Rank9 has some very good implants, sadly fighters can’t really benefit from them. IMHO the strongest implant is the federation one, giving +20% afterburner speed. Let’s have a look at the R9 fighters:
- Desert Eagle (Command, Steam)
- Nukem I (Command, 3700G)
- Bear (Offence, Steam)
- Parallax (Tackler, 3700G)
- Strong (Offence, 3700G)
In total there are six rank9 fighters, 5 of them can only be attained with money. So the Federation, already the fastest of the 3 factions, can get +20% AB speed on their fighters in tier3. Lets compare speed from 3 fighters, i will take 3 builds of my set.
- Prometheus Fire: 295 m/s
- Wolf-M: 570.5 m/s
- Katana AE: 422 m/s
With said implant, even my frigate Anaconda-M can get speeds of 311 m/s, which is faster than my empire fighter. Its also quite obvious that you can overtake interceptors in a Wolf-M at rank 9. Even an empty “Desert Eagle” has a speed of 362 m/s in my tooltip.
So my question is, why?
Suggestion: Switch rank9 & rank10 implants, or give every faction a rank9 fighter, because this issue only exists for fighters.
PS: this single implant also renders any interceptor lower than rank9 practically worthless.