Wanna hear about my adventures is Lugh? Sure you do
Went to Lugh yesterday evening, signed in for the Fed's (as some comander told me yesterday over the comms BOOO!!!).
Head for the high intensity combat zone...Let me clarify, I've been playing Elite since Beta 2, I've been around. Mostly I bounty hunt.
I've been in the previous warzone community goals. As Sienfeld put it "I'm in the union..."
I fly an A grade Cobra so what can go wrong? Right?
10 Seconds after entering the warzone and setting my affiliation, my shields are gone, my hull is been hammered and I'm boosting away like nobody's business. I'm thinking shit happens right? But no serious harm, I loose 2-3% hull and can go on. Shields recharged I'm back in the frey, A cmdr from this group (no names, but he isn't on my friend list, so I don't know him) Latches on to me with his brand new, spanking FdL and ripps me a new one
Well, I boost out again (Can't beat the cobra with A grade thrusters & power plant it will boost practiclly forever) and jump out for repairs.
After repairing the hull damage and fitting a shield booster, I went back to the Low intesity zones thatk you very much
Long story short, the NPC in the warzone utlize wings with great efficiency. I sawit later in the low intesity zone when a wing of 8 Crimson security pilots targetd me and dropped my shields in quick order. The AI is more aggressive and will manuver more (AI tactics seem to link directly to it's rank), low ranking AI will allow itself to be pummled while targeting another craft (sort of target fixation), high ranking AI are more of a challange, they are harder to hit, will keep shield strength longer and if your caught out, can dish a world of hurt.
My answer to the wing tactics, since we didn't form any wing in the WZ, if I come under fire from another hostile, break and reengage the one firing one me. Usually it's a wing mate of some NPC I was attacking.
Good hunting cmdr's!