Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What Type of Fighter are You?


We all have our own styles of fighting in MSWM.  I have tried to identify a list of fighting styles based on my experiences.  Take a look and see where you fit in or if there are other styles that I haven't listed. Also, if you have any more humorous names for these styles, fire away! :-)


The Slugger:  This type of pilot likes to fight from long range, usually with a weapons class plane and expensive missiles.  The Slugger never wants to be near you, circle you, or encounter you in any way.  He wants to hurl as many missiles at you as possible from long range until you become a little black puff of smoke in the distance. Sometimes it is fun to mindlessly hurl missiles at an opponent without having to do much twisting, turning or thinking. Not much skill required, however get ready to cough up some blue coins, because you are going to need them to buy many coin missiles if you enjoy this type of fighting.  Credit missiles won't be very successful.



The Circler:  The opposite of the Slugger.  The Circler likes it up close and personal. Usually a pilot flying agility class aircraft, this pilot likes the fun of a true dogfight.  Split second timing and good visualization skills are a must as you chase that red arrow with just the right angle.







The Gunner:  Similar to the Circler, the gunner prefers cannon fire over missiles.  They enjoy the satisfaction of a cannon kill much more than a missile kill.  In fact, many gunners like their cannons so much that they will continue to firing their cannons even when they are not shooting at you.  You'll hear their cannon fire incessantly rattling away as you circle.  Maybe they are shooting at imaginary flocks of geese?  We may never know.









Mr Chaotic:  You can never predict this guys next move.  One minute he is circling, next he is running, next he is doing endless rolls.  next he is not firing at all and ignoring you, next he won't stop shooting his cannons.  My guess is that these are usually 6 year olds that have gotten a hold of big brothers ipad.    








The Roller:  This player seems to think that if one roll is good then 50 rolls is even better.  If this was real life, the pilot would have had an aneurism from the dizziness.   These players must have sprained wrists from all the screen swiping. 









The Flipper:  Flippers love to do bull runs where they get in a circling match and then do a high speed run away from you and try to nail you with missiles.  The problem with the Flipper is when they do it over and over again to the point where you can quickly anticipate the pattern and smoke him repeatedly.  I love playing against Flippers! 








The Turtle:  Usually a green eagle, but can be any defense class plane.  This fella usually just chugs along and banks on his armor and regeneration capabilities to keep him alive.  Usually will be armed with Bisnos or other coin missiles and will try to hit you at long distance like the slugger.  I really don't understand the fun of being a turtle!





The Rabbit:  We've all fought against a Rabbit at some point.  This is someone, usually in an agility plane, that scores a kill against you and then tries to preserve the score for the remaining time by running away from you.  Typically the Rabbit will try to hug the terrain down in a valley behind a mountain, behind a ship at sea or just run the opposite direction from you.  I love hunting wabbits!





The Quitter:  Finding yourself down by 3 or 4 kills?  Just quit.  That is the motto of The Quitter.  Why waste that minute or two of being on the losing side of the equation?





The Cheater:  A green eagle that you can't get behind because he is somehow just too agile.  A Hawken that outcircles your Reaper.   A Thresher that seems to pump out missiles way to fast...  We've all seen planes that perform way better than they should.  Many times, this is due to cheaters who manipulate the game files and buy all upgrades for all planes rolled into one.  The blatant ones will use a Green Eagle.  The more subtle ones will use a Hawken or other less obvious plane.  No doubt though, they are out there and a scourge of the game.  Really wish that Z2 would find a way to ban these guys.

So what type of fighter are you?  Lets us know!!

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    1. I love my Weapons class planes (eagle, hawken, red widow) so I am a total slugger. When I play with agility class, circler, but never gunner. I never play with defense class in vs.

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    2. I'm a bit of everything I think but not really a quitter.
      However I do like my cannons...
      ☺☻☺☻☺

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  2. i'm a circler, gunner, roller, and the lil wabbit. (and the quitter sometimes)

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  3. I'm pretty much everything, depending on what I'm flying. Actually I blend strategies as much as possible.

    When flying my Red Widow, I'm a slammer from a distance. When (if) my opponent gets within cannon range and starts turning, I become a circler. When I get one kill over my opponent, I focus more on survival than scoring again.

    When I fly my Dragon, I out endure my opponent... defense planes with high regenerative attributes are probably the only cheat-proof fighters in the game.

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    1. above: what a jerk. Everyone has different fight/flight stratigies. just because you dont agree doesnt mean that he is a 'NOOB'.

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  4. Slugger,Circler and Gunner,but mostly Slugger and Gunner,i hate circling around

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  5. Circler and Gunner. I specialise in close engagement and often use my cannons. I pilot Agility Class planes. I occasionally use Weapons.

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    1. I'm everything depends on what I use though I'm mostly a circler and gunner

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  6. TUTTO DIPENDE DA QUALE DI QUESTI AVVERSARSI INCONTRO. IO SONO TUTTI E NESSUNO DI LORO.

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  7. TUTTO DIPENDE DA QUALE DI QUESTI AVVERSARSI INCONTRO. IO SONO TUTTI E NESSUNO DI LORO.

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  8. I am a slugger, turtle and sometimes a quitter. I use the D112 Dragon in the Versus Mode and sometimes quit when I lose 3-0 or higher.

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  9. @MetalStorm Forever

    A hawken CAN outmaneuver a reaper.
    A wraith CAN outmaneuver a thresher
    A thunderbolt CAN outmaneuver a Mako

    A weapon class CAN outmaneuver an agility class IF AND ONLY IF the pilot is skilled :)

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    1. By the way, a Circler here :) Yet, I don't spam my cannon but STILL prefer cannon kill :P

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    2. No, it CANNOT, if the Reaper Pilot is skilled....

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    3. Lets say if both pilots are skilled, the result is 0-0 or 1-1 or whatever that is a draw, provided that both players use stocks or credit weapons. I can guarantee that.

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  10. Gunner, Circler, Roller, Turtle, and occasionally, Mr. Chaotic.

    -(Night Fury)-

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    1. Either stay quiet or say something nice U big noob

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  11. Im none of the above i spawn then go for the oppenents direction then do the 3 oclock 9 oclock trick then if i miss i go the ooposite direction of my oppenent but i dont run away as soon as my oppenent is behind me(even if he is directly behind me which they usually are,i slow done and take a hit as opponents ususally go full trottle and chase they sometimes overshoot me and i shoot them. I call this strategy manipulator.NOTE:success % LOW 0-40% chance of success.

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  12. I'm overall a circler/roller.
    Rabbit when I'm against a turtle.
    Quitter when I'm against an extremely laggy player or hacker.
    Rabbit, Mr. chaotic, or Gunner against noobs (I make fun of them by running away, get into circling, backflip, gun them down with cannon only, etc.)
    I'm not a slugger, turtle, flipper, or a cheater.
    I'm a weapons class pilot.

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  13. I'm other. Call it Sharpshooter:
    In close contact instead of waiting for a lock making you an easy shot. So what I do instead of waiting for a lock I do a quick and accurate straight shot that might hit or might not hit opponent, if it doesn't hit him it might skim him and put him under pressure. You shoot and get yourself safe flying behind him. While he waits for lock you already shot missile which he has to dodge not giving him chance to fire back.

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    1. Thats the 9oclock 3 oclock trick!!! you just need good timing when swiping plus missile launch

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  14. You're only a sharpshooter if you consistently hit your target. Otherwise you are only a noise maker.

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  15. I always hit. It's only because the opponent does a roll or change speed that makes me miss

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    1. Janko florovic add me i challenege you to a versus match any class any plane credit or stock only
      my GC is : {RCAF}HellslayerTM

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    2. So, Janko, what you are saying is you always hit, except when you miss?

      Tell us, when you fly, what color is the sky?

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    3. It's cause when the opponent changes direction i miss. But if the opponent keeps on going the same direction, it's a hit.

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    4. ^ LOL!
      Basic logic according to the statement above:

      When I walk I move, but when I trip, I fall.

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    5. Guided missiles have a tendency to hit things that don't change direction. I don't think you can call yourself a sharpshooter when you're using guided missiles, seeing as they do all the aiming for you.

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  16. Hellslayer you GC doesn't work
    You add me
    [FF] Laurelix

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    1. Wanko McFagg aka All I do is obsess over MSWMAugust 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      ^LOL! I guess someone likes Dr. Seuss a little too much.

      aka: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Film).

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    2. Your Dad is like a telephone because he discharges
      Your mum like a bed cause people but her and sleep on her.
      Your dad is like a radiator cause you need a knob to turn him on
      Your mum is like a Elevator blokes go up and down of her.
      Your sister line a mail box open all day and all night long

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    3. your obviously a Brit or An Expatriot American who's lived in Britian WAAYYY to long.

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  17. Lorax and Laurelix might be grammatically close but trust me they are very different things, dickhead!

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    1. OOHHH definitely an American

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  18. They released KD-90 Sphynx (Defense)
    Damage +10%
    Agility +14%
    Critical Strike +5%
    Speed +14%

    Looks like great stats if it was weapons plane, but it's not =/.
    I'll be frustrated with the lack of lock speed and reload speed since I'm so use to weapons plane lol.
    My assumption is this plane could be hard to beat if the pilot was an ace using a Meteor who's good at no-lock-on shots.
    That's not me, so I'll pass =P.

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  19. Should I buy it?

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  20. The KD-90 Sphynx looks tempting. If anyone gets it, tell me how good it is before it is too late for me to buy it.

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  21. As a plane collector, I already bought it.
    My opinion is that it will take few days to make sure that is it worth.
    The first impression is usually can not be trusted.
    And someone claims that a new plane will arrive soon (i don't know anything else, don't ask me.).

    TK-44 Nova(Weapon class)
    Damage +12%
    DMG Resistance +10%
    Missile Reload +10%
    Energy +12%

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    1. A while ago I suggested to them to release non-Agility class planes with both Speed and Agility bonuses to balance out the stats; looks like they finally gave it a go.

      I think this could be a good plane, if you're accurate with your missiles. Shame it doesn't have extra armor regen or DMG reduction.

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  22. Let's see... I love using my cannons (rocking the Paladi) and am a heavy roller, a circuler and the occasional rabbit. I am happy to say that I'm not a quiter or a cheater.

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  23. Let's see... I love using my cannons (rocking the Paladi) and am a heavy roller, a circuler and the occasional rabbit. I am happy to say that I'm not a quiter or a cheater.

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  24. I love sticking with guns. It's kind of the WWII fascination in me. Missiles are good for the first few seconds, but once the circling starts, you never let the enemy out of your gun sights, and only fire when you have a shot. I'm a stickler for wasting gunfire...
    Oh heck, who am I kidding? I've read the Dicta Boelcke and I stick to it whenever possible...

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  25. Has anyone else encountered players who, once they've shot you down, then skim low to the ground so that there's a chance you immediately crash when you respawn? I've had it happen a few times now.
    The other thing I've found is when you beat a pilot with much higher XP than yourself you get a friend request with an abusive message either accusing you of cheating, ( which I don't), or critical of using coin missiles,although they see no irony in the fact they're playing with specced up coin planes!

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  26. There are two other types of players that I've encountered. They are...
    1) The "Sitting Duck". For some unknown reason, these players are catatonic. They do not attack nor pursue you. Nor do they try to evade when you fire missiles and cannons at them. They're trying to commit suicide by the hands of others.

    After killing the player twice, on the third round, I just flew close to his plane to see what he would do. Nothing. Then I flew passed him and stayed in front of him (should have been an easy kill for him) but again, no response. We whiled away the remaining time in the session flying around like we were taking a leisurely Sunday flight in the sky. :o\

    2) The "Suicide Divers". Also for some unknown reason, these players dive straight down to earth to crash their plane which also leaves me dumbfounded just like the Sitting Duck players do.

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    1. This are usually the newbies of the game...

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    2. soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny when they do that some times i laghf so had i cry to see them do some move then die

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  27. I am a Circoler and a little of gunner and roller. I am also The "Avatar": (from the tv cartoon,lol) The Avatar dominates all the four elements (water, earth, fire and air) while I am good with all the 3 classes of planes:

    Defense --> earth (I use Achilles and Sphynx),
    Agility --> Air (I use Iron Fang, Reaper and Spectre),
    Weapons --> Fire/Water (I use Sky Demon, Titan and Warlock).

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  28. Suicide diver turned flipper. Do bull runs then nail him from long range with RAAM. Hate bisno, meteors

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  29. Im turn n burn. I turn and then on the first time I see him I burn him. Love pheonixes and meteors and bisnos.
    Usually I use hi agi aircraft ie reaper and zephyer.

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    1. NOOB NOOB NOOB NOOB NOOB NOOB!!!! :-(

      what a noob

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  30. Which class is better for dogfighting weapons or agility class

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  31. Which class is better for versus mode agility or weapons

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  32. Depends on your ability and depth of your pockets. For the younger player with fully charged synapses and treble jointed fingers there's the agility class. Old farts like me have to rely on patience, cunning and being able to afford to spray Bisnovats all over the sky, so weapons class. Defence class is for those who lack imagination and actively seek out routine humiliation.

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    1. F you,

      just another example of a NOOB bitchno spammer, don't listen to a word (s)he says.

      I am a turtle, and I hardly ever humiliate myself. I win alot with my Arbiter/Dragon.

      and theirs no cunning in spraying the skies with bitchnos.

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  33. Loving the semi- literate rantings of the NIGHT FURY,( scary!), but how did you guess that I'm a she/he? I'm albino too. Seeking similar.

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  34. When I played MSWM, I was a circler. In SGAS, styles are completely different, mainly because circling for longer than a few seconds causes you to black out. I would tell you my SGAS fighting style, but it's a bit more complex and I wouldn't want to give anyone an unfair advantage against me. :)

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  35. i got the moves mcjagger

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  36. WHAT IS BETTER FOR VERSUS, WEAPONS CLASS OR AGILITY CLASS.

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    1. WEAPONS CLASS PILOT!!

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    2. weapons because they are too overpowered

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    3. A Weapons in the right hands beats an Agility in the wrong hands, and an Agility in the right hands beats a Weapons in the wrong hands. However, an Agility in the right hands can be many times more powerful than a Weapons, whether the pilot of the weapons is skilled or not.

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    4. Weapons class

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  37. I WANT BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. EPIC EXCLAMATORY HEADACHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. RED WIDOW OR REAPER? WHICH IS BEST FOR THEM VERSUS MODES?!?!?!?!?! 0_0

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    1. IT DEPENDS ON YOUR FIGHTING STYLE!!! ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE THAT FOR YOURSELF!!!

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  39. I'm a Mr. Chaotic without the chaos. I just do some standard obvservations at the start of the fight to see what kind of pilot I'm up against. Then adjust my own strategy accordingly. If they change their strategy as well, it's no problem for me to adapt once again.

    Also, I just love to do random things at times in a fight, so maybe I'm a Mr. Chaotic with the chaos afterall, lol.

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  40. Slugger, Circler, and Flipper.

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  41. can't decide. in campaign against stationary targets, im a slugger, in dogfights, im both a slugger and a circler, if im being chased or im bored of and opponent, im a chaotic, against hard to kill enemies in versus mode, im a rabbit.

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  42. Im a gunner to.

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  43. If i use my black eagle/hawken, then slugger
    if it is threasher or maurauder then circler or gunner
    If i get my fully upgraded arbiter or dragon, then i can be a turtle

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  44. anything and everything

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