Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I join a wing?
When you first start out in any of the servers you will be ranked as an Airman Basic, and you will be given credits and a few planes to start with. When you start you are in the "Newbie School" wing. Follow the instructions sent to you and those on the wing's forum. Once you have reached the rank of Senior Airman, you can leave the Newbie School wing. Now you are considered a freelancer and do not belong to a wing. You can apply to a wing that is not full by selecting Wings from the pulldown menu at the top of the screen labeled "List/Ranking" and press View. You can apply for a wing that is open, or send your application to the CO or VCO. Additionally you can send them a message kindly asking them to accept your application. You need to belong to a wing to fly a sortie; you need to fly sorties to earn your hourly salary.
2. How do I fly a sortie?
If you want to fly into friendly air that is guarded by your wing press "Patrol" in left side bar. If you want to scout into hostile air to attack other wing press, "Fly" in left side bar and select a wing from the list. Another way of finding a wing to scout is to press select "Wings List" in the pull down menu at the top of the screen labeled "List/Ranking" and press View. This brings up a list of wings in the game. Find an enemy and press "Scout" in left side of table. You cannot scout any wing that has protected in the column labeled scout, as they are safe from attacks for a short period of time after creation. If you want to land on your base press "Land" at the bottom of the cockpit screen. If you want to return to friendly air from hostile air press "Return" at the bottom of the cockpit screen.
3. How do I fight other aircraft?
When you are either patrolling or scouting a wing you have a choice to either have your radar on surface or air. If you have your radar set on air mode, every aircraft that is in the same sector as you will show up. These aircraft will be colored in four different colors: (red=enemy, yellow=bogey, green=ally and blue=wingmen). When you click on the aircraft in the cockpit, it will bring up the target lock, where you can choose your weapon and fire. When you lock on another player it will tell you his call sign and what type of aircraft he has. Hit refresh on your cockpit to be able to see if he has fired at you. Use strategy when firing as they enemy can inflict damage to you as well.
4. How do I equip my aircraft?
Every aircraft has equipment installed, and normally when you buy an aircraft it comes with the standard equipment. But you can upgrade the equipment to make your aircraft fly better and be more accurate. To do this simply have the aircraft you want to upgrade out of the shelter. Then look on the left menu, you will see Jafa Parts. Click on this and you will enter the equipment store. Select the parts you want to upgrade and how many of that part you want and click buy selected parts. The parts you selected will now be in your inventory. Now go on the left menu and click on status, this is your planes status; select the equipment you want to replace and either sell it or put it in the inventory. Now go into your inventory and select the new equipment, and after you have selected everything click equip.
5. How do I arm my plane?
Now that your plane is equipped and ready to fly, you'll need to arm it with either bombs or air-to-air missiles. Look on the left side menu for arming, click on this and you will enter the arming screen. Depending on the aircraft you are using determines the bombs or missiles you carry. Look for the slots you wish to arm and activate the drop down menu, highlight the bomb/missile you want. After you have selected all the bombs/missiles you wanted click change armament. You're done and if you want to save that configuration just click on save1.
6. How do I move from sector to sector?
Once you are airborne your cockpit view automatically comes up and you have one big box with the current targets in it. On the left of this box you have a nine box grid and below that is a switch to go between ground and air targets. Below that is your radar channel, to change sectors just click on any box in that grid and will move to that sector. Remember to refresh your view because your targets may come in or out.
7. How do I buy a new aircraft?
To buy another aircraft simply look on the left side for the option *McCoys Planes* click on this option and you will go to a list of planes with prices. Pick the plane you want and can afford, click on the plane and another screen will come up with a description of the plane and a buy button. Click the buy this aircraft button and you now own this plane.
8. Where can I get help during game play?
If you have any problems during game play please go to Help Desk and explain the problem and a monitor will get back to you with a response as soon as they can.
9. How many accounts may I have?
You can have one pilot in each gameserver under one account. You are NOT allowed to have more than one account. Multi accounts will be deleted per the TOS rules.
10. How to log out
Close all browsers and launch browser again.
11. I want to go vacation. Will my account be deleted?
Your account will be protected from deletion for 2 weeks(14 days). If you know you will be unable to play Area00 for 2 weeks or longer, you can set your data on vacation mode for 4 weeks maximum. While on vacation, your characters receive no additional credit or bonus. You can find the Vacation Option in the menu on the left bar in the Pilot Lounge.
12. How can I reinstate? My character was deleted by inactiveness, by mistake or it was hacked?
We're sorry but we provide no reinstation service at this time. Please keep your account matters safe.
13. What should I do when the game pictures are broken?
Check your "Downloadable Cockpit Image Option" in the Option menu in game. Turn it off.
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