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VBF-12_Snake9

Very cool.  I would like to request a flight name.  We at VBF have always been flight "Long Dong."  And .... make it happen.  😉😁

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well, if you want immersion, make the Axis command only recognise German 😄 "Möbelwagen in Sektor 1710" 

Luftwaffe "brevity code" of the time is quite funny actually, "Indianer am Gartenzaun" literally "Indians at the garden fence" means there are enemies aircraft at your home airfield

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21 minutes ago, Asgar said:

well, if you want immersion, make the Axis command only recognise German 😄 "Möbelwagen in Sektor 1710" 

Luftwaffe "brevity code" of the time is quite funny actually, "Indianer am Gartenzaun" literally "Indians at the garden fence" means there are enemies aircraft at your home airfield

Pauke, Pauke!

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Playing with 2 registered names in stats

There is a pilot Rache der Boot position 84 in rating  who is playing under another registered name as 10211 position 372 . I was shot down by 10211 who strangely enough does not have my kill registered as a medium kill and the name was printed below the title as pilot Rache Der Boot  one moment then the second time I checked the name was removed " how did he access the stats official page edit " . It now appears only as player 10211 in stats . I checked again Rache Der Boot and the kill medium Crimea mission 8 feb  is registered there and not in the 10211 player sortie stats .  Can someone please explain how is it that a player is able to play as 2 registered players with stats at the same time ? and also move his kills from one registered name to another ?

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AFewVociferousMen
7 hours ago, adler_1 said:

Playing with 2 registered names in stats

There is a pilot Rache der Boot position 84 in rating  who is playing under another registered name as 10211 position 372 . I was shot down by 10211 who strangely enough does not have my kill registered as a medium kill and the name was printed below the title as pilot Rache Der Boot  one moment then the second time I checked the name was removed " how did he access the stats official page edit " . It now appears only as player 10211 in stats . I checked again Rache Der Boot and the kill medium Crimea mission 8 feb  is registered there and not in the 10211 player sortie stats .  Can someone please explain how is it that a player is able to play as 2 registered players with stats at the same time ? and also move his kills from one registered name to another ?

I changed my name so I could have a chance to shoot you down. I changed it back after I shot you down. The admins have already said that changing names is fine as long as you are not impersonating others. Picking random player names is not impersonating others.

 

How about this; I'll stop changing my name when you stop logging off the moment you see me online? Better yet, I'll stop trying to shoot you down when you stop farming points on the boats when no one else is online. Deal?

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RedKestrel
9 hours ago, adler_1 said:

Playing with 2 registered names in stats

There is a pilot Rache der Boot position 84 in rating  who is playing under another registered name as 10211 position 372 . I was shot down by 10211 who strangely enough does not have my kill registered as a medium kill and the name was printed below the title as pilot Rache Der Boot  one moment then the second time I checked the name was removed " how did he access the stats official page edit " . It now appears only as player 10211 in stats . I checked again Rache Der Boot and the kill medium Crimea mission 8 feb  is registered there and not in the 10211 player sortie stats .  Can someone please explain how is it that a player is able to play as 2 registered players with stats at the same time ? and also move his kills from one registered name to another ?


Dude, you have to get over it. No one is cheating. No one is hacking the stats. He's just changing his name. There is no advantage gained from changing a name. It is not magic. He changes his name, you stay on the server, he waits for you at the spot he KNOWS you will be because you invariably go to the same place every time, and then kills you. 

The secret recipe to doing this is:
See that JG3_Kampfpilot has logged into the server
Fly to a ground target with ships and wait until you see a BF-110.
Shoot it down. 

You could change your name and then he could still find you because you don't change the behaviour that is making you predictable and easy to kill. 

If you are logging off a server because a particular player is online at the same time, I really don't know what to tell you. You're letting a troll control your life. This is not real life, it's not the end of the world if you die. You just click respawn and do it again.
 

1 hour ago, Rache-der-Boote said:

I changed my name so I could have a chance to shoot you down. I changed it back after I shot you down. The admins have already said that changing names is fine as long as you are not impersonating others. Picking random player names is not impersonating others.

 

How about this; I'll stop changing my name when you stop logging off the moment you see me online? Better yet, I'll stop trying to shoot you down when you stop farming points on the boats when no one else is online. Deal?


I admire your commitment to the bit. 

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RED Kestrel

First of all i am not a dude so respect  others and yourself . My message is to the moderators and is clear . I and we wish to know if it is legal within the frame work of this website to have 2 accounts with 2 stats as i have clearly demonstrated above . To the best of my  knowledge you are allowed 1 email and 1 account .The issue of adding more names under the same account has been clarified as long as its not too close to someone else's name as we have seen lately . I now await the comments of the owners of the site and the moderators .

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RedKestrel
35 minutes ago, adler_1 said:

RED Kestrel

First of all i am not a dude so respect  others and yourself . My message is to the moderators and is clear . I and we wish to know if it is legal within the frame work of this website to have 2 accounts with 2 stats as i have clearly demonstrated above . To the best of my  knowledge you are allowed 1 email and 1 account .The issue of adding more names under the same account has been clarified as long as its not too close to someone else's name as we have seen lately . I now await the comments of the owners of the site and the moderators .

Well, my apologies on the dude thing. That was my error and uncalled for. 

But you are posting in a public discussion forum. Message the server admins via PM or Discord if you want replies only from them.
 

If someone has two accounts, then they have bought the game twice. Which I guess some people do. If I bought another version of the game and assigned it to a separate email account and called it BlueKestrel, there would be no way for the server to tell that I was the same person as RedKestrel - as far as the game is concerned, I'm a different person. Regardless I see no advantage to be gained here. Seems like a good way to waste money.


 

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Idk if someone has two accounts, I don't care to check. To answer you question: If someone wants to support the devs by having 2 different copies of the game, that's great.

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DD_Arthur
1 hour ago, adler_1 said:

I and we wish to know if it is legal within the frame work of this website to have 2 accounts with 2 stats as i have clearly demonstrated above . To the best of my  knowledge you are allowed 1 email and 1 account .

 

I’m not anything to do with the talented hardworking people who put Combat Box up for us to enjoy or the talented hardworking devs who make this game but I can see no reason why people cannot buy the game multiple times and have multiple accounts if they choose to and if they are not using these accounts for nefarious reasons.

 

 

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Why should anyone know who's on line for each side anyways?  Keep all that information on the stats page.  Just show how many players (enemies) each side has and only allow the player scoring a kill to receive credit notice.  Keep everyone else guessing.  Maintaining anonymity on the server from all others who can't personally see/hear you themselves would be more in line with realism anyways.  Keeping the ego & intel away from the action would also add more spice to the stats page when later reviewing your personal effectiveness, off line.  <G>

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maybe he likes to farm bf 110 points as much as you like to farm ship points.  whats the harm in that?

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VBF-12_KW
24 minutes ago, Drum said:

Maintaining anonymity on the server from all others who can't personally see/hear you themselves would be more in line with realism anyways.  Keeping the ego & intel away from the action would also add more spice to the stats page when later reviewing your personal effectiveness, off line.  <G>


I do sometimes wonder if having the kill feed off is one of the secrets of FVP’s recent success - much easier on the ego.

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RedKestrel
4 minutes ago, VBF-12_KW said:


I do sometimes wonder if having the kill feed off is one of the secrets of FVP’s recent success - much easier on the ego.

They did that here not too long ago and there was a tide of whining about it in the chat and the discord though. 

I often fly with the HUD off for performance reasons so I don't see who killed who most of the time anyway.

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Hey if anyone has suggestions on what the voice-recognition bot could do, please let me know. I have some ideas but it's always good to get community ideas too. It looks like some players are asking for landing clearance, which is a bit complicated if some folks are using SRS and some not, but I think I can work out a useful response that maintains some immersion. Currently asking "tower" for "landing" is not understood by the bot, so it's silent.

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JG301_Megla
19 minutes ago, VBF-12_KW said:


I do sometimes wonder if having the kill feed off is one of the secrets of FVP’s recent success - much easier on the ego.

Probably plays a part.

 

I cant help but think the longer map rotation period coupled with the dynamic war feel. Also the combined arms element doesnt hurt.

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VBF-12_KW
39 minutes ago, Alonzo said:

Hey if anyone has suggestions on what the voice-recognition bot could do, please let me know. I have some ideas but it's always good to get community ideas too. It looks like some players are asking for landing clearance, which is a bit complicated if some folks are using SRS and some not, but I think I can work out a useful response that maintains some immersion. Currently asking "tower" for "landing" is not understood by the bot, so it's silent.


First off, the new system is amazing!

 

I believe that right now it just gives you the nearest activity (essentially whatever zone alarm is going off closest to you).  Would it be possible to have 3 different types of requests - basically a request for a ground target that routes you to a close target that is being attacked by your team (or just points you to the closest target if nothing has been struck yet) - a CAP request that gives you a defensive area to patrol (closest recent enemy trigger in your territory etc) - and an offensive CAP request that points you to friendlies needing cover in enemy territory (and if there are none of those, perhaps point you to the area in front of the busiest enemy airfield, essentially pointing you to their general infil route)?

 

 

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it works! with my g2 reverb and the new radio comands...iam in WW2...

love the new comands---longbow this is uncle 1 in grid 1532...so good obtaining a response...this is longbow...blbabla...love it

 

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5 hours ago, VBF-12_KW said:


First off, the new system is amazing!

 

I believe that right now it just gives you the nearest activity (essentially whatever zone alarm is going off closest to you).  Would it be possible to have 3 different types of requests - basically a request for a ground target that routes you to a close target that is being attacked by your team (or just points you to the closest target if nothing has been struck yet) - a CAP request that gives you a defensive area to patrol (closest recent enemy trigger in your territory etc) - and an offensive CAP request that points you to friendlies needing cover in enemy territory (and if there are none of those, perhaps point you to the area in front of the busiest enemy airfield, essentially pointing you to their general infil route)?

 

Thanks! I want to work on bombers declaring their targets and requesting an escort (or "flight following" or something) and maybe an ETA to target, and then routing friendly fighters to them if they are close. The current system does direct you to friendlies who are bombing an enemy target, but only if you're closer to that than to a friendly target that is itself under attack. I suspect adding too much state is going to make the thing fall apart but the "request patrol route" might be an interesting request. You could give it a grid, and it could give you two objectives to patrol.

 

"Longbow this is Voodoo-3 in grid 2016, request patrol route."

"Voodoo-3, Longbow, patrol friendly objective Twin Bridges, 15 miles northeast, then establish air superiority over Weert Defences, 10 miles west."

 

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4 hours ago, Bilbo_Baggins said:

Adler, have seen your personal picture on here before, and conclude you most definitely are a dude. No doubt about it, even though you reside in Thailand and perhaps mingle with all kinds of she-boys and whatnot at your leisure.

 

Bilbo, I think your comment is regressive and offensive. Whilst it might not be mainstream, people are at liberty to present whatever gender they feel most comfortable with, and should not be subject to responses like this one. There's no need for an offensive comment one someone's gender or other personal preferences.

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NO.20_Krispy_Duck

Perhaps I missed it, but is there any way to set the value of destroying a recon target before the recon is done to zero? If there aren't any points in farming targets before the recon is done, then maybe it will quietly put an end to all that.

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35 minutes ago, NO.20_Krispy_Duck said:

Perhaps I missed it, but is there any way to set the value of destroying a recon target before the recon is done to zero? If there aren't any points in farming targets before the recon is done, then maybe it will quietly put an end to all that.

 

There isn't an easy way, unfortunately. We could make it so ground kills before the recon is complete don't count toward "target destroyed" but that would mean someone could actually harm their team's performance (if they killed the objects before recon was complete, there might not be enough objects left to achieve destruction).

 

At the moment, the two things are kept separate -- did the recon complete, and did enough ground stuff get killed? If 'yes' to both, target is marked as destroyed, victory point is awarded.

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RedKestrel
16 minutes ago, Alonzo said:

 

There isn't an easy way, unfortunately. We could make it so ground kills before the recon is complete don't count toward "target destroyed" but that would mean someone could actually harm their team's performance (if they killed the objects before recon was complete, there might not be enough objects left to achieve destruction).

 

At the moment, the two things are kept separate -- did the recon complete, and did enough ground stuff get killed? If 'yes' to both, target is marked as destroyed, victory point is awarded.

The vindictive part of me wants the first paragraph to be how it would work, but I realize this would just mean the majority of players on a side would suffer because of a point hound nuking the target, which isn't fair. I had actually assumed this might be how it worked at one point.

This is a shame because I really like the recon mission, and people destroying targets before they are 'found' sort of defeats the purpose. Even so, I think the mechanic is worthwhile and when I fly those missions I almost always fly at least one recon flight.

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RedKestrel

Anyone else experiencing very frequent disconnects lately? Tonight I got booted on literally every flight I took. Never been this bad. My speed was fine, I even set up my router to prioritize gaming traffic and my PC and it still didn't work. SRS was crackly too.

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RedKestrel
10 hours ago, RedKestrel said:

Anyone else experiencing very frequent disconnects lately? Tonight I got booted on literally every flight I took. Never been this bad. My speed was fine, I even set up my router to prioritize gaming traffic and my PC and it still didn't work. SRS was crackly too.

I've also done the MTU adjustment posted on the site a while back, arriving at 1350 MTU size for no fragmentation. When I re-tested this last night I found that I needed to further reduce my MTU size from what it was before to avoid fragmentation. But on subsequent tests even after all was good things degraded, until I found I had to use an MTU size of 1100, down from the default of 1492. I was also seeing outright packet loss, sometimes 1 or 2 out of 4 sent, other times clear. Round-trip ping seemed to vary between 50ms and 70ms.

I think the packet loss or the ping variability is the culprit here. I'm just at a loss as to what to do.  It could very well be that our garbage rural wireless is just going to give me grief, but up until recently it was never this bad, and the connection itself was giving us basically our max bandwidth and decent ping when I tested it.

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ATT: owners Combat Box Red Flight server

Dear sirs

I am being taunted , harassed and abused by a player while on your server , forum and I am also receiving private messages in my box which I have not read but I have no doubt as to their origin . I have written  today to IL2 management support requesting their input and guidance since this is the first time I am faced with such a situation . At no time have I ever replied to any of the abuse in chat in game or messages nor did I cause  such reactions from a third party , On the contrary it was I who began reporting unorthodox game play and requested clarification to the rules of game play on your server . I therefore request you to read and remove all the abuse messages in PM and inform the sender to seize such activity if it is within your jurisdiction , usually moderators have the power to remove abuse messages and comments made on their sites and forums and PM’s  . If not please direct me to the section responsible and handles such cases other than the IL2 support to whom I have already written today . yours sincerely  

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AFewVociferousMen
2 hours ago, adler_1 said:

ATT: owners Combat Box Red Flight server

Dear sirs

I am being taunted , harassed and abused by a player while on your server , forum and I am also receiving private messages in my box which I have not read but I have no doubt as to their origin . I have written  today to IL2 management support requesting their input and guidance since this is the first time I am faced with such a situation . At no time have I ever replied to any of the abuse in chat in game or messages nor did I cause  such reactions from a third party , On the contrary it was I who began reporting unorthodox game play and requested clarification to the rules of game play on your server . I therefore request you to read and remove all the abuse messages in PM and inform the sender to seize such activity if it is within your jurisdiction , usually moderators have the power to remove abuse messages and comments made on their sites and forums and PM’s  . If not please direct me to the section responsible and handles such cases other than the IL2 support to whom I have already written today . yours sincerely  

 

Let's be completely honest and serious for a moment... yes, you are being taunted because of the way you are playing the game. And not just by me, many other players have taken notice and go after you too. Why? Because you avoid risk at all costs and only go after high value targets in an attempt to inflate your score on the stats website. You have done this consistently for the last three months. Are you being "harassed and abused" as you put it? I think that's a stretch. Just to be crystal clear, the "abusive" message I sent you via PM was a screenshot of your plane circling out in the middle of the ocean. Why would I send that? Story time:

On the Crimea map two days ago, I noticed that Kampfpilot was online. It was towards the end of the map, I knew that the soviet supply ships would be spawning soon, which meant I knew where to find them. I decided to fly over there to see if this person was waiting for the ships to spawn. Sure enough, they were there, and I got them. They rage quit immediately. And now this diatribe on the forums. 

 

So let's cut the crap and be honest - you're mad because you haven't been able to game the system lately, right?

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8 hours ago, adler_1 said:

ATT: owners Combat Box Red Flight server

Dear sirs

I am being taunted , harassed and abused by a player while on your server , forum and I am also receiving private messages in my box which I have not read but I have no doubt as to their origin . I have written  today to IL2 management support requesting their input and guidance since this is the first time I am faced with such a situation . At no time have I ever replied to any of the abuse in chat in game or messages nor did I cause  such reactions from a third party , On the contrary it was I who began reporting unorthodox game play and requested clarification to the rules of game play on your server . I therefore request you to read and remove all the abuse messages in PM and inform the sender to seize such activity if it is within your jurisdiction , usually moderators have the power to remove abuse messages and comments made on their sites and forums and PM’s  . If not please direct me to the section responsible and handles such cases other than the IL2 support to whom I have already written today . yours sincerely  

We, the combat box team, have no control over the IL-2 Forum, that includes this thread and even more so your pms. As such, we just ask everyone to stay civil in this thread (which has been working pretty well so far). As such, such matters have to be taken up with IL-2 Forum Moderators. (Check the Forum rules before you do)

 

Please differentiate between us, the Combat Box Team, and the Team/Devs behind IL-2 when asking questions, making requests or complaints. We can not and do not speak for the latter (obviously).

 

If someone gets abusive, racist, whatever, messages in the game chat, we have a ticket system on our discord server and can check chat logs if it is reported. Obviously we cant go around monitoring every single message sent.

 

We already clarified multiple times that the "unorthodox" gameplay you reported does not violate our rules as far as we can see. We also clarified that impersonating other players is not tolerated the first time that was brought to our attention. We appreciate the reports, but as far as we are concerned this topic was handled.

 

If any questions are left unanswered, don't hesitate to ask here or on our discord server.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Psyrion said:

If someone gets abusive, racist, whatever, messages in the game chat, we have a ticket system on our discord server and can check chat logs if it is reported. Obviously we cant go around monitoring every single message sent.

 

We already clarified multiple times that the "unorthodox" gameplay you reported does not violate our rules as far as we can see. We also clarified that impersonating other players is not tolerated the first time that was brought to our attention. We appreciate the reports, but as far as we are concerned this topic was handled.

 

If any questions are left unanswered, don't hesitate to ask here or on our discord server.


+1 to all this.

 

@adler_1 The Combat Box admin team provide our IL2 game server and associated services (Discord and SRS/CB Radio) and we have a code of conduct for those. If someone is using abusive, racist, homophobic, transphobic or similar language, you should report it. We have a #support channel on Discord, you can make a new ticket and engage directly with the admins there. Give us a screenshot of the in-game chat and we will investigate. All chat is logged, logs are stored for several months.

 

Anything on the IL2 forum is out of our control.

 

I have tried to be polite, but as someone who is trying to provide an IL2 server as a community service, as a hobby, let me tell you this: your behavior on our server -- flying at off-peak times, destroying high value shipping targets, immediately logging off, and complaining loudly if you are killed -- is actually detrimental to our community. Especially the complaining about being killed. You are one player who posts a lot in our forum thread, complaining, demanding things be changed, asking for many clarifications on rules and scoring, and it requires a lot of effort to respond to you. We have thousands of other players who log in, fly normally, get some kills, drop some bombs, sometimes get killed, and generally add to the community. They don't require individual responses like you do. I even have players suggesting we do some complex coding to change the way the stats work, because you are cheesing the system. I think it would be unfair to say "you're no longer welcome on our IL2 server" but I can certainly imagine how a server admin might make that decision.

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NO.20_Krispy_Duck

Adler, you might enjoy the game more if you wing up with other 110s in SRS rather than going it alone to a target prior to the recon finishing. I know plenty of 110 pilots and other pilots who attack the ships as a group after the recon is done. And the survival rate is higher if you work as a team. I would say let the recon finish and go with other 110s. You might find you enjoy the game more by playing the mission as intended and working closely with others on your team. I know I have more fun when I have wingmen in Discord or SRS.

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We're doing a flyout this evening to exercise the GCI bot. If you're interested just log into the server and SRS around 9pm Eastern and have some fun. I've written more about the bot and its current command set here: https://combatbox.net/en/info/#cb-radio

 

copy/pasta:

 

"CB Radio" and AI Ground Controllers

Combat Box features artificial intelligence that provides strategic mission updates as well as new experimental voice recognition. You may hear AI voices on channel 1 radioing that targets are under attack or warning of heavy fighting, or broadcasting airfield conditions and traffic updates on channel 2.

 

If you wish to use the speech recognition, first join channel 2 and say "tower, radio check". The AI should respond that it can hear you. You can then say "tower, request call sign" in order to be assigned a call sign. Please listen carefully and remember your call sign -- currently you cannot request a specific callsign, one will be assigned to you. The bot supports the following commands:

  • "Tower, radio check", "Command, comms check", "Mic check"— Request a radio check.
  • "Tower, request call sign."— Request a call sign for the duration of your mission. Call signs persist through death but are reset on map roll. If you forget your call sign, just do another request or a radio check and the bot will remind you.
  • "Tower, flight of three, type 109, request call sign."— Request a call sign for a flight of up to five aircraft. Only the flight lead should do this, and the bot will assign the 'lead' call sign to whoever made the radio call. If you're using this feature, please only radio the bot if you are the lead, otherwise additional call signs will get used up (there's currently no way to actually assign "Red-two, Red-three" and so on).
  • "Control, Nighthawk-2 in grid 3130, request assignment.", "Kenway, this is Uncle-3 in grid 1015, request mission.", "Command, this is Tomahawk-2 in grid 2024, need orders."— Request an appropriate mission for your location and aircraft role. For fighters, the bot suggests nearby friendly objectives that need protection or nearby enemy targets where friendlies need cover. For bombers, the bot will suggest a nearby enemy objective that you can attack, but it doesn't know when targets are destroyed, so it might send you to something that's already destroyed. The bot knows if you have bombs/rockets and will treat you as a fighter or bomber. Jabos will automatically be treated as fighters once they have dropped their bombs.
  • "Longbow, this is Voodoo-5 in grid 2411, need vector to friendly airfield", "Control, this is Arrow-Lead in grid 1017, request bearing home"— Request a compass heading for you to fly to the nearest friendly airfield.

Please use channel 2 whenever possible for setting up call signs and doing radio checks.

Channel 1 can get swamped with pilot chatter, and the bot will respond on either channel. If you are Allied, you can use callsigns "Kenway" and "Longbow" to address the bot, in addition to "Command" and "Control" that are used by Germany. If you're on channel 2 the bot will also respond when addressed as "tower" or "airfield".

Improving speech recognition

The bot is trained on speech samples from the pilot community. If you want to help train the bot to recognize your voice and accent, please join our Discord and see the #voice-recordings channel to download our bot-trainer utility. We really appreciate pilots submitting their voice samples — it helps make the bot better for everyone.

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ITAF_Airone1989
32 minutes ago, Alonzo said:

We're ... for everyone.


Just did a test on your server, you did an IMPRESSIVE WORK!!! 👏  👏   👏   👏   👏
(And it also recognised my spaghetti accent with no problems!)

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1 hour ago, Alonzo said:

We're doing a flyout this evening to exercise the GCI bot. If you're interested just log into the server and SRS around 9pm Eastern and have some fun. I've written more about the bot and its current command set here: https://combatbox.net/en/info/#cb-radio

 

copy/pasta:

 

 

"CB Radio" and AI Ground Controllers

Combat Box features artificial intelligence that provides strategic mission updates as well as new experimental voice recognition. You may hear AI voices on channel 1 radioing that targets are under attack or warning of heavy fighting, or broadcasting airfield conditions and traffic updates on channel 2.

 

If you wish to use the speech recognition, first join channel 2 and say "tower, radio check". The AI should respond that it can hear you. You can then say "tower, request call sign" in order to be assigned a call sign. Please listen carefully and remember your call sign -- currently you cannot request a specific callsign, one will be assigned to you. The bot supports the following commands:

  • "Tower, radio check", "Command, comms check", "Mic check"— Request a radio check.
  • "Tower, request call sign."— Request a call sign for the duration of your mission. Call signs persist through death but are reset on map roll. If you forget your call sign, just do another request or a radio check and the bot will remind you.
  • "Tower, flight of three, type 109, request call sign."— Request a call sign for a flight of up to five aircraft. Only the flight lead should do this, and the bot will assign the 'lead' call sign to whoever made the radio call. If you're using this feature, please only radio the bot if you are the lead, otherwise additional call signs will get used up (there's currently no way to actually assign "Red-two, Red-three" and so on).
  • "Control, Nighthawk-2 in grid 3130, request assignment.", "Kenway, this is Uncle-3 in grid 1015, request mission.", "Command, this is Tomahawk-2 in grid 2024, need orders."— Request an appropriate mission for your location and aircraft role. For fighters, the bot suggests nearby friendly objectives that need protection or nearby enemy targets where friendlies need cover. For bombers, the bot will suggest a nearby enemy objective that you can attack, but it doesn't know when targets are destroyed, so it might send you to something that's already destroyed. The bot knows if you have bombs/rockets and will treat you as a fighter or bomber. Jabos will automatically be treated as fighters once they have dropped their bombs.
  • "Longbow, this is Voodoo-5 in grid 2411, need vector to friendly airfield", "Control, this is Arrow-Lead in grid 1017, request bearing home"— Request a compass heading for you to fly to the nearest friendly airfield.

Please use channel 2 whenever possible for setting up call signs and doing radio checks.

Channel 1 can get swamped with pilot chatter, and the bot will respond on either channel. If you are Allied, you can use callsigns "Kenway" and "Longbow" to address the bot, in addition to "Command" and "Control" that are used by Germany. If you're on channel 2 the bot will also respond when addressed as "tower" or "airfield".

Improving speech recognition

The bot is trained on speech samples from the pilot community. If you want to help train the bot to recognize your voice and accent, please join our Discord and see the #voice-recordings channel to download our bot-trainer utility. We really appreciate pilots submitting their voice samples — it helps make the bot better for everyone.

 

This is so freaking cool :)

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RedKestrel
9 minutes ago, QB.Creep said:

 

This is so freaking cool :)

Yeah, it's pretty cool, but it could be better. Consider:

"Ground control, I just got shot down for the 7th time in a row. I'm now keenly aware of my mortality and the fragility of human existence. Can I get a hug?"
"..."
"Ground control?"
"You are in the unsecured neutral lobby. Spawn an aircraft to join coalition secure channels. Also, here is a list of recommended therapists to help you grapple with your inevitable demise."
"*sobs* Thank you, CombatBot."

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