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Old 03-20-2013, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default War Thunder (PC)

Quick and dirty: It's World of Tanks with WW1/WW2 warbirds, soon to include tanks and ships as well. Here's the link for those of you who just want to grab it now: http://warthunder.com/ (5gig download).











The deetz:
  • Planes from all sides of the war.
  • Planes can me modified with minor gun upgrades/engine upgrades as well as visual mods(emblems/lettering)
  • Not hard to pick up and play.
  • Fighters/Bombers/Attack aircraft, with more to come.
  • Future upgrades include tanks and naval vessels
  • Can run on some pretty horrible hardware on the lowest settings




(NWS Audio on the one below)


Cliff's: Free-to-play Warbird/tank/naval online game, many different planes, paint/emblem/plane customization, etc.

http://warthunder.com/

Just do it. It's fun.

OT Players list:


OT name - WT Name
Predwolf = Predwolf
hogie = dungheap
wrxsin = nope4
Dosman23 = TheAmzingMexican
bigwrecks = bigwrecks
Uberwilhelm = UberWilhelm
Banman = Wakarimasen.
burnera = T1G3RBR34D
Charge = tullnd
Zarno = Zarno
AJ711 = AJ711
ventral = Poiter
bcblues = bcblues
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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I'm in.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:46 AM   #3
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You playing with a joystick or mouse/keyboard?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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You playing with a joystick or mouse/keyboard?
M+KB right now, it's not as bad as I thought it might be. Little hard in certain situations, but not horrible.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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The dude piloting in the first video has no concept of "lead your target"
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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I've found my niche - bombing.

Put me in control of a bomber (and eventually heavy bomber! Lancaster here I come...), and ground troops don't stand a chance. I even had a triple kill using my tail guns to take out three chasing biplanes.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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Downloading to home PC now.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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As a side note, at the moment they only have to servers set up - on in the EU, one in Russia. Once they start getting more North American players, they'll set one up over here as well.

The pings suck, but you learn just how much you have to lead pretty fast.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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How much to purchase the planes? I see they are on sale for 80% off at the moment.

Looks like it has potential. Will have to try.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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How much to purchase the planes? I see they are on sale for 80% off at the moment.

Looks like it has potential. Will have to try.
Depends on which one you want, as all are different prices.

The Lancaster heavy bomber, for example, costs $442,000 with thr 74% discount. Add on another $340,000 for the crew training, and $24.5k every time you need to restock it after crashing/getting shot down...yeah.

I assume the higher level battles pay much better, because I'm only making 3-5k a round, maybe more if I get lucky. If they don't, I'll stick with fully upgraded low-tier stuff.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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This looks pretty awesome, count me in.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
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Could be cool; I'll check it out. It's not actually World of Warplanes, though, right? Has anybody tried an Xbox controller?
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #13
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:36 AM   #14
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Sounds expensive. I am not a fan of pay-to-play games.

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Depends on which one you want, as all are different prices.

The Lancaster heavy bomber, for example, costs $442,000 with thr 74% discount. Add on another $340,000 for the crew training, and $24.5k every time you need to restock it after crashing/getting shot down...yeah.

I assume the higher level battles pay much better, because I'm only making 3-5k a round, maybe more if I get lucky. If they don't, I'll stick with fully upgraded low-tier stuff.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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Where is Robman?
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #16
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The game has an easy learning curve if you play with "Simple Mouse Control" enabled.
I've been playing for about a week now and its pretty entertaining.
Its not intense like BF3, but its pretty addicting when you try to level up and get new planes.
Should we start a user list?
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #17
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I fear I may be getting old. Short form, non-twich games are where it's at.

Also, I apparently haven't played any sort of flying game in some time, 'cause I'm all like "rivets! scratches on the cockpit! WEEEEE!" Come to think of it I guess the only one I put any real time into was SWOTL.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:02 PM   #18
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I have been playing this game for months without paying squat. You don't really have to do much grinding to enjoy it or spend money. The only real point in spending money is to gain rank/experience faster or to purchase planes you can only get with eagles.

For the most part the Eagle only planes aren't all that superior.

If you do want to spend money the starter packs are the way to go.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #19
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How's the joystick support?
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #20
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My Logitech 3d Extreme Pro works just fine. Though I have heard the xbox 360 is way too twitchy.

Also, while the pings to Russian and Euro servers aren't great the net code works out pretty well. You shouldn't notice much warping around or too many missed hits.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #21
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I am in, I'll download it when I get home.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #22
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I have no issues with pings to the EU server.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #23
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Meetings / Lunch.

I've had it since open beta. I've probably put in like 5 hours total playing time. The flight model is actually surprisingly good but not too tough. People were HORRIBLE and I climbed through the ranks pretty fast. I already have an F4F Wildcat. Graphics aren't bad.

Still... MMO = blech. I'd rather fire up IL-2 and play a nicely scripted single-player mission. If it's not free any more, I'm not exactly interested.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #24
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If it's not free any more, I'm not exactly interested.

It's free.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #25
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... oh, and also, you're basically painting a twitchy bullseye on yourself if you fly a fighter with a mouse and try to dogfight with people with joysticks. Like literally. Don't even freaking try it.

Buy a $30 Saitek AV8R and call it a day.

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It's free.
Oh, good. I mean I'd pay like $8 a month for it, but... not pay-for-planes model like Rise of Flight is (and the new IL-2 is gonna be). I'll save my cash for real sims.
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