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Developer Update: Scout Class Starfighter

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Developer Update: Scout Class Starfighter
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11.18.2013 , 03:48 PM | #1 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Designer Bret Hoffman delves into the Scout, the fastest of all the Galactic Starfighter crafts.

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Iwipe
11.18.2013 , 04:19 PM | #2
Can't wait to try out the Sting/NovaDive next weekend, didn't have enough fleet req to purchase it this weekend since I spent alot of it on gunships hah

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ZETA_SCORPII
11.18.2013 , 04:20 PM | #3
Can't wait to play GS, I don't know which class I'm gonna focus on yet but I'm gonna have fun testing them all out for sure.

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Tevgen
11.18.2013 , 04:33 PM | #4
I was playing scout mainly on the weekend. I think a strike fighter's rate of turn needs to be equal or even greater than the scout's. The scout has the advantage of speed, as the article says "They can then easily boost away from any Strike Fighters...", but why would you when you can out dogfight them?

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BlueSkittles
11.18.2013 , 04:58 PM | #5
Love the scout. First to the stations is usually first to win.

At the beginning of each fight I press F3 to get maximum engines, spacebar to boost to the station, then circle around the innermost area of the stations, protected by those flaps that show who owns the station. With the scout's speed, most craft can't hit me. I just circle around forever, either winning the station as my teammates take out the enemy or slow the enemy down from taking over the station, and hopefully annoy them in the process.

Also I suck at dogfighting so this is pretty much all I CAN do, fly fast, hope I don't get hit, and fly circles around the enemy.

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11.18.2013 , 05:02 PM | #6
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LegoUniverseBC
11.18.2013 , 05:03 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Iwipe View Post
Can't wait to try out the Sting/NovaDive next weekend, didn't have enough fleet req to purchase it this weekend since I spent alot of it on gunships hah
Don't you mean the Sting/Flashfire?
I had amazing gunship battles with you this weekend dulfy, you make the Gunship OP.

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RiVaN_
11.18.2013 , 06:59 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Iwipe View Post
Can't wait to try out the Sting/NovaDive next weekend, didn't have enough fleet req to purchase it this weekend since I spent alot of it on gunships hah
I think you killed me 3 times in the last Battle I ran on Saturday night.
I wasn't really diggin' the GS, but you rocked rocked it!

I can't wait to try out the 2nd tier Scout ship, It reminds me of the A-wing which has been my favorite in every SW Flight sim I have played.
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ZayneDraay
11.18.2013 , 07:06 PM | #9
While I don't plan on playing the expansion until it comes out for subs December 3rd, I think the scout ship will be the first ship I try out. Whenever I played Battlefront 2, I usually picked the interceptor ships and ran circles around my opponents. My guess is the BF2 interceptors have a similar feel to the GS scout, either way can't wait!
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Phrase
11.18.2013 , 07:52 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Tevgen View Post
I was playing scout mainly on the weekend. I think a strike fighter's rate of turn needs to be equal or even greater than the scout's. The scout has the advantage of speed, as the article says "They can then easily boost away from any Strike Fighters...", but why would you when you can out dogfight them?
Strike fighters may have a slightly harder time bringing their weapons to bear, but when they do, they shred scouts.

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