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Nishi_Kinuyo #41 Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

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Played six battles of it tonight, most of it in my Ki-94-I, and I think I had about even split between attacking and defending.

Attacking can be either really easy, or quite a challenge, depending on if the defenders have a clue on what to do and/or get their act together.

Had bigger scores while attacking since I was far more focused on killing enemy players, while defending I had a few times where I managed to rek the last few bombers just in time for us to win.

All-in-all, I consider it a pretty fun mode, although imo, bombers and GAA are kinda useless, being mostly limited to taking out the AA strongholds, and managed to win as defender a couple of times despite mostly ignoring them with my heavy fighter.



jakub_czyli_ja #42 Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:36 PM

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Good for you.

Trying to do the mission for heavy fighters, I've had about 15 or so defenses, most of course lost.



BravelyRanAway #43 Posted 06 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

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Defending is a challenge. I've won approx 50% while defending, maybe more, but won 70%+ of the escort missions.

The best planes I found from my line up in defense are the US Pancake and.......the US XP-75 premium plane.

The XP-75 is a very good choice for defense....this is because of it's unrelenting ability to dish out ammo. 

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From the start, head straight at the first bomber formation head on, as the closing speed reduces engagement time you damage at least two(not kill) bombers on your pass, killing is not your priority. Swing around the back, yes engage enemy fighters briefly(scare them off a bit), but flying toward the bomber formation from the back gives you more time and you can damage at least three as you fly through, killing them is still not your priority, just causing as much damage as possible. You'll probably die around now, but you have left five heavily damaged bombers which when your team mates spot will finish them off quickly. Rinse and repeat with each formation.


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GonerNL #44 Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:52 PM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 06 October 2018 - 08:39 PM, said:

although imo, bombers and GAA are kinda useless, being mostly limited to taking out the AA strongholds,

 

And taking out AA and bases so your bombers can pass is useless ??

Hal_Leuco #45 Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:07 PM

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Very nice game mode for Bombers and GAA. I can attack ground targets comfortable without look back if somebody is chasing me, all enemies are always busy :)

Please make this mode permanent available for Bombers and GAA.

 



zen_monk_ #46 Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:48 AM

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It will come again on the third weekend from now. Next one is Conquest, one after that Attrition, and the fourth and final weekend of this event is Bomber Escort again.

 

Be smart and use it for massive progress. It will be fantastic for people in the middle of GAA/Bomber lines, and it's very good for grinding all other planes. If you forget about wr just for a second, you'll see you will rack up a huge amount of xp with so many targets and quick battles regardless of w/l.


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eekeeboo #47 Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:20 PM

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I would like everyone to try to encourage those around you (as I am doing myself) focusing on taking out the bombers with 1-2 other players and let the rest of your team do their thing will make your life significantly easier as a defender. Even a flight of 2 people with reliably hard hitting planes like the starfire will cause utter destruction on the bombers and rapidly extend the time on the game. The 3rd person helps on those split spawns when you can't be everywhere at once. 

dreambill #48 Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:22 PM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 08 October 2018 - 08:48 AM, said:

Be smart and use it for massive progress. It will be fantastic for people in the middle of GAA/Bomber lines, and it's very good for grinding all other planes. If you forget about wr just for a second, you'll see you will rack up a huge amount of xp with so many targets and quick battles regardless of w/l.

 

What lose? Playing tier 9-10 attackers is a 100% win guaranteed.

I must have had 3-4% increase in global win rate this weekend (not that I care about - just saying as for how "balanced" this mode is)



zen_monk_ #49 Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:07 PM

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View Postdreambill, on 08 October 2018 - 03:22 PM, said:

 

What lose? Playing tier 9-10 attackers is a 100% win guaranteed.

 

 

I'm talking about heavy fighters. I've enjoyed immensely - loss after loss - in huge amount of shooting and racking up impressive xp. The fastest progress ever even with loses, and the most action ever.

 

To hell with stats.

 


Edited by zen_monk_, 08 October 2018 - 04:12 PM.

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dreambill #50 Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:11 PM

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Ok, but is this "balanced?"

zen_monk_ #51 Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:14 PM

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View Postdreambill, on 08 October 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

Ok, but is this "balanced?"

 

To hell with balance too :teethhappy: this is fun!
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Keulz #52 Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 08 October 2018 - 05:07 PM, said:

To hell with stats.

 

Even so, doing the missions (5 wins) is almost impossible.







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