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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 2030
04-23-2013, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ferdzso0 View Post
a half decent player (5-6k dps) can defend against bops and raptors (with a hint of cc you dont even need help on the first spawns), while the rest do rml (it will be slow, if those have crap dps, but that is doable, and not hard)

also I feel old for knowing that ancient tactic you are talking about. that is already proven to be inferior to mrrmll even on bad teams (and technically mrrmll is for bad teams)
Observation in PUG says otherwise-most of the time, the "DPSiest" ships will be working probes/cubes, leaving some sad-sack who's either carrying lots of injuries, or running a beam cruiser, to try and cover the Kang. (and the DPS guys are sending ME tells because I keep breaking off to bail him out...blech.)

Notably this happens far less often with mostly-Klink teams, and hells yes, MRRMLL works well-but it's EASIER to get people to use the 'old system' than it is to explain (esp. to shake-n'-bake Admirals) MRRMLL and what it means-esp. when some High-DPS in an Escort kicks the timer and goes off to try and zipper it RML without a word-which usually fails the mission in about 2-5 minutes because the new guys who've only done Cure Nerf usually follow this guy's lead, and ignore one or more of the approach avenues.

RML ONLY WORKS WITH AN EXPERIENCED TEAM, one that's in good condition (no injuries on anybody) running the right gear, at the right power settings, with the right Bridge officers and Duty officers.

MOST of the PUG players don't have that, and probably WON'T have it until they've spent a few weeks refining their builds, and learning in repeated mission-fails what NOT to do, carry, or use.
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."