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Developer Update: Scout Class Starfighter

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Developer Update: Scout Class Starfighter
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articwol
11.18.2013 , 08:32 PM | #11
I like the scout, but can not wait to try the bomber when it comes out just with the wings where open like they are in the pic.

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Botho
11.18.2013 , 08:36 PM | #12
You can go for the turning thrusters on the Strike Fighter and to be honest i think its a good idea to, that 10% in total makes a fair difference imho.

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VonFoxFire
11.18.2013 , 09:26 PM | #13
Psttt designers you keep putting ships in with strike foils but they're always locked in the closed position when actually playing the game. This happened with the Fury and now it's happening with the S-12 Blackbolt just a suggestion but you might want to fix this so ships look right while in combat.
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JarekCyphus
11.18.2013 , 10:20 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Botho View Post
You can go for the turning thrusters on the Strike Fighter and to be honest i think its a good idea to, that 10% in total makes a fair difference imho.
This helped a great deal in fighting Scouts, but patient Gunships with a steady hand easily trump most Strike Fighters, as they just don't have the evasion or speed to extend the range from a deft sniper's shot. Strike Fighters don't need to be able to run; they need to be able to fight, and being one shot by a Gunship isn't fun at all.
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Vandicus
11.18.2013 , 10:34 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by JarekCyphus View Post
This helped a great deal in fighting Scouts, but patient Gunships with a steady hand easily trump most Strike Fighters, as they just don't have the evasion or speed to extend the range from a deft sniper's shot. Strike Fighters don't need to be able to run; they need to be able to fight, and being one shot by a Gunship isn't fun at all.
Try not using charged plating shields. The 50% bleedthrough makes them pretty terrible.
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Tallwyn
11.19.2013 , 01:47 AM | #16
I only managed to test out the Starguard and can say that dogfighting those pesky scout ships is very entertaining. Often in a 1v1 battle we would be stuck in an "infinite" loop where each of us barely managed to get into firing arc and then out again.

Running away from one or more Scoutships in a starfighter is pretty hard as they tend to catch up rather quickly and only by using terrain to your advantage can a strike fighter pilot hope to escape.

I must say i really enjoyed the time and am looking forward to the next PTS were ill hopefully be able to try out FT-6 Pike.
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11.19.2013 , 10:35 AM | #17
Why is the novadive "scoutier" than the flashfire? The flashfire looks more like the iconic A-WIng (thanks bio for putting in a delta-wing craft!) . and the nova looks more like a dogfighter

I think they should reverse the focus of the novadive and the flashfire.
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LordNarku
11.19.2013 , 02:56 PM | #18
i have only one problem with this exp. they should have made it more like the swg space were its all open. so u can control were u want to fly, if u want to fight instead of limiting it to only pvp

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MadHobbit
11.19.2013 , 05:18 PM | #19
while a free expansion, I have no plans on trying it out, In all the time I have played never done an space battle, but this game is like a amusement park, not everyone goes on all the rides

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BrianDavion
11.19.2013 , 05:23 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by LordNarku View Post
i have only one problem with this exp. they should have made it more like the swg space were its all open. so u can control were u want to fly, if u want to fight instead of limiting it to only pvp
making that change now would add another 3 years and half billion dollars to the development costs