It’s popping off now, Trigger. The Ace Combat Thread has officially begun.
>>17470346Post waifu pix
All Belkans must hang!
May 15th, 2019.The Kingdom of Erusea declared war on the Osean Federation.
>>17470437Best fan art I’ve found
Cute grumpy mechanic tomboy.
Latest translated interview with Kono and Shimomoto.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MovTyGGKU-EHgbECElu4PUh3TZBoCP0Okx99j8nnNc4/edit
7 days until we get the Raven.
Project Wingman finally put out a new kickstarter update.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rb-d2/project-wingman/posts/2477964
>>17470437Still bummed it won't be one of the DLC planes, maybe some kind modder will make one for the PC release.
Huxian a cute
>>17471186I wish her warming up to Count got a bit more development.
>>17471085This makes my falken the milennium falken.
If I think 0 is the best, how would I like 7?
>>17471437A lot but not more.
How will the DLC's story go?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C2GM1InwNchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bubsFU4znlE
>>17471553Twins will show up and shoot Nagase as she's coming down the elevator riling up Osea again. Twins will be flying Free Erusea colors, but actually be Belkans working for a corporation.Then we'll go back north into the ice seas to fight free Erusea, but we're too late and they blow up the space elevator.Then we'll find out that the Raven plans got out to the super weapon submarine and it launches a bunch of Ravens that fly around the twins in their fancy ass brand new Nosferatu customs with COFFIN systems using the Ravens as UAV wingmen.
>>17471574If they kill Nagase and Harling in AC7 it would be a huge gutpunch for AC5 fans
>>17471717Harling is dead already, anon.
I hope they buff the TLS soon, right now its pretty weak. Gimme the death ray.
>>17471928I did the final mission with the Falken recently and laughed out loud when I killed the SOLG from the front with the TLS.
Fuck you Bandog!
>>17472010Count ehat are you doing here? Don't you have teammates to shoot down?
>>17472014Full Band was an inside job!
>>17470881Why is Emma Watson wearing a flight suit?
Look who I made in Daemon X Machina
>>17471874Can you even read the context before spewing out something so stupidly obvious?
>>17474998> << You're quite the entertainer, but the show's over with this next shot. >>
>>17475739>>17474998>AC7 last mission >objective: defeat the two ADF-11F Ravens>AC5 last mission><<Its time to settle this, evil ravens!>>like pottery
>>17472010>>17472014>>17472025>Bandog would like to: Know your position in the formation
>>17478154What could possibly go wrong?
It'd be nice to have more control over emblems, like being able to have EASA near the cockpit of the Su-30SM and the low-vis Erusea rose on the wings at the same time.
>>17478994Yeah, multiple emblem combos would be nice.I'd like squadron markings like airbase and aircraft number ID's too. The SP and Erusean skins look sorta naked without markings.
>>17481501izzat meant to be huxian? if so she's too happy
>>17482138Yeah, this one is better.
>>17482199Clueless? Or /ourguy/?
Patch has dropped, and due to shitty encryption some people got planes early.https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/ace-combat/news/ace-combat-7-skies-unknown-patch-notes-ver-110?utm_source=SM_official&utm_medium=official_post&utm_campaign=AC7_Patch110
>>17483347Notably QAAMs got nerfed so eat shit shitspammers.
>>17470443do you have her just on her own?
>>17483350And TLS got buffed despite not being in the patch notes.https://youtu.be/e6_ynz81vY8
https://twitter.com/bk2128/status/1130755314876178432Are you ready for the furball?
Christ, what a big gal
>>17470437>waifu>princessNo. The only waifu kandidates are Yellow 4, Nagase and Scrap Queen.
>>17484170Compare to the F-18 on the side, the ADF-11 is huge
>>17483350Most players had no idea how to use QAAMs anyway. It's really just something to throw on your plane when you don't have a tactic in mind.
>spend a fucking hour last night bombing fucking missile silos trying to spawn the ace on mission 13>realise I hit Easy difficulty by mistake and named aces don't spawn
>>17478994I just want to be able to put the three strikes on any skin.
It's a shame the Raven doesn't have a proper COFFIN cockpit. The blue/blur filter makes it outright worse than the standard HUD view.Very nice plane, otherwise.
>>17485562The metallic red skin is sexy as fuck
Raven's UAVs make the last fight a joke, when the enemy drones speed away the UAVs just run them down and melt them
>>17484170She is THICC, I took her to mission 11 and tried to fly through the northern platforms while blowing them up but collided with one of the cores on the way through. I haven't tried the mission 20 tunnel run but I'd guess it's gonna be tight.
>>174855463 strikes should have been an emblem.
https://twitter.com/kazutoki/status/1131549872841080832?s=21kono is sad at you people
>>17486603Very cool, Grunder.
>>17487888All you had to do was not play ACMP
>>17488777I actually enjoy the MP, but then again I'm on console, and haven't seen a single cheater shitting out an infinite stream of QAAMs/Weapon UAVs. Cost limits and cancelling SPWs can help a lot.
>>17489043>he didn't buy the collectors/strangereal/aces at war edition so he can read the book whenever he wantsI'm honestly surprised no one has put up scans of the whole thing in english yet, guess you could always buy it on the aftermarket.
>>17489175It kinda chaps my ass that it's a paperback book, though.
>>17489179For sure a hardcover would have been the best choice but it's still pretty nice. Perfect size for an art book and full of fun stuff like interviews with Kono and other staff and even a strange multi page discussion about how viable the Lighthouse design is.
>>17489192It really is a fantastic book.
>>17491388Jesus christ that fucking AOE
>>17470346Just watched a vid on the patch changes, they all sound like excellent changes to me, happy it happened. My only complaint, is I wish we were getting older planes, rather then more AC3 super jets. Personally, I want jets that I know and have distinct trade offs, rather then super jet speed running machines. Drakens, Tornados, F-15 Active etc. There is a disturbing lack of experimental fighters in this game!
>>17491504The Falken and Morgan are from AC2 and ACZ, not AC3. So far, we don't even know if they'll add more planes after the season pass ends.
Does anybody know when's the story DLC released?
>>17491537probably around August/September
>>17493125I knew they wouldn't do it because "small team" but I was hoping if you got shot down in the raven the little cockpit fighter would break off and you could try to do he rest of the mission with guns. Probably wouldn't be too balanced for MP though...
>>17485031>NagaseI hope you don't mean 5 NagaseShe was one of the worst wingmen ever.Pixy would have shot her out of the sky on principle after listening to her drivel.Now if you mean 2's Nagase...
>>17489175>I'm honestly surprised no one has put up scans of the whole thing in english yet,I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't want to damage my copy trying to get good scans out of it.
Should Ace Combat go Cold War or Electrosphere? What about the Western continents?>>17494511That's cool.
>>17496311Strangereal was in a cold war between Osea and Yuketobania for decades, the Belkan War ended that.
>>174963111970s Belka annexing its neighbors
>>17496311Full electrosphere. I don’t understand why people want Ace Combat with older and slower planes, especially the people who want a WWII Strangereal. Getting the guys known for fast paced action and missile spam to make the exact opposite style seems like a bad idea.
god damn this girl is huge
>>17497132I'd want an older 60's - 70's era AC because I love the plane designs from that time. There are plenty of crazy prototypes from that era that would make good one off ace customs, I'll leave it up to project aces to figure out how to work it into a story though.
>>17497622I like those early cold war designs too, but I don't think a WW2 type game would fit with AC's gameplay formula.
A whole bunch of pre production concept art for AC3. https://twitter.com/yosimizu/status/1132966702927400961
>>17497668It definitely wouldn't work for guns only combat but project aces has worked on sky crawlers which has that old school air combat feel. If they did a WW2 strangereal I wouldn't be surprised to see them release it under another name to avoid confusion.
>>17497132WWII strangereal could focus on more maneuvers, could actually be fun with dakkaBut they did come up with Sky Crawlers and it kinda sucks
>>17497845Probably because of the Wii being a lame duck console.Not a fan of the semi DFM either.
>>17497132>>17497622>>17497845Cold War would work. And you can make the Flanker and F-15 appear as gods.
Aggressor schemes are so cool.
>>17496311Cold War, with the top planes being the MiG-29/Su-27 and F-16/F-15.
>>17501257>your super planes are the X-29 and CL-1200>Belka has built an ekranoplan>ace squadron have MPBMs as a standard weapon in reference to plans for nuclear A2A missiles
>>17501344>>your super planes are the X-29 and CL-1200I'd much prefer original designs.
>tfw pilot>tfw college meme and picky Chair Force will never let me fly any beautiful fighter>tfw dont want to fight for zogI always preferred the Boeing 777 anyway
>>17504628What the actual fuck
>>17505513Another case of jap devs fucking up on PC.Instead of actually dealing with the issue of having the unreleased DLC planes in the game files, they just replaced the models with the F-16C.Apparently, there are already people who've gotten the Falken and Morgan back too.I mean, considering this is the first time PA has actually had a hand in developing for PC, and considering their small size, I'm not too surprised, and at least the fuck up isn't gamebreaking.
>tfw 7 didn't have an extended USEA anthem scene
>>17506306Usea is Osean territory now. You should have let Belka do what they wanted.
>>17506306Not like Usea does anything, fucking Osea hogs all the spotlight.
HOW FAR TO PARADISE
>>17511302HOLY FUCK I WANT NEW AREA 88 GAME
Imagine how awesome it would be if PA released another Area 88 collab.
am I wrong for thinking a real ace takes on higher tier planes with the a-10,f-14,mirage2000,mig29, and su30m2? I've had a few great 1v1s ad they even chose equal planes but a certain group of guys claim that F22s and X0-2s are balanced and use nothing but, even in 1v1s against anything, i need to get an /m/ team together to stop the menace, although two of them use mice to get pinpoint EML shots which I'm pretty sure is semi cheating, and im on console.
>>17517993A really skilled pilot will beat another pilot that's using a clearly superior machine. However, as the skill gap closes, there's only so much the more skilled pilot in the inferior machine can do.If you can stomp F-22s in an A-10, do so, but just remember that if you lose, you voluntarily used a weaker aircraft.I'm on PS4 if you want a pew pew Eagle to join you.
>>17518065only if its not an F-15c
>>17517993I rock the F-104 with HPAA and most of the missile buff parts equippedIts pretty good, can delete most people with one shot.
yeah HPAA is my SPW of choice.
Video interview with Kono and Shimomoto where they confirm the next AC8 will take place in 2021. I guess they're already in preproduction.https://video.fcxh3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.9040-2/61264416_358528441461227_7114247798337306624_n.mp4?_nc_cat=111&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&_nc_ht=video.fcxh3-1.fna&oh=3cac6277b4c0191693882e6c545b7ea3&oe=5CF75CDC
>>17470346>tfw no Hiuxian to complement to be impressed by your skills.
>>17496311I would love Cold War just to kind of pull the power ceiling down, but I would also love Electrosphere to go all out and give us a sexier/shinier take on those excellent designs.
QAAM nerf has deterred the absolute shitters from using it, but they're still super annoying. I still see F-22s and F-15 just fly in circles and dump them into the furball to collect points.
>>17520074Ahh I wish I had a cute Chinese girlfriend so bad
>>17521034There are people not using the Raven?
>>17521132The Raven is so big, anyone with a modicum of 3D spatial awareness can just get behind one and pump missiles into its mile wide hitbox until it goes kablooey
>>17521132>>17521136Plus apparently, it's speed and pitch rate are only above average. It's main draw are its weapons loadout and ammo, armor, and stealth.
>>17520037Link's dead. Any more sources? I heard someone also mention that Kono is looking at the Western continents.
>>17521147are there detailed plane stats anywhere?
>>17523116I've been working from a chart on GameFAQs, of all places. Apparently there's another chart with more detailed info, but I can't remember where it's supposed to be.
>>17523115this was on /aceg/
It's June 6th, which means it's the day that Belkans gave their lives to stop the Osean invaders from crossing into their homeland, and also the day that the disgusting villain Vincent Harling finally met his end through Belkan drone technology.
>>17523215>>17520037>AC8>2021I hope that's true, it'll be nice if they hit that deadlineWhatever happens I hope they stay away from 3's weird plane designs and pseudo-GITS story
>>17531084Personally, I love everything about 3. It's my favourite of the games alongside 0 and 7, but yeah, I'd rather they do new things before we get the eventual 2040s Strangereal instalment.
>>17531084Nah, 3's unique planes are cool. >Darkness of Enigma How can you not like that shit?
>>17531084They're not talking about the actual release date, but rather when AC8 is set.I wouldn't be surprised if AC8 releases in a quicker time frame than 7 though, now that they've got a bunch of assets, more experience and a decent workflow pipeline established with UE4.
>>17531452It would be great if AC8 came sooner rather than later, but we're just about to switch console generations.So either we get something that's a nice swansong for current gen, or we see something with radically higher specs for next gen (and therefore warrants more dev time).
>>17531664Well, they'll probably stick with UE4 for the next game, and I'm not sure how much further that engine can be pushed in terms of visual fidelity.AC7 looks pretty good and runs pretty good already, although I guess the textures (still a bit too blurry for my liking, although they are hamstrung by the need to maintain a high framerate on the ol' PS4) and ground detail can be better.
>>17531084How can one anon be so wrong?
What's going to happen to Erusea?
>>17533551They're going to make nationalistic turbofolk music?
>>17534300Yes and also break apart.
An airplane modelling magazine interviewed Shoji Kawamori after he played AC7's VR mode to get his thoughts on the experience. They also interview Masato Kanno, art director for 7, and the lead mechanical artist Masanori Ninomiya. Pretty neat read.https://www.aclighthouse.com/sa-volume127-interview.html
>>17539042Nice, thanks for sharing anon
>>17526636>StrikeFreedomX2This guy could improve if he wasn't so busy shitting out dozens of low-effort requests. The YF-29 theme was a good idea, but for fuck's sake he didn't even take 30 seconds to lineup the paint & emblems with the shape of the X-02's body.
Heya, gents, I've been playing a couple of the ace games on the PSP and I've got an interest in the series. What's a good (and fun) game to start getting into this series?
>>17539042Great, now I want a Macross series that's kinda like Ace Combat now...or vice versa.
>>17544622Try the PS2 games (4,5 and Zero)
>>17544626A Macross game by PA would be awesome, although I'd settle for non transformable VF's as a DLC pack for AC.
>>17544622Have you played X yet, or just JA?
>>17544626>>17544812ACX is great, very underrated in terms of AC games.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9MQ9ybzFN0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKX_5XfccwkOST is bangin' too
>>17546826It's a real gem, and not in the usual 'pretty good for a handheld game'; it holds it's own even when compared against the PS2 trilogy.
>>17547664Generally speaking, the B Team at Access Games has a decent track record for experimental ideas, though hardware performance at times leaves something to be desired.I'm not saying AHL should look like RERevelaitons, but it would have been real nice for it to not shit itself in some of the more hectic missions.Though, honestly X benefits greatly from the weird way the PSP's display updated, being the kind of blurry mess that blends choppy frames together incredibly well.
>>17547706X and JA look great on real hardware, but suffer a bit when emulating on a 1080p monitor/tv, mostly due to the very small textures. Thankfully that can be mitigated with HD textures packs.
What's the state of the world as of 2019?Usea did fuck all despite the war taking place on their soil. What's Yuktobania doing?
>>17548995Yukes give humanitarian aid according to the ending but did fuckall for the rest of the game.
>>17489175It's not even on eBay anymore. And a lot of people were angry at Scamco for only giving us the book for $100 here in the USA when other regions got actual collector's editions.
>>17549008I don't like Bandai Namco either but at least we got the game and a steelbook with the Aces at War book for the $100. It was shitty of BN for not even offering a collectors edition in the US until a few angry fans and eventually Kono got them to print a few extra copies. It was such a rush job that they didn't even have the pre order codes ready in time for release somehow.
>>17550368Yup, from what Kono said, they really didn't expect AC7 to generate as much hype as it eventually did.
>>17491388>FUCK "DANGER CLOSE"
>>17550547osean grunts are made of stern stuff
How's multiplayer now? When I stopped playing it was nothing but QAAM, EML, and chink hackers.
>>17550557If you're on PC, its pretty much dead./aceg/ usually organizes matches every Wednesday and Saturday though.PS4 is still somewhat alive.No clue about Xbox, I presume that's dead as well.In terms of actual gameplay, PA buffed a couple weapons like the TLS, HPAA, and HCAA and nerfed QAAM (no more 360 degree lockon and infinite travel time) and EML (higher tier aircraft with level 2 armor equipped will require two shots to take down now) a bit.
What was the rest of Usea doing?
>>17550902Killing each other
Is there any difference between English and English (Japanese version) in the PS4 version of AC5 besides being called Booby instead of Kid?
>>17555061I did a run on both and Booby was the only difference I noticed, I'm glad someone was smart enough to change it to Kid.
>>17555125I think originally it was supposed to be a reference to Eric Hartmann's nickname, but then Bamco figured that having the player character be called Booby all the time would sound weird.
>>17555129According to wiki Bubi in German works out to be The Kid so they kept the reference and just translated it so it didn't sound too silly. I do recommend doing a Booby run though, it's pretty silly if you grew up with English AC5 and want to watch the cutscenes again.
>>17555141>I do recommend doing a Booby run though, it's pretty silly if you grew up with English AC5 and want to watch the cutscenes again.I should just so I can hear Steve Blum call me a Booby.
Where the fuck is the story DLC
>>17561449August at the earliestprease understando
You think the F/A-XX will eventually be unveiled this year? I remember reading somewhere that there was a possibility of it showing up this summer.
>>17561465Doubt they'll show off a mockup yet.Seems a bit too early for anything definitive.NGAD, NGF, Tempest, and the F-3 are all still in the planning phase.Perhaps next year, in 2020.There is a chance they could just do away with it and just upgrade the F-35 to a 6th gen standard
>>17470346Have they said anything about the story DLC?
>>17561712Its set around the same time/a little bit later of the latter half of the Lighthouse War, the main character is still Trigger, the antagonist is a warship captain who is "the most evil person in the series history", and there's a brother/sister special forces assassin team (the two edgy types from the teaser trailer).There will be three missions of indeterminate length that supposedly ramp up the difficulty a ton over the average campaign mission.That's pretty much all I know.
When's this month's DLC dropping, again?
>>17564927This Wednesday isn't it?
>>17564927>>17564929Probably Wednesday yeah, 250MB update just dropped for AC7.
>FAEB can destroy platform cores on Fleet Destruction when dropped on top of the platformCAN'T LAUNCH PLANES IF YOU DON'T HAVE A RUNWAY
>>17567227t. Bill Gunston
>>17569132>tfw no Tornado low level strike fighter gf equipped with JP233 submunition delivery system
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/06/27/air-force-commander-pilot-son-dogfight-livestreamed-flight-game.htmlApparently the USAF is gonna do a short AC7 stream as a PR stunt. Remember to spam chat with old game references to confuse them.
>>17572087<< It's Time >>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9yhkGi1Xhw>AlphaDogFight trials for combat aircraft AI>ADFHmmmmmmmm
>>17572087>kid's a SASM shitterPottery
>>17575040Guess he has that take no prisoners attitude
>Bandai cancelled preorders for the Falken model kit>Reissue never everFuck me
>>17578785Oh shit I was thinking of picking one up too, guess they didn't get enough pre orders to be worth it
>>17471449post more faggot
>>17578128Zephyr draws the cutest moe plane girls.
Looks like Kono took a trip to the UK.He apparently got to see something hush-hush and very cool.
>>17586125I would like to know more.
>>17476857Pugachev's Cobra is not for amateurs.
>>17483308Honestly it's a toss up. The Su-47 has better maneuverability but they don't have an answer to the F-22's stealth.
>>17586125Who wants to bet its this?
Finally bought 7 the other day since there's a Steam sale. Have played 3, 4, 5, and 0 a few months ago, yet I feel like I'm still pretty terrible at it. How do I git gud? Currently stuck on mission 11, any tips?
>>17593104use a different plane
Sweden's jumped in on the Tempest program. Only a matter of time before Italy does too if they haven't already. They have been very supportive before Sweden was even broached by the UK.
>>17593209Turns out all I needed was to use LACM and it ended up being a really fun mission. Thanks anon.
>>17593335I hope AC8 has both the Tempest and the FCAS, even if they are still CG renders at the moment.
>>17548995>Belkan autism strengthens their hated superpower rival for the third time in less than a century>Ustio man nukes Bulgurdarest, quote "I warned you bro. I warned you about BORDERS bro">Osea babysitting yet another pacifist rebel faction from another country, funding to be diverted from planned wunderwaffe Excaliburd>Captain Kei Nagase returns prematurely from deep space mission to challenge deposed head of state in title match for Best Peace Princess Waifu>AWACS operator (callsign Long Caster) to undergo psychological evaluation after insisting there is a country called Italy with a rich culinary heritage
Its been 20 years since the asteroids fell.
Still no news of when the story DLC hits? What gives?
>>17602974First mission is rumored to release in August.PA showed off a trailer or gameplay video to a small number of fans and journalists, impressive that no one has leaked anything.
>>17603794All potentially leakers have conveniently and mysteriously been shot down, courtesy of AWACS Bandog.
Oh hey, somebody finished the rest of the ENG Aces at War 2019.https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16qyDIw02ktX1cvoASlRDOQb2iG9mZdvt
>>17587490>>17586125So I guess the Tempest is pretty much confirmed for the next game?
Never ever ;_;