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#4405895 - 02/18/18 04:18 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Bunny, Claims approval is a dicey thing at best. Sometimes you get a run of approvals and sometimes the opposite. Call it fog of war, stolen kills by a flight mate or ground gunnery, or lack of confirmation.

You can play with the settings in work shop to improve your chances.

I have found that as your pilot gains kills, his skills and reputation improve and therefore the brass seem to be more lenient. It also helps, if like Billy Bishop, you have friends in high places biggrin


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#4405896 - 02/18/18 04:23 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Wow. A Canadian getting in a “Lone Hawk” dig? Robert please...

#4405898 - 02/18/18 04:26 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Bunny, glad you're enjoying this glorious sim that is WOFF, you're hooked now!

As for the inner workings of the claims process in the sim, perhaps this will offer some understanding:

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#4405910 - 02/18/18 04:55 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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So do you actually write up in the report the altitude and landmarks ? I think I did choose the witness who actually was killed so that makes sense. The only reason I choose him is because he was my wingman but when the combat started I have no idea which friendly was around me because it was such chaos lol. How do I even know what friendly pilot is who in the sky? It didn’t show name in TAC right? What happens if you say no witness will that be auto deny ?

#4405912 - 02/18/18 05:05 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Bunny, over the years I have tried every combination of information and amount of same imaginable and have come to the conclusion that ultimately the sim simply "decides" to either award your claim or not. What seems to make the most difference is how long you've survived as claims appear to come easier the longer you live. None-the-less, I still fill in as much detail as possible on my claims.

HTH,

Lou

#4405915 - 02/18/18 05:09 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Understood thanks all for the info as you know I’m just a rookie And have just begun this glorious journey 😃

Cheers

Bunny

#4405926 - 02/18/18 06:07 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
Bunny, glad you're enjoying this glorious sim that is WOFF, you're hooked now!

As for the inner workings of the claims process in the sim, perhaps this will offer some understanding:

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#4405929 - 02/18/18 06:13 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Originally Posted by Bunny287
So do you actually write up in the report the altitude and landmarks ? I think I did choose the witness who actually was killed so that makes sense. The only reason I choose him is because he was my wingman but when the combat started I have no idea which friendly was around me because it was such chaos lol. How do I even know what friendly pilot is who in the sky? It didn’t show name in TAC right? What happens if you say no witness will that be auto deny ?


No witnesses are NOT an auto deny. Nor is shooting one down at low level, 15 miles into enemy territory, again with no witnesses. Bagged MvR like that careers ago. And received credit.
As to which friendly pilot, unless you are close enough to see his distinctive paint job or flight letter/number, you’ll have to throw on labels to be exact. Or you can do what I usually do when I’m doubt - name the Flight Leader as your witness. This has its “gamey” advantages.

#4405932 - 02/18/18 06:20 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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You can name anybody in your flight, or in flight A (assuming flight A was flying at the time).


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#4405938 - 02/18/18 07:05 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Gentleman I am pleased to report I just got my first confimed kill!!! Thanks for all the info. Things just got very dicey on this last patrol. I dove down on a Alb DIII and landed some good hits but as we got lower for me to finish him to my amazement bullets straffed me from behind and there were 2 more that were on my six! I banked off and got between them and had to change targets back and forth on them to keep them from taking me out when finally delivered a death blow to one and saw him crash to the ground !! As I checked for his partner he broke off and headed home ! I made my way back to friendly territory with much anxiety to make it safe and hope to get my first kill!! After landing I followed your advice and just made my squad leader the witness giving that I was solo at that moment low and deep in enemy territory. It awarded me the confirm claim and I am now official ! Have I mentioned yet that this game is pure GLORY !!? 😜 I shall have a celebratory whiskey !!

Cheers !!

Bunny

#4405944 - 02/18/18 07:29 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Nice work!

#4405951 - 02/18/18 07:50 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Thanks Duke ! It’s fair to say at this point the bug has officially taken me over haha can’t believe I never played this before. Puts rise of flight campaign to shame 😎

#4405961 - 02/18/18 08:48 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Ah yes, the thrill of one's first confirmed victory. Just one of the many, many great WOFF moments you have to look forward to Bunny. Savor them all.

#4405964 - 02/18/18 08:57 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Bunny,
Glad you are having such a grand time. Obviously you have been severely bitten by the WOFF bug. You have been given good advice on claims and as has been stated, maybe, maybe not!
Here is an example of a claim I made,

Witness: who ever is around, wingman if you don’t know.

Engaged 4 EA southwest of Lens at 10,000’. Shot down one, tan with black “H” on side of fuselage, at low altitude and observed it crash 2 miles east of Lens.

Just an example Bud, keep those victories coming. When you feel comfortable, have a look at the DID Campaign and join in.


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#4405967 - 02/18/18 09:05 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Great example thanks for sharing pal! Next drink is on me. Pardon my ignorance but what exactly is the “DID” campaign ?

#4405968 - 02/18/18 09:06 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Check that. I just found the thread regarding DID. Will explore now..

#4406017 - 02/18/18 11:55 PM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Originally Posted by Bunny287
My pleasure the next rounds on me cheers! First flight went smoothly. The SE is truly a smooth machine. My first flight involved a patrol within friendly lines to Ablainseville and went off without a hitch. No contact with the enemy and all returned safely. I am having breakfast now and about to go warm the engine for day 2. This rookie has one quick question. What’s the best mapping for zoom in and out? The way I have currently is a button mapped to zoom in and one to zoom out but it is cumbersome and not smooth. The vids I have seen online seem a lot more smooth back and forth. Also Is there a reset to zoom out button because it is very cumbersome to keep tapping zoom out to get back to normal ?

Thanks as always in advance !

Bunny



Welcome to the forum and the game Bunny,you certainly seem to have been bitten by the WOFF bug.
I may have some advice here to help you get a smoother zoom (if you haven,t figured it out already)
Firstly go into workshop and click on the key map page. then click on your zoom in and/or zoom out buttton you can see mine are button 5 and 6
When its highlighted click on advanced and i believe default is 0..change to 2 then click ok then save and when you fly and zoom using your buttons it should be smoother HTH ..enjoy Pal

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#4406023 - 02/19/18 12:15 AM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Adger thanks so much I just made the change now and so much better!!! Thank you sir !!! This forum is just as great as this game so far! What is your drink of choice my man?

P.S. - Still alive and have received a confirmed aircraft and balloon kill!

Cheers

Bunny

#4406026 - 02/19/18 12:29 AM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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Originally Posted by Bunny287
Adger thanks so much I just made the change now and so much better!!! Thank you sir !!! This forum is just as great as this game so far! What is your drink of choice my man?

P.S. - Still alive and have received a confirmed aircraft and balloon kill!

Cheers

Bunny



Brilliant im glad its helped pal,yep its probably the best forum on the net. Once you get comfortable you really must try out some of the brilliant mods mate.
Also have you downloaded the free skinpack and music pack? scroll down the page a bit and you,ll see both packs (make sure you have enough HD space,the skin packs a biggie 12GB when unzipped )
http://www.overflandersfields.com/products.html

Also im assuming your patched to update 4.17..Its a great sim..Its possible the greatest single player sim ever made. A pint of Guinness if you dont mind Bunny..Thanks and enjoy what this sim and its community as to offer.
Please dont be afraid to ask any questions,somebody on here usually as the answer pal


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#4406028 - 02/19/18 12:36 AM Re: New to WOFF [Re: Bunny287]  
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“Smoother Zoom” Adger?
I will certainly give it a shot and I was looking for this as a “smooth zoom” was posted before.
How does your (the?) method work? Does it make the steps smaller making it feel smoother?

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