I understand how it can be frustrating if you are on a side that doesn't have the advantage in numbers.
However, it may be due to the times that you are flying. I will log on at times and see that it is quite the opposite of what you are experiencing and green has the advantage in numbers.
As for the getting killed with one ping vs, no potency with your guns, trust me WE ALL FEEL THAT at times. Some of that has to do with latency and while you think you are hitting someone many times, in reality they only feel one or 2 pings. And vice versa for getting killed. You hear one or 2 pings, and on their end they see many hit sprites. Both sides feel this, because I hear it on our radio all the time, that someone feels they shouldn't have been taken out so quickly. I do it myself at times. I don't believe iEN favors one side or the other, and I try to make myself understand there are lag issues.
As for "particular players" killing quicker than others, again, I also have a list of guys who fly green that seem to take me out almost every time in no more than 3 pings. Not sure if there is anything suspect going on, or perhaps the difference between their connection specifically, vs mine specifically, causes this. I try to tell myself there are no aimbots in this game, but one does have to wonder at times.
It's not a Green vs Red bias. Everyone has the option to fly for either side. Perhaps you should try flying red for a night or 2, and you'll probably notice there is no difference in how things happen as far as FMs, plane damage and gun effectiveness. There are a few ways you can record your sorties. If you do find proof of this I'm sure the community would like to see it. There are half a dozen guys I know of that fly both sides equally. Perhaps you should ask them if they notice a difference. (Prime, Caycam, Lehi, Robert, etc)
I use to bounce back and forth on sides depending on numbers to help the balance, however, I have pretty much stuck with one side now because that is who I team up with on TS.
Much like the reason you only fly green is because that is who your squad is associated with. There are a few players in here that do try to balance sides.
With the minimal amount of players Warbirds has, it is a small community compared to other sims. The side/color loyalty in here for the most part, as sad as it is, stems a lot from one particular squad CO and his method of playing the game. He sticks primarily with Green or Purple. His antics have soured many to the point they refuse to fly on the same side, hence we now have loyalty to specific colors. This of course is not the only reason, but it does carry weight.
Also, I've logged on to see a lot of greens outnumbering the reds, with this squad bombing field after field, then when the reds catch up in numbers and start shooting them down where they no longer have the advantage, many of this squad simply logs off. Leaving the side balance in favor of the red. Not sure if it is intentional or that it's just their normal time to log.
Just a perspective from the red side.
Swanee - NWO / AE
There are 2 kinds of people in this world...
Fighter pilots – and those that wish they were.
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