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Whats your weapon of choice, pilot ?

GTF Hercules
16 (6.3%)
GTF Herecules MK II
16 (6.3%)
GTF Erinyes
77 (30.3%)
GTF Perseus
61 (24%)
GTF Pegasus
19 (7.5%)
GTF Myrmidon
14 (5.5%)
GTF Ares
43 (16.9%)
GTF Ulysses
8 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 252

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Offline Retsof

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Let me do some creative FREDing and I'll get every one of you with a stealthed Persius armed with my anti-bomber beam cannon!
Actually, nevermind, I'd probably get pawned anyway.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Even if I could kill by just staring at your fighter, I'd still probably die.

Anyway...

I only like the Ares because it is the only fighter with reasonable primary and firepower (except the Tauret, but the Tauret doesn't carry maxims.  But it is ridiculously slow and feels unmanageable even on Very Easy.  I'll probably take an Erinyes if I don't need lots of missiles.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 09:31:12 pm by blowfish »

 

Offline eliex

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Re: Favorite terran fighter

 I find that playing Alpha1 styled missions when you have minimal friends against 20 enemies that armour really makes a difference, when beams are around.
Ares's are good nutshells.

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter

 I find that playing Alpha1 styled missions when you have minimal friends against 20 enemies that armour really makes a difference, when beams are around.
Ares's are good nutshells.

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
i'm a primary weap guy, so I prefer the enryines when available.  My backup would be the myrmidon, because of the 4 linked primary banks.  Too bad it's go pretty weak armor and weapon compatability.

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Helios, man! HELIOS! :P
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Give me a Colossus and we can play baseball! :drevil:
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Sathanas my ass... give me a cargo container and I'll pwn you all.
QFT.

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What's QFT?
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Perseus. I will now go into detail as to why the Perseus is the best. Prepare for ranting.



The Hercules is simply too slow to be able to dogfight against the faster ships. I will fly Hercs gladly in an anti-bomber role, but keep me the hell away from Dragons.

The Herc Mk II is more of the same, only it drops the main advantage of the original, mauling anything in front of you with six Prometheus cannons, for some more Hornets. While I am for anything that gives me more Hornets, I hate anything that screws up my ability to rip things to shreds with my guns.

The Erinyes, while fun to fly, has little secondary banks, and eats it's primary energy very very fast, which screws up my playstyle. (Hit delete once for a boost to shields and engines!)

The Pegasus is a very situational fighter, not really useful in most missions. I killed that damn Scorpion with my trusty trusty ML-16s, so the Pegasus I'm going to assume will be easy pickins.

The Myrmidon is the true Herc Mk II. Six guns, decent secondary banks, maneuverable. Not really fast enough to deal with interceptors, so it falls to "light assault", if you will.

The Ares is, as the description notes, a po-ta-to. Slow, hard to handle... this thing's a light bomber.

The Ulysses is my third favorite ship, falling behind the Athena and the Perseus in that order. The Perseus, in my opinion, is a second generation Ulysses. Decent in everything, excels at really nothing. Although, I sometimes found it a little too maneuverable.


 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
IMO the Ares is much more than what you said(I would call it a Heavy Interceptor, too).

In addition, what you said about the Pegasus is based on FS1 experience. I tried the Pegasus in dogfights and interception missions(plus subsystem strikes). It takes longer to accomplish something notable but it can still allow you to do it.

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
I never really got the chance to fly against the Pegasus except in that one Freespace 2 mission, and that was awhile ago. So maybe it would rip me a new one, maybe it wouldn't. I never flew it, either, because I simply loved my Perseus too much.

 

Offline Kie99

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Am I right in thinking the Pegasus was only available in one mission in FS2?
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
According to the Wiki, you are.


No wonder I never flied it.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
You never flied any ships in FS2. Nor flew.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

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Am I right in thinking the Pegasus was only available in one mission in FS2?

Have you ever heard of FRED? The main campaign isn't enough to master a spacecraft *cough* GVB Sekhmet *cough*

 

Offline Retsof

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
IMO the Ares is much more than what you said(I would call it a Heavy Interceptor, too).

In addition, what you said about the Pegasus is based on FS1 experience. I tried the Pegasus in dogfights and interception missions(plus subsystem strikes). It takes longer to accomplish something notable but it can still allow you to do it.

I flew the Ares, and while I tend to go for the Perseus, that thing is pretty much a tank with fusion drives.  :beamz:
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Offline Kie99

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Am I right in thinking the Pegasus was only available in one mission in FS2?

Have you ever heard of FRED? The main campaign isn't enough to master a spacecraft *cough* GVB Sekhmet *cough*

Of course I've heard of FRED, I was talking about the Main Campaign.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
You never flied any ships in FS2. Nor flew.


Maybe not well, but I flew. :P


And I did somewhat exaggerate the badness of each ship. It's just that the best, all around fighter I've flown, has been the Perseus. I've flown Hercs. They're hard to kill, but not good against some of the more maneuverable (and faster) Shivan craft. Can it kill them? Yes. It just takes a bit more work. Likewise with the Myrmidon, and less-so than the Herc Mk II. Ares moreso, in my small experience flying them.

Ulysses, I like. It's a nice ship. Fast, maneuverable, able to deal with those thriced damned Dragons nicely. But it can't take as much punishment as I'd like.

The Erinyes simply eats a little more power than I'd like with my playstyle (in which I drop power from guns). Is it a nice ship? Yes. But the power draw.


My favorite ship isn't on the list, so I'm not going there.