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They need to make Flying Circus Vol 2:  Great Documents.  The community is very divided, but I'm sure if there is one thing we can all agree on, simulated "paperwork" is one of the most awesome parts of combat flight simulation. 

 

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"Flying Circus 2: The Adjutant"

 

Typewriter font incorrect for period (thread locked)

Paper tears too often when removing from typewriter inconsistentwith historical accounts(thread locked) 

We need variable typewriter modifications (thread locked)

 

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We hope to have a new map extensively revised by Sizzlor that will be available for beta testing Thursday.  Come and check it out. 

 

For anyone not aware, here are the other details of the 3rd Pursuit Groups famous Thursday Fly-in.

 

EU time: 8PM - 12AM GMT

US time: 8PM - 12AM Eastern Daylight Time

 

Stats server is here

http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

 

Flugpark Discord: 

https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

 

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1 hour ago, Chill31 said:

Is this still happening? Where are the Thursday night fly-ins?

It was on the FlugPark, in FC not ROF. There was a new map intended to provide a bit more action for lower player numbers, and I saw about 10-15 on each side through most of the night. Sunday should also be on the FlugPark as well.

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Was a fun map Gents, Lots of targets and a ton of action. Need more escorts for the recons though. Was able to make it to the mud with the recon but had engine damage, Have to say that was the first time I almost got away with no control damage after being attacked by at least 30 d7's and dr1's. 

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Lens 1918 map has potential.  Thanks Sizzlor/J5.

Our comments:

- size and location on front were good. 

- targets and general action area layout good

- AIs. Didn't like this,  way too many.  Was informed that they're supposed to despawn as players join but it isn't working yet.  Hopefully that will resolve it.  No need AI when there's  20+ humans flying. 

- Alt Vis. This seemed to be on. Just NO, not for 'expert' servers

 

Last thought is to start looking at earlier time frames. A late 1917 maybe?

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Thanks for the comments, Baer.   As soon as we are finished with this testing and initial period of community feedback, I can see manually interrupting the AI for events like Thursdays and Sundays etc. where PvP will be known in advance to be, "de rigueur".   Otherwise, the "live" dogfight area would be activated.

 

Alternate vis is not on.   However, the last patch had significant visibility improvements, so perhaps that explains your experience.

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22 minutes ago, J5_Baeumer said:

 

Alternate vis is not on.   However, the last patch had significant visibility improvements, so perhaps that explains your experience.

 

Wow. I mean the last update was a while ago and we've flown a decent amount since. 

Distant specks at max zoom out seemed as large, if not larger, than zoomed in. I hadn't noticed it like that recently. Could just be me of course :)

 

I'll see if I can find an example on the livestream, though it's not the sort of thing that translates well on YouTube

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Well , my first impression is I don't like the dogfight zone - there are other servers that have the ww1 planes and easy dogfight .....and I sometimes go there ....but'eeeh 

I guess that now the server , and few ppl ---- only flying in the dogfight zone - and who is who human or AI and easy kill 

The old map I liked , maybe only few ppl - fly around and see whether you could find them ( or they find you ) 

I like the fight Human/human - that's why I almost never play SP , .... And if I look at server there is only fx 5 ppl Ill fly to dogfight zone course that's where the other maybe  fly to .... except Thursday and Sunday 

I think this server should be like it was before , with few AI ..... 

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1 hour ago, RekrutNiiranenVR said:

Well , my first impression is I don't like the dogfight zone - there are other servers that have the ww1 planes and easy dogfight .....and I sometimes go there ....but'eeeh 

I guess that now the server , and few ppl ---- only flying in the dogfight zone - and who is who human or AI and easy kill 

The old map I liked , maybe only few ppl - fly around and see whether you could find them ( or they find you ) 

I like the fight Human/human - that's why I almost never play SP , .... And if I look at server there is only fx 5 ppl Ill fly to dogfight zone course that's where the other maybe  fly to .... except Thursday and Sunday 

I think this server should be like it was before , with few AI ..... 

Thank you for your feedback. We can not please all I guess no matter how hard we try. That being said I am also not the biggest fan of the dogfight area but I think with dwindeling player numbers that it is the right way to keep people engaged on the server while there are not so many pilots flying. Also it is possible to deactivate the entire DF area in a running mission. And if you keep to the North or the South of the map you will most likley not even notice the AI fighting in the center. You can still avoid it.

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Yes , I understand that - but fly north/south if the few  ppl on server goes to dogfight zone , then I'll fly alone 

In the ww2  we have Berloga and TAW - and others , and if I should choose a server where I would be serious is ......

In Berloga I go up -  have a fight - shoot down /chrash landing - respawn 

In Taw I'll be proud of myself if shoot 1-2 planes down and bring my plane back to airport 

Servers if you want a dogfight and other servers if you want the work in team and like landing the plane again and'!  flugpart was the only one before ...

 

But'eeeh - maybe I'm wrong and it will go really good ...let's see 🤔

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Reminder for Thursday night's  fly-in.

The Lens map is maturing nicely and is a good size with plenty of mission targets to attack and defend. 

There's AI in the dogfight zone for those who like that sort of thing,  but lookout,  plenty of players patrol the fringes looking for the target fixated.

 

If you haven't flown with us for a while come and check it out. Still getting a good 20-30 concurrent players.

 

EU time: 8PM - 12AM GMT

US time: 8PM - 12AM Eastern

 

Stats server is here

http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

 

Flugpark Discord: 

https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

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Yeah it was a fun session.  30+ for the most part and a good variety of formations seen. 

J30s high CL2 recon with 2 staggered D7 escorts was tough, and another scrap with 3 D7s and a Dr1 got the heart racing. 

 

In between those were a number of cat n mouse engagements with both sides jockeying for advantage.  Our newest chap, Picard got in his first couple of claims and did a great job. 

 

It looked like the AI zone deactivated but I wasn't sure. A lot of low planes still there.  Great if it was though. 

Does seem like Enhanced Viz is on. Might be wrong but can see dots many miles away, then zooming in makes them smaller.  Sitting on the field at Bruay you can clearly see all the low planes in AI/ airstart zone. 

 

Overall,  it does feel like the map is working.  Both sides getting recons done and going after the ground targets, a really good sign.

S! All. 

 

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2 hours ago, US93_Talbot said:

I guess its just the new new visibility being slightly different than the old new old visibility...

That's my take.  The new new visibility looks slightly off (IMHO), but nothing like as bad as the enhanced visibility option currently available.  I accidentally had that on when doing some QMs and it was practically unplayable - no way to tell how away things were...Mind you I've had this trouble in the past

 

 

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Might I say "epic" fights and flights today right through the nite.   Lots of very positive comments about the fun that was had and new names and faces continue to join in the fray....a welcome sight indeed!

 

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Yup, great fun today. With many of the old crew back and a snow map in the US sessions. It was Metz all over again!

Some big scraps around Arras.

 

The new clouds and weather have transformed the flying experience. Awesome work Sizzlor and J5!

 

EDIT

A few of us noticed D7s disappearing and reappearing. I caught one on stream here

 

https://youtu.be/_Uuqsz4kRC4?t=4190

 

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Salute! Defending targets is totally different from trying to attack them, like I usually do. Flying different machines and doing different objectives is really teaching me a lot. I'll be happy to escort you next time I fly Entente.

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