Of course, we are talking about the FM. Since the Star Citizen FM was converted to a wasd shooter style of play (face-to-face ToT contests) from the original most beloved WWII dog fighter model(based on the law of uniform circular motion (UCM)) the popularity of PVP has plummeted.
This difference is so stark that dedicated PVPers actually prefer the 3.5DOF FM of Star Wars to Star Citizen’s 6DOF FM. Of course, flying with a gamepad isn’t in the cards for me, but there are a few things to learn here.
Make no mistake, unless you are dedicated FPS you will need to learn to fly. Dog fighting with your favorite buddies is a safe and fun training exercise we usually avail ourselves with using AC’s multi-player free flight mode. In this mode players are free to exit and update their ship’s configuration or change ships with having everyone exit and rejoin (private mode).
If you are lucky, you can turn your training mission into a squadron battle with anyone else that intrudes in your free flight space.