||Saturday Night, 11:30
p.m. Eastern, Main Arena
||Sunday Evening, 8:30 p.m.
Eastern, S3 Arena
Who We Are in WarBirds
I'd have to say we're pretty serious about WarBirds - or as
serious as you can be about a flight simulation and still have fun. WarBirds is and
remains the most realistic online combat flight simulation available, and we try to fly it
realistically. We take pride in the abilities of the Squad and our record in the S3 Events,
and we hold practices as needed to train for different events, planes, or tactics. In most
events we are assigned to fly fighters, but we maintain expertise in all of the planes of
WarBirds, including bombers.
We fly together as a squad every Saturday night, and during
an S3 Event, every Sunday evening.
is our regular weekly meeting which takes place every Saturday night, rain or shine,
holiday or not. We have always flown in the most populated arena, and when we began this,
it was the Main Arena, where all planes for all sides (4 sides) were enabled. We flew for
the Purple country back then. This was followed by the era of the "World War II
Arena", which featured a two-sided Allied/Axis setup, and sometimes even a
Currently, the simulation has come full circle, and the
most popular arena in WarBirds is the Main Arena. So, that's where we fly on Saturday
night. This arena is a return to the original Main Arena setup, and it features all planes
for all sides - only there are now just two sides, not four.
During Squad Night, we try to do a little of everything,
and usually run a mix of both ground strike and fighter sweep missions. We may or may not
decide to capture bases. If the plane we're flying in the S3 Event is one we don't often
use, we may plan missions around that aircraft so as to get more practice in it. Squad
Night lasts as long as it lasts - usually 2-3 hours, or until the arena population gets
Event is the big event of WarBirds. It takes
place most Sunday evenings, and a single event consists of 5 "frames" spread out
over at least 5 weeks. Each frame lasts 3 hours, and it is the most intense 3 hours you
can spend in WarBirds. There are usually 2 or 3 weeks between events.
The S3 Event is a one-life-to-live affair. If you lose your
plane or die, you are done for that frame. That loss may also affect the type of plane
available for the next frame.
The S3 Event is not casual. The Haze takes this event
seriously and we do well in it. It is probably the single most popular aspect of WarBirds
for our members.