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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
04-08-2012, 07:29 PM
Originally Posted by DKnight1000
People who park and shoot to tank, Either don't know what their doing or are on Normal and used to Elite.

More defense is less incoming damage, less damage means you tank longer with out needing heals.

I'm serious there are people who have complained that if they park in front of the cube and pull agro the cube kills them so the ship should be buffed, so they can't be killed. And the response from the majority of the player base is staying alive takes an effort greater than park and autofire.
You can safely park ~9 km from the gates, though. The gate's weapon ranges seem to be measured from the top bar, but its hit ranges are measured across the entire thing, so there are areas where you can fire at the gate and it can't fire at you.

It's also large enough that there's angles where you can fire both aft beams and fore torpedoes, making bombardment a rather attractive option.