Wargrounds is the best place to fly at the moment. Stuff like that does not happen often.
Yeah, well. It was on one of those servers I flew last night. The only one with people in.
Flying the Roland C2 armed with bombs, I wanted to use the protection from the airfields AA while I gained altitude.
Then I was to my surprise attacked first by a Fokker Dr.I and shortly after an Albatros. Neither my rear-gunner reacted nor the AA, so it had to be friendly aircraft's. As they were also German planes.
Things like this p*** my off, and it also sent a bad signal to people.
I read it like this. Okay, that is not the place to fly online!
But then, where? As the rest of the servers were empty .
Any way, with all this said.
I usually can fly online on Fridays at approx from 2030Z.
I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune. If it's any consolation, like you, the two other pilots involved were also in Wargrounds for their first time (on 12/04), so it's quite likely they didn't recognize your plane as friendly.
That's not to condone their actions by any means, but with brand new pilots, no icons, and expert level settings, this situation can (and does) occur more than we'd like. We do note these incidents very carefully, and we can (and do) ban individuals who show a continued disregard for firing on friendlies.
As BSR mentions, Wargrounds is one of the best, and busiest, servers for RoF, and while those types of situations do occur, we at New Wings, are pretty pro-active about policing that sort of activity, and actioning players who abuse the server rules.
Once again, I'm sorry that turned out to be your first experience on Wargrounds, and I hope it won't deter you from hopping back in and flying there in the future.