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Developer Update: Bomber Class Starfighter

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Developer Update: Bomber Class Starfighter
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01.10.2014 , 10:49 AM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by Dokar View Post
Bombers are not typically used for fighter suppression they would be using capital ship missiles to go after capital ship while fighters defend them from other fighters. Ships that drop mines are usually called minelayers
well, the ideal name for the Bomber here would actually be "Drone carrier" or something like that, as the drones seems to be its primary weapons and tools...
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01.10.2014 , 11:43 AM | #52
Hey maybe now I can actually play GSF since I won't be so limited by the fact I'm a horrible pilot when using the mouse to steer... >_>


At least I'll feel like I'm contributing rather than just exploding again and again and again to someone flying a Scout.

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01.10.2014 , 01:50 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by Katushe View Post
I know that admitting to have made a mistake is hard, but please... PLEASEEE!!!!

When will you stop with this GS nonsense and come back to the game?

Again... PLEASE!!!
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01.10.2014 , 02:38 PM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by Aries_cz View Post
well, the ideal name for the Bomber here would actually be "Drone carrier" or something like that, as the drones seems to be its primary weapons and tools...
I don't know what the game play is like, but bombers do drop "mines". However, "drones" typically come from carriers of some sort. Seems like a bit of an amalgamation between a bomber and a carrier... which isn't really possible on a planetary body, but it might be from a space perspective.

Remember, Star Wars is an amalgamation of ww2 air and naval combat. It's all thrown together in a giant cluster**** making the use of naval and air force terminology imperfect.It is more easily ascribed to Star Trek, which was approached primarily from a naval perspective.

Anyways, terminology aside. This could be *potentially* pretty cool. I think I'm most interested in the new gameplay style. It has the potential to be awesomely dogfighting oriented.

Next, lets have some objective based matches too (escort the bomber, etc.) .

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01.10.2014 , 03:14 PM | #55
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I think I'm most interested in the new gameplay style. It has the potential to be awesomely dogfighting oriented.
They surlery weren't dogfighting oriented in beta...
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Lyet
01.10.2014 , 05:30 PM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by jankiel View Post
They surlery weren't dogfighting oriented in beta...
I believe the poster was referring to Deathmatch, not Bombers...

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01.10.2014 , 07:15 PM | #57
Quote: Originally Posted by Katushe View Post
I know that admitting to have made a mistake is hard, but please... PLEASEEE!!!!

When will you stop with this GS nonsense and come back to the game?

Again... PLEASE!!!
lol, plenty of people enjoy gsf, myself included. it's far from a "mistake". I realize you aren't the only one to dislike it, but you're in the clear minority here.

so no one's admitting to any mistakes re: gsf, because thus far, none have been made (at least, nothing major).
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01.10.2014 , 08:43 PM | #58
Bombers needed a HUGE redesign in BETA. There was a LOT of feedback on that. I realize that no designer wants to admit they screwed up, but please redesign them or drop them entirely. They are no better now than they were in BETA. You asked for feedback. If you ask for it, you should feel obligated to actually listen to it, not just go through the motions because you know best. Unfortunately, it feels like that's all you did.

Further, why in the world would you call a mine layer a bomber? What makes laying mines and flying in circles hoping the mines and drones do the fighting seem like a reasonable game play? Really?
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Galenthis
01.11.2014 , 09:43 AM | #59
So, no new ground based PVP maps of ANY kind? We're still stuck with four maps and that's it?

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Aries_cz
01.11.2014 , 04:02 PM | #60
Quote: Originally Posted by Galenthis View Post
So, no new ground based PVP maps of ANY kind? We're still stuck with four maps and that's it?
Alderaan, Voidstar, Novare Coast, Ancient Hypergate, Huttball - 5x 8v8 Warzones
Makeb, Corellia, Space Station, Tatooine - 4x 4v4 Arenas

That is 9 maps, unless my math is lying...
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