Monday, October 22, 2012

NV-7 Sparrow: A deadly little bird

NV-7 Sparrow

This weeks plane is the NV-7 Sparrow.  An interesting and perky looking little plane.  Here are the stats:

Damage:  A whopping 10% which makes this Best in Class

Agility:  At a very agile 14%, this is 2nd in class behind Reaper and Stilletto (which are only 1% more agile)

Missile Reload:  A huge 10% makes this Best in Class by far (although still far behind weapons class planes)

Evasion:  2nd in class behind Iron Fang

We are seeing a new trend from Z2 the last month of providing weapons class upgrades to agility class planes and visa versa.  With near tops in agility and good evasion, this plane will be good in circling matches.  With damage and missile reload boosts, the sparrow will be more deadly than your typical agility class plane during long distance engagements.  I have to say that the sparrow is now one of the better agility class choices.  It looks like Z2 has released another plane that pushes the performance envelope - shocker!!

The Sparrow has been added to the Comparison Guide  and also to the Fleet at a Glance - check it out!

This plane is based on the real-life Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (thanks guys):


87 comments:

  1. YAY !!!!!!! 1st
    Ummmm I think this plane is a pass for me

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  2. Not to nit-pick but this plane is actually based on the Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (which was a swept wing development of the Grumman F9F Panther)

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  3. got this plane for collection only!
    -The aimer or crosshair whatever u guys called is to high.
    -poor energy!
    -missile reload? can't tell the difference between no bonus to +%10 bonus it feels like it's just they same..
    -speed is ok!
    -evasion is fine as long as you don't get hit lol
    -damage +%10 i think it's better than spectre and reaper...

    spectre and stiletto FTW...

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    1. Like you, i got Sparrow for collection only.
      States look ok, but soon you will find out Sparrow is not very useful cause its over-high cross or whatever just like Cyclops.

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  4. We need more credit planes Z2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Agreed credits are almost useless these days but i only use them to buy raam

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    2. I've noticed a difference with missile reload, quite a sizable one

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  5. New update is out! Someone needs to look for the international trick

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  6. I can out manuever spectr with my viper
    I have no cheats
    I won 1-0
    Then I played a guy with 2X more SR than me. He had ares with bisnovats and Zeus. I used viper with raams and banshee and yet I won 2-0
    Thanks to the 3oclock and 9 o'clock trick
    Also faces a guy who flew Stilletto with lancets and Osiris and I also used viper and managed to get a 0-0 draw

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    1. Cool story bro, tell it again.

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    2. What's the 3oclock and 9 o'clock trick?

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    3. 09FlorovicJ such a showoff, those people who he versed were noobs for sure. You can't out-maneuver a Spectre. The person flying it sucked like hell. You have no cheats? You don't have any cheats, but instead, you got someone else to do it for you, unlocking all the planes. You think that because of all those scores, that you're so good, but you're not.
      And to answer the Anonymous person who posted on August 14, 2012 at 7:40 AM, the 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock trick is just turning but also flying horizontally. It makes you turn a bit faster. Use your Eagle Eye Cam and try doing it. Turn your plane left or right, and keep it flat.

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    4. 09Florovicj if you think you "won" the player solely based on using the "3-9 trick", then you are a n00b and I can take you down any day. lol

      It's not a trick. Any player will notice it if they play a few hours.
      You talk as if everyone is retarded. Yeah, I don't know it's called "3-9 trick" until recently but I've been flying horizontally all along.

      How about just call it "flying horizontally"? lol

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  7. No new post for the Sky Demon? That plane is the best Weapons class plane, imo. Sadly I'm so far behind in levels...

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  8. It's too over powered. If you meet a skilled pilot with coin weapons you're done for. Don't even try to win try to get a draw

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    1. An overpowered plane in MSWM? Ha. Ha. Good one. Planes in MSWM are either overpowered or underpowered, there's no middle ground.

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  9. I want sky demon

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  10. What's the cost of the sky demon?

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  11. This is definitely based on the F9F-8 Cougar. The swept wings are what give it away. Personally, I love the choice of aircraft. I'm hoping for more additions from the 1950's. My goal is to convince them to use the F-94C Starfire.

    The Cougar is a great choice!

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  12. it looks like a boat

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  13. Yay-the panther had best in class missile reload for one entire week!!! ...

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  14. 09Florovicj maybe you can help me on this one-
    How do weapons class aircraft manage to out maneuver my dynasty in a circle fight. I'm flying towards the red arrow, and all of a sudden, it's out maneuvered me. How? Do they accelerate and decelerate behind my back? Or is it the Three o' clock and 9 o' clock trick-whatever that is.
    Please reply

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    1. I've had plenty of weapon class planes out maneuver my Reaper. Doesn't make sense to me.

      Either the stats don't match what they say they are, or they hacked the plane's stats.

      Sometimes I have a hard time trying to catch slower, much less agile weapon class planes. It's annoying.

      And what is this 3o'clock 9 o'clock trick you guys are talking about?

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    2. from wiki: trying to be a pro (as if...):

      New manoeuvres have emerged, intending to break radar lock by minimizing the Doppler signature of one's own aircraft ("keeping the enemy at 3 or 9 o'clock"), or to exhaust the kinetic energy of an incoming missile (by changing the aircraft's course from side to side, the missile, not flying directly at target but trying to forestall it, will make sharper turns and eventually have to fly a longer path). However, close range fighting with infrared guided missiles and aircraft cannons still obey the same general rules laid down in the skies over Europe in the early 20th century. The master rule is still the same: do not let your opponent get on your six o'clock, while attempting to get on his.

      Long story short: bla bla ;)

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    3. Still, how do they actually out maneuver agility class aircrafts( not hackers)?

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    4. No idea but i have the same

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    5. What do you mean out maneuver? Do they get behind you? Or they meet you face to face all of a sudden?

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    6. @09Floro... Yeah, you got it. Accelerate and decelerate along with a 3-9 maneuver. Timing is key. Learn opponents speed and pull a "backflip" after decelerating and accelerating for a relative distance to the enemy, as they circle. A boost in energy is great! Makes the Warlock an easy plane to do damage fighting this way.

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  15. I have enough to buy and upgrade the sky demon...should I buy it?

    Or should I wait for the next best plane....which will likely be released next week?

    I'm an Agility fan, but I'm looking for a weapon class plane to start using in Vs. Seems like they are better suited, since you can get a kill in 2-3 hits. And the respawn 'fix' doesn't seem to have done anything.

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  16. Hey luggs can you release a review of the sky demon, I want to know what you think of it thanks

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  17. The sky demon is a beast. Look at it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aaDCtrJirU

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  18. Well, for the guys that ask me how to our manuever ANY agility class plane this is for you:
    IT'S STRICTLY CLASSIFIED FOR ONLY TRUE ACES. IF I TOLD YOU YOU'LL WONT MANAGED TO DO IT. HENAL POPAT'S invention
    His GC
    {SKY ASSASSIN} HENAL
    HE USED TO BE IN NSF BUT HE LEFT BECAUSE THEY TOOK HIS ADMIN RIGHTS.
    Well what you do is brake and turn toward your opponent. Stilll braking swoop your thinger from one end off the screen to other. If you chasing opener turning right you you do it from left to right doing a roll to the right. Then after 1.5 seconds double fire. This trick is nearly an certain non lock shot hit if done properly.

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    1. can you speak in english? when do oyou brake, and turn toward your opponent?

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    2. I think if you brake and let the agility plane run past by, then agility would probably turn to get back to an offense, where weapons class would then maneuver toward the opponent and give a counter attack (likely no-lock-on shots). So if you're not careful with those counterattacks, weapons class with RAAMs could take you down in likely 3-5 shots and Lancer and above could in 2-3 shots.

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    3. step by step screenshots from survival mode please! when do you brake? after running away while being hammered with bisnovates?

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    4. I guess that makes me an ace then, since I beat him, after he decided to prove his skills by using raams
      John Smith 10

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    5. When you get into close combat you then brake and turn towards your opponent then you do the roll by swiping thinkers do you roll towards opponent. After 1.5 secs double fire

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  19. Anyone know when the firefly will make its appearance? (SAAB Gripen) I want to know its stats.

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    1. Same. It better not be sim crap stats.

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    2. What I want to see in the firefly:

      Agility +15%
      Energy +16%
      Damage +10%
      Armor +10%

      But of course... That's too powerful... -____-

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  20. Well I shared it with you. Some aces to it and the opponents send them nastygrams calling them hackers because all they can see is being hit with a missile with no warning

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    1. thanks for sharing it, and i will try praticing. however, i must note that after i got {SKY ASSASSIN} HENAL rather crossed, he attempted to prove his skills to me by fighting raams, to raams- instead of the bisnovates, he normally uses. after i won in a dynasty, 1-0, he said it was unfair since i had extra evasion. ...well guess what-bisnovates are even more unfair! then, he fought me with a reaper, which once again, i beat. so now i know by what standards you call an ace, since if he was a true ace (in my standards), i, with 10,000 skill rating would not have beat a player with 40,000+ skill rating. if he is a true ace, i suppose so am i. by the way, don't ask for screenshots, i hope you trust me, but if not, oh well- i don't take them.
      John Smith 10

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    2. Hey John,

      Played you in your Dynasty, you used the Dynasty's Cannons well. You won 2 matches (1-0 & 2-0) You chipped away at my Reaper's Armor pretty good.

      You're good! Why is your SR only at 11K? I ran out of energy too often trying to catch you. I gotta learn some of those tricks you're all talking about.

      Nice playing someone not armed with Bitchnos/Prancers...

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  21. Sky Demon feels great!
    I probably could dodge 70% of long range lancer/bisno users with RW, but now that increased to 80-90% with Sky Demon.
    Even against back-flipping laggers, I could dodge those missiles better.
    If I have the angle right, I can also even dodge RAAMs or even better against Phoenix without even maneuvering! lol

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  22. Here's my review of the NV-7 Sparrow, which I originally posted at www.facebook.com/groups/metalstormfangroup

    For anyone interested in MSW, I'd encourage you to join the group. Currently we have almost 200 enthusiastic players of all skill levels. Now, here's the review:

    Now that I have the NV-7 Sparrow fully upgraded, here are some thoughts...

    It it's haste to crank out new planes, Z2 is putting out some crappy planes lately. The NV-7 Sparrow is fun to fly in a sense, but I don't think you're going to win many games with it.

    So what's wrong with the Sparrow?

    For one thing, it has that "puppet on a Popsicle stick" effect where it handles as if the plane were a paper cutout and you were controlling it with a Popsicle stick held below the screen. This means that the performance is different in the lower 2 corners (worse) versus the top 2 corners. Like Cyclops, it aims high and the sights are high as well. I sense that locked-on targets might not be visible through the forward view just like Cyclops, as they are actually above the top of the windscreen.

    Speaking of locking on, it takes forever for the Sparrow to lock on. I just played about a 12k SR player in Mako with stocks. While I barely won most of the games, I think I would have destroyed him in other planes. I was waiting...waiting...waiting for the lock and when it came, it was often too late. The plane also has pretty thin skin and is substantially lacking in energy.

    I think that Z2 has done a really poor job recently and should focus on improving the many bugs in the game versus putting out the "Plane of the Week". And when they do release a new plane, they should endeavor to ensure that it is a good one.

    I also played against a Sparrow piloted by Glenn Holcomb and I saw it a lot and hit it a pretty fair amount. I hit it more than I should hit an agility plane and it was in my sights way too often. I know Glenn is a good player too, so I'll put it on the Sparrow.

    Maybe I'll change my opinion once I play with it some more, but in the early goings, I am not impressed and don't recommend it. On a five star scale, I'll give it a very generous three stars.

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    1. ****** 5 star 4 ur comment brad... :)

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    2. You typed out 6 stars wrx™...well I rate it 6 out of 5 stars, so good!

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    3. I have the exactly feeling, brad.

      The control of Sparrow is very strange....I mainly fly Wasp.
      Both of the plain has Agi 14, but the Sparrow just....wouldn't follow my order.

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  23. I seriously think that the missile reload speed boost in an agility class is a really dumb idea. for example if u used the 10% missile reload into weapons class you've got another chunk to add to the upgrades. If u think that having the boost onto agility class is gonna make it similar, your out of your minds. Trust me, if u buy this plane for 205 coins hoping for the missile reload boost, a refund is what needs. Speaking of other things the stats r pretty good.

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  24. reload speed is important in agility class. I have sparrow with fully upgrade. And I felt it is much better in killing opponent compared to thresher. of cause must be fully handled the sparrow characteristics.

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  25. Stan the Man you need to chill. Got problem telling people how to defeat a agility class. I hammered down a guy flying Stilletto with lancers!!! He had 5000 matches played.

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    1. what plane, missile you used?

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    2. I once met him using Lancers and Osiris.

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  26. Thanks for the nice comments. The missile reload boost doesn't seem substantial to me, probably because you're coming off such a low base to begin with in agility class.

    One thing I will say is that some can fly Sparrow very well. Played Charles Acosta aka I Come in Peace (yeah, sure he does) and Charles was very effective in the plane. So in the right hands, it could be pretty good. Apparently, my hands aren't the right hands at this point.

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  27. Brad remember when you had to sort out Henal and David Chen? They were like dogs sending rude stuff on your fan group page. While other people were munching on popcorn. HENAL sent him thing saying. This page isn't weightwatchers.com Those were the funny times from that it got worse everytime.

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    1. I was womdering why he kept calling me a pussy after he lost to a 10000 skill rating person with raams...me

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    2. Hi Florovicj,

      Is your GC [SV Cadet]Zero Nova?

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  28. Best plane out there I fully upgraded it.

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  29. hey 09Florovicj give me your game centre name
    i want to see yr's 3oclock and 9 o'clock trick or you making fools of all people here.
    if true,then surely it will be good
    my game centre- sunit88

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    1. sunit88 you're a retard. Get lost. I'm [SV] Duck, I've played you and the friend requests you have sent were not very nice.. The "3 oclock and 9 oclock" trick is just a lame name, which involves you turning horizontally left or right. Your plane remains flat. The trick makes you turn a bit better. I think.

      But sunit88, just shut up and piss off.

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  30. hey Stan the Man i was not talking to you.I don't known why you are getting so annoyed,as far as friend request is concerned,I can't remember it.But usually i write to someone who are trying to show off with thier lancer's and bisnov's and in the end start running away.
    By the way it only shows you are blind or stupid because you can't see that i have already stated that he is making fool of all people here by calling it tricks.

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    1. You're right I did use bisnovats when I was 10K SR Bit now I'm 34K SR and I used Raams/Banshee

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    2. I don't use bisnos nor lancers you freak. I did see that you stated that he MIGHT be making a fool of people by calling it a trick.
      By the way, it only shows you are ignorant and stupid because you can't remember things which you sent. Perhaps you sent it to one of my other accounts: Sky Vipers-FaceBook
      Most suspects do not confess. You're that type.

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  31. Sunlit mind your busyness own busyness I was helping people but you had to put get your dirty dick into it. Don't eve bother reply you dickhead, I WILL NOT TAKE ANY SHIT FROM YOU, Just going to write it for your old brain P...I...S...S O...F..F..!

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  32. Me and SV Duck Hate you and so does your mum and dad. They regret they bought that epic condom that split.
    YOU'RE AN ACCIDENT!!!

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  33. Does anyone know why z2live is only realeasing one featured plane

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  34. {SKY ASSASSIN} HENALOctober 24, 2012 at 5:37 AM

    John Smith, you talk rubbish. I would anihalate you. We have never played. but add me on GC and Ill teach you not to talk BS!

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    1. Yes. You would annihilate me, and you have annihilated me- using bisnovates. Stop lying. You know I talk rubbish for a reason. I sent you several dozen friend requests containing nothing, but of rubbish. "bitchnovate=no skill" we're among one of them. Since you can't keep your mouth shut, you challenged me- like a real ace would- raams to raams. First round, you lost because I had "evasion". Then, we had a rematch with you flying a reaper, and me flying a dynasty. You still lost. It has been brought to my attention that you have memory loss problems, but I wish not fight you again; with, or without your bisnovates; with or without your attitude.

      And perhaps, can you explain why it took you so many months to my post? Did you type so slow that you forgot what you wanted to say, and spoke of rubbish instead?

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  35. Who's John smith

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  36. you dont know guys how much i hate that bastard called florovicj .........guys .....i say that we should create a group in facebook called anti-florovicj for all those people that just cant stand that fucking bastard ......if u agree just say : im in :)

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  37. Worst I deal I ever heared. Waste of your time and Facebook accounts
    Bring it. Your FB accounts will get hacked one by one.
    Warning you now

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  38. ohhhhh please florovicj shut the fuck up at least once ..........

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  39. {SKY ASSASSIN} HENALOctober 25, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    John Smith it took me several months as I was busy with your mum. Also, u may not be aware but my acc /GC ID had been cloned many times. Give me you gc and let's see if you REALLY can beat me. I am happy to bitch slap you in the sky

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    1. Let me tell you- it wasn't a game center clone as no one but you has such ignorance, and comprehension problems. Let me make this more clear. I can't REALLY beat you when you buy your victory with bisnovates. However, when you start pretending you are a real ace, and start using raams- yeah!- sure I can beat you... as I have before. But unfortunately, I am no longer active in this game. I have it installed for no more of a reason than that I love admiring the beauty of these fighter jets z2 creates. Not like I'm buying any of them though! not spending a penny nor second more on tapjoy to earn the coins to buy the planes. Each plane is just better than the next. Maybe if they make some new campaign missions or challenges I'll start playing this game again! Great blog though!
      John Smith 10

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  40. everybody hates eachother here , wow i like this shit

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    1. entertaining, isn't it!

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  41. I feel like most metalstorm wingman players spend more time on this blog than playing the game. It has been brought to my attention the patience required to keep up with Z2's strategy, and it seems most people are unleashing their frustration on this blog. Stupid updates... Lack of new campaign missions... Bisnovates... Seems as though a civil war is erupting among the Royal Legion.

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  42. Anyone know of any good, FREE flying games? Helicopters... Simulators... Fighter jet games? !!

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  43. Let's do, at least once, what this blog have been mainly made for: talking about planes and strategies.
    Well ,this plane is really awesome:
    - High damage for an Agility class aircraft (a bit worse than my Striker).
    - Very good agility, in fact it is one of the best.
    - I don't feel reload speed very much but sometimes it encourages me to know this plane has this feature and other times I just feel it.
    - Evasion is fine as long as you don't get hit (as the great wrx once said), it makes up for its lack of speed (its top is 3670, while an agi plane with 12% of extra speed reaches 3840).
    - The gunsight is a little low and it doesn't drift very well while turning.
    - Overall I really like the design of this plane.
    I hope I helped the people that didn't know if buy or not this plane.
    Probably there are not going to be new planes for some time (or I'd have seen them), so you'll have some time to save up for a new one.

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  44. It's Back... I have it already... Yay? When is aces comming out?

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