Hey there people, So I was watching some Planetside 2 videos about the different Jump Jets and came across some very worrying comments regarding comparisons between drifters, defaults, and Icarus'. Here is one particularly worrying one: Quoted verbatum: "Drifter jump jets 4 life. I like drifters just because they are so much more versatile in what you can do with them. -You can use them to scale things though at a much slower pace. -You can use them to travel long distances in the air which is INSANELY useful. -You move faster while drifting than spiriting even with adrenaline pump, meaning you are the fastest infantry unit in the game. -Once you get stilled with them you can use them on the ground with shotguns in combat for extreme strafing speed. -once you master them you can achieve God-tier speed if you can learn to abuse the diagonal turning momentum. I have LITERALLY outran aircraft with this technique using a booster pad, and outran many vehicles on the ground just using the technique by it self. To try this out in its most basic form, attempt to move in a circle with the jets on the ground while staring at the center of the circle you're making and you will see that you start to move EXTREMELY fast." Ok, so this guy clearly has some misconceptions, or I'm totally wrong, but there is NO WAY drifters are better than default, and the same goes for Icarus. Icarus is worse: (Quoted from my comment) There is no way that Icarus is better. Here's why: 1) Versatility. In Planetside you are never able to know what situation you may find yourself in, and, let's face it Icarus jump jets just aren't as versatile as the base jets. They have less horizontal movement, and roughly the same in vertical heigh, the only difference is the time it takes to say scale a wall. However, if that wall is on an incline/slope, or you haven't actually reached it's base, the lack of horizontal movement on the Icarus will mean you will run out of fuel and fall to the ground, just like Icarus did in Greek legend. 2) Price. Default jets cost nothing for the first level, then 30, then 50, then 100, then 200, then 500 certs. This is much less than the BASE COST of Icarus being 100 certs, which is equivalent to level 3 jump jets. If you don't have the certs to spend, Icarus is going to take a long time to upgrade and it will be very expensive, for a sub-par jump jet. The same sort of things can go for drifters disregarding the point about prices. They are only really good at (as far as I know) drifting over tanks and being a C4 fairy. That is ONE SITUATION, and so why would you use drifters otherwise? In my experience all they do is make you more exposed for longer, say if you are climbing a wall, it takes twice as long as with defaults. Honestly, either I am completely wrong ,in which case forgive me, or people haven't used the right jets enough? Let me know guys, Cheers.