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Author Topic: So what's the plan with the Fury?  (Read 4873 times)

Vanshilar

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Re: So what's the plan with the Fury?
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2022, 12:03:12 AM »

The base stats of the eagle are nearly the same as the base stats of the aurora. Basically the only advantages in raw stats the aurora has is 10 more speed, 10 more ordinance points, and 200 more dissipation, which is not much for a ship that costs 8 dp more than the eagle. Also, the eagle can mount flux efficient ballistic weapons and make better use of it's flux than the aurora, so that kind of diminishes the flux dissipation advantage of the aurora.

Eh briefly, base speed of Eagle is 50 su/s while base speed of Aurora is 80 su/s, so that's a 30 su/s speed difference which is huge. Also, the Aurora's plasma jets amount to a difference of 463 su in extra distance per use every 11 seconds, or 42 su/s, while the Eagle's maneuvering jets amount to a difference of 288 su in extra distance per use every 12 seconds, or 24 su/s.

The Aurora's biggest selling is its speed. Having that much firepower at that mobility point is huge. That's also why it's more of a player ship than an AI ship; players are much more adept at determining if they can get away with a hit-and-run than the AI, to take advantage of its mobility.
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Euphytose

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Re: So what's the plan with the Fury?
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2022, 05:31:54 AM »

I like the Fury. As other have said, it's a better player ship than AI because plasma burn is a terrible ship system for AI, it just tends to suicide with it.

I use two pulse lasers, two antimatter blasters, and the rest as burst PD, and it's doing alright.
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Re: So what's the plan with the Fury?
« Reply #77 on: July 28, 2022, 01:54:19 AM »

This thing so dumb. And I love it.
Perfect small child!
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Prox. Launchers manually controlled - both in same group + linked.
Everything else automated.
Boost in. Rinse everything with Ion. Dissolve with charges. Run away. Repeat.
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