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TungstenHitman #21 Posted 18 November 2020 - 12:17 PM

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So am I correct in saying that we can get this aircraft for free through the event?

RoyalFlyingCorps #22 Posted 18 November 2020 - 12:26 PM

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If you get the operation order for it from a supply crate that you win during the Crimson Dawn event and you either complete the missions for it, without using certificates, within the specified time frame or use tokens to extend that time frame that you did not purchase, then yes, you will be able to obtain this aircraft for free.

maxram68 #23 Posted 18 November 2020 - 12:35 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 18 November 2020 - 01:17 PM, said:

So am I correct in saying that we can get this aircraft for free through the event?

 

My guess: Probably.

...and a "yes", if you don't value your own time (and sanity).

 

I've participated in what I suppose are similar time-limited grinds in the past (hello XP-58 & Me 109TL), and they required a sanity-check sometimes.

Especially when you end up in a battle for the 15th time w. a task/requirement that cannot be accomplished in that battle.

 

But let's see tomorrow...



houghtonbee #24 Posted 18 November 2020 - 01:24 PM

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Keep in mind its a T5 HF so when it is released in the Premium Shop it'll cost a maximum of £7-8, not worth dropping a load of money on certificates unless you are truly desperate to have it.

Piq_Mastika #25 Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:09 AM

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View Posthoughtonbee, on 18 November 2020 - 03:24 PM, said:

Keep in mind its a T5 HF so when it is released in the Premium Shop it'll cost a maximum of £7-8, not worth dropping a load of money on certificates unless you are truly desperate to have it.

Unfortunately, it will be released for sale after at least 1 year



TungstenHitman #26 Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:27 AM

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View PostPiq_Mastika, on 19 November 2020 - 08:09 AM, said:

Unfortunately, it will be released for sale after at least 1 year

 

Depends on each player I guess. Some simply MUST have it and at any cost while others like me don't care. It's a pretty funky looking aircraft but rather unremarkable in regards it's stats.

 

...I'll certainly look forward to shooting them down though. :great:



hardy9z9 #27 Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:05 AM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 19 November 2020 - 11:27 AM, said:

 

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...I'll certainly look forward to shooting them down though. :great:

I bet my entire beer money of a month that you can shoot down the first ones already tonight. :teethhappy:



dreambill #28 Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:38 AM

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The missions are harder the bigger the tier. Insane difficult missions usually are at tier 7-8. This one is tier 5, should be doable.

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hardy9z9 #29 Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:16 AM

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At the NA-Forum i found the mission-list.

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/57868-missions-list-for-f5f/page__pid__820510#entry820510

 

Everyone may decide for himself whether these mission tasks can only be completed by purchased certificates within the set time and within the individually available pilot skills.

And don't forget at first you need to get the operation order from a crate.


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TungstenHitman #30 Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:57 AM

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Ya, looking at that linked webpage some of the missions are pretty easy such as the "Do X in any number of battles" which is obviously not all that hard and can be contributed towards with each and every battle regardless of how much or how little those contributions are though perhaps a little grindy.

 

Of course, there are also some really tricky looking gate keepers WG have added too, where it's probably going to be difficult and annoying, relying on a bit of luck in regards the type of map we get and how each team performs and controls etc. This is where WG will obviously hope you get a bit fed up and open the wallet . Most of those missions are "Do X in a single battle" 

 

The ones that pop out are. 

 

1. Participate capturing 5 sectors in one battle. (Small 3 sector maps are going to almost impossible and so are battles where even on big maps your team dominates control of sectors early)

 

2. Kill 5 enemy planes while attacking sectors. (ADA's won't do but attacking an enemy controlled airfield would be really nice for this)

 

3. The bombing missions that require "Do X in one battle". A Bombers achievements seems to rely a lot on luck, not just good reading of plays. You can get set upon by a HF or high alt fighter at any moment and for the entire battle, just unlucky. Or your team can control all the sectors before you achieve your goals in which case you can go F yourself from that point or indeed your teammates using bombers or GA's can pinch targets just before your bombs hit those same targets that are now gone lol.

 

4. There's some award requirements such as "Sky Rider" and "Guard" that I'm not sure about what those are tbh. I think Guard is for defending sectors?

 

The likes of 15 aerial kills in one battle and the McGuire medal could be a bit trollish too. These are not ultra rare certainly but when you're chasing them, it can become a case of over-playing the situation and too aggressively which can manifest into several failed efforts and become very annoying.

 

I also have to wonder if these missions can be completed at the same time during one battle should the various requirements be achieved or if you must complete one mission to unlock another?


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houghtonbee #31 Posted 19 November 2020 - 01:04 PM

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Missions have to be completed in order, Tung.

RoyalFlyingCorps #32 Posted 19 November 2020 - 01:08 PM

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Generally they're strictly sequential.  You'll get 117 McGuire's medals during these missions, but not on the mission that requires one.

 



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Yay!

TungstenHitman #34 Posted 19 November 2020 - 02:46 PM

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Wait did someone say this event is a great way to fast-grind airplanes? If so, in what way? I mean if nothing else at least that would be rather nice, and probably some goodies too I'd imagine. Forget the ugly bird, there's some other things to focus on possibly.

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 19 November 2020 - 02:46 PM, said:

Wait did someone say this event is a great way to fast-grind airplanes?

 

If you're lucky enough to be in the attacker team more than 1 out of 10 battles, it is.



Vladinir_Shotitov #36 Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:57 PM

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Not a good event to be taking part in if the prospect of warping across the battlefield, flying through aircraft unscathed, hits not registering or any of the other 'delights' currently to be found in WoWP 'battles' (I'd prefer the term 'grandes farces', if I knew what it meant) is likely to upset you.

 

FWIW, I received an op order in the very first freebie crate that was dropped in after the initial battle.  Whoopie-doo, if pursuing the XP50-with-Stevie-Nicks'-nose-job is going to involve all this mind-bending telekinesis around the skies.


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zen_monk_ #37 Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:31 PM

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Flying Paladin, what plane type?

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Vladinir_Shotitov #38 Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:34 PM

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I really don't know, because according to the website you only need 17 kills (light fighter) or just 15 in a heavy to get the badge.  I've had several battles tonight where I've managed more than that - but no Flying Paladin (with the aeroplane, not the sword) badge.  Is it supposed to be in just one sortie, do you know?
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zen_monk_ #39 Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:46 PM

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Looks like it's not working. I had crap load of HF aces, some in a single sortie - not working.

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had 16 kills in a heavy, no paladin.




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