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drakkanax #81 Posted 07 April 2021 - 11:17 PM

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Finally got the mission 15 complete... in about 8 battles. I flew Blenheim F and Beaufighter. Bleenheim F is probably easier, though I had it "almost" passes twice with each, so it's relatively easy with both. I just bought the Blenheim and flew with 90% crew initially, so it's passable even that way.

 

Was the Gabreski counter reset in near past? I was pretty sure I'd received it before, but it said 0 in my profile..

 

Mission 15 was far easier then mission 14 for me as it's less MM dependent and far faster then the 2m grind mission 13?! I think it's a good requirement for final mission, way less painful then Kozhedub to do on purpose. Though if it's to be a more noob friendly grind McCampbell is probably better choice.

 

Best luck to all pilots still grinding! o7



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View Postdrakkanax, on 08 April 2021 - 12:17 AM, said:

Best luck to all pilots still grinding! o7

 

Millie Elliot is in my Tornado now ,

And I'm so glad we made it, so glad we made it ! :teethhappy:

 

 

 



zen_monk_ #83 Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:58 PM

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View Postzgubny, on 08 April 2021 - 06:46 PM, said:

 

And I'm so glad we made it, so glad we made it ! :teethhappy:

 

 

 

 

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View Postzen_monk_, on 08 April 2021 - 07:58 PM, said:

 

You'll need some chicken wire to play that crap here, boy!

 

I can do it in a Huey :teethhappy: this one is dedicated to Vlad ! ( not the Russian pilot , i mean OUR Vladinir_shotitov ! )


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Vladinir_Shotitov #85 Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:41 PM

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Top tune :) - but I'd never heard of the film before :ohmy:

 

Apologies for the thread drift... The Huey was lovely but the teetering head was prone to mast-bumping which made it "less than truly manouevrable"; if you want to really stay low you need to be with the fella in helicopter in the next video - Charlie (or Charly) Zimmermann.  When I started training he was still with the Bundesheer - came over to the UK for the first ever International Air Tattoo at Greenham Common and won the Military Aerobatics Trophy (you read that correctly...) in a Bo105.  He left the Army and worked for MBB until his retirement - sadly, his replacement (another exceptional aviator) Siggi Hoffmann died after he'd also left the military and was flying for a film in the US.

 

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Surely it must be an Elliot Millie on this F18... https://www.youtube....h?v=hG8J06vhqbE

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View Postzen_monk_, on 08 April 2021 - 07:58 PM, said:

 

You'll need some chicken wire to play that crap here, boy!

 

Meilleurs GIFs Blues Brothers Movie | Gfycat  :teethhappy:Top 30 Chicken Wire GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

 

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 So glad we made it  !   :teethhappy:  And Yes we were refering to the Blues Brothers song , just before the Rawhide scene ! Please share a variation of this song with a screenshot of your mission accomplished ,

cause i'm so glad we made it !


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Exactly! I knew you'll get the reference :teethhappy:

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Jonagus #89 Posted 09 April 2021 - 01:57 PM

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ...

Mission No. 14 : it is almost impossible you should shoot down 9 FIGTHERS but in the other team there are 1 or 2, can you imagine killing the same guy 9 times in a match it is almost ridicule, somo games there are 2 figthers per side and in a very rare games there is 3 figthers per team, if you are extremelly lucky maybe you can do it

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Mission No. 15 : Resquest GABRESKI MEDAL Destroy 10 aerial targets and 7 ground targets in a sortie and win. And all this without a way to know the number of planes and ground targets destroyed, if the plane you are usuin is a Multirole, or without idea of the ground targets if you use a heavy figther. You have to keep the score while you try to kill ten planes and destroy 7 ground targets without been kill, and in adittion you should WIN.

 

Totally crazy in 15.233 Games I have played I got the gabreski mdal 2 times the statistic is 0,013 %. And all after other 13 missions Mission No. 13 where you should Deal 2,000,000 HP of damage to ground targets, .....The reward is just a pilot, should be a incredible pilot to deserve such an effort.

 

This is the MONEY MONEY MONEY mission ....

 

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apartclassic #90 Posted 09 April 2021 - 02:55 PM

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Jonagus, I understand your frustration - however there are quite a few players across all servers who did successfully accomplish all of the missions. Some were harder, some easier, but all are doable. Buying certificates is an alternative, and it's legit - if the 'mission' was doable only by buying certificates, situation would be different. As it is, one can keep trying to e.g. kill 9 fighters in one mission, till April 19th, or can just go ahead and buy certificates. The pilot is deemed a reward. Is it going to be a reward for your efficiency, or reward for having access to a fat wallet, is up to you.

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View PostJonagus, on 09 April 2021 - 01:57 PM, said:

 

This is the MONEY MONEY MONEY mission ....

 

Jonagus

 

 

 

Bingo! Yes indeed the point of all of this and indeed the actual creation and hosting of the game itself is to make money, being a form of business as it is. 

 

Just like WoT tank marathons, events, WoWS and other games too of course, these cash cow events are carefully crafted to make the missions doable for free but very unattractive for most and actually undoable for your average casual gamer who lacks that little X-factor when it comes to awareness and decision making and reactions etc which ultimately separates the good players from average players. 

 

So for most it will be case of "I can't do it" or "eh... I couldn't be arsed" and either not bother or from WG's perspective, hopefully pay. So what they have done with this particular pilot missions is tailor it in such a way that the really easy missions cost very small amount of certs to bypass but then again most will just complete them easily anyway and the devs know this, while the very tough or ultra grindy missions like the 2 mil damage or Gabreski etc purposefully have a much higher cert requirement to bypass and in that is where the hopes of making money sits.

 

Also as you can see, the devs have placed the really hard missions as the final missions. This is purposefully done to play on peoples "Well, I've done 12 missions now so I'd be stupid not to get her at this point!" and pay money to complete the final few missions.

 

If memory serves me correctly(and if I doesn't by all means correct me) the final mission for the Gabreski is purposefully set at 16 required certs. What difference does 16 certs make? Well, you can't buy 1 single cert, you can only buy 5 or 10 tokens as a minimum, so the WG devs have purposefully made the requirement 16 certs which forces those that are willing to pay to complete that challenging mission to either buy 4X5 cert bundles or  2X10 cert bundles, and will compensate the surplus certs with some gold.

 

As for the value? That's very much a personal thing. To some, this pilot ain't worth a single cent, for others, it's worth every cent and more. For those that need to just bypass the Gabreski, she will cost €5.74 for two 10 cert bundles and you will get a little gold back too. If you also need the 9 light fighters mission and a few more, then obviously the price goes up and up. Ya, to each their own. If you feel she's worth it, sure, if not, then don't bother lol. Not being able to reset her non-functioning 2 point primary skill for other aircraft is a bit of a deal breaker for me if I needed to pay as I just don't think having a slightly better "not so popular" T6 Tornado is really worth it compared to other pilots like the Japanese Akira with that awesome A6M5 light fighter etc. Again, to each their own.



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View PostTungstenHitman, on 09 April 2021 - 04:18 PM, said:

 

Bingo! Yes indeed the point of all of this and indeed the actual creation and hosting of the game itself is to make money, being a form of business as it is. 

 

Just like WoT tank marathons, events, WoWS and other games too of course, these cash cow events are carefully crafted to make the missions doable for free but very unattractive for most and actually undoable for your average casual gamer who lacks that little X-factor when it comes to awareness and decision making and reactions etc which ultimately separates the good players from average players. 

 

So for most it will be case of "I can't do it" or "eh... I couldn't be arsed" and either not bother or from WG's perspective, hopefully pay. So what they have done with this particular pilot missions is tailor it in such a way that the really easy missions cost very small amount of certs to bypass but then again most will just complete them easily anyway and the devs know this, while the very tough or ultra grindy missions like the 2 mil damage or Gabreski etc purposefully have a much higher cert requirement to bypass and in that is where the hopes of making money sits.

 

Also as you can see, the devs have placed the really hard missions as the final missions. This is purposefully done to play on peoples "Well, I've done 12 missions now so I'd be stupid not to get her at this point!" and pay money to complete the final few missions.

 

If memory serves me correctly(and if I doesn't by all means correct me) the final mission for the Gabreski is purposefully set at 16 required certs. What difference does 16 certs make? Well, you can't buy 1 single cert, you can only buy 5 or 10 tokens as a minimum, so the WG devs have purposefully made the requirement 16 certs which forces those that are willing to pay to complete that challenging mission to either buy 4X5 cert bundles or  2X10 cert bundles, and will compensate the surplus certs with some gold.

 

As for the value? That's very much a personal thing. To some, this pilot ain't worth a single cent, for others, it's worth every cent and more. For those that need to just bypass the Gabreski, she will cost €5.74 for two 10 cert bundles and you will get a little gold back too. If you also need the 9 light fighters mission and a few more, then obviously the price goes up and up. Ya, to each their own. If you feel she's worth it, sure, if not, then don't bother lol. Not being able to reset her non-functioning 2 point primary skill for other aircraft is a bit of a deal breaker for me if I needed to pay as I just don't think having a slightly better "not so popular" T6 Tornado is really worth it compared to other pilots like the Japanese Akira with that awesome A6M5 light fighter etc. Again, to each their own.

 

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Finally, FINALLY, got my paladin!

 

(To the guy that started raging at me after I smashed him 3+ times in one battle, I'm sorry but it was a necessary evil)


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Consoled myself that I was never going to finish this mission because "I can't do evil like spawn-camping" (yeah, right - who am I kidding?  I'm just not competent or patient enough) by using giveaway gold to buy the A6M3.  What a *monster*!  Anyway, you've guessed it - 4th or 5th flight, along came the Paladin :)

 

...still not going to finish the task, though - but I have a lovely new toy that took less than 2h00m to specialise.  So all's good :D


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I've managed to complete this mission chain for Miss Elliot. I gotta say: 9 fighters was nasty. After like 30 battles finally got it in a dirty way, to be honest - in Spitfire I, in battle mostly against tier IV and those poor 4 players in enemy team were in a german fighters. Killed 11 fighters and have been called names by opponents in a very blunt manner. I don't blame them, for no one is this kind of carnage a nice or meaningful way to spend time in the game...

 

I've got my first in whole pilot "career" in World of Warplanes Gabreski award in Hurricane Mk II, suprisingly. I've tried Blenheim F - not enough firepower to get that 7 ground targets in time, in my opinion. Beaufighter - decent one, but I was almost always a priority target for the enemy players and I either died or didn't manage to complete the conditions for the medal in time. However, Hurricane Mk II with rockets was more than enough to destroy 7 ground targets (green tents, AA stations with their 3 "shacks" over airfield). I was also lucky - airfields were providing repairs (had to repair my MRF twice) and 2 out of 3 of enemy team players were in heavy fighters, chasing bombers and ignoring me on low altitude. Overall, rather frustrating chain mission. I'm glad it's behind me now and that I refrained from buying certificates after all (the temptation was considerable).

 

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You need bombs loaded to do it with the Blenheim, dont rely on the guns to do anything other than take out the aa gun before finishing the armoured targets by laying your egg, or maybe shoot up the 4 tent target if aa guns are gone and nothing is chasing you.

 

Theres no speed penalty iirc for packing bombs on it either.



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View PostVladinir_Shotitov, on 10 April 2021 - 12:51 AM, said:

Consoled myself that I was never going to finish this mission because "I can't do evil like spawn-camping" (yeah, right - who am I kidding?  I'm just not competent or patient enough) by using giveaway gold to buy the A6M3.  What a *monster*!  Anyway, you've guessed it - 4th or 5th flight, along came the Paladin :)

 

...still not going to finish the task, though - but I have a lovely new toy that took less than 2h00m to specialise.  So all's good :D

 

Don't panic and don't worry , you will do it i'm sure , as simple as flying a Huey :teethhappy: Remember : Pedal Pedal !!! Collective !!!! Up Up Up !!! Okay allright Torque Torque Torque !!!! Get it up , you got it !!!! :teethhappy:

                                                        
                                                                              


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Eventually I succeeded ..

 

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Drakkanax, I believe the counters were reset many years ago (after open Beta i guess). I checked recently and found the 'Galland medal class 2 (30 aces)' in the past achievements section. At the time of checking i only had 24 aces. This would mean that we are all more awesome than given credit for :)

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Ooh, the 2M damage to ground targets is grindy. 

(Especially if you haven't bothered to get a T10 GAA or bomber yet...:unsure:)


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