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# 1 Avoiding NASCAR...
12-22-2012, 08:19 PM
Don't do it in Escorts.
Don't do it in Science.
Don't do it in BoPs.
Don't do it in Raptors.
Don't do it in Battle Cruisers.
Don't even do it in Carriers.

But for some reason, I almost always fly around in circles to the left with Cruisers in PvP.

I don't do it in PvE, but in PvP - yeah, subconsciously I always seem to fly around in circles to the left...

Anybody else experience anything odd like this - managed to overcome it?
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# 2
12-22-2012, 08:21 PM
Yeah, that's cos you're using beams and you want to hit people from the side anyway.

And your focus is generally healing, so you don't have to maneuver much.

If you're running a Carrier, you generally are moving in a circuit anyway since you can't adjust much movement without slowing yourself down which is generally bad anyway.

And if I'm getting focused, I move and get closer to my teammates or get on top of the the escorts so he has to spiral to get to me.


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# 3
12-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Yeah, but I don't always want it to be the same side.

I think about the way I lay plasma in PvE - it's pornographic the way I can make a Cruiser dance there. I completely forget how to fly it in PvP and just lean left...

Flying an Escort, I don't even think about how I'm moving - it's like a trance. I'm focused on everything else I'm doing.

That's missing when I fly Cruisers - I'm focused on stuff just like another boat, but there's no second nature movement going on... unless I consider the LTO crap to be the second nature movement, meh.

Perhaps it's as simple as you say, I know that for the most part I want to be broadside. Everything else, I'm trying to keep them in the front - whether it's torps/DHCs on a BC or Bill Nye stuff on a Carrier.

Just going to have to make the extra effort to sometimes go right - pay better attention to when I should go left or I should go right - sort of thing.

It's pretty easy to set up the ambush/focus fire on the guy that always turns one way...meh.
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# 4
12-22-2012, 08:36 PM
lol, yeah i hate this.
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# 5
12-22-2012, 08:52 PM
When I'm thinking of what to do next in most other games, I tend to turn on auto pilot, running laps around the city or town I'm in, or if it's a 2D platformer, I start jumping over deadly holes.

I've noticed that I turn right when I'm in space, against every target. But when PvP happens I generally just go forward as my mouse hand goes into panic mode and starts turning every direction long enough to counter which direction I was just going.
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# 6
12-23-2012, 02:37 AM
Its Formula 1! Not Indycar or NASCAR. When shall people learn
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# 7
12-23-2012, 02:40 AM
Has your helmsman had his V8? If not that could be it. That or your pretending to be some form of space shark.
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# 8
12-23-2012, 03:14 AM
Cheer up a friend of mine flys BACKWARDS in a straight line while firing his cannons
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# 9
12-23-2012, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by devorasx View Post
Its Formula 1! Not Indycar or NASCAR. When shall people learn
Hey now, the F-1 threads are over in the PvE section for the people that can't wait until they have their 1000 Qpix.
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