So far I have only played with my son, and we don't have much in the way of ships, but I do like the mental exercise of x-wing theory as I hope to play more competitively. My question is what happens if one or the other player tries to bank and turn for a diagonal flank approach? Is jousting considered the best opening play in the overall game meta?
Yes, I realize that as a rookie pilot, banking and juking to out flank is pretty advanced flying. That's a lot of the fun to me though. Recreating the classic shot from RoTJ of the Falcon racing through the tie swarm is a big part of the draw. Related topic, is there a flight school or 'top gun' thread with tips on using the banks and turns and how they affect your arcs as well as formation flying?