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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-16-2011, 11:56 AM
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If torps that can one shot you, are not a concern for you, your running a better setup than I. (details please)
The point defense system is only good for a short time and only once every 2min. the automated defense battery is always active, you don't have to press a button to make it work and some times it will attack another ship if your close enough. It makes me smile seeing that X takes 45plasma damage from automated defense. Thinking to my self. "Oh it's trying to help"
I'm still concerned about things that can 1-shot me, but usually High Yield Plasma Torpedoes aren't that dangerous. I already mentioned that I'm using an RCS console to enhance my turn rate and sometimes, when in the right mood even Aux2Damp. My engine power setting is usually around 40 and 50 which gives me some 60 up to more than 70 actual output. If your camera doesn't sit too close on your ship, you see them soon enough and can turn around for a quick cannon burst. For boss fights, just be outside torpedo arcs.
I could use the Automated Defense System, but I don't like to give up a tactical console slot for it. The Point Defense System is there for emergencies, which are usually when I have to catch aggro to protect another escort or take out a group of probes immediatly, not so often to shoot down an incoming plasma torp.
I'm quite sure my setup is not really better than yours, probably just geared more towards maneuverability.