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What is the most useless weapon in [email protected]?

Morning Star
8 (13.3%)
Lamprey
32 (53.3%)
Circe
2 (3.3%)
Inferno
9 (15%)
Stiletto
4 (6.7%)
Other
5 (8.3%)

Total Members Voted: 59

Voting closed: March 13, 2002, 11:20:06 am

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Offline Galemp

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Eh, disruptor cannons are useless when you have the Stiletto. You used them a lot more in FS1 than FS2, though.
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Offline Kamikaze

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Quote
Originally posted by GalacticEmperor
Eh, disruptor cannons are useless when you have the Stiletto. You used them a lot more in FS1 than FS2, though.


Stilettos are cool :) However limited their use may be... :p
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Offline Vortex

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Lamprey is the only weapon that really sucks. Every other one has some sort of use in multiplayer (infyrnos rock in df).
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Offline Setekh

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Quote
Originally posted by CP5670
BTW has anyone noticed that the Prometheus S is just the Prometheus R turned on its side? (in the weapon selection menu animations)


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Offline Vortex

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Promethius on the Side??

I wonder what the R would be then, rightside up??
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Offline Raven2001

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I'm SORRY?!?!?!?! The Ares is an excellent ship if you use it on the right purpose, and use it properly...

Of course, the Ares can't take a fighter very good, nor a destroyer, but it can take out a cruiser or corvette in a nano... you don't have to stop to rearm very often... and if well loaded in primarys you can take a fighter easily...
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Offline Mr. Vega

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Originally posted by Vortex
Promethius on the Side??

I wonder what the R would be then, rightside up??


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Offline CP5670

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Ares is definitely the second best fighter in the game in my opinion, just edged out by the Tauret. The Sekhmet functions very well as a fighter too. :)

 

Offline LtNarol

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Myrmidon....speed, maneuverability, firepower, and a decent shield system.  Dont get much better than that.

 

Offline Galemp

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Quote
Originally posted by Vortex
Lamprey is the only weapon that really sucks.


How very true... :lol:
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Offline Liberator

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Erinyes - Good Combo of Speed, Firepower and Defense.
Perseus - Same as above favoring speed, I'd still take one of the old Valkyies tho'

Kayser - Fast kills on every thing
Maxim  - Fastest Cap ship disabler available, comboed with above, death to all but bombers 3/4 volleys.

Harpoon - Most bang for the buck in terms of no. carryable vs. other missles(3-4 extra vs. Tornado)
Trebuchet - Just cause their cool!;7

I'll take a Cyclops over a Helios, due to the lower firing time.  This is so for all but Juggies and if you try to fight one w/o a fleet, or MONDO amounts of BackUp, your screwed.
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Offline Kitsune

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There is a use for infyrnos though.
Unlike trebs, they can kill corvettes and big-ships.  2 infyrnos=1.5% damage to a corvette.

Yes trebs hurt them, but treb's can't do the final 10%

I was experimenting with them in a custom campaign and after three wings had disabled a sobek, we weren't doing anything more to it.  I fired a pair of infyrno's and it dropped to 9%.  Another pair took it to 7%...

Reloading too often sucks but it worked.
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Offline vadar_1

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Morning Star has great use. specially on bombers ive found. Its ability to "push" fighters around makes it easier to outmanuver them in a bomber. Just get a few quick shots as a fighter flys by and it will start spinning a little bit and slowing down dramatically as a result. You should get to know your weapons a little bit more :)
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Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by vadar_1
Morning Star has great use. specially on bombers ive found. Its ability to "push" fighters around makes it easier to outmanuver them in a bomber. Just get a few quick shots as a fighter flys by and it will start spinning a little bit and slowing down dramatically as a result. You should get to know your weapons a little bit more :)


That is, assuming you can hit the darn fighter in the first place... ;)
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Offline Kitsune

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The  morning star does it's job just fine.
In the mission where you're flying against delta wing who have a wing of pegasus stealth fighters, those little things get really beaten around.  I blew one almost 1k away from the fenris.  Unfortunately, alpha 2 and 3 don't seem to understand how to protect a ship.  I returned to find them nowhere near the cruiser and delta 2/3 just sitting there firing away like there's no tomorrow.  That was the first time I've ever seen a ai fighter stand still like that.
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Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by Kitsune
That was the first time I've ever seen a ai fighter stand still like that.


I've only seen them stand still like that on very few moments; usually they'll just keep flying forward, which tends to mean they crash into the ship they're firing at.
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Offline Stryke 9

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I've had Dragons park behind me.

And they do stop, if there's no threat at all. Gives 'em better aim.

The morningstar is a fantastic weapon. The aforementioned Dragons?;7

 

Offline LtNarol

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i was bombing a demon once in one of my missions, Sekhmet with 6 helios and 7 piranahs.  Some dumb Mara parks behind me while i was unloading my helios and starts to nibble at my rear shields.  Now i absolutely dispise people looking over my shoulder, so i turns around and blasts him with my piranahs :D.

 

Offline WMCoolmon

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Maxims are good... One time I was in a mission which had a Cain and a Sobek in it (or maybe a Lilith and a Sobek...hmm) At any rate, the Lilith ended up getting disabled, and all of the enemy fighters were gone. So, what does the Sobek do? It fires on the Lilith with its AAAf beams. When hit by them, the Lilith spun around like a top, and me firing my Maxim to keep it spinning didn't help it at all. I imagine the Shivans on it were pretty seasick.
Of course, me and my Maxim put them out of their misery in relatively short order :D
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Offline LtNarol

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aaaf can spn a lilith?  COOL