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Wingman Ability bonus not worth while

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Wingman Ability bonus not worth while

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Phantasym
12.04.2013 , 02:11 PM | #1
The crew companion bonus Wingman has the advantage of increasing the accuracy of any friendly ships within 1000m, This seems like much too short of a range, anyone flying that close is just about riding your tail pipe, within 3000m seems much more useful. I don't think I have ever had a friendly within that range except for gunships sitting together guarding a objective.

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Viperswhip
12.04.2013 , 02:29 PM | #2
If it's 1000 that is horrible, it should be 5-10k.

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Phantasym
12.04.2013 , 02:37 PM | #3
Wingman - Accuracy increased by 20% over 20 seconds. Effect additionally applied to 2 nearby allies while they remain within 1000m of your ship

Running Interference - Evasion increased by 15% over 20 seconds. Effect additionally applied to 2 nearby allies while they remain within 1000m of your ship

Both of those abilities the secondary affect on allies never takes effect, no one is ever close enough.

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Cleet_Xia
12.04.2013 , 02:39 PM | #4
The utility of the ability is the +6% to evasion that the ability provides to the user. The accuracy buff is mostly just an added bonus.

But it's a drive by...er...fly by buff.
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Tellenn
12.04.2013 , 02:48 PM | #5
If it was more it would hardly be wingman. To be a wingman you need ride just behind the wing of your leader and focus the same targets. Like biggs wedge and luke

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Phantasym
12.04.2013 , 03:06 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Tellenn View Post
If it was more it would hardly be wingman. To be a wingman you need ride just behind the wing of your leader and focus the same targets. Like biggs wedge and luke
Try flying within 1000m of your friend when he is doing anything but a straight line flight in the exact same ship. I understand its meant to be like military pilots flying in formation, that's a lot easier to do in a real plane then in this game, also in RL it is done in mostly open sky, not asteroid fields.

Not asking for a huge increase, just enough to make it useful. usually when two people are attacking the same target they are never within 1000m but might be within 3000-5000m

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cashogy_reborn
12.04.2013 , 03:45 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Phantasym View Post
Try flying within 1000m of your friend when he is doing anything but a straight line flight in the exact same ship. I understand its meant to be like military pilots flying in formation, that's a lot easier to do in a real plane then in this game, also in RL it is done in mostly open sky, not asteroid fields.

Not asking for a huge increase, just enough to make it useful. usually when two people are attacking the same target they are never within 1000m but might be within 3000-5000m
Is it tho?
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Phantasym
12.04.2013 , 03:50 PM | #8
Pretty sure real fighting planes offer a lot more electronic equipment and a lot more precise controls to allow this type of thing then a mouse and keyboard with 3 moves.

Not saying its easy to do, but it is common for fighter pilots and extremely uncommon in this game.

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MaximusRex
12.04.2013 , 03:57 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Tellenn View Post
If it was more it would hardly be wingman. To be a wingman you need ride just behind the wing of your leader and focus the same targets. Like biggs wedge and luke
I see you haven't played GS. Good luck flying in any kind of formation.

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ikinai
12.04.2013 , 04:03 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by MaximusRex View Post
I see you haven't played GS. Good luck flying in any kind of formation.
Strange, I did it a couple times last night as a random solo queue. We flew out together and I went under the beacon hit wingman and they flew around up top shooting at people. They were well within the 1000 meter range of me and we flew in a formation out to the objective. Not too hard, even for an old lady with arthritis.
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