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#4512729 - 03/25/20 04:23 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF ***** [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Two things spring immediately to mind:

Bring back the old Model T. I miss touring about as I did in earlier versions
More road traffic so I can buzz the Brass Hats!

#4513347 - 03/29/20 02:44 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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This may have been mentioned before, but as someone who occasionally likes not to be the leader in a formation, is there any way to keep the formation leader from constantly changing his throttle settings? This must happen 100's of times a minute and makes it extremely difficult to keep in formation. Shouldn't most of these crates be flying at 100% power most of the time anyway?

Just a small niggle, but it it could be addressed that would be great.

#4513921 - 04/01/20 03:54 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I'll second that, Bob. I thought it was me and/or my flight controls until I went full autopilot once and watched my throttle vary significantly.


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#4514115 - 04/02/20 01:50 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Would be nice if you were able to assign a custom skin to a non-ace pilot (not the player pilot) in the Sqn/Esc/Jasta


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#4515110 - 04/07/20 01:02 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Having been playing PE now for a couple of weeks I have to say how superb it is. Saying that, having flown around during mid 1916 a fair bit now there are a few additions I'd love to see.

The Germans only seem to have the Aviatik two seater until June/July when the Roland CII turns up in numbers. I think the addition of the Albatros B/C series, which flew in great numbers throughout 14/15/16, would not only increase potential targets flying Entente aircraft, but also increase the options when flying as the Germans as well.

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#4515127 - 04/07/20 02:35 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I couldn't agree more
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#4518744 - 04/29/20 08:53 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Shredward]  
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From about 1-21 March 1918, Just before the Spring Offensive, Jasta 77b is assigned the Albatros DIII for it's aces. It was flying the DIII OAW, then it downgrades to the DIII rather than upgrading to the DVa.

On 22 March, it received the DVa (1918 marking).

There are DVa skins with the 1917 marking that I think were intended for this 1-21 March period.

There are no Albatros DIII skins for Jasta 77b, it having come into being in December 1917.

Would it be possible, in a future update, to have this aircraft assignment changed to the DVa from 1 to 21 March 1918?

There is another Staffel with this same situation but I can't, for the life of me, remember which one it was. Maybe Jasta 30.

#4520427 - 05/11/20 10:00 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I don't know whether this has been discussed before, but my top priority would be to see Parachutes for German aircrew in 1918.

Given that several German aces, e.g. Ernst Udet, Paul Bäumer and Hermann Göring, would not have survived the war without resorting to their Heinecke chutes, I think it's not an unreasonable request. If the feature were to be implemented it would be nice if it was prone to failure as it was in reality (Rumey and Loewenhardt were killed as their parachutes failed to open).

#4520930 - 05/15/20 03:00 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: jerbear]  
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Originally Posted by jerbear
From about 1-21 March 1918, Just before the Spring Offensive, Jasta 77b is assigned the Albatros DIII for it's aces. It was flying the DIII OAW, then it downgrades to the DIII rather than upgrading to the DVa.

On 22 March, it received the DVa (1918 marking).

There are DVa skins with the 1917 marking that I think were intended for this 1-21 March period.

There are no Albatros DIII skins for Jasta 77b, it having come into being in December 1917..


Fixed. Thanks for the catch.
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#4521590 - 05/20/20 10:21 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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#4522619 - 05/27/20 05:55 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Hey guys

Just my thoughts and wish....nice to have another front added ie Italian front. I realize the, excuse the pun “mountain” (sorry Lou, stole your words) of work it would be for the Devs as an Add on but that would be my wish. You could start a 66 Squadron campaign in France and continue it when the squadron gets transferred to the Italian Front with 14 Wing in October 1917. Can follow William Barkers career. The Eastern Front would be my second wish. I believe Lou is painstakingly creating an Italian Front which he alluded to in another thread titled same. His work from what he has thus far disclosed is absolutely great! Maybe one day perhaps...cheers friends!

All the best.

#4524375 - 06/08/20 11:23 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I would love to see shared victories. They don’t even need to count as real scores, but be their own, entirely separate category. They could be awarded through claims, when two pilots contribute significantly to one victory- in my last mission I scored 30 hits in one dogfight (as evidenced in the debrief), while an observer from another plane scored 13 hits seconds later and was awarded the kill. Tough luck, one might say, and fair enough, but it would probably be more realistic if this was classified as a shared victory.

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#4524743 - 06/09/20 11:40 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Well, that's a problem. In WW1 they didn't have 'shared' victories. If five planes participated in one shoot-down they were all awarded a full kill.


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#4524786 - 06/10/20 07:38 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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Originally Posted by Sailor_Steve
Well, that's a problem. In WW1 they didn't have 'shared' victories. If five planes participated in one shoot-down they were all awarded a full kill.


Quite right, which of course means that the total number of victories awarded bears no resemblance to the number of aircraft and balloons actually shot down.

Add to this the British adding 'Forced to Land' as confirmed victories until quite late on in the war, when in fact in most cases neither the aircraft or the pilot was out of the fight for more than a few days at most.

I agree with the point around WOFF giving the kill to whoever fired the last bullet to hit the target rather than the one who got 99% of the hits can be a bit annoying. This probably happened a lot though as it would have been difficult to ascertain that a target was 'just about to go down' following pilot 'A''s long burst, but then did go down following pilot 'B's couple of rounds.

In this instance awarding both a full victory would be fair and as Steve says, historically accurate.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4525009 - 06/11/20 05:20 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Probably addressed before, but I would like a more blinding sun corona. The size of the current sun disk is fine, but the corona needs to be at least 50% larger and both the disk and the corona need to be more blinding. You can still trace the outline of aircraft flying across the sun. I remember in Red Baron that you were actually blinded a bit by the sun, which is more realistic. As a bonus, the AI should also be blinded by the sun, but that may not be possible.

#4525013 - 06/11/20 05:47 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Albert Tross]  
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Originally Posted by Albert Tross
Originally Posted by Sailor_Steve
Well, that's a problem. In WW1 they didn't have 'shared' victories. If five planes participated in one shoot-down they were all awarded a full kill.


Quite right, which of course means that the total number of victories awarded bears no resemblance to the number of aircraft and balloons actually shot down.

Add to this the British adding 'Forced to Land' as confirmed victories until quite late on in the war, when in fact in most cases neither the aircraft or the pilot was out of the fight for more than a few days at most.

I agree with the point around WOFF giving the kill to whoever fired the last bullet to hit the target rather than the one who got 99% of the hits can be a bit annoying. This probably happened a lot though as it would have been difficult to ascertain that a target was 'just about to go down' following pilot 'A''s long burst, but then did go down following pilot 'B's couple of rounds.

In this instance awarding both a full victory would be fair and as Steve says, historically accurate.


Last time I saw, the plane was going down after my last round, but that of course doesn't mean I killed it. Anyway, I'd rather see the real thing then!

#4530325 - 07/17/20 08:43 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Sailor_Steve]  
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Originally Posted by Sailor_Steve
Well, that's a problem. In WW1 they didn't have 'shared' victories. If five planes participated in one shoot-down they were all awarded a full kill.

Not in the French Air Force, the kill was "awarded" to one of the victors, usually the most famous or highest ranked.
Of course, this created tensions and for instance Guynemer made a lot of ennemies this way

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#4530329 - 07/17/20 10:29 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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#4530654 - 07/20/20 11:08 AM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Can I please add one more idea for future WOFF features?

If possible, amend mission generation logic to reflect different operational postures of different flying services. For example, RFC/RAF scout missions should emphasise offensive patrols, Luftstreitkrafte fighter missions should emphasise defensive patrols/interceptions.

I make this suggestion because I’ve found that as a British scout pilot, I’m frequently flying flight-strength defensive patrols 20 miles behind the Lines. That’s not the way the RFC/RAF operated, (at great cost) they maintained a policy of continuous offensive patrolling from 1916 to Armistice.

Thanks

Mike

#4530672 - 07/20/20 01:57 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Actually, RFC fighter pilots did both. If you get a hold of a log book, you will find lots of flights where they did not cross the lines into Hunland, but were engaged in line patrols, intercepts and the like. But yes, the RFC philosophy was one of aggression and being on the offensive
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