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pratell
March 11 2013, 05:21:17 PM
i really hate the names of these two modes. one should be "floating" and the other "fixed" because i don't want to be a scrub tier fighter jock flying in basic mode even though i think it's superior.

how do you fly? i like basic because i like being able to see where i'm going to go rather than where i am going right now. entity mentioned he flies expert because otherwise he hits stuff, but i find the opposite to be true, because i have a better spatial sense of where my ship is at when i'm mousing all over.

on the other hand, i have a lot of trouble doing barrel rolls and turning and keeping on target, which i find easier to do when in expert.

RazoR
March 11 2013, 05:31:56 PM
Basic for frigates, expert for useful ships.

I think a keybinded toggle is upon us.

Stige
March 11 2013, 05:34:28 PM
What is the actual difference between them? Expert felt so clumsy or something when I tried it :l

pratell
March 11 2013, 05:42:43 PM
expert locks your camera behind the ship. it feels like the ships have a lot more inertia since you're actually tied into one view. i think this is kinda dumb because of your ship's turrets track tbh, in a hawk m the ship rotates so quick you can keep both turrets on a target 135 degrees behind you if you keep a good roll.

Entity
March 11 2013, 05:44:40 PM
expert locks your camera behind the ship. it feels like the ships have a lot more inertia since you're actually tied into one view. i think this is kinda dumb because of your ship's turrets track tbh, in a hawk m the ship rotates so quick you can keep both turrets on a target 135 degrees behind you if you keep a good roll.

For interceptors, expert is pretty much required, if you are like me and weave like a boss between the map clutter and -really- tight spaces. It's very hard to do that with basic.

RazoR
March 11 2013, 05:48:31 PM
I noticed that every time i get owned by an empire figter they are rapidfiring basic camera whores that just keep flying in circles with max speed set and overload turned on.

I would totally pixelhunt in open spaces but, alas, flying where i want to is my priority.

Jalif
March 11 2013, 06:53:29 PM
I didn't know there were diffrent modes lol!!!!! going to try that out in a bit!

Ashaz
March 12 2013, 11:48:52 AM
I didn't know there were diffrent modes lol!!!!! going to try that out in a bit!

yea me neither.
I would have wanted an even freer cammera tho, so you don't get circlestrafed by those damn ceptors whenever you try a frig. It kind of fucks up the usability of the brawler frigs.

shoki
April 2 2013, 10:09:14 AM
I didn't know there were diffrent modes lol!!!!! going to try that out in a bit!

yea me neither.
I would have wanted an even freer cammera tho, so you don't get circlestrafed by those damn ceptors whenever you try a frig. It kind of fucks up the usability of the brawler frigs.

same here.
so, which one is default? which one have i been using by now?

Tarkis
April 2 2013, 01:18:44 PM
Expert mode basically just increases the dead zone of the mouse reticule. Basic is the default.