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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
02-02-2010, 10:42 AM
Originally Posted by Tsvaox
talked to a nice fellow in game the other night who was saying even tanking in a cruiser is challenging because of the poor turn rate you cannot switch which side your enemy is hitting you on fast enough to maximize shield usage.

Is this correct?
It takes some getting used to the sluggish turn rate, but experienced cruiser captains like myself will make use of the throttle controls, particularly quick bursts of reverse to turn.

Now if you were fighting a smart and very maneuverable enemy, I could see how this could be done, but in the PvE and PvP content I have done, you should be able to turn quick enough to counter the big attacks.

And there is always Evasive Maneuvers if you need to turn really, really fast.