What's everyone's all time favourite and worst ships out of all the games? My favourites the WC3 Excalibur. Took out four dralthi's without even having to maneaver to aquaire a new target once. Must say my least favourite is the Longbow though. Damn sluggish controls.
That's a tough one. I'd have to say my facorite is the Dragon. Great armorment and munerverability as weel as a nice design. My least favorite is....I'm tempted to say Epee since I don't really care for it but that title would have to go to the Vampire. Sure it's got a nice weapons loadout but I always seem to overcompensate. It's really anoying, especially if you only fly the fighter once in a why as you do in the games.
My favorite fighter would have to be the Thunderbolt VII/VIII, in WC3 and WCSO, respectively (the latter using the WCP/SO editor). Heavy guns, good shielding/armor, and a torpedo for whacking those occasional pesky warships that get in your way. The missile loadout isn't the best, especially compared to the umpteen zillion missiles of a 'black' Vampire, but overall the ship still kicks hard-core a**.
As for the worst ship, to me it's the Epee. Yes, the particle cannons hit hard, but their slowish refire rate makes it annoying. As for the armor/shields, if you wrapped the ship in toilet paper you'd double it's armor value. Why they think such a weak-a**ed ship can act as a strike craft is beyond me, considering you need to be able to take a few hits while waiting for torpedo lock since you can't maneuver much while on a run.
Personally I love the Vampire...the only ship with more speed and manoeuvrability is the Devil Ray. Sure the *Pitch* is a bit twitchy, but if you fly it a few times in the Sim before a mission you can do wonders...there is nothing like having a bug fighter behind you and then suddenly pulling up and looping behind it, guns blazing. Plus all those missiles and that heavy gun loadout make it a dream to fly.
The Shrike on the other hand...I not only hate, but ditest with a vengence. I was so glad when I first got hold of WCPEdit so I no longer had to fly that poor excuse for a ship. Its guns are too widely spaced for my tastes, it's missiles too mixed and it handling just awful. Give me a Devastator any day of the week and all day Sunday for bombing.
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I hate the bloody hornet, but if i were in a confed war era squadron i would want to fly the T-Bolt. It is a fighter/Bomber, good armor, armament, and good manueverability for its size. It also looked really cool.
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If you got the time to get used to the controls being so touche the vampire is extreamly nice(although i'd like to flip out those particle cannons with a dust cannon) but since u usualy dont have the time to get used to the vampire i would say black panther is best, that thing just rawks only time i've ever died on it was when damn cerberus shot me with plasma cannon
prob a tie between epee, pirana and all the ships in wingcommander prophecy except vampire because.. well there guns just sucked