Back to the thread. Rail guns are the best weapons in ED dialing them in with so many engineering possibilities. They even work against Thargoids. Just my opinion.
Other players may not agree with you. With fixed weapons mice are much more accurate with MANY posts on the Forum for years.
Accessing the bindings between a mouse, a keyboard, a HOTAS and say an old Logitech G13 works as long as they are all connected when a player starts ED. Your turn.
[just_confess_mice_are_unqustionably_superior_you_acknowledging_they_have_advantages_isnt_enough_but_heres_a_blurb_to_dress_it_up_chummy].. Do you agree?
My HOTAS is old and I've got a few deadzones to compensate for drift. Unfortunately, some of them have had to be increased over time.HOTAS and rails do work well together, provided there is not a whole lot of deadzone added to the stick. Fine movements of the stick paired with anticipating enemy movements give good results without having to rely on keyboard and mouse.
Unfortunately, Elite places a much greater emphasis on tanking instead of skillful flying with the insane HP bloat and plethora of auto-tracking weaponry. While I am very capable of staying out of my opponent's fixed (and even gimballed) firing arc, I will be hit at some point during an engagement especially when turrets are considered (and they seemingly are a staple for NPCs). The vast majority of times I lose my shield are when I'm chewing through a ship's Powerplant from behind while eating its turret fire or its wingmate's fire, which is why I opt for more HP and less speed overall.Flying a ship in ED is totally all about understanding the universe you are flying in, the capabilities of the ship you are flying and the dangers you will encounter. Always be alert per your situational awareness. Engineering your ship and weapons makes this a lot easier. With excellent pilot skills a player doesn't need hull, module or Guardian shield reinforcements. Flying better than anyone else in the game wins. It totally upsets PvPers outlying them in a Type-6. Awesome flying skills does this.Less skills add expensive defense options to your ship. Enjoy.
I used to be absolute trash with rails... but then I tried AX combat.Can I clarify and state that I failed to land a single shot with the railguns?
There were a couple of Asp Scouts I did manage to kill in the same session. Not sure if that means I'm not that bad with railguns or if it just shows how terrible the Asp Scout is.
My friends bagged the kill without me even aggroing the target. Incidentally, I was so focused on trying to line up the shots that I failed to notice that heat damage had destroyed most of the ship's modules- including life support. Forgot to screenshot that, sadly.
I'm a decent PVE pilot normally, I found my seeming ineptitude with railguns to be highly amusing.
I don't have a particular stance on the HOTAS vs. M&K debate, but I do use a HOTAS and I don't have issues landing precise rail shots in my FAS. I need to practice more to obtain the same precision in my Eagle... something about the Eagle's (somehow) worse yaw rate keeps throwing me off.HOTAS controls are awful at this. Awesome for flying but awful for precise targeting. Bind your fire controls to the mouse much more accurate and the HOTAS fire buttons still works. Most serious players using fixed weapons fire with a mouse. It is a game actually designed using a mouse then added HOTAS support later. Trust me a basic mouse works better than the most expensive joystick you ever purchased. Go figure.
On the other hand if you are awful with a HOTAS or a mouse then learning to play a piano it is about practice, practice and did I mention practice? I can play piano and keyboards no problem with many styles. Then I tried guitars and don't think that my medium fingers are lone enough. Oh well.
Agree on the Eagles - especially with Enhanced Performance Drives. It's possible to get used to the insane pitch rate after some time...Also, you need to have a stable platform, and Eagles are not the most stable ones
I'll toss the FAS in there as well. Stupidly smooth and stable for the rotationals you get.Bricks like the Dropship or a Gunship are awesome vessels to learn the ropes on.