Fed Space PvP: Basic Tips from a Survivor
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-30-2012, 08:17 AM
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Just because your tactics didn't work doesn't mean tactics don't matter or that ships are unbalanced. There are issues with broken console powers but again, that isn't a ship issue. Hop in a BoP and see for your self. My Escort, even my Galaxy-R, can last significantly longer than 10 seconds against a BoP. Other better people can not only survive 2 or 3 BoPs but even kill some.
Don't give up on tactics just because yours didn't work. It takes practice. Maybe seek some help in this forum or even this thread.
I didn't realize BoPs were a big deal. They usually don't kill me unless I'm already distracted. I've survived 3 on 1 ambushes plenty of times and vaporizing a lone BoP in an ambush is like eating cake. The trick is to survive their first volley of attacks which is always the most brutal, if you have strong enough defenses to make them blow that, you have a win.
Pop all you defensive shield/damage reducing powers the instant you start taking damage, before you even lock on to the threat if you have to. If done properly you usually can whether most assaults 1 on 1 with a fair ammount of health left. After that initial barrage, everything the BoP throws out will on be weaker, so if you've handled that and kept your cool it's now time to blow your offensive cooldowns on him.