Monday, May 7, 2012

Stealth release of X-23 Nightwing!

Thanks to one of our readers, we have a sneak preview of the Nightwing stats!  Some have already claimed to have seen it in the skies!!!  Apparently those who have upgraded and also reached the new level 45 have the option to buy it.

X-23 Nightwing

A defense class plane - it will be the new BEST IN FLEET for Stealth at +14%.  It will be a full 4% greater in stealth than the Arbiter and Juggernaut.  It will also be the first defense plane ever to have a lock range update at +10% which is a nice feature.  It will also be BEST IN CLASS in Agility, a full extra 5% over the Juggernaut which was previously most agile defense class plane.  Damage resistance is also BEST IN FLEET, 2% better than the Odyssey.

Overall, I an curious to see how this plane performs in the versus matches and if the Stealth really makes a difference.  Wish they would have made the stealth even higher, at say +20%, but we will see how it works and if the stealth really helps.    Sadly, I have a feeling that it will still be a turtle and easily destroyed in versus matches, but it certainly looks cool.

As for a real-life equivalent -thanks to all the commenters - this is modeled after a mythical early prototype stealth aircraft, the F-19. 

An illustration of the mythical F-19
Click here to see more images of the F-19.

See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings including the Nightwing added for comparison.

148 comments:

  1. It's out ... I just ran into it in versus mode it seemed like I hit it but it just took a ton of hits from my liberty 1-1 draw...how it hit me I will never know

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    1. its like this .. liberty has speed and manuever ability but is NOT as agile as Nightwing... Now you got Hit By cannons.. since Liberty has ZERO protection versus Cannons.. He must have used Suprior Cannons... Good Luck Champ

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    2. i wonder if this plane regenerates health when fully upgraded.

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    3. yes. it will. i saw on you tube .... i think all the armor class would have armor regens..

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    4. It has 4% Armor regeneration

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    5. It is like the only plane in defense that has no armor by the way which one should I get the nightwing or the nova? Also which one is better armor or damage resistance?

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  2. Based on what Testors thought the F-19 would look like, back in the '80s.

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  3. If you're wondering about the effectiveness of the Stealth, look at it this way: fully upgraded, it pretty much cancels out a weapons-class plane's lock speed bonus. Could be handy in Survival mode (though probably not as handy as extra Armor Regen bonus) and it should pair well with the Agility bonus for getting to close-combat against most non-Agility class opponents in VS mode.

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  4. unlocked @ 45 or u have to buy it?

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    1. reach level 45 only to unlock, to own it you would still need to cough out 205 coins, its a party ain't it :-)

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    2. I made a mistake in the statement above this, sorry guys - please let me rephrase - You would have to reach level 45 - Then only "da plane" is AVAILABLE ( please also take note :  you would need to update your MSWM app via appstore too ! ).

      Only then you would see "da plane" on your app. 

      Next, to UNLOCK ( 'own' ) "da plane"  the aircraft you would have to cough out 205 coins, happy coughing :-)

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    3. Now, I think it's at level 30. That's when I got it at 205 blue coins

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  5. that plane is the f19 here is a link
    http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&rlz=1C1VEAD_enBB419&biw=1024&bih=634&tbm=isch&tbnid=uymaCJOReXrKyM:&imgrefurl=http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/stealth5b.htm&docid=g6qwzL-kx-JKIM&imgurl=http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/stealth5b.files/F-19_stealth_fighter.jpg&w=750&h=500&ei=aQupT-nqGcjLtgeb55CaDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=468&vpy=196&dur=4819&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=205&ty=104&sig=100689230438539918849&page=2&tbnh=141&tbnw=161&start=15&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:15,i:150

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  6. @MetalstromForever also i found this plane is the game files lots of other information is there too such as release dates and the correct names of other planes

    i remember a whilke back someone ws able to tell us the skill points range for versus matches all of that information is here

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    1. Where did you find the file? And what's the file name?

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    2. In Ifile you need a jailbroken device and the file is located in the metalstorm wingman library/content.xml

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    3. cool found it! Thanks! =D

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    4. Can I please ask you guys, even if we jailbreak a device now, we would have to pay 5 bucks for iFile .. correct ? wrong ? after that we would be able to crush superior players / planes / weapons just by using stock standard canons & missles right ? i reall wanna know.. could somebody enlighten me please 

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  8. I got the level 45 but I can't get it

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    1. lv45 just unlocks it you still have to buy it

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  9. It doesn't unlock it doesn't appears on my screen I today buy Tigris I buy appx. All the planes release but I can't get it on market

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    1. did you update your MSWM app yet ? on mine it only appeared after updating the app via appstore. if that does not work, then did you update your ios to 5.1.1  yet ? 

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  10. I did a little digging in the metalstorms content lists an found photos of the iron fang and rath. The iron fang is based off of the SU-27 and the rath is based off of the f-18. I can't post the pics fight now but the rath is all blue with yellow stripes and the iron fang is grey and black with orange stripes. Ill post the pics as soon as I can.

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    1. waiting for your pictures

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    2. Link to Rath https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByMUFu5rwTVPMUNGYlE3eGYtVlk
      Link to Iron Fang https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByMUFu5rwTVPSlhDeVNNeTVjNjg
      These are taken directly off the Metalstorm wingman app.
      The Iron Fang will be out next week (the 13th), with a re-release of the Mako following it on the 20th, and then the rath on the 27th.

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    3. Sry, thats wrong. Looking at wrong part of index. The Iron Fang will be out for only two days the 11th to 13th, then the mako from 13th to 20th, the rath 21st to 27th, the paladin the 28th to the 3rd of june and then a new update. Ill try to find the pics of the re-release ones (if there different)

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    4. So the Rath is the US Navy's Blue Angel and the Iron Fang is the Copperhead's machine. And the Rath has a new body (vs. F-41 Viper), while Iron Fang is just an U-9 Raider with new skin.

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    5. So the Rath is MS:W incarnation of a Blue Angels 8. An airplane which in reality does not exist. Because Blue Angel 8 is the Events Coordinator, LCDR Todd Royles, a Naval Flight Officer and not a Naval Aviator. Hey Todd, you play MS:W? Be prepared to grap your plane!

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    6. For details on Blue Angel 8 see http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/team/officers.aspx

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  11. Also, iron fang will be going for 160 coins and rath for 190. So a little lower then normal featured planes.

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  12. i bought x23 nightwing with full upgrade. i feel like its monster in versus mode. this machine is never defeated even an oppenant armed with bisnovat missles. i defeat about 10 players with spectre,thresher,hawken,juggernaut and other heavy armed weapon planes etc etc. and versus green eagle was even. i recommend this machine for all!

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    1. What is your SR?

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    2. just over 3000

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    3. I agree that nightwing is a tough plane !, but your SR just above 3000 ? and you toppled spectre's ??! and green eagles ???!! Is this for real ?

      I came across the nightwing only 3 times, and as usual I was in my FA-230 Sentinel :-) . The game result ended with 2 draws, 1 lost ( i lost ) ( 1-1, 1-1, 1-0 ) - my SR is 16K ++ and opponent's SR 20k ++

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    4. i found why i can win easily with the nightwing because the time i played was just release update therefore hacking fucker could not play. But today its different story only 4stock missiles crash down the Nightwing. That s sad!

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    5. lol - you told me too late - curiosity made me buy the X23 nightwing !  
      lol - im much sadder - hey but the bright side is - its still quite a nice plane ! 

      For starters it looks like it comes from the "MARS" - so its a little scary - lol
      and the few times I played survival ( with random GC players as partners ) I received freind requests with the message - " WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PLANE !!!!! " lol

      I don't dare go into versus matches with it - its not fully upgraded and im saving up coins again for the Iron Fang ( Copperheads plane ) speculated to be out on 11th ( tomorrow ) 

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  13. This planes' good but, I would still go for Raven.

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    1. youre very right reich

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  14. It really sucks, that the X-23 Nightwing sells for coins and not for credits. I have more than 100K credits in stock but now have to collect 367 coins for the plane and the tech upgrades. I hope it will be worth the effort. I mostly play versus. For this I have the Hawken and the Spectre in my hangar, but I am still looking for a decent defender to complete the versus-fleet.

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    1. you know.... I have 600K...

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    2. wooo thats like 150, 000 RAAM missiles :-o ... cool

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  15. If Anonymous says true about the planes to be released in the next weeks, that is a pity for me ... I'm still hoping they will release again the Red Widow but it looks like they have not planned to do it. I know that a bunch of pilots think the same as me.

    Not very convinced by the mysterious Nightwing. I bought the Dragon recently and think it is much more valuable: same armor, +8% damage resistance more and armor regen, which is definitely one of the most important characteristic. OK, the Nightwing has 6% more agility compared to the Dragon but it is still slower less maneuvrable than a good weapon or agility plane. It remains unclear wether stealth is so important and the extra lock range is good but will not make a big difference in most of versus games.

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    1. Yup it's true I've seen the files myself but I'll post them ok

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    2. No doubt that you have seen the files but if you remember, they claimed a few weeks ago on the Zi2 website forum that the Zephyr would be re-released and it fact it was the Dragon instead. This information was therefore wrong although it looked official. So they may change their mind and decide to issue planes in a different way than previously thought? Keep my fingers crossed...

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  16. question: what is the difference between armor and damage resistance?

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    1. Armor is your health. Damage resistance reduces the damage that you take.

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  17. OK but both of these features determine of fast your green bar (health) decrease when you get hit? What does it change?

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    1. I think not both features determine how fast the health bar decrease, but rather the feature DMG Resistance only. With the Armor bonus you'll have a "longer" health bar + "normal" decrease. With the DMG Resistance bonus you'll have a "normal" health bar + more slowly decrease.

      Question 2: Which is better for a normal player like the most of us, +5% Armor (Reaper) or +8% DMG Resistance (Rath)? With which one I'll die faster in a versus match?

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    2. Are you sure? I checked on youtube the health bar of different planes with extremely different armors and it looked like it was similar in all cases.
      Anyway, you are right, the most important question is "With which one I'll die faster in a versus match?"
      If others have an explanation about DMG resistance vs Armor, please tell us.

      By the way, I m not really into agility planes. I have the feeling that you need to be really good to compensate for the low armor/resistance and low firepower (especially with credit missiles..). But it is also true that it is often a nightmare when I run into guys (usually several K above my SR) who are able to dodge me and fire my butt all the game long while I cannot even locate them. But most of them are more than 10-15k. I m currently level 38 and about 4.5K and I prefer to stick to my Sentinel for now. Are there some pilots close to my level who are able to succeed with agility planes?
      And what do you think about the Rath? I think it looks great, don't you? Don't you think it may compete for best in class with Spectre and Reaper?

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    3. In theory, more armor = faster armor regeneration.
      But for agility, armor(hp) and armor regen is low in the first place, so increase in regeneration speed should be a smidgen.
      If you get hit really easily, you're not flying the agility plane right lol.
      If you get hit once in a while, either should be fine and you'd probably gain one missile damage compared to not having either stats: meaning an agility that would die in 4 shots of missiles (for example) may survive till it gets shot by a 5th one if it had either DMG resist or armor.



      I'm SR 45k+ (and lv45) and beat agility with weapons class with RAAM (and above).
      I use red widow, so missile reload and critical helps.
      All you need to do is know when to maneuver and shoot missiles when you and your enemy coincide with each other OR shoot before you lock on and in front of the path the enemy would maneuver towards.
      That's easier said then done, I know =P.

      Rath would look like a good mix of reaper and spectre's good part without the additional damage.

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    4. Did you see that I've wrote "longer" health bar in quotation marks? :) Of course the lenght which we see is similar for all planes. Which I mean is the value behind that bar. For example, the Rath has a health value of 100, so the Reaper would have 105 (+5% Armor).

      A tip for you when you meet a skilled player with an agility plane in a versus match: Don't always hit the brake to try to catch up with him, he has more agility than you, so hit the gas to fly wildly. And don't chase the red arrow, fly away from it and you'll see him.

      The Rath would be a interesting plane. It has a beautiful body (F-18 Blue Angels) and it's agility plane. Compared to Spectre and Reaper, it puts the emphasis on DMG Resistance + Energy, while the Spectre on Damage + Energy and the Reaper on Damage + Armor.

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    5. To The Kid:

      Well... I have 3k (I really should only have 2k, but I found out how to bypass the similar skill levels thing), and the first time I used my fully upgraded Reaper when I had 1K or so, I either tied or beat everyone. But that's probably because my weapons class tactics were very, very flawed. I should try the above poster's methods.

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    6. Thanks for your advice, guys!
      One of the (rare) downsides of this websites is that it does not deal enough with techniques and tips for versus mode. What is said in the dedicated section of the website is pretty obvious to most of pilots with a little of experience.

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  18. This defense class seems to be the best out of all of them, and I need a coin defense class to complete the little collection I have here...

    Unless they give each class abilities though, like Radar Jammer which cancels your opponent's lock for the defense class, or Scattershot which fires many missiles in rapid succession for the weapons class, or Afterburner which doubles the speed of the agility class, the stealth won't be too good.

    They listened to me though, giving the thing high DMG resistance. The rest I didn't envision on a defense class, but this thing looks epic, and being lucky enough to win 100 coins from the survey, I hope that I can get this by the end of the week. I really want to fly this thing...

    If I could decide the stats, here's what I think the ideal non-armor regen defense class should have:
    Armor +12
    DMG Resistance +12
    Energy +10
    Energy Regen +(2 to 10).
    This is probably just me wanting to make arch versions of each class...

    Well, here's the arch agility class I'm thinking of:

    Agility +15
    Evasion +14
    Maneuver Speed+ 10
    Speed + 7

    Or stats similar to those.

    Back on track:

    To: The Kid:

    Both determine how fast your health deplete. One increases your health, the other decreases the amount of damage you take from a hit. Therefore, an ideal combination of the stats would be similar to : 2 armor 2 DMG resistance, 3X3, 4X4, 5X5, etc. It is not likely to go that way though...

    I'd like to see how this fighter compares with the Arbiter, although that match is likely to be similar to a Red Widow vs Eagle X match.

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  19. Guys everyone has seen the 2x xp thing well no need to buy coins anymore to get it all you need is an iapcracker and then press on the cheapest package so that no misshaps occur then after the game freezes on the purchase screen exit the app and turn it off in the multitask menu then go back to the app ... No coins but double xp .... And you gentlemen and wemen of the sky are welcome ;)

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    1. what is an iapcracker?

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    2. i guess you realised it too i went up three levels playing survival to wave 17 about 4 times

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    3. Iapcracker is a tool you install from cydia if you have a jailbroken device which makes most purchases in game free for specific game in this case it only gives you 2x xp :( bummer i wish it would reaaaaalllly work then i would own ... Upgrade...and master every plane in the sky 8)

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  20. does anyone know what the first day of the win is?

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    1. no clue maybe the first person who wins a versus match in the day get something special

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    2. Don't know, but I received one. It says first win of the day next to my versus mode score

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    3. did you get anything unusual that you wouldn't normally get, like extra XP, extra coins or credits, extra missile/cannon, etc. ?

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    4. I got it when I made my first win in a day (yesterday) and got a 2X bonus credit (190 more in my case)

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    5. I got a first win off an Iron Fang user, it was 4pm at my location

      heres what the bonuses look like,
      I've omitted some numbers from his name for his privacy :)

      http://i46.tinypic.com/67uxhc.png

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    6. pretty sure that it means your 1st win of the day - not the 1st win amongst all players

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    7. if you win then you get extra 125 credits if its your first win of the day

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  21. I have gotten first win of the day twice now and both times it was just extra credits. 175 if I remember correctly

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    1. ok then, not that great of an improvement. now only if the prize was blue coins...

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  22. For you guys that don't want to upgrade to 4.1.1 but want to claim your nightwing at lvl 45, i went into iFile went to the applications folder found metalstorm then went into itunesmetadata.plist changed the application version to 4.1.1 then in that same folder metalstorm.app folder went in and went to info.plist and changed the app version to 4.1.1 save and respring make sure you close the app from the multitasking bar first than launch and you are good to go! No annoying message if upgrading to 4.1.1 and blocking you from playing!

    Theahbal
    Gamecenter

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    1. TheAhbal GTFo! u Fucking HACKER!
      maybe ur next post will be how to hack msw.

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    2. Did i beat you a couple of times? Is that why you are mad? How about you gtfoh

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    3. tweaking msw critical files using ifile is a cheat, and that is what ur doing. i wonder what else uve been doin w/ msw files.. hmmmm u tell us...

      btW whats ur GC name maybe i can tell u if u really did beat me a couple times!

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  23. I cannot wait to get the Iron Fang!

    on the unrelated side, I have these cool screenshots I got while engaging this stupid opponent who knows nothing about playing the game.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xtpfmpzrn4dn245/eSh7_Rr4XH

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    1. In your pics I see a raider and a liberty

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  24. @theahbal: i saw your comment on heaveniphone forum. Did u use google translate?

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  25. If you come across some coin missile spammer or really skilled player, this is how you win. Just close MSWM once the match begins, count to seven, then reopen app. repeat this process, Which is very annoying for your opponent, who will eventually forfeit to stop wasting time and you win!

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    1. You really want to win that badly?
      Doing this against hackers I understand, but against coin missiles and skilled players?
      That's really sad, in my opinion.

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    2. when you win, you gain skill level. the more skill you have,the harder your opponents will be. soon, you will be disconnecting every game. so fun...

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  26. i am another anonymous: i disconnect every game if my opponent has coin missiles. That's absolutely unfair. i don't care if his skill level is 2500 or 25000. you have to frustrate those people until they stop spending money. so miserable. loosers. btw my skill level is 11000.

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    1. r u aware that evrytime u disconnect ur lossing SR aswell its counted as loss for u and win for ur opponent.. If my opponents equip w/ lancer & bisnoobat and i loss i just send them a msg: { u knw ur lancer/bisnoobat got more skills than u}..

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    2. hey, i think you're wrong. it's not counted as a lost game. it's not counted at all since you disconnect before anything happens. you also not loosing any SR. you just have to be quick enough... correct me if i am wrong...?

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    3. no ur wrong, when u disconnect u loss & minus ur SR and its a win for ur opponent unless its disconnected from the server.

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    4. If you have an agility class aircraft, you are an complete idiot. You cannot dodge coin missiles ... Wow. If you fly defense or weapons class, maybe you should take advantage of something called armor. Have you ever heard of such thing? Armor... Next thing you know, you will be disconnecting people with planes with more than +10 agility because it is unfair. Missile reload is unfair too if you look at it that way. Those who buy coin missiles are those who are giving z2 the opportunity to make and maintain this game. Not that I buy coin missiles, I always use standard issue...

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    5. dont listen to the post above! guy is a complete moron and dumb and a noob. All agility plane can dodge coin missile (bisnoobat, lancers, vympels and meteors). a skilled agility player well just laugh @ u in vs. if u equip a coin missile and then lost. its more embarassing if u got owned by a c101 annihilator vs ur fancy plane/coin missiles..

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    6. To ^

      What he meant was probably that you'd be an idiot if you can't dodge coin missiles enough in an agility class to win.

      Also:

      Disconnecting against enemies with bisnos: There is a yes and no side to this. You might need to if you just started and don't even know how to avoid standard issue, but slowly work your way up. Slowly gain the skills needed to avoid bisnos! This may net you a terrible win-loss ratio, but it is worth it.

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    7. With the campaign prizes and free coin offers available, everyone has access to every weapon they want. Don't look down on others for using superior weaponry. If you decide not to use them, that's your decision, just as it is other players' with their own setup.

      That said, it's always nice to beat someone who appears to have superior weaponry, or to see them start off the match with coin missiles and finish with standard issue after failing to take down your eagle/dragon.

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    8. interesting: now the people that want to make money with game have come into the discussion... and start insulting people who do not want to spend money (see above). haha. EVERYONE: DON't spend money for this. dont be a looser. play fair, stay fair.

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    9. "dont listen to the post above! guy is a complete moron and dumb and a noob. All agility plane can dodge coin missile (bisnoobat, lancers, vympels and meteors). a skilled agility player well just laugh @ u in vs. if u equip a coin missile and then lost. its more embarassing if u got owned by a c101 annihilator vs ur fancy plane/coin missiles..."- \

      ever heard of something called sarcasm??- seems to me as if you are the idiot here, not to mension the person who posted the origional post about disconnecting.


      by the way, you idiots should learn to shut your mouths,
      disconnecting will not cause you to loss skill level, here is how it is done(I never do this since I am amazingly awesome pilot , who unlike the person who talked about disconnecting, have heard of something called dodging missiles)
      1- when you are matched with a opponent, you will see the opponent's skill, plane, and weapon on the screen. Just hit the power button to make your device sleep.
      2- wait for 2-4 seconds
      3- turn on your device, and a message will appear on your screen {opponent has disconnected before game started}, or something like that.

      However, if you have heard of something called dodging missiles(mayby you should look up the word dodging since it is a very long word- 7 letters long), you shouldn't ever have to do this.

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    10. By the way, the person two levels above me, the person who said I wanted the game to make money-
      You are pretty much saying that you shouldn't spend your money becoming a loser in a game that would not exist without those who spend money buying coins. In other words, you hate this game. Even though I never spend a single bit of money on this game, I, unlike you moron understand the I portable of money to keep this game running.



      ... Considering that you essentially want to play a game that that no-one maintains, I think you are the idiotic moron here



      ... By the way, how can you be a loser in a game that doesn't exist??????

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    11. "importable" ... I meant importance

      - I hate the iPad keyboard...

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    12. Who doesn't use lancers? There's this new thing in campaign called bonus objectives. Yeah awesome right? And you can earn lancers by dodging the padalins' missiles. And you could even dodge them with AGILITY CLASS. Which idiot thought that you couldn't avoid missiles with AGILITY CLASS? It just takes some time and effort, which you obviously won't get from disconnecting.

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    13. come on girls... don't try to justifiy the fact that you're unable to win games without coins missiles. I feel sorry for you. Spending money for a game app...whatever. hahaha. You probably all live in some third world countries and waste the money we send you for not starving. Pathetic.

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    14. Who sends money where now? Please, tell us more about your generous, righteous people and your admirable deeds. You must be so proud to recognise yourself as a superior player to third worlders

      But let me correct you on your vast knowledge of the world: people in third world countries who could play this game are rich folks at the top end of their societies who enjoy the benefits of cheap labour, living expenses, etc.

      Lastly, dodging missiles takes skill as well. Complaining about people buying and using coin missiles just makes you sound poor AND unskilled. Jobless game addict?

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    15. Hey, I started the disconnecting and it was just meant as a tip against hackers and bisnovats

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    16. okay let us just forget all the stupid and nosensless shit you are talking about "third world countries" no one gives a shit, right? lets go straight to the point. you spend real money to buy missiles for a game on your whateve device. that makes you the most pathetic person ever. thank you so much for recommending me dodging missiles, such a good advice. seriously, you sound like huge moron. recommending ppl dodging missiles makes you sound even more ridicoulous knowing that you spend money for this. get a life man!

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    17. I didn't mean for a full out argument, and I am a very skilled agility class flyer with an SR of 24536 and can own anyone without disconnecting, including a hawker with bisnos

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    18. I am same person as above and the original poster of the waiting for connection disconnecting thing, just for clarification.

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    19. Last time I checked I don't live on mars like you.

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  27. Z2 live is going to have its 1 year anniversary on this weekend they're going to real ease a kick ass plane

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  28. anyone want to play survival and beat wave 20 with me. ive done it but anyone who needs help im there i have a fully upgraded dragon
    gamertag: richwh

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    1. before friending me reply here

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    2. Hey, can you help me out?
      gc is jidikirhvg

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    3. I just got a fully upgraded dragon and would like some help beating wave 20 too.

      GC: Alcadeias

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    4. Got an Arbiter...well what did you expect :P

      Cyro Carlo

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    5. I have halfway upgraded nightwing can u help me too! Game Center: what is awesome!

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  29. Iron Fang is out along with the tigris

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  30. Iron fang is out. There is also a new pilot named Copperhead.

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    1. MSA, I appreciate the design of your website, but you may want to check the content, You write about the F-87 Tigris "Speed: +12% (… right up there with the K-15 Mako and P-79 Spectre!)". This is wrong, the Top-Speed of a fully upgraded Spectre is +68%, while that of the Tigris is only +36%. See "PLANE COMPARISON GUIDE" on this blog for details. I also recommend that you check the info you give on the MS:W fleet against the "Plane Performance Parameter Definitions" section of this blog.

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  31. don't buy the iron feng fong fang its a suck ass plane for an agility class. sucks @ cornering and to slow too..

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    1. too late, i did buy it, and i am really regret.

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    2. Did you two fully upgrade it? Is it so bad? It does look cool!

      Are the bonus Critical Strike and Tracking for a versus match helpful?

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    3. don't listen to the people above.If you are a person who simple follows the red arrows to the enemy, or does a simple side-swipe to dodge missiles, do not by this plane- it has no extra agility. however, keep in mind that although it has no extra agility, it is really not neccessary if you are to fully upgrade the aircraft. Even the c-101 can dodge bisnovats from a fully upgraded hawken. with that said, keep in mind that even with the most advanced agility class aircraft out there, a simple side-swipe will not let it dodge bisnovats. Take a look at this link if you simply do side-swipes - http://metalstormforever.blogspot.com/2012/03/tips-on-avoiding-bisnos.html

      However, this plane does have +10 evasion, which more than makes up for lack of agility. Throw in the +12 speed, and it is a lethal jet. When you have dozens of missiles being fired at you, bisnovates or not, this is the plane you will want to be in (assuming you are a true agility class pilot).If you are flying this plane against other agility class aircraft, try to get out of the circling rounds, where this plane's lack of agility will show. I reccommend accelerating into the turn, then suddenly slowing down doing a side swipe, and turning to face your opponent. That is when your extra bit of critical strike rating and missile tracking will come in handy. Overall, this is a great plane that I personally think is worth 180 coins. ... Even if you know nothing about dodging missiles, and flying an agility class aircraft, you will still enjoy this plane's beautiful design as you do 1000000 backflips.


      I truly reccommend this plane for any true agility class aircraft. Truely... True...

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    4. dear sir, please own it, upgrade it, evaluate it and then only recommend it. Im very sure you will be singing a completely different song after doing this :)

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    5. I've fully upgraded it, and I love it. Although it has no extra agility, since I am not stupid like you are, I know some tactics other than "follow the red arrow" that can get around that. The evasion more than makes up for it when it comes to dodging missiles, and the missile tracking is real handy

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    6. What the f***? Have you seen the stats? It has 12% speed, how can it be slow? Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot that the reaper has 13%speed. Let's all buy the reaper because we want to waste 45 coins because of 1% speed. Btw, I know that the reaper is king for agility class. But it's design is stupid.

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    7. Who cares about design, when you play to win/compete?
      If you collect planes that's cool but I highly doubt people download this game just to collect planes that look cool.

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  32. by the way, take a look at this link. I know I didn't explane the thing about avoiding circling matches in versus mode-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjHMuLJvAUg

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    1. could you please tell me how you made that recording - Im assuming youre the same person who made that clip - sorry if im wrong here, thanks

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  33. The iron fang is a good upgrade for players who r ace in c101 annihilator, Energy and agility on iron fang almost they same as c101. True this plane is lethal in the hands of a good player. Btw the missile reload on this plane is better than spectre and thresher.

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    1. I have the iron fang, you are so right!

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  34. Last week I had a problem where one of the 30 plus times the popup for the Tigres came up I accidentally hit purchase instead of no thanks. I wrote Z2Live and the support guy said I could not get my coins back. Well I just got a email from Z2Live and they decided to give me my 205 coins back!

    This makes a huge difference in my feelings about Z2Live! I want to thank them for listening to their customers.

    Hmmmmmm? Now what do I buy with those coins? I have the Dragon for defense and a Hawken for weapons, but no good agility class plane.

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    1. Get the Rath. there have been comments on other posts that a guys friend bought a rath through the thailand trick and it worked. he then was unbeatable in versus using the rath. the guy also claims that his friend out-manuevered his reaper with his rath. my opinion, but the rath also looks cool. I wish i had the coins and then i would totally buy it, but tapjoy offers arent working. :(

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  35. Just faced my first Nightwing in my Hawken. I won 3-0. Every time the game started we were close, so I don't know if it's stealth works or not.

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    1. Oh, and I forgot to say I was not using coin stuff and neither was he.

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    2. Perhaps, his "nightwing" wasn't fully upgraded. They usually take a lot of hits to kill one.

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    3. yes. that is probably true. i once faced a sabre with my annihilator, but i destroyed it when i wasn't fully upgraded. this is probably cuz HIS plane wasn't upgraded either.

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  36. if i could change my credits into coins, i would have alot of coins right now.

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    1. That's good well done ;-( dork

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  37. it's just a great plane! i got it about a week ago and the stealth helps a lot. missiles rarely hit me. there's one small thing that really bothers me, that's missile reload, this is actually a bad thing with all defense class planes. othervise it's a great plane and available for 205 coins. and to metalstorm forever: could you find me at game center my name is mu5ko:)

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  38. Any of you know you can just use the camra an this is about the nightwing talk about it more if it's not fully upgraded it sucks so bad I have not finished the upgrades for it and would like to know if it's faster if finished upgrading!

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  39. Did anyone notice the main reason to get this, it is so worth it, you know the flames from the jet exausts, the nightwing has blue ones! BLUE FLAMES!!!!!!!! It is worth buying, even at 205 coins for that, BLUE!!!

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  40. I can't decide if I want this, I already have a fully-upgraded Arbiter (which I use for campaign and survival) and a fully-upgraded Reaper (for versus). I've been thinking about getting an Eagle-X for campaign, but it's a tossup between that and a Nightwing.

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  41. Hey I am new to MSWM. Can someone tell me what the horizontal XP bar along the bottom of the screen means? I can't figure it out for the life of me!

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    1. You answered yourself: that's the XP bar. The more little green bar in the top left corner is your armor.

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    2. XP (or experience points) is earned by killing planes. The green on the XP bar is the XP you had before the current game started; the blue is the XP you've earned from this game alone. When the bar fills up, you level up and the bar starts over again. Leveling up unlocks planes.

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  42. What is the top speed? Somebody anwer please!

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  43. i don't know why but it was unlocked for me even in level 30!!!!

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    1. Because in a recent update, the sky demon came out for level 50 so the nightwing goes to level 30.

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  44. I'm thinking to get this plane. should I get it? I have a fully upgraded Arbiter already.

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    1. I just got this and I am upgrading it. It's so beast man... sick!

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  45. Is it just me or did they just changed the nightwing into Fighting Class? Someone Answer please so i Know if its just a glitch, because it has still the orange light around it and None of the State have changed, i think. (sry for Bad Language)

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