Most underrated fighter

CT25

Captain
Recently we had a thread for most overrated/least favorite fighter.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, how about the fighter/bomber you think is underrated or doesn't get the attention you think it deserves?


My choice for that would be the Wasp interceptor from Prophecy/SO. I liked it's loadout for the missions I flew it for.
 

Death

gh0d (Administrator)
Me, I'd say the Scimitar. Yes, the one that Iceman compares to a Centauran Mud Pig.

It's not the fastest, nor the hardest-hitting, nor the best protected, but it's still a nice solid "workhorse" ship. With its two mass drivers, it could slam out the rounds for a long time, and except against the Hriss and Jalthi* the Scim could fairly regularly go head to head with kat fighters and come out on top.



* Most of the Confed fighters had trouble with the Hriss, and pretty much anything short of a capship is going to come up short when facing 6 guns, even if all 6 were lasers (instead of the laser/neutron mix the Jalthi actually uses).
 

Kaunisto

Rear Admiral
I disagree on Scim, but against those two I'd choose it over Hornet or Draltri.

Epee is rather fun to fly, wont take hits too easily and most of all: has guns in the middle instead of spread mile wide (Rapiers, Saber, Crossbow).
I mostly don't prefer light fighters but Epee is a good one and Arrow is fine (among WC3 quite clumsy ships).
 

t.c.cgi

Vice Admiral
The Scim is the only fighter I could qualify as underrated, since it's the only one thoroughly bashed. The Tarsus comes a close second, though technically not a fighter.
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Hey, good point--and you know what the most overrated fighter must be? The Orion.

"I'm telling you, you want to buy an Orion"--no I don't!
 

Mekt-Hakkikt

Mpanty's bane
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My choice for that would be the Wasp interceptor from Prophecy/SO. I liked it's loadout for the missions I flew it for.

I'd never thought anyone would think the Wasp was underrated. Already in WCP it's a very good ship with speed and powerful weapons and in SO it's just incredibly powerful with its increased swarmer loadout and those Dust cannons


Hey, good point--and you know what the most overrated fighter must be? The Orion.

"I'm telling you, you want to buy an Orion"--no I don't!

So true - though for its low price it isn't that bad. But you certainy don't want to stick to it.

I'd say the most underrated fighter is the Epee. It gets bashed much more often than the Scimitar I think even though it delivers everything it promises and nothing more.
 

Oggy

Rear Admiral
I think I'd go with my previous comment on the other "most overrated" fighter thread and say the Hellcat.

Not the flashiest, best armed, or the most elegant fighter, but it was decent enough and got the job done.
 

Deacan

Commodore
Would you say you liked it better than the Arrow?

well... I say I do. We never saw the piranha at her work: for anti-pirate-missions, recon. To be fair, we used it one time for escort...

The F-106 has more armor, more fuel for the afterburner, its nimble... Yes, it mounts a gun fewer and 2 missile less. But I never ever had more fun than fighting with the stormfire under its nose.
 

AD

Finder of things, Doer of stuff
well... I say I do. We never saw the piranha at her work: for anti-pirate-missions, recon. To be fair, we used it one time for escort...

The F-106 has more armor, more fuel for the afterburner, its nimble... Yes, it mounts a gun fewer and 2 missile less. But I never ever had more fun than fighting with the stormfire under its nose.

The absolute best matches in WCP multiplayer are one on one Piranha battles. It's about the only ship that forces the players to fly... The stormfire is great, but its limited missile loadout also forces you to play more conservatively. Your enemy can't just spam missiles at you or take you out with MIRVs.

I actually like the tigershark for it's charging mass driver as well. The combination of rocket pods and charging mass make it lethal to pretty much any other fighter other than the Vampire.
 

NinjaLA

Alex Von T.
most underrated fighter, the straith from privateer 2. Despite it's size and serious lack of armor and armament, it has such a fantastically low profile during a head on, it is practically impossible to get hit while flying it.

I beat p2 more times with the starting fighter than I did with anything up to a heretic.
 

Dundradal

Frog Blast the Vent Core!
The absolute best matches in WCP multiplayer are one on one Piranha battles.

I wouldn't say one on one's are the best, but certainly with no other option...

On the birthday...wow I don't even remember how many years ago? I think it was the second year after the MP patch. We got a few 6 player games going with all Piranhas and they absolutely were the best. Stormfire rounds all over...some using energy weapons...a few rounds there would be somebody 7-8k away from the main furball and would just let missiles fly.

Tigersharks are nice as well, but the rocket pods can be annoying.

We should be able to get a game or two going this year. Although I'd prefer to do some Armada...
 

Wolfman

Rear Admiral
I always thought the Scimitar was under-rated by most people I've heard from, but I'm a fan of the Scimitar as below.
 

frostytheplebe

Seventh Part of the Seal
Scimitar. I love that thing. It's a tough fighter, faster then given credit, doesn't blow up easy, and the cockpit is awesome, reminds me of my mother's old Volvo! :p
 

cff

Kilk'dymga'qith laq Ik'vikvi
Shaman from P2. A nice ship that can stay with you for a very very long time if upgraded appropriately.
 

DaveO

Rear Admiral
I'd say the Banshee from WC4 is a bit under-rated unless people find out about the scatter weapon.
 

Dundradal

Frog Blast the Vent Core!
I'd say the Banshee from WC4 is a bit under-rated unless people find out about the scatter weapon.

Going in that direction, what about the Vindicator? It seems to get very little love. It's got decent guns (lasers and tachs) a heavy weapons loadout and torpedoes!
 

frostytheplebe

Seventh Part of the Seal
Going in that direction, what about the Vindicator? It seems to get very little love. It's got decent guns (lasers and tachs) a heavy weapons loadout and torpedoes!

Not necessarily, if you don't choose the dragon, you end up flying the Vin a lot more.
 
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