WWII-Era Flight MMO game for PC and Mobile in VR and on your Monitor
“A new generation, an old classic”
March 31, 2017
|From Fighter Base ([email protected])|
Welcome to our weekly update for the week of March 27, 2017.
With the Ides of March firmly in the rear mirror and April fool’s day around the corner it seems like winter is finally coming to an end which means that Fighter Base will soon be truly soaring.
Much of this week was devoted to getting team rooms set up and working so I hope you will try them out this weekend. With team rooms we now have scoring on the way and with scoring come ranks. Just remember that ranks will be reset several times while we refine and debug scoring so please don’t get too attached to your ranks, stars and scores.
See you in the skies of Fighter Base!
Mark a.k.a. MAVARick
Development Flight Log
Introducing TEAM BATTLE!
Introducing the new and improved CHAT SYSTEM!
We’re progressively introducing the scoring and stats so for now you’ll see a very limited implementation but come back regularly to see if there’s a new build as we will release several before 0.74.
Note that in the Training Arena the scores will never get updated so this will become the safe room where beginners can learn and enjoy the basics of combat flight without being targeted by seasoned aces!
Of course, we also fixed some bugs. One of those prevented new players from joining a battle with too many active players.
Quick reference for the new Chat when in flight:
How can you help?
Whenever you experience an issue with the game please send us the logs so we can identify and fix the issue.
Finally send all those files to [email protected]
If you want to have direct input, and possibly influence the development of Fighter Base, please join the official Fighter Base Volunteer QA Team! Not only will we prioritize your feedback, but you’ll also get the opportunity to try new features before they go public!
Flashback… this week 76 years ago
28 March 1941 – Italian fleet surprised at “The Battle of Matapan”
The Italian heavy cruiser Bolzano under attack by Swordfish of the Fleet Air Arm on 28th March 1941. The photograph taken from the second aircraft shows the splash of a torpedo entering the water.
The Royal Navy secured a famous victory over the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean. The official summary at the time did not mention that ‘Enigma’ decrypts had played an important role in the action:
During the day the Littorio class battleship was repeatedly and successfully attacked with torpedoes by the Fleet air arm which caused serious damage. A successful attack was also made by bombers of the R.A.F. on cruisers and destroyers. The loss of speed resulting from these air attacks enabled our heavier ships to gain contact with the enemy at dusk, and a short but decisive action took place, resulting in the loss of three enemy 8-inch cruisers (Pola, Zara and Fiume) and two destroyers, Vincenzo Gioberti and Maestrale.
It is probable that the 6-inch cruiser Giovanni Delle Bancle Nere and one other destroyer were also sunk. Two dive-bombers were shot down during daylight operations. Apart from three Naval aircraft which are missing, no damage or casualties were sustained by any of our ships.
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