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10 hours ago, II./JG77_Manu* said:

Hi there,

seasoned IL2 pilot but just got FC and this sounds interesting.

Anything i should now in advance? I much prefer having a clear duty and being part of a meaningful flight over just hopping in and doing "free hunt" alone. Is there some kind of organization happening before the flights?

 

There are squadrons, of course. And some people willing to coordinate, if someone pops a proposal.

 

And welcome! 🙂

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Congratulations to Entente on cementing their lead as we leave this year and head into the next.   The current fall tour ends and winter tour begins on New Years Day.  Was great to see so many flyers (especially the many new(er) ones)!

 

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I only came up for one sortie, but what a sortie it was...no loners today, only big gangs of scouts and two-seaters. We got into a big cat-and-mouse game of chasing Huns into their lines, being chased out by more Huns, chasing even more huns back across and being chased out again by even more huns! Back home in time for champagne and medals. 

Very cool to see so many pilots on, and great to see newcomers. 

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Central has begun their New Year Offensive:

Central 5

Entente 0

 

Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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Great fights all day.  Plane filled skies continue.    The day begins with more success for the Central New Years Offensive but Entente pushes pushes back to win two.       Central 6    Entente 2

 

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Entente appears in the area of operations to split the day.

Central - 17

Entente - 4

 

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ZachariasX
9 hours ago, J5_Baeumer said:

Entente appears in the area of operations to split the day.

More food for my Camel.

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I really enjoyed the double stacked clouds on Sunday, looking forward to the next time I see them.

Pretty sure this is 1PL-Husar-1Esk going head to head with Tailmange.

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Kotori making a pass while 69th_RubberDucky tries to evade.

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Husar presses the attack on Ducky while Kotori comes back around

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Husar finishes off Kotori

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Ducky was just a bit too late to save his wingman

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Meanwhile the recce escapes unmolested, with a bored gunner watching the battle in the distance

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It was very busy over the trenches today!
 

Central 3 for the day (29 for tour)

Entente 1 for the day (7 for tour)

 

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Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the Sunday Furball.  Thanks to GCF for starting this and all the squads and community flyers who continue to make this weekly the most crowded event in our skies over the front!

 

Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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Thanks to everyone who came and filled the skies over Lens and Bapaume today on the Sunday events second anniversary!  Sorry for the hiccup 15 mins into one of the missions.

 

It looks like a hard fought draw by both sides today!

 

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13 hours ago, J5_Baeumer said:

Thanks to everyone who came and filled the skies over Lens and Bapaume today on the Sunday events second anniversary! 

 

After all these years, I finally feel my G2 gives me the VR vision I need not to shoot friendlies in MP.  So, I started my first adventure into MP here these last 2 Sundays - it has been great fun!  Thank you for all the work I know it takes to host.  But here is my complete MP Newb question:  Is there a way to disable the continuous repeating chat message about server overload?

 

Also, my apology to the DR1 pilot I clipped with my Camel yesterday.  If it is any conciliation - spinning down without half a wing from 10,000 feet in VR made me dizzy.  I hope you had a parachute! :salute:

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56 minutes ago, Varibraun said:

Is there a way to disable the continuous repeating chat message about server overload?

 

 

Yes.  In your basic game settings, uncheck the HUD box.  To disable the player messages uncheck that box and the screen becomes "quiet" and less immersion killler.

 

We are also working on mission and server related factors to address these annoying messages.  

 

Glad you are here in multiplayer and enjoying yourself!

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We were so close to finishing the Lens Noon map. We were in the process of returning the final photo recon mission home when Central finished. The northern recon was complete and all targets were smashed, we just needed the photos to win. That was a well fought map. The Lens Morning map was also hard fought, but it started to die off at the end. Every mission met with opposition, but the numbers slowly dwindled. There was even a fight at the final photo recon, but everyone signed off with a single target left to win. I had to shoot down the last balloon all by myself to get credit for at least one victorious map. Certainly a lot of fun, and there were a bunch of great fights. At one point, the southern airfield was attacked and the Allies spent more time running into each other than shooting down the attackers.

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Server Stress Test of the Sunday Furball.  We've made some mission logic improvements and server upgrades this week.   We are expecting reduction/elimination of the "Server Overload Warning" message as well as other increased performance.  Come fly and help us see if that is the case while doing your part in the war effort!

 

Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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Thanks for everyone who came today and helped stress test the missions and server.  Smooth as silk in two of three.

 

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9 hours ago, J5_Klugermann said:

Hoping to get my fairplay back to 100% before my 80th birthday.

 

 

To accommodate that I expect we'll need our own master server in place.  How much time do we have?

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13 hours ago, J5_Klugermann said:

Hoping to get my fairplay back to 100% before my 80th birthday.

 

You mean you figured out how to go back in time?

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Server limited to 59 players and a few other tweeks Saturday night intended to improve player experience.

 

Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

 

 

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Server limited to 59 players to improve player experience.

 

Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

 

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Great turnout today!  We continue to attempt to isolate the possible source of the recent increase in disconnections.  To this end we will be running with custom paints off next weekend.

 

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Same great action yesterday especially by very aggressive and exceptionally well flown red striped Spads.

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As announced last week, we are flying with custom paints disabled this week in order to prove that there are not corrupt paints in the large custom community paint set adversely affecting player connections.

 

Flying Circus Furball -

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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Despite a few discos later in the day (not at peak players), server was solid with less than a handful of server overload errors.  When there seemed to be a few multiple player discos (even I lost a score today from one), I checked the server immediately "under the hood", and it was running smooth and within parameters.   Strangely, the discos of multiple players simultaneously seemed to be of players within proximity to each other.    Still, was a lot of fun and seemed better than a few weeks past.
 

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Kotori and I got disco'ed hard yesterday. In all cases we were in the same fight or flying together, and both of us were simultaneously dropped. We've been dropped before, but never had us both disconnect at the exact same time. Pretty sure it cost us the map, too, because Kotori was the recon and I was escorting him. The first disco was after he was shot down but before the burning wreckage hit the ground, so that one didn't really change much. The second one, however, was on the way out and cost about 15-20 minutes to get another flight together (with a different recon pilot to avoid another disconnect). Central then rolled the map with our bombers only a couple minutes from the last target. We probably would have had it if the disconnect hadn't happened. Well fought, but frustrating.

The next map had fewer players (around 8-12 per side for most of the mission) and we had no disconnects there. There was a pretty big bug, however. We had to destroy every single target to finish the map. All front line targets, both recons, and all second line objectives. We ran a huge raid to finish out the two northern targets and the balloon, but the mission didn't end. It forced us to go after the southern targets (the ones right next to the Central airfield), so we brought 6 Bristols (FII's and FIII's), an SE5a, and a Camel to the meet Sahaj and Wolf in Dr1's with an AI Albatros thrown in for good measure. That massive fight eventually broke up into a series of fights as the downed pilots on both sides grabbed new machines and tried to get back to the targets. We were taking bets to see if the map would finish or not, but it rolled once the last objective was finished.

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Thanks for the summary, has an.  I have some other questions for you.  I'll probably reach out to you via PM on Discord as my mailbox here is stuffed full.

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There is a bug when on fire game is disconnecting player with bad ping messages,  I had this always when my machine was on fire. This was on regular ADSL 1Mb/s up 10Mb/s down connection , there are not such problems when I switched to fiber optics. 

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Flying Circus Furball -

 

Be there or be square.

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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Maxed out a 50 with no server overload messages and solid connections all afternoon!  Was a glorious day in the air!

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Did anyone have issues with getting disconnected? I think everyone I was on coms with was stable.

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On 3/15/2021 at 5:14 AM, gascan said:

Did anyone have issues with getting disconnected? I think everyone I was on coms with was stable.

I didn't this time ........ The week before I had 4 disconnects.

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On 3/14/2021 at 8:15 PM, J5_Baeumer said:

Maxed out a 50 with no server overload messages and solid connections all afternoon!  Was a glorious day in the air!

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Not as glorious as the J5 orgy atop the leader board

 

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Flying Circus Furball -

 

With significant improvements made to server reducing disco's and eliminating server overload errors, we are increasing player slots from 50 to 55 this week.

 

When: Sunday

Time:  19:00 UTC/GMT (convert to your local time zone)

Where: Flying Circus Flugpark

Type: Dogfights and two-seater missions (drop in & drop out anytime).

Entrance: Everyone welcome, regardless of experience.  Come fly and have fun!

 

Communications - Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

After Action Reports and Earned Pilot Awards (aka Flugpark Parser) - http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

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On 3/17/2021 at 3:22 PM, J5_Klugermann said:

 

Not as glorious as the J5 orgy atop the leader board

 

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nice raid of hours & pilots and good results !

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