I really like this game, of all the games I play 90% of it is War Thunder.
That being said there are times where I can’t help but question the credibility or “integrity” of the game.
I’ve played 6 AirRB battles today and they were all losses. And its not the fact that they were all losses but the manner in which they were losses.
Over the 6 matches I had 4 R-60s that did not track, and in any other circumstances would. In other words there was no outside reason for them not to track. And by the way,
all four were against planes that did not have flares.
At the same time I got killed 2 times in a hard turn while flaring, from a 9B.
Also during this time I had several missiles hit their target, CLEARLY, and not get credit for the kill.
The first time it happened I thought, well maybe someone else got the kill right as my missile hit and they got the kill. The second time it happened it raised my antenna a little, and the 3rd time I watched the replay.
The third time I was the only plane engaging him and the replay CLEARLY showed my missile getting the kill but it didn’t give me credit for it.
Even if every single one of those was indeed a bug for sake of argument, and not you misinterpreting anything, that kind of stuff would still also happen to the enemy team equally often. So it would not, on average, make you lose 6 times in a row. Because 1/2 the time, you’re losing out due to it, but 1/2 the time you’re benefitting from it.
Missiles not tracking can be a few different things, awkard launch angles, something else its locked onto. etc.
I’ve even had issues in the past where firing too quickly after getting a lock just causes the missiles to fly off in a straight line, not sure if that bug ever got fixed.
In the absence of replays, you able to answer these please
What did the missiles do after you fired them? (did they fly off randomly, did they fly in a straight line, etc)
What were they fired at? (What aircraft and were they on reheat?)
Did they flare at all? (just double checking)
Did they attempt to evade or were they flying steady?
Were you directly behind or at a slight angle? (Not being directly behind can make many rear-aspect missiles miss, even with lock)
How far were you from the target when you fired? (Some missiles have really short range, I’ve seen many Red Tops straight up miss as well, but that was likely a range issue, even though I was within what i’d consider “in-range”)
I’m relying simply on the lack of any plausible reason why bugs would only happen to you, specifically, x1BRAVO9x, and not just as much to everyone else. Unless the bug is related to “a person’s name having a number next to an X” or something, or if you’re running the game on a one of a kind FORTRAN emulator or something, that doesn’t make much sense.
A missile fired at a F-104 flying very quickly is an entirely different situation to a missile fired at Sub-sonic jet that has bled a lot of speed.
Simply stating “An R-60 didnt track” isnt enough information to determine a bug or another issue. I’ve never used an R-60, but having spent a lot of time with missile systems like Red Tops and SRAAMs which I know are buggy, i’ve been there, but at the same time, I know some of thsoe shots that missed probably also missed due to other factors.
For example. a Red Top Fired from a Lightning at a target about 1.5km away should be an easy kill. I’ve had these miss before, but vs some targets like an F-104, the 1.5km range shrinks rather rapidly down to maybe half that, maybe even less. We just need more information
But it seems its not just happening to me, see the quote above.
Right, I assumed that it would NOT only happen to you.
Which means that since it’s probably happening to all sorts of people, that it’s also happening therefore to people on your enemy teams, which would help you win, and cancel out the times it happens to you making you lose. So overall neither making you win nor lose.
Making the game frustrating and annoying, sure, but not heavily lose-able
If its a prox fuse issue, then you’d have seen the missile pass very close by the target and not explode, but you said it did not track.
A missile not tracking could be MANY things. From a bug to shadow missile change that you arent quite use to yet. It could be a mistake on your part or just bad luck. Maybe a combo.
So you either need to share some more details or better yet a replay or clip of one of the missiles “not tracking” or im not sure what the point of your thread was. Did you want an answer or are you just venting?