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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 Trivial Psychic

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Perseus has advantage in total secondary bank capacity: ( 40, 40 ) of Perseus, vs. ( 60 ) of Valkyrie.  The split banks also allow for weapon diversity if you've got some varying objectives to complete.  That said, the Valkyrie has the clear advantage in top speed: 80 top normal, 100 top at full engines, 140 with burners, for Perseus, vs. 85 top, 100 top at full engines, 165 with burners.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Where's the Valkyrie?!

the perseus improves on the valkyrie in every way. even looks better
...except, as previously noted, in the cases of top speed and afterburner capacity, for which the Valkyrie is far superior? :p

well yer, but the perseus makes up for that in firepower.

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
For those of you who like speed, why aren't you voting for the Pegasus which is super fast and super manueverable as well as stealth?

 

Offline Mefustae

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
For those of you who like speed, why aren't you voting for the Pegasus which is super fast and super manueverable as well as stealth?
Because it has piss-poor offensive and defensive capability.

 

Offline Mongoose

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
If memory serves... 1 missile bank? The Perseus has 2 p00nage banks  :nod:
I can't even tell you the last time I've managed to empty a non-bomber missile bank, no matter how small; not only do I not see the point in firing off something that's probably going to miss a great deal of the time, I figure I'm saving Command a few bucks here and there. :p

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
Because it has piss-poor offensive and defensive capability.
I suppose... although with Prom-S cannons and two bays of Tempests you can take out any fighter in moments and it's easy to get behind anyone.

I find that in some levels at insane that it simply gives you a lot more breathing room when your wingmen get wiped out and there's an entire wing of scattered fighters all locking missiles on you =)


Too bad about the weapons compatibility; I guess it would make it unfair =D
« Last Edit: January 24, 2007, 10:26:56 am by ChronoReverse »

 

Offline aldo_14

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I use missiles because I'm pish (and so is my joystick)

:)

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
I use missiles because I'm pish (and so is my joystick)

:)

try a mousestick, then. :lol:
by the way, i tried to launch a bomb against a fighter....
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
GTF POTATO.

GTF *******.


The mousestick is excellent...you have to combine its use with a rapid pressing numpad, but It's awesome.

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
The mousestick is excellent...you have to combine its use with a rapid pressing numpad, but It's awesome.

i don't have the numpad...
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Laptops dont have numpads.
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Offline Desert Tyrant

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Meh, I voted for the Erinyes
 :nervous: >_>
« Last Edit: January 24, 2007, 08:37:43 pm by Desert Tyrant »

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
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« Last Edit: January 24, 2007, 09:33:24 pm by General Battuta »

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
Are you serious?
I am serious -->
Laptops dont have numpads.
that's the reason for which i'm not doing Steadfast's final testing on the missions i fredded...

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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.

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I rarely fly the Pegasus, so I don't know, will enemies fire on you? IIRC they still do making the Pegasus mainly useless, but if they don't.......... ;7

 

Offline Desert Tyrant

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I rarely fly the Pegasus, so I don't know, will enemies fire on you? IIRC they still do making the Pegasus mainly useless, but if they don't.......... ;7

I cant say I've ever flew the Pegasus
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« Last Edit: January 25, 2007, 07:19:56 pm by Desert Tyrant »

 

Offline Mars

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
flew

  
Re: Favorite terran fighter
Half the time the AI opponents will ignore you.  Even when they shoot at you, it seems they miss a lot.  Only heatseakers will lock onto you and it's a very weak lock (simply turning to a side would break the lock).  The Pegasus is almost like cheating if not for the low firepower.