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What the heck is the problem with the Condor? It is far more manouverable than the Vette, Cutters & Taipans.
Plus it has a far smaller wing span than that Imp fighter stuff.
You just need to learn how to fly that neat little beast.

Who the hell uses fighter MC's if ya can get Plasma Repeaters?
If a SRV is strong enough for these fun punch guns then the condor too.

Oh wait you fly with mouse and keybaord? now i understand the problem /sarcasm off/

Repeat Rule of development No. 2, a bug is a bug is a bug, you can't do everything right and if you do
someone still complains.

BTW. No. 1 is bugs are for debugging. As the LT would say :p

/okay now sarcasm and humor really off, for at least the next 2 seconds/
The Condor can turn fine, but its lateral thrusters are garbage. As I use a dual stick setup and my flying style makes extremely heavy use of lateral thrusters, the Condor is NOT a joy to fly for me.
 
The Condor can turn fine, but its lateral thrusters are garbage. As I use a dual stick setup and my flying style makes extremely heavy use of lateral thrusters, the Condor is NOT a joy to fly for me.
It is quite a garbage now. But can you imagine what it was before? There was a 6 months war for a goddamn condor..

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/334414-FD-Can-you-please-already-confirm-that-broken-CONDOR-was-actually-intended-Or-actually-not


https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321274-Federal-Condor-issues

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/335518-Condor-Issues-as-always

And yes, it is still the worst fighter in a game even after what i call "half fix". If not MC version.. This fighter should not be exist in game at all.
 
It is quite a garbage now. But can you imagine what it was before? There was a 6 months war for a goddamn condor..

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/334414-FD-Can-you-please-already-confirm-that-broken-CONDOR-was-actually-intended-Or-actually-not


https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321274-Federal-Condor-issues

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/335518-Condor-Issues-as-always

And yes, it is still the worst fighter in a game even after what i call "half fix". If not MC version.. This fighter should not be exist in game at all.
This is because the Federation is the "Loser" faction of the game. Every game has one. No point trying to fight the designers intent. They clearly have a design vision for who is evil and deserving of mediocrity. It's the Federation hands down.

That still leaves us with 2 viable factions though, the godmode empire and the slightly above average Alliance.
 
It is quite a garbage now. But can you imagine what it was before? There was a 6 months war for a goddamn condor..

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/334414-FD-Can-you-please-already-confirm-that-broken-CONDOR-was-actually-intended-Or-actually-not


https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321274-Federal-Condor-issues

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/335518-Condor-Issues-as-always

And yes, it is still the worst fighter in a game even after what i call "half fix". If not MC version.. This fighter should not be exist in game at all.
Oh I don't have to imagine; I remember how terrible the Condor was. All of the fighters have less acceleration than they should, but the Condor's was at most a tenth of what it would be. I honestly believe someone at FDev just misplaced a schism, and refused to admit it.
 
Oh I don't have to imagine; I remember how terrible the Condor was. All of the fighters have less acceleration than they should, but the Condor's was at most a tenth of what it would be. I honestly believe someone at FDev just misplaced a schism, and refused to admit it.
If wasn't part of a pattern of sucky Fed ship stats I would agree. But this seems to have been an intentional design choice. I think they are saying that the Feds create cheap industrial grade crap that they pump out in quantity rather than quality, much like American planes and tanks in WW2. That's why all the Fed ships are cheaper and inferior to their Imperial/Alliance counterparts.

It will be interesting to see where the new alliance ships will fall on this galactic power spectrum. I suspect somewhere in the middle, even though lore says that the Alliance maintains power through superior technology despite having control over far fewer systems. But Frontier's design team seems pro Imperial, so I expect them to maintain their current dominance in the ship hierarchy.
 
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American armor left much to be desired, but there were some quite good American planes.

P-51, P-47 in the European theater and the F6F, F4U, P-38 in the Pacific. And the P-40, when flown right, was quite effective. American medium/heavy bombers, B-25, B-17 and B-24 got the job done.

On the game, FD will never give us the "perfect" anything, we must be left wanting more.
 
American armor left much to be desired, but there were some quite good American planes.

P-51, P-47 in the European theater and the F6F, F4U, P-38 in the Pacific. And the P-40, when flown right, was quite effective. American medium/heavy bombers, B-25, B-17 and B-24 got the job done.

On the game, FD will never give us the "perfect" anything, we must be left wanting more.
Someone should tell that to FDEV :).

As for "perfect ships" the Imperials come close. Their only downside is the larger ships looking like silly jumbo jets in space. Otherwise they are best-in-class at every tier.
 
Seems to me that the AX fighter is working as intended. Any fighter effective against the nearly invulnerable Flower-ships SHOULD be overwhelmingly effective against the relatively weaker human ships.
 
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