Recently picked up SC again after more than a year, and since then the meta has changed quite a bit and I’m not particularly happy with my lineup. I had a Parallax, Kris AE, Ira Deus and Styx, but I’m thinking of trying out different classes or switching factions and work my way up to T5. I’d like to hear from y’all about what you think of my lineup.
I intend to keep a Jeri LRF and an engineer (presently I’m going with the Fed engies for their mobility and dynamic gameplay), so that leaves me with two slots undecided.
Fed Tackler —> Fed/Jeri Tackler?
I’ve always been a sucker for tacklers; my first ship was a Lynx, and I’ve never dropped tacklers from my lineup even though at some points in time they were relatively weaker as compared to other fighters. Presently I don’t quite see how tacklers are still useful in the T3 metagame, especially since I’m getting a lot more mileage out of my frigates, but I like them too much, both in terms of their game mechanics and the aesthetics, so I’d like to find a new role for them in my lineup.
Jeri ECM —> ???
After a few matches I had to drop the Kris AE because of terrible ping (I didn’t remember it being this bad… 300 ping is the best case scenario for me, and usually I end up with close to 400 ping and 3 to 7% loss). Given how I’m still pretty rusty, I doubt I can fly intys anytime soon, so I have an empty slot now with no ships to use. This also used to be my choice when I get picked as capt for recon mode, and now I’m looking for a replacement “capt ship” so to speak.