... The only thing I *don't* use is the barrel roll, and that's because I'm pretty sure it doesn't actually do anything except look slightly amusing.
I could be imagining it (it's been known to happen
) but if I've A'ed to the left and moused to the left, then move the mouse to the right and press D and then
barrel roll it seems to increase the chances of missing enemy gunfire. (As opposed to barrel roll in place which seems to do nothing)
After getting comfortable with the heroic space missions, I happened to run Drexel Sweep on a toon I was leveling. Previously, this mission used to be moderately difficult when not overgeared. But I managed to dodge enemy fire so well that I didn't take a single tick of shield damage until I reached the first capital ship.