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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-07-2011, 07:43 AM
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Because instant heals don't keep people alive, resists do. If you are expecting engineering team to "keep someone alive", politely, you are doing it wrong. Not that eng team has anything to do with being an eng captain anyway. Are you criticizing engineers, or engineering team?
I wasn't aware it was a rant, you seem to be the only one getting worked up. Projecting much?
Escort vs escort is is VERY common for there to be a period when the target is not in your direct arc, and half decent escort pilot can abuse firing arcs and get out of the firing line. You cannot "just follow" another escort. It is in this role, as escort neutraliser, that beams can be very effective on an escort by getting above or below them and broadsiding.
That aside, beams are fine on other ships, better suited in fact. I honestly don't know where you are coming from, because you suggest the majority of decent non-escort setups in this game are in fact useless, which is bunk.
What your talking about and what I'm talking about are two different things. You are mixing beams with cannons, I'm talking just a straight beam build on any ship. And no, beams aren't fine. Awhile ago, some person named like 11 of 29 was ranting on how he quit OPVP and how unbalanced the game was because some escort tanked 4 ships. Guess who was piloting that escort ship
And guess what all those ships were using...all lame beams. He accused me of double shielding, I politely told him beams don't do jack for dps and I stand by it.
It's not because I have super shields or double shield or any other lame excuse he can think of, it's simply because beams don't have any punch to them. Sorry, just the way the cookie crumble's. Using beams to just straight dps doesn't work.