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With encounter distances being as low as they are (probably for networking/latency reasons) having significantly longer ranged weapons may not work very well. 3-4.5km is still near the edge of resolve distance for a coolish target on lower end sensors.

I just think it would be amusing to be hit by a random projectile that was fired 10 minutes ago by someone a long way away...

... but probably lag would be a major issue if that were the case.
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Heard some rumours about Ray Gateway having the technology Virus, so I just took a renta-hauler up to Diaguandri, sold the Asp and fitted the Python for Cubeo ground assault missions, then flew her back to Eotienses.
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Tried out a Fer-De-Lance last night, A-rated with 15% discount cost about 100m. My first impression is what's the point when a 17m Vulture is just as good or better, I'll play around with the build a bit before giving up though. I was also using a huge Plasma Accelerator just for fun which I don't find all that useful, will try a fixed beam instead.

Thing is with the Vulture in a Hazres you can put 2 pips engine and 4 weapons and stay on the tail of anything, you'll never get hit. It's constant bounty hunting with no downtime. The FDL can take bigger ships down faster but anything with a better turn rate takes longer than it would in a Vulture.

I do wonder if the Vulture is a bit too good.
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Tried out a Fer-De-Lance last night, A-rated with 15% discount cost about 100m. My first impression is what's the point when a 17m Vulture is just as good or better, I'll play around with the build a bit before giving up though. I was also using a huge Plasma Accelerator just for fun which I don't find all that useful, will try a fixed beam instead.

Thing is with the Vulture in a Hazres you can put 2 pips engine and 4 weapons and stay on the tail of anything, you'll never get hit. It's constant bounty hunting with no downtime. The FDL can take bigger ships down faster but anything with a better turn rate takes longer than it would in a Vulture.

I do wonder if the Vulture is a bit too good.

I do prefer a Vulture to the FDL, but the FAS is even better. Love the FAS. I use C4/F Cannon, 2x C2/F PA and 2x C2/G Beams on my FDL. I have the lower 2 PA and the cannon mapped to secondary fire. As soon as I take shields down with the gimballed beams, unload with the cannon and PAs. It destroys modules and hulls.
   
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Thing is with the Vulture in a Hazres you can put 2 pips engine and 4 weapons and stay on the tail of anything, you'll never get hit. It's constant bounty hunting with no downtime. The FDL can take bigger ships down faster but anything with a better turn rate takes longer than it would in a Vulture.

I do wonder if the Vulture is a bit too good.

The FDL's strength is in it's vertical and lateral thrusters, nothing of similar size even comes close. If you try to fly the ship like an airplane, where the rotational axes are all you have, you won't even scratch the surface of what the FDL can do.
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The FDL's strength is in it's vertical and lateral thrusters, nothing of similar size even comes close. If you try to fly the ship like an airplane, where the rotational axes are all you have, you won't even scratch the surface of what the FDL can do.

I run circles around a Vulture with my FDL.
Trick is to stay on the right speed and turn with flight assist off.
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Finally broke 300 mil in assets!
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Finally broke 300 mil in assets!

Nice. I went from 300 to 500 in just a few weeks.

I advise hitting the CGs hard
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Nice. I went from 300 to 500 in just a few weeks.

I advise hitting the CGs hard

Yep, the plan is to watch out for CGs now. Probably going to do the one that involves the escape pods for a little while today.
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Also - I did 50 mill yesterday at Cubeo
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