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Thread: Forget ship stats, what the ships are really good at.

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    EG-X actually is one of the more interesting feeling ships in the game to me. It is very stable in its handling and when I use it I find myself hitting my lines more consistently. You really have to tell it where you want it to go, it's like a car with no power steering lol. It has a very raw feeling to it. It also feels like the air brakes slow it down less than other ships to compensate for having to drive it with a heavy hand. I also think it feels like it has a lower/centered center of gravity even with the massive rear end. Despite the low shields I find my best performances with EG-X are on mid to high complexity tracks where you can not so elegantly power through tight sections using walls to avoid getting shot. The only downside is the fairly low shields that betray the pilot on the tracks it is best suited to if they start to lose it. It fills the niche for pilots who want a ship with good speed/accel and greater stability.
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    One thing I notice when racing G-45(F) against Icaras(F or not), and this describes about 99% of my online racing experience, is that if my turn is not super tight on tight turns like the 2nd to last bend on Talon's junction or the first left on Chengou Project, and if an Icaras does a tighter turn than I do, which results in them ramming me, they will slam into me and rape me. On second thought, this might not have anything to do with ship statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDReaper View Post
    You really have to tell it where you want it to go, it's like a car with no power steering lol.
    Best...Simile...Ever

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    nice eg-xplaination IDReaper! i find the ship comfortably stiff without being awkward to fly like a triakis or piranha

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    I wouldn't say that Fury Piranha is fast off the line, it's quicker than the HD counterpart but it's nowhere near Goteki 45 when it comes to getting a good start. I use Piranha because of the momentum, stiff racing lines and the shields. It takes a lot to turn but it makes getting the line perfect that much better, plus you don't have to be too concerned about using the air brakes as they help you glide around those tight bends. Piranha is a racing ship, it hasn't been built for time trials. Doesn't stop me from trying though.

    I think collisions have little correlation with the ship stats, a Piranha will get pushed around by an Icaras all the same. I don't know what the deciding factor in that is.

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    plus pirahna+ is good at getting the ladies clothes on the floor

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    Qirex HD is good at...
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    Lookin' sexy.
    But seriously, I've gotten accustomed to its mediocre speed just because of how much I love the ship design itself. It's really too middle-of-the-road to be phenomenal at anything in particular, but I suppose that's where better piloting compensates. It seems to have a sturdy boost with either the power-up or BR, though. Qirex Fury is much more slippery/twitchy... I would have rather it gotten a whole point increase in speed and thrust, and LOST one point on handling. It's a tolerable alternative if you can get used to the new handling, it seems to hold its own against traditionally faster ships like Piranha and the ones with better accel like AG5 and Assegai...too bad the new design is ugly from the rear (the only angle people wee of these ships when they play lol)

    I think it's been said before, but Auricom HD is really stable, heavy, and fast. it takes a strong grasp to make it do what you want, but the payoff is awesome (like Qirex in XL/2097, and WO3). Auricom Fury is neurotic...

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    Auricom is a good example of an American muscle car, but the ship that has the best feeling for me has to be EG-X. It's just the way it cuts through the air on the tracks, and handles the bumps - nothing really goes wrong track-wise.

    It's so elegant in the way it banks for turns, and handles the intermittent up & down sea-like handling with the bumps.

    Nothing else in my life has been so hard to describe.

    But here's some examples on what I mean with elegancy & EG-X:

    - Refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style.

    - Displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution.

    - Suggesting taste, ease, and the attribute of being unusually effective and simple.

    That's what I think EG-X's hidden stat is.

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    Thumbs down Qirex & Feisar

    Statistically I think Qirex & Feisar are a bit overpowered, but that's just my opinion.

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    Please tell me you're talking about EG-X and not EG-X+. I can't stand the fury version

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