I'm so frustrated right now, I just had to make this post.
I was just on Monte Grappa and was miraculously able to keep a bomber up in the sky for at least 5+ minutes, maybe up to 10 minutes. I had two gunners that stayed in there the entire time, fending off enemy planes and keeping me alive. The AA was also never manned, which of course made a huge difference. The only reason I eventually crashed is because the zeppelin was called in and it, combined with the enemy's air force, eventually got the better of me.
So why am I so frustrated? Because the entire time I was up in the air, all 5-10 or so of those minutes, I got one, maybe two kills. Not even kidding.
I felt I was playing perfectly. I kept seeing large enemy concentrations spotted on my map around B/D, and I kept flying directly over them and dropping payloads of bombs. I even did the "cycle" trick where you drop one payload, then quickly cycle to the other type of bomb and drop that as well. Yet for some reason I can't explain, almost none of my bombing runs ever did ANY damage to the enemy. At most, I would receive damage notifications of ~40-50 health.
Why the hell aren't my bombs having any kind of effectiveness, even when they're dropped ON TOP OF large concentrations of enemy infantry? I was even using the bomber's sights with RMB to ensure that my aim was on point, and I eventually got fed up and switched to third-person mode just to make sure my bombs were actually landing where they should have been. I watched time and time again as my accuracy was seemingly on point, yet my bombs had no effect.
By the time I'd crashed, I think I was 3-1 and had maybe ~2k score, at the bottom of the scoreboard (there might have been 3 people below me). I was so furious that all my time spent in the air was for naught, I just left the game early and called it a night.
Has anyone else had this problem? Surely it can't just be me, right? It just drives me crazy knowing that I should have killed at least 10+ infantry based on the groups I was dropping bombs on, yet nothing ever came from it. What the hell is going on here!? I was just using the default bomber loadout, by the way. I haven't yet unlocked any of the others.
If anyone could offer advice, or explain to me why this happened, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm just at a loss right now, and not sure I'll ever bother flying again after such a frustrating, unrewarding experience.