Originally posted by Lilt:
What's the best thing to do if you're in a "chicken" (i.e. head to head) situation?
First off, you have to know a few things about your opposing craft.
1. Does it not have shields (then they will ahve double charged lasers)
2. Does it have shields taht are charging (AI pilots allways get thier shilds to 200% first. Which means if they are charging they will not have double charged lasers)
3. Does it have shields at 200%? (You will go against a craft with Double charged lasers, and it will not break off after taking a few hits.. very dangerous)
Depending on the AI level, they will start firing from about .5km to 1.25km when moving lasers have a max range of around 1.5 to 1.7 depeding on your speed.
As you target the nearest craft, line up your crosshairs on him, maybe figureing out where the number 2 guy is. Just as your crossairs goes green fire off a shot, and try to do the same to #2. As you get closer, make sure you are NOT goign h2h with an AI, you will normalyl lose since they have a better accuracy in h2h, and tend to go to single fire.
Once you are in thier range, break off so they are attacking you at a 90 degree angle. the AI cannot do defelction shooting very well (hitting your side profile), ocne your Rectile warnign light goes off, pull aroudn and take them out on thier 6 O'clock.
Happy blasting, and clear ether!