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

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    cant someone ask paul tweedle..i think i got the name right..he is a member here and didnt he help make wipeout..

    he left SL maybe he will just give us the list of stats so we can see what the ships are really like and settle the curiosity ..

    maybe i can ask but i think it would be better if someone who knows him well would be better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whizzer-Hawk View Post
    Statistically I think Qirex & Feisar are a bit overpowered, but that's just my opinion.
    How are they overpowered? Feisar is the perpetual beginner's ship, and if anything Qirex is underpowered o_O

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    Paul hasn't visited the forum since mid Oct last year and has left SL,or what was studio Liverpool before the purge.
    I'm not sure that anybody that has worked on HD/FURY, or any of the older wipeouts for that matter,that are still working at SL would know the answer to this question.

    Best bet would of been Darkdrium [now banned]as he tended to get right into the technicalities of the game at that level.
    Maybe Elhabib or Hellfire might have be the next best bet [probably the only others], as I know one of then did some actual tests with the craft on performance levels.

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    Hey, now, AG-wolf...Feisar a beginner's ship?! I resemble that remark!

    Having said that, I also disagree with it. Just because Feisar is statistically the best handling ship, does not mean it's the easiest to handle...especially for a beginner. It's light, floaty, lacks stability and cannot be muscled around the track...it must be finessed around it. Not to mention you're not going to win a single collision war...try to bully another ship and you are guaranteed to pay the price. It's not a ship that's easy to master, for those reasons. I know I've spoken with folks who specifically noted that they can't use Feisar because they are just all over the place with it. AG Sys or Mirage are examples of ships that are more user-friendly to a beginner, as they both handle well while being more stable and easier to maintain proper lines with than Feisar would be. FYI, I'm referring to the HD ships, not Fury.

    As far as Fury Feisar, I've put in a lot of time with it and, while it's nice, I've gone back to solely using HD Feisar. Why? Well, the Fury Feisar's increased top speed and thrust is cool and all, but the ship is heavier and more stable now. What does that mean? Isn't that a good thing? Well, it means it doesn't get as much air as HD Feisar, resulting in me being unable to consistently pull of BR's in spots I used to be able to with relative ease...and believe me, I need all the air I can get, as my thumb isn't as quick as you freaks who can BR off of the slightest of bumps. And I mean freaks as a high compliment. One of the spots I'm referring to is over the top of the final hill on Sol 2 Reverse. Even hitting the speed pad right before it, I was struggling to BR...not so with HD Feisar though.

    Anyway, that's all I got. Feisar is my ship and I love it. It's the only ship in the game that can forgo the use of airbrakes in some spots where any other ship cannot...albeit with the use of great finesse.

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    deleted comment cos i got it wrong..

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    personally i think feisars a tough ship to learn as you need perfect lines. Except, of course, tracks like sol 2 and sebenco where the little blue ship is king.

    Glad to see Auricom+ got a mention. A great ship topped off with pimpin' looks.

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    Feisar is the best ship to develop reaction time. As it supposedly "unstable", you have to steer it perfectly to maintain a decent racing line. On the same note its the best ship to reajust mistakes and under/over steer in a second. Its at the same time a beginner and an expert ship. It just does it all And now with 80% top speed, its a divine ship! Put good Thrust and Shield in the equation and you have the perfect winner.

    The gravity center is also that; centered. The whole ship turns and react, neither the nose or tail is slippery or sluggish. This is the ship that allows the best racing feeling, that allows you to bound with.

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    @ OBH & Kyonshi - EXACTLY!!!

    (except that I don't consider the Fury Feisar to be "divine" for me, for the reason I stated in my original post...everyone is different though, of course)

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    Since L&P wants me to chime in because the recent posts are on Federal European Industries Science And Research,I'd as well..
    I must say that I have loved FEISAR since I played 2097/XL on the Saturn. I prefer using the FEISAR Chasis Mark 3 because of its agility(handling),and since I know how to pilot the ships,I am not considered a newbie.Yes,its speed may not be so good,so what?What is the use of speed when your ship has a bigger turning radius and it cannot even maintain that speed?
    Well,I cannot say ant=ything else except that it has waaaaaaaaay superior handling.

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    I still haven't found MY ship in this game.

    But does anyone have a certain ship they always use? Or does it change depending on what course/speed level you're playing?

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