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We literally made a point to accelerate that "gap" on last few days because after the plane additions and constant superior numbers, it was clear to us all on the red team that it was our only hope.

 

Seriously, why you keep arguing the UNDENIABLE point that axis lost by losing all pilots, when reds had 2 active fields left. 

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27 minutes ago, Cpt_Siddy said:

We literally made a point to accelerate that "gap" on last few days because after the plane additions and constant superior numbers, it was clear to us all on the red team that it was our only hope.

 

Seriously, why you keep arguing the UNDENIABLE point that axis lost by losing all pilots, when reds had 2 active fields left. 

 

LW still needed 247 pilot kills, 357 planes, or to shutdown/capture 2-3 more airfields by time map finished. Red coordinated efforts to just do fighter screens and down Blue planes is what won the map, not messily number of pilot deaths from people that couldn’t click out in time. There was no way Blue was winning that map, it was inevitable after the push to shutdown all the fields stalled. But you can keep convincing yourself it made a difference and didn’t have anything to do with that little thrill you got from pissing someone off. Your argument just sounds ridiculous to the rest of us, which is my original point. You’re not fooling anyone, we know why you do it, stop pretending it’s for any other reason. Rules support your unsportsmanlike behavior, so why try to cover it up?

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>we totally did not lost because we ran out of pilots it was the fighter screen that kept killing our pilots so we ran out of pilots but totally didint lose because we ran out of pilots.

 

Henny, please...

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1 hour ago, Cpt_Siddy said:

>we totally did not lost because we ran out of pilots it was the fighter screen that kept killing our pilots so we ran out of pilots but totally didint lose because we ran out of pilots.

 

Henny, please...

I don’t even understand what you’re trying to say. Of course Blue lost the map on pilot kills. Reds all took up fighters and downed planes, Blue kept attacking useless tank columns and got pk’d by flak. A handful of Blue were killed in chutes. Takeout the chute kills, Blue would have still lost on pilot kills. My point is not that pilot kills aren’t a deciding factor, chute killing is what I’m saying is not a deciding factor. So if it’s not a deciding factor, then why pretend you do it for any reason than to just piss someone off? Having a pilot out of action for 5 mins would be a better argument. The fact that is barely made tells me again you’re main reason is [edited]

 

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>blue lost to the map due to pilot kills but the extra effort red team put in accelerating pilot loss played no role

 

This is your argument. 

 

My argument is, it did. We took more risks to secure the pilot kill. We considered that even 1 for 1 trade in pilots is a win at that point. 


Personally, i did not bother with chutes or taking the extra effort to down a plane after i smoked it. It is a move that put you at risk for retaliation... Not  before the final squeeze in last few days anyhow, when it became clear that only realistic goal was to kill off pilots.

 

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No worries, Sid, keep flaming chutes, I don’t care. I’ll just add you to my short list and will flame yours when you go down. I’ll be doing it just to piss you off, I won’t be doing it to pretend it might help win the map or some other weak argument.

 

And I hope the other side of this topic stops arguing it’s a “war crime” and some other nonsense. This whole debate is so old and boring.

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Henny, i dont farm stats, i push objectives, cover ground pounders and play to win.

 

If you want to put yourself in a position where an passing by IL2 can shoot you [edited] off just to get my chute, go ahead :^) 

 

Just a note, ive manged to kill maybe 4 chutes in this whole campaign, all on the last map. I fly in VR, and it is impossibly hard to even aim at the tiny pixel that is supposed to be a pilot. It requires me to slow my speed and steady my flight and expose myself. If you seriously think that i have been doing this for other reason than dire necessity, you are indeed more hen than a hawk, perhaps as bad as 95:5 ratio.

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Сan we expect a historical planeset or is the server running along the "balance" line? The appearance on the front of the aircraft in accordance with the dates of their first combat use - in the latest edition of the description of the aircraft, these dates have finally added:

 

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3 hours ago, 1/JSpan_Guerrero said:

 

Thanks -IRRE-Biluf. I did not know that this issue had already been surveyed, and it was already clear what was the opinion and the majority of the community. 70% NO 29% YES Lighter water.

 

Go read up on statistics and accurate polling and get back to us when you realize how utterly pointless the results of that poll are.

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On 8/3/2018 at 1:35 PM, Cpt_Siddy said:

Just for the sake of "realism" argument. 

 

Do any of you really think either side would shed a tear, or lift a finger if someone among their ranks actively pursued chute kills? 

 

Mind you, one side held other side in utter contempt as a undermench, humans just barely worth to keep alive as slaves in the future development of acquired lebensraum and no doubht disposed at a later date. At the earliest convenience of the Reich, no doubt.

And the other side was literally fighting for the survival of their fledgling state that had barely existed for two decades, just freed form the land slavery under tsar of oppressive, undemocratic Russian empire. 

 

I doubt you found lots of sympathy for the devils from either side of the aisle.


It's a video game mate. [edited]

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Honestly, I think shooting chutes just for winning is worse than shooting with the intent of being a dick....

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I suppose I'm a little confused as to why we're still having an argument based on anecdotal evidence. And, anecdotal evidence that is sketchy at best. If I were making such a stink about something I would want to make sure that I'm absolutely certain that what I'm seeing is actually what is happening.

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2 hours ago, Staiger said:

Honestly, I think shooting chutes just for winning is worse than shooting with the intent of being a dick....

 

It's right up there with Alt+F4ing your way out of a bad situation.

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4 minutes ago, [TWB]dillon_biz said:

 

It's right up there with Alt+F4ing your way out of a bad situation.

 

Just so nobody misses the joke, its funny because Staiger is the ultimate disco queen

 

 

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LOL I aint even said any names and you guys go personal, grow up.

 

If alt+f4 gets you that much, ill do it everytime i know its you, I dont mind ;)

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What a bunch of babies crying about being killed in a wargame, usually directly after exterminating some number of little digital lives themselves.  It's an interesting set of mental gymnastics to make yourself a victim after adding up all those sweet kills to your streak.  And of course all talk of e-honor and sportsmanship stops when it's 50 Axis vs. 20 VVS.

 

I've practically never not been shot in my chute or strafed on the ground in all my time flying BOS since early access, so I don't know where everyone has been hiding that this shocks them.  I recently had a 109 pilot cannon my limp dead body on the ground so intently that he flew into trees and killed himself.  I also recently had a carousel of ~5 aircraft circle my crashed aircraft and take turns strafing me.  I even had an AI crewed 88 shoot me dead directly as I descended in my chute.  C'est la guerrejeu.  I guess the AI understands that someone can't bomb a bunch of people and then cry when they aren't given the red carpet treatment.

 

P.S. For your information, propellers don't work on chutes, you just clip through: bWFz9kl.png

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12 minutes ago, Staiger said:

LOL I aint even said any names and you guys go personal, grow up.

 

If alt+f4 gets you that much, ill do it everytime i know its you, I dont mind ;)

 

Well when you make a claim that shooting a chute to win is worse than doing it to be a dick, I have a mirror to show you.  

 

Because Alt+F4ing after you get into a bad situation is the same exact thing. 

 

 

The only difference is that you're peacing out just so the other guy doesn't get the kill.

 

As you said, grow up.

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On 8/3/2018 at 6:13 PM, StG77_Kondor said:


It's a video game mate. [edited]

 

Sarcasm --->

 

 

 

>you

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8 hours ago, 7.GShAP/Silas said:

And of course all talk of e-honor and sportsmanship stops when it's 50 Axis vs. 20 VVS.

 

Overall axis was may be stronger in number than vvs team. 

But severals times vvs ounumbered the axis team also. I've already saw 15-20 vs 3-5 during a whole map so...

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6 minutes ago, F/JG300_Faucon said:

 

Overall axis was may be stronger in number than vvs team. 

But severals times vvs ounumbered the axis team also. I've already saw 15-20 vs 3-5 during a whole map so...

 

>Overall, the school bully beat up the nerd kid, stole his lunch money and locked him in to his locker but SOMETIMES the nerd kid bit back, so its ok...

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So now the bully is crying that the nerd kid shot his chutes, sweet lord Jesus. What a funny discussion. :biggrin:

 

Still, it's best for the reds to always go for the chutes asap. I have seen two Luftie Hartmanns dying, deleting their Streak, and they logged off for several days afterwards. 

 

 

P.S. I think it's bad that shooting the chute isn't always documented. Approximately half of those I have shot and ripped, didn't appear in the statistics. I guess going for the pilot instead of the chute next time is advisable.

P.P.S. Siddy, with the right settings in VR it's no problem to hit the pilot, you'll need the proper VR zoom setting, comparable to the 2D plebs' zoom. Check out lefuneste's 3dmigoto fix in the VR section of the forums for instructions.

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4 hours ago, F/JG300_Faucon said:

But severals times vvs ounumbered the axis team also. I've already saw 15-20 vs 3-5 during a whole map so..


Faucon those odds are a piss in the sea. They don't make any difference and not many on red would  be complaining if we had those numbers. It's the 20-60 situations that ruin it. And even then it can be fun flying against those odds, you pick a fighter and adapt your tactics. The problem arises when it's like that every time you log on. Then, you dont get to adapt your tactics, fly a bomber/attack aircraft or go offensive. It's monotonous and you blame the stackers for ruining the game night after night.

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Nice compilation Sheriff! Great display of your flying and shooting skills. Some really good kills there man! :salute:
Quite a lot of easy prey though, many of your victims have absolutly no f*#kin' clue that you are closing in behind them. It shows perfectly how horribly unobservant many of the blue fighter pilots are. :o: Flying for the blue side, it hardly ever happens that i catch a red pilot like this on TAW! Most of you red fighters are just way more alert to surrounding threads.
It's no wonder that we lose so many maps because of attrition...

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I have been wondering why so many new players fly GERMAN - I wonder if it has to do with the easier engine management of German aircraft on full real servers? The fact is the Bf 109 and Fw 190s are easier to fly that Spits, LaGGs and Yaks with there management of Prop Pitch/Mixture/Super Charger/Radiator is just too much to learn. Unless you are highly motivated to do so.

I know in TAW I had to get my act together and became more concerned with bring my aircraft home  However, this draw back is newbies will flock to the Luftwaffe side and waste valuable aircraft because the only barrier to entry is basically entering your name on a  website. I am not saying I am not in the newbie class either (...my stats speak for itself, even though I have EAW and IL-2, IL-2 AEP and IL-2 FB under my belt). 

I guess the big question is how do we not penalize the German team for being the side newbies flock to and at the same time not give them an unfair advantage.

 

This is just an hypotheses so don't jump down my neck LOL - discuss.

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10 minutes ago, JG7_X_Man said:

I have been wondering why so many new players fly GERMAN - I wonder if it has to do with the easier engine management of German aircraft on full real servers? The fact is the Bf 109 and Fw 190s are easier to fly that Spits, LaGGs and Yaks with there management of Prop Pitch/Mixture/Super Charger/Radiator is just too much to learn. Unless you are highly motivated to do so.

I know in TAW I had to get my act together and became more concerned with bring my aircraft home  However, this draw back is newbies will flock to the Luftwaffe side and waste valuable aircraft because the only barrier to entry is basically entering your name on a  website. I am not saying I am not in the newbie class either (...my stats speak for itself, even though I have EAW and IL-2, IL-2 AEP and IL-2 FB under my belt). 

I guess the big question is how do we not penalize the German team for being the side newbies flock to and at the same time not give them an unfair advantage.

 

This is just an hypotheses so don't jump down my neck LOL - discuss.

 

 

You described an issue that is indeed a part contributing to the plane count. I can personally say that when i started on IL-2, i started on Germans purely because it was less of a hassle and German planes had this legendary aura about them. The legendary 109 and 190, what could possibly go wrong? Instant ace, for sure! 

 

Then i got my arse handed to me by Yak's in most embarrassing fashion. So much so i was tempted to go whine on forums. But before i screamed "bias", i tried out red side and WOAH.

Flying reds was hard, but in the end, rewarding. Properly managed red plane could be made to preform almost as well as German plane but it still was not superior. After 3 TAW rounds purely on reds, jumping in German fighter makes me feel like i am flying a super plane, because i know how to fly the planes i go against, i know their limitations better. Despite what anyone have cried on the forums, only the Yak-1b and LA-5F comes even close to the performance of 109 or 190. And even then that holds true at sub 5km altitudes. Spit can offer some trouble for 109 above 5km but it is considerably slower in normal flight. 

 

Moral of the story was, if you are getting hammered by the technically inferior planes in your German super mount, issue is most likely with you and not the game :--D

 

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The funny thing is it isn't that hard to learn the various settings for the various Red side planes. Many of them use the same engines, and so the same settings, or engines that are set up in a similar way, so again similar settings. The one that I'd say is the most difficult to manage is the P-40, and that only because the engine changes manifold pressure with altitude. Every other plane in the game for the Red side is basically set and forget unless you are trying to get ten tenths of performance out of it. I guess it is a bit more complex than the 109's 'push the throttle froward until you go fast,' but it isn't rocket science. Hell, most of the settings can be done on the ground before taxi, so there isn't even that much multitasking required.

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2 hours ago, JG7_X_Man said:

I have been wondering why so many new players fly GERMAN - I wonder if it has to do with the easier engine management of German aircraft on full real servers? The fact is the Bf 109 and Fw 190s are easier to fly that Spits, LaGGs and Yaks with there management of Prop Pitch/Mixture/Super Charger/Radiator is just too much to learn. Unless you are highly motivated to do so.

It's not just a matter of learning; manual engine control is always difficult without sophisticated hardware. Remember that the typical Il-2 player only uses a simple joystick. Finger on the trigger, thumb on the POV hat. The other hand adjusts the throttle. 

 

These players must let go of something to reach for the keyboard whenever they change propeller pitch or radiator settings. It's easy to panic when an overheat warning appears in the heat of battle. Should you focus on the fight, or let go of the throttle to adjust the radiator?

 

Therefore, Luftwaffe aircraft are usually more comfortable because all important controls can be mapped to a simple joystick.

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2 hours ago, Disarray said:

The funny thing is it isn't that hard to learn the various settings for the various Red side planes. Many of them use the same engines, and so the same settings, or engines that are set up in a similar way, so again similar settings. The one that I'd say is the most difficult to manage is the P-40, and that only because the engine changes manifold pressure with altitude. Every other plane in the game for the Red side is basically set and forget unless you are trying to get ten tenths of performance out of it. I guess it is a bit more complex than the 109's 'push the throttle froward until you go fast,' but it isn't rocket science. Hell, most of the settings can be done on the ground before taxi, so there isn't even that much multitasking required.

 

It all seems simple until you have to apply that in combat. 

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So many accusations of chute killing....

It would be easy to just pop a replay video with the shooters name, instead of collectively calling a side "chute killing".

I've see some people trying to chute kill from both side. that does not mean everyone does it. If you have a problem with it, just post the screens with the name and they'll live in infamy. Or just carry on and enjoy the game.

 

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11 hours ago, [I./JG62]Knipser said:

Nice compilation Sheriff! Great display of your flying and shooting skills. Some really good kills there man! :salute:
Quite a lot of easy prey though, many of your victims have absolutly no f*#kin' clue that you are closing in behind them. It shows perfectly how horribly unobservant many of the blue fighter pilots are. :o: Flying for the blue side, it hardly ever happens that i catch a red pilot like this on TAW! Most of you red fighters are just way more alert to surrounding threads.
It's no wonder that we lose so many maps because of attrition...


Thank you! Yes a lot of easy kills. that is true. And since we have that topic going right now let me elaborate a bit. 

I even left many kills out since I had way more "boring" low six 109 kills. To their credit, the six and especially the low six of a 109 is a weak spot which is easy to exploit. However there were plenty of 190s which dont have that excuse.
Furthermore there is rarely a team of 3-4 german fighter pilots working together in a cohesive team. As soon as you meet those, u have no chance anymore. Those guys just let one 109/190 attack, you have to evade and in the mean time the rest of the 109s are working at their energy state. And as soon as they have that advantage the altitude doesn't matter anymore. They just hammer you down until you are out of energy. That's the reason you need to have a exit plan at all times. A route were you can egress to in a reasonable amount of time. 
Even the Yak-1b and La-5(F) can only fight 109s in a similar energy state in a some what equal fight. And even there 190 and 109 possess abilities which are still much better than both.

As soon as you have a smart 109 on your six closing in its a fight for your life. Pilots who fly only german aicraft can't imagine that. The pressure is on you all the time. Your job is to survive long enough to egress, seek help or to wait for a mistake. Especially scary are 190s. While they aren't known for turning.. they can turn into you in a wide speed range. While they use a lot of energy in those turns, that doesn't help you in that moment where you have to evade that insane turn. Furhtermore the 190s are faster on the deck than than the yak1b and La5 while you can outrun 109s. So they can hunt you down what ever you do.

The biggest weapon of russian fighter pilots is that many german fighter pilots have no clue what the reds can do, and what not. I highly recommend to get started in red fighters at some point. You will feel like a super hero in 109 after one campaign in red fighters.  

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29 minutes ago, DerSheriff said:

The biggest weapon of russian fighter pilots is that many german fighter pilots have no clue what the reds can do, and what not.


That sums it up perfectly! :biggrin: Seen it happening through the last TAW's.

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10 hours ago, JG7_X_Man said:

I have been wondering why so many new players fly GERMAN - I wonder if it has to do with the easier engine management of German aircraft on full real servers? The fact is the Bf 109 and Fw 190s are easier to fly that Spits, LaGGs and Yaks with there management of Prop Pitch/Mixture/Super Charger/Radiator is just too much to learn. Unless you are highly motivated to do so.

 

If you can manage an E7 you can manage pretty much any VVS plane other than the P-40 with its glorious allison.

 

What you are completely missing is when it comes to actual flying and dogfighting ... thats where the 109 is a total bitch and you fight as much with your own plane as you fight with the enemy due to lockup torqueroll and loss of rudder authority.

Also in terms of TAW its really comfortable for longer flights to not sideslip like a mong all day when you get actual ruddertrim in pretty much any fighter other than the yak.

The only active managing you do while fighting as VVS is Rads and supercharger. The rest you slam full Fwd once the fight begins, mby set the mixture back to 90-95% if you arent in a mikulin that has automixture at 50%.

 

Lets be real nobody joins the VVS bec it has a sexy reputation, its acquired interest not primary/initial.

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Wow! This is very interesting and very insightful! The comments for you guys with aces status talking about what you in counter in TAW - really helpful in getting food for thought. I think Mitthrawnuruodo made a very good point! If you don't have a HOTAS, flying Luftwaffe is your best bet and then in combat this makes you even more a target for obvious reasons.

I wonder what would happen if the next TAW could have 2 servers - 1 for training and you have to pass an "Engine Management /Combat Course" to enroll into the main TAW game server after passing EMC 101 so to speak? LOL

 

What would be a dream is for the guys top 100 with highest KD ratio with the highest AKs or GKs can choose to become instructors on this training server (YES TOPGUN like in Nellis and Lipetsk). Looking at these stats - freakin' very impressive (...we know who you are Mitthrawnuruodo virtual widow maker you - don't hide LOL).

 

Good conversation guys!

 

The second issue is the lack of a Lisunov Li-2 - which should be on developers radar. I would have though the Ju-52 and the IL-2 would have been introduced together. That's just me spit balling.

 

 

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