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Offline Pred the Penguin

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
That's never happened for me... at least below normal difficulty.

 

Offline Lester

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
It's the Serapis for me. I absolutely adore its maneuverability and the slim profile. Its paper-thin armour and shielding don't bother me much as I can usually outmaneuver everything except a Dragon.

Bomber-wise, the Sekhmet for obvious reasons.

 

Offline Snail

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
The Sekhmet is the only bomber worth flying.

 

Offline Deadly in a Shadow

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
The Sekhmet is the only bomber worth flying.
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Offline Scotty

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I like the Boa.  If I'm in a bomber I shouldn't be dogfighting, that's what I have wingmen for, and it's fast enough to get where it needs to (albeit not quickly).

 

Offline Snail

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I like the Boa.  If I'm in a bomber I shouldn't be dogfighting, that's what I have wingmen for, and it's fast enough to get where it needs to (albeit not quickly).
It's actually quite cool if there are like 6 of them and they're all armed with Helioses.

 

Offline Commander Zane

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I like the Boa.  If I'm in a bomber I shouldn't be dogfighting, that's what I have wingmen for, and it's fast enough to get where it needs to (albeit not quickly).
Too bad that's hardly how it works.

 

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
If I'm in a bomber I shouldn't be dogfighting, that's what I have wingmen for.
Except I really don't have wingmen and I've got to get that ****ing basilisk off my tail, and it ain't happening in a Boa.
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Offline Deadly in a Shadow

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
If I'm in a bomber I shouldn't be dogfighting, that's what I have wingmen for.
Except I really don't have wingmen and I've got to get that ****ing basilisk off my tail, and it ain't happening in a Boa.
Except your wingmen are useful, because of Fury AI.
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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Except not everyone uses Fury AI.

 

Offline Hades

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I like the Medusa. :(
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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Yes the Medusa is awesome. :D

 

Offline Snail

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I like the Medusa. :(
Medusa is #2 to the Sekhmet IMO.


Definitely not looks-wise, of course...

 

Offline Thaeris

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Herc II.

Give me 400 Tempests, a load of Harpoons, a set of Kaysers and a set of Maxims, and your Shivan problem will be solved. :D
Except when something faster than an assault fighter comes in, then you're ****ed. Same for a Myrm pilot.

Not necessarily true. The Herc is durable enough and maneuverable enough to give most adversaries a hard time in a dogfight. Responsible ordnance selection will also make your life much longer - Transcend is a good example of what responsible ordnance selection IS NOT.
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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Transcend is a good example of what responsible ordnance selection IS NOT.
lol default loadout.

 

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
If I'm in a bomber I shouldn't be dogfighting, that's what I have wingmen for.
Except I really don't have wingmen and I've got to get that ****ing basilisk off my tail, and it ain't happening in a Boa.
Except your wingmen are useful, because of Fury AI.

Fury AI does not make bomber AI less retarded.
Nor does it allow AI piloting Boas to do anything but die horribly.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I've had surprises with Artemis D.H. in BP with General AI.
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Offline Deadly in a Shadow

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I've had surprises with Artemis D.H. in BP with General AI.
And I with shivan bombers in TOD. NEVER give them Fury AI. You won't survive that. It's like attacking a Aeolus in a Pegasus.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2011, 02:04:28 pm by Deadly in a Shadow »
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Offline Damage

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I love flying the Erinyes.  It turn and move a little slower than other fighters, but those eight cannons make for a nice equalizer.  That said, I also happen to like the Serapis, Valkyrie, and Herc-1 and all for the same reason--that center-mounted primary for precision targeting.
I didn't feel like putting anything here.  Then I did it anyway just to be contrary.

 

Offline Hades

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Not necessarily true. The Herc is durable enough and maneuverable enough to give most adversaries a hard time in a dogfight. Responsible ordnance selection will also make your life much longer - Transcend is a good example of what responsible ordnance selection IS NOT.
The SF Dragon has nearly the same amount of effective HP as a Herc II (including shields) and is much faster and much smaller. The Manticore is also pretty close, with 500 shields and 100 hull. Same with the Mara, at 620 shields and 200 HP. And guess what. Every single one of these fighters are much faster and turn faster than the Herc II. Also, I'm fairly certain the Herc II's maneuverability is pretty close to a Medusa's, which is hardly' maneuverable enough to give most adversaries a hard time.

See, the thing in FreeSpace is, speed and maneuverability (and size, but to a somewhat lesser extent) factor much more into a ship's survivability than just pure hull. This is why bombers are inherently terrible at killing fighters in FreeSpace. For example, you could have a fighter, bomber, whatever with 2000 shields and 2000 hull, and it would be slow and have slow maneuverability. It would still get trampled on by even lone fighters, so long as the pilot has half a brain.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL