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Skoshi Tiger
11-26-2007, 04:34 PM
Hi,

I went online for the first time last night and found it a very interesting experience http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Very different from off-line play.

I think I was killed a million times (mainly through my own mistakes) and maybe got enough hits on one guy that he bailed out to get a new plane.

I made my first carrier takeoff in a F4U and had my first stint in biplanes (with Gazza fron Sydney).

My biggest problems were

1) Interuptions (Honey, the kids are awake! Honey, the Dog needs fed! Honey, have you taken the bin out yet. Honey, What are you doing! Don't get so angry with me, I just want to talk to you!--are you on fire? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif)
2) Finding the enemy! I got into one mission where there was one guy in a FW190 and I spent twenty minutes flying around trying to find him. Then he Boommed and zoomed my and I fell to the ground in a burning twisted wreakage of my aircraft.

3) I for got to set up the response curves for multiplayer and didn't remember till afterwards!

4) My complete relyance on icons on the mini map to find an enemy

All in all It was a good way to spend an eavning and I recon I'll be back.

Maybe I can send the wife and kids to the grannies house for a night! Hmmm holidays comming up soon!

GreyFox5
11-26-2007, 04:39 PM
Just fly when everyone is sleeping!

crucislancer
11-26-2007, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Skoshi Tiger:
Hi,

I went online for the first time last night and found it a very interesting experience http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Very different from off-line play.

I think I was killed a million times (mainly through my own mistakes) and maybe got enough hits on one guy that he bailed out to get a new plane.

I made my first carrier takeoff in a F4U and had my first stint in biplanes (with Gazza fron Sydney).

My biggest problems were

1) Interuptions (Honey, the kids are awake! Honey, the Dog needs fed! Honey, have you taken the bin out yet. Honey, What are you doing! Don't get so angry with me, I just want to talk to you!--are you on fire? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif)
2) Finding the enemy! I got into one mission where there was one guy in a FW190 and I spent twenty minutes flying around trying to find him. Then he Boommed and zoomed my and I fell to the ground in a burning twisted wreakage of my aircraft.

3) I for got to set up the response curves for multiplayer and didn't remember till afterwards!

4) My complete relyance on icons on the mini map to find an enemy

All in all It was a good way to spend an eavning and I recon I'll be back.

Maybe I can send the wife and kids to the grannies house for a night! Hmmm holidays comming up soon!

LOL! I understand #1. That happens to me all the time, either my wife or the kids needing something. Saturday right after I took off my daughter, who on occasion needs some help in the bathroom, was doing the potty dance and of course needed my help. I trimmed up my crate and ran her into the bathroom. Luckly, I was still flying when I came back out, and was pointing in the opposite direction from all the action.

If you are looking for some action on HL, check out Skies of Valor (closed cockpits, external views enabled, limited icons), and the 3 UK dedicated servers (similar to above, though some options differ per server). They all have historical based missions with the proper plane sets for each mission, and the missions usually last about 60-90 minutes before going onto the next one. I've been flying on Skies of Valor alot lately, and it was fairly easy to find folks to dogfight. All are great to get some experience on, a nice balance between the pure arcade servers and the high difficulty ones like "Zekes vs Wildcats" or "Spits vs 109s".

TgD Thunderbolt56
11-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Skoshi, you gotta get on comms with some friendlies at least until you're more familiar with particular maps. Also, the most populated servers definitely do NOT have icons or minimap path on so teamspeak and rudimentary nav skills are at a premium.

Oh, and welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Billy_BigBoy
11-26-2007, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Skoshi Tiger:
2) Finding the enemy!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifLooks familiar. Sometimes I can spent a full trip with no enemy sighting at all. Take off, climb, fly around, descent and land. Just because I didn't read the briefing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Anyway, wellcome to the "real-life".

foxyboy1964
11-26-2007, 11:44 PM
"are you on fire?" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Xiolablu3
11-27-2007, 12:28 AM
A few tips :


1: Height is crucial

2: You can usually tell where the enemy will be by reading the map breif. There will be bombers and fighters around your troops and fighters protecting theirs.

3: People who know the maps and are on Teamspeak have a big advantage.

4: TrackIR on servers with no externals is a big advantage. A hat switch is clumsy and inprecise in comparison.



So dont be disheartened that you got shot down a lot, its a steep learning curve. Try and pick servers that suit your set up best and which you have the most fun on.
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sakai2005
11-27-2007, 03:40 AM
Don't get so angry with me, I just want to talk to you!--are you on fire? )

been there know the feeling lol. online is the best played with friends and comms.oh and a cold beer or two.

Skoshi Tiger
11-27-2007, 04:33 AM
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I know it will take me a while to find my feet online (especially with the interruptions) I'll get on the net tonight and look into this teamspeak program, it sound like it would be very usefull.

By the way the people who were shooting me down were a cheery bunch. I guess it was like finding a late war LW pilot. They got to bump up their scores a bit.

RED_BEAR8
11-27-2007, 05:23 AM
Dont get angry with me i just want to talk with you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Some time have to read the briefing to find the enemy and also get familiar with the map also in some servers every body fly low and is difficult to spot them.

Skoshi Tiger
11-27-2007, 05:47 AM
Originally posted by RED_BEAR8:
Dont get angry with me i just want to talk with you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Some time have to read the briefing to find the enemy and also get familiar with the map also in some servers every body fly low and is difficult to stop them.

I'll follow your advice! Being the first time and all, I didn't quite know what to expect. Hopefully won't look so incompetent next time.

MEGILE
11-27-2007, 06:08 AM
For a target rich environment, announce to the server what grid you are in. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Skoshi Tiger
11-27-2007, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
For a target rich environment, announce to the server what grid you are in. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
And tell them when I've run out of Ammo????

Skoshi Tiger
11-28-2007, 04:40 PM
Hi All!,

I got onto Skies of valour last night and had a really good time. Good bunch of people!

Also got teamspeak up and running which adds so much to the game.

I finally got what I'ld call a comfirmed kill! Some guy in a 109 had just BnZ one of the red team and decided to egress the area at high speed at tree top level.

Having a bit of altitude I just slid down behind him closed the gap and gave him multiple bursts at 150 metres. Poor sucker didn't even know I was there! (HeHe!)

Anyway thanks once again for the help and support

bye

crucislancer
11-28-2007, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Skoshi Tiger:
Hi All!,

I got onto Skies of valour last night and had a really good time. Good bunch of people!

Also got teamspeak up and running which adds so much to the game.

I finally got what I'ld call a comfirmed kill! Some guy in a 109 had just BnZ one of the red team and decided to egress the area at high speed at tree top level.

Having a bit of altitude I just slid down behind him closed the gap and gave him multiple bursts at 150 metres. Poor sucker didn't even know I was there! (HeHe!)

Anyway thanks once again for the help and support

bye

Awesome! Glad to hear it. What time zone are you in, BTW?

I try to catch an hour or two here or there on Skies of Valor. I'm flying as "johnnybassman". Hope to see you on the server sometime. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Skoshi Tiger
11-28-2007, 06:57 PM
I'm in Perth, Western Australia So thats about GMT+8hours? (or 9 with daylight savings)

I keep my eyes open and say Hi if I see ya~!)

brewens
11-28-2007, 08:58 PM
Getting ready to try online myself. I'm new so hello to everyone.
I haven't gotten into a flight sim since 1942 PAW over 10 years ago.
I'm practicing up on my new puter with a Saitek Cyborg stick, headset and Track IR-4. Just started trying to learn how to level bomb today.
I plan on starting out as a bomber pilot and get into the fighters later.

Scott

Skoshi Tiger
11-28-2007, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by brewens:
Getting ready to try online myself. I'm new so hello to everyone.
I haven't gotten into a flight sim since 1942 PAW over 10 years ago.
I'm practicing up on my new puter with a Saitek Cyborg stick, headset and Track IR-4. Just started trying to learn how to level bomb today.
I plan on starting out as a bomber pilot and get into the fighters later.

Scott

Hi there! Check out the sticky messages for the tutorials theres a lot of good information for both fighters and bombers.

Your Track IR is going to make your life alot easier. Especially on line where they restrict what icons you can see on your minimap. It really helps your Mk-1 Eyeball!

When your going online look into teamspeak. (I played with it lastnight for the first time.) It allows you to co-ordinate with your team mates. Adds to the immersion too! (you can use the keyboard to send messages but that's when your likely to get shot. And you meets some real characters on line.

On hyperlobby before you get to go into a game you can see the difficulty of the game before you go start playing. So you shouldn't find it hard to find one that suits you. Some squadrons also do training missions etc.

All the best!

brewens
11-29-2007, 08:22 AM
I just downloaded a B-25 tutorial video and found some other text. I have a few days off coming and wil be practicing.
I got a headset intending to be able to speak online. Will look for that teamspeak program.
I tried to follow the Pe-2 bomb training that came with IL246 but must have missed something because I couldn't make the bombsight work right.
I'll figure it out.

crucislancer
11-29-2007, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Skoshi Tiger:
I'm in Perth, Western Australia So thats about GMT+8hours? (or 9 with daylight savings)

I keep my eyes open and say Hi if I see ya~!)

Excellent, I'll keep my eyes open for ya as well! :-)

Brewens, there's a whole bunch of aids for working the bombsight on mission4today.com

Here's a link to the page: Bombing Guides (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&c=547)

The Bombsight Table at the bottom of the page is pretty handy to have. I rarely fly bombers, and never online, so I don't have any tips, but becoming a pro at bombing is really handy in servers with historical mission objectives.