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I would like to ask owners of most popular HL servers if there is any chance to host a2g oriented missions?

Current missions either do not have enough ground targets, or have to many fighter slots available. Also, in some missions, bombers are positioned too far behind the frontline and one has to fly more then 30 minutes to the combat zone.

 

I hope someone will be able to run a2g missions like those from DFA and TUAF-II with hundreds of targets, where 10-20 people can "work" for few hours.

 

Thanks in advance

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Why not purchase a selection of live fishes, put them in a good sized barrel full of water, then use your Magnum.47 to help them breathe more easier. Believe this is much more fun, and challenging. J/K :D

 

When designing our missions for the 51st server we understand the problems for A2G'rs met by so many fighters, so we try to structure most of the tasks for A2G aircraft in safe zones. While 'more units is better' its not always viable for max server performance.

 

Sometimes we host a 29A and 25A only missions and also im sure in the future during the weekend we can start hosting A2G only days if interest is there.

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Good joke, but I do not see how it is related to my suggestion. Lets go back to the topic :)

 

There are too few ground targets to have long periods of a2g fun. Sometimes, its not even liable to fly a bomber if there are fighters on the other side. a2g is more like a sandbox.

 

As for interest, there are many people with high a2g (and only a2g) scores on your own server. On a few occasions there were 6-8 people happily flying with bombers only, and all of them either disconnected or switched once a guy with a fighter appeared. And I was not the only one to complaint that "a fighter ruined all the fun".

 

While there was TUAF-II, it had about 20 regular guests, and there was quite intense competition. You can ignore, but no one can dispute that there are people interested into (fixed-wing) a2g :)

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I would have thought the idea of having A2G only days would have been appealing to you, especially considering the lack of options. Asking people to change their servers to something that isnt the purpose of purchase for is a tall order so compromise is a good deal IMO.

 

We've had 2 servers before now, one running A2G and the other A2A but times are hard and it can't always be that way.

Like I said we try and accomodate the A2G pilot just as much as the A2A pilot and appreciation for that is often given.

 

My point with the joke is whats the point of killing AI without the challenge of avoiding serious threats, its just like shooting fish in a barrel.

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Well, this is a general plea. Having any kind of LOFC server is great, but having no a2g server at all is not good.

 

And whether or not a2g missions are like your metaphore, it depends on the mission. When ground units are set up as dead fish on purpose, like on a2a servers, then I have to agree with you. But, with a complex a2g mission, thats another story.

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Hi Renato, There are serves in HyperLobby with some good A2G built into their mission. DFA had a good A2G server. I know it's not quite the same, but you can see plenty of A2G action on the current servers. For example I have about 200 units destroyed this month on our server (yes, I have no life :)). Mind you, many of these kills were done during slow hours where there were few opposing fighters. This is not by choice however. There are hours where the crowd is simlply not there. Also, our SAM units on our server are anything but dead fish :). The 51st as you may know has some great A2G action setup on their server as well.

 

A2G, while popular, is not as popular as A2A. So it makes sense that if you host one server your missions offer both at the same time.

 

Is the CRO squad active? The best would be to get a few wingman to provide escort for you while you fly. Then you have a setup that is MUCH more fun than going against A2G targets alone.

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If you're just going to do A2G alone, might as well run your own mission and host it and hope people will join; complaining that a 'fighter ruins your fun' on a public server is invalid. That is his JOB.

 

Your job is to get past him. How can you do that?

 

1. Train more A2A (what, you thought A2G pilots don't?)

2. Get top cover

 

Alternatively, if I see you in a server, I'll leave you alone if

1. You leave my side's vehicles alone

2. You leave my airbase defenses alone

 

However, if I find you logging in via IP so it looks like the server's empty on HL, while not respecting 1 and 2 above, I'll happily locate you and blow you out of the virtual sky ... again ... and again. ;)

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I have very nice memoirs of Tuaf II AG server. Really nice only AG, quite often there were even 14-18 at one time.

It was same to DFA server.

 

However flying ground pounder without escort is not good. Nobody can complain then if gets killed by fighter.

On 51st there is mission where units for bombers are in opposite side than enemy fighters, so it is safety to kill them. Both sides are happy - bombers and fighters.

 

Anyway I would like to see TuAF II or DFA back.

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We have tried to run our own server, we have collected money and parts, its right behind me, but the costs for decent Internet connection in my country are horrible - monthly around half of my paycheck for the slowest option! We cannot afford it. Suggestions like that are like putting salt on the open wound.

 

Look, I was not very keen about LOMAC until FC came out with Su-25T. And, to use Frost1e's metaphor, there are fish in the game, and there is a magnum... In fact, both 1.12 and DCS are all about the magnum vs fish :)

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If Your problem is only Internet Connection try consider an option to send Your configured server to any hosting company. I know few suqads did it that way! I can't tell ya about costs but maybe some people helps here and You can compare this options...

 

BTW. You're talking about Croatian ISP's? I thought the most expensive Internect Connection is in Poland :)

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... Yes. The fish are the frogs, and the magnums are the fighters flying around. Right? ;)

 

 

Look, I was not very keen about LOMAC until FC came out with Su-25T. And, to use Frost1e's metaphor, there are fish in the game, and there is a magnum... In fact, both 1.12 and DCS are all about the magnum vs fish :)

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Hi Reato,

 

I mostly play A2G too, in the Su-25.

I've got some missions which I sometimes host on HL. Most of them are A2G, but I've also got A2A (in which you actually have a mission to carry out), or mixed.

If you see me, or other (armchair) ground pounders on HL you can ask for a host.

That's when I get back from vacation of course! :)

 

P.S. Have you tried Black Shark? It's ground pounder's paradise. :D

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I would like to ask owners of most popular HL servers if there is any chance to host a2g oriented missions?

Current missions either do not have enough ground targets, or have to many fighter slots available. Also, in some missions, bombers are positioned too far behind the frontline and one has to fly more then 30 minutes to the combat zone.

I do suggest you check out our missions on the 51st server. These are designed such that you are close to the battlefield and are up against a wide variety of ground units, ships and SAMs and in realistic situations.

 

Though these missions are both A2G and A2A, the A2G target areas are offset from the main action of the fighters, and most of the time they are not even located deep into enemy territory, so if you have friendly fighters around, they will automatically provide cover.

 

Finally, we have a kick-ass stats page (http://www.51st.org/stats) where you can track your flights and the flights of your squadron mates.

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