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Offline Gooss

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CptTrips, Thanks
« on: July 27, 2020, 06:24:50 PM »
The offline missions are great gunnery practice.  Much more helpful than the circling drones and those are good for practice. 

I use it as a quick and dirty prep for hitting the MA or for when I have a little time to kill.

Thanks for all the work you put into it.

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Offline CptTrips

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Re: CptTrips, Thanks
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 07:17:52 PM »
Awesome.  Thanks for the kind encouragement.

That is exactly what I was hoping they would be good for.  That and as a learning aid for new players.

A new player could fly an hour in the Melee and maybe get a cumulative 4-6 minutes of trigger time.  That is a very inefficient way for them to learn basic gunnery.  They spend most of their time on auto-pilot getting somewhere, get a few squirts, and boom they are back in the tower.  Rinse, repeat.

They can run a offline mission over and over again.  They could get more practice on a maneuvering target in an afternoon than they would get in a month of Melee flying around on auto-pilot.

AI are never going to be a replacement for fighting experience human pilots, but they can help with developing the basic muscle memory of hitting a twisting turning target under g-load.
And they run it over and over again with little time waste.  Try the different planes and get a feel of how they handle. etc.

Now all we need is a new player someday.  ;)  But I'm glad you are getting some use out of it too.  :D



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