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Old 09-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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World of Warplanes: Light Free Fluffy Fun Dogfighting Vidja Game



The game is Free and available here.



The units are based on historical warbirds and the time period is generally 1930 to the Korean War.



The structure is similar to World of Tanks: 15v15, online, multiplayer battles; tiers of aircraft to grind through; spending real money on premium planes, premium time, or flipping free XP can help grind more quickly but is not necessary.



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Old 09-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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I'm on there too, just not much. I need a joystick, the mouse doesn't do it for me.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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So, better or worse than War Thunder?
I used to play WoT and started with WT last weekend.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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IMHO, WoWP is even more arcade that War Thunder's arcade battles.....better or not is personal preference. Ebein prefers WoWP, I prefer War Thunder. We agree to disagree.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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So, better or worse than War Thunder?
I used to play WoT and started with WT last weekend.
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IMHO, WoWP is even more arcade that War Thunder's arcade battles.....better or not is personal preference. Ebein prefers WoWP, I prefer War Thunder. We agree to disagree.
What's better: Ford or Chevy? Beans or meat in chilli? Godfather 1 or 2? It is personal preference, as are all things. I encourage you to try both games if you are curious. Both are free. If you want my personal opinion, I feel like this:

WT is better for historical battles. If you're super into the history and want to play simply so you can glimpse the briefest reflection of what the heroes from this time period went through, play WT's historical or realistic modes. It's got a thicker tech tree and even includes the Catalina. It also allows players to focus more on Player vs. Environment (PvE) gameplay if dogfighting isn't their thing. It's historical and realistic flight modeling is quite passable. It's a great game.

WoWP is better for quick, arcade, Player vs Player dogfighting. It's fun, simple to understand, and difficult to master. No dogfighting game has ever gotten me reading up on Air Combat Maneuvering as much as this game. The scenery isn't as beautiful as WT, though that's been getting better and will continue to do so -- just look at how World of Tanks has improved. The GUI is simpler and easier to understand than WT, which is a big positive for me. And the gameplay, though light, is simple without being shallow. It's a great game.

As an arcade dogfighter, I vastly prefer WoWP to WT. But it wont replace WT at all. I love playing WT's historic battles and WoWP's arcadey dogfights. The first time my entire team got owned by one enemy in WoWP I started reading up and realized the depth of this basic dogfighting game. I'm a decidedly average, 50% winrate player, but I'm having a blast with the game. It's tech tree will expand.

Ultimately, they're two separate games and we're two separate people. I hope you feel different, because if we agreed all the time life would be boring and my wife would get confused. But I prefer WoWP for quick arcade battles and WT for historical battles.

However, if you hated the WoT grinding, then you will probably bounce off of WoWP.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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Cool, thanks for the great review!

I'm quite lost in the War Thunder XP and level system, I'll take at look at WoWP where I expect to find stuff I know from WoT.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #8
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Cool, thanks for the great review!

I'm quite lost in the War Thunder XP and level system, I'll take at look at WoWP where I expect to find stuff I know from WoT.
I am lost in WT too, but I'm still having fun flying around in it and the system is getting understandable slowly. Let me know what you think of WoWP, sir. I'm interested as I've been playing for 800+ battles, including closed beta, and my enjoyment and enthusiasm has grown quite a lot. From the initial, "It's alright," to the, "I actually rather love this game," that I feel now, something has kept me coming back. Perhaps it's the quickness and fun of it, perhaps it's the constant incremental improvements that the dev team keeps rolling out, or perhaps its the beast mode that is the P-36 when top tier. Now if only I could paint an "86" on the side of my P-36, with a cursive "I ♣ You" beneath the pilot...
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #9
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Don't start on your tokens for tonight until 11PM PDT.

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Old 09-24-2013, 05:56 AM   #10
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Don't start on your tokens for tonight until 11PM PDT.
Why do they put these specials up mere minutes after I've checked the portal for specials?
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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According to Serb:

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- in WoWp, good players win much more often than in WoT, bad players lose more often too.
- WoWp light attack planes nation characteristics according to SerB:
  • Germans – “one pass haul ass”
  • British – universal
  • American – many bombs and rockets
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #12
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News for the day:

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- for now, the only elements of WoWp and WoT to be unified are gold, premium account and free XP. Credits won’t be unified. As for other possible elements, no comment for now.
- unification of WoT and WoWp hangars (so that you see in one client the vehicles you have in both games) is not planned

Hello everyone,
well, this is a sad turn of events. Wargaming apparently decided that all new premium tanks will enter the game only via giftshop. So, basically, we now have confirmed that ALL new premium tanks/airplanes will enter WoT or WoWp via gift shop only.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #13
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.5.3 has dropped, bringing with it British airplanes. Mosquito!!! I've got 12k Free XP saved up just for this day.

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This weekend's event brings several delectable bonuses and discounts to coincide with the release of version 0.5.3! Most of the new British planes are discounted, while also bringing in more Credits. And of course, we have experience boosts on top of that.
Enjoy your weekend buzzing around in 0.5.3!
Event Begins: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 22:30 PDT (01:30 EDT)
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  • 50% More Credits Earned on the Following British Aircraft:
IV Bristol Blenheim F V Supermarine Spitfire I
  • 30% More Credits Earned on All Other British Aircraft
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  • 30% Credit Discount on All British Tier II-VII Aircraft
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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- Japanese planes in WoWp being fragile is an intended feature
Really? Somebody actually asked Serb that? Even Wikipedia notes the following concerning Japanese fighters (specifically the philosophy behind the A6M's development):

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No armor was provided for the pilot, engine or other critical points of the aircraft, and self-sealing fuel tanks, which were becoming common at the time, were not used. This made the Zero lighter, more maneuverable, and the longest range single engine fighter of WWII; which made it capable of searching out an enemy hundreds of miles away, bringing them to battle, then returning hundreds of miles back to its base or aircraft carrier. However, that trade in weight and construction also made it prone to catching fire and exploding when struck by enemy rounds.
That's basically what the line is: armorless, maneuvering rock stars with decent guns.

If you're interested in the Zero's development more than the briefly quoted Wikipedia article above, I encourage you to pick up Eagles of Mitsubishi: the story of the Zero Fighter by lead designer Jiro Horikoshi. Also, Hiyao Miyazaki's latest film, The Wind Rises, is a fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi. I have yet to see it, but I will see it the second that I can. Based on Miyazaki's previous efforts, we can expect a gorgeous, engaging film.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:45 AM   #15
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