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YAZF

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Favorite of Each Class!
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:19:00 PM »

I know these will probably change as the game expands and exploration/fuel consumption becomes important, but as things are right now what are your overall favorite ships in each class (and why)?

Fighter Wings- Piranha Bombers. These guys are good against big ships, small ships and fighters alike! They may falter a bit against interceptors, but no one is perfect.

Frigate - Wolf. I would have said Hyperion but I felt as if it was cheating.

Destroyer - Hammerhead. With it's new Ammo Feeder ability this guy just tears down an enemy's shields and then can missile their armor to death. Great all around ship.

Cruiser - Eagle - This one was tricky for me, but in the end I'd say I like it a bit more than the Aurora because of its extra speed and maneuverability thanks to its ship ability.

Capital Ship - Onslaught. I used to hate this thing. But now with it's Burn Drive and it's INCREDIBLE new hard mounts (and the fact that i realized Mjolnir cannons were bad) this guy is my go to flagship.

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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »

Fighter: I dont really ever use therm, but il have to say the Xephos.

Frigate: Definitively the Omen, that thing is annoyance wrapped in a ship.

Destroyer: Used to be the Medusa, but ive recently started to love the Enforcers. Just pure armor and firepower.

Cruiser: This one is easy, the Falcon. Its speed and good firepower makes it superior on the battlefield.

Capital: The Conquest. It has so great speed with the MJ system gives it 150 speed. Also it has some of the better firepower in the game.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 12:20:23 AM »

Fighter: Warthogs.  Definitely Warthogs.  Let a few wings of those loose on anything and it will die.

Frigate: My favorite was the Lasher, a vicious little bullet hose if I've ever seen one.  However, the Tempest's new Terminator drone is quite nice and a very unique system, and I'm really liking it so far.

Destroyer: Medusa -- outrunning frigates in a destroyer is way too much fun :D  I do need to revisit my old standby, the HMG-toting Hammerhead... accelerated ammo feeders would make those guns downright hilarious.

Cruiser: I love the blend of firepower and mobility on both the Eagle and Falcon.  If I'm feeling particularly inhumane, I'll outfit an Apogee with hardened+stabilized shields and an integrated targeting unit, then fly around blowing everything to pieces with a plasma cannon :D

Capital: These are usually too sluggish for my tastes, but ripping apart an entire fleet with a Conquest broadside always gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.  The Odyssey gets an honorable mention in the Broadside King contest thanks to its high energy focus and ability to mount an alarming number of pulse lasers on one side of the ship.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 01:01:52 AM »

Fighter: Daggers or Piranhas, I just love bombers so very much.

Frigate: Again a two way, either Hounds, or Lashers. I haven't really played with much else

Cruiser: The Mule, believe it or not. It's tough has plenty of firepower and its very dependable. Two of them took down a paragon once, i was very pleased at that (thats without my help)

Capital: It's gotta be the onslaught, I love being and unstoppable monster, burn drive is quite useful a good ram at the right time can take down the shields of almost any ship.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 01:03:54 AM »

Fighter: Don't really have a favorite fighter. I just use whatever I can find, that is not a bomber.

Frigate: The tempest. I've always loved it.

Destroyer: Medusa. Love the thing, it's a lot of fun to fly, and really good at supporting my fleet.

Cruiser: The apogee. I switched the HIL with an autopulse laser, and it wrecks things.

Capital: This one is a little tricky. I like the odyssey, because it has quite a lot of firepower, combined with a flight deck. But I also love flying around in a paragon with 4 autopulse lasers, wrecking anything that gets in the way of my guns. The onslaught is also pretty fun, but I just like high-tech ships better.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 03:16:02 AM »

Ooh fun ...

Fighter Talon

I just really like these guys, despite their obvious failings. So cheap, but great point defense escorts for vulnerable ships especially early on.

Frigate Lasher

Very tricky one. I think the Lasher edges it because it is hard enough to tolerate mistakes on my part, and can really put down some pain with the ammo feeder.

Destroyer Sunder

I don't know why I love you ... but I do. After watching arcibalde's Sunder in the Huske system, I've started a little love affair with this thing. As long as the shield remains intact, this thing can cause a lot of problems for a lot of ships.

Cruiser Eagle

Super manouvreable, super fun to fly. Normally load it up with small guns and counter my range disadvantage with buffed shields and the jets for maximum close-up brawling.

Capital Conquest

I don't use these a lot, but of all the ships I probably like the Conquest the best, just because it's COOL.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 07:26:43 AM »

Fighter: Xyphos. They cost a lot, okay. But they chew trought everything in numbers. (i didn't play vanilla in months, it may not even be vanilla)

Frigate: Tempest. Costly, but speed and weaponry make it match a destroyer easily.

Destroyer: Medusa. You can see that i really like high tech by now.

Cruiser: Venture. This is the only ship that breaks my high tech patter. Sturdy, well armed, flight deck for carrier duty, big cargo capacity. What's not to love about it?

Capital: Paragon. Back on the high tech pattern. I got a dreadnought setup involved around IR pulse laser and pulse lasers. Little baby can solo 3 capitals and 3 cruisers at the same time under AI control.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 07:39:15 AM »

Fighter: Broadsword. They get eaten by EMP less than the other shieldless fighters and are very good against high tech frigate swarms.
Frigate: Omen. It is actually the only frigate I will run in larger fleets.
Destroyer: Medusa. I love Hammerheads for being well rounded, hard hitting, tough ships, but nothing compares to flying this sleek killing machine.
Cruiser: Venture. Its just such a solid carrier! Eagles are nice too: I can't stand the high tech cruisers.
Capital: Odyssey. Doesn't have the speed of the Conquest or those awesome reapers, but a dual plasma variant pumps out an incredible amount of damage with HEF. Hunts cruisers/destroyers with ease and can still go toe to toe with capitals. All at 18 FP and with a flight deck.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 07:40:21 AM »

Fighter: Thunder: They aren't as good as they used to be (easier to kill with a two-man wing), but their speed is ridiculous, and they are the best tacklers out of all the fighters.

Frigate: Tempest, as I run for Hi-Tech Fleets. Phase Beam and Pulse Laser are my new-found companions on this ship, as I tend to to go after Low-Tech and Hegemony instead of other Hi-Tech fleets (you have to swap out the phase for something good against shields against Tri-Tach sadly). Its just so fast, and with a phase beam it can literally just sit on a ships engines and keep them disabled.

Destroyer: I don't really use destroyers, actually. But I'd have to go with the Eagle since I found out about the Mauler-HAC-Mauler combo in the front. It makes for a fantastic support destroyer (and with the new Maneuvering Jets, she's fast too!)

Cruiser: Apogee for life. She's my Flagship. Plasma Cannon, Two LRPD, Two Phase Beams, Hardened Shields - she can stand up against capital ships and fleets and shrug off thousands of damage, 'specially with Elite crew. Just so hard to kill, though a little slow.

Capital: Odyssey's are my favourite capital. One Broadside is not bad with its good shields, a flight deck so you don't need a dedicated carrier, and with Plasma Cannons its System does ridiculous amount of damage from good range.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2012, 07:57:07 AM »

Fighter: Thunder. I used to use them a ton before they were nerfed to 2 per wing, I still use them if I plan to use fighters, but fighter fleets eat a ton of supplies on the quiet.
Frigate: Tempest. Probably because of the almost broken way that enemies will agro it's terminator. Something I learned from MMORPGs, Kill the pet class, not the pet.
Destroyer: Medusa. I prefer energy weapons over anything else, and the Medusa is an awesome ship to aim for after getting a couple frigates.
Cruiser: Eagle. 3 energy weapons, pulse lasers everywhere. 3 maulers, long range harassment everywhere, oh, and they turn on a dime.
Capital: Conquest. Maulers and HAGs, drown everything in a sea of high explosive ordnance. Shielded enemies? Switch to Autocannons and HVDs and drown it all in solid slugs instead! Oh, and it ALSO turns on a dime.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2012, 08:14:09 AM »

Fighter: Talon. Cheap (both credits and FP), and quick. Great for when you need a little extra for an escort.
Frigate: Lasher. Flexible. So many different loadout options.
Destroyer: Enforcer. So much firepower and armor.
Cruiser: Dominator. See Enforcer.
Capital: Onslaught. See Dominator.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2012, 09:35:28 AM »

Fighter: Either the Xyphos or the Wasp wings. I haven't really used them since the latest patch. Xyphoses because of their durability and firepower, Wasps because of how numerous they are.

Frigate: Either the Hyperion or Tempest (Hyperion for me, Tempest for the AI). The Tempest because of its speed, firepower, and general survivability. The Hyperion because of its ability to be anywhere on the battlefield at any time, combined with its firepower and general survivability.

Destroyer: The Medusa. With amazing defenses and mobility for its size combined with its versatility and decent firepower, it is easily one of the best ships for its cost. Although, I really need to take a look at the Sunder. EDIT: Just looked at Sunder. It has good firepower, but the mobility of the Medusa and its Omni Shield make it generally better.

Cruiser: The Aurora. It has good firepower, but its combination of mobility and crazy good dissipation allows it to outlast almost any opponent, even allowing it to fight toe-to-toe with an Onslaught and win (assuming you back away and vent at appropriate times).

Capital: The Paragon. The best defenses of any ship in the game, period. Has the sustained firepower to make everything die with minimal flux buildup and can destroy entire fleets on its own.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2012, 10:24:37 AM »

Destroyer: I don't really use destroyers, actually. But I'd have to go with the Eagle
The Eagle is a Cruiser. :P



Fighters: Broadswords. Powerful, tough, and fast.

Frigates: No real favorites. But if I had to pick, I'd pick the Wolf.

Destroyer: Hammerhead all the way. It almost has the firepower of an Enforcer with it's ammo belts. It's also tough enough to take a minor beating.

Cruisers: Previously the Eagle, now I'm much happier with Falcons+Augmented Engines due to the incredible speed for a cruiser (up to 200+ with Jets).

Capitals: Conquest. Everything else common seems too slow.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2012, 10:29:34 AM »

Fighter: Xyphos/Wasps, though i rarely use fighters.

Frigate: Wolf. It might not as powerful as Tempest/Hyperion, but it's available right from the start and is very good for early campaign.

Destroyer: Medusa. Slightly less so after skimmer nerf, but it still stays best combination of power/mobility in it's class.

Cruiser: Aurora. Very good flux-tank against any sub-capital ships in mid game, though fails quickly against Onslaught/Conquest due to their mobility boosting systems. Anyway, that's now common problem for destroyers/cruisers...

Capital: Conquest. Main source of aforementioned problem:). At 150 speed it makes most destroyer and cruisers obsolete in sense that they fail on crucial "ship should be able to outrun what it can not out-gun" rule.
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Re: Favorite of Each Class!
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2012, 10:36:41 AM »

Fighter: Broadswords. Good escorts, good interceptors, and good even against larger ships. Very versatile craft.

Frigate: Honestly, I rarely use these except when starting off in a campaign, and even then for as short a time as possible. The Wolf is nice, though.

Destroyer: Enforcer. Without a doubt. 5 medium ballistics and missiles allow it to handle pretty much every situation. And, it's quite nimble with Burn Drive. Very dangerous combo.

Cruiser: Tough call between the Dominator and Eagle. There are some nice Dominator loadouts that can easily cripple capital ships, but can still handle fighters. The Eagle is nimble, yet can be fitted for long-range focused fire.

Capital Ship: Depending on the situation, Conquest or Onslaught, for reasons others have mentioned. I do love the Astral as well, but it's just a bit too overpriced in terms of FP to justify its use in most occasions.
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