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!