StaticRadion wrote:TorTorden wrote:Trinity Star wrote:A corvette with lv5 dirty drive tuning runs rings around an anaconda and can dogfight small fast ships.
Who needs to?
Deploy fighter, tell it to engage target and go make a sandwich.
Then I kill eagles fine with my vette, granted I have dirty lvl 3, but the manoeuvrability boost is negligible.
Glad you joined the conversation Tor, help a brother out. When I fly I like to drift and I love the FDL but the way you fly corvette is surgical and sterile in my opinion it does not have the whip I feel in the Conda. Will engineer drives make the Corvette really that much more superior to the Conda? Also what weapons do you use on your Corvette and what is the hump range?
There is absolutely nothing sterile about what I do, and with fa-off you can drift as much as you want and more probably. I also have ano fdl, a courier an eagle and I intend to take the conda into a longer range combat vessel.
It's not by much, but just a stock vette is at least as nimble as a grade 5 tuned conda.
But maneuverability and speed put all aside, the weapon placements on the vette and the visibility out of the cockpit is far far far better than a conda.
And of course two huge weapons.
And since last week I switched from two beam turrets on the class 1 slot and took off the mc on the class 3 , swapped them all for fixed pulse lasers, on top of this Toby, the old fart, is running a fixed beam Guni (my slf).
I just found the spoolup time for the class 3 mc to be far too long, most targets would be dead before it started firing, I'm better off with a laser on that point, for the rest it is 2 class 2 multicannons, and same for the class 4s. All gimballed and modded with an effect.
One class 2 and 4 with incendiary, one class 4 corrosive, and a signal booster on the last mc, cause it was a freebie.
All mods where lvl 1 overcharge, I can't be bothered with anything more, it's done for the effect but also being just lvl 1 I can spam them, so they are good lvl 1 mods.
Those particularly cost a nickel and Tod the blasters planet is 16% nickel, you almost can't roll over a rock without collecting nine rolls worth.
So far the only mods I have found to be worth the hassle of getting lvl 5 where FSD, distributor and shields. For the rest a little bit goes all the way.