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Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
It seems like wherever I go, the thing gets glowing reviews. For me...it's just not maneuverable enough. I need something on the level of a Pegasus, or more firepower to make up for it. I mean, sure, it gets the job done, but it's not any fun to fly.

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Dont treat the Perseus as a replacement Valkyrie, stat wise it is a replacement Apollo and compared to what you have at that stage of the game it is massively better than anything else in the roster as a general purpose fighter, which is sad as there is no real interceptor in FS2
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Well I mean sure, it's loads better than, say, the Myrmidon. I just prefer things like the Loki, for example. The Perseus doesn't have that extra edge of turn speed that I need for the ship to feel right.

Of course, if you just want to be effective, you grab a heavy fighter and all the missiles you can hold. That's pretty much what the game was build for.

 

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
I'm happy with my small Loki.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Once you start playing against Fury AI the battlespace optima moves away from heavy fighters and missiles towards agile gunfighters, turrets, and interceptors with linear speed. As the AI's capabilities approach human capabilities, shields and hull stop being effective defenses.

Target profile also becomes a big deal.

 

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
The Loki would be a great fighter if it could carry appreciable amounts of missiles.  It has good speed, good agility, tough shields (400!), and a big capacitor for its primaries.

Perseus not agile enough? Go for the Ulysses. It has always been my favorite fighter on higher difficulties. Nothing can touch it...you can hit afterburners and do a corkscrew maneuver and be untouched even on head-on passes.

Target profile also becomes a big deal.

When facing ships with wide gunpoints like the Thoth, you can orient your Ulysses s.t. your ship's thin hull is perpendicular to the Thoth's thin hull (like a "+" symbol) and its primaries will miss you.




 

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
It seems like wherever I go, the thing gets glowing reviews. For me...it's just not maneuverable enough. I need something on the level of a Pegasus, or more firepower to make up for it. I mean, sure, it gets the job done, but it's not any fun to fly.

peggy best ship btw

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Well I mean sure, it's loads better than, say, the Myrmidon. I just prefer things like the Loki, for example. The Perseus doesn't have that extra edge of turn speed that I need for the ship to feel right.

The Loki's only a hair more manoeuvrable than the Perseus in the tables.

The Perseus is probably the only retail fighter I really enjoy flying, except maybe the Pegasus.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Why no Ulysses appreciation?

The Ulysses has had a tough life, culminating in the ultimate indignity: replacement by the Myrmidon.

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
I ain't so much of a fan of the Perseus either,I'm more of a heavy fighter fan,so Hercs,Erinyes and Ares are my thing,just load them with trebs,harpoons or tornadoes and blast anything you see.I don't mind taking a Loki,Pegasus,Perseus or Myrmidon,but they ain't really my thing,as they don't have good enough armament to satisfy my needs.As for Ulysses...piece of junk,I'd rather take something that turns as good as
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Ulysses is good. To be honest, I'm not terribly fond of 2-2 gun mounts in general. They just don't hit very hard. It's all so underwhelming. I'd prefer a setup like the Thoth's, but the Thoth's hardpoints are so wide...

 

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
I like the Perseus. I also like a lot of the other fighters mentioned here. I don't like the Ulysses or the Thoth, which can't take very much punishment, especially in FS2.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Ulysses' four guns are ok,they can be used,however armor,shields and secondaries are way too bad for my liking,if it had,say Valkrye's speed and missile capacity and Herc's armor and shielding it would be a good space superiority and interceptor.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Well yes, if you had a ship that was fast, durable and heavily-armed it'd be good at everything.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
The Nyx isn't good at not getting Slammered :smugdog:

 

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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
You have the Tauret and the Erynies...not so fast,but durable and heavily armed.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
The Nyx isn't good at not getting Slammered :smugdog:

Nothing's good at that except corvettes, and that's only because you buffed their armour!
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
I don't like the Uly because its missiles points are too wide to use tempests (or any other dumbfire missile), which is fairly crippling.

The Perseus is a fine space superiority fighter (it's a "strictly-better" Apollo by TCG definitions), but if its pushed into interception it doesn't quite have have the speed.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
I find that the Apollo is more one step away from "Space Superiority" in the direction of "Assault", while the Perseus is one step away from the "Interceptor" role in the direction of "Space Superiority", which is why it's called an "Interceptor Fighter".  The fact that the Herc. II is faster, more agile and carries more missiles than the Herc.I but is durable, I feel puts it also one stop towards the "Space Superiority" class from its listed "Heavy Assault" class.  The Erinyes' greater speed but lower hitpoints and missile capacity might classify it as something like a "Strike Fighter", meant to get in fast, hit hard, and then get out before it takes too much damage.
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Re: Am I the only one who's not a fan of the Perseus?
Yes, you are!

I don't like the Ulysses because it is literally too responsive for small targets like Dragons. My hit ratio drops because I can't track them smoothly.
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