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  1. I am happy to star in a video at any time, whether I am doing poorly or not 😁 I appreciate your words, and that we both enjoyed the encounter, it was intense for me for sure, and definitely hooked me on the WWI flying!
  2. That was a lot of fun, my first time out in a fighter! Sorry for the collision, that's the one thing I am apparently good at in FC... I am getting better at avoiding them at least. Ha, two videos of me dying on the same page! 💪 Even though I think I only lasted like 11 seconds, that was a good time... the most planes I have seen in one place by far, looking forward to it again! S!
  3. Last night, I saluted an AI after I rammed it. I'm here to help!
  4. Just bought FC Monday and started flying that night... it's been a mixed bag as far as successes go for me, had a couple of decent runs and had a couple of "maybe let's just forget those happened" runs... Newb to newb secrets/advice: 1. http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/pilots/?tour=7 (Bookmark this, or at least the main page) I go here to try to figure out what kind of fuel to take. I find a decent pilot that flies what I am flying and check their sortie logs Because I am horrific, sometimes I come here to determine whether that last plane I collided with was AI or not (hint: The AI likes to hammer its brakes in front of your... hint2: if you, like me, have flown a lot on WoL, when you see a plane that is flying like a WoL player, it's AI. If you ground attack, it's a good way to see exactly what you hit 2. When there are a lot of people on the server and you are wondering where they are, take off from either airspawn (south-central no-man's land) and then climb. I mean climb, by the way. Like, Aim High Air Force Climb. Get up there and then keep going. High like unemployment in Burkina Faso high. That's where they all are. Make sure you climb outside of the fight, not directly INto the fight... that's my secret-move, don't steal it (spoiler: You'll just get shot in the head doing that, which I know is obvious, but...) 3. Don't forget that some guns have to be manually reloaded... in case you haven't dealt with any of those on the WW2 side. 4. VR is (like WW2) harder to identify enemies, but it seems to actually be an advantage for dogfighting in WWI in my opinion... ymmv... but if you're planning on dogfighting I recommend at least knowing the shape of the Fokker D.VII, the Sopwith planes, and the SPAD... that seems to be the majority of what was up in that furball... bouncing ground attackers is easier, the bad guys shoot at you I will say that FC seems to be gaining popularity... been more and more people on the server each night this week, Monday there were like 3 or 4 of us... there were something like 20 last night, and it was a good time!
  5. Awesome! We will try this out! We flew F2Bs on the Flugpark last night, first run we got separated and I'll be damned if she didn't fly all the way to the bridge objective in the southeast and then make her own way all the way back to the field we flew out of! After that we did another run at the arty and we both were terrible at dropping bombs, I think I hit 1 or 2 guns, killed one... on the way back we got bounced by I think a DVII and he and I tussled for a bit and I ended up with a shot into his chickenpit. The guns on these birds do seem hyper-accurate to me, but maybe that's coming from the WW2 side of things and longer ranges? I dunno. She seemed to have a good time, still not super keen on getting her clock cleaned by other pilots, but hey life is rough... at least we don't have to eat trench food. Thanks for all the help guys, I am definitely hooked!
  6. If she doesn't pass her flight exam after a week or so, then I may have to offload her. I will keep you posted! Thank you for the heads up on the servers, I forgot about seeing the WW1 planes on some of the WW2 servers, that may be our best bet for now! Quick mission is SP only, right? We'll try the J5 server too! Thank you!
  7. So, my wife has a TM Warthog, TrackIR, a frickin Index, mfing MFG Crosswinds... collected over the last several years but never really flying regularly, and so I am hoping to finally get her to really get into flight sims with Flying Circus... Just wondering, before I throw another $150 out the door, what the options are for co-op or server options where taking off from a back-field and learning the ropes is acceptable... Is there any multiplayer outside of dedicated servers? I've only seen the one FC server, is it going to be cool if we get on there and take up server slots on a team while not yet participating in the battle? Also, from a newbs perspective, how tough is it to learn FC out of the gate in VR? She has the HOTAS as above, and a Saitek throttle quad, is there a lot of configuration needed? How difficult is engine management? She's worried about not being able to see the keyboard, and I am hoping this will be an easier go of it before I try to get her to fly the WW2 stuff and DCS or whatever. It wasn't too tough for me to make the TrackIR -> VR Conversion, but I have been flying for a long time. Thanks in advance for the advice, already downloaded all the pertinent training material from the FAQ.
  8. Thanks for having the server the way you do, we were able to test the 262s without interruption AND even had some start harassing those of us still taking off by menacing with biplanes, that was fantastic. Great times, appreciate having a place to do that! <S>
  9. Was there a way to tag users in posts? Because: REDFOX-WL-GAGARIN cannot receive messages. =/
  10. Very much appreciate your response, I will take this to Gagarin directly! To the lay-person, this is sporadic... because we don't understand the fact that there is procedure that occurs when you enter a hangar versus when you do not. I will say that in my experience, last night, I spawned a 110, died, then loaded out a G-4... I went to the hangar, selected a winter skin, changed fuel, and put on the glass headrest. I spawned out with guns that would not function.
  11. Soooo.... how would a config setting produce a sporadic result? (For my education)
  12. I do too, now, but after having a cherry firing solution (I'm mildly retarded, so it's super rare for me) and being robbed of it, I have a special place in my heart for those affected by this bug. I also understand how fickle gamers are (like extra-neurotic cats) and ESPECIALLY flight simmers (we are more like extra-extra-neurotic cats with some form of high-functioning autism) and while this particular bug seems endemic for now, either we just got some lucky doses last night or it is becoming worse/exacerbated by network conditions... For people content to do their 137 point customer satisfaction guaranteed virtual pre-flight checklist and lube, this is a minor annoyance... when you're scrambling to take off with the rest of your crew, you can forget that we need to fire our guns before take-off every time now. I searched for this bug, and this is the only post that I found regarding it (prominently), so I too am apparently guilty of not throwing this on the bug forum and will do so once I gather more information or can get my streaming working again, but this should certainly be looked into.
  13. It's not an ammo counter bug, it's a guns don't work bug, most people don't pop off rounds on the ground to test their guns. "This doesn't affect me (yet), so please focus on giving me new things." <--- This is an excellent business plan, keep these types of suggestions coming!
  14. This isn't how bugs work, but seriously, your 3rd or 4th dogpile on the same "just check before you take off" assertion is appreciated.
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