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xapocalypseponyx 10-18-2012 09:01 AM

Repulser Beams
 
Playing nothing but PUGs for months now, I've learned to take most happenings in STF's in stride. There's only one thing that really still pisses me off. Take a guess.

Out of hundreds of STFs I can count on one hand, with digits to spare, the number of times a Repulser Beam was 1)needed and 2)actually used correctly. I can recount many more moments of hilarity. Like pushing probes through the portal on KASE (2 points!). Or pushing Raptors towards the Kang. (Turbo fail!)

More often however, it goes like this... Activate TacTeam, Emergency Power to Weapons, Attack Pattern Omega and Rapid Fire. FIRE! And just then, the enemy is pushed a hundred kilometers away. It's at this point I go find something else to do. Unless it's the final boss battle. Then I just shut down the engines and relax. I've grown tired of playing "chase the NPC".

I am not going to kid myself here. I know what I am about to ask will never happen. They will not restrict an ability. Regardless... CAN WE BAN REPULSER BEAMS FROM PVE EVENTS PLEASE!

OK. Maintenance time is almost over. I can go back to watching enemy ships being pushed all over creation.

Good day all.

originalboodah 10-18-2012 09:50 AM

I can honestly say, that some of my builds use repulsor beams, and I commonly use them to "play goalie". ISE or KASE, I've had people who don't know how to use them accidentally push a probe towards the gate, or a nanite probe towards the transformer, and I've used my TBR to push them out of the danger zone. If used properly, they work quite well, and I can usually alternate them with a nice grav well. I don't agree with banning them from PVE, I just wish more people took the time to figure out how to use them.

arleonenis 10-18-2012 01:01 PM

Please don't remind me....

Also those mentioned by you instances aren't the only ones.
I'm flying aoe burst dmg escort. i fire up canon scatter volley 1, torp spread 3 + attack patterns and than i see half of the npcs that were so nicely clustered getting repulsed away from my attack range...

And worst of all this happen quite often even in elitestf channel groups...

<Shiver>

oldkirkfan 10-18-2012 01:57 PM

What abou t those wonderful times when you lay down EWP, or Gravity Well only to have the NPC"repulsed" out of it...?

totallyrolled 10-18-2012 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by xapocalypseponyx (Post 6142941)
Playing nothing but PUGs for months now, I've learned to take most happenings in STF's in stride. There's only one thing that really still pisses me off. Take a guess.

Out of hundreds of STFs I can count on one hand, with digits to spare, the number of times a Repulser Beam was 1)needed and 2)actually used correctly. I can recount many more moments of hilarity. Like pushing probes through the portal on KASE (2 points!). Or pushing Raptors towards the Kang. (Turbo fail!)

More often however, it goes like this... Activate TacTeam, Emergency Power to Weapons, Attack Pattern Omega and Rapid Fire. FIRE! And just then, the enemy is pushed a hundred kilometers away. It's at this point I go find something else to do. Unless it's the final boss battle. Then I just shut down the engines and relax. I've grown tired of playing "chase the NPC".

I am not going to kid myself here. I know what I am about to ask will never happen. They will not restrict an ability. Regardless... CAN WE BAN REPULSER BEAMS FROM PVE EVENTS PLEASE!

OK. Maintenance time is almost over. I can go back to watching enemy ships being pushed all over creation.

Good day all.


Take a power out of pve LMFAO. We pvper's can't even get the devs to take out **** spam p2w consoles from pvp. And you have the nerve to ask them to take a regular power out of pve. What u smoking bro?

bareel 10-18-2012 03:24 PM

Im torn on this subject. For every time I've been annoyed by someone using the ability there was another time where it saved the day so I dunno.

xapocalypseponyx 10-18-2012 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bareel (Post 6152871)
Im torn on this subject. For every time I've been annoyed by someone using the ability there was another time where it saved the day so I dunno.

Wish I could say the same. It's just one idiot after another. Just got out of a great match of KASE, in which Mr. "OMGZORS! I can push things!!!!11eleventy" Pushed Donatra around for 20 minutes. Dead serious.

As stated earlier, I shut them engines down and watched the fun. Every time the group would get around her, whoosh away she went. All that it needed was some classic Benny Hill music and it would have made a great Youtube video.

captainoblivous 10-19-2012 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by xapocalypseponyx (Post 6155181)
Wish I could say the same. It's just one idiot after another. Just got out of a great match of KASE, in which Mr. "OMGZORS! I can push things!!!!11eleventy" Pushed Donatra around for 20 minutes. Dead serious.

As stated earlier, I shut them engines down and watched the fun. Every time the group would get around her, whoosh away she went. All that it needed was some classic Benny Hill music and it would have made a great Youtube video.

That would be hell to actually experience, but I can imagine that it'd be a hilarious watch!

I'm a repulsor user. That said, I'm as careful as I can be with them i.e. watch for GW and tykens that have been thrown down as well as escorts lining up for a run. But generally they are safe to use as long as you follow one simple rule.

Stay directly ahead of the ships to be pushed.


I have to admit that I'm not perfect. There are times where I'm just a tiny bit out of alignment with the targets and I end up either scattering them or pushing them off the plane i.e. upwards or downwards.
And I'll be darned, but sometimes my sense of timing dies and I end up hitting repulsors seemingly at the same instant someone lays down a GW. I don't know about other users, but I get a horrible feeling when I see that it hasn't gone just right :(

cpc2011a 10-19-2012 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by captainoblivous (Post 6171941)
That would be hell to actually experience, but I can imagine that it'd be a hilarious watch!

I'm a repulsor user. That said, I'm as careful as I can be with them i.e. watch for GW and tykens that have been thrown down as well as escorts lining up for a run. But generally they are safe to use as long as you follow one simple rule.

Stay directly ahead of the ships to be pushed.


I have to admit that I'm not perfect. There are times where I'm just a tiny bit out of alignment with the targets and I end up either scattering them or pushing them off the plane i.e. upwards or downwards.
And I'll be darned, but sometimes my sense of timing dies and I end up hitting repulsors seemingly at the same instant someone lays down a GW. I don't know about other users, but I get a horrible feeling when I see that it hasn't gone just right :(

Couldn't have said it better! out of the several Captains I have, only the two Sci's actually use repulsors, and even then typically only during ISN/E when I take up a nanite control role. Ok that's not entirely right, I also use them against cubes, transformers, gates for the extra damage but usually only after getting in a position where my intended target is the only thing the beam(s) hit. I can count the number of times i've needed to use them in Cure on one hand without counting the thumb, GW and tractor beams are enough. Although, yes I have actually needed to push Donatra away from a player holding agro that just wont believe the 5k cloak rule (but even THAT is done by me driving my ship directly in front of said player before hitting the repulsors).

It all comes down to people not thinking before they use them, and yes I'm also one who wont go chasing after a target thats been pushed off into the ruebarb...unless I did the pushing :)

buzzout 10-29-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by xapocalypseponyx (Post 6155181)
Wish I could say the same. It's just one idiot after another. Just got out of a great match of KASE, in which Mr. "OMGZORS! I can push things!!!!11eleventy" Pushed Donatra around for 20 minutes. Dead serious.

As stated earlier, I shut them engines down and watched the fun. Every time the group would get around her, whoosh away she went. All that it needed was some classic Benny Hill music and it would have made a great Youtube video.


This is exactly one of the reasons why we should be allowed to shoot our own teammates.


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