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[Tutorial] What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

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Post time 2012-12-21 22:14 | Show all posts |Read mode
I'm reading up on some KM tactics at school and I read a couple posts about Slingshotting. What is slingshotting and how may I perform this tactic?
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Post time 2012-12-21 22:45 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

Press Z and shoot to your target before you turn back then press C  as you turn away to your target, sound easy? It takes practice to master tis. Or look at the video on you tube nf sling shot.
Hope this help.
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Post time 2012-12-21 22:49 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

A slingshot is a maneuver in order to fire at an enemy target while being in their range for as little time as possible. Its often mentioned for KM because it generally works best when you outrange the enemy.
 
If you imagine 2 ships parallel to each other, but just out of range of each other. Your ship turns to move closer to the enemy, just as you are about to come into range, you turn back. Due to the turning circle, before your ships is actually facing the direction to move further away from the enemy it will become parrallel with the enemy again, hopefully in range, allowing you to fire, while moving back out of range immediately afterwards due to the turning back.
 
So simply, you turn to face the target, then turn back. As your ship follows the circle, you come in range, fire, and go back out of range. Move in, turn back, fire at parallel.
 
One you have fired and are out of range, if youre using a long ship like the H44 then youll probably want to turn back to parallel again as soon as possible so that shots do not hit your end, which may still be in range. Particularly harmful if the shot that hits you is a blockshot.
 
Also, slightly more difficult, if you chose your front and rear guns individually, you can fire your front guns on the way into the turn and fire your rear guns on the way out of the turn while they are closer to the target than they would have been when parallel to the target at the apex of the turn, if that makes sense. That is the only way to claim a range advantage from this maneuver, but requires alot more practise.
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Post time 2012-12-21 23:01 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

enser33]
A slingshot is a maneuver in order to fire at an enemy target while being in their range for as little time as possible. Its often mentioned for KM because it generally works best when you outrange the enemy.
 
If you imagine 2 ships parallel to each other, but just out of range of each other. Your ship turns to move closer to the enemy, just as you are about to come into range, you turn back. Due to the turning circle, before your ships is actually facing the direction to move further away from the enemy it will become parrallel with the enemy again, hopefully in range, allowing you to fire, while moving back out of range immediately afterwards due to the turning back.
 
So simply, you turn to face the target, then turn back. As your ship follows the circle, you come in range, fire, and go back out of range. Move in, turn back, fire at parallel.
 
One you have fired and are out of range, if youre using a long ship like the H44 then youll probably want to turn back to parallel again as soon as possible so that shots do not hit your end, which may still be in range. Particularly harmful if the shot that hits you is a blockshot.
 
Also, slightly more difficult, if you chose your front and rear guns individually, you can fire your front guns on the way into the turn and fire your rear guns on the way out of the turn while they are closer to the target than they would have been when parallel to the target at the apex of the turn, if that makes sense. That is the only way to claim a range advantage from this maneuver, but requires alot more practise.
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Post time 2012-12-21 23:11 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

Found this on the old forum to explain in images what Benser33 just wrote. Step 1
go inwards at a angle as shown in pic

Step 2
Press Z and fire front gun and imediatly turn
Person ure fighting might have fired

Step 3
Keep turning till your back guns are in range

Step 4
Press C and Fire when your tail is closest too enemy. Also turn back to enemy once youve
fire.

Step 5 
You should be sorta like this when your done
Credit goes to TX_Longhorn And also in Gif for movement  Credit goes to Richardphat 
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Post time 2012-12-22 07:56 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

i usually folow up with x, rather than cmakes it easier aniticipate on sudden moves, and it works both ways ( z,x & c,x) 
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Post time 2012-12-22 09:05 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

I've been trying the z c method, but my reaction time is keeping me from being effective. Im going to try the regular method for a while.
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Post time 2012-12-22 10:46 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

andman232]
I've been trying the z c method, but my reaction time is keeping me from being effective. Im going to try the regular method for a while.
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It just takes practise to get right, getting accustomed to it for each individual ships speed and turning circle too.
 
Keep your lines the same length as your range to help guage accuracy. And use the G key liberally, like in the .gif above, to keep track of your situation. You can also watch the ends of your lines to tell when your ship is parallel without checking your ship, though you may want to do so to avoid team damage if things are crowded.
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Author Post time 2012-12-23 22:32 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

Got a lot of great replies, you guys are awesome, thanks!
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Post time 2012-12-30 15:51 | Show all posts

What is slingshotting and how do I do it?

Been trying it and I still cant get it. I hate not being able to learn anything...
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