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Overcast_31
09-09-2004, 07:53 PM
Hello all,

Im relatively new to the game and these forums, only playing about a month and a half now. I have pretty much decided that I like flying the Spitfire H.F. the best with the P-38 Lighting coming in a close second and was wondering if when I am brave enough to go online ARE these planes widely accepted on most servers?

My other concern is that at the moment I only fly offline. I use the ace setting for the opponents and fly full-real, icons off. Is flying this way a good way to prepare for going online against real opponents? I just dont want to look like to much of an idiot when I decide to take the plunge.

Thanks in advance for any responses.
Overcast_31

Overcast_31
09-09-2004, 07:53 PM
Hello all,

Im relatively new to the game and these forums, only playing about a month and a half now. I have pretty much decided that I like flying the Spitfire H.F. the best with the P-38 Lighting coming in a close second and was wondering if when I am brave enough to go online ARE these planes widely accepted on most servers?

My other concern is that at the moment I only fly offline. I use the ace setting for the opponents and fly full-real, icons off. Is flying this way a good way to prepare for going online against real opponents? I just dont want to look like to much of an idiot when I decide to take the plunge.

Thanks in advance for any responses.
Overcast_31

Cajun76
09-09-2004, 08:08 PM
First of all, wecome to the game/sim. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Yes, those planes are on mnay DF servers. And there are servers who fly with the settings your used to. If you don't have HyperLobby, you may want to use it. I think the majority of online players use it to connect.

http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=2

You just need the client.

There is still no replacement for human pilots. On servers with more experinced pilots, you'll probably be shocked at first with the maneuvers they can pull. Try to fly with or join a squad if you want. Most are great people willing to help with anything you need.

Good hunting,
(56th)*Cajun76
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Franzen
09-09-2004, 08:30 PM
Hi Overcast,

I got this sim(my first) about 3 years ago. I flew offline for about a year on full settings and the enemy were all aces. I used to fly by myself against 16 planes and usually killed them all, with exception to the ones that collided. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Then I decided to try online and exercise my superior skills, maybe even become famous. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Well, I must say reality, or virtual reality, was not what I thought. It was impossible for me to get a kill. The planes flew differently and were totally unpredictable. I was killed so easily.

My point is, offline is nothing compared to online. In my opinion offline is only good for learning to fly and practicing aim. Online is where you'll learn combat. Now I rarely fly offline. After 2 years I can hold my own online and offline dogfighting is just too boring.

By now, after a month and a half, you are ready for grade 2. Take the plunge. Go online but have no expectations, or you end up with disappointment. You will first become a Ctrl E expert. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BTW, this is just my opinion and in this forum opinion may vary. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Goodluck buddy.

Fritz Franzen