I run a ship with no energy weapons and huge points in speed, no cloak. I sometime never die a night and when a person locks me down with a well timed alpha companion. I give props.
I have although a escape every 30 sec and put out more dps than a whole team can do a match avrg 800k + evry 15 min. I choose my fight and I choose to risk death, almost never am I a victim of there will, I oppose my will upon the battle field, and pug vs premade cry runner on me I laff. I just replay cant keep up l2p. I know the best and respect them, new f2p people need to get off there premade horse and kneel and open up for a big can of woop a##. Skill has taperd off year after year. Vet have more than just damage and heals.
I have a ship that no one will ever duplicate because they cant. I eat BoP for breakfest and blow them up cloaked. I also know my place, I know my build, I know my opponent off fist alpha and how to adjust. I know when situation arnt good for me and I take advantage of there week links. Just as the new players should relise to switch targets, because point click is not this game.
There is a conter to all, cloack = scan, cloak = Tbr, cloak = follow mine to target, cloak = listen for alpha ( yes you can); the best, like emojoe will 2km drop alpha = death if not prep.
Runner = (all power to engine) omega, engine battery, aux to internal dampeners, speed burst console, evasive.
Cloak is not a i win.
:stepping down from soap box:
What type of ship do you play?
I reach for the stars, but still touch my own heart
Too bad Cryptic stripped names from the topic. I bet some of you posted in that topic.
How long have you been holding on to this little gem of a link?
Feds needs to shut up about this junk. I am a 50/50 fed/klink player. I see nothing super OP about one side or the other in PvP except unfavorable Match Making teams. If you are in a group without the correct counter, then the other side seems OP. Just take your round loss and go own the next round when Match Making gives your side the edge before a shot is fired.
I would say it depends on the ship this foe is flying. And his personal preferences and setup. Good luck on trying to use cloak vs sci ship configured as BoP killer with sensors boosted to maximum and kinetic and/or plasma build. Patrol escort with eng as pilot. Yeah, you may surprise him, but it would be pretty hard to kill him.