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Community #1 Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:06 PM

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Enemy bombers incoming! Join the major confrontation between the USSR and Germany, deplete enemy resources and make a precision strike to win the battle of nations!

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GonerNL #2 Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:27 PM

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Well, that means end of the Autumn event for me ...

This looks really like missions for a select group of pilots with tier X bombers. I only fly the Pe-2's sometimes, so not a chance of getting any worthwhile rating. And after that I'm on vacation (which is much more fun).



Sidus_Preclarum #3 Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:33 PM

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That is… kind of bad ?

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View PostGonerNL, on 08 October 2019 - 12:27 PM, said:

 

This looks really like missions for a select group of pilots with tier X bombers.

 

Not neccesarilly so. It says "..number of sections of ground targets destroyed...", should be read as "the fastest reloading bombers with careful selection of targets with many smaller elements in it".


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GonerNL #5 Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:19 PM

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I wonder what this will mean for gameplay this weekend ...

Hordes of bombers trying to be first over the bases while there are still targets left ? You already saw an increase of bombers, but now there are nice rewards ...

 



invader_from_mars #6 Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:54 PM

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woohoo! i like this event :great: hope there will be like 5 bombers per side, and the enemy heavy bots wont be able to choose. Btw it will be fun for lowflyers, like GAAs, because all the bots will be at high altitude hunting for bombers.



SPIDER000 #7 Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:55 PM

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Well, i like it. Finaly some autumn event for me!

 

I had to buy planes, even equip and calibration to participate in last event, but this one does not include such an effort. Really looking forward...



Light_Slash #8 Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:27 PM

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I have a question:

It says that, if we have Douglas A-26B we will receive 3600 gold for the plane and 300 gold for a hangar slot as compensation, but we are in the middle of "March of Nations" event as well and the plane costs roughly 2900 gold. Shouldn't that put us in a profitable spot if we buy the plane?  

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View PostLight_Slash, on 08 October 2019 - 03:27 PM, said:

I have a question:

It says that, if we have Douglas A-26B we will receive 3600 gold for the plane and 300 gold for a hangar slot as compensation, but we are in the middle of "March of Nations" event as well and the plane costs roughly 2900 gold. Shouldn't that put us in a profitable spot if we buy the plane?  

Only the top 5 in each category will get the A26B so, if you’re confident that you’ll get one of those slots, go for it!



Light_Slash #10 Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:58 PM

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View Postandrew3142, on 08 October 2019 - 03:47 PM, said:

Only the top 5 in each category will get the A26B so, if you’re confident that you’ll get one of those slots, go for it!

Yea, ok, that makes sense.

 



andrew3142 #11 Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:21 PM

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Playing bombers all weekend is not really my idea of fun but even if it was...

 

The mission requirements say "Seize your chance to get onto the winners list for the highest number of sections of ground targets destroyed over your ten best battles or for the highest number of sections of ground targets destroyed per any amount of battles" but, as far as I can tell, there is no way to find out how many sections of ground target you destroyed in a battle from the results screen, so, unless you remember to check before the battle ends, there is no way to track your progress, which is going to be even more of a pain than the previous two events! I guess I'll just play as many games as I can bear and hope for the best!

 

Or have I missed a secret icon?



Mehrunnes #12 Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:48 PM

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View Postinvader_from_mars, on 08 October 2019 - 02:54 PM, said:

Btw it will be fun for lowflyers, like GAAs, because all the bots will be at high altitude hunting for bombers.

 

This will be crap time for GAA pilots, because before they manage to reach zone and do any damage - all those people in bombers will carpet-bomb whole zone, insta-capping it or leaving only leftovers of structures, so... I don't think that GAA pilots would have great time during this stage.

 

And as GonerNL said, top positions with A-26 reward will be occupied probably by guys playing tier X jet bombers.

So yeah, this whole event seems to be less and less fun for many players, including myself.

 

But I guess GL & HF to all who will burn their buttcheeks playing bombers for 3 long days.


Edited by Mehrunnes, 08 October 2019 - 07:49 PM.


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View PostMehrunnes, on 08 October 2019 - 07:48 PM, said:

 

This will be crap time for GAA pilots, because before they manage to reach zone and do any damage - all those people in bombers will carpet-bomb whole zone, insta-capping it or leaving only leftovers of structures, so... I don't think that GAA pilots would have great time during this stage.

 

You never know.

 

This will also be a bonanza for HF pilots who, presented with so many targets up high, won't have the time to go down.


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View Postandrew3142, on 08 October 2019 - 07:21 PM, said:

The mission requirements say "Seize your chance to get onto the winners list for the highest number of sections of ground targets destroyed over your ten best battles or for the highest number of sections of ground targets destroyed per any amount of battles" but, as far as I can tell, there is no way to find out how many sections of ground target you destroyed in a battle from the results screen...

 

Or have I missed a secret icon?

 

Well, you probably have missed something, as long as there is number of destroyed section of GTs shown in battle results, if you play bomber or GAA. It is one of 3 factors for achieving hero of the sky achievement (cap points, sections of GT destroyed and number of sectors captured) - all these 3 are displayed after the battle, so you can see, how efficient you were in battle.

 

Sure, it is not shown if you play with fighter plane, because there are diferent aircraft-type cpecific missions for these (destroying aircraft, defending sectors and so on.)



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I think this will be a party for the heavies. Perhaps a good opportunity to get finished with the Zwilling. 

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RoyalFlyingCorps #16 Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:52 AM

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View Postinvader_from_mars, on 08 October 2019 - 02:54 PM, said:

woohoo! i like this event :great: hope there will be like 5 bombers per side, and the enemy heavy bots wont be able to choose. Btw it will be fun for lowflyers, like GAAs, because all the bots will be at high altitude hunting for bombers.

 

Er...no.  Your bots will all be hunting the one GAA whilst leaving the bombers alone.  You know this game, you should know better. ;)

 

A bomber event; it looks like I will be playing something else this weekend then.  Bombers are boring.



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View PostRoyalFlyingCorps, on 09 October 2019 - 06:52 AM, said:

 

Er...no.  Your bots will all be hunting the one GAA whilst leaving the bombers alone.  You know this game, you should know better. ;)

 

A bomber event; it looks like I will be playing something else this weekend then.  Bombers are boring.

i play bombers a lot, and 1 thing is sure, the heavy bots only care about bombers (90% interest in hunting bombers 10% anything else). Got tons of end game results screenshots where the heavy bots have like 1k score because they were doing nothing else but chasing bombers.



GonerNL #18 Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:26 AM

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View PostRoyalFlyingCorps, on 09 October 2019 - 07:52 AM, said:

Bombers are boring.

 

Agreed.

I tried (and still have) a lot of them, but really only like the Soviet dive-bombers, the Pe-2's ... also got the Tu-2 yesterday (15% event discount). I even have the tier X Su-10 (bargain when it was launched), but hardly even fly it. 

 

 


Edited by GonerNL, 09 October 2019 - 07:28 AM.


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Bombers are FUN! Especailly the low flying high tier russian ones.

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This event correlates to discounts for German planes. I think I'm gonna have quite some fun with my old and the next Me 262. See you up there! :playing:




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