I recently started playing Bem Cavalgar. My initial thoughts.
I like the ability to choose the order which you undertake missions and how your success or failure appears to be affecting the overall war effort. Limited resources between missions and resource management is an interesting addition. I like it.
Beam equipped shivan ships inc. molochs in the great war? er, ...ok.
The enemy fighters and bombers are much more dangerous than in vanilla FS Port. Dragons and Basilisks circle strafe around you using multiple degrees of freedom, and do so very tightly, making getting a bead on them difficult - your rate of turn if using a mouse will struggle keep up with them.
Shivan primaries are not crappy any more. Compared to Vanilla FS Port they have a MUCH Higher RoF and much higher projectile speed - its like they are packing Balors! Jousting no longer a viable tactic if you do not want to take major damage.
Basilisk's shields are insanely strong. Remember fighting the first ****an you encountered in FreeSpace - you know, before
you got the avenger cannons? Its pretty much like that. Except with basilisks. ALL THE BASILISKS. All of the time since Basilisks are common AF. At least they show up on radar.
This mod will kick your ass. This is a good thing.
It is the reason I looked into aim assist so I could use my HOTAS properly. It worked, and it helped - thank you to everyone who helped me get it working