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Why BSM is better than BSP

Why BSM is better than BSP

I am going to state my opinions why BSM is better than BSP:

1) the dogfights in BSP are ridiculous: almost every time the planes controlled by AI crash into each other, and try to ram my own plane.
2) i don't like the dogfight cross-hair bar, that "helps" me shoot, as if for some noobs..
3) ship battles in BSM are realistic - you shoot where the ship will be, so you have to predict your shots; in BSM it is simplified - you just shoot at the ships and the shells land on them, you don't have to predict much. I don't even get it how it works that way...
4) damage control is more sophisticated in BSM
5) i can play off-line LAN in BSM, while in BSP it is prohibited by the the BS Windows Live manager..
6) damage is unpredictable in BSM - i once sank a DD with a single bomb, and another time i could not even sink it with 5 same bombs - this is how it should be, while in BSP the damage is more less constricted in frames...
7) finally the japs speak their own language, and not irritating imitation of english.


I do like BSP though, i appreciate the training field the most - it greatly helps new players. And in BSM wildcats can outrun zeros - thought that is huge boost for everyone, it should not be that way...

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Re: Why BSM is better than BSP

you can aim your guns 2 ways in pacific directly and  how you do in midway  that goes for aa guns too, for plane mgs you can turn off the bar in pacific. when you attack cargo ships and transprts with planes in pacific it takes for ever but in midway its more realistic only one strafeing run. in my opinion pacific is better but midway has its perks too.

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Re: Why BSM is better than BSP

in midway the flak guns dont do as much dammage and both aa and flak guns arnt that acurate plus the tracers arnt that realestic  in pacific you fire more then tracers with the planes and the look like the ones in wwii movies and the flak guns do more realistic damage and the aa guns have more realistic tracers please give pacific one more try after you read this.

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Re: Why BSM is better than BSP

i agree with plane crashes and japanese. ive lost countless torpedo bombers, dive bombers, fighters and bombers to crashes, usually when their circling over the carrier/base.

why did they have to have Japanese speaking English? one of the reasons i prefer Midway is because it sounds more authentic

and i understand and agree with all other points, i do like Pacific still though

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Re: Why BSM is better than BSP

Bt then again, If the crew shouts Torpedo! in Japanese, you can't understand it. Plus, like you said, the plane crashes suck. My planes sometimes destroy themselves in maneuvers.

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