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Old 2006-05-25, 12:04 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Old 2006-05-25, 12:09 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Bad idea IMO - should not be introduced without a multitude of other tweaks, Counter Measures, Hot Drop Prevention.. etc etc.
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Old 2006-05-25, 02:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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I believe that it's an excellent idea. Air units need to fear something in the air. This will need some teaks no doubt. But it is long overdue. I'll cert it just to hunt those freakin reavorwhores!
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Old 2006-05-25, 02:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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YES!
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Old 2006-05-25, 04:04 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Lock on must be attained and maintained for the missiles to track the target!
That sounds difficult but I still think it will just be the next Air Whore vehicle.
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Old 2006-05-25, 05:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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maybe, But it will at least help shift some of the whoreing back to the sky
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Old 2006-05-25, 07:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Well, we finally see what the dev team is doing about their promises since I read somewhere they intended to make the Mossie the primary means to hunt other planes...
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Old 2006-05-26, 07:01 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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It depends on what weapon it has. Is it purely the AA missiles, or does it have the nosegun as well? Also, does it need a lock to fire?

If it just has missiles, and it needs a lock to fire, there should be very few problems with it.
However, it may cause a drop in Gals and libs, as they get eaten alive by them.
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Old 2006-05-26, 01:59 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Originally Posted by TX3RN0BILL
Well, we finally see what the dev team is doing about their promises since I read somewhere they intended to make the Mossie the primary means to hunt other planes...
That the Mossie even HAS a weapon is stupid.
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Old 2006-05-27, 12:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Originally Posted by Hamma
Bad idea IMO - should not be introduced without a multitude of other tweaks, Counter Measures, Hot Drop Prevention.. etc etc.
I agree. When I talked to the developers at Fan-Faire, an ECM suite or chaff pod was a massively popular suggestion, and not just because of the Air-to-Air Mosquito.
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Old 2006-05-27, 01:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Well maybe that do plan on some type of counter measure i.e. chaff or flares, but want to see what the game is going to play like with out them so they can then use that knowledge to design the counter measure to fit the problem.

I'm just playing devil's advocate, trying to give them the benefit of the doubt.
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Old 2006-05-27, 11:12 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Firstly: Don't knock anything before you try it.

The skeet was meant to be more agile then the reaver and be able to destroy it in an air fight. That definately isn't how it is in-game.

So far they haven't mentioned even having a chaingun on it, just the AA rocket. The rocket, as listed so far, is basically like a striker. You have to maintain a lock. The reload time is 2.5 seconds. Same as a cycler. So fire two rockets and keep the lock in air. If you've ever been in an intense dogfight, thats hard to do.
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Old 2006-05-27, 11:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Remember me? Anyway, if it's not a three year merrit award, I'll deffinatly cert it.
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Old 2006-06-02, 12:19 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Tried it and I hate it. Basically any air that fights against it that isn't a wasp will die. You can avoid the missles some of the time by normal dogfighting skills, but if you try and run you are toast.

Its the fury of the skies.
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Old 2006-06-05, 11:53 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Giving it the same 12mm turbo-infantry-farming gun as the mosquito has in addition to its turb-aircraft-annihilating-rockets was hilariously stupid of them. Awesome, something to farm aircraft and infantry with. It's stuff like that that just makes me shake my head. These people have no fucking idea what they're doing.
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