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 Post subject: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:38 am 
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HI guys,
I've been a bit disappointed in the way the game has evolved into alternating time blocks of gangbanging.
I've also gotten really tired of the all too frequent whining about players cheating... blah blah blah. I've known the guys who are routinely accused of this bullcrap for a long time-in some cases for over 20 years. Good guys, all of them.
I think I'd like to have a squad that alternated sides with each TOD, much like squads do for the S3s. The only rule would be that regardless of the side we pick for a TOD, there would no switching within the TOD.
Getting to know the players on both sides is a GOOD thing. It's much easier to respect your opponents when you know them, and like them. And trust me, if we got all the WB players (so few of us now!) together at a pub, there be a lot more laughs and fun than bickering.
The ideal squad for me would have skill and class. No whining. No gloating. The occasional little shot here and there is ok, but only in fun. AND we change sides each TOD to avoid getting infected with the hatred dichotomy of warbirds.
Let me know if any of you are interested. It may not be a popular or even practical idea.
finn


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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:48 am 
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Yes, it is a bit sad frankly.
But then I have always been an advocate of ALLIES vs AXIS.

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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:29 am 
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Finn wrote:
HI guys,
I've been a bit disappointed in the way the game has evolved into alternating time blocks of gangbanging.
I've also gotten really tired of the all too frequent whining about players cheating... blah blah blah. I've known the guys who are routinely accused of this bullcrap for a long time-in some cases for over 20 years. Good guys, all of them.
I think I'd like to have a squad that alternated sides with each TOD, much like squads do for the S3s. The only rule would be that regardless of the side we pick for a TOD, there would no switching within the TOD.
Getting to know the players on both sides is a GOOD thing. It's much easier to respect your opponents when you know them, and like them. And trust me, if we got all the WB players (so few of us now!) together at a pub, there be a lot more laughs and fun than bickering.
The ideal squad for me would have skill and class. No whining. No gloating. The occasional little shot here and there is ok, but only in fun. AND we change sides each TOD to avoid getting infected with the hatred dichotomy of warbirds.
Let me know if any of you are interested. It may not be a popular or even practical idea.
finn


Oh Finn, I designed what the squad might look like and even gave it a mischeivious name. Hope you like it.


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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:40 am 
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Finn, the 4th has been switching sides to even out the numbers for the last year or so. I personally prefer being outnumbered to get some dogfighting action. Its difficult when our entire squad is on as I don't want to break the squad into two sides... so sometimes lopsided numbers can't be helped.

The 4th would be up for switching sides each TOD, but we'd have to work that out ahead of time so the squad is aware of what color we are that TOD. Especially when one TOD its purple against green...then next one is red against gold....

It sucks that numbers have been down, as we used to enjoy escorting the raiders on a buff mission, but if we do that the numbers get really lopsided. Seems like we always get put on opposite sides in S3's now for the same reason... (2 largest squads).

I'm hoping the new update brings in new players....


bollok, I agree...I miss the old WW2 arena- axis vs allies..... that was a blast.

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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:08 am 
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Well the whole thing is such a mess these days!

They really just need 2 arenas

OPEN ARENA.
Either cheap basic Subscription required or free to play!
All rides for all sides
ONE Fixed terrain only!
No squads allowed, just individual player CO-OP with people flying your colour.


CAREER MODE.
Advanced Subscription required.
Axis vs Allied only
No external view (this can be linked to landing gear like how the "U" key view works!)
Rotating Terrains every 2 weeks.
Squads allowed to form with a max limit of 20 players per squad.

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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:10 pm 
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hi there Finn... Good idea to have (squad) or group of player who want tp switch for the side with
the lower number. I can join in you group when you guys switch but I want to stay in (JG74)


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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:12 am 
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you are welcome Prime. I may have to leave my squad to do this, so who knows? I may be knocking at your door for membership.
But I think it's a chance for players to discover that there are great people on both sides. You can and should compete like hell, and the occasional rash word or two is part of that, but once that's done it's back to respect and hard fighting.
:D
I plan to start switching with the next TOD.


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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:32 pm 
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~S~ Finn,

I haven't been playing much over the last couple of years...so my contribution to side balance is a non-factor. That said, TK has always played the balanced side game during non-event nights. And as far as I can tell, our guys who play regularly do the same.

You are correct in that there are great players / adversaries on both sides...and it is refreshing and challenging to fly against those you regularly wing with.

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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:01 pm 
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When logging into the Legacy Arena I always pick the side that is outnumbered or pushed into a corner. Doing this I have discovered that there is as much dweebing, competitiveness, comradery and great guys flying on both sides.


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 Post subject: Re: new squad maybe?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:43 pm 
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Back when I was in the 352nd, I had this thought: why not divide a larger squad into two 'flights' and play them on opposite sides for a squad night practice?
I still think it's a cool idea, but I wouldn't necessarily suggest it for daily play for the squads. But for practice on squad night... why not?
Of course few squads are big enough to do that these days. But I still like the idea for building skills in a squad. Much more realistic than facing off in the practice arena.

finn


nookyb wrote:
Finn, the 4th has been switching sides to even out the numbers for the last year or so. I personally prefer being outnumbered to get some dogfighting action. Its difficult when our entire squad is on as I don't want to break the squad into two sides... so sometimes lopsided numbers can't be helped.

The 4th would be up for switching sides each TOD, but we'd have to work that out ahead of time so the squad is aware of what color we are that TOD. Especially when one TOD its purple against green...then next one is red against gold....

It sucks that numbers have been down, as we used to enjoy escorting the raiders on a buff mission, but if we do that the numbers get really lopsided. Seems like we always get put on opposite sides in S3's now for the same reason... (2 largest squads).

I'm hoping the new update brings in new players....


bollok, I agree...I miss the old WW2 arena- axis vs allies..... that was a blast.

Salute...would love to have a drink with any of you scoundrels....


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