Haswell

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  1. Haswell

    Brutal Ping and Pack Loss, or Just Me?

    Let me guess, your normal ping floats around 50ms, and you usually get lower latency connecting to WoT East. Telia's local backbone is getting shat on, because all long range connections (ie. Vancouver -> Washington) are pretty steady. Steady as in being shafted by Telia on a regular basis to the point we gave up complaining.
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    Brutal Ping and Pack Loss, or Just Me?

    Blame Telia. My latency has been stable yesterday and today, hovering at ~150ms. Not great, but tolerable.
  3. Haswell

    So like um... How to corsair line?

    Were it not for the 6 seconds of hang time when you stall out.
  4. Haswell

    New to Planes

    There's not, at least not for the time being. Though sooner or later you'll recognize names in matches to the point where XVM becomes unnecessary. The loading screen for matches allow you to quickly examine your opponents' plane loadouts by providing comparisons of firepower, maneuverability and airspeed stats of your plane to theirs. Obviously those numbers are borderline meaningless when you want to examine a plane's true performance, but you'll eventually start to recognize patterns in the numbers and start associating them with known configurations.For example, a 109G with 30mm gun pods have crap maneuverability but excellent firepower; a rocket-totting 51D will have less maneuverability and airspeed than one without rockets. It's not exactly XVM, it's something far more useful since it allows you to accurately approximate what your opponent intends to do and how the match will develop before it even starts. How many times have you wished for the ability to know if an enemy T29 is packing the 76mm before the match starts, just so you can laugh and know the opposing team has one less combat viable tank? You can do that in planes.
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    How to counter an energy fighter?

    Please bandet, tell me how can you turn into a dive without both planes moving vertically.
  6. Haswell

    How to counter an energy fighter?

    What about now?
  7. Haswell

    New to Planes

    High risk, high reward. JPN planes will eventually become more viable in pubs as the player population grows and dilute the heavies, among other things.
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    New to Planes

    Hang back from the crowd, wait for the furball to develop down to low alt (they always do), proceed to pick off stragglers and charge in with the fury of a thousand suns while your opponents are stuck at low altitude with no energy where you can easily abuse your maneuvearbility. Pub matches are conceptually very similar to chess. Pawns always go first.
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    Tell me how not to fail in the Fail Lowe

    Stats for the VK.7201 as of client version 8.9. My apologies for the piss poor formatting. vk7201 crew; -commander -gunner -driver -radioman -loader health = 2500 (2000 hull, 500 turret) weight/max (kg) = 120000/130000 speed (km/h) = 43 forward/15 backward hull traverse (deg/s) = 24 turret traverse (deg/s) = 18 terrain resistance = 1.1 1.2 2.3 brake force (N) = 12000 engine power (hp) = 1200 fire chance = 0.12 camo = 0.48 0.76 view range (m) = 400 radio range (m)= 720 gun: depression & elevation (deg) = -5(front)/-7(side+back), +10 ammo = 24 acc = 0.4 reload (s) = 22 rate of fire (rpm) = 2.73 aim time (s) = 3.4 impulse = 0.56 camo on shot = 0.135 ==dispersion== -hull movement = 0.23 -hull rotate = 0.23 -turret rotate = 0.16 -after shot = 4.0 -damaged gun = 2.0 shells = AP/HEAT/HE damage = 750/750/900 penetration (mm) = 235 (dropoff to 220)/335/85 velocity (m/s) = 757/606/757
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    New to Planes

    Right now your best source of reference would be the listed climb rate in the stats, but even then they won't tell you the altitude bands of the plane or the magnitude of acceleration provided during your boost. Calculating power/weight also works, but again it doesn't tell you that much on paper. You're better off getting a feel for specific planes than to try and figure out the math behind everything. It's a mess, yes. But not exactly... hidden.
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    WoWP Release Impressions

    The HWK 509 rocket booster greatly increases your boost duration and acceleration at the cost of a very long cooldown time. It's basically the engine that will take you up to 6000m your maximum performing altitude from your spawn altitude and still gives more. Cooldown can easily be managed as long as you don't expend all your boost in one go. The HWK 509 is the engine that gives the 262 its repuation of being OP. XF4F-3 is a decent LF at tier 4. Amazing durability, good maneuverability, armament and altitude performance. It's painless amd forgiving to fly in. Edit: my bad, it's been too long since I've flown the 262. Apparently they both have the same boost time and cooldown time. The HWK 509 does provide impressive acceleration, but from testing it seems like the 004B is "good enough" if you don't particularly enjoy the 262. Keep in mind though the HWK 509 is simply the rocket booster attached to the tailpipe of the plane, the two jet turbines are also Jumo 004B's. Jumo 004B - 30s boost, 2m30s cooldown HWK 509 - 30s boost, 2m30s cooldown
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    Great players doing great things

    Then why did you willingly step into this mess?
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    Great players doing great things

    First off, this is not the Official Forums. There are no Community Aces here. Secondly, asking your own clan for backup because you dug yourself into a hole is as equally pathetic, as does helping out idiots who heed to the cry for help.
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    Great players doing great things

    Lies. This is what we look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV6nJxg7mM0
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    Great players doing great things

    He only came to the wrong neighborhood.
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    Great players doing great things

    You seem to be missing the point, so I'll lay it down here. Go fly tier 2 planes without flighting up, screenshot every match, then post screenshots.
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    Great players doing great things

    How about something that is not a pseudoheavy? If you haven't noticed already, the Demon is in the Brit HF line but classified as a LF, all the while retaining impressive boost acceleration and duration, and durability. Go fly these planes and come back. And don't cherry pick games for us. P-23 F2F F11C Ar.68 Fw.56 A4N I-15 I-5 ShKAS Bulldog
  18. I think we will finally see true skill and tactics without people being carried by teammates. I'm amazed how a self-proclaimed ace came up with such strategy. Clearly since you won't be able to dogfight optimally without teammates backing you up, you'd want go for a supremacy win. And there's nothing to stop your opponent from doing the same, which means you'll eventually end up in a 1v1 dogfight anyways.
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    Great players doing great things

    Then don't fly the AGO.
  20. Haswell

    WoWP Release Impressions

    http://youtu.be/ESZYyJS7gck Apt.
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    WoWP Release Impressions

    Oh hey, now I don't have to suffer through the troll flights, because I have a get-out-of-jail card to get myself to tier 10. Meh...
  22. Haswell

    WoWP Release Impressions

    Winning games through eliminating all enemy aircraft is sitll more efficient than waiting for the supremacy timer to go up. May not be the case for pub games, but I can more or less guarantee that ground supremacy will play a relatively minor role in organized play (tournaments and such). Just some food for thought.
  23. Haswell

    Closed Alpha is starting!

    Unless you have mod or admin rights, no.
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    Closed Alpha is starting!

    Crag_R was dismissed from the CA's due to his participation in the WT raid thread.
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    How did this penetrate?

    Checked through the math again, here's a plausible scenario: The E4 hit you from an angle below the 70 degrees autobounce threshold, had a high pen roll to chew through your angled 60mm mantlet armor, and went into the hole. As for the T29 teleporting shell, I have no explanation. Bear in mind I'm not exactly a good tanker by any means, I'm only speculating from available info. Still a novice here.