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tunewalker
05.14.2014 , 02:35 PM | #11
well anything to keep this near the top really. New pilots should really consider asking questions here.

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okiobe
05.14.2014 , 03:55 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Ryuku-sama View Post
I just have one question... How can I aim better!!!! I consistently hit 40% accuracy and I always feel like **** when I joust and die cuz I can,t hit my target who have no evesion buff up. And it's even worst under 1000m where I can empty my weapon energy with ion and never getting one shot on his shield.
Another thing to think about it the tracking penalty when you fire off center. All weapons have it some more than others. If you are having trouble hitting someone try to get them in the center of your firing arc. If you can't then maybe you need to disengage and try something else.

PS This is a good thread. Hopefully you get more questions.
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Kalphitis
05.14.2014 , 04:03 PM | #13
I would be curious on hearing your thoughts and/or recommendations regarding the playstyle of the latest Scout and SF.

Most people do not seem to play these ships very much, and there is not much information out there on them. As somebody who has mastered these ships, what comments do you have on them to maximize their performance and fun factor? Do you agree with Stasie's component recommendations?

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SammyGStatus
05.14.2014 , 04:13 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalphitis View Post
I would be curious on hearing your thoughts and/or recommendations regarding the playstyle of the latest Scout and SF.

Most people do not seem to play these ships very much, and there is not much information out there on them. As somebody who has mastered these ships, what comments do you have on them to maximize their performance and fun factor? Do you agree with Stasie's component recommendations?
http://www.constantwarfare.com/clarion - Here is a guide for the Clarion. I consider Pylan to be really good in this class as he's always been amazing in support ships (and lethal in a pike). Definitely check it out. Hanak plays the T3 scout and knows how to deliver some tensor field. I'll see if I can't gleen anything from talking to him (or will just tell him to post his know how). All I know is that as a support ship, playing with yourself is no where near is fulfilling as playing with a friend
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HiddenPalm
05.14.2014 , 05:36 PM | #15
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DRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
- something I have said countless times as the lock on alarm is BEEMING out of my surround sound speakers, with my scout in hellish flames without anymore energy for engine boost to clear out or an object to hide behind.

There have been many times when the Republic starfighters see Drakolich and his goon squad on the imperial list before a match begins, where I had to give a good moral speech to balance out all of the negative and fearful comments made on the republic side, like.

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"**** WE ALREADY LOST!" "There is no way we can win this one" "Game over man, GAME OVER!" .. etc
With that said, I have much respect for you and Anastasie as a fellow starfighter. I have also flown with you a few times and one or two times with voice chat. I can confirm that Drakolich seriously knows what he's talking about. Any consistent starfighter on the Bastion server would agree.

Here's my question.

I noticed that over 93% of the time, when I come after you to at least to try to slow down your kill rate, there are always two or three other aces winging you, who basically blow me out of the stars, if you don't. It's pretty obvious you fly with the best as much as you can.

What are your favorite group strategies for taking sats and for racking up kills and for which maps?

Which key do you use for your voice chat, while flying?

Whose your favorite wingperson, and why?

Do you use the F key and/or the number pad to look around while you fly? If so, for what reasons? Is it to stay close to your squad, or is it to look for boosts?

Do you have a memorized path to pick up boosts?

And did you really master 10 starshipships? Holy ****balls man.

And if I choose to interview you about your GSF skills and your guild for SWTORStrategies, will you be down?
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GiusQuadratus
05.14.2014 , 05:52 PM | #16
Thanks for the advice. I consider myself a mid skill pilot and I would like to get a few tips on getting better at dog fighting. I have recently, with the new strikes, started playing around and have had a ton of fun. I tend to get a lot of assists and not a ton of kills per match.

What I seem to have the most trouble with is really is some games I just seem to face opponents with really fast missile locks. I cannot seem to evade quickly enough and end up with some quick deaths. Quick deaths = not a ton of fun. I know they will happen, but I am interested in learning any tips which will help when those 1 or 2 other pilots are on my 6.

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tunewalker
05.14.2014 , 06:44 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by GiusQuadratus View Post
Thanks for the advice. I consider myself a mid skill pilot and I would like to get a few tips on getting better at dog fighting. I have recently, with the new strikes, started playing around and have had a ton of fun. I tend to get a lot of assists and not a ton of kills per match.

What I seem to have the most trouble with is really is some games I just seem to face opponents with really fast missile locks. I cannot seem to evade quickly enough and end up with some quick deaths. Quick deaths = not a ton of fun. I know they will happen, but I am interested in learning any tips which will help when those 1 or 2 other pilots are on my 6.
If its fast missile locks, the question is what kind of engine maneuver are you using and what ship are you flying the best reactions are almost ship dependent from what I have seen. Though drak may have one that is more universal.

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tunewalker
05.14.2014 , 06:49 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalphitis View Post
I would be curious on hearing your thoughts and/or recommendations regarding the playstyle of the latest Scout and SF.

Most people do not seem to play these ships very much, and there is not much information out there on them. As somebody who has mastered these ships, what comments do you have on them to maximize their performance and fun factor? Do you agree with Stasie's component recommendations?
I also fly the clarion a lot, I still with Quads and Thermites with charged plating. With concentrated fire for extra damage with the quads

This build is great in Dom matches, and alright in TDM. The reason its great for dom matches is it can hang with bombers using charged plating and if you can land a thermite on one its GG, since your Quads now effectively have 100% armor pierce.

It also works well in TDM as you can land Thermites on people that just barrel rolled, or force them to maneuver thus allowing others to missile lock. Further more Holding the lock on a target you have a beat on ususally means they hold on to DF or to their maneuver waiting for you to launch allowing you light them up with lasers.


If they decide to maneuver to avoid the lasers and fly in a less dangerous to laser manner then you have a chance to instantly start locking again. Thats a situational call though.

There is this "refill station" idea where scouts can go to mine layers to refill ammo but personally I think in both TDM and in Dom, this ship is just better for that role.

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Drakkolich
05.14.2014 , 06:59 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalphitis View Post
I would be curious on hearing your thoughts and/or recommendations regarding the playstyle of the latest Scout and SF.

Most people do not seem to play these ships very much, and there is not much information out there on them. As somebody who has mastered these ships, what comments do you have on them to maximize their performance and fun factor? Do you agree with Stasie's component recommendations?
So the new ships are very interesting, the scout is very useful in a premade/team setting. Tensor field is really good at getting a bomber where it needs to go in domination, which pretty much eliminates its vulnerable time of sitting recharging engines in the middle of nowhere just to get to a node. The loadout I used almost exclusively cause i couldn't find another i liked was light laser, ion missile, tensor, distortion, snap turn. I found with light laser maxed for dmg to hull you could ion someone slow them down with the ion missiles, then go in with light lasers ridiculous dmg to hull for the kill.

As for the new strike, stasie and I still argue about it to this day :P. I like a charged plating, dmg reduction build for it with repair probes speced into ammo. I use quads and thermite torps on it. Engine maneuver is pretty much player specfic but i would def go with a missile break one. Basically it becomes a very slow tank support ship, that has infinite missiles and can heal its very durable hull. Grab yourself a rocket pod spamming buddy and watch the fireworks as you constantly reload him. With this build you really need to learn which weapons can pierce armor and learn to avoid them at all costs or call for your wingman to help, not to mention your basically gunship food if you're out in the open vs one.
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Drakkolich
05.14.2014 , 07:12 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by HiddenPalm View Post
-I noticed that over 93% of the time, when I come after you to at least to try to slow down your kill rate, there are always two or three other aces winging you, who basically blow me out of the stars, if you don't. It's pretty obvious you fly with the best as much as you can.

What are your favorite group strategies for taking sats and for racking up kills and for which maps?

Which key do you use for your voice chat, while flying?

Whose your favorite wingperson, and why?

Do you use the F key and/or the number pad to look around while you fly? If so, for what reasons? Is it to stay close to your squad, or is it to look for boosts?

Do you have a memorized path to pick up boosts?

And did you really master 10 starshipships? Holy ****balls man.

And if I choose to interview you about your GSF skills and your guild for SWTORStrategies, will you be down?
-Yes most of the time I'm flying in a premade and on mumble with them and if someone is on me I can't shake easily or if im just setting someone up for an easy kill I call it out. Although lately i rolled a new alt on bastion just to see what soloq ing only feels like and so far im having a good time of it.

-So group strategies for taking sats thats a tough one cause there are so many. A few examples are using tensor field to get a bomber to the node and then sending the scout to deal with any threats off the node like gunships. Another is cycling multiple bombers in on a node by using hyperspace beacon just after the other dies so you instantly spawn back in on the node. For dislodging a bomber I like to bring a gunship or two and pincer the node not giving them anywhere to hide. (I hope that answers what you were looking for.)

-I use my thumb button on my razer mamba for push to talk that way my left hand is completly free to do w/e it needs to while flying (which is usually alot with all the power cycling)

-So I use the f key very little when actually fighting, almost all of us run communication sensors on our ships which have sensors so the whole map is lit up even if I'm at a node where nothing is happening. I'll use f then to look around and call important targets or other things for my team to deal with, so I'm just sitting at a node doing nothing. I actually use the key C alot more then anything and mostly for line of sighting gunships. I bound "look behind" to the T key pretty much just for when using retros if i have time i look back to see whats there.

-I don't have a path cause the power ups are random, I do however know where they all are.

-I actually have all 20 ships mastered, 10 on each side, you can see I have all the achievements for it in my signature.

-I'm definitely for an interview just let me know when
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