Anti Cannon Defense for Bigger Ships
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Join Date: Dec 2012
12-30-2012, 07:38 AM
I have been reading rather than commenting here as I have much to learn in pvp yet.
I do like tractoring escorts, and though I play defensive I do move straight to the escort that killed me last and put a tractor on him, so I know exactly where he is in the match.
Sometimes it means my death again, but when I say defensive I mean staying alive
, yet doing what I can. I did like the target engines idea really, I haven't tried that yet, I've got target shields instead so that is a nice quick swap. I may swap out tet for polaron as that will further weaken engines, which against escorts I think may help more than shields? Although being able to negate their turn rate by removing shields on all sides + shield attacks, is a really nice boon, plus they often don't realise i'm doing it till its too late.
Thank you very much for this crash course. I do some of the things listed here but not many, some of the terms are also over my head but I am researching
With your help I tanked 3 players in the arena successfully the other day in a wait for it... dreadnaught, it infuriated them all so much they just focused on me while the rest of the team killed the 2 they were engaged with, then whittled the three on me down to nothing
. Then there was cussing and such at the end of the match as nobody was expecting it, but for the first time I survived like a tank and was very happy, overall my survivability has gone right up already. I thought i was finished when I saw the 3rd player on a 90 degree angle to me (2 behind) but just survived. To be able to hold two on me the whole match, while giving support where I can, is usually my aim at the moment.
All I need is to be able to draw fire like that alot, but that will be another thread down the line, how to make sure I am the main target of the pvp match. I find tractors, and venting warp out the rear helps to draw fire pretty quick. Also if you sit your hull on 90%+ ish people like to target you as you look weakened.
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