||02-12-2013 01:37 PM
Let Me Go - or - how to escape tractor beams? (closed, necro)
I could use collective wisdom on how to deal with tractor beams. Zooming along in cuiser *ha* and enemy ship gets close and wham see that green trail from borg cube to my ship. I hit polarize hull and evasive action and pull free if those skills are ready. I would like to get a better understanding of how to more effectively deal or in some cases apply tractor beams effectively.
1) Limited range - I believe tractor beams have a range of 5-6km. So keeping your distance could be effective .. never get too close for them to catch you!
2) Polarize hull - science boff - grants resistance to tractor beam grabs but it does not set you fully free (wording of power needs to be changed). You might gain some small movement but without massive output from engines your still moving at crawl. Evasive action and polarize hull have let me squirm out from many tractor beams but when I had three tractor beams stacked on me it only gave me minimum movement. (Would an engine battery or Auxiliary to Dampers help with dealing with tractor beams?)
3) Attack Pattern Omega - not tried it but in reading it allows escapes or defense against tractor beams.
Besides the above method and blowing up the tractor beamer .. are there any other ways of dealing with tractor beams? thanks in advance