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sledgehammer2
07-01-2006, 07:20 PM
I have always been an offline guy, and frankly would prefer to stay that way but since the damn AI will probably never get fixed I am getting desperate.

I have version 4.04m... all the probs with 4.05 have kept me from getting it and besides that I am hoping that 4.06 will have an option to pay extra and get 4.05 as well when it comes out.

So as of right now I am 4.04m. I know there is an intro thread to playing on-line and I read a little of it but it is so long.

I know I need to d/l Hyperlobby, correct? Is there anybody who might be willing to help me get started on online play? I would like to find a server where I could play historically correct plane sets if that is possible.

Anyway, I guess I am asking alot here but it just seems like a big jump. I have been flying this since FB came out but have never flown online. Any help would be appreciated.

Sledgehammer2

sledgehammer2
07-01-2006, 07:20 PM
I have always been an offline guy, and frankly would prefer to stay that way but since the damn AI will probably never get fixed I am getting desperate.

I have version 4.04m... all the probs with 4.05 have kept me from getting it and besides that I am hoping that 4.06 will have an option to pay extra and get 4.05 as well when it comes out.

So as of right now I am 4.04m. I know there is an intro thread to playing on-line and I read a little of it but it is so long.

I know I need to d/l Hyperlobby, correct? Is there anybody who might be willing to help me get started on online play? I would like to find a server where I could play historically correct plane sets if that is possible.

Anyway, I guess I am asking alot here but it just seems like a big jump. I have been flying this since FB came out but have never flown online. Any help would be appreciated.

Sledgehammer2

LEBillfish
07-01-2006, 07:52 PM
This is a great sim offline.........Yet you really cannot begin to even grasp the fun of online play.

Besides great coops, fast action of DF servers, and the various online wars.....A big part of it becomes a social thing...So is a lot of fun.

Get HyperLobby, and once there it will take you no time to figure it all out...It's worth it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

sledgehammer2
07-01-2006, 08:21 PM
OK, I went to Hyperlobby and donloaded the hyperlobby client and installed it to a Hyperlobby folder in my C drive.

danjama
07-01-2006, 08:58 PM
Careful of Hax0rz http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Joke! Just dont fall for all the BS in the chat box that you see mate, granted half of it will be mine at times http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

squadldr76
07-01-2006, 09:01 PM
One thing I'm learning, being a recent online convert myself, is that against most people, at first you WILL be humbled. I've probably spent 5 hours or so online, and I just downed my first kill the other day and that was because I snuck up behind and blasted'em before hitting the deck and buggin' out.

But keep practicing. Getting your first kill will surely be a memorable one. Anybody else here remember their first kill? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Crash_Moses
07-01-2006, 09:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
OK, I went to Hyperlobby and donloaded the hyperlobby client and installed it to a Hyperlobby folder in my C drive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dude! We need more bomber pilots!

You won't regret it. I enjoy off-line play a lot but on-line play is a totally different experience.

I highly recommend getting the Pe-2 add on. It's painless. Just follow the instructions posted and you shouldn't have a problem. Well worth it just to get on the 4.05 PTO servers (and if you really like dive bombing the Pe-2 is a blast).

If you want historical plane sets and objective based pay I highly recommend either the Pacific Conflict or Zeke vs. Wildcat servers.

If you're on dial-up and have problems with lag just yoller. I know a few tweaks.

S!

sledgehammer2
07-01-2006, 10:13 PM
OK, I got signed up with a password etc, went to the general room and started checking out what I guess are different servers. I entered several, read the rules and selected a plane and a base. I started flying and never saw a single plane... in any of the servers I tried.

I tried to make sure I selected ones that were 4.04 so I guess that limits me as far as finding good PTO action, but I saw no action in any of them.

What's the secret to finding a place where there is a fair amount of activity?

LStarosta
07-01-2006, 10:32 PM
watch out for cheeterz. if u get shot down, chances are, they were h4x1ng.

Xiolablu3
07-01-2006, 10:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
OK, I got signed up with a password etc, went to the general room and started checking out what I guess are different servers. I entered several, read the rules and selected a plane and a base. I started flying and never saw a single plane... in any of the servers I tried.

I tried to make sure I selected ones that were 4.04 so I guess that limits me as far as finding good PTO action, but I saw no action in any of them.

What's the secret to finding a place where there is a fair amount of activity? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Read the map breifings and fly on server with simpler settings to start with, on the harder ones you must navigate with your compass, which is very tough when you are just startiing out. On the more relaxed settings you have a map icon.



Try Ukdedicated1, its pretty full in UK day time and evening and its 4.04m. It has many Pacific maps as well as all other fronts/periods. The maps are very professionally made and are tested and tweaked thoroughly.

It has relaxed settings to get you into the game, map icons on so you can see where you are. Read the breifings before you start and try flying around in wonder woman view for a bit till you get used to things. (I think its ctrl F1)

MAke your chat box bigger by dragging the corner of it with your mouse so you can see the chat messages. HCat to your team and ask if you have any questions, the regulars there will help you. That server is where I got hooked on IL2/FB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (Thanks Icefire and Tigertalon for your patience that first day http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

Once you get used to things a bit, move onto the harder servers, dont try and learn everything at once. You will even find the relaxed settings pretty overwhelming at first as there are still plenty of ace pilots about.

If you want to ask any questions visit the forums at

http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=36

sledgehammer2
07-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Xiolablu3, thanks for the info... right now it is all pretty overwhelming. I have been blown out of the sky probably between 5 and 10 times! I have gotten no kills, about the best I have done is severed some guys control cables. I got some strikes on some others but no kills.

I fly with CEM and cockpit always on and want to try to stay that way if I can.

I will try the server you recommended - I really need someone who can ease me into this.

Once I get to 4.06 I would like to find some servers that are totally historical.

Also, are there any F6F or Corsair online squadrons looking for pilots?

Xiolablu3
07-02-2006, 12:15 AM
I would help you out mate, but I have 4.05m, If you had the Pe2 addon you could come fly on Ukdedicated 2 which is much the same but cockpit always on, and I could fly with you/help you.

If oyu want to fly with piton always, then Ukded2 would suit you better actually. The only proble you may have is the time difference, if you are in the states. The server tends to be empty at UK nighttime, but you can take a look anyway, its sometimes better for learning when there are not too many people on anyway. You can practise hitting the ground targets and finding your way around a bit.

Those servers have an objective for each team. Each side has ground targets which they must destroy to win the map, so teamwork and escorting the bombers is essential if you want to win. I enjoy these servers much more than the simple airquake dogfight servers where everyone flies the Spitfire 25lbs and La7 in wonderwoman view at 500metres.

Take a look at the server even if there is noone on, you will be able to read the breif and find out how to navigate to the ground targets etc, that will help you to work out what to do without too much hassle. I actually sometimes like flying around those servers on my own if I want to practise ground pounding without getting bounced by fighters. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hope to see you online sometime in the future. If you have anymore questions, dont hesitate to ask.

msalama
07-02-2006, 01:25 AM
Online adds a measure of adrenaline-fuelled excitement to an already great game, so just jump in at the deep end is what I recommend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rnzoli
07-03-2006, 03:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">But keep practicing. Getting your first kill will surely be a memorable one. Anybody else here remember their first kill? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Nope, it was long time ago and I always concentrate on the next kill. But I remember saying "sorry" on the chat line after downing someone for the first time. I felt unworthy and awkward. Not anymore. The thirst for more blood is just overwhelming.

Jasko76
07-03-2006, 03:13 PM
Like someone said, be prepared to take a lot of beating! But don't let it put you off. You get that adrenaline rush when you know there's actually a living person behind the controls, skilled or a nub, exact or erratic... it ads a whole new dimension to this or any other game.

As for my first kill, I still remember it. I was in a 109K (of all the planes), the other guy was in a Spit IXc or IXe. He dove on me, head on. I spotted him and raised the nose as quickly as I dared. He started shooting, I waited. When I was sure I won't miss, I filled his path with lead - and his wing broke off, the Spit swerved away. I was so excited I was shaking, squeezing the stick untill my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex!

rnzoli
07-03-2006, 03:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was shaking, squeezing the stick untill my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Uhhh, I am afraid to ask what kind of "stick" was in your hands????

Jasko76
07-03-2006, 03:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was shaking, squeezing the stick untill my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Uhhh, I am afraid to ask what kind of "stick" was in your hands???? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif No sweat, mate... my joySTICK, of ourse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Taylortony
07-03-2006, 03:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
I was shaking, squeezing the stick until my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are obviously going about this the wrong way, I would suggest you get someone to join in with your efforts lol... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

A one man band is fair enough but to make sweet music you need a backing group so to speak http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif no doubt we will now get the talk about blowing your own trumpet brigade comments

rnzoli
07-03-2006, 03:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">A one man band is fair enough but to make sweet music you need a backing group so to speak </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isn't this what the "squads" are for? Or I am misunderstanding something here again?

slipBall
07-03-2006, 03:40 PM
"I was shaking, squeezing the stick untill my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex!"


I know that feeling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Taylortony
07-03-2006, 03:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was shaking, squeezing the stick until my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isn't this what the "squads" are for? Or I am misunderstanding something here again?


yes you are missing something http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the top part infers the woman is missing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

sorry I could never translate anything in your language which is something you do excellently into mine. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

sledgehammer2
07-03-2006, 03:44 PM
I actually did get a kill yesterday... in an A6M3. But I got on late last night and just kept getting destroyed. I mean, it was like I had no chance. Pretty discouraging I must say.

Xiolablu3
07-03-2006, 03:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
I actually did get a kill yesterday... in an A6M3. But I got on late last night and just kept getting destroyed. I mean, it was like I had no chance. Pretty discouraging I must say. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Which server was this?

Taylortony
07-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Stick with it, it will come.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif your first is always the hardest and remember the AI planes have a higher IQ than some of the stuff you fly against online http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif you will get this itch to keep going back, then when you fly off line again you will suddenly find you are flying round the AI planes like they are a minor irritation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rnzoli
07-03-2006, 04:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was shaking, squeezing the stick until my hand started hurting... It actually reminded me of good sex </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isn't this what the "squads" are for? Or I am misunderstanding something here again?


yes you are missing something http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the top part infers the woman is missing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

sorry I could never translate anything in your language which is something you do excellently into mine. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right... so if a lone-wolfing kill feels like sex, multiple squad competition kills feel like group sex. Now I got it, crystal clear http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

sledgehammer2
07-03-2006, 05:20 PM
Xiolablu,

I think it was the Ukdedicated 1 server... it had the channel islands map as the Solomons.

The one where I kept getting destroyed? I am not sure... I tried several for a little while. I even got on one and tried your idea of just flying around and hitting ground targets. I was in a SBD with a 500 pounder and dove on the enemy carrier... the bomb missed and I got shot into the sea leaving the area lol.

danjama
07-03-2006, 05:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
I was in a SBD with a 500 pounder and dove on the enemy carrier... the bomb missed and I got shot into the sea leaving the area lol. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

sounds like your getting off on the right foot

i know people been flying for years and still end up the same

sledgehammer2
07-03-2006, 05:39 PM
From my limited exposure so far I really like the set up of the UKdedicated1 server - they have a historical planeset and an actual mission objective. That's cool. I am definitely not into the 500 meter shootem'ups... not that I wouldn't try it now and then. I guess it could sharpen your skills in some fashion.

Here is a question - how do you use chat? I know it's probably pretty basic but I am not sure how. I don't have teamspeak.

Also, I have seen where it pops up a message that the mission is being changed, and then everything stops and a new map loads with new objectives etc. Is that normal?

justiceboy
07-03-2006, 06:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Also, I have seen where it pops up a message that the mission is being changed, and then everything stops and a new map loads with new objectives etc. Is that normal? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yup it is normal

You should try zekes vs wildcats or spits vs 109's they are great servers, full real. As far as shoot em up dogfight servers sharpening skills, maybe a bit, but the real challenge is in the full real servers. You need to find a wingman, get TeamSpeak or ventrillo.

OC77th-Justice

http://oc77th.com

Xiolablu3
07-03-2006, 06:09 PM
If it was UKded1 where you were playing, they have many excellent pilots who play there everyday, also most are probably using wonderwoman view, just because its switched on (which I think is fair enough if the server is set up like that)

They have 2 servers, but since the latest patch they decided to keep the more 'fun' server as a 4.04m and change Ukded2 to 4.05m, which has cockpit always on, which is unfortunate for you as you prefer cockpit on. Its not hard to switch between the 2, so I would use WW view for a bit till you get used to the other things, then you are not at a disadvantage.

When you first join, you can only see one line of chat and this ,makes seing the messages very confusing as you only see parts of them.

Open chat (default 'T' I think?), grab the corner of the box with the mouse pointer and make it biggger, mine is set at 6 lines, then you see the messages and the chat without missing any.

&lt;targets - tells you where to attack and defend
&lt;planes (only on UKded2 I think?) tells you how many planes of each type you have left
&lt;vote - votes for the next map

These must be typed to 'All' and not to 'MyArmy'. You will see what I mean.


If you continually get shot down, then try flying bombers like the Il2 or Me110 for a bit to get the hang of things. Bomber pilots are very much aprreciated becasue there are too many fighters a lot of the time. If you ask for cover from the nearest few pilots as you take of 90% of the time they will cover you if they speak English.

I wish I could fly with you but as I said I have 4.05m, you would love Ukded2 even more...WHat name do you play under? I will tell my friends who play on Ukded1 to look out for you and give you some tips....

DOn't worry about finding it hard, everyone does, flying is not easy, there is always something to learn...this post was posted the UKded forums the other day, as you can see you are not alone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=10886

Taylortony
07-03-2006, 06:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
From my limited exposure so far I really like the set up of the UKdedicated1 server - they have a historical planeset and an actual mission objective. That's cool. I am definitely not into the 500 meter shootem'ups... not that I wouldn't try it now and then. I guess it could sharpen your skills in some fashion.

Here is a question - how do you use chat? I know it's probably pretty basic but I am not sure how. I don't have teamspeak.

Also, I have seen where it pops up a message that the mission is being changed, and then everything stops and a new map loads with new objectives etc. Is that normal? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol without being in a game will try think chat is hit esc or tab then type and hit return to post it

press s shows your score and everyone elses, also shows the pings and sides

press M brings up map zoom with mouse button keep zooming to go back to small scale

when you kill land for 100 points 10 if you dont and die

press esc and refly to erm refly and add points u get new plane and fuel

Xiolablu3
07-03-2006, 06:29 PM
I forgot someting - If you want to learn fast and fly with teamates, then download teamspeak and teamspeak overlay (so that you can see who is speaking).

There are many people on servers who will talk for hours non stop (You listening Levola http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) and you can all coordinate your efforts and you can ask any questions you want in the flights to the combat area/targets.

sledgehammer2
07-03-2006, 07:09 PM
Xiolablu, I fly under sledgehammer2, whic is my name here. As you say I probably would like Ukded2 since it's pit on. Don't think I'm narrow minded but I refuse to fly WW. I am not judging those who do, but I just want to immerse myself in the experience of being a WW2 pilot.

I will try the tips on chat... so teamspeak is something I can d/l? Are there people who don't use it? How could one fly and type at the same time lol?

I need to try typing targets and so forth to see whta is going on. I may have more questions after awhile.

BTW, when 4.06 comes out I plan to get it so I will be up to date. I just hope all the problems with the download are worked out.

Xiolablu3 thanks for your help - I appreciate it!

Bearcat99
07-03-2006, 09:20 PM
The nice thing is you can fly online with live pilots and still fly against AI... you dont have to do dog fights. I fly both regularly....

Xiolablu3
07-04-2006, 02:16 AM
Teamspeak is a chat program, for speaking, so you dont have to type. Not everyone uses it but the more socialable people do.

http://www.goteamspeak.com/

There is also something called teamspeak overlay which will tell you who is speaking (teamspeak alone doesnt tell you, bit daft but hey nm http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

http://www.teamspeakoverlay.com/



You will be able to find the teamspeak address for the UKded1 server here (Big thanks to Daytrader for running it, respect!)

http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=10943

Make sure you make your chatbox bigger tho, because you can learn the status of the ground targets etc from the chat. This is very important, remember open chat box (I think its 'T') and drag box bigger so you can see more lines. This is where all the important messages on targets etc is printed.


I seem to be able to type a LOT while I am flying to the targets and stuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have looked for you on the server, but I guess you fly different times to me. If I do see you on there, I will roll back to 4.04m and come and fly with you for a bit. If you want to start a private topic you can tell me when you are flying and I will try and join you for a while. But to be honest as soon as you make your chat box bigger and start to type a bit, people will explain stuff to you.

You will get more help on specifics if you join the BF's UKded forum, they are very helpful people and they are much better pilots than me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/forumdisplay.php?f=36

I have sent you a pm http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jasko76
07-04-2006, 11:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
Right... so if a lone-wolfing kill feels like sex, multiple squad competition kills feel like group sex. Now I got it, crystal clear http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, not group sex - more like a ********!

Taylortony
07-04-2006, 11:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
The nice thing is you can fly online with live pilots and still fly against AI... you dont have to do dog fights. I fly both regularly.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


But dont you miss the lack of intelligent pilots when you fly online with live pilots? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Zoom2136
07-04-2006, 12:47 PM
Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak... Get teamspeak...

Get the message.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif it will rock you're world... no longer will you be alone in you're quest to kill the enemy...

And BTW fly on Warclouds... as soon as you get 4.05m we need new blood... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Xiolablu3
07-04-2006, 02:40 PM
I agree, Warlcouds is good once you get 4.05m. Also Winds of War and Ukded2.

The only problem with Warclouds which I dont like is that every map has the same planes on it, and hardly anyone bothers with teamwork between bombers and fighters, or the ground targets because eveyone dogfights, therefore it doesnt have the same sort of 'feeling' that servers with a lot of bomber pilots and mass teamwork as some of the other servers. It seems more like a lot of fighter pilots all duking it out rather than a 'war'. Maybe I have just not been on when there is much teamwork/bomber pilots on there, tho.


One reason for this is becasue I think there are a bigger percentage of pilots on WC which are worried about 'stats', rather than enjoyment. I gave up looking at stats as it was ruining my enjoyment of the game.

I was ultra scared of a random flak kill, that I almost never took any bombs or went anywhere near the ground targets for fear of a random flak player kill. Never flew bombers because they are such sitting targets and in the gunner postions (one of the most fun parts of the game) you are so likely to get pked that you would never get in them.

Also leaving servers when fun maps like the Poland map with the Stuka and P11, which is Player kill Hell, but such great fun if you dont care about that.


I also like flying different combinations of planes like
109F4 vs Spitfire Vc2/Vb
La5 vs 109G2/Fw190A
Ki84/Zero vs Spitfire/Corsair
Zero Vs Wildcat
Spitfire 25lbs/Tempest/Mustang vs Me262/FW190D/109K4
Hurricane vs Ki43
Hurricane Field Mod/Yak1B vs 109F4.

I know Warclouds is a great server tho, adn I have had many good times on there, I just need a bit of variety in planesets most of the time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I also much more enjoy flying with players who will team up in a group of bombers spontaneously, rather than worrying about being a sitting duck and ruining their precious stats when they get killed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bomber pilots are the real heroes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif screw the stats, play the game!

sledgehammer2
07-04-2006, 07:55 PM
I agree with Xiolabku... I am not interested in building an array of impressive stats, I want to be dedicated to the history of World War 2, and I think getting 4.06 will be great since I can then play UKded2 and Zeke vs Wildcats!!

sledgehammer2
07-04-2006, 08:00 PM
Xiolablu, thanks for the links on Teamspeak... I just looked at the first one and will go into the others more tomorrow when all this business of the 4th is over with.

Xiolablu3
07-05-2006, 11:52 AM
No probs, remember mine is just one view, you will not agree with eveything I do once you start flying (I am sure you know this, but having read my last post, it sounds a bit 'know-it-all, and I dont mean to be like that).

I like to fly with people off this board and help people like I was helped when I first started playing.

Hopefully this post will help others 'take the plunge' into the great world of online playing, trust me you will be hooked once you learn a few things http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

See you in the skies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif