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Offline Marcov

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
How? I don't see your IP.
With the rapid increase of FS fan-made campaigns, we're giving the GTVA a harder time with more violence and genocide.

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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
We has the powah.

 

Offline Enigmatic Entity

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
"you must follow the instructions" if you wish to complete this registration;)

I use a 3G phone as a modem for internet, I hope this doesn't lag with FS2? Apparently has a "TCP" problem with another multi game I've tried to play, and lags a little on AoE 1.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
You'll find that FSO can be a little exigent in term of connection quality, but nothing really terrible. You'll have to lead your target a bit, lag becomes a problem after 150ms, and it hates packet loss.
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Re: favourite canon fighters.
FS1: Athena. I hate bombing, so I just make Stiletto runs to whack all the turrets of a capship so my wingmen can vaporize it. When I'm done with that, the incredibly tightly-placed gunpoints filled with Avengers can dish out some hurt. I miss the Athena in FS2, there's nothing that really feels like a replacement to me.

FS2: Ares. Who needs to dogfight when you can lob Trebuchets at anything that looks at you funny? Plus it's one of the only ships that can really sustain useful amounts of Maxim/Kayser fire at high difficulties without weapons systems eating reactor energy.

 

Offline Kolgena

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
I guess the Ares is decent if that's your play style. It can realistically work quite well if the pilot only waddles around holding down space bar after harpoon aspect lock is acquired. That and treb lob for even more secondary pwnage.

 
Re: favourite canon fighters.
I Love the Valki!..

Was love in the First Arrive!

1 Banshee in the Nose of that ship, and 60 Hornets, ... Shivans GAME OVER ^^

 
Re: favourite canon fighters.
I Love the Valki!..

Was love in the First Arrive!

1 Banshee in the Nose of that ship, and 60 Hornets, ... Shivans GAME OVER ^^

Valk was definitely my second fav in FS1. She's just a bit too fragile for anything but pure interception, although thankfully, FS1 anti-strikecraft defenses really suck. Valks would be flying coffins around AA beams.

 

Offline Lester

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
1 Banshee in the Nose of that ship, and 60 Hornets, ... Shivans GAME OVER ^^
Ah, back in FS1, when hornets were actual missiles, instead of the sheer uselessness they are now.

 

Offline Kolgena

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Were Hornets actually good in FS1? I just remembered them being utter trash in FSPort.

 

Offline Lester

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
They were basically Tornados which had yellow trails and didn't fly parallel to each other.

 

Offline Commander Zane

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Port isn't actually FS1 to the very core, I believe Interceptors in Port are better compared to Retail FS1, and it's probably not the only difference. I do think Hornets had more use in Retail nonetheless.

They were basically Tornados which had yellow trails and didn't fly parallel to each other.
No they were still lag-pursuit...right?

 

Offline Snail

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Lester is talking about the FS2 version. The FS1 Hornet was lag-pursuit and had a blue trail.

 

Offline Commander Zane

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Lester is talking about the FS2 version. The FS1 Hornet was lag-pursuit and had a blue trail.
Eh?

Ah, back in FS1, when hornets were actual missiles, instead of the sheer uselessness they are now.


 

Offline Lester

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
had a blue trail.
wat

I distinctly recall them having a yellow (possibly slightly orangish) trail.

 

Offline Snail

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
The FS1 version had a blue trail. I am so positive like seriouslah.

 

Offline Lester

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Pics or it didn't happen.

 

Offline Mongoose

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
From what I remember, Hornets were pretty damn useless in FS1, considering they could barely turn to pursue a target.  The Port actually gives them and Interceptors a purpose, other than taking out something freighter-size or larger.

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
In Port, Hornets are pretty good bomber killers. Aside from that, they're good for retail AI-controlled heavy fighters against freighters/cruisers.

I've yet to play FS1 retail, but from what I heard, aspect-seeking missiles where much less good than in FSPort.
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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Mongoose

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Re: favourite canon fighters.
Pretty much.  The Interceptor turned like an oil tanker, and Hornets weren't much better.  The Harpoon and Tornado were massive improvements.