War thunder Catch-All

WW2 flight sim, still in closed world beta, but you can gain acces buy either buying a starter pack, or sighning up for beta and hope to get invited.
The game has an arcade mode where you go head to head ( 15vs15 ) and Historical battles that have realistic flight modes.
They have an open TS server for those that are helping them test it. im ussual on it most evenings and weekends my nick is Haynes.

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More info here
www.warthunder.com

Ill catch you later in the sky

I had a small problem parsing the game title at first. But I admit I was amused by the brief image that "Wart Hunter" made in my mind

wanderingtaoist wrote:

I had a small problem parsing the game title at first. But I admit I was amused by the brief image that "Wart Hunter" made in my mind :)

Lol yeah, just fixed it.

This game is in open beta now and is pretty dang entertaining...

This looks really fun! Can someone check what the size of the install is? I might need to make some room.

LtWarhound wrote:

*cough*

Yeah, I just saw it when I was looking around... I'd be great if someone cleaned up around here!

LtWarhound wrote:

*cough*

While I participated in that thread, a lot of people never go into the MMO forum. I only found it there because I searched to see if anybody else was talking about it.

I don't really think of these games as MMOs in the traditional sense.

I've got it installed. Anyone playing this on real settings? I'm not overly keen on the arcade bit but I don't want to jump in to Full Real without a wingman!

Stylez wrote:

I've got it installed. Anyone playing this on real settings? I'm not overly keen on the arcade bit but I don't want to jump in to Full Real without a wingman!

I've been playing this on real settings. Still with mouse and key since I can't seem to get my joystick configured correctly. Wingmen make all the difference.

I'm Blacksheep7, for the record.

TheWanderer1 is my handle. Please friend me up.

I'm using the 360 pad. I want to hit a button on the pad, any button, and have that activate one of the sticks to act as my freelook. For the life of me I can't figure out how to do that. Anyone?

EDIT: A good method of getting a lot of XP in a hurry with Ponies:

Looks like they're having a Premium Day for everybody this Sunday, where you get 2x XP and 1.5x silver. Plus a 40% off sale on planes.

Incidentally I totally changed my mind on arcade mode. Been having a blast with it. Got my Russian air force up to level 7 now and have been having a great time tearin' about in my Lagg3. I'll try and jump on Sunday for sure.

oops wouldnt made the extra thread if i had known about this one. Figured since folks made the World of Tanks on in the MMO thread i'd add to it.

I'm primarily playing in Arcade and enjoying it for what it is. I think i may like this better than Mechwarrior even.

ranalin wrote:

oops wouldnt made the extra thread if i had known about this one. Figured since folks made the World of Tanks on in the MMO thread i'd add to it.

I'm primarily playing in Arcade and enjoying it for what it is. I think i may like this better than Mechwarrior even.

Not sure which is older. I just did a search and hit one and posted in it.

I rarely go into the MMO forum. A lot of these games are borderline. Firefall to me is more MMO than WoT, War Thunder, Mechwarrior Online, etc. Stuff with set rounds and smaller player counts. Firefall and Planetside are more MMO with the bigger shared server instances and continuous gameplay.

*shrug*

If anybody is interested in teaming up, I'll try to hop in Vent when I'm playing today. I've been running some of the missions instead of the head to head to try to just get better at the basic stuff. We could run some of those in either Arcade or Historic.

MannishBoy wrote:
ranalin wrote:

oops wouldnt made the extra thread if i had known about this one. Figured since folks made the World of Tanks on in the MMO thread i'd add to it.

I'm primarily playing in Arcade and enjoying it for what it is. I think i may like this better than Mechwarrior even.

Not sure which is older. I just did a search and hit one and posted in it.

I rarely go into the MMO forum. A lot of these games are borderline. Firefall to me is more MMO than WoT, War Thunder, Mechwarrior Online, etc. Stuff with set rounds and smaller player counts. Firefall and Planetside are more MMO with the bigger shared server instances and continuous gameplay.

*shrug*

Ya i look at WoT and this game more in line with FPS style games, and agree that FF and PS2 should've started or moved into MMO sections, but i didnt make the thread

War Thunder and World of Tanks are as much an mmo as Call of Duty and League of Legends.

Okay, so I've played more of this game in the last two weeks than I thought possible.

Why aren't we playing more of this game together? What's the deal? I need a wingman.

Historical. None of this arcade bullsh*t. Playing tonight. I'll be in Vent.

Fired this up briefly.. this game is pretty good!

Going to get my HOTAS and TrackIR setup.

nick is: elproducto

I need more wingmen too! We should pick a night to meet up, wednesday for instance.

If a night gets decided on i'll try and make it. Right now this is one of those games i play on the weekend waiting for others to wake up or in between other activities. Just a couple rounds to get a win in and then done.

Is this game xbox controller friendly or should I really not be playing without a yoke and Track IR?

It's really designed for Mouse control, which surprised me. Not to say it can't be done with a yoke etc, but I find M&K much easier than controller, which is not something I thought would be the case.

omnipherous wrote:

It's really designed for Mouse control, which surprised me. Not to say it can't be done with a yoke etc, but I find M&K much easier than controller, which is not something I thought would be the case.

Agreed. And better than joystick. Not sure if this applied to full real battles, but it does for arcade and historical.

I wonder if controller support will get a better feel due to the PS4 port?