I was one of the lucky few to obtain subspace jump and as an escort I always meet the enemy head on.
When I'm playing stf mission khitomer accord I fly right towarsds the scimitar all guns blazing. But when the scimitar fires it's torpedo spred I'm always going down.
So I figured using subspace jump to go behind the enemy when I see the torpedoes cominng will take me out off the blast area. So i jumped and had 3 or 4 seconds of smugness until the torpedoes detonated around me after I jumped and still ended up dead.
Use Tac Team Emergency power to shields and brace for impact when you see the torps coming and keep turning your ship so that one shield doesn't take all the torps. That should stop you from dying from that attack.
Even though it was advertised as breaking the targeting lock, it's not listed that way in the "official" description, nor has it ever broken the target lock since it's release.
It's a cool manuever, but it won't stop them shooting at you or cause incoming fire to miss you.
In other words...it's kinda useless, IMOHPO.
We are the Dead
join date Aug 2008
As everyone else said, the torpedoes track you as I found out in one painful fight with a D'deridex. It launched three heavy plasmas and I simply jumped my Defiant behind the D'deridex, only ot find the torpedoes turn around make their march right into my face since I was heading straight at them at this point...
I am the STO Lorax. I picked myself up and left, until the day the fun is replanted.
Targetable torpedoes (the Heavy Plasma, Tricobalt, and Bio-neural torpedoes) seem to operate by slightly different rules, since they are treated more like mines than regular torpedoes by the game engine (since they are targetable objects with hit points, etc.) They have a finite lifespan--the torpedo does have to cross the distance between the launcher and the target at a finite speed, and if it can not do this within a set number of seconds, the torpedo will die. Stacking Evasive Maneuvers with a Shield Battery or Emergency Power to Engines 2/3 or Aux. to Inertial Dampers 2/3 can let you lead an incoming torpedo on a merry chase until it dies. The important thing is to STAY moving--just dodging and then coming to a stop is useless, because the torpedo will chase you until it either catches you or runs out of time.
Targetable torpedoes also seem to lose their lock if you get out of range (i.e. more than 10.0 km away from the TORPEDO, not the launcher). If that is correct, then if you are targeted by one and more than about 7.5 km away from the enemy, the way to escape it would be to hit Evasive Maneuvers, turn tail, and run directly away from the enemy.