1) your planes are limited - smash em on the runway, ditch it or otherwise stuff it up and you could loose it for 3 mission or even longer - TAW isnt the server to set up or learn new stuff "on the fly" do that elsewhere. 2) you get three lives - once they are done you will have to wait 20 hours to get one back - after that i think you only get one life. Expect to be shot in your chute as result. Its sucks but its life. 3) LW is oversubscribed - LW flyers "camp" in the server waiting for slots - LW flyers are dickheads. You may find you can join the server but cannot fly due to the balance mech. Personally ive never stuck around long enough to apparently there is a queing system which you are notified about in the chat box - as such you will probably need to use the chat. Consider flying VVS at times too. 4) If you really want to make a difference - Bomb. At least escort bombers. 5) The website map is really good - on there you can see all the airfield layouts if you want to go level bombing as well as the status of all the fields in case you want to earn brownie points doing resupply. 6) TAW isnt fought in the server but on the forums - best avoided. 7) Linking up with SCG and HvB may not be a bad idea. 8) Missions generally last approx 2 hours - you can only see this from the website and not in the server. 9) Read the rules - i have several time and still dont understand em but there we go.