Tuesday, July 17, 2012
BP-13 Wasp - Lethal sting or mosquito bite?
Agility 14%: Second in class behind Reaper and Stilletto
Cannon Damage 15%: Best in class but only slightly better than the Dynasty
Overheat Threshold 15%: Tied for first with the Zephyr
Armor 10%: Best in class by far, a full 5% more than the Reaper who is now 2nd in class for Armor.
These stats provide an interesting twist. We have an Agility class plane which favors cannon fire. Cannon fire is fun but not nearly as valuable as missile plus ups in my opinion. Overheat threshold, in particular, is a bit worthless in vs. matches since you rarely have your adversary in your sights long enough to overheat. The Armor plus up, however is very interesting and could possibly be a game changer for the thin skinned agility class. Being very agile with good armor might prove to be pretty lethal! Of course, with the new Boosts available, the game has more performance dynamics than ever. I like the concept though, and believe that the boosts and performance dynamics do help provide for more variety of game play. As a reminder, I am still on travel and will not be updating the performance tables for a few more days. Take care, and let's hear your thoughts!
Thanks for the comments. Real plane is the Gloster Meteor, a WW2 era British aircraft. Click here for Picts: Gloster Meteor picts