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#1 O_Taipan

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:24

Oceanic Wing Multiplayer Server

Today Oceanic Wing will begin hosting our squadron's server more permanently. We have a new stable 100mbit connection, that should give a good ping to all players.

We will be hosting missions by Dingo and Taipan in the same style as the 14 Hour Offensive, but with several improvements! You should find each mission quite detailed, with lots of surprises in store. Do not expect to learn the missions immediately, you should find something new to do each time you play.

Settings are on ACE settings excepting that we have Navigation icons on for the new guys.

Teamspeak3 Details: 203.46.105.31:20160

Mission and Pilot Statistics : http://174.34.143.214:8080/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://174.34.143.214:8080/index.php

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NOTE: Some were wondering why we chose a USA ISP to host an Aussie/Kiwi server. There's a few good reasons:
a) San-Jose and California in general is right where the USA link gos to Australia. So the ping is around 190-200. Currently the best ping we get in ROF on any server.
b) We want everyone to fly there, not just us. We need people to shoot at, and we want them all to shoot at us
c) Price. There is no ISP in Australia that would give us the bandwidth that ROF uses without charging us the price of our firstborn child.
d) Ping doesn't affect ROF very much. As long as your ping is < 300, there's no big issue. It's not like first person shooters where you see each other then it's up to who's mouse is quickest. You have to maneuver to get a shot. Also in ROF the hits are calculated on the client side.
e) We tried a server on Telstra in the past, but nobody else would fly there due to the ping being bad for the rest of the world.

Having said this, a lot of servers do have awful pings for Australians and Kiwis. In particular the European ones. Anything in Europe I get a ping of 350-400.

So just having somewhere in the USA where everyone can play some good dogfights is best for all, considering that USA is the center of the world… that is in terms of internet I mean
:)

Fuel levels locked:
-40% Gotha/HP
-60% RE8
-80% DFW
-100% all other 2-seaters
-100% Fighters and 2 seaters
-Fighters with too big tank have been slightly reduced to compete with the main matchup plane.

Exceptions are:
-Dr1 at 100% for competitive with camel (and smaller tank tank than camel)
-Tripehound 100% for competitive with Albatros (and it has smaller tank than Camel and less endurance)

Reason:
-Proper World War 1 Dogfights!!
-No more UFO twirling in front of airbases :x
-Correct flight models, flight models are more correct with more fuel

If you would like to make a donation, you can find the donate button here: http://www.oceanicwi...rof_server.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.oceanicwi...rof_server.html
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#2 O_Taipan

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:25

Current mission rotation:

Moselle River Offensive

Somme River Offensive

Verdun Offensive

Some ideas are based upon the 6 hour war series, but have evolved since: TDM - The 6 Hour War Series
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#3 BroadSide

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:54

Terrific Server Oceanic Wing!
My ping was incredible to your server, and even this late we had a number of pilots flying.
Thanks for the server!
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#4 Armincles

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:37

Great stuff Taipan and Dingo keep it up!After doing a Mission on my own I know how much work goes into it! :S!:
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#5 catchov

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:59

Great job Taipan, Dingo and all the boys of O who contributed their talents :) Great to see the server back up and rocking with some excellent missions :D

:S!:
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#6 hq_Jorri

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:12

Well done, and good luck :D Looking forward to meeting you there!
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#7 O_Taipan

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:32

Thanks guys, we've started it off with some serious bombing today. Many bombers of all types flying today, bombs falling everywhere :)
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#8 O_WolfPac

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 13:40

Great fun :)
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#9 SYN_Jedders

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 14:21

Looks excellent!….good luck, chaps!
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#10 SYN_MrWolf

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 14:24

Good stuff guys,

Definetely going to check it out!
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#11 O_catarM

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 16:15

"I love the smell of mustard gas in the morning,smells like…….Victory" :x
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#12 NewGuy_

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 17:04

Wow! This looks very exciting! S!
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Something something SPAD. Something something then dive away. 


#13 textide

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:27

Had a fun time there this evening. Great job fellas! Looking forward to cratering these maps.
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#14 O_Ghost

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:31

Good work fellas - well thought out and no bugs that I could see :)

Looking forward to spending many happy hours bombing here!

Ghost18
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#15 O_Smiladon

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 21:11

S! Oceanic

I really feel at home haveing a good ping, and great missions

Thanks to all involved

O_Smiladon
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#16 SYN_Tomslik

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:03

Yes ! you guys have some really great maps up.
Look forward to seeing more.

and yes, having your server on the west coast of North America really helps with the ping.

Cheers guys !
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#17 NewGuy_

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:25

Love the maps Taipan. I had a lot of fun, the other day. I wish I didn't have to go to bed early, but it was Sunday. Hey, it is going to be the weekend sooner or later and then I will be up for the late late show! :lol: :S!:
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Something something SPAD. Something something then dive away. 


#18 O_Taipan

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:42

Cool thanks mate, Sunday isn't the best time to "launch" a server, but it was done when it was done :)

Anyway it gives us time to test out and find any leftover issues in the maps before Friday comes.
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#19 O_Taipan

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:33

For balance, we've added Pfalz D3a and some limited camels to the final 2 hour period of the 6 hour war series.

To preempt any central arguments, my reasons are:
1. Camel can be beaten by D7f, it's even match with the altitude these missions are at (2-3k bomber air starts)
2. SE5a can't do the historical dive away from D7f because of 3 "bugs":
a) Engine overrev bug
b) Stick pullback on injury bug
c) Unrealistic long range gunnery
3. I fly SE5a constantly, yet I can't get more than 5 kills. I don't fly D7f very often, yet I've killed 9 in one sortie and that was WITH camels.
4. Historically Dr1 dissapeared by the time the D7f was available.

Camels ARE limited, and only at the front base so they should not cause central players a problem. If you have a problem with them, then please bomb that base :p

Updated planeset is listed on the mission discussion topic: TDM - The 6 Hour War Series

These missions also include the Dr1 :)
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#20 Zoring

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:49

Hey Taipan, even though I rage quit today after you shot me down :P (40 minutes of flying around and then you get me with your first burst) I just wanted to say great job on the missions and the server. Real fun place to play.

Also above 1000 meters the Camel will be beaten by the DVIIF if you refuse to turn, much easier than fighting a SE5a up there.
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#21 O_Taipan

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 13:22

Hey thanks Zoring. You quit a moment soon though I swapped to join central after that ;)

Yeah I know D7f v camel is better than many think, I have a lot of success flying D7f against camels on hellequins server as when the camel comes Entente gets full and when D7f v no camel it's the other way round with central over subscribed.

So we will rotate camel vs D7f with camel vs Dr1. Plus the other mix of planes are no slouches either.

Bomber air starts from rear base are almost at ceiling, so that's where there will be fighting ;)

You should join us on teamspeak more, we fly central too.
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#22 O_WolfPac

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:33

Zoring , yeah jump on ts
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#23 O_Taipan

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 16:08

Stats are available on this temporary address. It will eventually be linked to our homepage: http://174.34.143.214:8080/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://174.34.143.214:8080/index.php

Many thanks to Vaal for sharing the statistics scripts with the community!
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#24 O_Taipan

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 20:23

Some edits:
-Turbulence added to prevent long range sniping
-Pfalz DXII added to the final planeset due to popular request
-Small bug fixes
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#25 O_Taipan

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:43

We are trying some AI planes in some missions to keep you on your toes.

Also trying rear-base air starts in some missions, for more high-altitude action.

If people like it we will take those ideas on more missions.
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#26 Neil_Lowe

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:07

Hi guys,

Thanx for having me on your server and T/S this evening, enjoyed myself. I will be back on more frequently (and longer duration)as time permits.

Cheers, Neil :)
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#27 O_WolfPac

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 15:03

no worries :) see you soon
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#28 242Sqn_Wolf

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 15:17

So do you guys allow Ghosting too?
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#29 O_WolfPac

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 00:17

Wolf , you posted it knowing someone would take the hook and ask "WHATS GHOSTING!!! "
So that you can go off on one about how to cheat …

Cheat youll be caught


we like just having fun ok
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#30 159th_Jester

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 21:29

Hi guys.

Was there a problem with your setver tonight (Sun 5th June). Everytime I try and enter your server it starts loading fine, gets to about 95% loaded and then drops me back into my "hanger" again.

Tried various other servers both in Europe and the US and had no problems getting into those.
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#31 O_WolfPac

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:37

we never saw anything odd , of course it is possible but sorry i did not noticed
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#32 159th_Jester

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:38

Thanks Wolfpac. I'll give it another try and see what happens.
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#33 Proccy

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:43

:S!: Ghosts and the invisableman I got shot down by him no way i could see him/Her never heard or saw the plane i just died And im in australia as well :lol:
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#34 charlo

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:43

Hi guys.

Was there a problem with your server tonight (Sun 5th June). Every time I try and enter your server it starts loading fine, gets to about 95% loaded and then drops me back into my "hanger" again.

Tried various other servers both in Europe and the US and had no problems getting into those.

It's 6:40 pm or so here in Los Angeles on June 5th, and despite a 29 ms ping, I, too was unable to fully load the mission on your server. Any other server I tried this evening loaded just fine.

Charlo
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#35 159th_Jester

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:01

Still the same here. I'm afraid yours is the only non passworded server I can't enter, so it does seem the problem is serverside (especially since Charlo is reporting the same issue).

The mission files download but then during the loading process I'm dropped back into the hanger.
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#36 O_WolfPac

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:10

Maybe the server has had a paddy wabble :D the dserver.exe is not the best of options for running a server , a command text console would of been better option

Proccy , the best bounce is never seen, never heard , leaves the victim in a spin ,and thats from New Zealand :D

Jester just a quick question , are you 32bit or 64bit OS? vista ,XP,Win7
also , have you ever got into the server ?

Oh and one important one

Do you fly under the nickname like forum , but also important,, do you fly under any other nickname online ?

Or jump on teamspeak 3 and we can fix you up and get you flying :)
TS3 ip 203.46.105.31 Port 20160
No password needed
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#37 O_WolfPac

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:44

going to roll the map and reboot server to see if that sorts it out :)
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#38 159th_Jester

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:11

:D

Problem sorted. Thaks again Wolfpac. :S!:
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#39 charlo

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:07

Cool - I was able to get on your server tonight around 9:30 pm Pacific Time. Couldn't survive for long or shoot anyone down, but was able to pad someone else's stats at least. :D

Charlo
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#40 O_WolfPac

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:14

Charlo you shot me down :)

Jester it was O_Dingo he rebooted server and its seems to of fixed it
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