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aircraft labels, who uses em?

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hi,

 

im tryin to use as many of the dead is dead settings as possible but the most difficult one to decide on is labels. even on a wide screen 24 inch lcd monitor im findin it really hard to even spot specks in the distance, never mind id them.

i figure that it would be easier to spot them in real life as opposed to tryin to find a tiny pixel on a monitor screen. how are you guys usin this feature?

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tone12, as long as I don't fly the DiD, I switch them on occasionally to see,

how many enemies there are, and at what altitudes.

 

But in Full DiD, I just use Flak as a dead certain sign there are enemies.

As a German, I am mostly flying over own terrain, and there it is a great help.

When I see Flak, I often pause, and zoom in several notches, until I can recognise

the aircraft, or at least their number.

Zooming in would be even allowed in Full DiD, as it is like using binoculars.

The "pause" key might be an immersion killer, but as I can't just use the glass

like a real person could in a real flight, I make that compromise.

 

Enemies high will be visible much better. You must then make a quick decision:

fight or leave. If it's fight, you best climb towards them.

 

Enemies low are worse to see, but therefor you have time. Circle, to get some

sun glare on their wings from some angle. Zoom in, make yourself a good

picture of their number and maybe type, before you go lower.

Don't rush head over heels into this - check the sky around and above, too.

Act, as if it could really cost your life.

Edited by Olham

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I'm not using it for DiD campaign aka Krauts & Crumpets. I use it when not flying DiD but using most other DiD settings. 1) it is helpful 2) it is interesting to see who you are fighting with 3)it is right to not use it for DiD, just entirely too helpful IMO

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For me I always have the labels off as I find it more satisfying when I do spot aircraft in the distance.

 

Also I'm abit odd in that I enjoy getting "bounced" by the Hun sometimes. yikes.gif

 

Another odd thing for me is that it seems when I have labels on or any text it lowers my frame rate by about 10 FPS, but it's not realy an issue for me though as I don't use the text.

 

I suppose at the end of the day it depends on your personal preference and what size monitor you have, also the state of your eyesight.

Edited by MikeDixonUK

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MikeDixon: Also I'm abit odd in that I enjoy getting "bounced" by the Hun sometimes.

 

Bordeauxred Baron:

Vott?!? Der Crumpet LIKEZ it?!??!?? Here vee come - vee vill rrrrock you!!!

Mmuahahahahahaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

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Bordeauxred Baron: "Vell, it IS easy for yoo to spot our craft - only a colourblind

vould misz zem! Ant ze headstart is just an excuse for ze poor craft you ar flyink!

Except, perhaps, der Camel."

 

Mechanic Schultz: "...and the S.E.5 - maybe, Herr Rittmeister?"

 

B B: "Ant ze S.E.5, okay!"

 

Mechanic Schultz: "...and, if I may say that, the SPAD?"

 

B B: "Yes, and der SPAD, too!!!"

 

Mechanic Schultz: "Also, from what I heard, the Pup is good! And the Bristol fighter..."

 

B B: "Schultz!!!! You are a mechanic!!! What do you know about ze Crumpetz?!?!?

Don't you hav any work to doo on ze Albatros?!?"

 

Mechanic Schultz: "Jawohl, Herr Rittmeister!" (salutes and leaves)

 

B B: "Crumpetz!!! If they wouldn't exist already, god would have to invent zem.

Nice fightink any time, indeed."

Edited by Olham

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I never use it. Although since I don't have T/IR, I do use padlock while fighting. I just turn it on and off to get a view of where the opponent is in reference to my plane.

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