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Dogfighting Tactics

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:50 am
by EA6B
I've been practicing a lot of dogfighting lately, and I was wondering what sort of tactics people used to defeat an enemy squadron.

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:48 am
by Fusion_power
Do a crawdad in a clockwise spiral and dump a load of yatari's into the enemy ships. They do not seem to be able to avoid this attack.


Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:45 am
by EA6B
That tactic sounds interesting Fusion, but I fail to understand one thing . . . What do you mean by a "crawdad".

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:25 am
by Fuzzy Wonky
No one has ever explained to them what a crawdad is... :lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:00 pm
by Hadean
I usually just ignore what's around me and keep focused with enemies one at a time, i find if you're worrying about everyone else, you cant concentrate on getting a kill unless it's disgustingly easy.

I tend to beat them down with Blues or Yellows (I'll just refer to them as colours cause I'm too lazy to look up their names) and once they get jumpy or attempt to hyperspace I pull in as close as I can permit, and purple them to hell and back.

Ooooo and also.

Rushing head on, firing a volley of purples then turning into the dogfight is a fun and surprisingly effective strat.

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:23 am
by umeboshi110
charge in and look for a good shot with plecs, geenees, or daycorns. if theres a smaller number of ships, chase each enemy down and get the kill. if theres a large number of ships, go crazy and damage or cripple enemies. letting the kill go saves time and missiles.

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:29 am
by pedroski
If you don't have very much amo fly in a circle and they will shoot each other. That is, if you are by yourself.