Monday, January 28, 2013

The Zephyr Returns

Real Life Name:  Dassualt Rafale

It looks like Z2 has brought back the Zephyr.

I have to say, for 205 coins, I am hard pressed to see why one would want to buy a Zephyr when you can get a Thresher at bargain prices or many other better agility class planes.  Below is a head to head look of the Zephyr compared to a Thresher.  As you can see, they have the same agility, Zephyr has more energy (which is handy for agility class), a big Overheat Limit addition (only handy for prolonged cannon firing which is rare for the quick encounters one has with agility dogfighting) and slightly more Evasion, but quite a bit less speed.

My recommendation is to save your coins for something a little more interesting (such as the variety of other better performing agility class planes).

See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings.

The Zephyr returns
Thresher shown here for comparison


A real life shot of a Dassault Rafale


Click here for more picts of the Dassault Rafale

41 comments:

  1. Cool, but I'm still getting this thing! It is my goal to get every featured plane out there... So far: Dragon Red Widow, Hurricane, and soon to be the great Zephyr. Who knows maybe il like this one better than the widow

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    1. I will! I only have one hundred coins left

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    2. this thing regenerates health if you fully upgrade it.

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  2. I kind of want metalStorm to do another snapshot contest!

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  3. hello starcaller

    i'd really like to have some feedback on the zephyr , i'm still reluctant to get , even though i have over 500 coins right now , first i' dont think it's much different than the thresher , and second , i'm quite sure either the FA-12 liberty , or the spectre is gonna be released on march 3rd, and i want them Both , and i wanna have enough coins to max any of them , plus , i just smoked a zephyr in a versus match 2 hours ago .... with my Annihilator and stock weapons ( maysbe it wans't fully upgraded), that didn't help to push me to purchase it.



    anyway , if you could come up with an objective reviews of this plane , i'll be great full, i really wanna know if the extra energy and the overheat limit makes any difference in a versus game .

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    1. Sure, as of now I now I have 40 coins left to complete. I'll give u an over all review when I get I full upgraded(sometime next week). Although it looks cool I'm still undetermined wether it's skill is cool
      -stay tuned

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    2. I can beat any plane with my zephyr. Just today i was versing a hawken that had bisnos and apollos. I had stock missles and stock cannons and i won 2-1. I can out run stock missles on any plane. And once i start doing figure eights, there is not one single plane that can hit me with any cannon or any missle. I had an eagle x before, now i smoke eagle xs tha have bisnos using all stock weapons myself. By the way, my user name is classical guitarist

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  4. I don't think that extra energy should be underestimated. My thresher often runs out of energy dodging bisnos while trying to reach the enemy plane. The Zephyr lacks the speed advantage, however, so I think it balances out in the end.

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  5. Okay here's my review, if you use wepon class most if the times this really isn't for u. Waste of coins if u prefer the wepon class, save coins for march! I got Lucy cause I played it on another device.

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    1. Read my other review towards the bottom

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  6. Good point. The Thresher does run out of energy quickly. An extra 14% of energy could come in handy but with the threshers speed, you'd get past the Bisno spamming quicker perhaps.

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  7. If armed with a great gun it goes a long way, against standard issue missiles it is capable of dodging them all but a blow from ram only takes 3 hits and a few cannon blasts for the blue bueaty to go down. Although it has acceleration it doesnt have a noticeable speed compared to the f22 it is close to the same but just add cannon cool down and that's it. However if u are the type that enjoys and preformed well with agility planes, fullupgraded this would be a Great purchase.
    -thank you

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    1. My zehpyr is fully upgraded and it takes more than 3 raams an a few cannon shots. It can withstand several bisnos in a row, and the armor on it regenerates. If u know how to fly agility, they wont ever hit you with anything. Just jam the excellerator all the way down and start doing figure eights with the zehpyr, no one will even touch you.

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  8. What it really comes down to between Thresher and Zephyr is: an extra 2% of evasion and the extra 9% energy with the Zephyr versus an extra 10% speed with the Thresher. An interesting conundrum.

    Hatcherooney

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  9. Bisno-spammers tend to be people who hacked the game and are getting the missiles for free. People who actually paid money for bisnos tend to use them more carefully (since they cost an arm and a leg!). I hope Z2 could take action against those cheaters since it is losing business/pissing off normal players.

    [SV Cadet] sangongchuangnu

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  10. This thing fully upgraded is freaking awesome!!!

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  11. fa119 reaper is coming out 205 coins

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  12. I won a fully upgraded Zephyr with my NEARLY fully upgraded U9-Raider. He has Bisnovats and Apollos, I had AIM Lancer and the Zeus Cannon. I have bought every plane out there. Because I buy 1,250 coins every day so easy and I buy credits a lot.

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    1. Could you give me your game center? Mine's DominationDude 5

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    2. List your planes okay

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  13. I'm not an agility class expert because I'more into weapon planes but I have some experience with my Zephyr.
    Overall, I think it's a great and beautiful plane. Probably not the best, but stille a very good one. In my opinion, the perfect Agility plane would have +agility +energy and +damage, and either +speed or +evasion. Evasion not only helps to avoid missiles, it also provides you with more agility in a way. The Zephyr only lacks +damage and +overheat limit is not that useful. The Zephyr only lacks +damage and it can be difficult (at least for me) to shoot down a weapon or defense plane.
    I consider that the Spectre may be the best in class and I'm thinking about buying it later. I know that the Reaper is at least as popular as the Spectre, but my thought is that +energy can really help with an agility plane, while the modest +armor of the Reaper does not add much.
    Curious to know what you guys think.

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  14. I just purchased the Zephyr and fully upgraded it. It will dominate in versus mode but for survival, I like to stick with my R-94 Achilles. So far I have destroyed many of the following planes with my Zephyr:
    Eagle-x
    Liberty
    Hawken
    Thresher
    Reaper
    Red Widow
    Iron Fang
    Just to name a few. I think it depends on personal preference when it comes to planes within the same class.

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  15. How much is your SR and what kind of missiles do you use?
    Have you tried some other agility planes?

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    1. Because I think it has no meaning to say "I shot down X plane with my Y plane". It's obvious that it does not mean that X is better than Y. The result of any match mainly depends of your skills and those of your opponent, and also of what kind of missiles each player uses.
      If your SR is 10k, you fly a Wartusk + Bisnovats and you win against a 3k guy, playing with Hawken + Lancers, it's pretty obvious that you cannot conclude that the Wartusk is better than the Hawken.

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    2. The Kid is right! Many agility aces use C-101's and can fly very well nevertheless of its stats

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    3. At the time I posted that comment my skill rating was around 3000 so I was facing players with much higher ratings than me. My skill rating was making a steady rise until I got to where I am today. I only use standard issue cannons and missiles unless I have a few extra credits lying around. I think it's just ridiculous to spend real money on things that you will use up in only a couple hours. I'm in it mostly for the planes.

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  16. z2live has to keep planes with better paint designs like a plane with a paint design that is a moon or a sun.

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  17. I don't like that guys on this blog just post all the types of planes they have won against. They never put any background info on the match. Most of the time when I verse these guys they are no good ( they know who they are) so if you think your proving you are good challenge me. (ACE)®

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  18. How do you pronounce the name of this plane?

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    1. Smh...lol
      It's "Zeff_fir"

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  19. Love this plane in 1 to 1 combat, barely get hit by anything once the initial contact is passed.

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  20. It's back in 2013: now I can get it at last!

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  21. It's back for only 160 coins too! :)

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  22. If you look at the Game Center ''Total Versus Kills'' page, you can see
    at least 16 cheaters. And they all have the exact score of 9,233,372,036,854,775,807. Why the hell does GC or Z2Live not remove them?. And if Z2Live doesn't do anything about those players who are clearly cheaters, imagine how much cheaters there are with ''extra armor'' or ''extra agility'' in the game!

    And @Metalstormforever, I can't post in Google Chrome. Is that possible?

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    1. Z2Lie sucks now, go play Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy or Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders. Way less hackers; in fact, there are hardly any hacks in the game. I have not met one hacker. The LeaderBoards on SGSR and SGAS may be hacked, but there aren't any game stat hackers around.

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    2. thats not true is the best combat game iknow
      that probaly true

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  23. And if you look further, there are at least 30 cheaters more who all have the same score of 2,147,483,647.

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