"Sopwith Pup and Sopwith Camel - high angle attack from above and either behind or to the face can be performed almost with impunity. Technically they are both outperformed by Albatros. SE should be attacked the same way, but the plane is very dangerous, it's match for Albatros and at high altitudes even outperforms it. It usually attacks from behind. The Spad with 140HP engine is inferior to Albatros, let alone Fokker. The Spad with stronger engine is superior to Albatros in climb and maneuvrability. The newest triplane - you know, with all plates equal length - is very maneuvrable and withstands steepest dives, but is no better than Albatros. Nieuport is very maneuvrable, can run away from you by diving, but in every other respect is inferior to Albatros."
Does not sound like a glowing review to me. Of the 6 planes mentioned only ONE is considered 'inferior': Spad 7 (I think).
All the other are at the LEAST on the same level OR BETTER than the DVa. The SE5a is mentioned specifically as a threat.... as is the Nieuport (28??). The RoF N-28 is a horrific plane to fly.
The DVa vs a Camel and Pup is a no brainer... BnZ them ('high angle attack from above and either behind or to the face can be performed almost with impunity.')
Neither the Pup or Camel will *EVER* catch a DVa.. let alone one with a height advantage or diving away.
A DVa should not be out turning a Pup or Camel or SE5a, and should not be diving away form a Tripe of N28 (I think that's the one they are mentioning)
And again, RoF is NOT a historical flight sim. Nope. It has planes that look like WWI fighters.. but that's about it.
Since it IS a game balanace HAS to be put higher up on the list. No one plays maps that don't have thier favorite planes, or is at a huge disadvantage N17 v DVa's??? Really????
For the last few weeks the dogfight servers have been barren, most are on 'realism' servers as the game is now little more than DVa boom and zoom sessions... with a few SPAD drivers running away (to live another day... oh brother.. .its a GAME).