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Keep calm and carry on

Post  MJDixon on Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:02 am

Gentlemen.

It occurs to me that most, if not all of our losses of late have been as a result of Pilot error as opposed to fire from the dastardly Hun, examples being Hinkel crashing into a Heinkel, Speedy blowing his engine due to overheating, and myself - having deposited a Spitfire somewhere in Kent early this afternoon when I lost a wing ramming a Junkers 88 up the arse.

I know that it's often a long way from North Weald to the action, and that in events it can be a long patrol before the enemy actually reaches the coast, if we even see them at all - but quite often we're blowing our chances once we actually see the enemy by getting so excited about it that we make silly mistakes that render the previous half an hour or so of flying around as a waste of time.

Cliffs of Dover is a very technical simulator compared to ones we've flown in the past, just remember that it's calmness, good order and accuracy of flying that wins the day (and not breaking our Spitfires is probably more fun too!)



After all, this isn't a Free Polish Squadron. Razz

Incidentally - I think on Sunday unless there's an organised Storm of War event then we'd be better off playing Rise of Flight, as there are just too many random allied Pilots flying around all intercepting enemy raids as soon as they show up otherwise - with the Germans nowhere to be seen as far as escorting goes (at least tonight).

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Re: Keep calm and carry on

Post  speedy77 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:26 pm

I quite agree.

There are more targets within easy range in ROF and especially WW2OL. The scarcity of enemy in COD makes us all jumpy and keen to get to where they are, which is why I was trying to squeeze some extra speed with 50% rad setting.

The long flights don't bother me, just as long I have the time for them.
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Re: Keep calm and carry on

Post  MJDixon on Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:37 am

I think on tuesday it'd be good for us to just go up and wipe out an AI Bomber raid or two, to get the withdrawal symptoms out of our system (shooting down Germans can be very addictive Razz ), hopefully there will be less other players on on tuesday compared to last night, so we won't have to deal with all those other Squadrons (which was an issue a number of Squadrons have brought up on the SoW forum, so it's not just us having issues with the massive free for all of last night.)

I know that shooting down AI isn't the same as shooting down players, but the last player flown Junkers 88 I ran into flew completely straight and level and didn't even fire a shot at me, and the one before that nose dived into the Thames Estuary the second he spotted me, so they each have their advantages and disadvantages.

And at the end of the day we'll be going through the same motions shooting at AI bombers as we would be shooting at player bombers, so it's all good practice.

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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:17 am

agree
i can t do the long nights flying as i before becomming a dad ( how do you teach kids to wake up past 7 am? or do i have to wait till they are 16? Very Happy ) so as of last night Crying or Very sad i can only do 1 sortie to avoid getting to bed way to late.
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Post  MJDixon on Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:47 am

Bad luck, Hink - I can get on earlier than 8pm if that helps.

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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:53 pm

it would help sometimes but you don t need to hurry to get online for me. sometimes i am playing offline games while waiting till the kid is well asleep.
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