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Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby Admin (Philstyle) » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:43 pm

TEAMSPEAK:
The Teamspeak address for SoW is:
IP= 85.236.101.5:10427
Password= stormofwar

WEBSITE and FORUMS:
For more information about SoW to ask questions or to have problems resolved, please visit the following:
Homepage URL: http://stormofwar.org
Forum URL: http://stormofwar.org/phpBB3/index.php


ALL of the below is ARCHIVE:

DO I HAVE TO BE REGISTERED, OR A MEMBER OF A REGISTERED SQUADRON TO PLAY:
Anyone can join the server at any time and play. Players who are not members of a registered squadron are referred to on SoW as "public players". Public players need to fly from an "open" airfield. There are at least 10 such open airfields for each team. Also public players can see their stats on the public stats pages.
However, being registered on the forums will give you access to more than just the server. You can then declare for one side or the other, which will allow you to see all the strategic stuff such as the campaign map, and to be involved in the detailed mission planning. Public players who wish to "declare" for one of the two teams should fly on the server for a bit so the teams get used to you being around, before declaring. Getting access to the team-pages will mean you are given secrets, which are closely guarded by each team!


SELECTING AIRFIELDS AND SPAWNING:
Storm of War operates a unique spawning and airfield system. A number of the airfields on Storm of War are “locked” for the exclusive use of certain squadrons. Only players from those squadrons can spawn at that base. Players who are not members of a squadron with a “locked” base can spawn at any airfield that is “open”. To find if an airfield is “open” simply select the side you want to fly for and then hover your mouse over an airfield. A little pop-up box will tell you if the airfield is “open”.
The only exception to the above, is if you make an emergency landing at an airfield, or if you are using a base to refuel. You may then re-spawn at the base you landed at, provided you do this within 2 minutes AND you select the same aircraft type which you landed in.
Every airfield on Storm of War has a limited supply of aircraft. You will not be able to take an unlimited number of aircraft from any airfield. If you lose aircraft, that airfield will eventually run out. You should attempt to land aircraft back at a base, even if it is damaged, in order to stop airfields from running out of aircraft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFO_O1fHyMg

To get information about how many aircraft are available at each airfield, you will need to register on the forums and declare yourself for one side or the other, at which point you can gain access to the Campaign Interface, which provides details about aircraft supply.

HOW DO THE STATS WORK?
The Pilot stats lists the "current career" or "streak" of all pilots who have played on the server during full-realism public missions. The stats table show how many sorties each pilot has flown in their current career. The table also records how many aerial victories, shared victories and assists that the player has accumulated during their current career.

What do the various types of Victories mean?
SoW stats use a semi-historical scoring system. Each type of "victory" is explained below;
Aerial Victory = if the player succeeds in personally taking at least 75% of an enemy aircraft's destruction
Shared Victory = if the player succeeds in personally taking at from 40% to 75% of an enemy aircraft's destruction
Assist = if the player succeeds in personally taking less than 40% of an enemy aircraft's destruction

You might notice that the in-game netstats will credit you with “points” that do NOT become victories in the SoW stats. This is because the in-game netstas does not take account of aircraft which manage to land at a friendly airfield. The SoW stats do recognize this, so if the aircraft made it back to a friendly airfield before being destroyed, you will not be credited with the aerial victory.

How can my career come to an end?
When the player dies or is captured the career will come to an end.
If the player disconnects during a flight, before landing safely, the careeer will also come to an end. This is an unfortunate necessity from trying to ensure that players do not leave the game, in order to "protect" their life and fiddle the stats.

What happens to my stats when my career ends?
If you click on the player's name, you will be taken to a summary of all that players' previous careers. Each career is listed with the results from each also displayed.

How come some players have a "squadron" listed next to their name, what does this mean and how can I get it too?
SoW server offers a squadron registration for all players. This way, your stats also contribute to the overall record and prestige of your squadron. There is a YouTube video link below explaining this feature in more detail, and how to register yourself and/or your squadron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjvKC2SaGlw

HOW TO USE IN-MISSION RADAR
When flying, you can use the “tab-4-1” in-game menu to get information about enemy contacts from RADAR. Both teams have a RADAR system, which is loosely modelled on historical systems.
]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNVDOufiHwc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccfOyAKBY3s

HOW THE RECON PHOTO SYSTEM WORKS:
In order to get a target, teams must conduct aerial reconnaissance flights. The process for this is explained in a couple of Youtube videos which are provided on the SoW forums. Thet “tab-4-3” menu is available for use with certain aircraft which are equipped with recon-cameras which are used to take these photos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuWv0uDXkYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMPNioABVEM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRj0r4c8h28[

HOW THE FRIENDLY BOMBER FINDER WORKS:
When flying, you can use the “tab-4-2” in-game menu to get information about the location and heading of friendly bombers. Fighter squadrons and fighter pilots are encouraged to use this system to team up with, and provide escort cover for bombers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iy_vJ29jm4
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby Admin (Philstyle) » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:44 pm

This thread is going to form the basis of a new "FAQ" page on the website.
I welcome comment from players about additional content that should be added to this thread.
Thanks.
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby TP_Merlin » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:51 am

As I understand it Phil you cannot use direct connect as that bypasses the scripts used for the SoW server and if so maybe change the XX XX and explain they need to go through the normal route to join the server ?

Also we have people setting up whisper comms and not checking the setting correctly might be worth adding, as you know we have had two squadrons bleed over our channel recently.

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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby Admin (Reddog) » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:56 am

Direct connect has no impact on scripts.
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby 2/JG26 Krak » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:03 am

Gents, this TAB-4-? stuff doesn't work for me. I tryed to press it nice, hit it hard but only think works is TAB. Then I try 4 and none effect. Its still there with options 1-6 or so. Any idea how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby Admin (Dietrich) » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:34 am

2/JG26 Krak wrote:Gents, this TAB-4-? stuff doesn't work for me. I tryed to press it nice, hit it hard but only think works is TAB. Then I try 4 and none effect. Its still there with options 1-6 or so. Any idea how to fix it? Thanks in advance.


Check your key bindings. I once thought I'd map something to 1,2,3,4... only to realise later that I'd completely mapped over the TAB menu keys. :?

Also, have you tried it on other servers, like Lead Farm or ACG? If it doesn't work there either, then it is definitely a problem with your setup, rather than something specific to SoW. (Sorry, I can't check it immediately on SoW with my own system... I'm currently at work.)
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby sw1ive » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:22 am

thanks for turtorial videos
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby AKA_Recon » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:55 pm

Could you add a section (here or here: posting.php?mode=reply&f=12&t=2420 ) on the impact of knocking out an enemy base ? I'm not quite sure how destroying bases works in the campaign. Does it require 100% destruction ? Does it impact aircraft stock for the squadron on that field ? How much does it reduce ? (Is there any sort of '% destroyed of a base destroys % of aircraft at that base' ?)

Also, is there a designated place on forum where you will allow for new ideas/features ?

Thanks - brilliant setup so far!
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby Admin (Reddog) » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:57 pm

Hi mate, Can do yes.

And if you have ideas, post them in the general discussion I guess.
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Re: Storm of War - FAQ and "about" thread

Postby Werner Mölders » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:48 am

I've read all the relevant post and seen the relevant videos about it but there is still a thing about which I'm not sure so I prefer to ask:

Do pilots who registered to a Squadron have to declare somehow for what side they will play or they are automatically added to the side for which the selected Squadron have declared to play?
For example: my Squadron will play just for the Blue side. Do the pilots that have joined my Squadron have to declare somehow for the Blue side or not? ( I presume of no but I prefer to ask before to be sure )


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