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jeroen_R90S
02-27-2004, 01:53 PM
I've tried some on-line gaming this afternoon. After downloading and installing HL in a breeze I couldn't connect to server once inside FB, apperently because my XP-firewall didn't allow that.

After shutting it down, I was ready. Offline, I tend to fly mostly with cockpit on and some use of externals to admire the scenery or my new (ehm, downloaded )skin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Normally I don't use CEM, but couldn't find a server that suited my likings, so I thought: what the hell, I'll have to learn the hard way!

I've read somethings about the Greatergreens-server in these forums, so I selected that one. To balance the sides, I was put into a Ki-84 which I was totally unfamilar with: I had never flown it before, let alone online! I took off and fiddled a bit around with CEM and started climbing. After cruising around and looking around all the time, I managed to spot a silver plane below, so I dived to attack. Being the great shot that I am, I of course missed and after some circles and losing track of my opponent (I can remember him being part of the JaBo squad) I suddenly found him firing at me, hitting myself and the fuel tank... oooops, not good! Apperently more had been damaged as the plane went out of control and I crashed. At least I got a polite "S!" so I saluted back. I must have been easy meat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Apperently some goal was met and we got another mission: German attack or so. Again to balance the numbers I chose VVS and picked myself a bombloaded IL-2 like I'd done so many times offline. After take-off, I set a virtual sail to the briefed target area. Ahead I spotted a small dogfight and one plane went down smoking. I could not tell if it were German or Russian, so I was cautious (insert spooky music here)
Pretty cool, and I really felt I should ditch externals away faster than I'd been shot down in the Ki... Tracking an opponent with the mouse is very, very difficult for me! (No padlock here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif ) Switching to the gunner station, I noticed one of the combatants flying towards me. Aiming my gun, I was not sure if he were VVS or LW, so I waited tensely for his fire... (not reccomended, though!) Soon, I recognized him as an La-5F(N) and he flew with me. I now had an escort as confirmed by the fellow! (forgot his name, SA5~something)

As I could not find the targets, I circled around until I spotted a road with black dots. Apperently someone had been here ahead of me! Further away were some more, time to check six once again and dump those bombs! While bombing, rocketing and strafing, I noticed another dogfight heading my way. By that time, I'd lost track of my new-found escort so I figured he'd been more cautious than I'd been and was saving my a$$. More planes were heading this way and one of them was German also. He chose to nail me, so I popped out some 12.7mms from the rear and that scared him away. Or were it those Yaks and La's on his tail?! Figuring a little payback for the damage he inflicted to me was in order I followed, and oh yes, actually managed to hit him with the 23mms several times! He was then finished by the much faster fighters, but large pieces of his plane hitted my trusted Type 3 Sturmo and I crashed as well.

The score? 3 tanks, 2 more probable, one damaged one-o-nine someone with much better aiming skills shot down and in total 2 crashes. But did I have a blast! DF-ing is not my style, COOP would suit me better I guess. I'll try that next time, so be carefull when bits falling off my plane you're shooting at: they might hit you!

Just gotta keep practicing more... And I hate that Ki-84. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (always blame the plane... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

Really cool! Wish I some more time other then an hour now and then. But hey, more hobbies and burdens. Glad the weather stinks now, a good excuse http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jeroen

jeroen_R90S
02-27-2004, 01:53 PM
I've tried some on-line gaming this afternoon. After downloading and installing HL in a breeze I couldn't connect to server once inside FB, apperently because my XP-firewall didn't allow that.

After shutting it down, I was ready. Offline, I tend to fly mostly with cockpit on and some use of externals to admire the scenery or my new (ehm, downloaded )skin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Normally I don't use CEM, but couldn't find a server that suited my likings, so I thought: what the hell, I'll have to learn the hard way!

I've read somethings about the Greatergreens-server in these forums, so I selected that one. To balance the sides, I was put into a Ki-84 which I was totally unfamilar with: I had never flown it before, let alone online! I took off and fiddled a bit around with CEM and started climbing. After cruising around and looking around all the time, I managed to spot a silver plane below, so I dived to attack. Being the great shot that I am, I of course missed and after some circles and losing track of my opponent (I can remember him being part of the JaBo squad) I suddenly found him firing at me, hitting myself and the fuel tank... oooops, not good! Apperently more had been damaged as the plane went out of control and I crashed. At least I got a polite "S!" so I saluted back. I must have been easy meat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Apperently some goal was met and we got another mission: German attack or so. Again to balance the numbers I chose VVS and picked myself a bombloaded IL-2 like I'd done so many times offline. After take-off, I set a virtual sail to the briefed target area. Ahead I spotted a small dogfight and one plane went down smoking. I could not tell if it were German or Russian, so I was cautious (insert spooky music here)
Pretty cool, and I really felt I should ditch externals away faster than I'd been shot down in the Ki... Tracking an opponent with the mouse is very, very difficult for me! (No padlock here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif ) Switching to the gunner station, I noticed one of the combatants flying towards me. Aiming my gun, I was not sure if he were VVS or LW, so I waited tensely for his fire... (not reccomended, though!) Soon, I recognized him as an La-5F(N) and he flew with me. I now had an escort as confirmed by the fellow! (forgot his name, SA5~something)

As I could not find the targets, I circled around until I spotted a road with black dots. Apperently someone had been here ahead of me! Further away were some more, time to check six once again and dump those bombs! While bombing, rocketing and strafing, I noticed another dogfight heading my way. By that time, I'd lost track of my new-found escort so I figured he'd been more cautious than I'd been and was saving my a$$. More planes were heading this way and one of them was German also. He chose to nail me, so I popped out some 12.7mms from the rear and that scared him away. Or were it those Yaks and La's on his tail?! Figuring a little payback for the damage he inflicted to me was in order I followed, and oh yes, actually managed to hit him with the 23mms several times! He was then finished by the much faster fighters, but large pieces of his plane hitted my trusted Type 3 Sturmo and I crashed as well.

The score? 3 tanks, 2 more probable, one damaged one-o-nine someone with much better aiming skills shot down and in total 2 crashes. But did I have a blast! DF-ing is not my style, COOP would suit me better I guess. I'll try that next time, so be carefull when bits falling off my plane you're shooting at: they might hit you!

Just gotta keep practicing more... And I hate that Ki-84. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (always blame the plane... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

Really cool! Wish I some more time other then an hour now and then. But hey, more hobbies and burdens. Glad the weather stinks now, a good excuse http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jeroen

dannnyjos
02-27-2004, 06:18 PM
Aren't online fights a blast? I've flying online for 2 days now. If I kill or get killed.. makes no real difference. I always have a lot of fun. I like to know that, when I shoot at a plane, there's actually someone piloting that machine; not some AI controlled aircraft who doesn't feel anything. The hardest part for me (besides flying) is target identification. Some times all you see is a bunch of dots moving in the distance. You have to get close to target ID. Today I shot a friendly and was very embarrased afterwards.
Anyways, keep practising and overall...have fun. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

jeroen_R90S
02-29-2004, 06:17 AM
Indeed target ID-ing is hard... I flew over the dots first before firing. Fortunately I'm quite familiair with tanks and vehicles so I could quickly spot they were Panzer IVs... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Indeed a blast, although mostly my own plane... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It's still a lot of fun indeed!
I tend to like mudmoving more, but who'll know for the future!

Jeroen

oFZo
02-29-2004, 06:44 AM
Welkom aan boord!

-oFZo

Eurotroll

"I have given you all the seed bearing plants and herbs to use." - The Bible

jeroen_R90S
02-29-2004, 10:16 AM
Bedankt! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

(switchin to eng. for readability http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)
I also got my first online kill today, a 109 whose engine I popped with the rear gun. Unfortunately I got shot down after that by some 2-3 Fw-190s against just me.

Really odd, why does almost every LW pilot I encounter try to shoot my oilcooler from straight behind?! Eventually the'll shoot my Sturmovik down with brute force of course, but I think they just take many unnecesairy risks. Some come in slow and straight from behind, all I have to do is side-slip a little to avoid shooting my tail and pop-pop-pop http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Of course I got shot again and lost elevator control. I fought with a Fw-190 until I was over friendly lines and had some height, then I bailed out. My plane continued to fly w/o pilot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I got to fly with four other Sturmoviks in formation, pretty cool sight as you approach the targets. Just don't get hooked now! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Got some more things to do!

Jeroen

jeroen_R90S
02-29-2004, 12:58 PM
hehe, and did I mention I couldn't keep up with the other 3 because my gear was still down??

hehehe

Jeroen

geetarman
02-29-2004, 02:42 PM
Good job. I just flying online myself (call sign: Buddyboy), and I love it!

Been flyinf six months. It's amazing how you can really see the differences in the aircraft.

I like the P-40, P-51 and P-47. I can't help it, I'm a Yank! That said, it seems that most DF servers involve low-altitude furballs. The51 and 47 don't really do too well there. Take off, climb a bit and get shot at! I think the best plane down there is the La-7. However, I have no problem handling them in a 51 if I can lure them up above 3000 meters.

Great stuff though all around!