World War II On-line

Discussion in 'Other aviation games/sims' started by Teetwo, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Teetwo

    Teetwo New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I don’t know if anyone besides me is playing this game on this forum but they offer a free two week account and I would love to show the game off to you.

    World War II On-line

    Click my sig to get to my squadron web site.
     
  2. Doughboy

    Doughboy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Welcome to the forum. Happy posting...I don't play your game,though.
     
  3. Teetwo

    Teetwo New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thanks Doughboy,

    I was looking for some info on the DB 605A1 engine when I ran across this forum. I am quite happy I did because there is a treasure trove of information here.
     
  4. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lancaster, California
    Aces High II has a free two week trial with a bigger online arena.
     
  5. Teetwo

    Teetwo New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I too play Aces High "T2" and the size of the arena is not even close to being as large as WWIIOL. You should join me some time I would love to show you WWIIOL as its a totaly different combat experience then Aces High.
     
  6. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lancaster, California
    Is it worth comming over to WWIIOL. Only seen a little bit of it. So I guess I really cant judge it. What is your ID in Aces High. Mine is Karaya1
     
  7. Teetwo

    Teetwo New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Both games have their attractors and for me the biggest attractor about WWIIOL is the combat environment and I’m finding myself spending more time in WWIIOL these days then I do in Aces High. On the other hand I have some friends that prefer Aces high, mainly because of the larger aircraft selection in that game. I guess it just comes down to what you like but I would definitely suggest giving it a try. If you decide to let me know I would love to show it to you.

    My Aces High handle is “T2”. I will keep my eyes open for you when I’m playing that game. I usually hang out in the AVA arena.
     
  8. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lancaster, California
    Ok TeeTwo, I got the two week trial. Call sign in game is Beau32. Ill be looking for ya.
     
  9. Teetwo

    Teetwo New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hey beaupower32,

    Great I will keep my eyes open for you. JG 51 holds one if its squad night tonight starting at 8pm Eastern. If you are able come join us for a sortie or two.
     
  10. Bug_racer

    Bug_racer Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Tech
    Location:
    Sydney
    I played for years and stopped recently when they did a patch that allowed the enemy to know when your at their airfield . There is no real stealth in that game . You approach a town the enemy knows . Next in the map it will probably mark out where enemy combatants are . They should get rid of that to allow secret ops missions . Until then Im staying away
     
  11. phatzo

    phatzo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    nuts and bolts
    Location:
    Bilambil Heights
    i done my two week trial and it wasn't for me. I just seem to have a much better grasp both strategically and as a pilot for AHII
     
  12. phatzo

    phatzo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    nuts and bolts
    Location:
    Bilambil Heights
    I fly FSO with 9giap and Karaya flys with us. Must get confusing " karaya check six, err karaya1, chit too late"
     
  13. Chief

    Chief Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Operational Cleaner
    I tried WWIIOL. The problem was when I was in a plane. I turned the engine on and just turned left on the runway.:oops: Never got enough airspeed. Luckily I was using the Offline-tutorial map and spared myself from embarrassment.
     
  14. Bug_racer

    Bug_racer Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Tech
    Location:
    Sydney
    Dont worry I sat at airfields and watched everything stupid happen . Crashing into hangers , flipping the plane , mowing down the trees . Its so funny watching a spit full throttle on the ground go through bushes then straight into a tree . And the landings were just as bad with some people . Airfields can also get pretty busy !
     
  15. Frantish

    Frantish Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    This game is not for the faint of heart!

    I get my kicks trying for greased on 3 point landings, even if half my wing is shot off. :D

    Hiya T2!
     
  16. Szyporyn

    Szyporyn New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Home Page:
    Quite old thread, but the game is still very much alive - and the air war has been awesome as of lately.

    There is nothing that beats the feeling of flying for a purpose, knowing that that flight of bombers you intercepted did not make it to pound our factories so our supply did not get hurt.

    Or knowing that below you are ground pounders fighting over towns, and that you help out by killing the enemy before he becomes a problem for your friends below.

    We now have Free To Play as well, so anyone can give it a go.

    If you fly british, then give the Badgers a holler! If you play axis, then call on JG51 - both our squads are very much active and up and running (click my sig to check out our website)

    S!
     
  17. Frantish

    Frantish Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    WarThunder and even World of WarPlanes may be the big talk, but WW2 Online is STILL going, and is gaining some strength again.

    WT turned off many hard core players because of the "mouse cheat".
    It is a fun game, but after getting high tier stuff becomes very arduous. Or you spend huge sums of REAL money to get them.
     
  18. ODonovan

    ODonovan New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Occupation:
    In-home caregiver for disabled wife
    Location:
    Tampa, FL, USA
    WHAT???

    Nothing in this thread in THREE YEARS??? Well, let's do a little something about that, shall we kiddies? :crazy:

    Battleground Europe: World War II Online (Soon to be known as just World War II Online) is alive and well and kicking buttocks! Xoom, one of the players, managed to salvage the game when almost all the Rats (developers, aka Cornered Rat Studios) quit. He and a couple other guys had the game on life support for a few years, but still operational. Those days are GONE! The community came together, contributed via a couple fundraising campaigns, and the game is moving forward again. Lots of old, badly patched "spaghetti code" has been eliminated, new audits are being done on major game functions (damage models, physics (flight, ship, and ground vehicle movement), explosives, et cetera et cetera et cetera.



    New items are being modeled for the game (at LAST)! New weapons have been added. Now, the Rats are introducing new equipment based on existing units already ingame, SPAA (self-propelled (vehicle mounted) anti aircraft) and tankbuster aircraft. Recently, they added PPOs (player placed objects) such as individual fortifications (think foxholes only above ground), sandbags, and the like. This is all leading up to entirely new game content, vehicles and equipment not seen ingame before. The game is due for a summer (*fingers crossed*) release on the Steam game service, so most of the attention is going toward the netcode, servers, and such. After that, the sky is the limit. There has even been talk about porting the game to the Unreal 4 engine at some point. *BOGGLE!* There are quite a few day one players still playing every day. This is for a game which launched on D-Day (June 6th), 2001, almost SIXTEEN YEARS ago. That alone should tell you something. The playerbase is amazing, btw. It's truly like a family...a huge, dysfunctional family. Just hop onto the forums and you'll see what I mean. :lol: Seriously though, the players are all in this together and support one another with a lot of genuine affection. It's nothing to see a huge outpouring of well wishes if a long-time player gets a serious illness or injury, or to have players meeting up for mini-conventions or lan parties at the drop of a hat. When you sign up for WWIIOL, you become part of the family.

    The basic (low tier equipment) game is free to play. There is also a "Starter" (up to mid-tier equipment) subscription for $4.99(US)/month and a Standard (all tiers) subscription for $14.99(US)/month if done on easy pay. WARNING: Starting May 1st, Starter subs are going up to $7.99(US)/month, so get yours NAO (now)! If you sign up for a free to play account, you get two weeks of free Premium access, so dive in and try everything. Get some XP and use some higher tier toys. As an addition, free to play accounts will be receiving a FREE month of Premium access, starting May 1st. SO, if you signed up on April 16th, you could have almost a month and a half of free Premium access. SWEEEEEEEEEET!!! Let me tell you, however, this game is SO worth the subscription fee. I have two subs, currently. I have one for myself (odonovan1) and one for my sons (odonovan2), one or the other of whom may game with me from time to time. Now, keep in mind that I paid $14.99/month for Horizons (MMO) and later City of Heroes, starting about 13 years ago. For less than the price of a movie ticket, popcorn, and a soft drink you can have a month of gaming.

    World War II Online is the ONLY campaign-based combined arms WWII FPS sim in the world. A campaign starts with both sides locked in battle over western Europe. Think if the Allies had won the Battle of France and pushed the Germans back a bit so each side had 1/2 of western Europe. From there, the campaign goes, REAL TIME, until one side wins, whether that takes weeks or even months. Then, after one side is victorious, there is a short (2-5 day) intermission. Then, war breaks out again! You can fly fighters, fighter/bombers, light/medium bombers, or transport planes (to carry paratroopers). You can drive armored cars or tanks. You can pilot river patrol boats or destroyers. You can BE a paratrooper. OR, you can just be PBI (poor, bloody infantry). ;)

    The campaign map is STILL the Guinness World Record holder for the largest computer game map in the world. It is ONE, non-instanced (everyone on the same map) 1/2 scale map of Europe. You can literally hop in a plane in England and fly to Germany, flying over battles and dodging flak, as live players fight for the ground beneath you. The only AI (computer controlled units) are some anti aircraft batteries and guard towers/emplacements in army bases and airfields and around towns. Other than that, EVERY enemy (and friend) ingame is a real player, just like you. The physics and damage modeling are as accurate as they can make them. This is NOT an arcade shooter. This is also not a solo-player killfest. If you run in on your own, without knowing what you're doing, you will just pad some other players' kill stats.



    The trick is not to be seen!



    :lol:


    Come join the party! The latest campaign just started a couple days ago. Get in on the early war (low tier) action! Oh, and by the way...

    GO ALLIED!




    -Irish
     
Loading...

Share This Page