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Skarphol
04-12-2004, 02:17 AM
Hi!

I was playing on a Finnish server saturday night (GMT) and had a lot of fun, though very limited succsess.. that's due to my poor situational awareness I guess. I was flying on the 'blue' side, and had chosen a Bf-109 G6 'late' with default armament and just 50% fuel. After cruising around the area I was supposed to protect, I finally found an unsuspecting enemy. It was a single-engined propfighter from the allied inventory. On my first attack I managed to give him a couple of hits in the fuselage and starboard wing before I overshot and had to make a full turn in order to attack again. The plane showed no sign of fuel-leak or other damage though.. Now the plane was heading for home. I was going after him at full throttle, and was slowly reducing the range to him to about 400m. While this was going on we had climbed from ca. 1800 to 2000m. Suddenly he startes to climb steeper, and I follow. Within maybe just 25 seconds he has reached the altitude where his wingtips are making contrails, wich I beleive is 7000m. I had only reached up to 3200m by then, still going by full throttle, and I was following straight in his path! I didn't take a note at what speed I had during the climb. What kind of plane can climb like that? I posted a message asking what red pilot just climbed above 7000m, but didn't get no answer, but that may be due to that I was lost contact with the server imidiately afterwouds. I logged in again, but still didn't get an answer.

Anyway: What kind of plane can this have been?

Skarphol

"Trying is the first step towards failure!" Homer Simpson

Skarphol
04-12-2004, 02:17 AM
Hi!

I was playing on a Finnish server saturday night (GMT) and had a lot of fun, though very limited succsess.. that's due to my poor situational awareness I guess. I was flying on the 'blue' side, and had chosen a Bf-109 G6 'late' with default armament and just 50% fuel. After cruising around the area I was supposed to protect, I finally found an unsuspecting enemy. It was a single-engined propfighter from the allied inventory. On my first attack I managed to give him a couple of hits in the fuselage and starboard wing before I overshot and had to make a full turn in order to attack again. The plane showed no sign of fuel-leak or other damage though.. Now the plane was heading for home. I was going after him at full throttle, and was slowly reducing the range to him to about 400m. While this was going on we had climbed from ca. 1800 to 2000m. Suddenly he startes to climb steeper, and I follow. Within maybe just 25 seconds he has reached the altitude where his wingtips are making contrails, wich I beleive is 7000m. I had only reached up to 3200m by then, still going by full throttle, and I was following straight in his path! I didn't take a note at what speed I had during the climb. What kind of plane can climb like that? I posted a message asking what red pilot just climbed above 7000m, but didn't get no answer, but that may be due to that I was lost contact with the server imidiately afterwouds. I logged in again, but still didn't get an answer.

Anyway: What kind of plane can this have been?

Skarphol

"Trying is the first step towards failure!" Homer Simpson

JG51_Arnie
04-12-2004, 02:21 AM
If you lost contact with the server emidiatly afterwards you have seen a typical occurence of lag. If lag occurs and your PC isnt getting the latest updates of the situation it can very well be that the your PC just didnt get any updates of the location of the plane you followed. So it kept on climbing ang climbing.. it happens. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It wasnt possible, it was lag.

TheGozr
04-12-2004, 02:28 AM
B1 and 162 easly http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Skarphol
04-12-2004, 02:29 AM
Yes, lag of course can have done it... My ping was very good when I started to play on the server, well belowe 100, but that might have changed of course. I didn't see much lag, but something must have made me loose contact with the server...

Skarphol

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-HH-Dubbo
04-12-2004, 02:42 AM
I see that when the hosts server crashes......

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Nub_322Sqn
04-12-2004, 03:10 AM
When your wingtips are making contrails it doesn't mean they are at 7000+ meters, it means they make a tight turn or a very steep climb.

The high alt contrails are from your engine and not your wingtips.

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Tully__
04-12-2004, 03:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Skarphol:
Yes, lag of course can have done it... My ping was very good when I started to play on the server, well belowe 100, but that might have changed of course. I didn't see much lag, but something must have made me loose contact with the server...

Skarphol

"Trying is the first step towards failure!" Homer Simpson<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

When your connection to the server drops out, the game doesn't tell you straight away. For about 30 seconds, it "estimates" position for the other aircraft in the game based on last course and throttle settings received while it tries to re-establish connection.

What you saw is the result of the game's postion estimates, not the actual plane performance.

It also doesn't matter who's connection is lost. Regardless of whether it's you, the server or the computer controlling the plane you're chasing, your machine will show the same style of behaviour for any aircraft it's not receiving updates from the server for.

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