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Join Date: Dec 2012
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# 1990
04-15-2013, 08:04 PM
Originally Posted by fraghul2000 View Post
A torp build will go a long way in that encounter. After being unsatisfied with the performance of my regular escort characters I switched one of my engineers (no projectile spec) to one. 2x rare mk. XI quantums, 2 rare torp doffs, 4 rare mk X quantum consoles, 2x CRF 1, 2x HYIII in a regular 9-console patrol escort. Placed first on CE 5 times in a row so far...
After one last "test run", I'm done with it. I'm going to screw off, collect my shards, and call it a day.

This time, I ran in my mirror Luna-class torpedo boat and used every borderline griefer tactic available, and then some, and still failed to even place. That included dumping spreads of tricobalts and PSW/TBR into groups of shards (to run up my own DPS/kill count and deprive others of the same by knocking surviving shards out of CSV area effect), dropping HYT salvos and my bio-neural into the CE itself, ignoring the shockwave to run up my own HPS, and throwing the odd heal at every escort within range to deprive them of self-HPS score (and kill GDF). Didn't die once, and stayed in the thick of it the entire fight.

At this point, I don't know what else I can possibly do to get the damn accolade and I'm through even trying. I ran a ship and gear setup specifically to exploit the encounter mechanics to the hilt, even going so far as to respec my boffs for the run, and still couldn't outperform the escorts while going out of my way to screw them. And, even having "griefed" others in the course of it is over the line for me. "Working as intended" it may be by nominally giving score to healers and CC'ers, but it's still heavily biased enough towards derpy DPS play to undermine any argument that it's as-intended and fair.