Sunday, July 1, 2012
E-41 Cobalt arrives
The power finally came back up on our favorite game and we were rewarded with a new weapons class offering, the E-41 Cobalt.
A snazzy looking aircraft with yellow flames on a blue background. This looks like a re-skinned Viper (F-18 Hornet). Lets take a look at the stats:
Damage: 2nd in class (and fleet), tied with the black eagle. This is a big hitter, with only the Sentinel able to apply more damage.
Agility: BEST IN CLASS, tied with the Hawken and Red Widow.
Evasion: BEST IN CLASS and first plane in weapons class to have an evasion boost.
Lock Speed: 2nd in class (and fleet), tied with Palladin and behind Liberty
This plane combines more damage with great agility and throws in some evasion and lock speed. This looks like a lethal combination and will vault the Cobalt as one of the best in the weapons class. The only negative that I see is no boost in missile reload speed (you can't have it all!). This is following Z2's trend of continually releasing planes that push the envelope with better and better performance.
Of note, I will not be able to add the Cobalt to the plane comparison table for a couple weeks, as I am on travel and do not have access to the files, but will update all when I return.
Glad to see that Z2 has sorted out their power failure - must have been a whopper.