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VFS-22_SPaRX
02-23-2004, 12:43 PM
Ok, here's my problem. I currently have 2 Dogfight servers up and running on UBI. I have found that limiting the planes sets to 20 planes per side and preloading static planes for these 95% eliminates Spawn Stutters. Choosing 20 Axis and 20 Allied planes from the current plane list was quite hard as it is right now. With the expansion pack coming out, its going to be even harder. I am thinking i might be able to stretch this out to 25 planes per side and not hinder the server or load times too much. But i won't know for sure till i do some more testing. So what i am looking for is to see what Planes people are looking for when they join up on a dogfight server. Everyone has their favorites. I wish i could use Every plane that FB has to offer us, but it just makes the Server unplayble in my opinion. This is the Current list of planes for each side on the servers.

Allied (red):

HurricaneMkIIc
I-16type24
Il-2_1941_Late
Il-2_3
Il-2_M3
LaGG-3IT
La-7
La-73xB20
MiG-3U
P-39Q-1
P-39Q-10
P-40E
P-40M
P-47D-22
P-47D-27
P-51D-5NT
TB-3_4M-17
Yak-3
Yak-9K
Yak-9T



Axis (blue):

A6M5a
B-239
Bf-109G-2
Bf-109G-6
Bf-109G-6_Late
Bf-109G-6AS
Bf-109G-10
Bf-109G-14
Bf-109K-4
Fw-190A-5
Fw-190A-8
Fw-190A-9
Fw-190D-9
Fw-190D-9_Late
Fw-190F-8
He-111H-2
He-111H-6
Ju-87B-2
Ju-87D-3
Ki-84-Ia

That is 20 planes per side. If i must keep to this number, what planes would you all like to see removed and replaced with new planes from the expansion pak. The more posts the better. I would like to get a good idea of what most peoples favorites are. I hope you all can help me with this.

Thanks in advance
S~ and happy flying

SPaRX

VFS-22_SPaRX
02-23-2004, 12:43 PM
Ok, here's my problem. I currently have 2 Dogfight servers up and running on UBI. I have found that limiting the planes sets to 20 planes per side and preloading static planes for these 95% eliminates Spawn Stutters. Choosing 20 Axis and 20 Allied planes from the current plane list was quite hard as it is right now. With the expansion pack coming out, its going to be even harder. I am thinking i might be able to stretch this out to 25 planes per side and not hinder the server or load times too much. But i won't know for sure till i do some more testing. So what i am looking for is to see what Planes people are looking for when they join up on a dogfight server. Everyone has their favorites. I wish i could use Every plane that FB has to offer us, but it just makes the Server unplayble in my opinion. This is the Current list of planes for each side on the servers.

Allied (red):

HurricaneMkIIc
I-16type24
Il-2_1941_Late
Il-2_3
Il-2_M3
LaGG-3IT
La-7
La-73xB20
MiG-3U
P-39Q-1
P-39Q-10
P-40E
P-40M
P-47D-22
P-47D-27
P-51D-5NT
TB-3_4M-17
Yak-3
Yak-9K
Yak-9T



Axis (blue):

A6M5a
B-239
Bf-109G-2
Bf-109G-6
Bf-109G-6_Late
Bf-109G-6AS
Bf-109G-10
Bf-109G-14
Bf-109K-4
Fw-190A-5
Fw-190A-8
Fw-190A-9
Fw-190D-9
Fw-190D-9_Late
Fw-190F-8
He-111H-2
He-111H-6
Ju-87B-2
Ju-87D-3
Ki-84-Ia

That is 20 planes per side. If i must keep to this number, what planes would you all like to see removed and replaced with new planes from the expansion pak. The more posts the better. I would like to get a good idea of what most peoples favorites are. I hope you all can help me with this.

Thanks in advance
S~ and happy flying

SPaRX

Taylortony
02-23-2004, 12:50 PM
Please let me be the first to respond........AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH......... Thank you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I only ever go on it to fly the B17 as do a lot of others, infact we had about 6 airbourne in formation in one game and mass bombed the opposition....sigh, could you not just lose a variant?

VFS-22_SPaRX
02-23-2004, 12:53 PM
TaylorTony,

I am just looking at the Flyables right now. AI considerations will be delt with a little later. Yes, i know you all like those B17s, and they will probably stay. But as i said, what i am more concerned about right now it the flyables.

SPaRX

M0NS
02-23-2004, 01:03 PM
I prefer early stuff - not later than '42. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

S!

M0NS

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Capt_Haddock
02-23-2004, 01:20 PM
Old and slow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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KSS_Kaz_UK
02-23-2004, 01:35 PM
I think it doesn't matter what type of planes there are, as long as you have well matched opposition.

BaldieJr
02-23-2004, 01:45 PM
20 planes per side
2 sides
2.5 mb ram (average) per plane

Think about it. People who shouldn't get kicked for lag will. There are a lot of 64 mb video cards still in use.

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KSS_Kaz_UK
02-23-2004, 02:00 PM
Well, we had a chat about the planes you have, and feel that you have a really good mix already, however rotating the years might be a good idea, if its possible, two years worth at a time 39/40 planes 41/42 etc, how hard is it to do that? if its just time let me know and I will have a go for you, should cater for most of the people, most of the time...

KSS_Stinger_UK
02-23-2004, 02:01 PM
Well, as you are asking i realy do like the 153p as its well armed and very flickable.
Slow i grant you, but a little under used and i dont know why.
But there you have it, 153p please.

VFS-22_SPaRX
02-23-2004, 02:04 PM
Baldie, i have been running the servers like this for months. And no complaints either. Very little lag/stutters at all. If people are getting laggs/stutters, it surely is on their side. There are alot of 56kers, lots of European, asian, aussies, and jsut about every other place you can think of that play on the servers. And yes, both servers are running on the same machine and runn smoothly with 40-50 players connected. If you have any doubts Baldie, feel free to join up on the servers and see for yourself. War Clouds Medium and War Clouds Easy. Both are on UBI.

I am not trying to be an @$$ here, but i am not looking for people to critique my servers or my server settings. I have done enought testing to know what my server can and cannot do. What i am trying to do is get a plane list that will appeal to the masses. So please guys, let me know what planes you are going to be looking for when this patch comes out.

SPaRX

KSS_Psycho_US
02-23-2004, 02:18 PM
I surely would love to see the P-51 and A6m to stay and hope that the flyable B17 and Spitfire will be added.

Thanks

BaldieJr
02-23-2004, 02:21 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

The next time I feel like helping someone, I'll go head-butt a brick wall in order to get the end-result without all the hard feelings.

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RS_Twister
02-23-2004, 02:26 PM
I like the plane selection, but no one fly the A5 , and I like the 9U as well, and rotatiing the planes may be a pain , but it may make more fun, just a thought, and forgive me for not having a killer "sig" as all you COOL pilots do http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

S~ T

Agamemnon22
02-23-2004, 02:26 PM
Sparx:
I wish you'd add the La-5FN. Perhaps at the expense of one of the Il-2s or the base La-7. Almost every La-7 I've ever seen had the 3 20mm.

KSS_HevenSent
02-23-2004, 02:35 PM
Junk the least used, never really available in numbers uber an'unders.

Lagg7 3xB20
P39Q1
HurricaneMkIIC
Bf109G10
Fw190A9
Fw190A8

And replace with....

P38
P63
GLadiator
Bf110
Cr42
G.50

Give medieocrety a chance!!!
LOL

VFS-22_SPaRX
02-23-2004, 02:44 PM
Thanks guys.. this is what i am looking for. You can't believe how much it helps to know what people are looking for. I don't fly La's, Yaks, Bf109s, or Migs, so i don't really know which of the variaints people like.

SPaRX

sambar
02-23-2004, 02:49 PM
You have a good lag free server, Sparx. I'm pretty sure it will handle a few more of additional planes.
As to what plane I like to fly it's the wonderful Yak-3. Could you allow more ammo for it on your server? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Capt_Pepper
02-23-2004, 02:55 PM
B17's my choice, but if it can't be, it can't be.

I liked the idea of rotating years and planes, but don't know how much trouble that may be for you Sparx. You're doing plenty as it is.

I also thought the idea of eliminating the least used planes makes a lot of sense too. This would be my recommendation.

As long as both sides are evenly matched, that's the main thing.

diomedes33
02-23-2004, 03:02 PM
I tend to gravitate towards Sparx' servers, excellent ones by the way, Here's the planes I look for. I'm more comfortable in the Luftwaffe and American planes, so if the Russian are a little scarce that's why.

Axis
-------
109 G2
109 G6/AS
109 G-10, 14
109 K4

190 A9 (haven't flown the other A series much)
190 D9 44/45

He111
Ju87D

A6m

Allied
-------
P-51D
P-39Q-1,10
P-47D-27,22
LA-5, LA-5fn
Il2-3m

P-40

-dio

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[This message was edited by diomedes33 on Mon February 23 2004 at 02:29 PM.]