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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Ever tried putting flak guns on a fighter? It's hilarious. You just rip through everything. I guess the fire rate is high enough that the fact that flak sucks against shields just doesn't matter.

 

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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Ever tried putting flak guns on a fighter? It's hilarious. You just rip through everything. I guess the fire rate is high enough that the fact that flak sucks against shields just doesn't matter.
Ever tried playing against a flak-equipped warship with an AI profile that disables the fire rate penalty? Flak doesn't suck against shields; it's just that retail doesn't let it fire fast enough to be a major threat.
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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Ever tried playing against a flak-equipped warship with an AI profile that disables the fire rate penalty?
Just turning the game's difficulty up to insane should get the fire rate close enough to its table value to notice that, yeah, flak are flippin' deadly. They'll kill you faster than a AAA beam if you aren't careful.

Anyway, my ideal fighter would be a serapis with actual armor and tighter gunpoints.

My ideal bomber would be the Nahema with GTVA-standard secondary capacity.

Special mention goes to the Athena for being naturaly awesome.

 
Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Flak is a bit different because even insane doesn't disable the random refire delay on the retail AI profile. For most weapons this means they fire near as makes no difference tabled rates, but flak has such a high firerate that even a 0.15s random delay effectively halves its firerate. At full tabled firerate a single standard flak turret will do 200 shield and 200 hull DPS. For comparison, the kayser does "only" 100 shield and 112 hull DPS, even a Maxim does only 177 hull DPS. So an Aeolus with 6 standard flaks becomes extremely deadly.

Mind you, even effectively halving that insane DPS doesn't make it not deadly, just not quite as ridiculous.
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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Yeah; since flak has a shockwave direct hits do double the damage you mentioned, 400dps for armour & shields. Ouch.
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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Well, yeah, but direct hits don't happen that often, unless you're fighting a warship. In which case standard flak does 6.25 the DPS of an SGreen and about half that of the BGreen. Yes, the Aeolus has close to the effective anti-warship firepower of an Orion's broadside of 3 BGreens, just without any finishing power since flak doesn't have the "huge" flag.
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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Blue Planet had a Dreamscape training mission where you were armed with a BFRed.  :cool:

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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
Incidentally: I meant your favorite craft, whether fighter or bomber, rather than specifically your ideal fighter and ideal bomber. Not that it matters in the slightest; I just...don't like people being unaware of things, I guess? Same reason why people leave comments on years-old Youtube videos correcting people, I suppose.

 

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Re: What do you think your ideal fighter(/bomber) would look like?
I like to go fast. Manoeuvrability doesn't matter so much to me if I can slam on the afterburner and exit a sticky situation at 250 m/sec. So my ideal would be something with crazy engines and afterburner top speed, banks that can take at least a handful of trebs for sniping and a bank of furies for close-up work, one bank for Kaysers, one for SDGs. Strong shields, hull doesn't matter so much.

That's me happy I think. :)
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