Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BP-13 Wasp - Lethal sting or mosquito bite?

We have an unusual release this week. A new Agility Class plane has been added which definitely doesn't look very agile, but, heh, this isn't reality, right?

Agility 14%: Second in class behind Reaper and Stilletto

Cannon Damage 15%: Best in class but only slightly better than the Dynasty

Overheat Threshold 15%: Tied for first with the Zephyr

Armor 10%: Best in class by far, a full 5% more than the Reaper who is now 2nd in class for Armor.

These stats provide an interesting twist. We have an Agility class plane which favors cannon fire. Cannon fire is fun but not nearly as valuable as missile plus ups in my opinion. Overheat threshold, in particular, is a bit worthless in vs. matches since you rarely have your adversary in your sights long enough to overheat. The Armor plus up, however is very interesting and could possibly be a game changer for the thin skinned agility class. Being very agile with good armor might prove to be pretty lethal! Of course, with the new Boosts available, the game has more performance dynamics than ever. I like the concept though, and believe that the boosts and performance dynamics do help provide for more variety of game play. As a reminder, I am still on travel and will not be updating the performance tables for a few more days. Take care, and let's hear your thoughts!

Thanks for the comments. Real plane is the Gloster Meteor, a WW2 era British aircraft. Click here for Picts: Gloster Meteor picts

46 comments:

  1. Do you have 1 more plane that arived.. Look and give us your words pls. Mor Elgarissy

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  2. this thing looks like it came from ww1 or ww2 lol

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    1. It, in fact was from WW2, but only saw limited service at the end of the war. It was actually britains first jet fighter, and remained in service for many years.

      It was also used for a longer period of time by other nations buying them from Britain second hand.

      -(Night Fury)-

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    2. it was not only Britain's first jet fighter, but the world's first jet fighter. Many people thought the German Me-262 was the first jet fighter to enter service, but the Gloster Meteor actually beat it into service by just ONE week. My main plane is the Wasp and man does it deliver! Despite what the review says, the boosts to the cannon is really useful when going up against other players on versus when you're using low-grade missiles. The upgrades for the plane are worth buying, they don't just focus on agility, but a decent amount of the other two classes. Fully upgraded, the Wasp has a ton of energy, powerful cannon damage, amazing agility that when used properly, will always have you on the enemies tail. I haven't even lost more than 5 matches while flying it, two of which I'm 90%positive were hackers. Overall, if they re-release this plane, it's a must buy for agility aces, but if you don't know how to use it to its full potential, you'll be losing skill points faster than it takes to finish a match.

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  3. pretty good plane i would chose it over the dynasty and zephyr. Then again I have coins to spare. The Wasp is really good when equipped with hades or zues

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    1. hey ace™, i post my comments on the last article, i think this blogsite is set to 200 comments only coz i can't see no more comments if i don't click the "more loading button" :) anyways where? u from lol.

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  4. real name BP 13 Wasp (Gloster Meteor)

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  5. http://metalstormapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Gloster-Meteor.jpg

    Btw shout outs to Janko Florovijc props to him
    I kinda got this image from his website

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  6. i hate these new planes!!!!!!!
    i remember when metalstorm used to be fun, i played an entire weekend to save up for my arbiter; because it was still good at the time, i used to check in twice per day or more, now i do it once a week.
    there is no point for me anymore because i cant afford the planes

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    1. Arbiter is never good in VS.

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  7. This plane seem to be an aircraft for beginner cannon aces because If you don't use strong cannons it is very difficult to kill the opponent with almost only cannons, and with this plane it will become easier. By the way this is a good plane, but I will stick with my Reaper, because in my opinion an Agi plane should have both Agility and speed (if one of the two lacks can be replaced by evasion). Hey, MetalStorm Forever!, you missed the Y-08 Cyclops post, or at least, I don't see it....

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    1. "GG" sky, here's a tip when you manuever keep firing, keep the cannon's hot and ready to fire! 1 way or the other those bullets still cause damages.

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    2. Hi wrx why u gone from playing I think we have fun we drawn all three matches ur good

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    3. Living legend? If you are, you lag a bit :(. You were skipping on my screen..To top it off the color of your plane (wasp) was so bright! "GG" bro, plus you were taking +25 SR from me, while im getting +5 only... LOL JOKe. You unfriend me in Game Center why?

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    4. Thank you, wrx(tm) for the nice matches and the tip, I'm still improving with agility class so if you could give me some other advices it would be appreciated. Those ******* spawning points really get me angry because I never see my opponent and I have to turn a lot to find him while he is already shooting at me. Except for those I hit you hardly but I haven't been able to kill you although my Reaper's extra damage. What does "GG" mean?

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    5. Hey, wrx(tm), I'm starting thinking you are a sort of a cheater: how many missiles did I shoot you this last new match? 8-9? How much valkirie cannon did I use on you TEMPEST? 100-150? Yesterday matches 6-7 RAAMs on you and I didn't kill you once while you killed me TWICE, with 4-5 RAAMs and some credit cannon! How do you explain this, bro? By the way, I think I will only play missions and sometims survival, because every time the opponent pops-up in my screen the game starts lagging so much that I can't do anything (including shooting and manuvering) untill the opponent runs away...

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    6. GG means Good Games. Do not think wrx™ is a cheater due to his skills. Defence Class have high armour and a +20% DMG Resistance after their health goes low. I have beaten him in Spectre with stock.

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    7. Sky, stan manage to pwned my TEMPEST w/ his spectre (stock weapons) w/o problems, minutes before we played! You probably one of those pilots who underestimate the power of the "TEMPEST". That's OK sky, if you call me a cheater, i get a lot of Msg's from other pilots calling me like that right after i pwned them w/ my TEMPEST. Im use to it already! :) A fully upgraded TEMPEST is Lethal In the right hands of an ace pilot! Im not saying i'm an ACe pilot already but i think im OK! And still practicing it specially in vs mode...Let me guess you probably haven't meet an ace tempest pilot in vs mode, i can name 2 pilots that is really good at handling the plane, [MMDF] Lord of tempest and [MMDF] Obiwan {sf}. Add them and play w/ them and you'll get your answers.

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    8. Good games ;) I hope to meet you again. Skyraza, you ought to look at the guides on this page for more information. The thing is to never underestimate your opponent, as you most likely do not know much of their skills if they are a stranger. wrx™ is quite an ace, able to handle many low-tier planes. I think wrx™ would be deadly in an Arbiter.
      If you were using agility plane Skyraza, 6-7 RAAMS isn't much damage. Do remember that defense planes have high armour regeneration, so if most of those RAAMS hit one by one slowly, wrx™ would have had heaps of time to regenerate.

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    9. I didn't say wrx is a cheater, i have just said his planes' armor seem me too much, and I know that a tempest, in the right hands is deadly (like C-101), so I have never understimated one of my opponents. Maybe you're right,Stan, with your last statement, and maybe if the game didn't have lagged so much I'd have probably beated him at least once. You guys are aces, can you give me some advices on how to get better with non-lock shoots, since when you beated me you did it just that way? By the way, wrx, I hope I didn't offend you saying you seem me a sort of a cheater.

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    10. Practice is the key. The usual type of no-lock hit is the swipe and fire. And if you want to improve at them, use the eagle eye cam and time your shots. It will be easy to see where your opponent is.

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  9. THE NEW RESPAWN POSITION SUCKS …

    In the Mountain Map, everytime when the match begins and respawns , i keep being hit by my opponents from my back.
    How can i dodge the missiles from my back ? i don't even have chance to face my opponents. When i turn to my opponents, they have two rounds to fire their missiles(2 x 2 = 4). How can i survive from this situation ?
    I don't mind facing people whom uses coin missiles and the new boosts, but the respawn positions make game unfaire.
    I wish Z2 can fix it or Z2 will lose its business...

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    1. Because the unfair respawn position, i have to switch back to fly my Achilles with RAAM, Achilles is the only one i can survive from the respawn positions, and enjoy the dodge fights even my opponents use coin missiles and boosts.

      Agility planes take two hits means byebye, weapon planes can survive from respawn positions but take disaddvatges in the dodge fights when they already took 2 or 3 hits.

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    2. Regardless of where the missiles come from, behind or not, I can dodge them. Just switch the view mode, to see the incoming missiles, and If you know how to dodge missiles (not just maneuver), it won't be a problem.

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    3. I laughed one time when I thought I had to turn 180 degrees, I spawned near a mountain, maneuvered, and just crashed into it HAHAHAHA.

      "THE NEW RESPAWN POSITION SUCKS" +1

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    4. "THE NEW RESPAWN POSITION SUCKS"-1

      Bright Einstein, bright. You totally forgot that you could have changed the camera mode to see your opponent behind you and the mountains along with him didn't you? Besides, next thing you know, you will be saying that your plane is unlike any other, and it has a stats of "+10000" speed, so you didn't see the mountain coming. On the other hand, this game does have a serious problem. For one thing, I have stopped purchasing planes, because in a few months, they will release a better one. In a year or so, I wouldn't be surprised if there were planes so fast they can outrun missiles. Then comes better missiles...
      NO MORE NEW PLANES. A design your own plane feature would be nice along with the much needed new campaign missions, and landscapes. And make all boost cost credits!

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    5. Hi, guys,

      It seems that you disagree the respawn positions make matches unfaire, someone even claimed he can dodge missiles form anywhere(you must be invincible, no one can ever hit you by missiles).

      Because you're so well-skilled, why don't you give us your GC name and show us some demonstrations. People here really need those skills.

      Thank you first ...

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    6. I'll give you my old game center ID, because my metalstorm wingman fleet in my new one, is rather primitive.
      John Smith 10
      -in the friend request, type in the numbers "5496" and your time zone

      Can does not mean will, nonetheless, I wouldn't mind a few matches together- buy all the bisnovates you want

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    7. I'll give you my old game center ID, because my metalstorm wingman fleet in my new one, is rather primitive.
      John Smith 10
      -in the friend request, type in the numbers "5496" and your time zone

      Can does not mean will, nonetheless, I wouldn't mind a few matches together- buy all the bisnovates you want

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    8. There are two types of respawning.
      1) Spawn at the same place.
      2) Spawn near the opponent.
      If the game chooses the second one, I can fly near the mountain and the opponent would sometimes respawn INSIDE the mountain and blow up. Where's the point in changing camera view then?

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  10. If you spend some time on tapjoy every weekend, you can get quite some coins. I was wondering, has anyway ever tried arming their planes with lancers to fight off other coin missile pilots, while simply using cannons for the real aces? Can't imagine anyway calling you a noob if you do that!
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    1. I tried that stratigy once, I had been fighting a bunch if bisno spammers and I was mad, so I equipped my dusty surpluss lancers, and went into battle flying my LM-22 Ares. I ended up fighting someone in a cobalt, useing RAAMs. I felt to bad to shoot him down, and let myself get beaten.

      Stick to using skill as your greatest weapon. That's the moral of this short story.

      -(Night Fury)-

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  11. It seems like the SR is more closely matched in vs mode as well as coin missiles vs non coin missiles? I like it! If I use coin missiles I own some noob, if I dont its a very good match!

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  12. Got the wasp. Funnest plane to fly EVER. Its cannon power is INCREDIBLE! I almost never us missles anymore! And still, it ends 5-zip. One of the best agility planes out in my opinion.

    still think RW is the best plane though.....:) Wasp was a GREAT edition to the hanger:)

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  13. Has anyone tried to find a international trick for this update yet?
    I didn't I just thought of it now

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    1. Briefly, no luck, I tried Africa, England, and India.

      Btw, what does the International trick do??!?

      -(Night Fury)-

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    2. @-(Night fury)-, the international trick lets you buy planes that are either not released yet or limited edition ones.

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    3. I tried all of the region formats but no one seems to work. I didn't change the calendary though.

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  14. Guys, I couldn't decide between reaper and wasp.
    because i'm not sure about speed is really is important in agility classes.
    and in circle mode, cannon shooter is better than missile shooter.
    anyone know?

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  15. 1) Agility class planes have got horrible damage (in my opinion even worse than armor) so if you wanna became a cannon ace this is the plane for you, but it will be veeery difficult to kill someone with missiles (it is difficult even with the Reaper).

    2) Speed is not important for Agi, it is super important! This plane have got extra armor just because you have to be a skilled agi pilot to dodge missiles with it, or you'll easily get hit and blown up.

    Conclusion: If you're not an agi beast yet, go for the Reaper. If you just want to be better with cannon, choose the Wasp. Or just wait for the Spectre to come out next week.

    Hope I helped.

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    1. thank you for your comment.
      but what do you mean it: Speed is not important for Agi, it is super important!

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    2. More speed = very easier dodging. The faster is you plane, more are the chances to avoid a missile (especially high tracking). So speed is one of the most important stat for Agility planes ( with agility and evasion, in my opinion).

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  16. Wow. This game has not became Sh!t. This a 1945 era meteor. I'm pretty sure that they are gonna release the 1943 German ME-262 jet soon...

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  17. Wasp owns. too bad damage on Agi planes blow. i've managed to Draw or lose 0-(1 or 2) against pilots with over 10k SR while i'm a 3k SR. I havent killed anyone with it, but i've gotten pretty good at dodging or staying on their tail. however, i still can't freaking kill anything.

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