Monday, June 18, 2012

Ice Wolf: prize winning canine or mutt?



M-53 Ice Wolf

We have another weapons class plane - as ugly as the tempest but with better stats.  Stats are as follows:
Missile Tracking:  3rd in class behind Liberty & Helix (tied for 1st) and Tigris (2nd)
Damage:  Tied for 3rd in class
Energy:  BEST IN CLASS and only weapons class plane to add energy
Speed:  BEST IN CLASS tied with Liberty and Tigris

So what can you say about the stats?  Best in class for energy and speed - is that valuable?  its ok, but not too thrilling.  Missile tracking and damage are decent but 3rd in class is nothing to write home about.

As for the price - Z2, what are you thinking?  Is 300+ coins the new standard price? I have no idea why they think that this is worth 300 coins - maybe they see a demand from our Russian friends for this plane?  not sure...

In general, I see this as just another generic plane and hard to get too excited about it - the lack of any agility boost is a setback in my opinion for the close engagements and no missile reload boosts hurts this plane for the long distance engagements.  Pretty mediocre plane from my point of view, but lets hear from you and your opinion!

See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings including the Ice Wold which has been added.








Telltale dual side-by-side engines of the MIG-19


Based on the real-life MIG-19:

 


127 comments:

  1. I don't see any point in buying this plane, clearly other planes that cost less coins, such as Helix, Liberty, Red Widow, Saber, Sentinel, etc are all better in terms of stats.

    t_park

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    1. I would say this planes stats are very similar to the liberty but I wouldn't buy it. I think those who aren't buying it because of the are silly, because if they actuall bought it they would see how cool this plane looks from the back. As the back is the part you see the most except me( I play strictly on multi camera mode.

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    2. In the side panel with the list of planes it says iron wolf instead of ice wolf

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  2. Ice fang, ice feng, ice fong, who cares right!

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  3. The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19, NATO codename "Farmer". Now players can crop-dust the MS:W battlefields in an old-school aggressor. A mission sought after by a lot of MS:W pilots. So, come on and add some crop-dusting capabilities to your MS:W fleet for a mere 300 coins.

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    1. Isn't it the Shenyang j-6

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  4. Seriously, there are only three reasons, why you want to get an M-53 Ice Wolf:
    1. You are a collector and need to get any plane out there.
    2. You are eager to prowl the MS:W skies in an old-school aggressor.
    3. You are a former Soviet pilot of the Chruschtschow area and wax sentimental.

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    1. Of course, Chruschtschow era, not area. Bloody spell checker...

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  5. It's ice WOLF, not fang...
    and we only need the GREEN EAGLE back again!

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  6. Oh my god, I can already here the Ice Wolf pilots singing:

    Leader of the pack sings:
    I'm killin' your plane like a poisonous mushroom
    Deadly, when I play my Voodoo melody
    Anything less that the best is a felony
    Love it or leave it
    You better gain way
    You better hit bull's eye
    The kid don't play
    If there was a problem
    Yo, I'll solve it
    Check out your tail while my Bisno revolves it

    Chorus of Ice Wolf pilots:
    Ice ice baby
    Ice ice baby
    Ice ice baby
    Ice ice baby

    (inspired by the Vanilla Ice song "Ice ice baby")

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  7. They probably released this design to look similar to the tempest, as they are both crap planes

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  8. The statistics are not so bad, I was expecting to come out to buy it, but for 300 coins worth it. I keep my coins for a better plane.

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    1. I highly recommend the Liberty as it has similar stats. It is my favorite aircraft statewide and for its beautiful appearance .

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  9. i think z2live want to sell this stuff to newbie. 300coin is trap for newbie cause newbie think high price means high quality. in my view, any class without reasonable agility that means useless.

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    1. Don't forget the missile reload speed.

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    2. When I was a newbie all J wanted was the eagle x. Little did I know....

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    3. Maybe Z2 can start all noobs with 250 coins to even the tide of the battle. Less guys with 500 skill rating flying an un-upgraded Tempest with default weapons...

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  10. ice on a plane's wing will cause it to loose lift, and thus the plane will crash. With that said, if you wish to buy a plane that cost 300 coins and in real life would simply crash, if not melt first, buy this plane.

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  11. This bad boy looks like a reskin of a tempest, anybody else see it?

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  12. This bad boy looks like a reskin of a tempest, anybody else see it?

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    1. June 9,2012 5:59 AM
      "Wow! Strange plane! It seems a re-styled tempest."
      I said this exact words about it in "Viper and Saber - Back from the dead". I saw it 10 days before you...lol.

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    2. Ok... Good for you, I'm talking about the ice wolf though, not viper or saber....

      Lol

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    3. That was the last post some time ago and I was talking about your same plane.

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  13. Who ever doesn't want green eagle to come back make topic on officially forums to stop it

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    1. You never stop to speak too much!
      First time you burnt the saudi trick, now you are trying to thwart the dreams of those who still don't have a green eagle... it's better if you seriously consider to kill yourself!

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    2. 100% agree with you

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    3. Z2 isn't blind-they can visit this blog too, so stop blaming 09flo... Person-all he did was let others who don't visi this blog know befor it got removed and the bug fixed. And as for the thing about the green eagle, he is right-it would ruin the game.

      ...he/she is not the annoying one here-the green eagle spammers are

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    4. Sorry to ruin your speech which in my opinion is quite entertaining but you can't spam green eagles just coin missiles

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  14. So, is that implying that the "Green Eagle" will come back? What if we want it to come back? What if it came back but right after the GE came back they made a new defense plane with more Armor regen? Whatever happens, I'm happy with what I got. No matter what plane Z2 will release it will not matter if the pilot is unskilled. Regardless, of the missiles they possess.

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    1. This is how I got a green eagle. It was very easy :D

      http://i49.tinypic.com/fp1qw4.png

      t_park

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  15. 2 more leaked planess this coming friday! i'll post pics and stats asap... so far they are hidden in the critical files!

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    1. And how exactly did you find out about them?

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    2. Game files -_- search in iFile. I will actually go check now

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  16. I know what they are.
    2 of these for because I told Z2 what plane to make
    1) F-117 Nighthawk
    2) SU-34
    3) SU-25
    4) L-39 Albatros

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    1. Dude, Floro, I don't want to sound mean or anything but please remember that you're not the only one posting on the forums and that there are quite a lot of other people who requested planes too.

      What made you think that Z2 is required to pay special attention to your requests only?

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    2. 09Florovicj, it is very annoying seeing your posts all over. While you have good advice, your insults on this blog is not the place for them. Grow up. Also, why should Z2 Live pay special attention to you? You are not the only person in the world or on this blog, so get some humility and act mature. Get rid of the insults!

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  17. Totally agree with MS forever analysis about this plane that combinates ugly aspect, poor statistics, and high price. Surrealistic, really...

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  18. WHAT THE ****?????????? IS THAT A REAPER IN THE BACK??????????? I also noticed that you stocked up on coins, hope you bought the RW!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Guys guys, how long have u guys played metalstorm to not realize that reload speed isn't useful in versus modes as all fights are melee(dog fights)? And for those that think agility is everything, please reconsider as speed is an equal awesome stat too, pleaser play a fa-12 liberty and feel it for urselves FYI, speed stat increases not only top speed but maneuver speed as well, hence rolling is either faster or more effective.

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    1. I have played metalstorm for a year now and I am a top player in the leader boards. I love the Librty and I made it my 'go to' plane simply because I like the thunderbirds. Assuming you have the plane and use it well we both know that it matches Hawkens any day but understand that missile reload is a very useful stat.

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    2. I love the liberty, I have an hawken too btw, through the thousands of games played(experience), the missile reload have not helped me almost at all, whether its weapons or agi fights. Usually when I engage the first flight can maximum only fire 4 rockets, if it was the hawken, maybe its 6 rockets, but the 5th~6th rocket is an impossibility to hit due to it being close and opponents dodging, when it comes to close fights it seems not useful.... Am I missing anything?

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    3. That's your playing style I just think that you should acknowledge that it's still a useful stat. Take or example my friend he love to spam bisons and vympels, with an eagle X. Because of the lock range you can start firing from further away and I get the same 6 shots.

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    4. Oh thats why... I don't use coin missiles :P... too lazy to do the missions, i only use RAAMS. Vympels still super easy to dodge imo using any weapons plane, especially the liberty <--- I love this plane. But bisnos are harder, prolly take half of the fired shots. Missile reload works phenominal if spawned at a nice position paired with bisnos. IMO ACE, liberty with coin missiles is a beast! FOR OTHERS READING IM NOT BIAS, GO TRY LIBERTY WHEN U CAN !

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  20. I like the way this plane looks. What is so ugly about it?

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  21. There is also a error, in the side bar, it says m53 iron wolf instead of ice wolf

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  22. How is it that all of these guys who have only played 200 or less versus matches have a green eagle?

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    1. They probably found a new international trick or they didnt update. Probably then I think green eagle is a leaked plane. Let's hope it won't be released otherwise all noobs will get it and get their bisnovats and Zeus.

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    2. Anyone should be free to use the plane who wants... if a green eagle will be available I'll surely purchase it! If I would know a trick to obtain it illegally I will do it, but I'm not so skilled with hacking, I can only wait and hope for a legal way :-)

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    3. I tried all the region formats but I didn't find any international trick. By the way I didn't see any noob flying that plane...

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  23. Even if unupdated, you cannot access the application in any way. I tried using the Saudi Arabian trick without updating metalstorm and it said to update before playing

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  24. Even if unupdated, you cannot access the application in any way. I tried using the Saudi Arabian trick without updating metalstorm and it said to update before playing

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  25. Is there a knew trick? If there is send me a friend request with the trick on the invitation, contact me at Celtic-Thunder

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  26. I was looking forward to getting this, at the original price of 205 coins, now I can't and don't want to, z2 has loads of pricing complaints on the main app review, why not just give us it for 205? Please, if you are from z2, don't make 300 the plane of the week price, because I would stop getting them!

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  27. This plane is shit as the MiG-19 was decommissioned decades ago!! Its stats suck too.

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  28. Next Featured plane -> http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/aircraft/c/x-wing-fighter

    I just got this feeling.

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  29. Yeah and I have a feeling it's gonna be WW1 plane
    Oh I got this feeling lol
    Nah probably Zephyr

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  30. The only hidden planes that I can find are:
    - "Su-47 (Armor)", cost 205 coins, part of the "Item of the Day" feature.
    - "F-106 Banshee (Agility)", cost 205 coins. Based on F4.

    Su-47 seems to be an interesting plane. First, it has "Armor" in the name, but based on the class codes, this plane should be Defense class. Second, this plane seems to be rename of "D-112 Green Eagle". :p

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    1. Some more info on those 2 planes:
      Su-47 - Energy +5%, Armor Regen +10%, Evasion +7%, Armor +12%
      Banshee - Agility +15%, Speed +13%, Damage +7%, Armor +5%

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    2. Dude, those are Green Eagle and Reaper.

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    3. It would be good to see again the green eagle!

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    4. Nice move by Z2live.... I think they are throwing out some surrogates planes.
      They will not release the GE again, but a same stats "new" plane to stop people asking for it!
      And to ensure that it is not an isolated case, they will release also another "new" plane, a Reaper surrogate...
      However I think that unfortunately the "new" green eagle will not be performant as the original.
      What do you think about?

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    5. What's up with that?
      Looks like they're gonna release planes with sames stats as the Reaper and the GE, based on the sames planes (F4 Phantom and SU47). Do they lack imagination? What would change? Maybe the plane's skin only?

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    6. And why do you FAK think that the new GE would not perform as well as the original?

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  31. If missile tracking was missile lock speed (preferably at 10%+) then I would have bought this plane. Glad that the design isn't to my liking and it's priced at 300 coins = I'm not buying this shit.

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  32. I think that they should rerelease the green eagle and release some brand new "armor piercing " missiles in order to screw with all of those people that will equip it with bisnovats

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    1. Are you stupid? Then the people who used bisnovats in their Green Eagle will buy those.

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  33. GREEN EAGLE IS OUT!!!!

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  34. Not here! You are kidding

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  35. Green eagle would be good to bring back but with +5 regen instead of 10.
    Then the evasion from +7 to ten
    And energy from 5 to 10 and armour from 12 to 15
    Fair deal isn't it???
    This will effect the people with green eagles as well that got it at the start

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    1. Extra armor on a Defense plane is hardly noticeable and extra energy is next to useless. Without the +10% Armor Regen, the Green Eagle is useless. If they bring it down to +5% people would be much better off with a Dragon.

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  36. A little off topic, but is there a maximum amount of coins one can collect?

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    1. The Dynasty is replaced by the Odessey on the menu. Is z2live crazy?

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  37. So, it seems like it has been forever since a new featured plane has been released.

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  38. They should of replaced J-35 dinasty with marauder

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  39. Nah there going in order of class

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    1. Floro add me on Facebook so we can do some matches. We can organize them on the MetalStorm Fan Club page

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    2. I don't know your name on Facebook You add me Janko Florovic
      My birthday should say 7/11/97 and my location should be in Coventry. Also my school should say Woodlands School now Woodlands Academy

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  40. Z2Live seems to be retiring Dynasty.

    Oh, next featured plane will be ... Zephyr... again.

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    1. On another note, Z2Live seems to be:
      - Changing the coin packs
      - Adding Plane Skins as IAP.

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  41. Green eagle should be brought back but with these changes so it's stats say this

    +5 armour regen
    +10 energy
    +10 evasion
    + 17 armour

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  42. this is the ugliest [plane i have ever seen.z2live has to have better looking planes like the zephyr.

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  43. No zephyr is way more ugly than the ice wolf

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    1. no way zephyr look way better then icewolf!!!! where r ur eyes????

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    2. OMG you are seriously blind! The zephyr is way sexier than the Ice wolf.

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  44. The oddesy replaced the zephyr which before replaced hurricane

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    1. It wasn't the Zephir, It was the Dynasty.

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  45. Does anyone currently have problem with getting free coins from Tapjoy?

    I've installed and run the app (e.g. Ceberus Age from GREE) and didn't receive the free coins! There are 4 apps from GREE offering 20 free coins each. What a waste!

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  46. What is "GREE"? I cannot get tre free coins from draw something

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    1. GREE should be a company.
      Tapjoy released 4 free apps from GREE offering 20 coins each couple days ago.

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    2. I can't get the free coins from "Draw something" app either. There's always such app like that, no matter what you did, the free coins just didn't come.

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    3. write to tapjoy and you'll get the coins

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  47. The Gree Apps work, but after first start safari opens and checks on a website, after that the app gets back in the foreground and terms of use want to be checked, by this time your coins should be arrived, checking the tos is not necessary.
    If it doesn`t work for you a possible reason could be that the check of the app on the net fails somehow.
    I've got an ipad and an iphone with the same account, normally i can download all the apps on both devices and get the coins twice, with the "gree" apps it worked only the first time.

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  48. Since recently, I downloaded a couple of apps through Tapjoy but did not receive the coins reward. This occurred with Gree apps but also other editors. Yesterday, I downloaded another Gree App (a fishing game), ran the app and let it open for about 20 minutes, I ended up getting the coins. Maybe the coins are not delivered if you run the app for only a few minutes or less.

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    1. Have you retried with another GREE apps for 20 minutes too? Let me know about it please!

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  49. Now I haven't, because I had already removed the apps that did not provide me with coins.

    The plane of the week is the Zephyr, guys! I own this plane and posted my review on the Zephyr page. Give me your feedback ;-)

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  50. Is anyone else having problems with a play the video and get free coins killing the sound on your iPad until you reboot?

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    1. I think I got that problem. No more sound but I can live with that. :)

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  51. I really hate the zephyr, it is next to useless yet Z2 constantly keeps releasing it. I bought it when it first came out and back then it was okay. However, now the plane performance wise is horrible. I prefer the S-03 maurader over the zephyr. I don't care what the name means, the stats are coin-worthy, I think the design is kind of cool, it has that "when I was a kid" look but overall, the plane is like flying an aluminum can, one or two good missile hits and your out.

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    1. All fully-upgraded agility planes have low armour. A player like you has to learn to evade missiles and not get hit. If you're going to fly agility, I expect that you should be able to not get hit because agility class is the fastest and most agile.

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    2. I'm on the same page as you Stan the Man. I fly weapon class most often and I know well that against a good agility plane pilot, it may be even useless to try to hit him with my RAAMS from long distance. The only possibility to hit them is rather in close engagement, by launching my missiles almost in a blind manner.
      However, I'm wondering if the extra speed of some agility planes like Thresher, Spectre or Reaper could significantly help to avoid missiles? When fighting against Spectre, especially, I find very very hard to hit them, they are so fast. However, I'm not too bad at dogfighting in my Red Widow and it is much more resistant than any agility plane, so I often get a draw (0-0 or 1-1) against these planes.

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    3. Speed may help slightly against manoeuvring speed but it's probably most useful for accelerating either away or towards your opponent. Want to be GC friends? Add:
      sujoven@yahoo.com

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    4. In my opinion, the Zephyr is a great plane. Some idiots say that they suck whilst they say nothing about the C-101(which is still good but low stats) and other planes. The energy should help manoeuvring because you could run out easily in agility; all agility planes have a limited amount of energy. The cannon overheat limit is slightly useful, as it may help continuous firing with cannon. Agility planes have extremely low overheat limit (+0%) excluding the Dynasty. Evasion should help decrease your opponent's missile tracking which is good if you can't dodge.

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    5. Thanks, with pleasure!
      Just sent you a request

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    6. I'll be in Spectre with stock weapons.

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    7. GG, but those games were laggy.

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    8. GG, thanks
      I'm curious, can you tell me more about your clan?

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    9. It's called the "Sky Vipers". Our motto is "Honour above all else". THere are many good people here, and the Sky Vipers are a clan that requires trust and friendship. It takes about a month to become a full member(I'm still a cadet). If you think that my skills are too good to be a cadet and that I should have already been a full member, then think about time. The Sky Vipers requires your trust very well, which takes time...

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    10. Still curious...
      Trust for what?
      What is required to join the clan? Are the "senior" members more skilled than you?
      What is interesting in joining the clan? Is it "just" a way to get trained by skilled folks?

      I'm not well informed about clans, but I was told there are different existing. By the way, it may take for a great topic to wake up/ressucitate this forum. People involved in clans may share their experience and explain what's the deal with their one.

      Stan The Man, thanks for telling us a little more about clans, which may represent one of the interesting social aspects of the game. And without the social network around MSWM, MSWM would not be MSWM ;-)

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    11. Trust that the joiner is not cheating, still in another clan etc.
      You will require to be active and you must accept a request from another member to play unless you're in a match etc.
      I joined a clan because one of my friends asked me to (he was a member) and I wanted to get more hints. Joining a clan is not only about fighting and improving, it's also about making friends and meeting new people.
      Thank you too.
      Stan The Man

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    12. Hey, Stan the Man. Are you SUPERNOVA? I think I played with you but the game was too laggy...

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  52. I've found out why I didn't receive the free coins after installed and run the apps: My device was somehow disconnected from Tapjoy. You can check that by clicking on the top left Settings button on Tapjoy page (button with 6 small squares) and see if it says "No device". After reconnecting I can receive free coins after installing and running the apps again. Some apps require playing for 1~3 minutes, if longer, you can forget the reward.

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  53. Hey Florovic, I checked out your website. Where did you get the coins to buy all of those planes! (by the way nice website:)

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    1. What website?

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    2. www.metalstormapp.com

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  54. Yes I'm 2nd in charge on that website
    I can write about anything I want

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  55. Yes I'm 2nd in charge on that website
    I can write about anything I want

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  56. How the hell??? It posted this 2 times

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  57. Anyway WTH!!!!
    Zephyr is out Oddeseybis back and no new posts still the damn ice wolf

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  58. I don't think it looks so bad

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  59. Does does anybody recommend the zephyr? I currently own the Mako, Spectre, and reaper and cannons are a very important part of my strategy. So does anybody recommend this plane?

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    1. The Dynasty is better, imo; faster and higher cannon damage. The only noticeable downside is having less energy.

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  60. i recommend the c101 and tempest it's the best out there! it has hidden abilities to pwned any plane of msw. ask any top aces and they tell you the truth..

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  61. This plane is just to expensive i think

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