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Jamie 15th September 2011, 09:08 Quote
I wouldn't call WoT an MMO, more of a MORPG (not massive).

Quite looking forward to this game though a little disappointed that British aircraft won't be in the game from the get go.
tonyd223 15th September 2011, 09:32 Quote
now I will have no time to sleep!
Matticus 15th September 2011, 09:38 Quote
Looks interesting. I haven't played WoT, but this I might have to. I was quite interested to see the word skyscrapers used in the article, considering the period in time not many places had skyscrapers aplenty, I am just imagining dog fights over New York...
Krikkit 15th September 2011, 09:39 Quote
Not including (trying to be objective here) one of the nations that contributed a great deal to aircraft development around that period? Fail.

Not including Spits/Hurricanes especially? Double fail. :p

Still sounds good though, might try and bag a spot of CBT.
DbD 15th September 2011, 10:20 Quote
Why USSR? In the 30-50's they had naff planes. On the other hand Britain had tones of cool iconic planes.

Anyway the biggest air battles were Britain vs Germany. Then probably USA (and some British) vs Japan. Can't fight any of them.

Fail!
sotu1 15th September 2011, 11:20 Quote
Interesting. May have to go and play WoT to see what the fuss is about
Grimloon 15th September 2011, 11:31 Quote
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Why USSR? In the 30-50's they had naff planes. On the other hand Britain had tones of cool iconic planes.

Anyway the biggest air battles were Britain vs Germany. Then probably USA (and some British) vs Japan. Can't fight any of them.

Fail!

Wargaming.net are based in London and Minsk (Belarus) and have a dedicated Russian server for World of Tanks. There is no way that they were going to mjiss out the Russian aircraft as they have quite a following over there.

I do find it a shame that some of the most recognisable aircraft from one of the aviational super powers of the period will not be in at launch but having them added within a year of launch is something I suppose.

German it is for launch then :(

@sotu1: Definitely worth a try as it won't cost you anything but bandwidth and time to do so. It may, however, continue to cost you time and bandwidth as the game itself is just a little addictive!
Krikkit 15th September 2011, 11:34 Quote
We'll just have to pretend we're on the Eastern Front to start with... BF109-E/FW-190D away!
Zinfandel 15th September 2011, 11:38 Quote
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Not including (trying to be objective here) one of the nations that contributed a great deal to aircraft development around that period? Fail.

Not including Spits/Hurricanes especially? Double fail. :p

Still sounds good though, might try and bag a spot of CBT.

Yeah there are no British tanks in WOT either.

Apparently, Britain did nothing in that era of aviation. Who'd have thought it?
bagman 15th September 2011, 11:39 Quote
This looks awesome . But I am very surprised that they are going to be in Russian planes at the beginning, I would of had German, British, Japanese and American planes to start with. As they were the main countries fighting with planes.
impar 15th September 2011, 11:51 Quote
Greetings!
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Why USSR?
Always amazed how few value english-speakers give to USSR contribution to WW2.
Ever seen this?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Allied_army_positions_on_10_May_1945.png
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On the other hand Britain had tones of cool iconic planes.
They did. It is strange not to have some of those modelled from the start, but thet will eventually be there.
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Anyway the biggest air battles were Britain vs Germany.
The largest air battles were USSR vs Germany. Around the time of the Battle of Kursk and subsequent soviet offensive.

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But I am very surprised that they are going to be in Russian planes at the beginning, I would of had German, British, Japanese and American planes to start with. As they were the main countries fighting with planes.
USSR probably had more planes than all of those, except for USA.
impar 15th September 2011, 11:53 Quote
Delete.
PQuiff 15th September 2011, 11:58 Quote
Oh the amount of WIN coming from wargaming.net is amazing. If i suck up enough can i get some cash to buy an IS7.

I hope they get the flight model right more Ace combat, less hawx. But i trust those guys they know what there doing.
DrTiCool 15th September 2011, 13:05 Quote
WoT is pretty solid game considering it can be played totally for free with a steep learning curve(almost every vehicle got its own tactics/strategy approach).
Looking forward for this title but even more for World of Battleships. Just watching muzzle flash from enemy's 15inch guns and then wait 30 secs to hit/miss your ship. War
DbD 15th September 2011, 13:35 Quote
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Greetings!
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Why USSR?
Always amazed how few value english-speakers give to USSR contribution to WW2.
Ever seen this?
That's not an air battle - no one doubts russia's contribution to WW2 but it was mostly a ground war. Hence in world of tanks Russia makes a lot of sense. It was Britain/America that took the brunt of the air war.
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The largest air battles were USSR vs Germany. Around the time of the Battle of Kursk and subsequent soviet offensive.

True I didn't realise how big that was. However the second biggest and arguably the most important air battle ever was the battle of Britain (Britain vs Germany). Can't do that with no Brits. Then when it went the other way there was the constant bombing of Germany which obviously had plenty of air battles. If you took that as a single huge "air battle" then that dwarfs everything else. That was Britain first, then America joined and took a bigger role.

Equally Britain was a technological leader - developing radar, and the jet engine, often had worlds fastest plane at around that time. Soviets had some good planes but not really the same variety or interesting number of variants that Britain managed.
Landy_Ed 15th September 2011, 13:39 Quote
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Not including (trying to be objective here) one of the nations that contributed a great deal to aircraft development around that period? Fail.

Not including Spits/Hurricanes especially? Double fail. :p

Still sounds good though, might try and bag a spot of CBT.

Yeah there are no British tanks in WOT either.

Apparently, Britain did nothing in that era of aviation. Who'd have thought it?

Frank Whittle & RJ MItchell must be turning in their graves.....
Grimloon 15th September 2011, 13:56 Quote
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Frank Whittle & RJ MItchell must be turning in their graves.....

Don't forget Sydney Camm and the rest of the team from Kingston! The crew behind the last operational biplane and the first operational jet ;)
Woodspoon 15th September 2011, 14:11 Quote
I have a bad feeling about this game.
It's going to be totally different to World of Tanks which is what I think a lot of people are expecting it to be like, faster paced, no choke points, nowhere to hide and now the initial lack of British aircraft and bombers is really making me lose any interest.
World of Battleships looks very interesting though.
impar 15th September 2011, 14:13 Quote
Greetings!
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That's not an air battle - no one doubts russia's contribution to WW2 but it was mostly a ground war. Hence in world of tanks Russia makes a lot of sense. It was Britain/America that took the brunt of the air war.
All wrong.
The war between Germany and USSR was not only "mostly a ground war" but also a air battle. Most of Luftwaffe forces were in the eastern front, not the western.
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However the second biggest and arguably the most important air battle ever was the battle of Britain (Britain vs Germany).
I would consider that the third, behind the Eastern front and western allies bombing of Germany.
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If you took that as a single huge "air battle" then that dwarfs everything else.
It does not dwarf the Eastern front.
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Soviets had some good planes but not really the same variety or interesting number of variants that Britain managed.
They had variety, but chose to concentrate production on some models. And they did it quite well. Apart from USA no other nation produced as many war planes during WW2 as USSR.

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Don't forget Sydney Camm and the rest of the team from Kingston! The crew behind the last operational biplane and the first operational jet
He-178?
Landy_Ed 15th September 2011, 14:17 Quote
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Frank Whittle & RJ MItchell must be turning in their graves.....

Don't forget Sydney Camm and the rest of the team from Kingston! The crew behind the last operational biplane and the first operational jet ;)

I haven't forgotten any of them, those names were just the first that sprang to mind. I used to drive past the spitire memorial at Castle Bromwich every day.

Also just dug out a quote I'd forgotten about :
"In 1940 I could at least fly as far as Glasgow in most of my aircraft, but not now! It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy.

The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that?

There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over I'm going to buy a British radio set - then at least I'll own something that has always worked."

Hermann Göring, January 1943
Dwarfer 15th September 2011, 15:46 Quote
Game looks good. Reminds me of Wings of Prey
Jamie 15th September 2011, 15:54 Quote
I wonder how they will deal with the pilot being shot; will the plane just become uncontrollable or will there be a random movement as if the injured pilot moved the stick?
azazel1024 15th September 2011, 15:56 Quote
God do I want my hands on a P-51 mustang bad.

I've got say, I spend way too much time on WoT (enough that my wife has threatened couch time for me instead of bedtime at the end of a night).

With WoWp coming out, it'll be worse. World of Battleship is going to be 1000% worse as in a lot of ways naval ships are my favorite. Back when it first came out I spent way too much time on Navyfield.

I guess a perk for me is since I am non-premium my advancement is basically at a crawl now in WoT (I've got a T-20, M-6, Wolverine and a PzfK III/IV). Its still fun, but leveling is taking forever. It'll be at least a month before I have the credits for my T-29 and 2-3 months for the credits and XP to level my T-20. In between I'll probably have moved up my Wolverine to a Slugger and my III/IV to one of the higher level German Mediums (not sure which direction I am going). So, that isn't no advancement, but it is now very slow.

Once WoWp comes out if I can get in the beta, and deffinitely once it opens up fully I'll probably spend 80% of my World of ____ time playing that, unless of course the dynamics and stuff aren't as interesting.
tonyd223 15th September 2011, 16:34 Quote
who thinks they're going to join all the world together?
mucgoo 15th September 2011, 17:30 Quote
Any news on whether premium will work across all three platforms or if its done per game?

Also isn't it just going to be people going straight into tier X on day one with free xp/credits bought over from WOT?
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