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Community #1 Posted 01 July 2021 - 12:18 PM

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From July 2 to August 2, join the in-game event to add the brand-new U.S. bomber to your Hangar ‒ Boeing B-29C Superfortress!

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Hi, I've got a few questions about this:

How do you activate the mission chain? Will there be an event going on as well (invasion kinda stuff) with drops or ? Will the german pilot be added around the same time/event? How many tokens to extend the chain completion time?

Thank you for your time, happy flying (or whatever it is that you do).

pittrivers #3 Posted 01 July 2021 - 01:31 PM

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Awesome! A pilot and gunner with 5 are also part of the chain :)

 

Nothing too bad except the medals and a bit of grinding. TYVMWG


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TungstenHitman #4 Posted 01 July 2021 - 01:33 PM

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Nice.

 

I just hope it's balanced better than the XP-54 was.

 

At least this is a historically iconic warbird this time, but that still wouldn't justify any significant imbalance.


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View PostTungstenHitman, on 01 July 2021 - 02:33 PM, said:

I just hope it's balanced better than the XP-54 was.

 

Haven't you seen that Russian video ?? This is the new tier VIII death-star ... who cares about balance ??



Ykazumi #6 Posted 01 July 2021 - 04:09 PM

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When we recall back from Tokyo metropolitan air defense efforts, B-29 strato-fortress intercepters were ki-61 Hien,ki-45 Toryu, J1N-s Gekko,  N1K Shiden-kai(incl. Matsuyma  nr.343-ku) ,Ki-102 Randy, J2M Raiden. These are/can be tier5-6 fighters or it´s equivalents. Ki-84,Hayate . A7M Reppu also servisable as an intercepter and cancelled Ki-93 are from t7 though( the Gekko & Raiden not yet introuced on wowp yet)  Looks like ki-94 is the only intercepter which can deal with B-29 in wowp or not. May I interpret that the advent of the B-29c-1 is for an upgraded version; is this why it is suddenly rolled up into t8 ?  I should think answer(s) from somene will be highly appreciated for the sake of a better comprehension.

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View PostYkazumi, on 01 July 2021 - 05:09 PM, said:

When we recall back from Tokyo metropolitan air defense efforts, B-29 strato-fortress intercepters were ki-61 Hien,ki-45 Toryu, J1N-s Gekko,  N1K Shiden-kai(incl. Matsuyma  nr.343-ku) ,Ki-102 Randy, J2M Raiden. These are/can be tier5-6 fighters or it´s equivalents.

 

Tokyo metropolitan air defense would have sent up Tiers 10 if they had it. Japan air force & production was already ruined by then, they scrambled what they had. It doesn't mean WG should downtier B-29, but that Japan had to build more modern planes, not to send tiers 6 against 8.

 

 


Edited by zen_monk_, 01 July 2021 - 04:27 PM.


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View Postzen_monk_, on 01 July 2021 - 04:21 PM, said:

 

Tokyo metropolitan air defense would have sent up Tiers 10 if they had it. Japan air force & production was already ruined by then, they scrambled what they had. It doesn't mean WG should downtier B-29, but that Japan had to build more modern planes, not to send tiers 6 against 8.

 

 

Sorry.This is not the type of answer i have been expecting as to choice of tier 8 to the fortress. :(s

Everyone into the history should know about the wartime contions of planes and what they could aroud the end of the Pacific War,so, i´m in for skipping it.  Rather, one may wonder how their aces did kill/destroy B-29 amidst strong firepower they have, even returned to base for more try later. Though, one might say such will probably never happen in on-line wowp battle where B-29  is programmed to deliver deadly AI/cg-controlled turret gun fire. Our means is quite analogous.amen  lol

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Edited by Ykazumi, 01 July 2021 - 05:05 PM.


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View PostYkazumi, on 01 July 2021 - 04:09 PM, said:

When we recall back from Tokyo metropolitan air defense efforts, B-29 strato-fortress intercepters were ki-61 Hien,ki-45 Toryu, J1N-s Gekko,  N1K Shiden-kai(incl. Matsuyma  nr.343-ku) ,Ki-102 Randy, J2M Raiden. These are/can be tier5-6 fighters or it´s equivalents. Ki-84,Hayate . A7M Reppu also servisable as an intercepter and cancelled Ki-93 are from t7 though( the Gekko & Raiden not yet introuced on wowp yet)  Looks like ki-94 is the only intercepter which can deal with B-29 in wowp or not. May I interpret that the advent of the B-29c-1 is for an upgraded version; is this why it is suddenly rolled up into t8 ?  I should think answer(s) from somene will be highly appreciated for the sake of a better comprehension.

cheers,

 

 

You are right when mentioning historical factors, however this is not applicable in the game. Historically, a single well-placed 30mm round could (often did) take out a heavy bomber. There is no chance for that in WoWP, and it's decided by hp pools. In this game, light fighters will have a very, very slim chance of doing any harm to bombers like B29 before they themselves are obliterated. Bombers as a whole are a poor idea for WoWP; B29C with its capping power and its defensive capabilities is horrible. We only have a single stream to judge by so far, so let's give it a couple more days before we raise a fuss (or don't). I'm convinced that we will see specced B29C right on the first day, and then we'll all have a chance to test how tough the plane is.


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ClassicFrog #10 Posted 01 July 2021 - 05:44 PM

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The problem with "let's wait and see" idea is that when we finally do get to see it will be too late already.

 

Although it's too late even now. B29 is coming either way.

 

 


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This Ruskie guy just made Gabreski in B-29

 



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I shudder at the thought of these things appearing in quantity ... I already fly less & less at tier IX and X because of the bomber-controlled battles and now the same is about to happen at tier VIII. Back to playing STALKER, I guess ... or seal-clubbing.

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This bomber is overpowered .

Need some serious nerfs.

With stock plane this russian youtuber easily dominate all maps,equal or lower tier fighters ,even heavys have no chance against him .

After specialization he has more aerial kills and damage as my t8 heavys and still do almost 100k dmg to ground targets and cap all sectors.

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One thing to consider when looking at the number of aerial kills and damage to enemy planes: People will be attacking this bomber "out of curiosity", so to speak, just to try their guns out against it. Not everyone follow the news and will be aware that it's better to avoid close encounters with this behemoth. Until they get shot down few times and realize they either need bigger guns or they shouldn't bother trying.

 

That of course is not an excuse for the plane itself, but perhaps it's not as doom and gloom as after battle reports would suggest.



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View PostCommunity, on 01 July 2021 - 12:18 PM, said:

From July 2 to August 2, join the in-game event to add the brand-new U.S. bomber to your Hangar ‒ Boeing B-29C Superfortress!
<a href="https://worldofwarplanes.eu/news/boeing-b-29c-superfortress-jul-2021/">Full news text</a>

I've actually found it a good thing that this and probably the other US high tier bombers have only 4 equipment slots.

They should remove the turret slot of the Su-10 and the ordnance slot of the EF-131 too, as a balancing nerf.

Alternatively, my other idea is too increase the all season camo's bonus vs. tailgunner damage up to 15% at least.


Edited by Marcellus_Hungaricus, 02 July 2021 - 08:53 AM.

 

 

 


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View PostDumnezeuTatal, on 01 July 2021 - 03:44 PM, said:

Hi, I've got a few questions about this:

How do you activate the mission chain? Will there be an event going on as well (invasion kinda stuff) with drops or ? Will the german pilot be added around the same time/event? How many tokens to extend the chain completion time?

Thank you for your time, happy flying (or whatever it is that you do).

 

The mission chain will be available in the Missions Tab, next to the missions for the XP-55 and the Vampire (if you still have them). You'll need to activate it by pushing the button in that window. The missions will be available till August 2 (13:20 CEST, UTC+2), you won't need to extend them. 

Their won't be any additional game modes, just missions for the B-29C. Special pilots are not included in this event :honoring:



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View PostMartaloc801124, on 02 July 2021 - 12:10 AM, said:

This bomber is overpowered .

Need some serious nerfs.

 

Not going to happen. It’s a premium plane after all. They won’t go like „Thank you for your money, and now we’re going to nerf it down to something more average“.

 

All that is happening now is a stream of bringing in new overpowered planes/pilots/equipment you either have to grind or pay money for. I hope I am wrong but the overall picture I get from the last updates is that this game is selling out rather than picking up in development. Should T8 become like T10 I am out.


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Boeing B-29 C Superfortress is researchable or premium aircraft?

 



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Premium, but grindable from today.

 

Normal B-29 will be researchable once they introduce the whole US line. (hooray Flying Wings!)



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I was miss for something ? Still havent missions , after restart server still nothing. This event start some time today ? 




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