There’s a 700m/s hard speed limit. You can easily reach 600+ on fed recons
Now the important things.
Don’t focus on being the fastest, focus on being the most agile.
Things like acceleration and rotation speed will often help you more than velocity will. Also, you’ll want to used AB for long durations in order to truly benefit from all that increased speed so make sure your AB energy consumption is less than your energy regen
If you only have one energy slot use emergency barriers on it. Don’t even think about switching that for something else
Use afterburner energy reduction implant
700m/s hard limit? dammit… I got my hopes up. See this is the kind of stuff I made the thread for, thank you… on the other hand i could just fly around a 670 without boost all day, using ab to accelerate when I need to.
if i remember correctly spectre falcon goes 2/3/2/1/1, but I definitely want to hit the hard cap on speed so I’ll see if i can do that without putting speed mods in the engine slots and still fitting an e-barrier.
i think covert ops is pretty neat, but honestly they’re just another damage class and a very fragile one at that. I’ve also always been gimpy when it comes to offense, but one of the hardest people to kill when it comes to defense, and thats why something that is very agile and vast, and is about subverting the enemy’s force through smart movement and evasion is my style.
i’m also pretty good with gunships, but they’re honestly in the same boat. defensive placement is key, bait is complementary, and when the timing is right you appear like some kind of cop and arrest all the things. but again its a damage class, and while damage classes make opponents scramble, trying to steal their beacons and making them chase you around is a much better kind of scramble, because then your teams damage classes have a much easier target.
although the real question here is now down to weapon. I like the blasters because they let me agitate people into chasing me, the damage isnt half bad either, but its emp and the needle system is no more…
rails seems like the reasonable choice, for killing other interceptors. i have the shield drain and that means kinetic would be effective in those situations or so i think.