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MB_Avro_UK
03-02-2006, 05:49 PM
Hi all,

Is your reflex/reaction time important in this sim ??

If it is,please post why.And if not ditto.

I have my own opinions but I will hold fire for the time being http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

msalama
03-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Yes,they are vital. But I will hold fire for the time being http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Treetop64
03-02-2006, 06:00 PM
Relying on "Reflexes" depends too much on being "Reactive" instead of being "Proactive" in a fight. If you're using good reflexes, that only means you're prolonging the process of getting killed while trying to save your hide.

If I never use "reflexes" in a fight, then that is a good thing. Ideally, I'd only want to employ anticipation, cunning, tactics, and the trigger button!

Dig?

danjama
03-02-2006, 06:44 PM
My answer begins in a Y but ends in O

Brain32
03-02-2006, 07:07 PM
Deflection shooting anyone? Not to mention everything else, ofcourse they are vital(IMO).

icrash
03-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Making sure I'm paying attention is more important. I sat there going 'that is so cool' as the enemy tracers wizzed by the canopy. By the time it clicked as to what was going on, I didn't have enough time to react and wound up as a kill marker on somebody's plane.

DarkCanuck420
03-02-2006, 11:29 PM
here is a little reflex test for you. US airforce are supposed to be able to achieve a couple of minutes on this test. my best is over 22 seconds. i tried again after a few drinks, lets just say that my score deminished.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html (http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Epontipak/redsquare.html)

Slechtvalk
03-03-2006, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by DarkCanuck420:
here is a little reflex test for you. US airforce are supposed to be able to achieve a couple of minutes on this test. my best is over 22 seconds. i tried again after a few drinks, lets just say that my score deminished.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html (http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Epontipak/redsquare.html)

That test on how well you score depends on how slow or fast your computer is.
So when you got and old pentium II you can do it for a couple of minutes and when you got for example an AMD 3500+ 20-23 seconds is about the max you can score.

HART_dreyer
03-03-2006, 03:17 AM
No, having superb reflexes is not necessary to be a good combat pilot. It's always an advantage, but it is not vital.

DaimonSyrius
03-03-2006, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Is your reflex/reaction time important in this sim ??

If it is,please post why.And if not ditto.

I have my own opinions but I will hold fire for the time being http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Reflex/reaction time (not the same thing, but anyway) is very important in life, generally. As in, for instance, staying alive with all bones intact.

More specifically to the point, reflexes (and their proper timing) are indispensable to not smash your keyboard when you want to just push a key. A similar reasoning could be applied to joystick operation.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Cheers,
S.

Lucius_Esox
03-03-2006, 03:51 AM
All things being equal having better one's wont do you any harm,, but not essential.

rnzoli
03-03-2006, 05:39 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Is your reflex/reaction time important in this sim ??
Important.... for what?
Turn & Burn = Yes, you have to follow quickly the opponents each move.
Boom & Zoom = No, if you make rapid movements, you may bleed too much energy.
Bombing = No, it is more important to be patient while you climb to 30k feet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif