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#3984347 - 07/22/14 12:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Me too! Given the choice of "or maybe I am getting old" and anything else I will always go with the anything else.

I forgot to give my mum a call? Perhaps I was zapped with one of those flashy light thingys from 'Men In Black', or maybe I am getting old. Flashy light thingy it is.

Can't find where I last left the extension ladder? A sudden fluctuation in the time/space continuum may have caused the ladder to shift to a new plane of existance, or maybe I am getting old. Nope, time/space fluctuation it must be.

My good lady wife says I promised to weed the flower beds? She could be mistaken, or maybe I am ... OK, so there's a exception to every rule.

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#3984359 - 07/22/14 12:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I know that feeling , Lou.

Been thinking about a keychain that has some sort of beeper on it, flashing lights would also be helpful. Perhaps a flourescent orange wallet is in my future too.

#3984362 - 07/22/14 12:43 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Congrats to everybody for your achievements. You are too many to mention, but you know who you are. smile

Regarding air activity, my experience is from Flanders North, and I have to disagree with that area being labeled as medium. I'm seeing action all the time and my unit, MFFA 2, has suffered extremely heavy casualties. I don't think it can be any more active than that in Flanders South!


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#3984404 - 07/22/14 01:47 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Well, here's my current situation:



As usual, the Abteilung has been wiped out a couple of times since my last report, and I'm grounded until July 25. I always manage to save my pilot by diving down like a Stuka and then staying at tree top level like an Apache Longbow until I reach safety. The AI pilots get confused at such a low altitude and their attacks seem to fail most of the time. My observer also helps to keep them away by shooting with his Parabellums.

Since the start of my DID campaign on June 17, MFFA 2 has suffered the following casualties:

Men killed: 38
Men wounded: 6
Aircraft lost: 19
Aircraft damaged: 10

Most of my campaign time has been spent waiting for replacement men and machines.


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#3984443 - 07/22/14 02:53 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I agree the tree top defense in two seaters is a good one, even against human pilots in RoF. They can't attack from under and are always in the target line of your observer. Most of the time they come from higher and have to attack with an angle that leaves them with shorter shooting opportunities as they need to worry about pulling up.


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#3984451 - 07/22/14 03:02 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Flight Lt Alex Ackworth - RNAS 4 - Coudekerque - 22 July 1916 (Mission 22)

After the late party last night for my promotion, I was hoping to be in the afternoon flight. Instead we take out all planes at 7:00 for an artillery spotting mission west of Lens, almost 40 nm away.

I am in a group of six with Flight Cdr Edward leading. The last available Strutter will follow us as extra cover. I feel like a whole bunch of kangaroos are inside my head and they are jumping all over the place !

The gods of war must have pity on me, because we fly the mission without seeing any enemy planes or being bothered by flak. The only bad part is that Richmond had a mechanical failure during the landing pattern and crashed his plane. The Strutter is written off and both Richmond and his observer Lt Courtney are badly wounded and taken to the rear in hospital for a while.


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#3984513 - 07/22/14 05:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Lou, I see: you witness exactly the same phenomena as me!
We may yet be laughed about; people may say we're strange, or label us as oddballs.
But I KNOW: one day MANY will see this with their own eyes, and THEN they'll know!

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MudWasp, all those blinking lights and flourescent stuff, is that
for you to find these things again - or for the others to find you,
when you got lost?

Hasse, when I planned the campaign, I asked Shredward about hotter and quieter zones,
and I also researched myself, and we came up with pretty much the same charts. Only later I
realised (from yours and others' reports), that the north of Flanders is not any quieter in
WOFF than the south. Sorry for that - but the north will become a hotspot some time, while
the south will go medium - I hope you live long enough to see that!
You are almost at the 25 hour mark - you are a Marineflieger-Hero!


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#3984517 - 07/22/14 05:26 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hohoo - hahaa!!! The doc said I could fly again!
My nurse was a 55 year old mix of a wire brush and a French bulldog -
I'm out; I am free - hahaa, hohooo!!!


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#3984520 - 07/22/14 05:39 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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To all of you who try the URL to capture your flights - something has gone wrong with the software that I use - I have complained to them about this today - I have been using this software for a few years now with no problems. All I can say is that I have to wait for them to figure out what is wrong. I must say that I am as annoyed as you all are especially as this lot costs me $US 80 per year so it has to work.


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#3984528 - 07/22/14 06:02 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I sent you a report earlier today and didn't see any error messages.

Is the URL broken now or something?


"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps
#3984532 - 07/22/14 06:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I changed one of the questions and regenerated the URL. It now does not work and I have complained to the software people who are in Colorado USA. They are normally good at fixing things. So you people will have to keep a paper record of what you have done. You only have to keep the latest WOFF record anyway. This problem with the software has not happened to me before.....


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#3984538 - 07/22/14 06:29 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
I changed one of the questions and regenerated the URL. It now does not work and I have complained to the software people who are in Colorado USA. They are normally good at fixing things. So you people will have to keep a paper record of what you have done. You only have to keep the latest WOFF record anyway. This problem with the software has not happened to me before.....


Jim... this may not be relevant, but occasionally after pressing the "submit" button I get a disconnect error and an option to retry. So far the retry has always worked and gives me your "Thnks...." page.


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#3984549 - 07/22/14 06:49 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Most everything we need is written in the pilot log.
Jim, you could cancel the question "How often were you wounded?" - I lost count
of that anyway, and it is of no relevance for our valuation.

My pilot could leave hospital and fly today, but on his first mission, he and his wingman got under attack again.
We had climbed higher than ever before, but 4 Nieuport 17 from different directions - all at least 400 meters lower
than us - managed to not only chase after us, but they even also climbed to our altitude and engaged us!
They must have had early turbo boosters, or what?

I must say I am pretty much annoyed by now by this over-lethality.
While the RL flyers often had many missions on a string without any combat,
we seem to be THE target No. 1 all the time.
Another 5 days wounded - but we don't have enough planes left anyway...


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#3984570 - 07/22/14 07:33 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Everyone wants to be the one to down the Ring Master. Herr Olham , its the price of Fame. On the game side, I agree. It always seems to be the player is the target and not the rest of the flight. Still it is a great game that has u biting ur nails at times. thumbsup

#3984577 - 07/22/14 07:46 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Going down town ! 100 mile flight.

Posted on an alternate 5 a/c Bombardment Target. DOUAI Airfield home of the Elite Hun pilots.

0652 hrs cranked up and departed scattered dark and white fluffy clouds 6-8/ 10ths cover 5000-10000ft. No mans land to the target Black puffs all over the sky so heavy u can walk on them. Bombed on leader drop. Then 2 e/a came climbing up. I broke from the flight to draw off the scouts then ran for home. A 3rd Hun was spotted attacking the flight.

Results: 20 40lb Bombs hit edge of Airfield, ( threw dirt everywhere, the hanger tents really got dirty)
1 a/c missing. 1 e/a claimed by Carter.

#3984585 - 07/22/14 08:06 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham

I must say I am pretty much annoyed by now by this over-lethality.
While the RL flyers often had many missions on a string without any combat,
we seem to be THE target No. 1 all the time.
Another 5 days wounded - but we don't have enough planes left anyway...


Combat takes place too often. Like I wrote in my post, my Abteilung has had 38 pilots and observers KIA in just a few missions. That's more than your typical squadron suffered during the whole war in real life.

Most of the time in this DID campaign I've spent waiting for replacements. I'm never looking for trouble and always order my flight back to base if we spot enemy aircraft close to us, but it doesn't help much.

I really like WOFF - it's my favourite flight sim after all, and the best WW1 sim ever made - but I think the AI is still behaving too aggressively. It can't be easy to make an AI, I understand that, and the devs have already created an AI that is much better than in most sims I've ever played. But maybe it could be adjusted a bit further?


"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

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#3984591 - 07/22/14 08:29 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hi All,

Jim, could you please delete my latest pilot, Bernd Guth, since I accidentally enlisted him as in Training. In there, there is no time advance, and I cant fit the proper date.

Will enlist a new "Bernd Guth" tomorrow, directly to a KASTA.

Sorry for the inconvience

#3984635 - 07/22/14 09:58 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham



MudWasp, all those blinking lights and flourescent stuff, is that
for you to find these things again - or for the others to find you,
when you got lost?



Just me finding my keys and wallet in my house.
Today I dug out an old ceramic acorn that has a lid and will make sure that I put my keys, wallet, and reading glasses in there.

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#3984661 - 07/22/14 10:49 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
Combat takes place too often.


I completely agree with you, even if I always fly with low activity. On the other hand the goal of the dev team is to sell the software, and I'm not sure many people would be ready to buy a flight sim in which they would meet enemy aircraft every 10 missions. I'm sure most players (outside the few crazy bunch who are on this forum) already find boring having to take off and fly to the frontline ! wink


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#3984664 - 07/22/14 10:56 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Depending on the DiD level of difficulty, one can decrease regional air activity to light. Going from medium to light does make a noticable difference. Heavy is crazzzy

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