I dipped my toe into the waters of World of Warplanes. This is the first time I’ve participated in a game at launch day, so documentation was in order.
My first aircraft was the American tier I, the P-12 . I managed four matches, with three of them losses, and one apparently a win while I was AFK.
What surprised me was the size of the battles. Most of the Beta battles I participated in were six on six, but every battle so far has been a full 15 on 15 conflagration.
And it didn’t take too long until I decided what tree to race up towards. So I purchased my F2F and started off in the battles.
It didn’t take long until I realized, if I’m racing up the tree, I probably should ignore the low tier equipment. After engines, the rest of the stuff for the F2F costs about half of the next aircraft.
I managed two kills due to noobishly being clueless that an enemy, coming straight towards me, is gonna ram me and blow us both up. I eventually recognized that as a problem. And finally on the 10th battle got my first real kill – the last enemy of the match.
And after that, I managed the odd kill, and did a lot of waiting for a match to end. No matter what my intentions, I most often got shot down very quickly. Every match tended to be finished in the first few minutes. No exiting the match and trying a different aircraft for me – my goal is to race up the tree as fast as possible.
And by the end of the night I had purchased my F3F.
I’m hoping I get a little bit better at the game. Seems for the moment, having me on your team is an asset to the enemy.