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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%)

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Offline Flaser

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
The Erynes, while certainly not an easy ship is too underapreciated.

A dedicated pilot, who constuntly junks the power settings and transfers power to and from banks can turn it into a true death incarnate.

Though none of you quoted the prime reason for its awsome firepower: gun point arrangement.
It has the best arrangement I ever flew, finally a fighter (or gunboat) where both your primary banks share the same arrangement, therefore their spread pattern will ensure an 80% hit most of the time. With other ships, you're forced to use one bank or the other, as linked guns don't have too much sense. Here, you can finally exploit having that many gun-points.

Just slap on a good shield braker and the maxim and you're cooking. Alternativly you could go for the morning star and watch people despair.

As for valnurability: this is a fighter that takes agressive flying - take adventage of the powerful shield, and ignore the pesks and go for the immediate kills.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I'd say Ares - sure it's flies like a brick, but if you're good that's no problem. Let's not forget the heavy armor and beastly shielding.

With 6 primary banks it's allmost as good as the Erynes whe nit comes to primary firepower. I found out that 6 is more than enough to turn any enemy into scrap metal, while drawing less power at the same time.
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Offline brandx0

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Why the hell do we need a half dozen "What's your favorite _____" topics in like a week?
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Why the hell do we need a half dozen "What's your favorite _____" topics in like a week?

Blame me for that. Its good to get peoples opinions on FS2 and let the community have their say, and also lets us exchange our views on guns / fighters / bombers.

If you dont like it, well meh 2 u.  :P


I flew the Pegasus, and i must say, in any circumstances, it is unbelieveably good. Handles like a dream, is sporatic on enemies radar (flew it in multiplayer, and a friend of mine said my radar signature was sporatic and he couldnt lock me), has a very small target profile , and at long distances, its pretty much invisible, save for the minor blip on someones radar.

I think it would act as an excellent bomber escort. If you fly your pegasus alongside a friendly bomber, you'd disguise your radar signature, and the enemy would think it was an undefended flight of bombers....a mistake they'd regret. Sure the pegasus doesnt have alot of hitting power, but its got enough to harass an enemy or kill an interceptor.  8)

Would be a great tactic in multiplayer IMO (given that it would be a large-scale game)

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
It's fragile...

It belongs to another line of fighters.

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
Oh, another thing about the Pegasus: On nebula maps, as the mission that introduces them shows... they are more than invisible. You have to target the Pegasus by sight and by your fuzzy radar lock, and a good pilot will just dance circles around whoever's chasing him. =)

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Pegasus fighters don't have a radar blip IIRC.

 

Offline S-99

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Yeah i don't remember them ever having a radar blip at all. Enemies completely don't shoot at me at all, unless i come into their line of sight, then i actually start getting shot at.
The pegasus is the best stealth ship in the game. Now if you're flying something like the vasudan stealth ship, that one isn't as good, it's stealthy, but you have to keep moving and nothing will find you. It's when  you stop moving in that ship that i think something pops up on the radar. I noticed a big difference in the stealth abilities of the vasudan stealthy bastard on the sath scanning mission, you just get shot at a lot more often compared to the never shot at unless you flew in front of some fighters pegasus.
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Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I believe this is because the Ptah has a larger target profile?

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Now if you're flying something like the vasudan stealth ship, that one isn't as good, it's stealthy, but you have to keep moving and nothing will find you. It's when  you stop moving in that ship that i think something pops up on the radar. I noticed a big difference in the stealth abilities of the vasudan stealthy bastard on the sath scanning mission, you just get shot at a lot more often compared to the never shot at unless you flew in front of some fighters pegasus.

That's because the Shivans are l33t at finding stealthy ships, not because the Ptah isn't as good.

No, this isn't just my opinion.  :v: specifically hacked that mission so that the Shivans would have an easier time finding you.  Extra points if you can figure out how. :D

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Sath has AWACS?

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Got it in one.

 

Offline mr.WHO

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
GTF Perseus, coz I'm Suicide King :D

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Got it in one.

I know because I once made a mission where you had to find the Sath in the nebula, but the damn thing just always came up on sensors. In the end I just made it invisible to sensors. But it still sucked.

 

Offline Mefustae

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Got it in one.

I know because I once made a mission where you had to find the Sath in the nebula, but the damn thing just always came up on sensors. In the end I just made it invisible to sensors. But it still sucked.
That's a different issue; the fact that it's just plain tedious to get something invisible to sensors.

 

Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
And what about using primtive sensors or setting up some SEXPs? Sort of at the start of the mission, make the Sath invisible to sensors. Fly around for a bit or something and set it up that once Alpha 1 gets within 10km or something, the Sath is now on sketchy targeting (like :v:'s nebula missions). At 4km or something, it comes on normal sensors because of its big profile.

That should help you if you didn't do that already.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
It will appear in the escort list even if you can't detect it with your sensors. It happened to me in that STHCRS mission that reminds me your bug, Bob.

 

Offline Centrixo

Re: Favorite terran fighter
Pegasus. Sure the Ares can carry boatloads of Trebs and take out everything before they can even get close, and sure, I fly the Perseus as a matter of habit (and because the firepower is more than welcome), but the Perseus flies like a dream. Sure, it can't do much than what you set it up for, but who cares when the enemy can't hit you anyway? Just keep jamming the balance shield button every time you get hit and accomplish what you set out to do, then do dances around the enemy capship's spires after you've tagged it and ride the shockwave outta there when it blows. It's certainly not what I'd fly if my life depended on it, but it's certainly one of the most fun ships to fly in the game.

i like flying into a shockwave at some speed, i dont wait around, i even play chicken against a enemy fighter, bombers, cruisers, corvettes, even the odd destroyer.

this is all with the perseus.

i tried pegasus, its good for missions against alot of enemy fighters, providing you dont fire with an enemy flying the same direction is who is behind you. i usually stock up with infernos to taken down fighters very quickly, and because thier is only one primary bank it fires 2x faster than with 2 banks, so there is more chance you hit the enemy, just keep wearing the enemy down until that ship is in bits.

the ares is ok for extreame flak, and heavy fighter attack but its not much more useful that that, its slow its not manuverable, to be honest it looks like it came out of a scrapyard.
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Offline asyikarea51

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I figure the Loki would be a serious rival to the Pegasus if it didn't lose its stealth ability. But the Pegasus is a joy to fly, that I don't dispute.

I tend to like fighters with more afterburner (not to mention my preference to Great War-era vessels), which is why I'm not really a fan of the Hercules 2 or the Myrmidon. I'm okay with the Perseus and don't mind the Ulysses. But I still like the Loki a fair bit. That, and maybe the Erinyes as well (yeah 8 nicely-placed guns = PREPARE TO DIE :mad: :lol:).

I've never actually flown the Ares before. :nervous: (And with that in mind, I'm not a fan of any of the Hercs or the Ares, mainly due to the gun positions, although I don't mind making do with them.)

Just my two cents. :)
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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
What's fun is setting dual PromS's... screw low-refire... set it on bank 2 and switch to dual-mode between shots--you now have a PromS at a fast refire rate! Only problem is you have to reset the banks when you stop firing... it's great none-the-less for anything strong without a good refire!

It is a bit of an art... usually you can get it pretty close to half-way between refires and end up with a very fast and strong weapon. It works on any fighter or bomber with 2 primary banks that have 2 firing points each. Eats weapon energy like mad, but the advantage is not needed it to destroy everything else!
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