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#4229033 - 02/14/16 01:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse

In WOFF, promotion rate seems to depend on how many kills you can get.


I was thinking of doing a simple tweak to a file to make the player's bullets do only half or quarter of the original damage while enemies stay at normal damage. Kinda like hardcore or survival difficulty in games.

This tweak and my limited head movement MOD would make scoring victories a bit more challenging, but not impossible. Thus forcing the player to use survival instincts over shooting an enemy down and reflect more realistic numbers and promotion rate.

#4229078 - 02/14/16 05:13 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Good story, Hasse. Sorry about the plane!

Condolences on Basil, Lederhosen sigh

Sgt. Arthur Much, February 14th 1916.

We spent an hour poodling about in empty skies this morning. Finally, just as we get back to our home field, we find that three ruddy Eindeckers are paying a visit. We show up and off they jolly well toddle! We could have just stayed home and had a cuppa while we waited for them!

Not terribly happy to discover that our dear old DH2s weren't even able to keep up with them, as they ran for home. Rather disconcerting.



The Eindecker makes its getaway

H


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#4229120 - 02/14/16 08:08 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hasse, welcome to the early years where engine failures are a bigger threat than the enemy. Here is the latest status report. You can see that this past week was quite bloody for our campaign since we had three pilots go west and one wounded. I guess this is just a sign of things to come.



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#4229133 - 02/14/16 08:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I am thinking of joining the party, as a French pilot in the "Warbirds" group.
But I could not find any two-seater units in February 1916.
The bomber-recce units don't start before 1917, and the fighter units have
mostly the Nieuport 10.C, which is a single-seater in WOFF.

Any tips?


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#4229134 - 02/14/16 08:51 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Well, this is a new one for me! I have never flown home defense before so have never expected to see search lights in northern Flanders. On Adain Lothbrocks last mission before daylight I spotted a white line off to the north. at first I thought something was wrong with my computer before I thought "searchlight?" Swinging over to investigate, there it was a big as all outdoors. Another WOFF 1st for me.





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#4229146 - 02/14/16 09:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Olham, I don't mind if you start that way, just a hole in WOFF. Just do all of your training flights in your N10 and then jump right in.


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#4229150 - 02/14/16 09:40 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: February 14, 1916
St. Pol-sur-Mer

What a glorious day for B Flight. Ronald, Roderic, and I were tasked with a line patrol up near Poperinghe and as we were turning for home I spotted a flight of Huns approaching us from the south. I signaled the flight and as I watched them approach I was shocked to learn that it was a flight of four Aviatiks. We have never seen more than two in a flight and the thought of facing eight machine guns was a little disconcerting. At first I was going to let them pass, but I surmised that the Huns thought that if they grouped such a large flight we would hesitate to attack them. That settled the deal and I gave the signal to attack. I quickly culled one from the herd and sent him plunging earthward and much to my surprise and joy, the lads finished off the other three. When we landed and made our report, the Old man at first didn't believe us, but he came around after we each shared our report. Now we wait for the bean counters. I wonder if we are witnessing a change in the Hun's tactics, they must do something because we are bleeding them dry.


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#4229152 - 02/14/16 09:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Olham, there's a bunch of outfits flying Nieuport 12's at the lowest rank in February 1916. Try ESC 23, 26, 37 or 68. That is if you want to fly the 2-seaters.

#4229153 - 02/14/16 09:45 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Alright, thank you, Banjoman!


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#4229354 - 02/15/16 03:38 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Dear sirs,

May I join the fun, Ive been playing woff for a year or so and love it.... I've been reading this thread for a while and it looks great fun .... Am I allowed in and have the rules changed at all?

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#4229371 - 02/15/16 04:06 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Seb, We would love to have you join in! We need more bodies for the grinder. I do not think the rules have changed lately so what is posted should be correct. Warbirds Rising is heating up, Intrepid Flyers only have a few more months before it starts getting really dangerous. Since Lou is out I will let you know. New guys buy the drinks! beercheers


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#4229375 - 02/15/16 04:09 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Seb, of course you are allowed in. Just go to the first page of the thread and thoroughly read the rules and then dive right in.


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#4229385 - 02/15/16 04:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Welcome Seb. Start shootin'!


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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."
#4229403 - 02/15/16 05:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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wave Seb !

#4229404 - 02/15/16 05:14 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks Chaps, so..... if i go "Warbirds" its todays date minus 100 years if i go "Intrepid" its (looking at chart) 18th October 1915,

I think Ill go "Warbirds" with todays date minus 100 years "Keep It Simple Stupid", rings in my ears!

Thanks for having me on board Im off to enlist and train!

Yours

Seb Toombs

#4229410 - 02/15/16 05:29 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Or ... Actually one of each!


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#4229500 - 02/15/16 08:46 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Looks good, I'm also flying a pilot in each time frame.

Edit: Just remember to enter your data on Saturday so I can get you into the status reports on Sunday.

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#4229789 - 02/16/16 03:37 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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So nobody is shocked, Google has gone and changed the looks of our reporting form, still works the same, just looks different.


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#4229978 - 02/16/16 10:42 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I must be blind as a bat. I have not noticed anything new.


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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."
#4230287 - 02/17/16 06:30 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: October 20, 1915
Bertincourt

Why do they send us escorts when they just run away? Today, Manfred and I were ordered to bomb the enemy trenches up near Arras. We were told we could expect an escort from the Naval unit and since I'm a reasonable man, I decided to give them another chance. We met our escort and proceeded on to the front, but before we arrived two of the hated Nieuports made an appearance. As soon as our escort saw the Nieuports, he turned and ran leaving us on our own once again. I signaled to Manfred and told Hans to prepare because the enemy was quickly diving to attack. I began turning towards the nearest enemy, but not before the sounds of bullets hitting our machine could be heard. I maintained my turn and Hans started firing, he must have hit the Frenchman because he dove away. The second Frenchman was just now getting into position when I put him squarely in Hans' sights. Hans is an efficient and steady observer and in no time I saw that he had hit the enemy's engine. This Frenchman also now turned away to disengage, but now my blood was up and I gave chase. Soon, the Nieuport was in range and Hans gave him a good burst after which his engine burst into flames. I collected Manfred and we turned for home. As we were approaching our field, I saw that schweinehund from the navy had the audacity to land at our field. After we rolled to a stop, I had to restrain Hans from physically attacking the naval man. It wasn't for any noble reason, just Hans would have gotten into a lot of trouble and the coward wasn't worth it.



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