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Post by Can-Swiss on Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:31 pm

I picked up a Swordfish today. Upgraded it, and love it! I am having so much fun.

However... I was just playing on Euro, and for whatever reason, two CTF's came up back to back. I was the only one on my team trying to capture, so I said screw it and went into the Furball that happens when no one wants to play CTF. It was a Blast, so much so that I was not paying attention in the second game and grabbed the Barracuda. Oh Oh.... I was smiling so friggin much. 22 kills, and 12 assists later, in a base A-80. I think I bought the wrong ship... should I have both?

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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by Varia on Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:40 pm

I was honestly wondering the exact opposite today.

I bought an A-80 last night and hopped into it with the idea that it would only be somewhat different than flying my FH-200. Uh, no. Totally different. However, if I had saved my pennies and bought a Swordfish, then I would really just have a really souped up FH-200.

So... nope, I don't feel like you made an error, but you did buy something which is totally and completely different from the A-80 within the weight class.

Oh oh; wanna trade? Let's trade!
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Post by Belshirash on Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:46 pm

In some ways they are both very good ships, but they need totally different styles of playing imo. While the Swordfish is ship for dogfights, the Barracuda is one to stay behind the front and make kills from distance. In the meantime, for me, flying these ships got boring, because with a Barracuda you hardly have to aim and the Swordfish is just a "bullet spamming machine". It's imo very easy to get kills with these two fighters...maybe to easy. Thats why in my hangar both ships already put on dust and are rarely used Smile The low- and mid-tier ships are simply more fun
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Post by El Queso on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:40 pm

An A80 can be an amazing machine with the right pilot. It really is a state of mind. A good A80 pilot can take it up close and survive. The missiles are wonderful but never forget the guns. Also, if someone is unlucky enough to be flying head to head with you, ram them. It's strong enough to take a beating.
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Post by Irishpanda on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:52 pm

El Queso wrote:An A80 can be an amazing machine with the right pilot. It really is a state of mind. A good A80 pilot can take it up close and survive. The missiles are wonderful but never forget the guns. Also, if someone is unlucky enough to be flying head to head with you, ram them. It's strong enough to take a beating.

QFT. If you try to fly the A80 like a dogfighter, you're gonna die. She's just not made for that. The A80 is a predator, a shark..you lie in wait and when a target comes into view, you strike hard. If the missiles hit, the enemy is already near dead if they didn't just pop on the first hit. The Barracuda is made for fighting *dirty*.
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Post by Vanity on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:46 pm

Yeah I agree with Irish... it really depends on the pilot. I can get up to about 30 kills in a good S&D match with an a80, and get blown out of the air in a piranha or a swordfish. Either way, they're both good ships... Give it a go i reckon. takes some getting used to though. Smile

As the cheese already said... H2H is a bad idea, especially if ur opponent is in a light fighter. Very Happy
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by Can-Swiss on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:10 am

Varia wrote:Oh oh; wanna trade? Let's trade!

Umm No. I don't want to trade. I love the swordfish. Its a mean SOB. The A80 i played a MUCH different Game. It was hiding in nooks and Crannies (like a Thomas's English Muffin:) and then jumping out Blast Cannon and Rockets, and then go hide again. It was Fun. I hate the Broken Moon Map but was for the first time in a long time enjoying that map.

Belshirash wrote:While the Swordfish is ship for dogfights, the Barracuda is one to stay behind the front and make kills from distance.

I was playing it wrong then. I was in the thick of things, just hiding in plain sight. Jump out, Pew Pew Whoosh BOOM. Then slink off. I ignored the incoming fire because of its shields, flew off and regroup and repeat. Unless a T.O.O. (Target of Opportunity) presented itself (Like Mambas wanting to go H 2 H What a Face ) If I didn't get them with the guns and rockets, just ram them. Same result.

El Queso wrote:The missiles are wonderful but never forget the guns.

Oh No! Don't forget that. That's the Fun part People think you are in a FH 100 so they come at you and then you bang them with rockets. and even with no Lock, direct fire is soooooo sweet.

[DMHS] Vanity wrote:Give it a go i reckon. takes some getting used to though.

Yeah, but I think I will grab it and leave it alone for a while. Need to get to know that Swordfish more. I will leave the A80 alone until I get bored, then see what sort of ruckus I can make.
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Post by Vanity on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:14 am

Oooh, ruckus did you say!? mwahahahaha I can cause a hell of a ruckus with that barrcuda of mine... so sexy... honey badger sexy mode more like it. Razz
Yeah I find that I could get more kills with the barracuda because of it's health status being ridiculously huuuuge! Very Happy

The swordfish is excellent if you just want to go in and do some damage, leave, heal, and go back into the furball... Or you can sneakily hide behind some of my precious asteroids and sucker (machine gun) punch someone from behind. Smile

It really depends on what type of style you prefer, personally I think they're both great and I can fly both equally well.

Anyways. Good luck with the tryout and don't forget to post what you think of it after you've had a nice trial period. (for both)
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Post by Viking Jack on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:31 am

Can-Swiss wrote:Oh No! Don't forget that. That's the Fun part People think you are in a FH 100 so they come at you and then you bang them with rockets. and even with no Lock, direct fire is soooooo sweet.


i dont find this funny at all... Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Can-Swiss on Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:42 pm

If the Rockets Miss, Buddy Bump and Done Wink
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by Nightwing on Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:00 pm

I'm in a Mamba, and I can terrorize nearly any heavy I come across...
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by Kackling Kobold on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:53 pm

Nightwing wrote:I'm in a Mamba, and I can terrorize nearly any heavy I come across...

In my G5 i KILL nearly any heavy I come across, but mamba are a pain in my backside.

In my A-80, G5's are a pain, but the most pesky of mambas are rarely more than a distraction.

In both cases, where they really shine is as the proverbially underdemiciated knife in the back while I'm wrestling with someone else.
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by juice on Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:07 pm

i just got the swordfish last week

took a day or two to get used to it .... but it's fun to fly

i think i'll move on to a medium fighter next
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by Loki on Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:19 pm

juice wrote:i just got the swordfish last week

took a day or two to get used to it .... but it's fun to fly

i think i'll move on to a medium fighter next

Nice to see you branching out from the Hammerhead Smile
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by Nightwing on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:34 pm

My current ship roster is as follows:
F-3
FM-25 (My main)
FH-90
B-7
B-10T
H4B

I want to get a heavy for my next ship, but can't decide which one.
I get an average of 15-25 kills in the FM-25, and 10-20 in the F-3. I don't much play anything else, though...
With that known, what would be a good heavy for me to get?
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Post by Loki on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:00 pm

Nightwing wrote:My current ship roster is as follows:
F-3
FM-25 (My main)
FH-90
B-7
B-10T
H4B

I want to get a heavy for my next ship, but can't decide which one.
I get an average of 15-25 kills in the FM-25, and 10-20 in the F-3. I don't much play anything else, though...
With that known, what would be a good heavy for me to get?

Looks like you've already got the best heavy, but If you really want another, try a shooting for the FH-200 or 250, though I'd recommend the Sidewinder or Kingfisher over any heavy.
I have all ships except the A80 and I will not be purchasing it; all it's really good for is squashing rookies again and again until they ragequit, and I have plenty of other options for that, starting with the Mamba.
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Re: I think I made a big mistake...

Post by imda on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:07 pm

Lol, sly way of saying FH-90 is badass. I agree, it's not easy mode, but once the learning curve is overcome, potentially deadliest ship in the Moonbreakers Universe.
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