Wow... but FFs and HSs are great... If you're willing to wait, the HSs give you that extra little bit of power... and FFs are great if you don't want to turn away from your current target to deal with someone attacking you.
This may sound dumb to lots of people but in WCP my fav missle is the dumbfire. (Excluding the Swarmer. That thing's just not fair). The DF is tough to use, but damn it, it packs a punch.
As for the FF, thats just a silly missle. Is there's a guy on your tail turn around and beat him! Don't weiner out and fire off a FF and hope it goes your way. IR's are great too. Especially the alien enhanced ones.
.... but I always thought the stats in WC4 (from the equip fighter screen) said the HS has a smaller warhead than the IR...? nuts ..... If their warheads are bigger then I'll definitely take more HS along. Most of the time I need to shoot a missile, I've already been on somebody's tail long enough to lock an HS anyway.
Originally posted by Earthworm The Rockets pods are great though. I think of them as oversized stormfires.
The dragonflys are so much easier to use compared to DFs, though; they have proximity warheads, whereas dumbfires detonate on contact. Speaking of dumbfires, I can't seem to ever hit anything with them after WC1 : \ I miss blowing up the saucer-target Dralthis ...
An IR is smart enough to locate a target and distinguish it from the others making it very hard to lose but all that technology takes up warhead space while a heat seeker just locks onto the heat signature from a fighters engines and follows that. Much less sophisticated technology and more room for warhead material.
I seldom used missiles in WC1/2 except on bombing runs.
I usually went for IRs in WC3/4.
Dumbfires are devastating on fighters if you're skilled/lucky enough to hit one. Dragonflys were okay, I guess. Mosquitoes were good for forcing the bugs to waste their decoys. ELRIRs were the best, but FFs are good on fighrers where an ELRIR/Artemis might be overkill. HS packs a good wallop too, but they lose lock very quickly on the manoeuvrable Nephlim fighters.
I usually used the dragonflys to kill skates and mantas, or to wear down Devil Rays. They were fun when i got mad too,just unleash volley after volley to annihilate a ship. They were good against Barracudas too now that i think about it.