Originally Posted by DeclanH
As a side note, I want to buy a joystick and pedals, what game(s) should I get to obtain some dogfighting experience?
EDIT: Re-read your post. Sorry stuffed up there.
Dogfight experience in Star citizen, by all accounts, will be a totally different kettle of fish. True Newtonian physics and added axes of thrust/manoeuvre mean that any terrestrial based combat sim will leave you wanting.
For fast paced stuff, with little in the way of physics, might I recommend something simple, like HAWX 2
Alternatively, the is the fab "lite" sim Flaming Cliffs 3
The down side is you need to own a copy of Lock on: Modern Air Combat (LOMAC)
On HOTAS, depends on how much you want to spend
PC Aviator Australia - The Flight Simulation Company
I have both the Thrustmaster Warthog and Saitek X-52 Pro(not listed here)
The Saitek has some slop in the joystick action (movement in the stick not translated to game), whereas the Warthog is tight, and has the highest resolution tracking on the market. Naturally, you pay for it though.
PC Flight Simulator Rudder Pedals - PC Aviator Australia
I have the Saitek Pro flight pedals, and while they have served me well for over 4 years, so much has been said on the quality of the Saitek Combat pedals. If I had the coin, I'd upgrade to the combat pedals.