Has anybody witnessed how it takes a hit yet? Or better yet, how it hits?
I've only seen one...period...and that was a Sci Corvette in a CCE/CEE. I didn't really pay much attention to it...I tend just to fly around in a circle around the entity while reading the forums or whatever is going on in OPvP. Was on my team though, and I don't remember it blowing up - while the other three folks did...often. That could just be the player though and doesn't really offer any info on the ship...
Willard the Rat & Crew
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One of my fleet mates cashed in and had it within a couple days of the event going live. He plays a lot but doesn't play at a high level or really PvP, so I wouldn't call it a thorough test. He was able to get it up to some ridiculous speeds without even making any special effort to do so. None of us could catch him in a flat out race even running 100 engine power and an engine battery. I was the only real PvP player among the group we were goofing around with, so I was able to pop him pretty much at will. People more on his skill level though, it was clear it was giving him an advantage he otherwise wouldn't have had. He tanked a guy's Fleet Regent for like half an hour.