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XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 02:00 PM
Is it possible or perhaps on the cards for the future ? Seems a waste to drive your TB-3 over for a bit of vulching if you can't take your mates along.


Lixma,

Blitzpig.

XyZspineZyX
06-24-2003, 02:00 PM
Is it possible or perhaps on the cards for the future ? Seems a waste to drive your TB-3 over for a bit of vulching if you can't take your mates along.


Lixma,

Blitzpig.

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 02:57 AM
I think it would be a great idea... always wanted to ride along with somebody in a bomber.... it gets hard to fly shoot and aim your bombs when getting attacked....

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 03:38 AM
agreed, i would like it as well. unfortunately i don't have any real-life friends who play il2

XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 12:45 PM
Agreed!

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:38 AM
I also think it would be a good idea. I remember how Air Warrior and Air Warrior 3 used to let us multicrew the planes. The way it used to work was before a pilot flew his plane, he was in a room called Headquarters where members of the same team could meet up in a chat lobby style interface. From there, players could select the airfield that they wished to fly out of. Once they selected their airfield, they would find themselves in a "Ready Room" where they could chat with other non-flying members of the same team who were at that particular field. Just a dressed up chat lobby was what it actually was. At that point, if a player selected a fighter plane, he would be spawned on the runway in his fighter. However, if a player wished to fly a multiposition plane like a bomber, he would be able to fill the open positions with real players who were also in the ready room if they so desired. Once the plane was crewed, the pilot clicked "FLY" and the plane spawned on the field with everyone in their respective positions. When a player was shot down,killed, crashed or successfully landed, they would fall back to either HQ or an airfield "Ready Room" and be ready to start all over again. It really was a great system and it was a hell of a lot of fun. I have noticed that this game already seems to have many of these components already installed. Some of them are in DF mode and others are in Co-Op mode. They just need to be combined.

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:42 AM
Also having separate bombardiere and pilot in multicrew in lieu of the pilot serving both functions would be nice.

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 01:21 PM
the statement should read "" its silly not to already have this ability ""

beats me why we cant have it

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 01:59 PM
In Coop Missions the players can choose their positions and planes, there is a screen where it is done... how is that to work in DF where people come and go?

Want to play aircrew and have a ready room? Then get on Hyperlobby or UBI and get into a coop mission with a bomber. For sure someone there can be talked into hosting if you're not up to it though you may have to transfer the mission file or have it on your homepage and tell where to find it.


Neal

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 02:30 PM
I'll stand in this line. I got hooked on being a gunner in Aces High. It also adds to the experience when you're responsible for a bunch of other guys virtual butts as a pilot.

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 02:35 PM
As far back as Air Warrior (circa 1995) you could get 8 people to jump into a B-17 and scream towards enemy bases using the bird as a gunship.

Why hasn't this been built into the game yet?

As much as I truly love FB it just seems to never get above its initial conception. Don't get me wrong IL-2 sets the bar for flight sims but having a multi-crew bomber in online DF's seems like it should have already been implemented.

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 02:51 PM
well you all seem to agree so i have to make some point against it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

well in a dogfight-mode server you can hardly have more then 24 players - let say 32. so having 2-3 guys in a bomber - and say 6-9 guys in 3 bombers is a little wasteful. i would say we need at least 64 players for this to work.

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 04:26 PM
johann_thor wrote:
- well you all seem to agree so i have to make some
- point against it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
-
- well in a dogfight-mode server you can hardly have
- more then 24 players - let say 32. so having 2-3
- guys in a bomber - and say 6-9 guys in 3 bombers is
- a little wasteful. i would say we need at least 64
- players for this to work.
-
-

Hi Johann,
Yes bro if u are just focust on DF gameplay i agree ,
Buht look it this way , some time`s we just waht to do funny stuff or try things out in fighters and in bombers.
Waht is the best room to do that? not coop or team rooms ...
its DF rooms.
and ho say u most fly 6 bombers or more is it not fun to do 1 vs 1 and all grap a place in a gunner possition , bomber DF is sometime`s a lot of fun to wiht ure friends.
Or the first team that distroy all targets on ahter side.
Dont make it a point out of it , some player like it to do and some like ahter things.
If it is possible to fly multicrew plane`s wiht a human crew , Wy not?
It just give this great sim more fun.
If it is possible give it to us like all those new fighter plane`s we get in the new patch.

Just stay open for all things to make it more flexable online to play.

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 04:56 PM
The Air Warrior dedicated server arenas had 200 people in it every single night.

That was just one arena out of 12.

They had a Pacific, EU, Realistic, Semi Real...you name it.

All of them were filled to capacity every single night.

It cost $10.00 a month per customer but it was packed.

Putting 6-8 people in a bomber was a drop in the bucket.

Oh and when you downed the whole bomber - you got 8 kills!

What is so hard about 1C or Ubisoft building a dedicated server to hold paying customers?

Then the game could be taken advantage of fully.

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 05:14 PM
well of course you are right - i would however like to have an option for DF servers multicrew-bombers on/off sort of thing .. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

massive uber-server with 64/128/256 players....... now that would be fun !!