Seems to work. Got connected, some sort of Deathmatch thing - got killed, disconnected
I'll get set up, but on a first connection it all seems good.
I was on at the same time as you Frog (as "Skellen" hehe). I shot you in the face loads of times lol (nothing personal of course mate, just business!
) It was my first ever time on any
multiplayer shooter type, and for the first 10 mins or so, I was wandering up to people in the same uniform trying to be friends with them and sh*t, and couldn't understand why they kept killing me. Suddenly, (after 10 mins lol) the penny dropped. Aaaaaah....Deathmatch
It's quite funny, but a bit daft really and not my kind of format. Maybe the team deathmatch thing would be better. Suppose it was just to test the server though of course. Performance was great my end, excellent FPS and no lag/stutter whatsoever in that village map (which looked cool....even had a scarecrow!)
I also typed about 20 chat messages saying initially 'why is everyone shooting at me' and then 'hello its Biggles07 from SimHQ, pls help me I don't know WTF is going on' to the people who would probably know me (terribletwo was there at the time, yourself and someone else who was familiar) but no one answered *sniffle*.
Nevermind, I meted out my vengeance at you ignoramuses by shooting you, and was top on the 'kill board' until Frog came along and narrowly usurped me. Not bad for an absolute multiplayer beginner though! First time ever, I swear!
Went on a few other servers after that and did pretty well too, was quite pleased with meself as I expected to get utterly pwned hehe. There was a good mission called "The road to err, somewhere' which was good. Also a Co-op mission called "cleaning up" or something, where we had to rid this village outpost of remaining Huns. Did one where we had to capture or defend these positions (Blitzkrieg it might have been called) and take them sequentially, that was fun too and our side won 3-1.
Good fun all round!
I was pretty shocked by the meagre 2 single player missions though, as I wanted a bit practice first. It worked out well though as it basically forced me into multiplayer, which is much better....no doubt.
One bloke did team kill me, but I think it was actually an honest mistake as it was at long range, and he did apologise, which is fair enough.
Anyone flew the planes yet? Just flew the Focke Wulf and Airacobra, as I expected no FM to speak of, but what do you want really in this kind of game, and its ok. The airacobra needs its engine sound tweaked my end, no difference in RPM noise full throttle or idle, FW has a slight change. I did a perfect strafing run on the "parade" of player types with the Focke Wulf lol, I'm going to try and bomb them next....after routinely abusing them with MG 44 bullets and grenades. Hee hee hee!
Anyone know if its possible to use the FW MG151/131 simultaneously? I can only use them separately? The cannons make short work of the PE2's which fly over constantly, shot a couple down already. They puff smoke too when you have damaged em slightly.
Anyone notice that the wheels which come off tanks when you've blown em up have physics, and if you hit them they trundle along the ground? Nice little touch hehe.
Had a bit fun practicing with the AA guns too, have yet to shoot a PE2 down though, only tried for about 5 mins.But there are some definite "Armarisms" there, anyone noticed the "wobbly planes" if you shoot them up with MG fire? Looks like they are having a seizure. Quite a few other things too. Does anyone know how to set the portable MG Tripod back up after you have got it stowed? Couldn't work it out.
Overall though, I love it. Scenery and maps in particular are beautiful, worth it for that alone. Great fun and I never really thought I would like this kind of game. Colour me Converted!