Monday, December 24, 2012

Aurora For Sale



Christmas Eve Release of the R-19 Aurora.  Finally have some time for the review (the last of 2012!).  Yet another plane based on the MIG-3 skin (thanks for the comments - very similar to an F-15).  This version is a basic blue/gray with yellow highlighting.

Lets take a look at the stats:
Armor Regen:  +3%:  Best in Class.  This is the first weapons class plane to ever have armor regen.  3% is the same level as an upgraded Agility class plane.  Its nice to slowly regain your health during a match but unfortunately, 3% is really just a trickle and a far cry from the Green Eagle, Dragon or Raven.

Damage: +10%:  This level of damage falls in the lower half of the weapons class fleet.  Not bad but not very good compared to many of the other weapons class jets.

Energy:  +11%:  2nd in Class:  This gives the Aurora a good boost in energy if you feel that you need it.  I tend to run out of energy quickly with agility class planes but not as often with weapons class planes, so I don't see this as too valuable, but your own flying style may be different.

Speed: +15%:  2nd in Class:  The Aurora is good and fast!  This could be valuable when going full throttle across your opponents field of view to avoid incoming Bisnos.

So we have a fast weapons plane with lots of energy, mediocre damage and some armor regen sprinkled in. Overall a decent plane.  Not one of my favorite, but not horrible either. 

The Aurora has been added to the Comparison Guide  and also to the Fleet at a Glance - check it out!

145 comments:

  1. First! This plane is awesome. I bought it and fully upgraded it. Highly recommend it!

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    1. Who ever used the Aurora with Bisnos and Zeus are AKA NOOBs

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    2. I'm also a big fan, it's my new favorite versus plane (and is hands down the best for ever doing survival / campaign).

      The armor regen really is key, it makes you very hard to kill for an agility class as they just can't put enough on you fast enough, and against weapons guys, as long as they don't kill you before you reach them, your life will come back before they can take you down

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    3. I'm a fan, but not a huge fan. The 3% regen is pretty much chicken feed. It's only effective if you manage to stay alive long enough. If you want to have real armor regeneration, use a defense class plane.

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  2. epic armor regen!!!!!!

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  3. Epic Armor regen for weapon class, huh?? Shot it down thrice with standard issues no boosts and just a Wraith

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    1. then you must have a really low skill rating

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  5. Tempting to buy. Lmk how it perform.

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  6. Tempting to buy. Lmk how it perform.

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  8. Nice color scheme, horrible stats...

    Does it have blue exhaust flames? Just wondering...

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  9. I'd buy it for the paint job. That is, if I HAD the coins..

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  10. +3 regen is totally useless I rather have critical strike

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    1. at least it has armor regen

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    2. Disagree, unless you never have any lulls / circling in versus (which wouldn't make sense), the armor regen is really valuable.

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  11. David if you want to buy a very good paint job plane get the S-03 Marauder

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  12. I want to but it's waaaaay too expensive. I've been thinking of buying either an Eagle-x or a Thresher though.

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    1. buy the tresher !!!!!! although the marauder is good looking is just too expensive for what it has to offer . i have one and there is nothing special :)

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  13. Great plane. like the paint job.

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  14. Marauder is very special:
    • Most expensive plane
    • Best looking Plane
    • One off the very first planes
    • The most evasive plane (Iron Fang doesn't have agility bonus which lowers the overall evasion)

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  15. For the guy who wants a thresher I just vs one and he lost with my R19.

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  16. Don't buy it. I will pass. My Hawken is better.

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  17. The Hawken is beast! Love mine.

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    1. My C101 could pown your Hawken anyway and me using thresher I'd pown you even more!

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    2. Quit bragging. This is the internet. Get a life.

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  18. Love the plane for looks alone - combining a Mig-31 Foxhound with a Tron Legacy paint scheme.

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  19. I was accused of having infinite health lol. This plane is great for what it is. I could survive till wave 25, solo with standard weapons with this thing. If you don't get hit consequtively, that armor regen is very useful. If you maneuver, you get that 40% damage reduction, and you also get more energy to perform more of it. It's a hybrid of weapon and defense with a little hint of agility thanks to the added speed. I can dodge long range missiles easily with this speed. I think all the stats are very useful. I highly recommend.

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    1. That was me who accused you. 15 raams fired at you and I did like 6 non locks. Obviously you didn't expect them yet 11 more raams fired at you and yet you keep going. That's suspecious

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    2. I bet u were on an agility and couldn't hit me consequtively. 10 sec would get me enough health to get another hit from RAAM from an agility while I perform maneuver.

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  20. [rabbit.on.the.moon]
    I played about five or six different players the past few days that were using the Aurora. Here's what I found in case anyone is interested:
    I fly with either a Reaper or Sentinel. I was completely destroying it with the Sentinel... 3% regen only comes in play in long, evenly skilled dog-fights with few opportunities to fire. But from the looks of the Auroras I was playing against... they were slow and unmaneuverable, even compared with my Sentinel. I will admit, there was one player with a high skill rating that beat me twice with the Aurora, but let me tell you... I've played him before, and he's good with any aircraft. With my Reaper, I'd win with by usual 2-3 kills by out maneuvering it. I just wanted to throw that out there, in case someone was going to waste a bunch of coins on the Aurora thinking they'd be invincible.

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    1. I've been using it a bunch and am a big fan, have found that against weapons class planes it's easy to survive until a circling match, and once at that point it has a huge advantage as it doesn't get hit very often. I have yet to come across any weapons opponent (with bisnos or anything) that could take me out before getting close like that, at which point it's huge advantage Aurora (although to be fair not as fun...)

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  21. It seems a real beast lol !! No.. not again!! Although clear target with my X-23/ loaded with Bisnos, and got another loss from a much lower SR player!!! I am gonna wait a bit after the festive holidays, to see if it performs the same well.

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  22. Bought the Eagle. Meh. Seems ok, could use an agility boost though.

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  23. i bought the aurora, fully upgraded it... and all i've been doin is getting my ass kicked. it's a turtle. anyway, i love the look of it.

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  24. Got the MiG-31 for myself as a Xmas present: Regen on a weapons class is great in Campaign and Survival but of little use in Vs. However the combination of speed, firepower and incredible energy rating of this beast make it an outstanding bull-runner (unless your opponent is packing Bisnos).

    Still struggles against the all-conquering Hawken though...



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  25. I haven't been playing for very long... Can any of the weekly featured planes be bought with credits, or are they always blue coins????

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    1. F-105 Dragon costs 54,000 credits
      S-03 Marauder costs 68,000 credits

      No weekly featured planes:
      Thresher 22,500 credits
      Hawken 20,000 credits
      C101 1,000 credits
      Tempest 1,000 credits
      Wartusk 2,000 credits
      Falcon 1,500 credits
      Orbiter 15,000 credits

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    2. Apparently if you know the Backdoor trick you can get the D-113 Eagle (GE) for 120,000 credits

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    3. DO YOU KNOW THE TRICK? Otherwise YOU should SHUT THE F#CK UP AND DON"T START ABOUT IT!!!!!!!

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    4. Die you 09FloroFUCK! You RUIN this great blog by saying: ''Apparently if you know the Backdoor trick you can get the D-113 Eagle (GE) for 120,000 credits''.

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    5. Shut it bitch, I only heard that you can but I don't believe it.

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  26. I don't get why skill ratings are lowered by -12 or -2 increments. I've been on a losing spree on my Eagle and my SR is turning into sh**..

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  27. Tapjoy/ Z2live are very tricky lately!! Lol not any blue coins arrive immediately or later after u have download the adverts. Only very minimal do so, which at least verifies that is nothing wrong wrong with my device!!

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  28. Tapjoy/ Z2live are very tricky lately!! Lol not any blue coins arrive immediately or later after u have download the adverts. Only very minimal do so, which at least verifies that is nothing wrong wrong with my device!!

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  29. [ X-30 Stealth Shadow ] Well some aftermath thoughts. It is rather a hard truth that any newly introduced plane is very powerful when it is launched, no matter stats or price and therefore no any comments at this stage, and no matter what the ( Expert ones) have to say. R -19 is just another good plane along side the ones of the 205 blue coins tariff. Thats all. Same for the Marauder as well. I spent around 2 batches of Bisnos yesterday and what was the result? Eventually my SR lowered nearly 150 points without a single draw when matched with R-19 and just a draw with Marauder. Today with standard ammo i had: 12-0 , 10-0, 6-0,wins against R-19 one player was higher SR. I can imagine his feelings when his costly brand new plane plus the blue coin ammo did not work at all. Anyway, i know that feeling. Have i mentioned the Marauder todays result? 14-0, 10-0 wins. This kid still may think that i am hacking the game. Lol.

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    1. are you the player with the name X-30 <> ? Anyway, i would like to know why this player is always quitting the games against me. This player manages to quit from the match-up and "disconnects" without suffering a drop in SR. But when I see him again a while later, he manages to clock some games and some SR.

      The way him/her evade the match-ups with me makes me suspect that he/she is doing something unsportsmanlike.

      luv_karo, the hawken player.

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    2. Yeah that him... he's truly an awful player, which is cool, the problem is he never plays anyone who better than him, so he never learns. If any noob's are reading this... ignore this guy's comments. He does not know what he's talking about.

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    3. I am surprised that he is an adult. I thought it was some 12 yr old kid who was doing this unsportsmanly trick. Shameful.

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  30. Did i mention ? A couple of Aim-9 and that was enough for the Marauder to be downed!! Lol

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  31. Am I able to withstand the frustration that hackers and bisnovate pilots cause me? Am I willing to spend dollar after dollar for some plane only to have a better one be released in a few days? Am I willing to spend hours at end on tapjoy, only to get no reward? Am I willing to lose the few coins I have in Metalstorm Wingman and upgrade to Metalstorm Aces when it becomes available? Am I willing to fill out survey after survey at metalstormwingman.com with no reward?

    Nope!! Am I amused by flinging birds and watch them crash into structures with unrealistic sound effects in Angry Birds? Nope!Good bye ipad!

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    1. If you don't want your iPad can you send it to my house? I'd appreciate it :D

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  32. This planes a joke. Killed an Aurora player with a my h higher skill rating 7 times with my Cyclops, which in my opinion is the best plane in the game. Although I'm only LVL 32, so I haven't seem them all.

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  33. The Aurora looks sleek, ill have to give it that, but the stats to me just dont seem worth it.

    on a separate note,

    Metalstorm should have an original plane designing contest; not a skin, a plane... I could design a plane that everyone would like...

    Visit my channel YouTube or Facebook page and see for yourself if my designs should be submitted for Z2 to consider...

    http://www.facebook.com/yellow13ace

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  34. It seems that in order to get the blue coins through Tapjoy for sure , u have to click on Tapjoys pop up while u play MSWM. If u click on that pop up and redirected to Tapjoy's site, then u get the blue coins that associated with the relevant adverts. What it may happens is that as soon u start downloading the first app. and u go back to the site for the next ones then it is the case that u logged-out. If the site logged u out, then i doubt that u get any blue coins if u log in again!! Lol. Well this is what started to occur to me lately, and i just not bother anylonger to look for blue coins at Tapjoy site unless their pop up comes on MWSN!!!!!! Even if this is the case, then its best to get first the app with maximum blue coins reward!!! and then to carry on for the next ones, and for as long as Tapjoy keeps u logged in.

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  35. Curious to see if Z2 will launch a New Year's Eve plane !! Lol wait and see..

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  36. Lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol. There are 8 Lols in the previous sentence lol and two lol in this one

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  37. Mr florovic have u fixed all of ur gadgets? Nothing more other that i am still waiting for a much-)

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    1. Well it's my sisters fault being on the phone 24/7 and when you did sent invitation I snatched it off her and I send invitation but I was waiting for ages and I was re-sending it but nothing

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  38. By the way are u an Ace in Arithmetic as well Mr florovic? Just asking... just asking-)

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  39. Hghtghfhgyjfuhfuhfhvtg

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  40. 09Florovicj is a DICKHEAD! He should SHUT THE F#CK UP! If he really thinks he is good he should add me on Game Center: $.P.Q.R.
    Otherwise he is just a P#SSY!!!!!!!!
    Add me on GC: $.P.Q.R.

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  41. R-19 is about to leave the hangar now, and who knows what's next. R-94 with 390 blue coins comes top of the price list and i may say that its price is justifiable versus performance. Further is the most respectful plane in the entire Z2 fleet. Well done to those that managed to have it. Unfortunately never became available to me. Now i find no reason that the second most expensive plane, the Ice-Wolf with 300 blue coins can justify its price. To my view has failed. 3rd comes the Spectre with 228 blue coins where its price versus performance, i think is justified. Further is the best among the relatively newly launched planes and given that its perfornance remains constant is without doubt one of the best planes overall. Finally the time has come to vote for the Best Overall : All time high top 3 planes.

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    1. would you shut up already?????

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  42. Hawken's better guys

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  43. Damn. Auto match seems to like pairing me up with Red Widows with Bisnovats...
    Haven played against this plane before though.

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  44. Looks? Damn.
    Damage? Meh.
    Speed? Cool.
    Energy? OK.
    Armor Regen? Wait, WHAT.
    I thought this plane was a super badass unitl I realized its lack of an agility boost. The Hawken edges out on that. Depends on your flying style, I guess.

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  45. Sorry Petropoulos I've been playing SGSR and now there's a tourney that started. Sorry I can't play lately but you can play $.P.Q.R

    If you beat him I'm obviously better than him and we don't even need to play. If you lose well we shall play using credit weapons and only a free boost. Ill be in agility class

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  46. Check my YouTube : BenR4ever3@gamil.com- on the 13th of october I put up custom SGAS planes 3 featuring the aroura idea and the manta Idea from aces, Z2 live is taking them ( it's on custom planes SGAS 3- note 3 not 1 or 2( for noobs who will try to prove me wrong))

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  48. Hello everyone-) Its voting time! Voting the: All time high! All time best overall performance strickers! Yeahhh!!!!! Top 3. But before that, i will have rather mention the criteria of the judgement. 1. Its a game, and as a game there is always winner versus loser and fullstop. Now, i am not gonna extend to the point where for most of us, are many times that the game is not fair in many aspects and therefore disapointing for many of us. Its a game that is based on a server end but rules that comes out from the server are applied to all of the players in the long run. So and when u are about to be matched, u will always bear in mind to calculate the server factor. 2. The plane is voted for : durability/ performance over time and in disregards of the new generation strickers that are popping out nearly every week ( Lol ), is voted for the comfortability/familiarity/efficiency and in general, the confidence that the player is having with, and of course in the long run. Finally will be voted for the respect it has, not only and if any, among the players in the game but for this instance and only, in the real world as well, as i will be transcending to.

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  49. Number 1 : R - 94 Achilles / SR -71 Blackbird. http://m.gizmodo.com/5511236/the-thrill-of-flying-the-sr+71-blackbird I think, that link is sufficient!!!

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  50. Number 2 : X-23 Nightwing / X- 30 NASP http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_X-30 Hope this link helps. If and when SR-71 will ever superpassed then Is nothing else other than X-30!! I may come to this plane later on again.

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  51. & Number 3 : W-113 Rath / F/A -18 http://www.businessinsider.com/the-fa-18-is-the-fighter-jet-of-choice-for-militaries-around-the-world-2012-10?op=1 Happy New Year and best of luck everyone!

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  52. Abraham, i always try to use the best possible/available equipment no matter what i do, given that i can do so. Unfortunately i am poor and not always have the means to obtain the best, although i do admire the best ones and never get jealous or try to undermine them by any means. In this case once again coin missiles proves tp be the best among ammo. Unfortunately again, i run out of blue coins!! lol and i am just using the standard ammo instead. Raams/ Phoenix are not that useful and i rather prefer to keep the credit coins where will be exchanged soon for a plane. U see, I am about to do Mr Florovic favour and get the Marauder as the Rath is not available. By the way Shabbat Shalom

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    1. I have no evidence but I can't prove the liars if they're wrong. AH claimed that they used the Backdoor trick. I'm truly not trying to tease anyone. Anyone here who thinks GE is great well its shit, its an absolute piece if carcass witch barely turns and if you play vs weapon class with coin weapons you'd even lose 0-4 its only good in survival but I get bored because there's no thrill and when I get hit I'm like who cares and its just boring!

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  55. Mr florovic, bear in mind that this is, a server based game. It is clear that the odds vary from match to match and therefore if u really want to convince someone of who is the best or better off, that can be done only, by a series of versus-matches in the long run, and by using the same plane/ammo. An one off or two matches does not justify superiority given that the server factor has not been invalidated for both parts. Further than that and what someone may object as well is, that a given player may have different accounts and therefore may come to a versus-match with the account/plane that suffered deliberate and successive losses having the thought of the servers odds to be in his side.

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  56. Yeah that happened a year ago! Plus I thought he knew the trick but then I realised I got it by him hacking so... People in AH that got the GE said that there is a Backdoor trick so now I know they hacked it. But they said no and that they used Backdoor trick so I don't know wether to believe it or not so Abraham shit your big gob what you use too suck your mum for once!

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  57. Sorry Abraham I overreacted then ^ but don't remind me off that! I'm trying to forget it and by the way I do t even use that plane. It's so boring

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  58. Hhmmmm..... I thought there was a cheeky-monkey in here although.....

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    1. I just love all this pretentious, condescending slugfestery going on in here. Keep it up, ultra-mature guys!

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  59. U just overreacted huh? Do u say this just an overreaction ? U will better have to apologise in full if u want to be part of the fun club. Hope that helps

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  60. Well back to the game now! I mentioned earlier about the Spectre. I am confident to say that is worth to be purchased particular among the ones relatively launched. Although is not that severe as it used to be, still does the damage to me. Have u ever come across the player : The Beautiful ( Hope that she is!! Lol) Mostly comes up with the Spectre/lancers lately. She is having a SR around 10000 above me. Anytime that we were getting matched, i barely to get away with a draw and i say that given that she was always requesting a rematch one after another. It meant, that i was losing consecutively 4-6 times until i was running out of ammo. That was annoying/frustrating to be honest. So i decided to text her this: If u are beautiful and u really want me so much, lets make a date and who knows we may get matched too!!! Lol That was until two weeks ago, when we matched again where she experienced loses ( just a couple of them) and then immediate a series of draws given that it was me now to ask for rematch. I realised that became reluctant although i was still matched to play her. I hardly remember if she ever played me since then.

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  61. By the way, has not accept my invitation to be my friend! Ah... No... I forgot..!! Losing, is hardly to be found in a woman's vocabulary.

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  62. Abraham I thought about what you said.... Sorry

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  63. I must own this plane

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  64. So much drama over such a pitiful game... It was fun to read all that fire and chaos above...

    About the GE: they should just delete the file for that plane and compensate the players who have it with 75 coins; if hackers had to pay the full price, then change the 75 back to 150. If the hackers got it for free, then compensate only 75 blue coins.

    That's to be fair. You can't tell whether someone has hacked to get it or not, and if you think of the GE as a rental plane that yielded a lot of benefits; it's well worth the 75 that you essentially paid.

    Once you delete the file, Z2 should also create a new plane for agility class that has the Su-47 as the plane. It would make much more sense having an Su-47 in agility class. The new plane should be 75 coins and available to the people that have the GE so that the people that lost their GE can also be able to buy a new plane. The stats should be of that of a 205 coin plane;

    15 agility,
    15 energy,
    10 speed,
    10 damage

    Anyone who sees holes in the plan should reply. We have to do something about the people who have the GE.

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  67. No offense to petropopulous but I think the R-94 sucks. It lacks acceleration and has no armor regen. And 390 coins is ridiculous. 180 would be more like it. Dragon and green eagle are way better defense class planes

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  68. I have a better stat for it
    Agility class
    +12 Stealth
    +14 Agility
    +5 Evasion
    +15 Energy

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  69. The players that are used to the GE life will need to use agility class which has low armour and they'll suck!

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  70. No idea why over half of these posts are filled with GE discussions, while these comments are to the Aurora...

    Anyway, I was originally saving all my Blue Coins for the Warlock (even though I already own a Hawken, I am 100% convinced the Warlock simply outclasses it by a small edge), but when I saw this plane's design and Armor Regen stat... I just couldn't help myself lol.

    So I bought it and fully upgraded and there are a few things to note. First of all, this is by far THE best Campaign plane that Z2 is probably ever going to release. Damage, Speed, Armor Regen, all highly valued Stats for Campaign missions. Slap those on a Weapons class plane, the best overall plane for Campaigns and you have yourself one hell of a Campaign Sweeper. Due to my own playstyle, I was generally unable to succesfully fly the final Campaign Mission in one try (since I am an aggressive Weapons pilot. Defense is way too sluggish for me to play a game without losing my hair and Agility is way too fragile due to my aggressive approach.). But with this thing, I was able to maintain my playstyle and still beat the last Mission on a whim.


    But that's enough about Campaigns, I think we can all agree that this is simply the best Campaign Plane, end of. Let's talk about this plane in VS Mode. While it's true that the deadly skies are still dominated by the Hawken/Widow(/Warlock, I'm telling you!), this beauty is by no means to be underestimated. This plane is also handsdown the best Bull Runner in the entire game. Incredible Speed, Armor Regen and a decent Damage boost to boot make this outmaneauver any other Weapons/Defense plane to make Bull Runs and only the highly dedicated Agility planes (Reaper and co.) can catch up with it. That gives this plane an edge on all other Weapon class planes (including you Hawken!). You just have to be wary not to get caught in circling matches, but with that insane Speed, it's often easy to free yourself from those.


    So to conclude, people should stop viewing this plane as a Weapons Class. If there's one thing I've learned from my time with the Aurora, it's that it's most succesful when you fly it as a Class on its own. That's what I like so much about the Aurora, since it gets a bit from ALL worlds. Class Tree from Weapon planes, Speed from Agility planes and the invaluable Armor Regen from Defense planes. That and its AMAZING paint job (I know I already said that, but it just HAD to be said again! Props to you Z2!).

    So again, don't fly this plane like a Weapons/Agility/Defense Class plane or you WILL fail. Learn the right strategy for this unique plane and you'll see that this one is among the Elites like the Hawken and Reaper.

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    1. Oh also, I saw someone asked if this plane has blue flame thrusters, but I didn´t want to scroll through all the pointless GE discussions, so I´ll just post it here. Yes, it actually has blue flame thrusters! Which only add to the graphical beauty of this thing.

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    2. Thanks for answering my question.. :)

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    3. Actually, I don't value speed in the campaign. The slower it is, the more time you have to blow up you targets. If it's too fast, then you will fly right past your targets without hitting them.

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    4. (I'm the same guy who made the first 2 Anonymous posts, didn't realize I could enter a name lol)

      Speed is important for certain bonus objectives such as the one where you have to destroy the 2 Destroyers before they reach your Fleet. Increased Speed also means you can make faster manoeuvres so IF you do fly past your targets, you can make a quick backflip and start firing again.

      And another small benefit is that with higher Speed, you can generally finish missions faster (such as the tiresome 2nd Mission lol) which makes them easier to farm Credits/Coin Weapons (I love farming the 4th mission for those Lancers and Apollos).

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  71. The timer is ticking!

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  72. 100th!
    I rather have Z2 bug fixing than making new planes

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    1. I'd rather have them finally add another Mission again lol.

      VS Mode is fun and all, but I like to blow up some ships or buildings from time to time as well.

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  73. Once again server makes the Aim-9 more efficiently than the Aim-54!! Well we all know the feeling, when occasionally Aim-9 are more efficiently than Bisnos as well. Lol

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  74. Once again server makes the Aim-9 more efficiently than the Aim-54!! Well we all know the feeling, when occasionally Aim-9 are more efficiently than Bisnos as well. Lol

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  75. Just curious. Do any of you use the mic feature during online matches?

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  77. Yes i do occasionally. The mic works well sometimes, although most of the players do mot use it

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  78. I think i guess well this time. R-19 is about to leave from the hangar in less than 14 hours. Is it gonna be replaced with a new one before the New Year's Eve? Soon we will find out. Wraith stand still in my hangar. Now i changed my mine, and instead of going for the Marauder i rather exchange my green coins ( around 40000) to get the F-106 plus F-51. Perhaps is my thought and only, but it seems to me that if u save credits is getting harder and harder to get more through versus mode. Any views are welcomed.

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  79. I think i guess well this time. R-19 is about to leave from the hangar in less than 14 hours. Is it gonna be replaced with a new one before the New Year's Eve? Soon we will find out. Wraith stand still in my hangar. Now i changed my mine, and instead of going for the Marauder i rather exchange my green coins ( around 40000) to get the F-106 plus F-51. Perhaps is my thought and only, but it seems to me that if u save credits is getting harder and harder to get more through versus mode. Any views are welcomed.

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  80. Its has been a long time since Z2 launched a defence plane. In general as well defence planes are less of the agility/weapon ones. Anyway lets see the one that is about to come tomorrow.

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  81. There are must be some real life pilots that perhaps play this game. If this is the case, it should have been nice to know their opinions!! The real experts!!

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    1. Wait let me get this straight. He uses coin weapons and calls you a pussy?! Well you should off told him that if he does win he has nothing to prove because its coins vs credits.

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  83. By the way and if u permit so, why u exchanged invites in the first place? The best is to ignore the scumbags entirely and not challenge them, otherwise is getting always more complicated and with nonsense.

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  84. What's going on today. Too many crashes. Planes seem uncontrollable/dragged towards the mountains. Plus severe lagging as well. Hope, i am not the only that experience this!! Lol

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  85. X-15 griffin appeared to my hangar for 50 blue coins in replace of the R-19. Honestly, i was expecting a new and powerful plane!! I just got the F-106 plus F-51 although need to upgrade them. I just love the missile reload speed of the F-51!!!

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  86. Gah! Went against a Sky Demon with bisnos who loves hugging mountains and would snipe me whenever i'd come out to get him. Lost 3-1. Guy even wanted a rematch. Is there anyway to avoid bisnos when there's lag?

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    1. Nope. Bisnos and Lancers are 100% unavoidable last time I played this game. (I've never really ever not had lag)

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  87. I do not think so. Best is to surrender and save the ammo. It is very irritating. Is entirely unfair the way the server calculates the stats and therefore the odds prior to most of the matches. Although that eventually all the players goes through this cycle, for the game itself makes nonsense, and what comes along that for many of us, to be more and more reluctant to play. Stats/Ammo/SR are entirely obsolete in most of the matches and i mean for the times as well when u have the favour.

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  88. I do not think so. Best is to surrender and save the ammo. It is very irritating. Is entirely unfair the way the server calculates the stats and therefore the odds prior to most of the matches. Although that eventually all the players goes through this cycle, for the game itself makes nonsense, and what comes along that for many of us, to be more and more reluctant to play. Stats/Ammo/SR are entirely obsolete in most of the matches and i mean for the times as well when u have the favour.

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    1. He had a lower skill rating and I didn't want to lose 12 SR :/ I'm still pretty new. Been playing for a little less than a month. I'm at 1990 SR right now.

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    2. I'm 43,000+ SR now I listen to me. What ever you do don't use coin weapons! You'll end up gaining skill very slowly competed to the guys who use stock/credits weapons. Do you know why? Whilst coin user just double tap and chill and kill the stock/credits are sweating it off and end up learning from the mistakes. For them coin users are s hard opponent but to get better you need to play someone who's better not who's weaker.

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  89. >Christmas Eve Release of the R-19 Aurora. Finally have some time for the review >>(the last of 2012!). Yet another plane based on the F-15 Eagle skin.

    NOT an F-15 Eagle! - The R-19 is a Russian MiG-31 Foxhound.

    http://www.enemyforces.net/aircraft/mig31.htm

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  90. God. I used to be a agility afficionado with my C101 but ever since I made the switch to weapons class i'm afraid I lost my agility mojo. I just recently bought a Thresher and I keep getting smoked. It's a good bird but I simply forgot how to jive with agility class. Any tips on how to fly these supersonic beasts?

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  91. Always keep close to your opponent and always behind him. If you getting shot at immidiately speed to full speed and dive, turning towards you opponent at the same time. At the same time roll towards him again and when you get close to him brake and roll towards him again.

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    1. How would you quickly get close to your opponent when he respawns behind you at quite a distance? Would you do a 180 maneuver then speed up or speed up, dive and turn towards him?

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  92. Never ever do the 180 manuever! If he us behind you then speed up snd dive and at the same time going towards uour opponent. When the missiles is about to hit you roll to the same side as you are turning.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the tips.
      Anyway how would you deal with the onslaught of Meteor or Vympel from weapon class during a long range engagement? I saw some players managed to perform up and down moves really quick but when I tried, I got killed by those 2 fairly quickly. Any tips would be much appreciated :)

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  93. Is anyone else having problems connecting with metalstorm?

    I've never had any problems, but all the sudden in the last 4-5 days I can barely connect to play anyone in vs and I am getting disconnected 75% of the time right at the moment it finally does connect with with another player.

    I'd like to know if others are having the same problem or if there's something going on with my connection. Thanks.

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    1. it happened every several months, we all have such problems. What can I say? Z2 does a good job.

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  94. To dodge vympels/meteors at long range, it is very easy if you know how to. Don't be ashamed if you can't. I remember ehen I couldn't. What I do now is fly towards opponent out incoming to him from his right (you flying left a bit) then when his vympels is incoming go full speed and then when it get close dive, roll and turn right at the sane time which will put you to the bottom right off the screen rolling. This manuever works against bisnovats too. Then fly for 2 secs straight and then do the same but this time end up top left

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  95. I found out that the connection problems isn't a problem with Z2 or MSO but its the IOS6 fault. It randomly disconnects you from wifi and puts you on the 3G without you knowing it. Cause if the slow Internet you get lot off DC. If you're not on IOS6 but 5 or less and you still get it, it is the opponents fault. If this happens. Turn off and on (reboot) your device.

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