Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
#4329478 - 01/18/17 09:40 PM Question for Campaign  
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 103
Bad0pel Offline
Member
Bad0pel  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 103
Massachusetts
Hello gents, i was wondering something. I am flying with the RNAS-8 and wanted to start my campaign in a Newport "Bebe" but got stuck with a Strutter 1/2 instead. I understand this has to do with my rank (chose to earn my way up the ranks), but there are only 2 other Strutter pilots in the unit and the rest are Bebe's or Pups, so this leaves with flying missions with only 1 other pilot all the time (another Strutter pilot). My question is, will i be offered to fly a single seater during my campaign with RNAS-8, do i need to get promoted? i have flown 9 missions with 5 confirmed kills (3 Balloons, 2 Fighters).

#4329489 - 01/18/17 11:06 PM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,420
Banjoman Offline
Member
Banjoman  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,420
Antigua, Guatemala
Yep, sorry to say it but you will have to get promoted to get the better planes. Sometimes the unit will upgrade to a better plane and you'll get switched when that happens. It stinks being the new guy, but you know what they say, "Rank hath it's privileges." biggrin


Member and provider of banjo music for the Illustrious BOC
#4329490 - 01/18/17 11:09 PM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,508
Deacon211 Offline
Senior Member
Deacon211  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,508
Louisville, KY
Afraid that you are going to have to rank up BO.

Alsom, if there are a lot of Historical Aces (HA) in the squadron, they seem to get the planes first. There are options to use only the top HAs which I've heard helps.

Not sure what happens if you change this or the ranking difficulty mid career, though.

#4329520 - 01/19/17 12:31 AM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 103
Bad0pel Offline
Member
Bad0pel  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 103
Massachusetts
Thanks for the replies, i was hoping it had to do with promotions. It was just a thought that came up while on mission and wasn't sure if I'd be stuck in the Strutter for the rest of my existence, or i could actually be given a better aircraft as i progress (if i survive). This is good news, thanks.

#4329558 - 01/19/17 04:19 AM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,531
Raine Offline
Member
Raine  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,531
New Brunswick, Canada
Bad0pel, usually the squadron will eventually upgrade to 100% of the new type even if you don't get promoted. I have a pilot stuck with one of only two Np16s and the rest are on Np17s. Either time or promotion will eventually get me on a better aircraft.

#4329565 - 01/19/17 05:17 AM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 1,593
OldHat Offline
Member
OldHat  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 1,593
You can also edit the mission file BEFORE you spawn on the field to upgrade your aircraft. For example, when there are better planes in reserve, or you want a specific plane to fly a mission, or you want to use a Camel in 1915 and clear the skies of anything that moves...

Select mission editor in workshop and when the popup appears, alt-tab out of WOFF.
Then open "\OBDSoftware\WOFF\OBDWW1 Over Flanders Fields\missions\historical\OFF_Camp_Mission.xml" with a text editor.
Find the line which contains IsPlayer="y"
Edit the aircraft in that line to ANY WOFF aircraft. Be careful to use the same syntax as in the aircraft folder (SQD is player aircraft).
<Unit ID="9570" Type="Sopwith_Strutter_Sqd" IsPlayer="y" Payload="0" Skill="1" AmmoPct="100" FuelPct="100"/>

change to...

<Unit ID="9570" Type="Nieuport_N11_Sqd" IsPlayer="y" Payload="0" Skill="1" AmmoPct="100" FuelPct="100"/>

Save and close. Click "ok" on popup. You're done.

#4329569 - 01/19/17 06:34 AM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,649
JJJ65 Online cool
Member
JJJ65  Online Cool
Member

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,649
Czech Rep.
Or you can do it easily in Mission Editor - Open mission file in Editor, click Edit Pilots button, switch to Player pilot and overwrite aircraft type as you wish. Than click Save and fly.

#4329575 - 01/19/17 09:16 AM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,429
Winding Man Offline
Member
Winding Man  Offline
Member

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,429
Jhb, South Africa
Or you can simply enlist with a high rank....

WM


OBD Software
#4329649 - 01/19/17 03:04 PM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,420
Banjoman Offline
Member
Banjoman  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,420
Antigua, Guatemala
Or you can just suck it up and fly the crappy plane until you get promoted. biggrin


Member and provider of banjo music for the Illustrious BOC
#4329676 - 01/19/17 04:14 PM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Banjoman]  
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 103
Bad0pel Offline
Member
Bad0pel  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 103
Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Banjoman
Or you can just suck it up and fly the crappy plane until you get promoted. biggrin


That's what I'm thinking. I haven't lastest longer than 2 weeks in a campaign so i didn't know how all that works. I dumbbed it down abit so that i'm not always crashing, but having a blast revisiting this game thus far. Got my first medal already!

#4329721 - 01/19/17 06:57 PM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,420
Banjoman Offline
Member
Banjoman  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,420
Antigua, Guatemala
Bad0pel, sounds like you are having a blast.


Member and provider of banjo music for the Illustrious BOC
#4329740 - 01/19/17 08:38 PM Re: Question for Campaign [Re: Bad0pel]  
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 6,441
Polovski Offline
Polovski  Offline

Hotshot

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 6,441
You basically choose to go full real and work up the rank, or start higher to get the cream/cheese whatever earlier, you can't have it both ways no wink


Regards,

Polovski,
OBD Software, developers of immersive flight sims;
Wings Over Flanders Fields and Wings Over The Reich
http://www.overflandersfields.com
http://www.wingsoverthereich.com

Moderated by  Polovski 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
disturbing image for Flat Earthers
by Tom_Weiss. 08/22/19 11:47 AM
Lost my best friend
by NH2112. 08/22/19 03:25 AM
Ramree Island WW2
by oldgrognard. 08/22/19 02:24 AM
Pilot films being in the water after crash
by oldgrognard. 08/21/19 09:48 PM
Request for help!
by Fracture. 08/21/19 07:36 PM
Bye bye iTunes
by Red2112. 08/21/19 06:33 PM
intruder tries to infiltrate NAS Jacksonville
by Tom_Weiss. 08/21/19 12:21 PM
Bald ??
by rwatson. 08/20/19 08:17 PM
Flying ??
by rwatson. 08/20/19 11:37 AM
Happy Aviation Day
by oldgrognard. 08/19/19 11:08 PM
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0