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I was having a lot of fun online on this server again last night. It seems to be regularly populated with a good number of players. I'm still new to online though and I'm still trying to master taking off well in the different warbirds. I like to switch sides and aircraft to keep things balanced and try different sorties, so I sometimes slip up remembering the different takeoff procedures, ending in a fiery death on the airfield. One Mosquito takeoff attempt ended with me crashing into some chap minding his own business idling at the other end of the airfield in a P47, so apologies if that was you!

 

However, I did manage one successful Mossie takeoff fully laden with bombs, spent ages flying all the way across the channel skimming the waves, undetected, got to the German airfield at Dunkirk without being hit by flak, had the perfect opportunity to drop my bombs on the airfield, but nothing released, I forgot to open the bomb bay doors! I was then promptly shot down by flak and enemy fighters trying to re-attack. 😢

 

I had better success in a Fw190-A though. Flying across the channel at high altitude to avoid the flak I managed to dive bomb Hawkinge and drop a bomb on the parking area. I then flew to Marston and shot up a few parked aircraft before flak and enemy fighters got me! 😀 

 

It might not be one of the more historically accurate or serious servers but it's great fun, worth checking out if you're curious about online and want to try it out without any pressure.

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41 minutes ago, AlpineGTA said:

I was having a lot of fun online on this server again last night. It seems to be regularly populated with a good number of players. I'm still new to online though and I'm still trying to master taking off well in the different warbirds. I like to switch sides and aircraft to keep things balanced and try different sorties, so I sometimes slip up remembering the different takeoff procedures, ending in a fiery death on the airfield. One Mosquito takeoff attempt ended with me crashing into some chap minding his own business idling at the other end of the airfield in a P47, so apologies if that was you!

 

However, I did manage one successful Mossie takeoff fully laden with bombs, spent ages flying all the way across the channel skimming the waves, undetected, got to the German airfield at Dunkirk without being hit by flak, had the perfect opportunity to drop my bombs on the airfield, but nothing released, I forgot to open the bomb bay doors! I was then promptly shot down by flak and enemy fighters trying to re-attack. 😢

 

I had better success in a Fw190-A though. Flying across the channel at high altitude to avoid the flak I managed to dive bomb Hawkinge and drop a bomb on the parking area. I then flew to Marston and shot up a few parked aircraft before flak and enemy fighters got me! 😀 

 

It might not be one of the more historically accurate or serious servers but it's great fun, worth checking out if you're curious about online and want to try it out without any pressure.


So, its okay, but the largest problem so far ive noted is that nearly everyone that I fly with on SRS are utilising the two week trials, and a mojority of the people that i speak to, tell me theyre going back to the modern servers when the trials are over.

Ill wait a month, and see if the server can do what Tactical Pascale, and Grim Reapers could do.
But i think its a really hard sell, even for GS.

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Yes, hopefully people will stick around and it'll stay busy and continue to develop. It got me to try online for the first time, so it's worked in that sense.

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2 minutes ago, AlpineGTA said:

Yes, hopefully people will stick around and it'll stay busy and continue to develop. It got me to try online for the first time, so it's worked in that sense.


So what didnt you like about it?

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1 hour ago, StevanJ said:


So what didnt you like about it?

 

Well, I'm new to multiplayer, so I don't think I'm qualified to criticise too much. But if I could say one thing, every time the server starts, it always seems to start with the same ships in the same places and they always look like they're sat static in the channel. It would be nice if the ships spawned in more random places and weren't static, so you had to search for them each time. And you didn't tend to fly the same routes every time, because it's easy to use the known ship positions as markers, or because you fly a certain route all the time to avoid the ships AA fire. But I'm no expert mission designer so I don't know if it's even possible to do that. Maybe that would require the mission to be re-written each time before each server restart? Which obviously just wouldn't be practical.

 

It would be nice too to hear more people communicating on comms and organising coordinated missions together, but that's more a player base issue than a server issue.

 

But regardless, there's still plenty of scope to fly different sorties and as I say, I'm really enjoying it, getting my multiplayer feather in my cap.

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2 hours ago, AlpineGTA said:

 

Well, I'm new to multiplayer, so I don't think I'm qualified to criticise too much. But if I could say one thing, every time the server starts, it always seems to start with the same ships in the same places and they always look like they're sat static in the channel. It would be nice if the ships spawned in more random places and weren't static, so you had to search for them each time. And you didn't tend to fly the same routes every time, because it's easy to use the known ship positions as markers, or because you fly a certain route all the time to avoid the ships AA fire. But I'm no expert mission designer so I don't know if it's even possible to do that. Maybe that would require the mission to be re-written each time before each server restart? Which obviously just wouldn't be practical.

 

It would be nice too to hear more people communicating on comms and organising coordinated missions together, but that's more a player base issue than a server issue.

 

But regardless, there's still plenty of scope to fly different sorties and as I say, I'm really enjoying it, getting my multiplayer feather in my cap.


Yeah, Dynamics are gonna give you 2FPS, Im sure there will be future optimisations and perhaps a different more random start if the server kicks off, but i dont think it will happen for a while.

Comms, I agree..

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I just played on this server tonight for the first time and even got a PVP kill! My only complaint was that Mossies based at Hawkinge can only just about make it off the airfield there. It's a bit short. I and a few others crashed into the trees at the boundary.

 

Great settings though on the server - a nice blend of fun and accessability for those who are new to MP servers like me.

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Nice server but...

I had problem of performance when i tryed few days ago.

My fps downs to 1 digit...Looks like it happen when start to have too many AI activity like a lot AAA firing (naval or ground units).

I ever use VR and its hard to fly in poor performance.

When i flew there i got about 30Gb of memory used (of 32GB) and 50% of my GPU (GTX1080). Looks like a simulation time problem by a lack of a multicore code, i hope that vulcan come soon as a solution, because i have a 4GHz I7 7800x and its not good to have a 25% of CPU in use and got a bad FPS by a GPU wating some calculation from CPU.

 

Anyway... Thanks to make this nice server happen!

 

 


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Tbh I was tempted but since I don't have the Channel map so its no go. I only have P-51 which I bought ages ago and the sad part is I cant even start the engine lol. Never bother did the tutorial and only flying around little bit in instant mission then the P-51 sits nicely in my virtual hanggar. Probably because I have little interest in WW2 birds. Same fate with IL2 series I bought from steam which I only flew it very little.



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29 minutes ago, greco.bernardi said:

Nice server but...

I had problem of performance when i tryed few days ago.

My fps downs to 1 digit...Looks like it happen when start to have too many AI activity like a lot AAA firing (naval or ground units).

I ever use VR and its hard to fly in poor performance.

When i flew there i got about 30Gb of memory used (of 32GB) and 50% of my GPU (GTX1080). Looks like a simulation time problem by a lack of a multicore code, i hope that vulcan come soon as a solution, because i have a 4GHz I7 7800x and its not good to have a 25% of CPU in use and got a bad FPS by a GPU wating some calculation from CPU.

 

Anyway... Thanks to make this nice server happen!

 

 

 

 

Same here. Just logged in and it was literally a slide show. It's unplayable in VR on my top-end machine (I7-11000, Nvidia3800, 32GB, Rift-S). It's not my network either because, immediately after, I connected to another server and it ran smooth as silk. I'll try one more time later - hopefully it'll be a better experience.  

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I play on the server since yesterday, and for now, i really enjoy it way more than storm of war server, maybe a bit more friendly because, of all the info on the map and the auto engine start (that i'm okay with and not at the same time haha).

 

As i say more enjoyable, more action than other server, and it's fast, even managed to get Ace today which has never happen before.

For me everything run fine, didn't had any problem for now.

 

My only complain is, but it's a personal opinion, is that people don't balance the team that well, i was playing an hour ago, and we were like 4 german for 8-9 allied, so i kinda force myself to play german.

 

Otherwise, really enjoying it, just hope people will come and stay, at least the server get promoted so it may help, that more ww2 will be made (specially germans because there is not much variety compared to allied(add the corsair that is being made))

 

 

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I get constant server timeouts on his WW2 server after about 10 minutes of flying. There also seems to be a fair amount of lag. I can play on other servers with 50+ players just fine. But even with less than 15 I still get booted. I've never had problems with any other server, including his modern server. Anyone else have similar issues? I've been sticking with Storm of War in the meantime.

 

Just to add, I have an overclocked i5-10600k, 6900XT Red Devil something or other, 64gb of ram and the game installed on an NVME drive. I don't think it's my PC's hardware.


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2 hours ago, cadaver said:

I get constant server timeouts on his WW2 server after about 10 minutes of flying. There also seems to be a fair amount of lag. I can play on other servers with 50+ players just fine. But even with less than 15 I still get booted. I've never had problems with any other server, including his modern server. Anyone else have similar issues? I've been sticking with Storm of War in the meantime.

 

Just to add, I have an overclocked i5-10600k, 6900XT Red Devil something or other, 64gb of ram and the game installed on an NVME drive. I don't think it's my PC's hardware.

 

I doubt it has anything to do with your computer, probably the server machine or his internet, How many servers he has running at once. I haven't jumped on to his server yet but guys I fly with have said it's laggy. Not sure what he is using for a server machine. 

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vor 1 Stunde schrieb AlpineGTA:

Has GS taken the server down? I had it saved in my favourites but it hasn't been appearing over the last few days.


Are you on the latest DCS open beta version (DCS 2.7.6.13436) ? Also try to connec directly via Ip on 144.76.36.247:10301

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1 hour ago, AlpineGTA said:

Has GS taken the server down? I had it saved in my favourites but it hasn't been appearing over the last few days.


Its still there, its gone a bit pants, but its there..
Reflecteds servers doing alot better by the numbers..

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1 hour ago, OLD CROW said:

Hey admins, the last server update 1.1.6 tends to the boredome: AI from both sides is the only who have fun there. 

Dude this thread here is nothing official to reach out to any admin
Some guy wanted to express his excitement about the server and started this thread.......... read his post -> the first one#

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58 minutes ago, LoneS said:

Dude this thread here is nothing official to reach out to any admin
Some guy wanted to express his excitement about the server and started this thread.......... read his post -> the first one#

and??? I also expressed my no excitement there and I bet you my ears they read everything. Even you have read my post in a "non official" place. But thx for the info. 

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On 11/17/2021 at 5:02 PM, LoneS said:

What do you mean and??? bitching about getting helped?! people these days

go get lost

...... Thank you and a possible Sorry, just in case you missunderstood these thanks with a kind of bitching. Bots these days. Go get found dude

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