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#21 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:08 AM

Salute all!

 

Flea, Careful, and myself flew ROF again this evening. This might be one of my favorite streams yet! Nieuports, Handley Pages, and a surprise guest in the last few minutes - this stream has it all! You can watch the archived broadcast here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/157910159

 

We will be flying again on July 23rd! Also, Shaw and I might try streaming again this upcoming Sunday. We are currently looking at going through a co-op campaign in ARMA III. Fun times ahead...


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#22 Klaiber

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:30 PM

Glad Luft could join you guys!


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#23 Luftritter

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:33 PM

Wow Hotlead, you are so amazing in your 2-seaters, jumping to all positions and accurately hitting anybody who's anywhere near you!  I have no idea how you change so fast, you're in and you're firing almost instantly.  Seems like any time I get into a turret the gun is always cock-eyed and even jams itself trying to turn the opposite way I am, the whole time the enemy is firing.  Not to mention wounding and oiled engines seem to have almost no effect on you.

 

I don't think I've seen anybody do what you do as well as you do that trick.  There were guys like Bender/Darling who were great together, but they never did it solo anywhere near as well as you, as far as I know.

 

After you guys shut down, I kept flying my Camel, and in a while BH_Dudley showed up and we teamed up.  Later after the server had rotated, Butzzell came on and we all had a lot of fun for quite a while, and I switched to Dr1.  I saw Ricky Recon on the server also, although he wasn't on our TS channel.  We all had some great battles!

 

Big JG1 salute!  You are impressive!   :lol:


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#24 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:09 PM

Thanks Luft! I'm glad you, Dudley, Butzell, and R.Recon had a good time! :D

 

 

Here's my process for self-gunning if it helps:

 

1) I have a button mapped on my joystick that toggles "switch combat post" or something like that. Pressing it once will take me to the nearest gunner position. Pressing it again will take me to the next, and so on until it takes me back to the cockpit. 

2) Before taking off (or just after) I cycle through all my gunner positions. At each one, I hit "T" for "take control" and "R" for "reload." That way, whenever I switch to take control of a gun, it'll be locked, loaded, and able to be controlled immediately. 

3) The basic key combo for "nestle to gunsight" is "Shift + T" I believe. However, that was simply a pain to hit every time I took control of a gun. So, I remapped it to the "Y" key. I don't think it has any use in the game and it is conveniently right next to the "T" for "take control" key. So, whenever I need to gun, I hit my joystick button, press the "Y" key, and I am nestled to gunsight and ready to shoot very quickly. 

4) Flying while gunning: I use my feet on the rudder pedals to make minor adjustments while shooting. Also, I rest my left hand on the joystick and use minor movements to keep my plane steady. I try not to do really spicy maneuvers while gunning, so that I can aim better. However, if both my clips run out, then I shake things up by suddenly snap rolling my plane or something like that. By the time the surprised bandit is able to reposition on me, usually my guns have reloaded and I can go at him again. Number one rule: If you think you are in danger of crashing GET OUT OF THE TURRET AND GET BACK IN THE COCKPIT TO FLY THE PLANE!!! :lol: There is no good way to really fly the plane from a turret while gunning. While in the gunner's seat, the best you can do is sort of "guide" your plane like I described above. Fly from the cockpit to get a good position, and then switch to the gunner to take the shots you've opened up. Rinse and repeat until somebody's dead. :P


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#25 Luftritter

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 11:43 PM

Great tips!  I had no idea you could "Take Control"  ahead of time!

 

If you do that, does the AI gunner still have the ability to act, or must you do all the rear (or front) gunnery?

 

On my gaming keyboard, I have keys that I can record macros.  I made one that takes me into the position, takes control, and nestles to gun sight.  However, it doesn't work reliably.  Also, it can somehow get out of sync so that it doesn't do the same thing when going out and back in.  So it's not really a good solution....I like your ideas, but mainly wondering about the AI still working.  Although it's not to be trusted most of the time, I find that when set on long range, it makes an infallible warning device for incoming attackers that you wouldn't normally see, or see in time.  Like that time Weiss warned us of incoming Eindeckers when we were flying our F.E.2b's!   ;)


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#26 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

Hey Luft! Yes, the AI still function if you "take control" ahead of time. They will only not shoot if you are physically in their gunner station. ;) I like to set the gunner to long range if we are in a full-real server too. Then the AI can warn me so that I can enter the position and take shots when the bandit actually gets close.

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#27 Luftritter

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:55 PM

Awesome! Thanks!

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Posted Yesterday, 10:54 PM

Hey all!
 
We streamed again this afternoon! You can watch the archived broadcast here:
 
We will be flying again on August 6th! 
 
Shaw and I might not be streaming ARMA III for a while yet. He is completely new to the game and is currently trying to learn Battlefield 1 at the moment as well. Bit much for him to take in all at once lol!   :blink:

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