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#686497 - 08/16/01 12:53 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Originally posted by Fruitbat:
Am NOT!!!!!


FruitBat, I see you have responded in the time honoured tradition! Salute to you and in the interests of brevity (skunks are naturally succinct):

"BEx!"

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#686498 - 08/17/01 12:36 AM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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BEx right back atcha, you miserable fur-bearing varmint (chuckling)

#686499 - 08/17/01 01:54 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Originally posted by Fruitbat:
BEx right back atcha, you miserable fur-bearing varmint (chuckling)


Hey! I resemble that remark!

(So you're a FURLESS bat I suppose? Or is FruitBat some sort of equipment for pounding homeruns using fresh produce?)


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#686500 - 08/18/01 03:08 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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What is it with you mammalian types, can't you just get along

oh yeah BEx

#686501 - 08/18/01 09:52 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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I'm sorry to disagree with my esteemed
colleagues. In a team target game any plane on the ground in close proximenty to a bomber should be kept on the ground by any means. I'm a bomber and I hate it when I run into cap, my escorts job is to keep ALL enemy aircraft away from me. In any team trgt game it should be acceptable to do so only if there is a bomber present.

#686502 - 08/19/01 06:02 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Just a bit of clarification for my cranially challenged striped weasel-like compatriot. Though fruitbats are certainly mammalian and are in possession of a luxurious covering of smooth, silky fur...they are NOT considered to be 'fur-bearing' because their pelts are not used for making human clothing. Skunks, on the other hand, have frequently been used in the past for making various human accoutrements (primarily because skunks are more socially acceptable when they're dead and furless).

Nyah-nyahhhhhhh!!!

#686503 - 08/20/01 01:12 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Originally posted by BAGhostrider:
I'm sorry to disagree with my esteemed
colleagues. In a team target game any plane on the ground in close proximenty to a bomber should be kept on the ground by any means.


In a private war where everyone is playing by clearly defined rules I agree (except no rockets and bombs for the scouts), however on a public server I still let them get airborne and make that first turn before I shoot them. I just stay on their six while they take off and let THEM decide when they want to get shot at. If they are smart they keep going until they are well clear of the drome and have both speed and altitude.

Of course the best strategy for a bomber is still stealth. If they never see you coming then they can't shoot at you. On the flip side if you attack a heavily defended target without your fighters suppressing it first then you are going to die. But your fighters should still let the enemy get airborne before killing them. If they are low and slow they are even easier to kill than if they are on the grass -- you can get longer gun passes on them before you overfly them.

I will agree that we disagree. To not strafe planes on the runway is the RAF way. Not everyone agrees. De gustibus nil disputandum.

(That means "bats taste awful")

S!


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#686504 - 08/21/01 01:21 AM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Nice try PeePee of Phew, but your Latin is a little rusty. "De gustibus nil disputandum" means something to the effect that "There is nothing to discuss about the taste". Bats of any sort are not mentioned in your quote.

(chuckling)

#686505 - 08/21/01 03:49 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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S! Fruit!

I can see bats have the same natural apptitude for Latin as do skunks.

BTW US185_FruitBat is #10 overall in the RBWL standings. If I include your BA_FruitBat score as well you are #6. Not bad for a furry (but not fur-bearing) varmint!

Naturally I have instructed the squad to pay extra attention to you when we fly against US185.

"Noli illegitimi carborundum!" (May your credit card be declined at Christmas)

S!


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#686506 - 08/22/01 11:08 AM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Pepe...y'know...I really enjoy this mirthful verbal sparring with you. Lest there be those who would read to much into any of this...I want it to be known here and now that I have the greatest respect for the odorous one and that all of this banter is in abolute jest. Of course...I do refuse to fly downwind of the rancid weasel for obvious reasons (LOL).

#686507 - 08/22/01 02:02 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Originally posted by Fruitbat:
I want it to be known here and now that I have the greatest respect for the odorous one ...


So you're not still mad at me for not inviting you to tha RAF/BA Bombing Skills Competition? You realize of course that I was just saving you the inevitable humiliation of being beaten by a skunk... (ducks quickly to avoid being headshot with rotten fruit)

P.S RAF still has opening for a batman... (completely fails to duck in time and goes looking for washcloth)

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#686508 - 08/23/01 01:14 AM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Sirs,

As to strafing aircraft on a targeted airfield, I must admit to having done it once. However, the situation was thus. One of our bombers was attacking the aerodrome at the time that an enemy suddenly spawned upon the field. No other enemy aircraft were around, and none had been during the whole time. I pointed my DVII in his direction and proceeded to hose him down. After he crashed, he had the temerity to spawn there again. I allowed him some airspace this time, but again proceeded to hose him down.
Meanwhile, our bomber continued his attack unmolested.

I think in this situation I was correct in immediately attacking the spawning aircraft.

Comments?

Don E. Brooke

#686509 - 08/23/01 04:05 AM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Pepe,

I personally think the shooting down of any pilot named after an animal (especially one as noble as,say...a Duck) should be illegal.
I think I'll contact the PETA people. Maybe they'll through red paint on the next guy who shots me down.

Quack!

#686510 - 08/23/01 06:45 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Originally posted by Donnybrooke:
I think in this situation I was correct in immediately attacking the spawning aircraft.

Don E. Brooke


S! Don,

You have not stated what server you were on. If it was the PJ666 server then bad news: you broke the server operators rules. PJ666 does not allow strafing for aircraft on the runway.

If it was a different server I still maintain the sporting thing to do is to let the enemy roll and attack them AFTER THEY MAKE THEIR FIRST TURN. If the enemy rolled and turned back to get your bomber then he was fair game -- blast away. If he is low and slow and chooses to fight then he got what he deserved -- a set of turf dentures.

If however he was attempting to egress the airfield in a straight line then let him go or escort him away by riding on his high six. You can even suggest to him that he run away and you will let him go. This at least gives him a sporting chance and prevents you from being labelled a "vulcher."

Others may disagree with giving a spawning enemy a sporting chance. At some point however when you are a late entrant to a game where everything bombs, you will find yourself rolling from a runway where three DR1s are bombing. They will kill you over and over again as you try and take off and you will eventually leave the game in disgust.

Remember that those players saw someone strafing planes on the runway and are just following the example. They miss that tiny distinction "Its OK because there was a bomber in the area." Have it happen to you and you will feel differently.

I am a bomber and I am faced with this choice frequently -- someone spawns at the drome I am bombing -- do I bomb, fight or run? It has taught me to be stealthy and it has taught me to kill dromes fast. It has taught me to fly the N17 and DII better. It has also taught me to send the wingmen in FIRST to draw defenders away from the drome. If the wingmen simply toy with the defenders the defenders are out of position but do not get shot down and thus do not respawn. This leaves the drome clear for the bomber to get in and out safely and nobody gets shot down at the drome AT ALL.

Others will disagree with my viewpoint but they are Boogers and usually not worth listening to. They probably molest sheep and likely do not practice good oral hygiene. We will see who protests and then we will know for sure

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#686511 - 08/23/01 07:15 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Quote:
Originally posted by BADuck:
I personally think the shooting down of any pilot named after an animal (especially one as noble as,say...a Duck) should be illegal.
I think I'll contact the PETA people. Maybe they'll through red paint on the next guy who shots me down.


S! Duck,

LMAO I recommend they throw a little Orange Sauce on you instead! (Whoohoo! Flamer!)



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#686512 - 08/23/01 07:55 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  
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>>If the wingmen simply toy with the defenders the defenders are out of positiond but do not get shot down and thus do not respawn. This leaves the drome clear for thedbomber to get in and out safely and nobody gets shot down at the drome AT ALL.>>

Great Stuff Peu! But what about the people who LOVE sheep?

Au revoir en l'air...S!
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#686513 - 08/23/01 11:03 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Pepe,

Well, what does the opinion of a skunk count for anyway? And I think YOU were the bomber.

Don E. Brooke

#686514 - 08/24/01 02:30 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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But what about the people who LOVE sheep?
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Hmmm. I don't know the answer. Try asking the Huns about that.


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#686515 - 08/24/01 02:43 PM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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Quote:
Originally posted by Donnybrooke:
Well, what does the opinion of a skunk count for anyway?


LMAO! Mrs LePeu said the same thing to me when she asked for my feedback on the paint colour she picked for the living room.

Quote:
Originally posted by Donnybrooke:
And I think YOU were the bomber.


Yeah, skunks always get bomber duty because defenders never seem to want to get on their six to shoot them down. The propwash makes their eyes water or something.

Many thanks for the escort, sir! Hope to see you in the servers!


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#686516 - 08/25/01 12:04 AM Re: Basics of Server Etiquette for New Players  

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I have just a couple of things I would like to add for all MMP Pilots

1) Please don't whine. Nothing worse then hearing someone cry "So and So is flying a hacked plane" Remember we are all connected to internet at different speeds with different Computers you may think your hitting an enemy but in reality he may not be in that spot.
2) Plase don't cry "He Rammed me" see above
3) Give new pilots the benfit of the doubt in regards to flaming. Dont jump all over them when they flame. Tell them nicely then shoot them down.
4) this one is just a personal request. This is a game, and as a gameit should be fun for everyone. Try not to camp on top of an enemy drome waiting for planes to make that first turn then fly down and shoot them down.
Nothing is more fustrating for a new player or a not so good player to get shot down without even a chance. I understand that sometimes battles drift and the possibility of a furball ending in close proximity to a drome is good. In "war" play then by all means fire away, that also applies if the drome is a target and its your bombing turn.
Again its only a request to make the game more enjoyable for everyone. Give the 75%ers a glimmer of hope.

Or you can do what you want to do, because after all it is a game.

Salute and Quack

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