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Pilot283 #1 Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:54 PM

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Hi.

 

Am pretty new to WoWp, liking it for the uncomplicated fun so far . One of the things I am wondering : is it possible to fire the forward wepaonry of a Fighter selectively ? I would much prefer to not overheat my short range Guns while approaching an enemy XD .

 

Thanks in advance .


Edited by Pilot283, 29 July 2018 - 04:54 PM.


BravelyRanAway #2 Posted 29 July 2018 - 05:03 PM

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Welcome. :honoring:

I'm afraid that selecting different forward firing weapons is not possible.:(


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Isoruku_Yamamoto #3 Posted 29 July 2018 - 10:08 PM

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Wait what... This is possible.

Im not playing right now, so dont flame me if im wrong about the path:

Settings

Controls

Firing

Fire (all groups)/

Weapons group 1/

Weapons group 2/

Weapons group 3. 

Note that the effects of this may vary per plane, since the specified groups vary, but for a select bunch of planes its very useful.

 

PS i currently have:

LMB fire (all)

RMB group 1

MB 4 free cam

MB 5 group 2

No designated group 3


Edited by Isoruku_Yamamoto, 29 July 2018 - 10:10 PM.


BravelyRanAway #4 Posted 29 July 2018 - 10:38 PM

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View PostIsoruku_Yamamoto, on 29 July 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

Wait what... This is possible.

Im not playing right now, so dont flame me if im wrong about the path:

Settings

Controls

Firing

Fire (all groups)/

Weapons group 1/

Weapons group 2/

Weapons group 3. 

Note that the effects of this may vary per plane, since the specified groups vary, but for a select bunch of planes its very useful.

 

PS i currently have:

LMB fire (all)

RMB group 1

MB 4 free cam

MB 5 group 2

No designated group 3

Interesting stuff.....didn't know this! :honoring:

Would 'weapons group 1' be the long range weapons? and 'weapons group 2' short range?

 

Edit:- Indeed it does work. WG1 is long range and WG2 is short range. When firing WG1 alone, it does appear to be more accurate, as you get close and engage with WG2, the first shot from WG2 is a burst of WG1 and when you switch back to WG1, it's first shot is from WG2. Certainly does stop your short range guns from overheating too soon.

It takes a bit of getting use to....but the results are better and you get to shred things a bit faster as you get closer after taking chunks out of them at long range.

I'll stick with it for a while and see how things go.

Great info Isoruku. :medal:


Edited by BravelyRanAway, 29 July 2018 - 11:03 PM.

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svadilfari #5 Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:09 AM

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firing different weapon types is possible as yamamoto illustrated.

but there just is no point in doing it.

#1 - there´s no limit to ammunition.

#2 - cannons overheat quicker than machine guns. since cannons have greater range, you might as well shoot all your guns and not bother micro managing your calibers. once you´re in range of machine guns, cannons may have overheated but the MGs will still dakadaka merily.



Pilot283 #6 Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

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Thanks a lot for the answers,. Great Info Yamamoto San and BravelyRanAway !

Edited by Pilot283, 30 July 2018 - 06:47 AM.


Isoruku_Yamamoto #7 Posted 30 July 2018 - 07:37 AM

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Well i tend not to use it @svadilfari, for the reasons you illustrate. However, on some planes it can be nice not to have a cloud of rapidfire shells with short range distracting you from aiming your high alfa long range guns well.

 

Low tier examples:

Bf 110 C6

Yak 7

Both have a phenomenal range on 1 group, and a reload so slow they basically become snipers. Thats why i have a Fire all & weapons group 1 setup as most used groups



eekeeboo #8 Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:28 AM

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Good job guys, quick answers and great answers. I shall probably be pinning this to be a permanent question/answer for new players rather than have it get lost. 

Renwor #9 Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:20 AM

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The point in separating groups would be to use fast overheating guns only if you are more sure of a hit and not to overheat large caliber gun in a turnfight when it's mostly useless.

Yak multiroles, P-39, Ki88, maybe even P-38 come to mind, where it's better to wait with your high caliber gun a bit, till you can shoot straight (like in that moment when a bot decides nobody is shooting at him for a while, so it's safe, and levels flight)

 

I think it's much less usefull for switching off MG's - you may keep them blasting whole battle, maybe you hit something by accident :p



 


GonerNL #10 Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:41 AM

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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 29 July 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

the first shot from WG2 is a burst of WG1 and when you switch back to WG1, it's first shot is from WG2.

 

I noticed that too, thought that WG's didn't work as described ... but that's normal ?

Horcan #11 Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:35 PM

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Dunno about others, but when i try to snipe at 700+ with a 37mm cannon or higher, i tend to aim better and sync the next shot better ( when using trial and error , or shoot one then adjust , whatever you call it ) when not using machine guns too.
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