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Vander and Blackie - Wing it!

Postby SYN_Blackrat » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:37 am

Vander and I tried out the new Wing element in Elite last night, I still get a kick out of the voice comms in game, just wish it was an option to push to talk as it plays havoc with voice attack. What did we learn? I think it works pretty good once you understand the mechanics, it got a bit choppy in the Asteroid field in big fights (could be Vanders current connection as it is P2P) Bounties payout is probably better if you solo it, 2 can take on 13 AI with a fly by taking out the Drop ship and scooting out of there.

Also it was weird doing Elite with someone else, I was maxxed out and making mistakes left right and centre, gear not deployed, shooting before scanning and so on, but after a while it settled down.

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Re: Vander and Blackie - Wing it!

Postby SYN_Per » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:36 am

Looks great! Wish I was there and not rehearsing the idiotic crap I 'm in right now....
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Re: Vander and Blackie - Wing it!

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:51 am

Look at you with your expensive ships! He he..got to join you guys some day. Tho i would be the little fish swimming along side the whale :)
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Re: Vander and Blackie - Wing it!

Postby SYN_Blackrat » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:58 am

Hurry back Per.

Wolfi, these are very affordable Vultures at under 5m cr for the ship, then you have to put some kit on it, but I earned 2 million in bounties in two days without really trying. A cobra will be good enough or even a viper thinking about it.

Its my other ship that is expensive, I think my Python is currently at a 69 mill cr sell value :shock:
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Re: Vander and Blackie - Wing it!

Postby SYN_Vander » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:29 am

Good fun it was Blackie!
The Wings system works pretty good, jumping into and dropping out of super cruise is automatic once you are "slaved" to another player. However, you have to be close, flying roughly same speed and direction or else it can be disorienting for the wingman. It's good practice to count down your 'drop' and also don't slam on full throttle just after you have jumped and someone needs to follow you. Also, make sure everyone is in 'clean' configuration before the jump.

If you want to make money quickly it is best to do bounty-hunting on your own, but making money is not the primary goal for me. On the other hand, if a squadron member still has a small ship then someone with a bigger ship/more money can help out by flying in a wing and I think the smaller ship could make more money than by himself? At least with less risk of getting killed! :wink:

Next time I hope to do a mission in a wing, it will be nice to have a specific objective. And investigate signals of course. The most exiting fight was when we attacked a Dropship with 9 (?) escorts!!
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