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  1. [edited] 5. Moderators oversee the different sections of the forum and they have the right to edit and delete posts or close the entire topic without explanation. 6. It is forbidden to discuss the actions of moderators and administrators in any form on the forum. All questions are to be sent via "personal message" to the administrator/moderator.
  2. Pardon posting something that I'm sure has been described earlier in this thread, but kind'a hard to find with 378 pages in it. How does the queue position system work? I was in 11th place, but didn't get the message until I was in a plane, but even with engines off I was kicked because the side has too many players. I also guess that we can't play on both sides now? Registered with a different name (and updated to that different name on the IL-2 website), but I'm still getting the team-change penalty screen on the server if I try to fly red to balance the teams.
  3. Thank you! I've actually been working on the P-47 to get some simple transcribing instead of having to translate. Got punched in the face by the engine operating tables and take-off/landing charts though, but I'm getting there. Took a quite long hiatus from the project for a while, but it's definitely not dead.
  4. Stop making sense. You confuse them! ๐Ÿง
  5. Hardly pointless since many still live with quite stringent monthly data limits, even in supposedly developed countries (Looking at for example you two, USA and Canada), but understandably pretty cumbersome for the developers to have available for those that need one.
  6. "Should" and "is" are two completely different things. Right now the damage models are so bad and inconsistent that I've stopped flying, both in SP and MP. Single-hit wing-offs by defensive guns, and then I need to land 20+ 20mm shells on a fighter when shooting it down in a fight. Pilot-snipes with .30 cals through armoured glass, and I dunno what. I like the idea with the 3.008+ damage models, but they are so horribly bugged/faulty/inconsistent that I wish they just reverted to the old system until the new one is fixed =(
  7. Right now I dunno if armoured glass is worth it. It's mostly useful against bombers, but with the 3.008-3.009 damage models single turret-fired machine gun bullets cut entire wings off, and killing pilots through the armoured glass is easy peasy for them. Other than that I prefer an armoured windscreen though. But like many others I don't even understand what the question is: Why not use both? Why would I need to skip the armour just because I use a bubble? Not like we have bubble canopies that look like the one on an F-16.
  8. I think that the last part is unfair. Yes, it is true that some are chronic complainers, but those can usually be counted on the fingers of a single hand. The larger group in the "regularly complaining" minority are guys who seek perfection. They do not expect perfection however. They just seek it. At least if we look at the "complainers" who have anything to come with other than a complete lack of sources outside of the Dogfights TV show. Just because something works fine we shouldn't stop asking how it could be made better. If that was the case we'd still be living in caves, without fire, and hitting each other with sticks and throwing poop at each other. Of course it must be tiring to not have the resources to work on all the things that people would like to see improved, and if anything having to be very selective with where the development work goes, but if anything it is the sim community's desire to seek absolute realism - even if presented in a simplified form, like for example the plane interaction in IL-2 - that is its driving force. A large part (most? all?) of the sim community are where they are because they want to immerse themselves in something authentic. I'm having issues on all servers currently, and in singleplayer. I like what the 3.008 damage model strives to achieve, but when I for example have to pelt a AI-controlled Yak-1 with 20+ rounds with my MG 151/20 for them to finally go down, then something is awry. I can't say what is wrong because I'm not sitting with the code or even decent debug feedback, but I can tell that when that isn't a unique thing but happens in almost every fight, then it doesn't match any factual analysis of WW2 air combat that I've ever come across/had presented to me.
  9. So how is damage in multiplayer ever supposed to become "correct" if we can't even bug-report it, because what we see in MP doesn't happen, since MP doesn't count?
  10. Unfortunately it appears as if the changes to gun damage this patch is the extreme opposite of the prior patch. Now things die AT ONCE. Wings are shot off an instant, entire planes disappear into molecules from a single 25mm AA hit, tails are shot off left and right, engines are ruined by single .30 cal hits, etc. The increased toughness in the previous patch felt a bit over the top in that direction, but it was far better than the current state ๐Ÿ˜•
  11. Probably not even remotely as easily as we do it in-game when you are up at > 250-300 kph speeds (you still have to keep your plane flying straight while tugging on a heavy-to-close canopy), but then again we also got much too easy operation of trim wheels and such too, so falls into the same category of "really only in a flight sim but not done IRL" (like adjusting trim mid-manoeuvre).
  12. Do you and your friends have any personal test data to show that the speed isn't reduced (i.e. any source data to give a reason for this thread to exist at all), considering several people in the thread are stating the opposite and showing numbers?
  13. Why would you move around channels? As a Guest on the TeamSpeak server you should have user permissions to create temporary channels, btw (it was added maybe half a year ago), so that ought to make organizing into groups under a certain language parent channel easier.
  14. Now THIS is what I love seeing! Looks like we might actually a multiplayer lobby with as much functionality as Half-Life 1 from 1998 after all. Better 20 years late than never! ๐Ÿ˜„
  15. Our crosshairs are so bright/saturated in the game and don't get dimmed so much by the sun that the sun filter is of much use, unfortunately.
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