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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,449
# 5
07-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Full reverse speed moves you at 25% thrust, so same defense bonus as going 25% foreward. However there is a power drain that slowly builds magnitude the longer you stay in reverse, so don't stay moving backwards for long without taking a moment every couple of seconds to throttle up to zero again and clear the drain, then resume backing off. Helps to learn to use the QER (or keybind your mousewheel) for throttle control and ignore the slider as anything other than a gauge.