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GonerNL #1 Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:30 AM

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The heavy gun Yak line, I'm stuck at Yak-9 ... got 9U researched but don't think I'll get it.

 

The German heavy fighters, stuck at Me-262. 

Fw line where it splits to Ta-152, got it researched but nah ... BV line is more interesting.

 

UK heavy fighters. Stuck at P.1056 and hate it.

 

Soviet and German bombers. Got the Su-10 when it was dirt cheap, but not interested in high tier game breakers.

The Ju-86E and Pe-2's are OK ...

 

Got several tier IX and X researched in various lines, but getting more & more fed up flying at those tiers.

 

 



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View PostGonerNL, on 04 February 2020 - 09:30 AM, said:

- The German heavy fighters, stuck at Me-262. 

 

- UK heavy fighters. Stuck at P.1056 and hate it.

 

Persevere in both, it will be worth it. The next ones, both tier 9, are true gems.


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GonerNL #3 Posted 04 February 2020 - 09:05 AM

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Yeah, well, like I said ; this game sucks all the fun out of flying at tier IX and X (for me). More game breaking bombers, headhunting überbots and toxic stat padders ... 

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View PostGonerNL, on 04 February 2020 - 08:30 AM, said:

The heavy gun Yak line, I'm stuck at Yak-9 ... got 9U researched but don't think I'll get it.

 

The German heavy fighters, stuck at Me-262. 

Fw line where it splits to Ta-152, got it researched but nah ... BV line is more interesting.

 

UK heavy fighters. Stuck at P.1056 and hate it.

I agree on the Yak line.

But the Tier IX and X german Heavies are really fun, specially if they are fully specced and calibrated, able to blow those bombers out of the sky!

As well as the british Heavies, from what i have seen from others gameplay.

The Ta-152 is better than the Yak in my opinion, but i haven´t researched further yet.

The BV line is great - the Tier X is coming with a reargunner.


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View Post0berhessen, on 04 February 2020 - 10:50 AM, said:

I agree on the Yak line.

But the Tier IX and X german Heavies are really fun, specially if they are fully specced and calibrated, able to blow those bombers out of the sky!

As well as the british Heavies, from what i have seen from others gameplay.

The Ta-152 is better than the Yak in my opinion, but i haven´t researched further yet.

The BV line is great - the Tier X is coming with a reargunner.

 

I like Yak line. Aleksey's are really fun to play with their derp guns. 

That rear gunner is mostly useless, and plane is turn like boat; but guns and rockets are nice. 

After Ta 152, Fw line is getting worse. Some people like tier IX (Ta 183), but nobody is liking tier X (Fw 252 is turd).

 

Tier X German bomber (and tier IX) are awesome. 


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As a couple of others have mentioned, if you don’t like the Tier X bombers get a Javelin!

 

I haven’t specialised mine yet (almost) but it already rips apart bombers and entire bomber flights (and has enough hit points to take some defensive fire) - and, with an ultimate gunsight, it might actually hit more often!



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I dislike them so much that I try to ignore them ; if one gets near I might have a go at it, but when I get hit from 2km out and lose half my HP before getting in (my) range, I give up. And if it really completely dominates/breaks the game, I just quit ... 

Btw ; I dislike them almost as much when they're on my side. Battles are so short you hardly have time to earn points, exp, credits etc.

 


Edited by GonerNL, 04 February 2020 - 12:40 PM.


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Havent bothered purchasing the last Jap hf.

The XP72 destroyed my interest after the P47s for that mf American line.

The I-211 did the same for the Russian line.

Not sure I'll bother with the Jap lf tier 10.

Got pretty much all the others completed now, grinding towards the F86 is my main focus.

RoyalFlyingCorps #9 Posted 05 February 2020 - 02:20 PM

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I’ve yet to complete...oh wait...I completed all the lines months ago.  There are some lines I’d have to be paid to revisit though.

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View PostGonerNL, on 04 February 2020 - 10:30 AM, said:

The heavy gun Yak line, I'm stuck at Yak-9 ... got 9U researched but don't think I'll get it.

Once I was like you.

 

Then I got the Yak 9U. Used free xp to get the big gun. Loved it, kept it, specialized it, threw all the junk I could in it and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. It's probably the only multirole I like.


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I actually also like the Yak-9U 

 

But I don't think I'll bother going further than the Ki-84. - it's a monster, I love it and I simply don't have enough well trained Japanese pilots to move into whatever comes next and have a capable pilot still in the Ki-84

 

Was actually going to give up on the soviet GAA line before I got the IL-20 but wiser voices here on the forum suggested I keep at it. Once properly armed and armoured it and the IL-40 really start to leave a mark on the battlefield. Wondering what the IL-40P will be like, but I'm a fair grind away from it yet.



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Ziptop's post reminds me I've got the tier 9 Russian and German GAA but rarely play them so the tier 10s are a while off. Gone right off playing GAA in the last 3 or so months, never enjoyed playing bombers either so those lines I'm unlikely to ever complete.

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View PostZiptop, on 07 February 2020 - 05:19 PM, said:

But I don't think I'll bother going further than the Ki-84. - it's a monster, I love it and I simply don't have enough well trained Japanese pilots to move into whatever comes next and have a capable pilot still in the Ki-84

In all fairness, the Ki-94-II is also great, the big brother of the Ki-84. That's the absolute max you should bother with. The Ki-162-I is a huge disappointment. Not sure about the Ki-162-III but I haven't bothered buying it because my hopes for it are so low that I don't want to spend all those credits on it.


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GonerNL #14 Posted 09 February 2020 - 10:27 PM

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View PostEnsign_Steel, on 06 February 2020 - 03:20 PM, said:

Then I got the Yak 9U. Used free xp to get the big gun. 

 

I got it and have to change my mind on that one .. but not for the big gun.

The 37mm is perfect !! I hate those slow ROF 30 guns on the previous versions, but this one has 180 !!! That is even better than the P-39's.


Edited by GonerNL, 09 February 2020 - 10:28 PM.


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View PostEnsign_Steel, on 08 February 2020 - 11:14 PM, said:

In all fairness, the Ki-94-II is also great, the big brother of the Ki-84. That's the absolute max you should bother with. The Ki-162-I is a huge disappointment. Not sure about the Ki-162-III but I haven't bothered buying it because my hopes for it are so low that I don't want to spend all those credits on it.

I might give it a shot then. Watch the skies.

 



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View PostEnsign_Steel, on 08 February 2020 - 10:14 PM, said:

In all fairness, the Ki-94-II is also great, the big brother of the Ki-84. That's the absolute max you should bother with. The Ki-162-I is a huge disappointment. Not sure about the Ki-162-III but I haven't bothered buying it because my hopes for it are so low that I don't want to spend all those credits on it.

 

I like this attitude. It means my Japanese Heinkels (specifially, He 162 in Japanese flavour, 162-I being the actual plane and 162-III being a planned variant with two home-made turbo-jet engines; note that there is no factual data regarding whether Japan ever operated their own built 162's, the only thing known is they got the data from Heinkel on April 1945 and took it to a drawing board for adjustments) can dominate unopposed. The plane may seem weak, but when you look at it with unbiased eyes, turns out it has the slightly lower altitude performance as Me P.xxxx and US Fury and Sabre, while still being at least competitive agility-wise. Yak's ceiling is also lower, so when they meet on high altitude, chances are anime power prevails. Been there, done that. The only downfall of this plane is relatively weak firepower with dual 30mm cannons - but they are Japanese cannons, and even though they overheat fast, they hit like a truck. Low hp can be troublesome when one is forced to chase bombers, but which LF doesn't have that problem... In my experience both 162's are excellent medium to high-altitude supremacy fighters, they can easily hold their own against the competition - either via speed on altitude, or direct maneuverability advantage. They aren't easy, but they sure are fun, and can surprise the overconfident German or American pilots.

 

Also, you HAVE to love the fact it was an aircraft glued together. Not riveted, not welded, not single-cast alloy whatevers - they glued it together and let it fly, with a jet engine strapped on top. The German originals did in fact happen to fall apart quite a few times, because of low quality glue used, but let that not stop you. Build your own Volksjaeger and dip it in wasabi, then make all the control dials unreadable because of Japanese hieroglyphs - and then dominate the skies!

 


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GonerNL #17 Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:14 AM

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Ki-162 is nice. 

I should give it another chance. Forgot about it when I got other tier IX's with easier/better guns.



atlasapl #18 Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:38 PM

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Lines I will not finish.

German heavy. Gave up at tier 9.
German Bomber. Stopped at tier 6.
German multi. Stopped at tier 7.
German light. Stopped at 209a & ta183.

British heavy. Stopped at tier 6.
British light. Stopped at tier 7.

Russian multi. Stopped at tier 6.
Russian light. Stopped at Yak-1m & La-9.
Russian bomber. Stopped at tier 5

US light. Stopped at tier 7.
US multi. Stopped at tier 6 (both).
US heavy. Stopped at tier 7
US bomber. Stopped where it started.

Lines I will probably continue. At some point.

Japanese Ki. At tier 8
Japanese multi. At tier 9.
Russian Mig. At tier 9 (not bought)
Russian GAA. At tier 6
German GAA. At tier 9
British multi. At tier 8 (not bought)

Currently enjoying tier 5, 6, & 7 with the Japanese Ki lights & heavies. Not intending playing anything else for a while. Just going to have fun and enjoy myself.


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I have finished all the lines except the bomber ones. I am currently at 9 with german one and at 8 with the russian one. The later I don't like it so much since it is not a bomber nor a HF... The german one, however, is right on with its speed of climb. :D

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I'm with AnCh on this - having reached top tier in everything bar the Republic US multi-role line by 2.0 I then took my previously-reported voluntary sojourn.  Since returning, I've finished the F84s (which was a slog, but they're more useful now than they were up to 1.9), really enjoyed the Japanese HF as far as they go and am plodding my way up the bomber lines.  Will probably finish the lot - although at my glacial rate of improvement it's highly likely that WG will have pulled the plug on WoWP long before I get there.

 

One line I've really enjoyed is the Hawker Brit multi-roles; I'm currently lurking just below the point where I can justify using my much-depleted free-XP pool to splash out on the Hunter.

 

I don't think there are any really bad lines, there are just options which don't particularly suit a given individual's abilities or style of play.  I quite like the challenge of learning how to best use something like a B17 or any of the 262s - a good excuse for seeing how the competent operators handle them and learning what I can.  Leads to some pretty mixed results, so apologies to any team-mates who've been there for my failed experiments.  In fact, I'll just make that a blanket apology to all my team-mates (except maxram68 - he knows not to expect anything wonderful from the only other currently-active COSTSie :teethhappy:).


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