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#4405800 - 02/18/18 11:13 AM Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively?  
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Or do you have a lot of careers and jump around between them?
I was in the “lots of careers” category and jumped around between them (and different aircraft types of course) depending on my mood, which WW1 aviation book I am currently reading, etc. This (bad) habit of mine is causing me problems.

Switching between an Se5, then a Dr.1, then a Brisfit, and on, makes me sort of a “jack of all trades, master of none” as it takes multiple missions to get the hang of an aircrafts quirks and performance - and normally I pay the (fatal) price before then especially in the high octane world of 1918 as I now look at the smoking crater of my Dr.1.
Bad landing (near the crowded landscape of Douai) after engine damage I didn’t really realize I had but still. By the time I discovered I had to land I was low over the city. Didn’t realize it because I hadn’t flown the Dr.1 in a while and wasn’t in-tune with the engine sounds.

So I think I am going to purge careers, re-roll one, and stick with it thru thick and thin (or death) then rinse, repeat with another single career - maybe the same plane or perhaps another.

How do you play? One career at a time or do you jump around?



#4405802 - 02/18/18 11:18 AM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Normaly I start a campaign and wil be finish by the pilots dead. One campaign is lasting very long and that is flying the MS Parasol in Alsace.

#4405808 - 02/18/18 11:48 AM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I try to keep myself focused on one pilot and commit to a single career. Helps to improve the roleplaying aspect of the sim to me.

#4405814 - 02/18/18 11:59 AM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I also run a single campaign at any one time in order to immerse myself in the character. But to each their own.

#4405815 - 02/18/18 12:05 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Well good. Not the oddball here. Not too oddballish anyway.
And now, in my legion of aircraft and Squadron favorites, which plane and time period?

And I am glad to hear the RP factor mentioned. Thought it was old age that didn’t allow me to track Squadron mates, the land war, memorize the terrain, etc. Perhaps with 13 careers it wasn’t really my fault! smile

Always thought the Dr.1 was very pretty - and tricky to fly well - looks like J11 in January 1918 then. Lots of history and high drama. Cya soon beloved Se5...but not too soon I hope.

#4405818 - 02/18/18 12:20 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Usually 1 pilot and one campaign. Currently flying a Hun and Brit campaign in the DID. Now I remember why I only fly one.


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#4405825 - 02/18/18 12:47 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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One at a time for me. I dont get much time to fly as it is, so I have to focus!

#4405832 - 02/18/18 01:23 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Well good. Not the oddball here. Not too oddballish anyway.


Bit oddballish here. I do jump around a bit, I will not fly a pilot until dead, but then I am not a stickler for Dead Is Dead.
If I am enjoying the career, I may resurrect the pilot.


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#4405835 - 02/18/18 01:28 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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3 DiD careers in Centenary Challenge, one non-DiD pilot with my namesake and Major Test Ickle for testing new 3D models I’m building.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405840 - 02/18/18 01:53 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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“Major Test Ickle”!
Just a regular bunch of clever comedians around here eh?
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#4405842 - 02/18/18 02:03 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Yeah, he always flies by the seat of his pants.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405843 - 02/18/18 02:04 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I start four careers at a time, usually British, French, German, then US. I start the first career and fly till the officer dies and move to the next, after my US pilot dies I start over again. No I have never had a pilot finish the war. I tend to fly in late 1916 and 1917, with of course the US in 1918. I move around from squadron to squadron, never flying the same one (for a given service) consecutively, though I fly the LAF French squadron more than any other.

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#4405864 - 02/18/18 03:12 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Major Test Ickle ?
please ensure he stays Private.


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#4405866 - 02/18/18 03:21 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I heard he calls his father "Pops".

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#4405867 - 02/18/18 03:23 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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And his mom's name is Eunice.

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#4405870 - 02/18/18 03:31 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Owww....

#4405872 - 02/18/18 03:32 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Oh yeah, I went there Duke.

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#4405873 - 02/18/18 03:35 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Please stop making fun of Major’s name. He’s sensitive in that area.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405874 - 02/18/18 03:36 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Me too.

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#4405878 - 02/18/18 03:47 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405880 - 02/18/18 03:53 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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A retired seamstress decides to re-enter the workforce to augment her income. She goes to work at a factory which produces the "Tickle Me Elmo" dolls. On her first day, her boss describes what she'll be doing and sends her off on her way, saying he'd check in on her later in the day.

That afternoon, he heads over to check on her...and, to his shock, sees that she is sewing two tiny red furry balls on each doll that comes off the line.

He shouts, "No, no...I said TWO TEST TICKLES"


Bada-boom. Sorry, couldn't resist. biggrin

#4405881 - 02/18/18 03:55 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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HEY-OOOOOOH!

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#4405882 - 02/18/18 03:56 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Owww wow. The horror...the horror.
Guess next time I’ll just hope I go down like a huge flaming meteorite from the heavens after being jumped out of the clouds or something.

#4405884 - 02/18/18 04:01 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Owww wow. The horror...the horror.
Guess next time I’ll just hope I go down like a huge flaming meteorite from the heavens after being jumped out of the clouds or something.


LOLOLOLOLOLOL Sorry, mate, for stealing your thread...please ignore me. And all this other lot, while you're at it biggrin

#4405886 - 02/18/18 04:05 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Following Fullofit's lead, I've just created a new French pilot for testing my Belfort mod: Capitaine Cheque d'Yambag.

OK, now you can ignore. biggrin

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#4405887 - 02/18/18 04:05 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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And always remember to check your six. (Why do I have only two?)


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405890 - 02/18/18 04:10 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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You need to drink more. When you see six you'll know you're there.

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#4405892 - 02/18/18 04:13 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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The problem is that when I'm "there", I can't count.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405893 - 02/18/18 04:17 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Fullofit, is it that you can't count or that you can't keep track of what you've counted. If it's the latter then do what I do and get a magic marker, that way you can make a tick as you go along.

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#4405900 - 02/18/18 04:32 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Lou, that is another problem. The ticks are already there. And they’re jumping around.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4405904 - 02/18/18 04:38 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I didn't say it was a perfect solution.

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Add 1 part vodka.

Drink.

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#4405907 - 02/18/18 04:46 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Provided it is Absolut, I agree, a perfect solution.

Fullofit, to your tick problem, on further thought it occurs to me that you may want to see a doctor.

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I usually fly a guy until 'the end'! I recently had a guy make it to the Armistice after a two month career so that was exciting!

#4405916 - 02/18/18 05:12 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I generally jump around so if my Campaign guy is wnd, I can still fly WOFF.

#4405924 - 02/18/18 05:53 PM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
. Fullofit, to your tick problem, on further thought it occurs to me that you may want to see a doctor.

Yes, but will she want to see me?


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4406214 - 02/20/18 12:12 AM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Yea. I feel myself wavering. As a Yank - even if half my family is from Germany the other half is English - I’m going to have to add a 56 Squadron career. Miss the Se5, 56 Squadron, the whole ambience of a Squadron I know very well.
Two! No more. Promise. Really...

#4407932 - 02/28/18 01:42 AM Re: Do you fly one career (plane type) exclusively? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I usually do one pilot for Britain, France and Germany. My pilots usually “go west” well before the end of the war, the furthest I’ve reached is 8 months Konrad Fuchs Jasta 5 14 victories with IC 1& 2 03/1917 to 11/1917. I keep to only one squadron, not transfering. I’ll probably try my next batch of new pilots with some transfers thrown in to vary things up a bit. If my current pilot for 66 Sqdn survives as long as Konrad did I may transfer him to Home Defense for a spell to intercept Zepplins or Gothas then return him to Flanders after the great German Offensive in 1918 & roll the dice from there.

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