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blindfoId #1 Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:38 PM

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The Bomber Escort Mode appeared in the update 2.0.7 for the first time. This weekends will give you an opportunity to try this game mode once again. 

 

This post will help you to refresh your memory on the main aspects of this mode.

 

Bomber Escort Mode is an asymmetric game mode, which is divided into 3 phases. In each phase, waves of strategic bomber flights are sent from the attacking team’s side. These flights need to be escorted to the opposite side of the map, and the defending team needs to prevent this. Strongholds appear in the path of strategic bomber flights. Strongholds are well protected territories with powerful AA guns, designed to effectively attack bomber flights.

 

Every aircraft type has a role in the escorting group. The fighter aircraft’s mission is to protect bombers from enemy attacks and escort 10 of them to the appointed target. Attack aircraft and aircraft with outboard weapons will have to ensure the safe passage of their bomber flight waves through the defense line of the intercepting group. They will be busy with attacking and destroying the AA guns of enemy Strongholds. AA guns are powerful enough to destroy a whole wave of bombers, which is why breaking through the air defense system is one of the main tasks of the escorting group. Capturing the first Stronghold will allow players from the escorting team to respawn over it—much nearer to the core battle without the need to catch up with the formation from the very edge of the operation area. The intercepting group cannot recapture a Stronghold.

 

The intercepting group consists of fighter aircraft only. Their global mission is to prevent 10 strategic bombers from reaching the appointed target. For this purpose, the intercepting group needs to not only attack and destroy the bomber formation, but also protect the Strongholds, as their fire support is essential for winning.



svadilfari #2 Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:35 PM

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unfortunately it is completely unbalanced. basically unwinnable as attackers.



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This mode will always be fail because it should be tested for specific planes, not all available planes. What could work ok at tier 10, will not at tier 5. Simply because arrrival time differ according to speed of planes not being the same across all tiers. Didnt tested it now, but im sure not much have changed , and we will still see attackers arriving at central base before defenders and so on, that have been discussed previous iterations. So while it is ok for farming valuables , i dont see it as a good mode for this game. not in this presentation, but as a warship style scenario, eventually cooperative versus all bots , with certain planes assigned to different roles ( or like historical battles were in WOT maybe ), well tested before release ( what a joke i made ).

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If you have to defend, and you want to win the game, forget about the other players, go ONLY to knock down the bombers that enter, if you eliminate them the rest does not matter.
But of course all the players have to do it, so the attack bombers are eliminated the 3 waves, and ready game won, but in general people do not know that that is what you have to do, and they are going to shoot down planes or defend the AA, nonsense, if you defend kill attack bombers nothing more.

 

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it simply doesn´t work. i´ve played 6 games and everytime defenders won, easily. 

defending team has to be potato² to lose.

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Did it first try. Dont know if it matter they had no human heavy. But thing is either they didnt tested the event again, they have no clue about their game, or they dont intend to let us win more than two(4) crates. Otherwise i cant explain how they set 40 sectors for GAA ( i think you can do 3-5 per game if all goes well ), 900 sections for bombrs ( didnt tried, bun cant be many since not much small buildings ), 100 , 120 planes and armored AA or bombers  for multiroles , really?
LE:tried a game with bomber, got versus 7 heavies team, died 3 times in 2 minutes, quit and will not play bombers again. Really , its a garbage mode. Dont even think ill endure it for gold farming, games take too long. Skip to next week.Won another attack as tier 4 german heavy, on first 2 waves ( they were focusing bombers so was just shooting ducks ).
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m249jim #7 Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:58 PM

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Will be playing one battle a day, to get the Winged Legend token (what mode this is very good for, as battles are of a length that you can get this pretty easily), then off to WoWS or WoT till this is over, not a fun type of mission

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Lol, enemie had 3 Human Heavies, we had bots - lost ... just canon food in my bomber, no matter if human or bot, and then teh Arty....WTF - NO ONE TESTED THIS OR. 6 Games now - 1 WON, each game was was over 24k, but it does not matter. As attacker you are now lost - always

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apartclassic #9 Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

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And there you go, untested change - bombers from the attacking wave are not evading, therefore bots get accuracy bonus, therefore... slaughter. Did you think about that before introducing that particular change, WG?

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Also if you shoot all caps down before bombers arrive. All bombers will be easy slaughtered by the Bot and Human heavies...they fall so fast - unbelievabel. Did 2 Fights now as heavie - easy wins... and what you also have forgotten, the bombers are slower than before - more time to kill...and if you go tnot shot down as bomber to the 3rd pahe, there then always ONE heavie which explicit hunts you...great, way above his normal alttude

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On the other hand, when one is on the attacking side, miracles happen - this time the bombers got through (rather easily, I'd say):

 

 

EDIT: Some battles later - 51305 points on Hornet, as attacker; yes, bombers got through (or rather, the defenders ran out of planes)


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4 plays and 4 disconnects in the middle of the fight!!!

 



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Now i had 3 Games Bots only. 2 x RB17 attacking and 1 x P1056 defending. Attacking was all loss, gettin none of the bombers through. (25k + always, plus tons of medals, 4 chevrons+Star) Defending i played really bad (12k PP) and it was easy win. There is no way to win as attacker in Bots only in a bomber or GAA. You need exceptional good pilots on your side and also bad players on other side to WIN this. 

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View Postsvadilfari, on 14 March 2019 - 04:35 PM, said:

unfortunately it is completely unbalanced. basically unwinnable as attackers.

 

No - but you need a good human team to win as attacker. Its not so hard in a Heavy.

But as usual these events drag in a lot of unexperienced players, they lack on knowledge what exactly to do.

If you´re unlucky and be matched with those, you loose. But a good team wins. Doesn´t matter if you attack or defend.


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Cruditatem #15 Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:20 AM

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Yeah, but if you only fly Bombers or GAA you are doomed...always...against bots...i have now 7 such results // 5 against bots and 2 with humans on my side. Also no need to kill the flaks, often the bomberds are dead, before they even reach the flak area... Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image  The only way i won the 5 games was to sit in the B17G or B32 and hoping i am top tier. I ignored mostly the flaks and killed attackers with them, so i got the wins, but this should not be working this way....


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klbergmen #16 Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:02 AM

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Use this mode to farm medals and complete missions that normally are hard to finish. Don't care about winning, this doesn't make sense. Just use the target rich environment.

KocH4M_PoMiDoRki #17 Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:03 AM

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Defending bombers can be won, but it is harder.
Shielding bombers you have a 5x stormtrooper / bomber in your team! I'm asking who is going to cover those up and down!

 

Attack bombers have an incredible advantage in the air, as someone has already written here, you can ignore the defense of fortresses and attack only bombers and planes escorting them



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View PostKocH4M_PoMiDoRki, on 15 March 2019 - 08:03 AM, said:

Defending bombers can be won, but it is harder.
Shielding bombers you have a 5x stormtrooper / bomber in your team! I'm asking who is going to cover those up and down!

 

Attack bombers have an incredible advantage in the air, as someone has already written here, you can ignore the defense of fortresses and attack only bombers and planes escorting them

 

Buz not if you fly Bombers and GAA only ;) 

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Here's a mission bug: multiroles stage two, requires one to destroy 80 bombers or AA guns. Works for bombers, AA guns are NOT counted. Here's the pic - clearly shows I destroyed 6 guns, yet there is none added to mission progress (which btw means one can complete this stage only as defender, killing bombers). Time wasted :)

 



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View Postapartclassic, on 15 March 2019 - 11:45 AM, said:

Here's a mission bug: multiroles stage two, requires one to destroy 80 bombers or AA guns. Works for bombers, AA guns are NOT counted. Here's the pic - clearly shows I destroyed 6 guns, yet there is none added to mission progress (which btw means one can complete this stage only as defender, killing bombers). Time wasted :)

 

 

Hi, could you please share with me the screenshot of Blade of Vengeance multirole missions progress? 




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