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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 7
09-13-2012, 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by lordfuzun View Post
I think good way explain ships combat styles if a couple of heavy weight boxers. Cruisers are like Rocky Balboa from the Rocky movies. Rocky basically takes massive amounts of punishment while delivering crushing damage himself. Basically he just out lasts his opponents. While Escorts are more like Mohammad Aly in his prime. "Float like a butterfly. And sting like a bee." Except these bees stings are packs with anti-matter warheads. Cannons has faster damage drop off over distance then beam weapons. So Escorts will do best damage by getting in close and unleashing the punishing volleys. And then pulling out fast before the heat gets too much.
Or think of it as Warrior vs Thief.