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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
11-04-2011, 08:02 AM
Originally Posted by gx4th View Post
It's called being aware of your surroundings and quick reaction times. It's not hard to retarget a teammate and give him a tac team / tss / extend. If you've seen the veteran pvp cruiser captains who actually know how to support and sustain fire, then you'll have a hard time alpha striking his teammate.

Yes, this goes for both pug play and team play.

I'm guessing you fly fed most of the time? There's a lot of zombie cruisers out there that only care about themselves. They don't know how to function in group play.
My main is KDF Sci flying a carrier. I also play a KDF Tac captain flying a BoP, and a FED Engie flying a dreadnought. I tend to split time between my KDF Tac and the FED Engie. I find the KDF Sci carrier setup too easy so I haven't been playing it lately because when I do I feel guilty.

I've repeatedly used the alpha strike/photonic shockwave tactic with my BoP and seen how effective it is. It's an I-Win if you use it right especially in coordination with another player. Generally targets are dead before they are anyone near them can react. Sure, if you're an good healer with lightning fast reflexes you can sometimes keep your teammate alive but in my experience most people can't or don't.