Played on the server the other day and was very impressed. I'm in the uk and it ran smooth as silk.
My apologies to Hot Tom, I did let you take off before shooting you down. Funny thing was that I was given a second kill for shooting you down when I was nowhere near you and hadn't even fired at you.
Perhaps some guidance on acceptable behaviour is required? While I didn't technically vulch players on take-off, I certainly attacked them from a position of advantage above their airfield.
I did have flak blowing holes in me the whole time which got me in the end.
S! Tom. No hard feelings I hope.
LOL, no hard feelings at all, Para!
I was laughing when I told you "Nice vulch!" It was just sarcasm (the lowest form of humor, except maybe for puns…but it's all I have
). The sad part about text chat is that you can't hear the chuckling. Much to be said for voice coms
Earlier in the day I bombed Thrasher on his own airfield. I didn't start out to. I was going to bomb the hangar. But suddenly there he was in front of it. I think he was in a Pfalz XII. In any case, he spawned while I was rolling in….
I cut my throttle when I saw him, then thought 'What the hell?' and let the bombs go. I got him and his hangar. But by then I was flying so slowly I blew myself up, too.
Memo to Self: "He who hesitates is lost!"
Airfield attacks seem very common on that server and no one complains. I'm usually going for buildings or the ack. If the squad that runs the server objects, I certainly will not but it's a shame to have those bombs on Allied planes and those Hun airfields just sitting there….
My feeling (from way back in Dawn of Aces days) is if your field is under attack when you spawn, finish the mission before you roll and respawn and take off from another field. I saw the ack going off around you guys when I took off in front of you. I could have quit and come up elsewhere.
The Syndicate runs an excellent server and there are some very good pilots flying in there, certainly including yourself.