:30 PM
Hello JSG 27,
Dont worry about it, just like in real life, there is an entire bell curve of flyers online and many of them will be worse than you.

If you are new to the online scene, try this guide:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2751038856


Cheers,
Jay

mortoma
06-13-2008, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by JSG72:
Since buying IL2 on its first inception. I have never had the urge to fly "Online". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I have been invited, on many occasion.
However I have never thought myself good enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

I fly "Blue" All of the time. mostly with the FW.190A-8 with; Sturmjaeger armament/colours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I fly As real as I suppose. Cockpit with Speedbar but not FEM. I fly No icons or padlock real ammo/fuel

Can this be arranged on Servers? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

My worst fear is that I will meet up with folks flying F4Us or Zeros with all their mates and made out with big jaggy teeth. Or something or other, way beyond historical accuracy

Is this likely?

I also don't have a clue about "Teamspeak"?

Due, for a ripping? Any time I fly online, which is rare, I find there are dozens of lousy pilots that are probaby way worse than you are. Some can't even take off straight down the runway. You have nothing to worry about in most cases. Try it and you'll see what I mean. There are a minority of good pilots, but that's no bog deal.

Bearcat99
06-13-2008, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by JSG72:
Since buying IL2 on its first inception. I have never had the urge to fly "Online". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I have been invited, on many occasion.
However I have never thought myself good enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif
I fly "Blue" All of the time. mostly with the FW.190A-8 with; Sturmjaeger armament/colours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I fly As real as I suppose. Cockpit with Speedbar but not FEM. I fly No icons or padlock real ammo/fuel
Can this be arranged on Servers? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif
My worst fear is that I will meet up with folks flying F4Us or Zeros with all their mates and made out with big jaggy teeth. Or something or other, way beyond historical accuracy
Is this likely?
I also don't have a clue about "Teamspeak"?
Due, for a ripping?

Online is fun... I suggest that you go for coops... a bit more fun.. less of a free for all. Hit the Nugget's Guide in my sig.

Skycat_2
06-13-2008, 10:56 PM
I'd rank the first night I ever connected to an online server in IL-2 FB as one of the most exhilerating computer gaming moments of my life. I remember that first adrenealine rush of nervous energy from knowing that real, live people were evaluating my actions and trying to outthink/outfly me. I haven't played much online since then but I always enjoyed the dynamic and communal aspects of multiplayer.

If you don't mind getting shot down a lot then there is nothing to be afraid of.

foxyboy1964
06-13-2008, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by JSG72:
Since buying IL2 on its first inception. I have never had the urge to fly "Online". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I have been invited, on many occasion.
However I have never thought myself good enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

I fly "Blue" All of the time. mostly with the FW.190A-8 with; Sturmjaeger armament/colours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I fly As real as I suppose. Cockpit with Speedbar but not FEM. I fly No icons or padlock real ammo/fuel

Can this be arranged on Servers? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

My worst fear is that I will meet up with folks flying F4Us or Zeros with all their mates and made out with big jaggy teeth. Or something or other, way beyond historical accuracy

Is this likely?

I also don't have a clue about "Teamspeak"?

Due, for a ripping?

UTTER TOSH!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif...only joking mate, only joking. I've been playing this game for about 4 yrs now and I've never flown online either.

Why not? Well, I tend to think that servers will be set to cloudtype=1 with lots of ground activity etc and my old rig won't handle it.

I must admit, I would love to join the ubizoo server and play on a Friday night, but I don't have teamspeak and playing online means having AVG and Zone Alarm running in the background which would slow things down even more.

If you've got a rig that could deal with all of that then my advice would be get on there. I think it would be great fun.

BTW, I always fly Fockes too, although I couldn't fly on your side http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif. Joke.

K_Freddie
06-14-2008, 12:16 AM
Come on, join and get turned into cannon-fodder, it's great fun learning the minimum height that you need to bail at... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Come on and 'pay your dues'... like the rest of us. There will be others, and then it'll be your turn to do the shooting.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

TinyTim
06-14-2008, 12:27 AM
Come on lads, you don't have only one life online, so what's the problem?

If you are afraid embarassing yourself, don't be, you won't. If it makes you feel better, use a random nick... there is plenty of those left as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Online is whole another world of this sim. Come and see it for yourself. It might not be your cup of tea (although that's not likely http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif), but it's certainly worth trying.

DD_crash
06-14-2008, 03:24 AM
Hello there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Why not try the DangerDogz (http://www.dangerdogz.com/)? Several new members have joined with not much experience and are being help by squad mates. Well worth a try and they wont shoot at you if you have your lights on (well mostly) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Taylortony
06-14-2008, 03:55 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by foxyboy1964:
but I don't have teamspeak and playing online means having AVG and Zone Alarm running in the background which would slow things down even more.
QUOTE]

Right click on the Zonealarm icon in the tool bar then select Game mode, it stops Zonealarm being a problem whilst allowing it to run, AVG is ok, though AVG 8 is a cpu use freak

I can run and play this well online on this PC which is a 2 gig pentium 4 with a gig of memory and a 6800? card, true it can struggle at flack, but i simply take it off perfect mode for situations like that........... you will be ok, first time I played online I was full of trepidation and 10 mins in thought WOW...WOW...WOW...WTF have I been doing all this time avoiding this........... DO IT, you will find out once and for all if you can run it ok online and will not look back...... Online in my opinion makes this game rock..

blairgowrie
06-14-2008, 06:32 AM
@Foxyboy.

What are your computer specs mate? Some of my squad are flying with some pretty old stuff. And once you get the on line bug you will want to upgrade. I should know, I do it all the time.

Teamspeak is easy to set up. I can send you a set-up guide for it.

SeaFireLIV
06-14-2008, 08:05 AM
JSG72, you`re being FAR too critical of yourself. You need to realise that no one is watching you and making life changing decisions on you. No one knows you from Adam. You`re just another online flying gamer.

I was never really nervous going online for the 1st time because.

1, You`re hidden under a callsign.

2, It`s not real. It`s a game, even if a simulation .

Also none of us are holier than thou experts, sure, we know the basic routines and can now shoot aircraft, sure, we can take on a rookie and beat him, but we all started as a noob once and got shot down a zillion times. I remember my first online kill came after 2 WEEKS of online flying, before that I was always being shot down. No shame, but then again, no one noticed, no one cared. I was just an insignificant noob.

Just go there and fly.

I guess you should come on the ubizoo server since we are a good bunch and we`ll go on you a lot easier than Hyper lobby and we know you a little.

Once online , never be afraid to ask if you don`t know how. Better to say than faff around.

I guest the most unnerving part is actually talking on TS. It was for me when I spoke online about 8 years ago, but once again, you get used to it.

Don`t think too much, just join.

You`ll still have weather being shot down numerous times though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VW-IceFire
06-14-2008, 08:11 AM
If you:

1) Can take off 50% of the time or better

2) Generally do not shoot down your own pilots 50% of the time or better

3) Know the keys to press and can type in the chat bar

Then you're more than capable of being online...given that many online pilots don't measure up to those 3 points http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also which servers you fly on make the difference. Depends on what you want. Casual swirling dogfights, more realistic long distance flying, objective based scenarios with more team based flying, etc. There are severa that cater to different interests.

Get on there...have a look around. The only thing I can say is that make sure you have no problems flying red or blue teams. When you join a server you should check to see if teams are even...if they aren't you should choose the team with the least number of players. If you're uncomfortable flying Allied or Axis or something like that...then that can be a problem in many servers.

Other than that...get on, have fun, enjoy and if you're into it...get TeamSpeak running. Its weird at first but its really just like talking on the phone.

SeaFireLIV
06-14-2008, 08:20 AM
Like Icefire says.

I would just like to add that your concern is a good sign. most kids usually go straight online not knowing even how to start the engine. We were actually on the runway in fighters and the kid infront typed up `How do I start the engine?`

Can you believe that?

Or they immediately shoot anything (friend or foe) that moves.

So many do not even think enough to know basic online procedeures. the fact that you have some concerns and we all know you can take off and fly means that you`ll be fine.

Mercwolf2
06-14-2008, 08:30 AM
~S~

If you need an online experience in a friendly environment and you are worried about your skill level, Why not try Joint-Ops. You will meet new people, some of whom you develop friendships with, who have skill sets similar to yours. Joint-ops will help you with your flying skills, help you set up teamspeak, and introduce you to online flying. I have attached a link.

http://www.joint-ops.com/

Zeus-cat
06-14-2008, 09:10 AM
SeaFireLIV beat me too it. It's a game, you are using a callsign, and if you don't enjoy it you don't have to do it again.

Get Teamspeak though, it really helps tp talk to others when playing online. I also recomment coops as they are more forgiving than dogfights.

Whenever playing onlie try to even out the sides so that not all the humans are flying just blue or red. That means yo may fly in an aircaft you don't normally fly, but that is part of the fun.

strider1
06-14-2008, 09:15 AM
Don't walk or run, "FLY" to Joint-Ops for what is probably the best way to climb the learning curve in all aspects of flying IL2, including setting up your rig, combat and teamwork. It saved me months, if not years, of flopping around getting a handle on things. Going online is as familiar as watching a vid.

You'll be thinking, "Why didn't I do this long ago?".

Best of luck, m8!

Strider1

Airmail109
06-14-2008, 09:57 AM
There are so many n00bs online youll soon get a kill.

SeaFireLIV
06-14-2008, 09:59 AM
So, Aimail, on a slightly different track, will we see you on the Ubizoo server? Since it was your idea, you should at least visit once.

H-Rebel
06-14-2008, 10:07 AM
After reading this thread I took my balls in hand and flew online and was suprised how well I went. I flew a Bf-109f and shot one guy down as he was trying to line up somone else (always check six when you are about to shoot!)
I then got the crap shot out of me, oil on my screen and holes through my wings, but my low flying skills (LOMAC A10 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif) won me the battle as I skimmed over the trees kicking left and right rudder while rolling inverted over hills. I heard a loud boom and looked behind me to see my foe eating dirt!
It was real fun and if you can fly offline alright you'll have no trouble, also I was not the only newbie on that server so I didn't feel bad... untill I repeadetly crashed my He-111 trying to take off on the short bumpy AF http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

general_kalle
06-14-2008, 11:01 AM
no reason to be Scared.
unlike our real counterparts nothing happens with you when you get shot down, Well...you might get a little frustrated but apart from that you just need to hit Refly and you are up again.

a good idea is to ask somebody to wait for you and then fly together with him. I do that alot since i feel it increases my chances of suviving.
to planes are dubble as effektive as a single lone one.

MB_Avro_UK
06-14-2008, 02:40 PM
@JSG72

Check your PMs please.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Ollivaan
06-14-2008, 03:48 PM
Hi! I flew my first flights online several days ago. I've pleen playing offline maybe 3 years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I was excited to see how well others are flying and i was very surprised that i wasn't so bad at all. In this moment I have about 20 online kills in dogfight servers and i've been shot down only a few times. My hint is that you should climb a lot and get a altitude advantage over opposing players. It sounds too simple to work but actually it works nicely.

DuxCorvan
06-15-2008, 05:37 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I find there are dozens of lousy pilots (...) Some can't even take off straight down the runway.

Just like me. Seven years on this and I can't take off or land without getting out of the runway... How to do it without pedals? Twisting sticks are too sensitive and you're always overcompensating (you find yourself doing zig-zag runs). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

DD_crash
06-15-2008, 06:15 AM
Hi Dux,why not try joy control to tame the sensitivity?

foxyboy1964
06-15-2008, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
...though AVG 8 is a cpu use freak.

It certainly is TT. I installed it a few weeks ago and have regretted ever since.


Originally posted by Blairgowrie:
Teamspeak is easy to set up. I can send you a set-up guide for it.

I'll take you up on that offer once I get a faster rig BG http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.

My current rig is...
S939 3500+
1 gig RAM
X850 grfx card

It plays the game well offline, at Excellent settings, but if I was to run Teamspeak, AVG, ZA and cope with lag I think it would grind to a halt. I'm planning a new build within a few months anyway, and I reckon the ubizoo server will be a long term feature.

DD_crash
06-15-2008, 07:53 AM
My current rig
939 Opty 148 2.4GHz
2gig ram
7950GT
WinXP
Avg 8
Zone Alarm
TeamSpeak&Ts overlay.
Works OK http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Major.Snacko
06-15-2008, 07:55 AM
Originally posted by JSG72:
I have been invited, on many occasion.
However I have never thought myself good enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif
Hi JSG72,

I too, never flew online until last January. I have learned a lot and it's not big deal really.

If it would help you, I would be happy to host a coop with just the two of us to get you started and answer any questions. Just PM me if you are interested in this.

Snacko

JSG72
06-15-2008, 10:16 AM
Well! Got the HL. Tried to enter But got rejected because I have 4.09b.

Are their any 4.09b servers or do I have to remove and go back yo 4.08?

Geez was getting all exited for a minute.

blairgowrie
06-15-2008, 10:20 AM
All you need is Monty 13's switcher and you are all set. You can switch between 4.08m and 4.09m easily. There is no server patch for 4.09m yet which is why HL are all using 4.08m

rnzoli
06-15-2008, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by JSG72:
Geez was getting all exited for a minute. Oh, no wrries, lots of exitement is going to wait for you.

But to avoid disappointment, make sure to fly on servers/co-ops with difficulty settings you are familiar with. I personally did some stupid things in the beginning of my online venture:
- flew with cockpit on, wondering how the opponenents pull so marvelous shots - they were flying cockpit off http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
- flew with regularly checking my six o'clock - failing to realize that the minimap was on for all aircraft, they just looked at the map all the time

So in any case, make sure the check the difficulty switches, otherwise the first experience will be bitter.

You will probably notice the following things online:
- human pilots are more agressive in attack or defense, far less predictable than ANI
- (most) human pilots shoot much better than average AI
- everything happens much faster than in off-line missions, the chat line is filled with lots of messages, hard to grasp what is going on


So instead of trying to test your skills (and then blame yourself failing), devote a bit of time just getting the atmosphere. Join the server, but watch the messages a bit, read the brief, join TS and listen in. No need to say much, just watch. Then spawn, look around a bit, and watch what others are doing. Follow others into the battle instead of going on your own. Circle the huge furball before going in.

While the above part is certainly not th emorst glamorous part of an online career, it will help you enjoy it later on much better, because you will know what is happening and why.

blairgowrie
06-15-2008, 10:54 AM
Foxboy. I agree with Crash. Your rig should be able to run the game just fine on line even with TS. Are you also using a hardware router? There should be enough protection from it to be able to shut off ZA and possibly AVG too.

Taylortony
06-15-2008, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by foxyboy1964:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
...though AVG 8 is a cpu use freak.

It certainly is TT. I installed it a few weeks ago and have regretted ever since.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, reading an article on PPrune, although they do not say as much AVG are still supporting the older version till the end of the year, so you could go back to it.

Swivet
06-15-2008, 10:58 AM
However I have never thought myself good enough. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

I fly "Blue" All of the time. mostly with the FW.190A-8 with; Sturmjaeger armament/colours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I fly As real as I suppose. Cockpit with Speedbar but not FEM. I fly No icons or padlock real ammo/fuel

Can this be arranged on Servers? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

My worst fear is that I will meet up with folks flying F4Us or Zeros with all their mates and made out with big jaggy teeth. Or something or other, way beyond historical accuracy

Is this likely?

I also don't have a clue about "Teamspeak"?

Due, for a ripping?



LOL.I feel your pain, at first i was a bit intimidated about getting shot down and my ego just wasn't having it!...But then i joined one of those DF servers and yes i got shot down.No biggy, just hit refly. After a while it was almost like second nature. "Spawn, Fly, Shoot, Crash, Spawn, Fly, Shoot, Crash! It got sooo monotonous, it didn't matter anymore to me if i got shot down, I basically wasn't having fun...Then i moved to coops and campaign missins, joined a squad...Now i play online more than ever.
Teamspeak is a must as well, it's pretty easy to set up and there's plenty of help to do so. And with the right bunch of guys it's almost like really being a WW2 pilot when you all can collaborate and communicate in a professional manner, there's nothing like it!...Besides we have lots of laughs in teamspeak, and i have met a great bunch of guys there, and somenights i've laughed so hard i've been in tears and we still manage to maintain our professionalism and cover each other in flight. Amazing that a sim can bring together total strangers like a family...SO dont be scared of flying online, you may like what you find!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Somebody also posted this link (http://files.filefront.com/IL2+Dogfighting+Final+32pdf/;10610749;/fileinfo.html)for dogfighting online http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JSG72
06-15-2008, 10:58 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifrnzoli.

It would appear I nead this switcher. I don't want to backup my files as FB. Takes up nearly half of my 74GB. raptor harddrive. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

DuxCorvan
06-15-2008, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by DD_crash:
Hi Dux,why not try joy control to tame the sensitivity?

Hum, I'll try that, but I'm not confident. Seems like I'm quite lousy handling a joystick... on the other side, I'm disciplined, supportive, quite a good shot and I use E wisely... but RTB is always a source of anxiety for me... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

About online...

I dislike the arrogant attitude of some guys and the childish, crazy things ppl do to gather points and show off, instead of acting like a team or 'simulating' a real situation where getting back home and protecting your comrades are important.

I'd like to be in some coops, but my lack of taxi/take-off/formation/landing skills, and the fact most squadrons play at hours unsuitable for me -I'm European and work many hours in the morning and early afternoon- makes it difficult for me to enter one.

So, it's offline for me. And it would be great, if not for the lousy 'warping' AI and the Robocop gunners.

DD_crash
06-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Hello again, IF you take it easy & IF you use the external view (occasionally) its not too bad. Externals are allowed on the Dogz server so why not fly with us? PS I and quite a few others are UK/Europe and we have a couple of members in Spain & Portugal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif PPS why not try the Friday evening UbiZoo bash?

JSG72
06-15-2008, 12:13 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But how can I get on, with 4.09b installed?

Honestly! I'll try anything now. I really want to go Online. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

badatit
06-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by JSG72:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But how can I get on, with 4.09b installed?

Honestly! I'll try anything now. I really want to go Online. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif
Go here
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3305
get the file, and follow the instuctions...goodluck

JSG72
06-15-2008, 02:24 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Badatit. 'tis on its way.

Yo! I'll be online and another score/kill for you guys in no time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Won't be tonite though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

DuxCorvan
06-15-2008, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by DD_crash:
Hello again, IF you take it easy & IF you use the external view (occasionally) its not too bad. Externals are allowed on the Dogz server so why not fly with us? PS I and quite a few others are UK/Europe and we have a couple of members in Spain & Portugal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif PPS why not try the Friday evening UbiZoo bash?

Hum, I may give a try to that, he he... Friday evening, isn't it? OK, I'll PM you this week for further instruction... Thank you, m8. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Well, if nothing gets in the way, i.e., women & booze. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Women and booze! You will fit right in Dux.

arthursmedley
06-15-2008, 04:28 PM
Foxyboy, Dux and JSG;
Never flown online...good heavens! Its what makes this sim so extraordinary. Nothing beats it.

Until last month I'd been flying this thing for 5 years on an AMD xp2, Geforce5900 and just about 1 gig of some dodgy old ram, with track ir. Just turn the settings down as you'll soon find that eyecandy is one of the last things you'll be worrying about online!

Do not worry about getting shot down, no one else will and no one will care. Just hit refly and rejoin the circus.

And dogfight servers can be a great laugh. Try UK dedicated 1. They just put targets far apart, gives you time to sort yourself out and are very well run by their admins. and always seem to have a good crowd on.

If youre' used to flying with pit on then you'll find it a piece of the proverbial.
Then get on the full-switch servers and you'll realise what a lot of bollox all these flame wars about the performance or turning circle of aircraft x versus aircraft y is.
It's all about seeing your enemy first then creeping up behind him and blowing his brains out. Ruthless, just like the reality.

I only have one 'game' on my pc and its this and the only other one likely to find its way onto my harddrive will be its successor. Online is just so addictive.

And now just a quick technical question about switchers.
Since playing the Ubizoo co ops this last fortnight I cant help noticing that periodically BlairGowrie's wife brings him a glass of whisky whilst he's flying.

Is there a 'switcher' which would enable my wife to render me the same service instead of the mild abuse I get at the moment?

Any help on this greatfully received http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

blairgowrie
06-15-2008, 04:53 PM
Oh Arthur! Your reference to the whisky switcher is classic.

I keep telling my squad that we should periodically switch wives just so we can appreciate the ones we have.

For anybody who is a bit nervous about flying with us, keep in mind a couple of things. I am the worst pilot in the group and know my limitations. Any kill I get is that much sweeter. I set the minimum standard for the group and will cling to that dubious honour. When I feel completely worthless, I go as a gunner to some super duper ace and feed off his kills. I have no ego.

I also lie a lot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Mercwolf2
06-15-2008, 05:35 PM
~S~

I look forward to seeing you online. Hope you will enjoy your experience. I fly with a group of guys who have flown sims for 8-10 years and I have flown maybe for 2. I realize I am not the best pilot and make alot of mistakes but I try to learn from them. (I must have my MBA by now). I usually play bait for my squad, they perch up high waiting to pounce as I flounder on the deck drawing the unsuspecting prey to their demise. Do not get too frustrated and I hope you enjoy getting your first kill as it is a very exhilarating experience.

Regards,
Merc2WolfXo

DD_crash
06-29-2008, 12:19 PM
Hello Dux has BG been in touch?
Please do try Dangerdogz http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif we can help you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Wolkenbeisser
07-01-2008, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Just like me. Seven years on this and I can't take off or land without getting out of the runway... How to do it without pedals? Twisting sticks are too sensitive and you're always overcompensating (you find yourself doing zig-zag runs). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

I recommend you the following steps to get online and to learn take-off/landing/taxi:

1. Look for a (one!) friendly (skilled) Pilot who is willing to help you (many would be happy to "be" the flight teacher for a few hours). Let's call him Joe.

2. Let Joe start a self-built, password-protected coop-mission in hyperlobby (a very easy one, or one without enemies), only for you two.

3. Practise with Joe. Whenever somethint isn't working as it - in your opinion - should, ask him how he does it. Maybe he knows tricks you couldn't think of until now.

4. As soon as you feel better (sicherer) load more challenging missions.

5. As soon you feel cofortable with basics (flying, fighting) join a dogfightserver together with Joe. You (two) will be hunters, not prey.

Takeing off "straight":

You can even use keys (!) to take off in a straigt line. But there are some important things to do/keep in mind.

1. Know in wich direction your prop is spinning (pilots view)

2. Set ruddertrim 20 - 30 Klicks in the opposite direction of the pulling force (for ex. P-51 set Trim to right)

3. Lock tail wheel (be sure you're in the runway axis first)

4. Increase throttle gentle. the pulling force is stronger at the beginning of the run, because there is no "wind" around your plane forcing your plane going straight. It's no problem to use only half throttle until the tailwheel comes off the ground. then you can advance full throttle (because the plane already has some stabilizing speed)

5. If you have enough luck, you did a ruddertrim, that compensates the pull to the side completly. But that depends on how much and how fast you advance the throttle. If you have less luck you have only to compensate the rest of the pulling force, that is not taken by the trim. Vary your trimsettings with different aircraft.

Sorry, if my english isn't perfekt. It's not my home language (I'm from Europe too - Switzerland).

Good luck and many straight take-off's

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