Beams are still BS(you know exactly what I mean)
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Join Date: Jul 2012
03-15-2013, 06:44 PM
If you're in a Federation cruiser and you're being taken out by 2 attackers,
you are doing it wrong
. Unless they literally overloaded you with sci spam or other disablers, a competent cruiser PvPer should be able to tank 2-3 attackers for a good while.
As for escorts. . .with evenly matched opponents, I can see a tanky escort (JHAS, Patrol/Advanced escorts) hold off against 2 attackers, at best. If the attackers are crappy at PvP and timing their bursts, it'll take more. Hit 'em with immobilizers, and they'll go down faster.
escort defenses need to be nerfed a bit. That's definitely open to discussion, as some escorts are rather good at tanking when in the right hands.
Instead of screwing around with weapons, we should be taking a look at defensive powers, and re-work the system to make it harder for escorts to tank, making cruisers more valuable both in PvP and PvE. The only reason DHCs even cut through competent defenses in PvP right now is because it's burst damage. Nerf the damage of DHCs, and suddenly everyone's nigh unkillable.