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#3762659 - 04/04/13 06:17 PM How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder?  
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Just played with the beta version and as far as I know I can buy different packs on their website that includes a few aircraft and campaign. But I have no idea whether it is possible to buy airplanes separately.

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#3762666 - 04/04/13 06:26 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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You can by earning currency; complete the training is the best start to amassing some dosh. Then maybe some missions to advance your rank and unlock more potent planes.


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#3762682 - 04/04/13 07:06 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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Sorry if I didn't get the game mechanics of War Thunder. But from what I understand the more you play it the more airplanes you unlock?. So there is no way to buy let's say buy a Bf109 without having to play missions to unlock these airplanes?.

#3763013 - 04/05/13 12:52 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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You can get a 109 right away...but it will cost you Golden Eagles which is real cash. OR you can grind to get a 109 for free by playing the game and getting to a high enough level for the Germans to purchase it with Silver Lions. Confusing right?


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#3763217 - 04/05/13 05:49 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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Ok thanks for the info.
I find War Thunder really confusing when it's about getting new airplanes. I hope they make it simpler and better explained on their website.

#3763365 - 04/05/13 09:48 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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Join the club, it's as if they don't want people to simply buy aircraft.. it's certainly not user friendly.

#3763441 - 04/06/13 02:03 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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oh really?...can you adapt?


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#3763528 - 04/06/13 09:13 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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I simply want to buy an aircraft of my choice that is in game, buy it, and fly it.. if they don't allow myself, and others for that matter to do that they are loosing revenue... if they think that's a good business model they need their heads examined.
The fact that I can't do that means they 'Gajin' are loosing out, not me.

#3763706 - 04/06/13 09:18 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted By: TROOPER117
I simply want to buy an aircraft of my choice that is in game, buy it, and fly it.. if they don't allow myself, and others for that matter to do that they are loosing revenue... if they think that's a good business model they need their heads examined.
The fact that I can't do that means they 'Gajin' are loosing out, not me.


I totally agree, I haven't bought a single aircraft. Their business model left me cold. I was very interested in the sim until it showed up with mostly biplanes, all the single missions locked, and Lions, XP's .... WTF. If they had offered along with an early model hurricane, an early model 109, P51, Lagg, and opened a few single missions, I would have spent some time flying offline, building some experience, probably bought aircraft, and joined a few online missions. I think they missed the boat on drawing more customers long enough to stay.


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#3763868 - 04/07/13 04:37 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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That was my beef with it too. I really would rather just be able to buy what I want to fly and fly it. Even if it takes a while to release it. Their business model seems to be more geared toward the gamer mentality. For the product to be taken seriously by the flight sim community that will have to change IMo.


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#3763922 - 04/07/13 10:46 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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Think you are right Bearcat... They just want gamers as opposed to 'simmers' frown
The title has so much potential but it seems the devs are committed to make us pay for what amounts to 'power ups' in order to make our aircraft 'fly right' lol!
I've tried hard to get into it but it has such a ridiculous system that I just can't take it seriously as a flight sim, which is a shame. because it is gorgeous graphically!
The same could be said for the previous title WoP, and I was so hoping that the devs had learned that serious flight sim enthusiasts would flock to their product if they made major improvements, but alas it's pretty much the same.
Having said that I initialy enjoyed it for the graphics and a chance to just jump in and play, but that wears off when you realise there isn't much thought or depth to a lot of it's missions or campaigns..

#3764086 - 04/07/13 06:53 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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It's predecessor could have been a real contender .. but again .. they were short sighted.. Perhaps they will change that .. Remember how RoF was when it was first released by NEOQB I think it was?


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#3765514 - 04/10/13 07:16 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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I have thrown some cash at it, and while it takes a while to get to rank 7 for example, up to rank 6 in any given airforce is not that hard. You can opt to double the experience with a premium account, and with some golden eagles gaining rank is quite quick as well, even if you're as bad as I am in actually getting kills.

It's true, the whole setup is different then any other flightsim around. It's just a matter of getting used to it. When I want easy experience and Lions I jump into arcade, when I have time I join FRB. I must admit that I haven't had as much fun with this sim in years.. ( And I go back to the ZX81 / ZX Spectrum for my first flightsim.. )

Some planes Like the -51 require quite a high rank, others, like a Spit, FW190D-14 can be bought.

#3766447 - 04/11/13 11:10 PM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: Koriel]  
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Originally Posted By: Koriel
I have thrown some cash at it, and while it takes a while to get to rank 7 for example, up to rank 6 in any given airforce is not that hard. You can opt to double the experience with a premium account, and with some golden eagles gaining rank is quite quick as well, even if you're as bad as I am in actually getting kills.

It's true, the whole setup is different then any other flightsim around. It's just a matter of getting used to it. When I want easy experience and Lions I jump into arcade, when I have time I join FRB. I must admit that I haven't had as much fun with this sim in years.. ( And I go back to the ZX81 / ZX Spectrum for my first flightsim.. )

Some planes Like the -51 require quite a high rank, others, like a Spit, FW190D-14 can be bought.



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#3767013 - 04/13/13 01:22 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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This has to be one of the "quickest" games in regards to unlocks. Took me about 4 days to get the 109 line. A feat in other games which would take me a few weeks. The model they are using is the flavor of the year (or past few years rather) so they assume most gamers are familiar with it. Its essentially a free game, so IF you want to fly a certain type of plane immediately, you most likely can. It will cost you I dunno, 8-15 dollars... but think of that as "buying" the game in the first place.

Im happy to see this model for a game like this. What this allows is a continuous stream of content and advancement for years. Not just a game released, a few updates, then nothing.

To unlock "quickly" and "free" Id recommend launching in your biplanes, going commando, then launching them again, and again, and again. Sure you get more xp/money (if you kill/objective a lot) BUT the biplanes will save you repair costs and I find the games go by quicker.

Doing this will you will gain:
lions - in game soft currency (for buying planes, upgrades and repairing)
Nationality XP - Will unlock higher "tier" planes
General XP - You can convert this with eagles (hard currency) to increase any nationality level

... I cant recall exactly how you get crew xp. I think thats based off your xp gained.

#3767048 - 04/13/13 04:06 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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The economy in this game can really irritate someone that prefers a sim game. But, it seems at least to serve the purpose of drawing in more people to this type of game. I see 12k plus online, that is absolutely incredible for a online flight game. I also see people stepping it up into HB and FRB from arcade (obvious because of wreckage on starting runway). So as much as I don't care for the economy in the game, I can definitely tolerate it to grow the game.

#3767096 - 04/13/13 10:06 AM Re: How can I buy new airplanes in War Thunder? [Re: MedinaES]  
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I think I read numbers like 12K include bots I believe, unfortunately. Bots are counted as 'players'.


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